Thursday, April 28, 2011

School and Easter

J.O. trying to help find the prize was worth $10 bucks so all the adults were out there pushing kids out of the way!

Addison loved hunting eggs this year! She knew exactly where to look!

On the hunt.....

This is basically the best pic I got of the kids....AGGHH!! Addison wouldn't put the pillow down and refused to look at me. She also insisted on wearing 2 bracelets, her baby ring (that doesn't fit) and a necklace. She obviously hasn't heard the rule of removing one piece of jewelery before you leave the house! FYI....Trey had new khakis to wear and they fell off of him. The child is scared of food!!!

Easter goodies!

Addy getting her new movie out....she had just woken up and isn't really a morning person.

The baskets!

T-ball game!

Playing in the dirt and rocks at the game.

Playing back catcher. This didn't last long. This position is way too slow for 4/5 year olds!

Why is the end of the year always so bad??? I know a ton of it has to do with finals but I feel like it all comes at once. Luckily, I am so close to being done I can taste it. I am only taking one summer course and am looking so forward to relaxing and spending a lot of time at the pool with the kids! I have one final due tomorrow and 2 next week and then a break! My boss is so great...I have been mildly (ha) whining about all that I have to get done and she is letting me off at noon tomorrow to work on school!

Other than school not much is going on. I registered Trey for kindergarten last week and it was awful. I am definitely not one of those moms who looks at the exciting aspect of kindergarten. I am dreading it like none other. The lady at registration asked me if this was my first and I just said, "Yes, and I don't want to talk about it." so we didn't. Luckily, I will be teaching (hopefully) and will be able to check on him when I need to. That is the glory of can always creep on your kids when you need to!

Saturday is Trey's big birthday bash. He is so excited he can hardly contain himself. Tomorrow night Ethan is coming over for a pre-birthday sleepover and he has everything planned out....lots of wii games, popcorn and movies. He also said they were staying up all night and I quickly corrected him! Should be a fun weekend! Finals, sleepovers, bday party, quality Janelle/Andrew and Hadley time! Gonna be fun!!

My dad left for Romania today! Say a prayer for him please. He hates to travel and can't hear well....this trip should be a breeze!

Friday, April 22, 2011


Addy is a diva at the ball games. She also wouldn't look at me for a picture.

Trey played back catcher the first game.

Ready to go!

A pair of flip flops I made for Addison. Excuse my hand.

A wonderful gift from a kid in my class! Last names blurred out.

If you look closely on the left side you can see Trey's name and the right side has a T. Lovely.

T-Ball kicked off a few weeks ago and this is an interesting season to say the least. First, let me just say that Trey isn't going to take home any game balls this year with his mad t-ball skills. However, after being on this team I am convinced that Trey could be Babe Ruth compared to all of them. The coach doesn't seem to be too organized or "clued" in either. (Just so you know, I am trying to be soooo nice while I am typing this. It is taking all I have not to write what I really think).

Anyway, the first couple of games Trey was 10th in batting lineup and the guy who created the lineup had his son first. Well, if you know anything about tball you know that kids basically play to have a chance to bat. That is their favorite part. In the first game Trey only got to bat once because he was so low in the lineup and a few kids at the top of the lineup got to bat twice. So, J.O. mentioned to the coach that he may want to switch the lineup up for the next game to keep it fair. Well, game #2 and exact same lineup. J.O. went and talked to the guy who did it and mentioned switching it up to keep it fair. It was like J.O. was talking Chinese to a 5 year old Hispanic. He couldn't understand why there would be a need for that. J.O. being the numbers/practical guy he is laid it out....If 3 kids bat 3 times more over 5 games and 7 kids only bat twice that's X number of times more than everyone else...and so forth. Not surprised the guy didn't follow J.O. on that one.

Anyway, at the end of that game when HIS kid was the only kid to bat again in the rotation I think he finally understood he needed to switch it up. That and the fact that J.O. asked him if he understood now. But anyway.

Needless to say I really won't miss this team next year but Trey is having a blast and that's all that matters.

On another note, if you could say a prayer for me I have interviewed at a couple of schools and really have a hard time waiting on answers. I could use some peace of mind and patience!!

Sunday, April 10, 2011


Rachel and Harper came over to play Saturday afternoon and brought a blow up pool for the kids to play in! They had so much fun until poor Harper starting shaking from the freezing water!
Harper thinks Trey is hilarious!

Addison was more worried about playing with Treys shoes.
Our trip to Fayetteville!!

A very hyper Addison at the end of the meal!

Trey with one of his favorite people!!
This has nothing to do with anything but this is a typical Addison face. She was annoyed that I was bothering her while she was eating her snack and "playing" on the computer.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Where have I been???

First of all I realize this is the second post in a row without pics so I promise to upload some soon! I haven't updated in a while because of course we have been pretty busy. We went to Fayetteville a couple of weekends ago and the kids had a blast. Courtney had Easter baskets for them and hid eggs around her house. Needless to say, they didn't want to leave! We were supposed to go to the baseball game Saturday but the weather turned out to be rainy and cold so we skipped. The girls had a fun lunch date at an awesome sandwich place and the guys had lunch at Grubs! I'm down to about a month of school left!! Well, until summer session starts. However, I only have to take one May intercession course so hopefully it won't be too bad. It's one of those courses that meets 3 or 4 weekends all day Friday and Saturday and then you are done. Right now I am just on the job hunt. With Trey starting Kindergarten it is so important for me to get in a good school. Right now I am just concentrating on some schools around here and praying something works out! I have heard from a couple but I'm not the best at waiting. If I don't try really hard to restrain myself I turn into super stalker really quick. I would email or call these schools multiple times a day if it wouldn't earn me a bad reputation.... Other than that it is same ol' same ol' around here. The kids (and whole Norman clan) just got over a nasty stomach bug but thankfully everyone is getting back to normal. Trey is still gearing up for the party of the century. I just picked up all 45 (yes, 45) of Trey's 5th birthday invitations and he is sooo excited. Needless to say if you live anywhere within a 100 mile radius of Cabot you are invited (and if you live in Tulsa or Austin too! :)!!