Friday, April 29, 2016

Goin' to Dewey!

Auntie Kelly is taking Zack and his friend Ariana (and Jojo) to Doodles at Dewey this weekend. Its a fundraiser where folks bring their labradoodles and golden Doodles to the beach. Z and A were sooooo excited!!! They left after school today and will be back tomorrow night.

I love that Zack has this kind of relationships Kelly! I can't wait to hear about their adventure!

Monday, April 25, 2016

Voting

I asked Z if he wanted to go with me to vote to tomorrow.

"Wait, Mama. Don't vote for the guy who's going to bring back segregation"

"Who's that?"

"Ummm...I can't remember.......Donald Trump"

I told him not to worry, there was no chance of me voting for him.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Best buds

Kelsey and Zack.

(A pic from KAH)

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Brave

This boy sees someone he knows wherever he goes. And if he doesn't know anyone, he'll make a new friend. I love this about him. He tells me he's shy, which might be a little bit true, but I also think he's very brave.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Air and Space

Zack had a field trip to the Air and Space Museum today. Since the first day it was announced, he has been asking me to go as a chaperone. I figured there won't be many more years that he wants to be seen with me, so I cleared my schedule and went along.

There wasn't enough room in the bus, so the parents met the kids there. He was so excited to see me! Another mom and I had charge of 3 boys for about 2.5 hours--which was pretty much the perfect amount of time.

We could barely get them through security, they were so immediately in awe of all the planes and satellites hanging in the main hall. We did a whirlwind tour through pretty much everything, spent a lot of time in the hands-on hall learning about all sorts of air and space principles, saw a demonstration about the space station, and saw the Wright's first plane. Zack and his buddies spent about 15 minutes figuring out the logistics of space toilets (picture below).

We had a great time, but I was really glad that I didn't have to ride back on the bus! I have nothing but the utmost respect for teachers who do this daily!

When I picked Zack up tonight, I asked him if he enjoyed the trip. He said "Yeah it was awesome! Especially because you came along!"

My heart may have melted just a little bit.

Thursday, April 07, 2016

Parenting.

Parenting seems to boil down to either saying things you never imagined saying (e.g. "Get that eel out of your pants!")...

...or being rendered utterly without words.

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

Conversation between Zack and I this morning


Z: Where's my coat???
M: I'm pretty sure you hung it up last night. 
Z: (Indignantly) SEE?!? I'm not used to hanging up my coat! 


Sigh.