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Charlie’s present

The end of the school year and I’m going crazy trying to think of what to get Charlie’s teachers. I know I should look at pinterest but I’m sure everyone else is and I don’t want to spend time making them something that someone else might be making. Past birthdays I’ve asked Charlie what to get Daddy. He always comes up with great ideas. So I asked Charlie what to get his teacher.
Charlie:She likes blueberries, treats, and she hasn’t had any yellow flowers this year on her desk, like daisey’s
Perfect! We’ll find her a fancy box of blueberries, some sort of cupcake and some yellow flowers. Easy enough.
Me: Ok Charlie what should we get Nurse CC? 
She gives him his inhaler everyday and takes great care of all the kids at the school.
Charlie: I don’t know mom 
Me: Well what does she like?
Charlie: She likes me!
I asked him again what sort of present we should get her.
Charlie: Mom do they have 1st and 2nd grade at my school?
Me: Yes. 
Charlie: Well then we don’t have to get her anything because I’ll be there and she will get to see me!
He’s a quick thinker. lol
Still don’t know what to get Nurse CC though.

May 17, 2012 Posted by | LIVING | 1 Comment

The Most Understanding

I love Charlie’s understanding heart.
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He has his first field trip coming up this week at school. They are going to a fish hatchery then fishing. He’s been talking about it for a month. Because of his allergies they require a parent to go along. I have no problem with that what so ever. Being that he is in kindergarten and there’s a lot of them they do not want you to bring siblings. So Nathan agreed he would go. Then we found out it was an all school day trip. Nathan has too much going on to miss a whole day. So now what?
Nathan and I figured out a plan to make things right for Charlie.
Today we were outside, I had just given the boys a popsicle. They were sitting in their gator eating them so I thought I would just tell him.
mommy: Hey Charlie, you know your field trip this week?
Charlie: Yeah! We’re going fishing.  You can go Mom.
mommy: Well Daddy was going to but now he has to work. Remember your teacher said I can’t bring your brother and sister?
Charlie: Oh yeah.
mommy: Well I thought maybe instead of you going fishing with your class I would take you, Gage and Tinleigh to the zoo here!  We haven’t been there yet and I thought it would be fun. Then next weekend Daddy will take you fishing.
Charlie: ok! We can go to the zoo? That’s fine Mom. So I’m not going with my class?
mommy: No buddy, but Daddy will take you fishing.
Charlie: ok!

That was it! He was fine with it and I wasn’t going to keep dwelling on it. I was expecting tears and arguing. He is so laid back and just awesome.
Now I just pray it doesn’t rain Wednesday!

May 6, 2012 Posted by | Charlie's allergies, LIVING | , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

If it’s not Scottish it’s Crap!

We went to Scotland!
Wow, wouldn’t that be an adventure. Can you even imagine taking a family full of food allergies to another country?!  That’s a feat I’m not sure I could conquer.
Okay so we didn’t go to Scotland but we went to a Scottish festival.  I know that travel will more than likely be limited to the good old USA for my kids. So taking advantage of heritage festivals might be as close as they get to go somewhere foreign.
It was a fun morning. Within minutes of getting out of the truck parked in a field of grass all three kids and Nathan were sneezing. Nathan and I just laughed about it.

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Of course the Clydesdale horse grabbed their attention first thing. I love these giant horses. This particular one is named Ferris. He loved the grass, the boys loved watching him eat it.

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This furry little guy is a Highland cow. The picture doesn’t do him justice. I could have taken him right home with me. Mine would be groomed daily with bows and braids.

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Who wins the best Scotsman award?

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There was a sheepdog demonstration. That is one smart puppy!

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They were playing different athletic games. I don’t know what any of them were.

Tinleigh enjoyed watching the men in kilts.

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We then went and watched a little show about different swords and a sword fight that needed lots of practice. During the show this little girl sat down beside Charlie and I about wet my pants. What a shot for my blog! Always be on your toes, you never know when you could be in danger! If you don’t know the packaging, she’s eating peanut butter m&m’s.  How crazy though that she sat down beside Charlie with peanut butter and he had on his food allergy t-shirt. I really wish I could have stood in front of them and took the picture. It would have been comical, to an allergy mom.

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After the sword demonstration they allowed the kids to check out the swords. I don’t think they realized my kids were in the audience when they gave permission.

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How does Charlie know to get in this stance? Is this another one of those things boys are born knowing? I say pose and he looks like he’s going to stab and kill me.

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If you look behind Gage in this picture you’ll see Charlie talking. He’s telling the presenters that he hopes they have a nice flight back to Scotland. He’s so darn cute.

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We then find ourselves at a grassy area where there are people fake fighting. All we could think of was the movie Role Models.
We look over to see what the boys think of the “fighting” going on.

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Seeing they had lost interest and knowing them covering themselves with grass would only end in some sort of allergy reaction, we knew it was time to go.
When riding home we asked what their favorite part of the day was, they both agreed it was the horse. We probably should have just went to a farm.

As for the title of this post, who remembers the old Saturday Night Live skit?

May 3, 2012 Posted by | LIVING | , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

We LOVE Mud!

There’s been a thousand other times they’ve played in the mud. I just happened to capture these on film!

Mud is gross to most adults. Mud will entertain little boys for hours. Go ahead and let them get dirty, nothing a shower and soap can’t clean up!

May 2, 2012 Posted by | LIVING | , , , , | 1 Comment

   

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