These are pictures of the kids and I at 2 of their field trips this year. I went with Trace's first grade to Lowry state park in Tampa and I went with Hannah's second grade class to Oleno State Park for a Thanksgiving lunch and fun day. I love that I am able to participate in all these things with them. I wish I could do more and spend more time at the school with them, but unfortunately I'm the money maker in our little family...and I have 2 very hungry bottomless pit stomachs to feed...boy I cannot imagine how much Trace will be eating in a few years...he already eats more than I do.
I will be going with Hannah's class next month to Seaworld for there end of the year field trip. We have season passes to Busch Gardens and Seaworld and we will actually be there the week before to spend the day with some friends visiting from Kokomo, Indiana..Kelly and her twin girls Carly and Shelby. We haven't seen them in almost a year since we were in New York last summer for my Aunt Theresa's wedding. We are excited!!
The kids and I went to Busch Gardens over their spring break which was lots of fun and I will post about later when I can find the the time to upload my pictures.
While we were on spring break we took our first trip of the summer to the BEACH!!!! Now let me tell you I love the BEACH and so do the kids. There is nothing better than feeling the sand between your toes, feel the sun on your skin and the ocean breeze on your face. We are BEACH bums and sun worshippers...we do use alot of sunscreen because we are Floridians and would prefer to avoid skin cancer.
We went to the beach with my best friend LeighAnn and her son Mason and my really really great friend Jenn and her little girl Cate who is 2. The kids had a blast..we all did. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and is was truly a wonderful start of our summer!!!
|Trace, Mason and Hannah|
|What a sky!!!|
As I am sure you noticed in the picture above that adorable monkey is Hannah's Pinky. She is obsessed with her "babies" all monkeys and she coddles them at different times sometimes more than one. Right now Pinky is the apple of her eye and she refuses to leave home without her. I even have to kiss them all goodnight.
My poor Hannah leaves herself open to torment by her brother when she leaves her "baby" alone. We have had screaming and tears when Trace threatens to "hurt" it. Its funny but also sad... Its hard to explain..poor baby I get on to Trace because he is the same way about his Lego's.
She is definitely compulsive about them, but that is Hannah's nature...along with sucking her thumb which I have tried everything under the sun to get her to quit. Splints, showing her pictures of buck teeth, band aids, polish...nothing works. I can only imagine.......
Oh goodness school...math class...uggghhhh... So one thing I regret is that I didn't finish college many many years ago.... I am grateful I work for the University and get paid very well and have 10 years with the State of Florida, but I do want to finish college. For myself and to set an example for my children. HOWEVER, Math is not my favorite subject. As a matter of fact its my absolute least favorite. There is less than 2 weeks left of this semester with a graphing exam on Thursday and our final next Thursday...I am proud to say I have an A plus in the class so far and I am happy!!! Not overly confidant as I still have 2 more exams but pleased with myself. This summer I am going to take a writing class and a science probably Earth/Space.
I have some amazing friends and family. Two important ladies in my life I mentioned above are LeighAnn whom I have been friends with for 17 years and Jenn.... They are a great support and of course we have lots of fun together. I have so many ideas and plans and pictures I want to share...I have to pace myself...anyways here we are....
|LeighAnn and I|
|Jenn and I|
Oh my goodness...I went on my Myspace yesterday...first time in I don't know how many years. I cannot believe I remembered my password...I know why I didn't delete it when I switched to facebook...THE PICTURES!! Oh the kids were so cute and so little...I loved looking back on them...I have started to download them off the site so I can delete that profile...makes me worry hackers and all that.
Facebook...I am not really sure how I feel about it ...Its great to share pictures and follow and keep in touch with friends and family, but the drama and drama...I just shake my head...words cannot...forget it I'm out of words....
Pinterest = Addiction!!! Love it...cannot get enough of it...I have spent to many hours on it and have lost whole afternoons to it...I feel withdrawals after a few days and miss it.... I'm smiling just thinking about how crazy this must read, but I welcome it!!!
We are involved in the Relay for Life again this year... This is the first year for the team I am on Team Junction and surprising we are #1 in money raised so far. I think last total was almost $3,000. The walk is in May...The Fight against Cancer is very dear to my heart and that of many people and I am very happy to be involved in this with my community. Hannah's girl scout troop is also involved and they will be there setting up and taking down.
I think this is it for today...except a last look at my lovies....We were on our way to Busch Gardens last month...
Until next time...... Anita