Welcome 2nd Grade!!

No more sleeping late for us! It's back to school time!

Monday, July 30, 2012

Red Cross Certified

Well, on saturday my friend Marie ( a junior GS leader) and I (the new Brownie GS leader) spent the day getting first aid and cpr certified.  It was literally an ALL DAY EVENT.  Quite the intensive course with lots of information.   I'm good for 3 years.   After all I learned, I feel like I could open a MASH unit in my back yard, and have been humming Suicide is Painless for the past 2 days.

For those of you who are annoyingly YOUNG, that was the name of the theme song from MASH, which was a hugely popular show in the 70's and 80's.  With the completion of this class, I am almost a fully-certified leader.   All that's left to learn is camp training.  

I'm dreading it.

And when they say camp training, they mean camp training.   I will literally have to camp overnight at Camp Mahatchee.  That's the girl scout camp down on old cutler road, known for its scorpions and rustic camping atmosphere. I.e. no cabins or a/c.    While I enjoyed the camp at the age of 10, something tells me it will leave alot to be desired at 46.  That's scheduled in the beginning of October.

And yes, I'll be pitching tents, learning to build camp fires, learn to cook on a camp fire, a bunson burner and a BBQ, and learn other camping skills.   Since I can barely cook on an electric stove, this should prove to be interesting.  

Can't we just have domino's deliver?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

The Kid had a Ball!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Marlins Maniac

T's camp is going on a field trip tomorrow to Marlins Stadium, to see a game.  This will be the first professional sports game T has ever seen.  She put in a special request for a bb hat.  So, off I went today in search thereof...
...And what a cute bb hat I found!  Is this cute, or what??

T is VERY excited.  Apparently, tomorrow is camp day at the park.  I've heard from parents all over Dade and Broward counties, that their kid will be there, too.
T has already requested to wear her jean skirt w sequin hearts on it, and her hair in a pony tail, that can stick out the hole in the back of the hat.  She's been busy all night playing BB on the Wii game.

Batter Up!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Where'd the Weekend Go??

That's what I've been asking myself all evening. I suspect I'll be asking in a week or so, "Where the hell did the summer go?"

I'm happy to report that we are pretty much ready for the new school year...which starts on 8/20. T's uniforms have been purchased. We have new shoes and sneakers. We just scored  some snazzy looking school supplies at t@rget. Lots of pink, purple and turquoise folders, notebooks, pencil holders.

And...I've just ordered her new rolling backpack and lunch box.  T chose a purple paisley print from potterybarn Teen.  (apparently no more pottery barn kid for us...boo hoo!)   I was particularly thrilled with her selection, as I'm certain this will hide the dirt much better than her previous ones did.

We're set for the 2nd grade!!!!

Now, we just need to work on T's penmenship when writing "u"'s . You'll see fairly quickly why I say that, when you see the picture (that I'm about to post) from a card she drew and pinned up on the 5 Guys billboard. Oy.

A marvelous plan was made in the stars,
to create a miracle across the ocean so far....
Then entwine and weave all the hopes and labor,
it would take to bring us this joy called "Taylor"....
Now three lives are blessed and somewhere in the stars,
the planners are smiling, as we all are.

Taylor's Gal Pals

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