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postheadericon Field Day


 Last Thursday was Field Day at Leah’s preschool.  It had rained the evening prior, and was still kinda raining that morning.  Announcements were made that if it was still raining after 7am, the start time would be delayed from 9am to 10am.  When I left the house at 8:45, it wasn’t raining, but about halfway there it started misting.  I was really surprised when I got to the school at the number of parents already there.  I guess they decided they were going to take the chance and come on anyway.  While we were standing in line to sign-in, the principal came out and said it might clear up and if we would all just go wait in the cafeteria, and she would let us know what the plan would be.  About 20 minutes later, she announced that it looked like the rain had cleared, and the teachers could start taking the children out to their designated areas.


I went back out to the car to get my wagonload of stuff (I overpacked, as usual, but didn’t want to keep having to trek all the back out to the car for something, if I wanted to, so I brought it all…  chairs, cooler, jacket, umbrellas, first aid/cutter bug spray/sunscreen, change of clothes for Leah, and cameras).

By the time I got back, the first pre-k relay was over with and the second one had started.  I just caught Leah with my camera making a dash for the turn-around point  with the pole & cone.  She is the one in the middle of the photo below, with the red cone.

Field Day

There was a point where it drizzled rain for a little bit.  There were a lot of umbrellas scattered about, but it finally stopped completely.  The wind was blowing slightly, and it was a little muggy.  The skies were overcast all morning, so it wasn’t too bad.



The last relay was a piggy back race with the parents.  I’ve never done that before in my life, and I was wearing “slides”.  I just knew I was going to either slip in the  mud, or my ankle was going to turn and I’d topple over and land on Leah.  But we managed to get down and back with no mishaps during the race.  Well, I think she may have been falling off.  I didn’t have a good grip on her back side to help hold herself up.   She was trying very hard not to grip me around my throat, and was hanging on to my shirt.  Too bad I don’t have pics of me “skating” along… lol.  Later, I was feeling the effects of the relay, because my hip started to hurt. 

Here is Leah with some of her classmates.

Field Day

Field Day 

We had lunch together at the school, then we went home and I tried to rest for the remainder of the day, and Leah played Noggin on the computer. All in all, an okay day.

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postheadericon Kite Flying



 Last Thursday was Parent and Child Time (PACT) at Leah Rose’s school.  It was supposed to be bubbles and kite flying day.  The kite flying had been rescheduled from last month due to rain.  I have never been kite flying in my life… never.  And never really wanted to.  We bought some $1 kites, which is what was requested of us, and I really thought it was going to be a piece of cake to just attach the string and sail it up in the air.   Uhhhh….  no.  Evidently, there is a little more to it than that.  I stood out there in that school yard for an hour and could not get that kite to fly.  All it did was twirl.  I’m standing there in the middle of all these other perky, 20-something moms, and their kites are sailing just as pretty as you please, waaaaayyyy up in the sky.  I have to tell you, it was really a frustrating moment for me.  I can do other things well, and I’m not a stupid person, why in the world couldn’t I get this kite up in the air?  :???:  Poor Leah, she just didn’t understand and I think she was a little disgusted with me over it because she wandered off to go play on the playground.  I also screwed up the bubbles.  I brought bubbles, but when I opened them…  I couldn’t find a wand inside it.  UGH!   Leah finally asked her teacher for some bubbles, I think, because she came back later with some.  When I came home that day, I felt like a complete failure.  What was wrong with me that I couldn’t get a silly little kite up in the air?  I was almost in tears, because I just didn’t understand it.  :cry:

I had finally given up and given one of the kites I had to another little boy.  I saw one of Leah’s classmates’ mother standing there just nonchalantly holding the string to a Barbie kite.   The Barbie kite didn’t look any different than the one I had, but it did have a very long tail.  I told her I was having troubles, although I’m pretty sure she was aware of it.  She said she just held it up in the air, told her daughter to run with it, and it went straight up and it STAYED there.  She was gracious enough to allow Leah to hold the string for a little while.





On Saturday, we took Leah to her school so that she could ride her bicycle.  We took the kites with us because I wanted to try to figure out if I cold fly it.  My friend that went with us became just as frustrated as I was on Thursday.  Those kites just would not fly at all.  They just wanted to twirl instead of sailing on the wind, and there was plenty of wind too.   We finally came to the conclusion that there was something wrong with the way the string was attached to the lines hanging from the center of the kite.  But by that time, we had destroyed the kites we had left over, and we were getting tired and hungry.  We went home, cleaned up, went out to dinner, then stopped at Walmart to see if there were any kites left.  We found Buzz Lightyear and Spiderman kites for $1 each, so we bought 2 buzz lightyears.

On Sunday afternoon, we went back out to the school, bound and determined we were going to get those kites up in the air.  And after doing a little research on the internet, we were more confident about what we were doing.  Saturday, we almost had the idea right…  the “pivot” point of the kite needed to be higher.  After a few false starts, we finally got those kites flying.  YAY!  :lol:  Once we got them up there, it was kinda relaxin’ just watching it glide along way up almost touching the clouds.


Leah was totally disinterested in kite flying on Saturday and Sunday.  She played on the playground, and then of course, on Sunday, a bunch of kids were out there playing, so she enjoyed that more than watching us fly kites.

There probably won’t be any more kite flying adventures this spring, but I’ll be ready next year.   :grin:  I’m very relieved to know that I’m not really an idiot.  LOL.

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postheadericon Flower Garden


Last night, we started working on a flower garden.


She is very proud of the job she did. And so am I.




 The reason why it’s all in pots is because when it rains, this area gets a little soggy.  But it’s the best spot in the yard to put the birdfeeder.  The view is best from the back porch and from the “sofa” swing a little further to the right.

We had a good time putting it all together, although we did get eat up by the mosquitos.  I used “Cutter”, and for the most part, it worked, but it wore off right at the last little bit.  Probably lasted about 4 or 5 hours.

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postheadericon New Swingset


I was finally able to buy a swingset for Leah. She has always loved to slide and swing, but I think she has difficulty on the playground with other kids.


It’s not even finished yet, and her and the bunnies have already taken over.




Here we are, goofing off, while we are waiting for the swing to be finished.


She is so excited that she can swing by herself. I think the swings at school are too high for her to push herself with her feet.




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 See my other blog for a different post abaout the swing set.

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postheadericon Another tooth


 Last night, Leah came up to me and told me she lost another tooth.  This is the 2nd one, and we can’t find it anywhere.  She must be swallowing them.



 We never could get a good pic of it.  But, I did notice that another tooth is coming in where the first one fell out.

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postheadericon Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival


 Today, we went to the Mossy Creek Barnyard Festival.


Arts & crafts vendors from all over come to show and sell their wares, and people from all over come to look at their wares.

There are lots of activities for children.


This was a great dane from the animal shelter. Leah is in the pink on the left. The little girl next to her is from her preschool class. We happened to bump into them while we were walking around.


Leah rode the hayride by herself. She enjoyed it. This was at the beginning of the ride and I interrupted her chatter by calling her name to look at me so I could take the picture.


Leah’s preschool friend asked her to come sit with her and watch the cloggers/tap dancers, and then they were invited on the stage to learn a few steps.

Then we headed on over to the petting zoo. Last year, Leah rode a horse by herself and she couldn’t wait to ride the horses again. The guy remembered her from last year. The horse’s name was Phoenix. Leah rides up there almost lilke a natural.



Next was to feed the goats and the bunnies. They weren’t real interested, and the bunnies were kinda dirty.



She wanted to hold the bunny, but as soon as I put it in her arms, the bunny’s legs started going and she didn’t want to hold them.

The cow was very disinterested in all the proceedings, but the turkey gave a good “gobblin'” show.



The final act was a balloon shape from the magician. “ARGH! ye matey’s!”



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postheadericon Easter Sunday 2009




 “Oh, I love the bunnies, thank you, thank you” 


“And carrots, to feed the bunnies”

Easter Egg Hunt, anyone?


 Yesterday, we stopped by a friend’s house after we left my aunt’s.  My friend has a 7 year old nephew, named Michael.  Leah and Michael fell in love with each other, I think.  They had the best time playing together and when it came time for us to leave, I had a hard time getting her to leave.  She didn’t cry, but it was obvious she wanted to stay.  I had to be the bad guy, of course, and say it’s “time to go”.  But we did get an invite to come back today for Easter dinner.  They had the best time playing together, hunting Easter eggs, and drawing and writing, and playing video games.





Aren’t they adorable?


Of course, one final pose for the day…



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postheadericon Great Aunt’s Birthday


 Today was my aunt’s 83rd birthday.  Leah picked out cupcakes and flowers to give to her.



Birthday wishes and hugs and I love you’s all around.





Then finger lickin’ good cupcakes.




One final pose for the day….


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postheadericon New Glasses






 We went to the eye doctor 3-1/2 weeks ago, and he said her perscription had changed slightly.  So I decided to go ahead and let her get new glasses.  The wire framed glasses have a chip in the lens.  I can’t believe it has taken this long to make the lenses, but they told me at Vision Savers that because her lens are so small, the lab was having trouble getting them to fit properly in the frames.

She loves the new glasses.  I hate em, with a passion.  The color is okay, they are a little purple.  But I hate the shape.  I have hated that shape since I started wearing glasses in the 3rd grade.  But she had to have the purple plastic frames.  So be it.  I’ll have to live with them.

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