1st day of Kindergarten

Penny started Kindergarten today! We made this cute sign that I found on Pinterest 
about what she wanted to be when she grows up. 

She picked out her Hello Kitty dress, some black bike shorts, her sparkly black bobs 
and then a white headband. She looked fabulous!

On the way to school she realized she left her apple, that was 
for her teacher (yes, cliche), at home. Oh boy. The tears started to flow and I had to 
stop at the store and grab a new apple! All better now. 

I hope she has a great day at school and I know she will be a great 
student this year. The kid has a hunger for learning. 

And now a photobomb. 

And now for some random information so I can remember this
day for forever and ever. The date is August 23, 2012. Penny's
teacher is Mrs. Lindsey Riser. She sits on the row closest to the 
teachers desk which is probably for the best cause she is a 
talker! There is a cute little boy who sits to one side of her
and the other child wasn't there yet for the other side! There
is a bunch of kids in her class but I didn't count how many! 
Luke and Marley Jo from last year are in her class but
they are the only two. 

Well it sure has been a pretty long time since I have posted anything. 

I have been a busy bee since the last time I was on. I moved, had a new baby, and Lee went to work again as a pipeliner. Life has been hectic and I love (almost) every minute of it. 

I don't have a camera anymore tho I will remedy that as soon as I can. It was stolen, or something..it is a very long story and not one I want to air on my blog. 

Penny starts Kindergarten tomorrow. She is so very excited. Her teacher is Lindsey Riser and when we were talking about how she was getting a new teacher she had a million and one questions. 

"Is Mrs. Riser nice?" Yes.
"Do you know her?" Yes. We went to school together.
"Is Mrs. Bain going to be there?" Yes Mrs. Bain is going to be greeting her new class of students.
"Can I go give Mrs. Bain a hug?" Yes you can but you have to be very quick. 
"Are you going to hug Mrs. Riser?" Um. No? We are friends but we don't feel the need to hug.

Zoey cried so much about the fact that she is still not old enough to go to school. She misses the cutoff date by a few months. She is MORE than ready for school as she is very mature and very smart, but it just isn't going to happen this year. She just cried and cried. I bribed her by telling her we were going to go shopping for a birthday present, just me and her. 

Josie and Colt probably won't even notice Penny is missing. I will notice though. She is such a big helper and she is an overall great kid. She does have some enormous attitude but I sort of like it! 

Pictures to come tomorrow. You will have to excuse the terrible cell phone pictures.

Oh Zoey-isms

"I got full of poop in my belly."

this kid is a mess.


Zoey-isms just sat up in my lap and said "mom there's nothin in my hands" and then flopped back down.



Is getting so big and cute! She is the sweetest thing and rarely cries unless she is super hungry. She is tipping the scales at just about 14 lbs but I will know for sure tomorrow. She has to get shots.

She finally cutting a tooth and it is Sharp as all get out! I don't know how she still manages to chew on her hands! Ouch!

Whalin Family!

Yes I am finally getting around to blogging these after almost a week! Let me say some of them are picture perfect(is that a pun? if so pun intended!!)!

C & L were GREAT and their two little boys were a barrel of fun! Well Big Brother was and Little Brother mostly slept!

Anywho, on to the goods!

Another day.

Hi guys. I haven't wrote in a week or so because I have been busy. Or lazy. Probably the latter. But I'm good, the kids are good, and Lee is good. All good here.

To recap things I have done since I was last here I shall make a list. I LOVE lists. I mean, who doesn't? If in fact you do not like lists, go away. It's list time. By the way it is a highly unorganized list which isn't like me at all!

* Lee, the girls, and myself went to the river yesterday to swim. We were going to go to the lake but the river was closer and we had to drive right over it to get to the lake so we just stopped there instead. Let me tell you it was a good choice on my part. The river wasn't flowing very fast and where we were at there is a short stretch of  1-2 foot deep rapids with slow pools above and below. Usually we swim below the rapids and the ground under the water is all mushy and makes you wish you wore tennis shoes. But this time we swam above the rapids and the ground was big round river rocks and soft silt. It was wonderful. Not over my head tho it was close a couple times! The girls played in the rapids watching minnows and then got in there tubes and swam right out to where we were. Which was very surprising because they are usually timid about that sort of thing. They had so much fun! Even Josie got into the water and she loved it. She did not however like the fact that she spit her binky out and it was floating around. thankfully we had it on a strap so it didn't get far. I laid her back in the water and she just floated around with her eyes all scrunchy. Yesterday was just a great day. I didn't take my camera tho and now I regret it. Lee and I are both super sunburned but the girls just got tanner. Is that even a word??

* I got new furniture. A brown leather sectional. Although I'm pretty sure it isn't real leather. Who cares it looks nice!

I think that is all I have to say today. Not a lot but it is pretty early and the girls woke me up a couple times last night.