Sunday, August 30, 2009

Much better!

Today's skateboard attire.

Words can't express.....

This is how I found her in the kitchen yesterday, making a sandwich. My first reaction was "omg, you weren't outside like that, were you?!". Of course she says "yeah mom, I was skateboarding". After my initial horror wore off, I learned that the helmet was hot, but wet washcloths help. sigh.......

Ted Kennedy

I didn't agree with Ted Kennedy's politics most of the time, but acknowledge the good things he did do. I didn't approve of his lifestyle most of the time, but acknowledge that he had turned his life around. Listening to his sons and his nieces and nephews the past few days has given me new respect for Ted Kennedy the family man.
While watching a lot of the coverage of his funeral yesterday, I kept asking myself "why". I couldn't seem to stay away from the tv or computer screen. The only answer I could come up with was that being a child of the '60s, the Kennedy legacy is instilled in me forever. The images of the family during their greatest tragedies are forever burned on my brain. I think the elaborate funeral was a little (ok a lot) over the top for a senator. But it was befitting a Kennedy. Poignant and comforting to know that the brothers are together again, at last. May they all rest in peace.

Saturday, August 29, 2009

Night Launch

It was a SPECTACULAR night launch of space shuttle Discovery. Quite possibly the last night launch. Will be sad to see the shuttle program end.
Mailia and I stayed up to watch this one. Liftoff at 11:59 pm. Not quite the view as this picture, but still spectacular.

Monday, August 24, 2009

First Day of 3rd Grade

Well, she was right! She couldn't sleep. lol She's been up since 5:30. Could not wait to put on her new clothes and GO! I bet she sleeps tonight. lol

Sunday, August 23, 2009

All Ready for 3rd Grade

I just don't remember ever being this excited for school to start. She had her clothes laid out about 6:00 tonight, got her shower out of the way, and then came to tell us when it was 9:00 and time to go to bed. She was giddy with excitement all day. Her only concern was that she was so excited she might not be able to sleep. lol
She's riding the bus for the first time this year and she is also super excited about that. I know it will all wear off, probably sooner than later, but it makes me happy to witness her excitement.
Here's to a great year Mailia!
Love, Mom

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Just 6 more days....

I think I can make it now. lol

Took her to the park today to wear off some of her energy. The playground equipment and the splash pad were not enough, however. She also took her heelys, her skateboard, her in-line skates and then decided to climb a tree after that.

If only I had an ounce of that energy.

There was a wonderful breeze coming off the lake (compliments of TS Ana) and lots of big shade trees, so it was a nice quiet respite for me. Ahhhhh.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Two Weeks Until School Starts

Hope I can hold on that long. lol It's been a long, hot, 24/7 summer.
I sooooooooo need adult conversation. lol