Thursday, June 4, 2009

Random Thoughts...

So today is my day off, and I have a million and one things to do today. We have house guests coming tomorrow, a Chickenfoot party we are hosting Friday Evening, a School Carnival at Emily's school we have to work at Friday, Austin's last Baseball Game Saturday and I have a crap load of food to prepare.

So pardon me if I am rambling a little today.

So tomorrow is the release date of the new Chickenfoot CD, and they are also appearing on The Tonight Show with Conan. So DH came up with the idea to have a Chickenfoot party. Listen to the new CD, make some Chicken Kabobs, and watch Chickenfoot on the Tonight Show. So we have two families coming over and playing some pool and relaxing. Do you see the "Chicken" theme? LOL - It will be fun. But I work a full day Friday, run Austin to Baseball, Run Emily to her school Carnival Friday and work a booth, run home and greet people and cook. I will be dead by Saturday. ha ha

Emily is super excited about school ending. She can't stop talking about all these end of the year parties, class parties, carnival, 3rd grade next year, which teacher she's going to get, which classroom will she be in, does summer school mean your in third grade already? Who will take me next year, When do I go back to Adventure Club, Can we move to a new house? O-M-G...that girl has been talking nonstop. Today her class is having some kind of McDonald's party (I haven't seen anything come home from school saying so, but she SWEARS up and down it is happening today), she has a field trip tomorrow, Tuesday is their Water Day (water balloons, water relay races), Wednesday is Yearbooks and Thursday is the "Last Day" which is also a Minimum Day. So it's a pretty packed week for her. I remember being in school. The last week is a waste of teaching time. Don't even try teachers. We all have Summer-it is and our thoughts are to all the last hanging out we can do, gabbing nonstop, hyped attitude like you wouldn't believe and planning sleep overs all summer. I love that week.

Austin on the other hand...could really care less. Is it a boy vs. girl thing? Are there boys out there that get excited about the end of the year/summer here? Austin has never been a "I can't wait for Summer" kind of kid. He's very nonchalant about it. He's very glad to be out of school, but that's it. No Homework, that's his motto. He has his class field trip Tuesday. They are going to a Huge Water Park in town. Water slides, wave pools, lazy rivers, you name it, they got it. His school is great. They have Homework points they have to earn and Behavior points all year. And if the kids earn enough, then they get to go on this End Of the Year Field trip. 6th graders get to go Bowling and have Pizza. 7th Graders go to the Water Park, and 8th Graders get to go to the Six Flags Amusement Park that is 1-1/2 hours away. So it's a great incentive for them to be good and do their homework.

I, on the other hand, am on the fence about summer. This is the first summer I am working from home. WHICH means I have two kids home full time with me, WHILE I am trying to work. WHICH means I will have to find something to entertain them for 7 weeks!!! Help, anyone?

But I am excited about Summer being here. Trying to plan a few camping trips, a cabin at the lake trip, road trip, so that always gets me jazzed too.

Now, where did I put that Calgon?


Korndog said...

The Chickenfoot party sounds like fun! At least you get to rest (somewhat) on Saturday afterward.

I hope you can make it through this summer at home with the kids and still get some work done. :)

Leah said...

good luck with entertaining them over the summer. I say throw them out in the backyard and lock the door. They're old enough! ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!!!!!!!!!