Eggrolls and Rattlesnakes

Posted on August 17, 2010. Filed under: Capture the moment, Me, Myself, and I | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

It was starting to be such a wonderful relaxing evening.

We had just gotten back from gymnastics class where MB was so proud she did a great handstand for the first time.

I opened up the fridge to see that someone had returned the soy sauce empty. TB couldn’t think Asian food without soy sauce so he offered to go to the store. MB joined as well…”I go with TB I can get treats”.

So I had the house quiet as I prepared egg rolls and beef and broccoli. Packed up MB’s lunch for tomorrow…since we rushed out for gymnastics. And cleaned up around the house. Getting ahead of the game for the evening.

Dinner was ready as they pulled in the door and it was good. MB has decided she likes egg rolls and love the sweet and sour sauce..even mixed it with her rice like TB does…yet he uses hot sauce.

Meanwhile TB is a little pre-occupied and keeps going to check out the front window. We are having our first monsoon so I asssumed that was what it was. After about the 3rd time he got up I asked…he said we had an animal outside in whispered tones that he was checking on. We finished our dinner and I went to peek.

A nice little rattlesnake. What I failed to notice was what it was eating…and that it wasn’t just one snake but another snake was there as well. Oh boy.

So I go back to cleaning and getting MB ready for bed. TB kept on an eye on things up front, called into our native neighbor, and had his iPad in hand doing some searches.

After MB gets out of the shower the commotion as grown. I finally share that we have a rattlesnake on our front door. You would of thought I said Santa was outside. She ran with glee to check it out. Not only did she find the snake but also about 3 neighbors and 3 neighborhood kids…all checking out the activity. TB had read that you can call the fireman to remove it if they are on your front door step. So the fireman arrived and carried it away. He also shared with MB the differences between the 2 kinds of snake- rattler=bad, bull=good.

The fireman told MB that he had a bull snake as a pet when he was a kid. Guess who wants a new pet???

Not going to happen.

Never.

Ever.

So now it is calm….I am waiting for pictures from the neighbor.

And I will be checking twice when we go out to catch the bus in the morning.

Just when I thought it was going to be a quiet night at home.

Worst of all I missed the first monsoon of the season for us…and didn’t even get to see the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

Though MB did and told me they didn’t go after the pot of Gold cause they didn’t want to be late for dinner. Should I tell her it would of been ok if she brought back gold???

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A medal is just a medal…unless you are 5 years old

Posted on May 25, 2010. Filed under: Capture the moment, What she said | Tags: , , , |

Tonight was the 2nd to last swim class for the spring. She takes 2 different classes, so this was the last Tuesday night class. I thought they might do something for the kids…but I wasn’t expecting how a simple 50 cent medal would change the night.

As class was over the teacher passed out 3 medals to the 3 kids in the class. Maddie got hers first which she later informed me was because she was the best swimmer in the class so got the 1st place medal (I think she purposely ignored the fact that every student in the pool got a medal.) It doesn’t matter, the excitement was seen across her face. She wore the medal with pride and was torn to take it off for her quick shower and change into clothes. As soon as her shirt was on the medal was next…shoes, hair, all that other stuff was definitely less important.

We then headed to Chick-fil-A, for Kids Night. You would have thought that Chick-fil-A brought in the balloon animal maker in anticipation of Maddie’s big medal. She never stopped smiling and our dinner conversation was Maddie telling me all about how hard you have to work to earn a medal. I too couldn’t stop smiling..it was just another one of those nights when you are so thankful for being a Mom.

As we headed home enjoying our orange poodle balloon I got one last treat. Maddie sang her 2 spring program songs for me to practice on last time before tomorrow. There is nothing sweeter than hearing a 5-year-old sing “I’ll buy you a diamond ring my friend if it makes you feel alright….Cause I don’t care too much for money, money can’t buy me love.

I can’t wait till tomorrow!

The prized medal

And the orange poodle

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