Friday, December 14, 2007

Ten days til Christmas!

I usually send out Christmas cards on the 1st but I have been dragging my feet on getting them finished. No Christmas letter this year. Just a card and a picture. The card has glitter on the front and it reads Let it snow! I did have to put my own personal touch and embellish the i with a crystal. looks good. I took a few pics of the kids at the Christmas tree lot a few weeks ago and not one turned out the way i would of liked. So tonight i went through all of my pics and found one of all of the kids on our bed watching t.v. They were just laying there and being good. I made it black and white and i really like it. They look like a bunch of rug rats but it's cute. I will mail them out tomorrow night. Jace has a race tomorrow. and the track is finally open. we were only open one day out of two weeks because of all the rain. we need the rain but i'm sooo glad it's drying up and the blue skies are back. I still have shopping to do which i will do on monday. Complaint of the week( i feel like i complain tooo much) Jace has to do a project and it's due on tuesday. we haven't started it yet. why do they have 2nd graders do oral reports with visual aides? I still need to do the food list sign up for Carter's class for his holiday party. blah blah blah. i did sell four pairs on flip flops at the boutique and got a nice check yesterday. I tried earlier this year to start an online store to sell my flip flops but it was way to difficult for me. so i bagged the idea. well i decided yesterday that i really need to get an online store. i have so many people ask me if a sell them online. so i really think this is the only way i'm going to get my business really going. i will sell my jewelry on it too with some blingy shirts too. Slogan is: Casey's Creations Swarovski Embellished Flip Flops, Jewelry & more. I tried starting a store up again today and failed again so i'm just going to have to pay someone to do it for me.. If anyone has any ideas or suggestions for me i'll gladly listen. Off to finish my cards so all i have to do is slip in the pics.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Maricopa Agriculture Center

I was finally able to go on a field trip this year. We went to the Maricopa Agriculture Center where we learned a lot about corn and water conservation. Jace was able to grind corn with a stone. I think this was his favorite part of the day. We had lunch together too. I loved sharing this alone time with him. The bus drive was way toooo long. It was almost and hour there and an hour back. I was so tired due to the fact that i only got four hours of sleep the night before. I thought i was going to jump out of the bus on the way home. I was so tired and there were ten boys in the back of the bus with me. They were good, just very very loud. One group played rock paper scissors over and over and over again and the other group made up a song. Ola. They just saying Ola over and over again with different rhythms. But it was worth it. We had a lot of fun together and i know jace loved the one on one attention he got from me.


My sweet Parker. I love this picture of Parker and I. He is such a sweetie. He plays with his trains all day long. He lines them up in a row and then he drives them to another part on the rug and does it all over again. He is so ready to be potty trained. I just need to find a day where i don't have any appointments or obligations. This is a pic of him with his first poop in the potty. He is so proud of himself and he knows he did a good job. He has gone pee once and poop once. i just need to do it. He is only 27 months but his doctor told me to do it now a couple of weeks ago. Sorry if this post grosses you out. I hate that he is growing up so fast. He is talking a lot too. I think we need to stop calling him Parker Baby Boo.

Christmas Party

Our ward Christmas party was chaos. We got there thirty minutes late because my brother dropped in from out of town. It was good seeing him and i wish we could of visited longer but we both had places to get to. Anyways. I guess they didn't plan for so many of us to show up. When we arrived they were putting up more tables and chairs. I can't believe we were all able to fit. There wasn't enough food. We had servers so we got the littlest portion of food to make it go further. nag nag nag. But when the children came out and the story of the birth or our savior was read it calmed everyone down. Jace was asked to be Joseph. He did a great job. Hayley and Carter were shepards. It turned out to be a very good night.