Friday, November 21, 2008

Busy, Busy, Busy

I know I haven't posted in a couple of weeks, so here is the lowdown:

Dave and I made it through finals! I ended up with a B in all 3 of my classes, so I was pretty excited. I ended writing an extended play review for my final in Theatre. It was a good excuse to bring out the old videos of the musicals from my high school days and take a little trip down memory lane as I reviewed them. (we did an exceptional job)

I am currently back working at Sears portrait Studio over the Christmas Holidays. This is my 3rd year back and I really enjoy it. It's nice to have a job where I basically have no responsibilites. Plus the extra Christmas cash and the picture discount (75% off) is nice too!

We are excited for this weekend, because on Saturday Dave is going to go pick up our new 50" TV (it was our Christmas gift for each other) and our friends Doug and Jen and their 4 kids are coming over to our house (Doug is helping Dave carry the big TV) .

Andrew is slowly getting better. He is working on finding his calm place (don't we all need a calm place?) and is doing better with following the rules at home. He had a big breakthrough last night when he told the truth the FIRST time he was asked about stealing some cookies out of the cupboard. Its the little things that add up with him. So our focus was on how proud we were of him for telling the truth, and not about the bad behavior.

Taryn apparently skipped the terrible twos, because we are having the toughest time with her. She screams, slams doors, throws things and it outright definant with us. Trying to stay calm with her has been a challenge. But lately we have discovered if we tell her that we are not talking to her until she can be nice, she stops. Hopefully this phase will pass by quickly.

Ethan and Alex are getting ready for their 3rd grade music concert, where they are doing some music from Africa and then performing songs from Suessical the Musical. It should be interesting to say the least. They will tell you that they have stage fright, which just kills me because they won't try out for any special parts or choirs and they both have such great singing voices (a trait they get from their dad). Regardless it is always fun to watch a bunch of 3rd graders try and sing and dance!

That's it for me! If I don't get a chance to post next week, which is entirely possible with 2 jobs and 4 kids, have a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know I have a lot to be thankful for this year!

Sunday, November 9, 2008

It's that Time Again...

Ok, here I am in the midst of final exams and final projects. The class that I thought would struggle with the most (Macroeconomic) has actually been a breeze for me. But, my other classes are killing me! I just finished my speakers notes, Power Point Presentation, and paper for my Info 1001 class! It took me forever! I am still dreading the Intro to Theatre final project of a 5-10 page play with a 3 page Character Analysis. I have so much time for this crap....Wish me Luck!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Trick-or-Treat!!!!

Well, another Halloween has come and gone, and we of course have 800 pieces of candy to show for it! We went out a little later this time (mostly due to the fact that Dave was still working and that left me do handle all the make-up, costumes, etc..) They had the best time! Taryn was done a little bit sooner than the boys(I think they could have gone another 5 or 6 blocks) But, once we told them they could go home and eat candy they were all about it! It's the one day of the year where we don't say anything about the amount of junk that they are eating, we just let eat candy for about 30 minutes and then we tell them they can pick 4 more pieces and we put the rest up. Here are some pictures to summarize our evening...
Ready to go out!


Our scary "twin" vampires!


Taryn riding a unicorn!


Trick or Treat!!!

Air Force Andrew (he is wearing my dad's actual air force uniform)

Princess Taryn

Our Candy Haul!


The aftermath....

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