(thinking about adding more words to my blog. it's my first attempt. not sure how i feel about just typing and seeing what pops up on the screen, i am usually more into pictures but i guess words aren't bad. so, here goes nothin...)
everyone is asleep. it's quiet. well, the neighbors are singing karaoke and i can hear it raining, but inside all is quiet on the moffat front. i like it. once upon a time sunday's were quiet. they were a day of rest and doing what i wanted to do. once upon a time my roommates and i would climb up onto the roof of the house behind ours, that was partially burnt down and read and relax on sundays. now, i get up at 6 to help velzy play "games." this week she is obsessed with coloring book activity pages- cross words, word searches, find the two pictures that are alike... you know the type. she still needs a lot of help with them, so i lay next to her, head on a pillow on the ground trying to catch a few more minutes of sleep and spell things or give her hints to where the words are hidden in her strawberry shortcake book. it's funny, she did her first word search all by herself today. she was so proud, luke and i were equally impressed. what was funny was the fact that she has no idea what they words are/mean. if i was a better mom i would teach her to read, she wants to learn, but for some reason i want her to learn in school.
speaking of school- she starts this week. keiki steps to kindergarden that is. it's a program that lasts three weeks, it's only 8-11 am everyday and it's for kids like her who didn't go to pre-school to help them ease into all day school. she is excited. really excited. i think i am too. it's sort of weird though. i am going to have a kid in school? really? me? i am going to have to be on a schedule? sign parent forms? be responsible? already? hmmm, we will see how this goes. i know i have 2.5 kids and all, but i still feel like that girl who used to climb up the rock wall to the burned down house to hang out on sundays, who used to skate down the point every morning on my way to school while eating a banana wrapped in a piece of toast and speed by the moms who were walking their strollers through laie. and now, i am one of those moms (or that at least is the plan once velz starts school). not that that is a bad thing. it's not at all. i like where i am. i am still that girl- i still surf, play in the sand at the beach, and occasionally when i am in a hurry eat a banana wrapped in toast. but when i want to hide out on sunday's i have to do it at 11 pm, in my kitchen, when everyone is asleep. i guess i could go hang out in our addition, it's the closest thing to the burnt down house right now.
anyways, lots has been going on around these parts this last week. we had a fun week playing with friends at their pool, at the beach, at their houses. we surfed a little at barbers point. we hiked and ate mountain apples, while getting eaten by mosquitoes. we got the girls a bunkbed and ivy has not fallen out yet! ate some yogurtland- why does it have to be an hour away? i took some pics of a boy named tosh. our addition got a roof, it got torn down, and a new one was put up. we camped in our back yard friday, it rained on us:
and i am sure lots of other things happened too. but, now it's sunday night and i need to get some rest. good night.
*guess what, i didn't go to sleep yet.
i just saw this on patria's blog and i laughed really hard, especially given what i was just thinking about.
and although i won't be joining the mini-van ranks, it's awesome: