Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Morning Poetry

Sophia and I composed a little poem to describe our mornings.

Ode To Yogurt Delights

Yogurt, yogurt everywhere.
Yogurt, yogurt in my hair.

I'll smear yogurt on my jammies.
Yummy yogurt, fed by mommies.

I'll fling yogurt, I don't care,
On the table and on the chair.

And with the dogs, I love to share.
Yogurt, yogurt everywhere.

(Just remember that this was written by a 10 month old so don't mind the mistakes!!)

Monday, October 11, 2010

The Case Against Columbus Day

Christopher Columbus is celebrated year after year after year.  Why?  Did he do a huge service for mankind with some great humanitarian effort?  Did he cure a disease?  Did he discover something new?  Did he risk his own life to save others?  Did he lead a country to greatness?  No, he did not.  He did absolutely none of these things.  He brought shiploads of greedy Europeans to a new world to establish new trading routes and ravish a land that was already populated.  His only motivation was greed for money and power.  Look at how he treated the "savages", aka the NATIVE Americans.  Why does our country continue to bless his name annually?  Are we trying to say that the ends justify the means in the situation?  The atrocity of the Native Americans was okay because now we have the country known as the USA?  Don't get me wrong, I love my country and I feel so privileged to be an American.  I just really wish we would commemorate someone a bit more worthy, someone whose accomplishments were truly altruistic.  In honor of all of those who gave true sacrifice for our country, I choose to forget old pompous Chris and remember instead our soldiers who fight for freedom, and all others who took a stand for the sake of others.  Here's to you Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, Geronimo, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Florence Nightingale, Jonas Salk, Susan B Anthony, Horace Mann, Jane Addams, Booker T Washington, and countless others who truly shaped our country into the home of the free and the brave.

Monday, September 27, 2010


I just have to say that I love, love, love, love, love my little Sophia Belle.  She is the greatest blessing of all time!!!!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Olney Homecoming!

This week was Olney's Homecoming.  We had a lot of fun at the parade and the game.  Sophia was so lucky, she received two beautiful mums from friends.  It was also extra special because Aaron was finally able to go to a game with us.  We had a blast getting to hang out as a family in our community.  (I also had a blast at the silent auction table! Lol.)

Olney EMS leads the way for the parade.

Here comes the band...

Kate and her buddy.
The pre-schoolers.

The cheerleaders and our mascot.

Decked out for the pep rally.

Chloe is a great mum model :)

Future BFF's

Ready for some football.

Ready to chew on this shiny stuff.

You know you live in the country when livestock ear tags are featured in the silent auction!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

My Pretty Little Baby

Slide show of Sophia's first five months!
(Future ones will improve...)

Friday, September 3, 2010

More Pep Rally Fun

The princess arrives in her carriage...

Our headband doubles as ear plugs.

Favorite neighbors :)
What to do when the pep rally gets boring.

Olney friends :)

Friday, August 27, 2010

Go Olney Cubs!

It's pep rally time!  Sophia experienced her first pep rally today and it was a first for me as well.  I had never attended a "small town" pep rally before.  I haven't been to one at all since my own high school days more than ten years ago.  I surprised myself as my excitement grew exponentially the closer we got to the school.  (Trina and I live close enough to walk.)  It was so great to see the whole community come together and show not just school pride, but community pride as well.  They had everyone from pre-k thru high school there, and people like me who don't even have a student.  It was awesome.  Sophia did a great job being a little cheerleader.  We're totally pumped about some football tonight!

Go Cubs!  Stomp those Tolar Rattlers!