Monday, August 28, 2006

The kid is alright.


I figured I'd throw up some Lily updates, seeing as it's been a while. I plan on putting up some Casey updates as well, but won't get to that until later this afternoon, probably.

Lily enjoyed school a lot. She came home from her first day announcing that "First grade is awesome!" and that "Corpus Christi is so much fun!" Cute stuff. I'm happy that she is enjoying it, but the past two schoo days she has been trying to convince me of two things. The first is that her teacher told her that she was not allowed to wear pants. I can kind of see where that comes from because it was very hot on Friday (muggy more than hot, making it slightly uncomfortable) and her teacher probably wanted them to wear shorts to make life a little more bearable (there's only window units as far as AC is concerned). The second thing she's trying to convince me of is that she is not allowed to have cookies or chips in her lunch. This one annoys me a bit more and I will probably ask the teacher about that this evening at the open house, but I'm guessing this stems from the fact that Lily doesn't always finish eatting her sandwich at lunch and in the past has been known to bypass it all together. The teacher probably saw her putting away a half eatten sandwich and told her that she needed to eat it all before eatting any cookies or anything. Personally, knowing Lily's eatting habits, would rather have her eat whatever as long as she eats something. Also, Lily is not allowed to have any kind of snack at home until she finishes all of her lunch, whether it be a couple of cookies she didn't finish or half a sandwich that is still sitting in there. Why waste a snack when there is still food left to be eatten?

Lily has also made a friend. Her name is Katie. She is small, blonde and blue eyed just like Lily and they have pretty much the same hair cut. They were standing next to each other when I picked Lily up on Friday and instantly Lily asked if Katie could come over. I said I would have to meet her mother first and then and only then would we set up a play date. Lily keeps asking me when I'm going to meet the mama now. It's partially cute and partially agrivating.

Lily has also starting watching "vintage" cartoons. Her current favourite is Tom & Jerry. She'll watch them during breakfast and laugh hysterically at them. My thoughts on the matter: at least it's not pokemon. Thankfully, she can't stand pokemon.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

First Day of School


The first day of school is really beginning to become old hat for Lily. This photo I managed to snap as she was off and literally running for the school door, but not before turning around and yelling "C'mon Mom! We're gonna be late! Hurry up!" at me. Naturally, after Lily being in some form of school for three years, I still tear up the minute she leaves my sight. I'm thinking I'm going to end up being one of those mom's who suffers from Empty Nest Syndrome. Although, our current line of thinking is that Lily will go from Corpus Christi to St. Joseph High School to Notre Dame. That would definitely keep her close to Mommy.

Lily has been wanting to go to school for over a week now. She has been asking me daily if she could wear her new uniform and new Hello Kitty shoes. The answer, until this morning, has been a resounding no. This morning, however... I don't think I have ever seen her this excited to put on clothes.

She has two different uniforms. The first is navy blue pants with a white polo shirt. The second is the green plaid jumper with white shirt. She chose the green plaid jumper. I was kind of glad she did because I have been really looking forward to seeing how cute she is in it. When I went to Christ the King our uniforms were never this cute.

Naturally, Lily was the only kid in class with the jumper. I'm not worried, though. She has always done her own thing and a lot like me, doesn't seem to care what anyone else thinks. She'll make new friends today, come home with stories about her teacher, and tell me all about her first day.

Tomorrow, she'll get up, put her navy shorts on, white polo shirt, sketchers, and off we'll go.

So, school is back in session and life is getting back to I guess what can be considered normal. It might take a week or two to get back into the swing of things, but I think we'll be fine. It's just another busy day in our busy lives. I'm really enjoying it.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Making long of the short of it...

So, I had my extensions put in today and I can honestly say OWWWWWWW!!!!! Michelle, one of my fabulous classmates, took the time to take my short little hair and braid (yes BRAID) in tracks and then sewed in the extensions. The final result:


Very Natural... Well, with the exception of the bright pink highlights (which conveniently match my nail polish). My scalp is throbbing (which will hopefully go away), but I look fabulous. I feel fabulous, too. So fabulous, I bought Michelle lunch.

The style is a natural layered style (which I have pulled back with a headbad at the moment), that ends just above the middle of my back. Everyone was commenting on how incredibly cute and awesome I look and they're also taking bets to see how long I actually leave 'em in my hair.

So, what did it look like while it was being done? Here ya go:


The tiny track.


Half way done.

Fashionista Update...

It's been a while since I tried something new, so I figured I would do just that. I ended up coming up with a very "demented" french manicure. Instead of the standard light pink nails with white tip I went with this:


In case you can't see very well, the colors are obnoxiously bright pink with black (yes BLACK) tips. As I stated before, a demented french manicure. Brilliant, non?

Today I get to be extension guinea pig in class. Michelle will be putting in my extensions today. This should be fun. I'll make sure and take my camera to school so y'all can see the craziness.

Stay tuned... it's gonna be an interesting day.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

My Idea on how to save gas...

Okay, so I realize that this particular idea isn't the best one that I've had, but in some weird way it kind of works. Well, at least it will work for a month or two more and then it'll be time to park this bad boy in the garage (or, if I actually get one, I'll be aiming for a nice cozy spot in front of the heating vent in the dining room... we can use it as a turkey stand for thanksgiving or something... yeah!).

I'm talking NINJA baby! Now, everyone is probably saying "Jess, you really don't need a motorcycle." And yes, it's true, I don't need one but this one is just sooooo pretty? Do you by that excuse? Of course you don't. The truth of the matter is that I pretty much grew up around motorcycles. In fact, I got a motor scooter when I was 12 (still have it, it's sitting in my garage collecting dust). My dad thinks I should start off with something like a Honda Rebel, but me... I'm all about the Ninja. It's not like I want some 1200cc monstrocity. No, I want the one pictured above, which is only 250cc's. Any insurance company that deals with motorcycles will tell you that it's "not considered a sportsbike until it surpasses 600ccs." So, yeah... I still get the zoom zoom of a Ninja without the cost of the sportsbike insurance.

My whole argument pro Ninja is the simple fact that it gets just under 70 miles to a gallon. Sure, I could get a Toyota Corolla that gets 40 highway, but here's point number two: Price tag. $13,000 versus $3000. Which would you rather pay? And if I can find one used, all the better.

So yes, Ninja. Ninja good. Askaninja.com (which has no afflilation with Kawasaki Ninja what so ever, but still fun nonetheless and the theme song is catchy as all get up). Oh, and when you're done with that check out frenchmaidtv.com.

Now go, enrich your lives with lots of silliness.

Playing Tooth Fairy

Lily lost another tooth yesterday evening. I haven't taken a picture of it yet, but the loss of this tooth means that she has now lost the two front bottom teeth and the two right next to those (basically the first four teeth on the bottom).

Her two bottom teeth are coming in quite nicely and I'm hoping that the loss of this tooth also means that the bottom one that was coming in will have room to straighten out. I don't speak that much about her biological father, but I'm hoping she is blessed with his teeth and not mine because I had the worst teeth growing up. Seriously, folks, I was the reason braces were invented. You could fit a your pinky finger in sideways in the gap between my front teeth when I was Lily's age.

Lily also has one top tooth that has come in, but the other one shows no signs of cutting through, yet. I don't know if I should be worried about that or not. For the time being I've decided to just let it be. I didn't have my two front teeth until well into second grade.

Well, I'm off. I want to load my car with school gear before it gets insanely hot outside.