Random stuff bout Me, Chad, Shelby or anything else I feel like talking about

Saturday, May 26, 2012

S'more Good!

Nothing ends a nice, sunny Washington day like sitting around a bonfire roasting 'shmallows! And I love me some s'mores! The ooey, gooey yumminess of the marshmallows, melting the hershey's chocolate. YUMMY!!

A few issues with a fire though.
  1. This one was VERY hot. So much so that Chad donned his welder's apron and fireman gloves
  2. I singed off a few arm hairs just trying to get my marshmallow close enough to even brown it
  3. You are either too hot or too cold
  4. The smoke burns your eyes
  5. I now smell like smoke (either that or my house is on fire and I really hope it's not that!)
I ate three of these suckers. Is that bad?? They are kind of small though right? I mean really, it's only half of the graham cracker right? So really I only had one and half. And that is better than three!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Kids Grow Up Way too Fast

So Shelby was telling me today that one of her friends wants to kiss a boy. Pass me the smelling salts! I am going to faint! Luckily Shelby says that kissing boys sound icky but still....

Part of me kind of finds it fun to here about the boy Shelby has a crush on as I can live vicariously through her but it must stop there! She can like boys from afar! That is it!!

I was watching the MTV show "16 and Pregnant" the other day. Not sure why I watch this show since I get so angry at those kids for being so stupid and getting pregnant in the first place. Then it makes me realize that either 1) I had the best behaved baby EVER because I don't remember any sleepless nights or 2) I have blocked out those years because I was just too sleep deprived to remember squat. It is sad that they are innocent little babies for such a short time and that the time just goes way to fast.
Shelby 2002
Shelby 2012

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I just have to brag about my little girl. Or should I say my young lady? She is just growing up and becoming so smart!

So Shelby started piano lessons about 6 weeks ago. The piano showcase for students was this past Sunday. Her teacher told her that she didn't have to participate since she hadn't been taking lessons that long but Shelby wanted to.

Okay so let's pause here for a minute so that I can explain a little something. Neither Chad or I like attention. We don't want to be the center of attention, we don't like being up on stage, we don't like performing. So imagine our surprise when Shelby willingly wanted to be in the recital!

So her teacher let her pick from a few songs. Nothing too hard - Yankee Doodle Dandy and Hot Cross Buns. Compared to what others played, it was no Mozart or Beethoven but I was SO proud of her!

So I guess I should not have been too surprised a few days later by what she did.

So...her bus stops at the end of our road around 3:50. I got there at 3:51. I didn't see the bus heading down the road and I didn't see any kidlets walking down the road so I figured the bus hadn't come yet. So I sat, and sat and sat. I didn't want to drive down to the house in case the bus hadn't come yet but what else could I do?

Well right about this time in my thoughts my cell phone rang. I thought it was Chad because his picture popped up (but only because the home number is attached to his contact in my phone). It was Shelby! She goes "Where are you mommy? I'm home" Oh the relief I felt!! She wasn't even phased by having to walk home. She just did it, let herself in the house, brought in the packages on the front porch, even let the dog out and then grabbed her phone book that had my cell number in it and called me!

I am just so proud of her! I am a bit sad as well though because, well, it means my little girl is growing up and I don't like the thought of that.

I mean I stopped aging, why can't she??