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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Splish Splash birthday bash

Yes my baby is turning 5. It's hard to believe...and although I am reluctant to make the following comment since just about every mother says it, I have to say it because it is true...I can't believe how fast time has gone by, it seems only yesterday he was a little tike and now I can hardly carry him across the room. Ok, I said it, on to the highlights of the Monster Truck Splash Party.

His party was this past Sunday and the weather for the weekend was not cooperating with the outside party theme. I was scrambling last minute to find indoor activities and crafts for the kiddo's. Thank you Lord that the weather man once again was wrong and the 80% chance of rain somehow missed us. Although a bit windy at times, I think the kids had a great time.

Some Highlights:
1. Slightly over estimating the number of large pizzas needed (by 8)

2. My husband and his friend adding baby soap to the slip and slide so it could be much slip-ier

3. My husband and his friend actually joining the kids on the slip and slide

4. 60 water balloons gone in a matter of 10 minutes

5. Party decoration ordered on line showing up Monday after the party

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Am I smarter than a 5th grader??

Apparently not since I can't seem to figure out when to use 'there' or 'their' in a sentence. It has become so bad that I will go out of my way to re-phrase a sentence when typing just so it doesn't use the word 'there/their'. No matter how hard I try, I just don't get it. I have googled it and read articles such as this. Of course it makes perfect sense when you say 'Not here, but there'. But what about the sentence: 'Is there/their a problem with the computer?'

My husband constantly is correcting me, and I realize that he is only trying to help me so I don't look stupid out in the real world. But it does get annoying. I need some sort of 'memory game' to help me remember what rules to follow. I have mastered spelling Dessert vs Desert...I can still picture my spelling book back in elementary....there (or their) was an 'S' in the middle of the desert and the caption read 'the desert could only grow one s'. Corny as it may be, it worked!

Or how to distinguish between 'Quiet' and 'Quite'....Quiet has -et on the end of it, and E.T. pointed his long finger like someone would do and put it up to their lips and say 'Shhhh'...I know its a little far fetched but once again it works.

This is why I stick to math. 2+2 = 4...it always equals 4, and forever will equal 4. There (or their) are no rules saying if you do the addition before multiplying it by 3 it equals 1...nope, no such rules in math. So until I figure out this tricky little discrepancy between 'there and their' you will just have to forgive my slip ups. I don't know how I missed learning this in grade school but i did.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

The Ride...

Well we made it! It was an extremely challenging year to say the least. Even though the weather was beautiful, the 25mph head wind was extremely discouraging. It seemed like more people were SAG-ing this year or people were coming in 2-3 hrs later then their normal times.

Although he afternoon weather was gorgeous, Sunday morning was a different story. We were woke up in the tent at 4:30AM by riders who couldn't wait to get their lovely spandex, helmet and glasses rear view mirror on...they wanted to make sure they had plenty of time to WARM UP for a 7AM ride (did I mention 4:30AM!? These people are not over ambitious but CRAZY). Any who, when I popped my head out of my sleeping bag I noticed that my breath was visible which for me is never a good sign. It was COLD (like 40 degrees!)! It took everything I had to get my clothes on and get out of my warm cozy sleeping bag.

For some reason, my right knee started to give me problems the middle of the first day. By the time I rolled into La Grange I thought my knee was going to burst at any moment. It was swollen and I was told that I had done something to my IT band.

The second day Vim rode with me and he gets huge brownie points for it. I know it was hard for him to wait on me but I am not sure I would have made it without him. Between the wind, my knee, and the pain in by backside I thought several times about quiting.

180 miles later, sunburned legs, and a couple of blisters on the hiney, we made it. Thank you so much for every ones thoughts and prayers. We truly needed them. Hopefully one day soon they will find a cure for MS.