Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Long Time No Post...

Hi everyone!  Sorry for the massive delay in posting.  Life is going WAY TOO FAST!!! 

Drew started 2nd grade and so far it's going great! He loves his teacher and he is such a social butterfly, (just like his momma) and he's already made several new friends. 

There is a new Dyslexia teacher at his school and she is amazing.  I think things are going to turn around big time for Drew this year and I'm so excited! 

This summer, we had a very special visitor.  Hanne came to spend 10 days with us and we had a blast.  Hanne is a very dear lady to me and it was great having her here.  She lives in Norway, but was an exchange student here in Georgetown many years ago.  While here, she attended Grace Episcopal Church (where Drew and I go) and I had the honor of being one of her EYC leaders (along with Marty Caskey who ROCKS!).  We hadn't seen Hanne in 5 years, so we had a blast visiting with her.

 Drew and Hanne, her first night here.  

Marty, Hanne and I!  Love these girls!

Drew, Hanne and I at Salt Lick her last night here.

Needless to say, we had a BLAST! Drew told her that she HAD to come back next summer. :-)

In other news, Drew has a "baby brother."  No, I didn't adopt another child. :-)  My friend Mindy had her little boy July 31st and Drew has appointed himself as Kyler's big brother.  It's very cute and Drew talks about him all the time.  Of course, he has a birth baby sister, so Drew thinks Kyler has a big sister in Nevaeh!  It's very cute.  My son has the biggest heart ever and I'm so proud of him!

Drew saw Kyler and on Sunday and I'll have pictures soon!  

More later!!

Hugs,
Paulette



Wednesday, May 16, 2012

1st Grade Program

Hi everyone!  I'm back!! Sorry for the delay in blogging, but life has totally gotten away from me, like it has for so many people.

Drew recently had his 1st Grade program and I LOVED it!!!  It was so much fun watching him and all the other kiddos.  They are so stinkin' cute!!!

I have some pictures I'm sharing.  Sorry that some of them aren't the best, but I have a new iPhone and I'm still learning!


Drew was a policeman in the first skit!  Again, SO CUTE!!!!

In another skit, he was able to play the bells and he was so excited about that.  He talked and talked about that!

I can't believe that next Thursday is his last day in 1st Grade.  Where has the time gone? It seems like yesterday that we were driving to Wyoming to meet him and bring him home.  

Take care!

Monday, April 30, 2012

long time....

Well, I can't believe it's been so long since I've posted!  Sorry about that!  Life is getting away from me WAY TOO FAST!!!!

Drew has been in full swing with baseball, and let me tell you, there are times when it feels like I LIVE at the baseball fields.  He is loving it and he's getting pretty good at it, so I'm very thankful for that.

In addition to baseball, the school year is starting to wind down.  I'm ready for a break and I know Drew is as well. 

I will have some new Drewisms and pictures soon!!!

Take care!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Drewisms

Drew: Momma, I want to go hunting.
Me: Ok
Drew: I need to talk to Papa about that
Me: Ok
Drew: Momma, you know what kind of gun you should use when you go hunting?
Me: No, what kind of gun.
Drew: A machine gun!!!  Those guns work the best and they are FAST!!
Me: Uhm, Drew, if you use a machine gun, you won't have any meant left to eat
Drew: Who cares, it will be fun!!!  Or, maybe I could use a tank.....
(I'm so rolling my eyes at him right now!)

Drew is on this kick of playing card games and playing Farkel. He LOVES Farkel.  We have some interesting conversations during those times.

Drew: Momma, you've got 300 points, are you sure you want to roll again?
Me: Uhm, you do!
Drew: Yes, but that's me and I've got special lucky powers.  You, not so much.
Me: So, I don't have special lucky powers.
Drew: No, see, I'm trying to teach you how to be smart. You need to listen to me.

Drew: Momma, is a 67 a passing grade?
Me: No
Drew: Why, it's a high number.
Me: According to the school rules, anything 69 or less is failing.
Drew: Well, that's a stupid rule.

There is a story behind this one.  Most of you are aware, but we discovered this year that Drew is Dyslexic. Naturally, that makes his reading/writing/spelling more challenging for him.  He gets the accommodations that he needs, but a big part of it is that he doesn't like doing it, so he rushes through certain activities; thus he fails them.  So, I challenged him to pass two reading tests in a row and I would get him this toy he's been asking for.  Well, he passed one, and then on the second one, you guess it, he got a 67.  I'm being "mean mommy" (according to Drew) and not getting the toy for him. :-)

Drew: Momma, I've decided something.
Me: Uhm, ok, what?
Drew: I'm not going to take a bath tonight.
Me: Excuse me? You know perfectly well that tonight is bath night.
Drew: Yes, but if I have to do all this homework, then I won't have enough time for TV if I take a bath.
Me: Well, that's too bad.
Drew: NO IT'S NOT!!!  I NNNNNEEEEEEDDDDDDD my TV.  It's IMPORTANT!!!!!!  I nnneeeedddd it to lllllliiiiiiiiivvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!
Me: You do NOT need the TV to live, stop being so dramatic.
Drew: Momma, I'm not dramatic.  I'm normal.

(I just had to walk away....I thought that comment was hysterical!)

I just love my kid, he keeps me in stitches!!!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Random musings of a Single Mom

Drew has lost his two front teeth!!!!!
He's SUCH a cutie!!!

I went to sign Drew up for Spring baseball last night.
Drew: Ahhh.....back to my baseball fields.  I love this place!
(remember, he only started playing in the fall!! :-) Love that kid!)
 
Drew: Momma, I know how to fix the tire.
Me: How?
Drew: Just pull the nail and put duct tape on it.
(I wonder if he's been watching Mythbusters?)

Me: Drew, you need to clean your playroom.
Drew: Will you help me?
Me: We will see.
Drew: But Momma, I've been helping you with the vacuuming. It's only right that you help me with the playroom.
(insert rolling my eyes here!)

Drew: Momma, I want the Texas Tech sock monkey.  I've ALWAYS wanted one on those.
Me: Seriously?  I've never heard you talk about that.
Drew: Momma, I don't tell you everything I want, just most of the stuff I want.
(OH MY GOSH, I'm in TROUBLE!)

Me: Drew, we need to practice your spelling words.
Drew: Spelling is stupid.
Me: It's not stupid. It's an important skill that we need.
Drew: Momma, I don't need to spell, that's why I have computers.  They tell me everything.
(Again, think I'm in trouble!)

Drew is all excited about playing baseball again.  I'm thrilled that he's loving it!  Of course, everyone tells me that Spring baseball is way more intense than Fall baseball, so I guess I'll be living at the baseball fields.  I think I need to invest in one of those cushion seats with the back. 


Friday, January 6, 2012

Welcome to 2012!

Happy New Year everyone!  I can't believe it's 2012.  Time sure is flying by.

I have several Drewisms to share with you...enjoy!

Me: You like teasing me, Drew.
Drew: Yep, that's my job!

Drew: Momma, get ready to see something AWESOME!
(Why does that scare me?)

Drew: Momma, you know what, if I were president, my name could be JellyButter.
(Ok, sounds good to me.)

Drew: Momma, I'm going to play my guitar.  Prepare to ROCK OUT!
(Oh boy, that means he's going to play LOUD!)

Drew: You know what I love doing, momma?
Me: No, what do you love doing?
Drew: I love kissing my biceps!  I'm the bicep man!  Look at me!!!

Drew: Momma, what's 6 +3?
Me: Drew, you know the answer to that!
Drew: Yeah, but I don't feel like doing math right now, so I want you to tell me what it is.
(Oh boy!)

Drew: Momma, guess what, I'm a superhero!
Me: You are?  What superhero are you?
Drew: I'm Drew-Man!
Me: Wow, that sounds great!
Drew: And guess what, you're going to be my sidekick. I'm sorry to say that you're not going to be an awesome sidekick, you're just going to be a mommy sidekick.
Me: Why isn't a mommy sidekick an awesome sidekick?
Drew: Well, you just do mommy stuff....fix dinner, help me with homework, get on to me for not doing something...you know, mom stuff.
(This still cracks me up!  I personally think Momma sidekicks are AWESOME!)

Drew: Momma, you need to learn to listen to me. I'm always right.

Me: Drew, we need to work on your homework project.
Drew: Ok, can you explain it to me again?
Me: Sure. You need to write a paragraph explaining a holiday tradition that we have.  Do you know what you want to write about?
Drew: Yes, going to my cousins.
Me: Ok, so let's start working.
He writes a sentence.
Drew: Ok, I'm done.
Me: No you're not. You have to write a paragraph. So, you need to write a few more sentences.
Drew: No, I don't think that's what I'm supposed to do. I think I just need to write a sentence.
Me: Drew, I'm reading the instructions right here.
Drew: Are you sure you're reading them correctly, Momma?? I know you get mixed up sometimes.
At this point, I'm thinking that Drew is going to be either a politician or an attorney when he grows up.  I'm also thinking that there probably isn't going to be enough alcohol or tranquilizers to survive his teenage years. I mean, he's only 7 right now! :-)

We were working on his spelling words last night and one of his words was "woke."
Me: Woke
Drew: Uhm??  What does that mean?
Me: Here it is in a sentence, "The alarm woke me up."
Drew: That's not a real word, at least in my world it isn't.

Drew was walking by one of our Christmas decorations and noticed that the Santa had fallen...
Drew: Santa is down. I repeat, Santa is DOWN!

We made cookies before Christmas and I have a set of nativity cookie cutters that we used.  One of cutters is of a baby Jesus.
Drew: Momma, can I have a cookie?
Me: Sure, which one do you want?
Drew: I would like a cow and a baby Jesus.
Me: Ok, here you go.
Drew: MMMMmmm, baby Jesus sure does taste good.
(There is just something wrong with that statement.) :-)