Monday, November 30, 2009

You are my sunshine...

You are my sunshine...
Originally uploaded by MrsSuperSpy
My sweet girl smiling in the sunshine...

She brings a smile to the face of everyone she meets.

Has never met a stranger.

Does not discriminate when passing out the smiles, waves and "hi's".

Be it an elderly lady or a tattooed biker dude.

She loves them all.

And we all love her...

Friday, November 20, 2009

Jesse is October's Student of the Month!

...and I have the bumper sticker to prove it!

It was a nice ceremony and his teacher gave a little speech. She said how she had been waiting for Daddy to come home to name Jesse S.O.M. Which was a relief to him because the poor boy was getting so discouraged that he hadn't been all of what? 2 prior months? LOL! Anyway, she said a lot of nice things about him and then she told everyone about how much Jesse liked Abraham Lincoln. She said "Jesse knows a lot about Abraham Lincoln. Jesse, why don't you share something with all of us?" Swoosh....and she put the microphone up to my 5 year old's face. Without missing a beat he replied..."Abraham Lincoln was our 16th President". It was amazing! If my teacher had done that to me while in Kinder I would have hid behind my Mom and cried. I am so thankful that he is so confident and secure. What a wonderful way to be able to go through school!

We are so proud of our little man. He is smart and happy and just a great little person. And, I think he's pretty cute, too, but I'm just his Mom.

We Love You, Jesse!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Happy Veterans Day!

My father-in-law, Nacho, joined Sam and I at the boys school yesterday! Jesse had asked him to come speak to his class about being a veteran and Nacho was kind enough to accept. He stopped at our house and picked up Sam and I on his way. We headed to PJ's class first since I had an appointment to teach Junior Achievement. We were a few minutes early so his teacher asked Nacho to speak to her class for a bit while they had their snack. He had brought along a few pictures, so she showed them to the class while he told them about what he had done while in the service. PJ's class was very impressed with all of the places Nacho had lived while in the military. Ms. C pulled down the world map and he spent a couple of minutes pointing at places around the world where he had been. By about the 5th or 6th location you could hear the kids starting to say "whoa!". haha They were very impressed. They asked a few questions and then Nacho sat with Sami while I did the JA lesson.

After 3rd grade we headed to lunch with the kindergarteners! We even sat at the little table with them in the cafeteria. The boys eat at about the same time, so when PJ came in he came and sat with us, too. I thought it was great! Loud and busy, but super fun! While we were eating the kids really wanted to talk to us. They kept telling us little bits of information; they had been talking about veterans and looking at some of the things Jesse had brought in before lunch. The funniest thing, though, was when I heard a little girls voice say "Mr. Nacho? Are you going to go to the playground with us?"

After the kids had a few minutes to run around on the playground they came in and got ready to listen to "Mr. Nacho". Jesse took a bag full of things that his grandfather had given him to school with him that day. They had already seen and talked about all of that, so while we were there Jesse got to stand up front and hold up the pictures Nacho had brought. They were pictures of him in the tower where he was an air traffic controller. The little kids were a bit confused with all the buttons. But mostly, they wanted to know about guns. Guns and uniforms. haha But, mostly guns. Nacho tried to explain to them that the military was formed so that people wouldn't have to fight and use guns, but I'm not sure it went through their little heads. Shortly after he said that one little boy raised his hand and announced that his Dad was a Ninja...

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

11 months!

Our sweet Samantha is 11 months old. She is doing so great! She is just a wonderful little person. She loves people. Doesn't know a stranger. And is easily the happiest child I have ever met.

She has discovered that she loves tomato sauce. Lasagna, pizza, ravioli...loves them all. Can't get enough of them. But, she will really eat just about anything.

We are still waiting on her to start moving. She reaches and somehow scoots a few feet over a matter of time. But, no crawling. She just doesn't seem to have anywhere she wants to go. She has a constant stream of live entertainment that comes to her! Why go anywhere when everyone comes to you? :)

Most exciting this month was the fact that Daddy came home! Pete had a mandatory training for work and was gone for 9 long weeks. When he came back it was apparent that Sami did not recognize him. But, it didn't really matter. He carried her through the airport and she made no objection. They spent the remainder of the week getting reacquainted and now you can just see her light up when Daddy is near. So, I guess I am back to being second in line around here!

We are now busy getting ready for her big birthday celebration. I'm working on her invites and her special cupcake dress. I just can't wait!

I'm sure there are many things I forgot to mention, but Daddy's homecoming really was the highlight of our month. And, I seem to have forgotten most everything else because of that.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween 2009

Originally uploaded by MrsSuperSpy
Miss Samantha in her Halloween outfit at brother's school.

(If you click the picture it will take you to the other Halloween pictures!)