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… some time w/ my daughter.  Just the two of us.  Every third Tues of the month, the Prince has a teen mtg called young men/young women @ church for the youth ages 12 – 18.  Since we live so far out of town it’s better for whoever takes him to just wait the 1 1/2 hrs until it’s over rather than waist the gas.  Usually Hubby does the honors while I get to have quiet time w/ the princess.

Tonight we painted birdhouses (I’ll have to take pix) but didn’t finish.  This works out great because tomorrow is boy scouts (different place further in town) so we’ll have the house to ourselves.

Tonight I listened & hummed along w/ my daughter while she sang.  Mostly I just listened.  I love knowing that she was happy & content enough to sing for me.  She sang Taylor Swift mostly!  Gotta love that girl (mine & Taylor).  Nice to have someone sing things I don’t feel I need to sensor for either of us.

I loved this night & I’m looking forward to tomorrow night too.  Maybe we’ll sing Primary songs (church songs for children) tomorrow.

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… is all about the Princess.  Or more to the point – her secret admirer.  This boy is showing some serious skills.  He’s managed to put 2 – 3 notes a day on her desk Wed through Fri of last week.  Little notes that say “Will you be my Valentine?” or “I thought you were cute the moment I saw you” (okay, that one made me a little concerned since they are only in the 3rd grade but then I found out that his mom had helped him write it & she didn’t quite know what to put so she came up w/ that gem – phew!).

Here’s the deal though.  No one has seen this boy putting the notes on her desk.  I suspect that the teachers (one teach + one aid) have seen but they’re going along w/ it too.  This is major drama for the 3rd grade.  We have two 3rd grade classes & I guess they’re all caught up in it.  Heck, the 8th graders know about it!  (Bet some of them are wishing they’d been smart enough to come up w/ this.)

So the good thing about all of this is that the boy she “likes” (remember this is 3rd grade so this means you chase each other & basically just run around) is the one who’s doing it.  This kid is going to make one serious poker player though.  He keeps telling her that it’s got to be this other boy cause of the hand writing (he’s disguised his) & she totally believes him!

He’s going to tell her on Monday (writing this around 10:30pm Sunday night) so I can hardly wait to hear about her reaction.  I’m sincerely hoping that he’ll wait until the Valentine party so that I can be there too.  Update tomorrow!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

… but my daughter has decided to become a teenager.  (Oh, okay.  You can laugh)  Yeah, she’s 8 going on 15.  The really sad part about all of this is that sometimes she’s worse than her 13 yr old brother.  Today I had to get after her to clean her room.  Then she comes to me & tells me she’s bored.  Did you clean your room, I ask?  The puzzled look of dawning horror crosses so quickly I wished I’d had the video camera out.  You mean you really wanted me to do that, she hesitantly asks?  Yep.  Go. Do. It. Now.  I tell her.  As the look of terror fades & the sarcasm (I told you she was acting like a teen) starts to pour out I remind her that her room is messier than the prince’s.  That stopped her although only long enough to run & check that yes, mom is right.

What happened to my sweet little girl?

The one who loved ballet & tap w/ her bff (in Md.  She’s now differentiating between the Md one, the school one & the former school one.  It’s all very confusing).  Now I get the little PRINCESS who knows more about life than I do.  Trust me, she’ll even tell you so.

( in the pix below the princess is celebrating her 3rd birthday but she was done.  She wanted everyone to go home & she wasn’t afraid of using a little bit of drama to let everyone know she wasn’t happy.  She laid down on the steps & refused to come down.  Her friends would come up & ask her to come play but nope.  Nothing doing.  In fact @ one point she had 4 of them laying down on the steps too!  I have the photographic proof.  Hmmm, maybe it’s time to start using these little goodies on her.  This bears thinking about.)

I should have seen this coming.  This is the same girl who kicked the baby doll out of her bed, climbed in it herself & then grabbed the dolly & the baby bottle & proceeded to let me know that yes, she was the baby.  The fact that she never would take a bottle didn’t seem to faze her one bit.

Or what about here where she proudly demonstrates that she is a “painted” lady?

This cute little charmer totally disarmed me w/ her big grin & silly ways.

Yes, I know.  I should have seen it coming when I snapped this pix.  Sassy pink, feathered boa & all.

Guess she is a brat teenager -in-training (sometimes) but she’s my brat teenager-in-training & I’ll love her forever.

…back, but I did want to show some pix of what we’ve been up to the past few weeks.  These are all @ the Princess’s last regular soccer game.  Now we just have to get through tournament.

And that is what I’ve been doing while I’ve been loafing around!  So, what are you up to these days?

…went here & watched this while we ate popcorn, hot dogs, cotton candy & snow cones.  Well, okay.  The Princess ate most of the stuff (& we spilled most of the box of popcorn on the floor) but I did drink half of a “dr wells” which was really not good fake Dr Pepper.

If you haven’t ever been here or maybe haven’t been here recently – GO!  Do not pass go just GO!  (we got our tickets from ticket master online through the circus website & they were only $10 because the person who told us about them signed up to get deals from tm)  Our favorite parts were the baby elephant, trapeze performers & the metal globe where 7 (SEVEN) adults on dirt type bikes rode round in circles going higher & higher. It was so darn impressive!  And you can go before the show & see some of the animals somewhat up close.  It was awesome!!!

We also stopped here & got these because we haven’t had them in over 3 yrs & the store was open 24 hrs!

…sigh… it was almost like being in heaven!  (see how easy I am to please?  Just shove blueberry munchkins in my mouth! lol)

I was just sitting watching Kate + 8 when the Princess just came out & walked around the kitchen island.  I asked her what was wrong & she said “I don’t know”.  I followed her back to her room & told her to go to the bathroom.  She just laid down & closed her eyes.  Pretty sure she wasn’t awake.  About 10 min later she does it again only this time I cornered her & took her to the bathroom.  Yep, my daughter still can’t make it through the night!  Poor kid.  She couldn’t ever make it as a baby & I’m pretty sure that she’ll never make it all night as an adult.  Yeah, never thought I’d write about my kids bathroom habits but there you go.

I’ve left this till pretty late but my kid’s b-days are in the next two weeks.  My son’s will be pretty laid back since it just involves getting his military dependent id card, going out to lunch & maybe a movie plus taking the day off from school.  Not too much but enough that he is happy.  My daughter on the other hand is going to have a party.  The first real party that she’s had in almost 4 yrs.

A party for 8 eight yr old girls.  I’ve decided that we’re doing it outside & that we’re also doing it @ the school.  There’s a fence around most of the property & this enables us to keep them more secure plus you have to park outside of the fence so chances are pretty slim that we won’t see anyone else there.  My dilemma involves me deciding to make her another Barbie cake.  This time I want to cover the cake in fondant as it would be a ton easier!So, my question is do I go ahead & order the fondant (I like to use Satin Ice which tastes like vanilla tootsie rolls & is very easy to use) or do I just make her a sheet cake?  The thing is that I have to order it today in order to get it & have the cake ready on Thursday for Saturday’s party.  Decisions, decisions.  Oh & we’re going to do a scavenger hunt which is another reason to have the party @ the school.


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