Friday, November 30, 2007

My little Pumpernickel

About a month ago my niece Aly came home with some news she was rather excited about. I guess once you are in the 3rd grade you can compete to be in the school spelling bee competition. Each class from 3 grade up gets to pick one student to represent them in the competition. Well my little Wish (that is Aly's nickname) won for her class!! Since Aly has to be perfect at everything she does Aly has been studying and has taking this very seriously. Well today was the day of the big SPELLING BEE! I really wanted to go and support my little spelling super star, but at the same time I was afraid to go because I knew if Aly missed a word she would be so hard on herself and start to cry, which in turn would break my heart too. Well I ended up going because I knew Aly would just rock. I showed up and there she was my sweet little Wish in the front row 2nd speller. The 1st little girl missed her word so it was Aly's turn. They gave her unity to spell and she got it!!! YEAH!!!! I was so excited and happy but then I realized that from now on Aly would be the 1st to spell! YIKES WHAT PRESSURE. (maybe not for her, but it sure was for her mom and me) As the spelling bee went on I realized that she was competing against all the kids in 4th, 5th and 6th grade too!!! Well the 3rd round starts and Aly get the word pumpernickel (Which by the way I just had to spell check) and she got it! This round most of the other children missed there word so it ended up putting Aly in the top 3 with 2 other 6th graders. So there she is my little 3rd grade spelling genius sitting next to two huge 6th graders!!! Well she received her last word toboggan. Which she missed but who cares she got 3rd place against all those other children older then her!!!  I always knew she was a genius, but now I have proof. WAY TO GO ALY WE ARE SO PROUD OF YOU!!!

Monday, November 12, 2007

I have been tagged...

My college room mate tagged me on her blog. So here I go.

Six facts about me....

1. I hate feet. I can't look at them, talk about them, and you have to be crazy to think I would touch them. If someone even talks about feet my own hands and feet start to sweat. The more scary the situation or conversation the worst the sweat. The worst is when I was playing volleyball I had to injuries that were one my feet!!! I don't know why I have the fear or disgust, but I do!

2. I love to pinch ear lobes. When I was a baby way before I would walk I would reach up and start pitching my dad's ears. If someone walked up to my dad and touched his ears they would see that the back of his ears are shaped to my finger. I have noticed that I also grind my teeth when I do this. I don't know why but I have to do both. I used to hide this addiction., but as I have gotten older I have started pitched other peoples ear lobes. Those who have known me since I was a baby think is hilarious.

3. Everyone has asked a small children what they want to be when they grow up, and the child will normally answer with something like a fireman police man or something along those lines. Well I was no normal baby. When I was asked this questions I would say, "I want to be a mom, and drive a suburban." I guess I just thought this is what women did.

4. Half of my front tooth is fake. I was at a volleyball tournament, and we stopped to fill up our car with gas before heading to the airport. Well my coach was just outside my window so I thought it would be funny to make funny faces at him through the window. In return he thought it would be funny to hit the window. Well after his did this my front left tooth pretty much shattered!!! I started crying saying I looked like white trash. My team mates were trying to be helpful by saying it wasn't that bad, but after saying that they would whisper to each other not to give me a mirror. When we got back to Arizona we joked that this is what happens on our team when you miss blocks. To this day some girls believe that story is true.

5. My favorite holiday is
Valentine's Day. I just love everything about it, the colors, the surprises, and driving down the street seeing the balloons. Valentine's Day is like Christmas in our house. I just love it.

6. My Favorite website is Best Week Ever. It is a T.V show put on by VH1. It is like the news but delivered by comedians. At the end of the show they award the best week ever to something hilarious or totally random. I just love the show. Well they have a blog at I go there all the time and see all the funny things they post. Even though I love this T.V show my favorite TV show is House. I just love his dry sense of humor.

I tag Brette, Katie, Allison, and Sharisa.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Seeing things "Eye to Eye"

Some of you already know about the on going battle in our home about which type of dog to get. Our problem lies in the simple fact that Jacob loves BIG dogs, and I love little ones. Since we both can't agree on a dog to get we are dogless right now. I was reading the news today and I came across this picture of the worlds smallest dog & the worlds tallest dog. I thought this picture perfectly showed the issue we are having. Jacob obviously likes the dog on the left, and like the dog on the right. Needless to say we want be getting a dog any time soon!