Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Movie and Skating

(Tyler & 3 girls from his class)

Tyler is in a "team" at school which means that the same class stays together for 4th, 5th and 6th grade and they have the same 3 teachers. Your main teacher changes each year and then you have the other 2 for different subjects. I LOVE IT!!! It has been the best thing for him as he needed to "come out of his shell" at school. All 3 teachers are GREAT but just to let you know how GREAT the one he has this year posted on her website when she was taking her 2 girls to see Marley and Me and Ice Skating and invited the class to met them there. How many teachers would actually do this on THEIR break!!! She also does a camp out in the spring at her house as she has land. Tyler had a ton of fun at both and I thought they movie was GREAT and had to try really hard not to do the loud crying at the end.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008


Psst...Guess who came to our house?
Merry Christmas to all and to all GOOD NIGHT as the MaMa is TIRED:)
*The gift Tyler wanted the MOST is hidden behind the boxes and under Maxies new blankets..he got a NEW guitar and is THRILLED!!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

48 in a 35

Tonight as we (OK..I) was driving to the pool for Nicholas Swim Taco Party I got pulled over. I honest to gosh thought I was getting pulled over one of my brake lights is not working..I was WRONG!!! He walks up to the car and I rolled down my window and he said " is there a reason you were going 48 in a 35" ....I HONESTLY said "No, I had no idea I was". He then ask "where are you going"..I said " to the pool for a swim party for my son" he said "Are you running late"..I said "No". He took my license and then ask for Hanks..which I can not figure out WHY. I said I was going to ask but when he came back and said I am just going to give you a warning I decided I really was not going to press my luck.
The FUNNY part of this story is TYLER (god love him) said "well NOW I will have something to talk about at school tomorrow"...then he said "he had his finger on his pepper spray the WHOLE time MOM" and "well, I guess you do not have to go to the Clink"...So I am sure everyone at school will know I got pulled over and I did not go to the clink:)

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What have I been doing ALL Week?

PeanutButter Tarts
No Bakes Cookies
Sugar Cookies
Butter Cookie (Santa and Star Cutouts)
Chocolate in Powdered Sugar
Chocolate Chip
Reeses Chip Cookies
SnowBalls with Hershey Kisses in the middle
Peppermint Bark
Butterscotch squares

Cinnamon Candy (my favorite)
Rolo Candy Turtles
and 24 Loaves of Brown Bread (this year I actually made it in the cans instead of the loaf pans)

Tonight I made up cookie bags/plates/containers and am shocked at how FEW we have left. I know I will be making more Brown Bread as I am going to take it to my parents neighbors as this is what my mom did each year. I know I will make more of the PB tarts and Chocolate Chip and I still have some Snickerdoodle Dough in the fridge as when I made it I messed up (I know..gasp) and instead of doubling it I 4 times the crisco so I put 1/2 the dough in the fridge as I was OVER rolling

WHY, do I do makes me feel closer to my mom as she did this every year and I know she is smiling down at me for keeping up her tradition!!!

I still have all the ingridents to make Puppy Chow and Chex Mix so this weekend I will be doing that!
Tomorrow is the staff lunch at school that I am in charge of with another mom (hi Sam:) and Friday night I am having 25 (yes I am NUTS) high school boys here for a pasta dinner for swim. Soooo guess what I will be doing on Friday..making Spaghetti and Meatballs, Pasta Salad, Veggie trays and Rice Krispie Treats!!
Have I wrapped a gift yet..that would be a NO!!!
If anyone wants to come wrap my gift I will feed you cookies:)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Athlete of the Week

I copied and pasted this from the newspaper today..Can I just tell you how proud of Nicholas we are..he gets up at 430 to 445 5 days a week for swim practice, then has school all day, then has practice 5 nights after school till 530 and teaches pre team swim lessons 3 nights a week PLUS is a A student (and says Thank You for coming to my meet to us when he got out of the car). I am happy for HIM as he will be thrilled. The picture below is from the 200 IM.

ATHLETES OF THE WEEK Each week during the high school sports season, The Republic selects an area athlete of the week for each sport.

Swimming (B) Nick Wang, Columbus North What did he do: Wang won two individual events (200 IM, 100 breast) in a dual meet against Columbus East and was part of two winning relay teams (200 breast, 400 medley) at Saturday’s North Relays.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Proud Mom on her birthday:)

This picture was on the FRONT page of our Sports Section today!! I had a friend call me and ask me if I had seen the picture of Nicholas in the paper....As she WOKE ME UP I said "no" and she said "it is a GREAT Birthday present for you" as it is MY BIRTHDAY today:)
Sooo when Nicholas gets up I say "you are in paper..Mrs Conroy said it is a Great Birthday present"..As any 15 year old would THINK he looks at me and says "today is not my Birthday". I said I know it is MINE!!!

Monday, December 01, 2008

High School Swim

High School swim started last week and we have had 2 meets so far..Nicholas is going well. He is a little nervous but having a lot of FUN:)


I had Thanksgiving at our house again this year..My sister and 1 of my 2 neices came and 3 of our friends and their families. It was a beautiful day and at noon was the 1st annual football game ~Frogs (swimmers) against the Giggers (dads and siblings). Hank deeped fried a Turkey and we had a ham and all of stuff that goes with it:)