Monday, May 5

So it'a time for the "Slow Down".......

At least in my delusional little mind it is.....



Friday was the last day of Spring semester- can you scream hooray???? I did :) And in the last 3 days I have had literally dozens of people ask me if I'm "done". Cheerily I say "Yes I am....for the next week & a half!" Pretty sad that I am ecstatic about a week & a half off...... But you gotta take what you can get!




So...the kiddos have less than 2 weeks left of school before summer vacation & we are all thrilled about that. However, I about had a heart attack when I woke up last week to this




Holy guacamole.....seriously people we got a record amount of snow (over 10 inches in a matter of hours in APRIL none-the-less)....3 weeks to the day before summer vacation. Something is seriously wrong with this situation! But now the snow is gone **crosses fingers** and its is 60 degrees as I type. Let's pray that it stays this way.


On another note....I have decided my children must get jobs. Jobs to support their Webkinz addictions. They are kind of high-tech Beanie Babies. It is some weird elementary school craze that is sweeping Alaska and from what I hear, the rest of the nation. Well last Saturday, Patty who owns Sidekicks here in the Valley hosted the annual Webkinz party & it was crazy! There were Buy One-Get One Free specials followed by an entire afternoon of games....games for which she gave Webkinz as prizes.....literally hundreds of them. My kids won over a dozen Webkinz combined that afternoon. And then we found out later in the day that D. had won the "Guess how many Jelly Beans Are in the Giant Jar" game and won not only the aforementioned jar & Jelly Bellies, but also a bag full of Webkinz & goodies!


Seriously it was insane!


On another note~ my kiddos sent me flowers for my last day of school on Friday (with the help of their Gma.) They made my heart melt....


until little R. came and snuggled up on the sofa with me


R: Do you like the flowers Mama?


Me: I LOVE them!


R: We got them for you cuz it your last day of school.


Me: I know...you are tooo sweet!


R: We only have 2 weeks of school left.....


M: Yep! Then we'll be home together for the summer.


R: So when my school gets out what kind of present are you gonna get me?


UGH!!!!!! Seriously....only out of the mouth of a soon-to-be 1st grader.....

So, since I am feeling cheery with school being out & all I figure I'd have the first ever "Life Inside" contest. I will take entries until one week from today, Monday May 12th at 12noon AST. In the comments give me your guess of how many Jelly Beans are in this jar. See the above photo of my almost-10year old holding said jar to get an idea of how big it really is. For reference she is 5 feet 11/2 inches tall. The winner will get a care package of some Alaskan goodies! Good luck!



P.S. Mom & Jen....you can't play cuz you already know the answer, but I promise I'll make you Cosmos really soon!

15 comments:

Kami said...

It snowed here a couple weeks back too and I was NOT impressed but things have turned around finally. Glad you have good weather too.

Your 10 year old is 2 inches shorter than me!

I guess 899 jelly beans :-)

Ann(ie) said...

That is so saweeet. Flowers from your babies??? I love it. AND what is with the snow???? For the love of shoes. IT'S SPRING!!!!!!

Corey~living and loving said...

New to your blog. Looks like things are busy in your life. The flowers from your kids....awwwwwwwww......too sweet. Love the conversation with your little one. :)

as for the Jelly beans. I'm going to say......hmmmmmm.....2500. :)
have a great week.

Kellan said...

Your daughter is just adorable - pretty girl!! I think there are 750 jelly beans (I love jelly beans). Pretty flowers. I can't believe you got all that snow - UGH!

Have a good day - Kellan

Kendra said...

Kind-of throws the global warming issue out the window, uh? lol

I love those flowers ~ Such a lucky Momma! And your son is too funny. Sounds like something one of mine would say.

I guess 1000 jelly beans! :)

krystyn said...

Holy moly that's a lot of snow. Ick! Yay for your break from school, even if it's only a few days. I'll say 1250 jelly beans. I'm never good at those guessing things so I don't expect to win, but I can't wait to find out the answer. :-)

MamaGeek said...

Seriously, the snow alone made me yak. Enough already!

The flowers are so sweet!

MamaGeek said...

Oh and 899 jelly beans!

Jackie said...

Sleepless night here dear daughter - and now I'm sad that I can't join in the fun of guessing the jelly beans. As if I can remember how many D said were in there...right! I'm old and feeble and the memory is gone, I think - dang I can't remember, is the memory gone or the eye sight - oh wait, I think it's the hearing. Anyway, I'm thinking, I'm thinking....did she say it was.......................? (yep, sitting here giggling like crazy cause you know I know and I want to give the answer sooooooooooooo bad!)
Enjoy your mini-vacation and don't get too caught up in trying to catch up on everything. Drop those sweet kiddos off at school and take some much needed time for yourself.

So, should I have flowers delivered for R?

Love ya, Mom

stacy a said...

I think R asked a perfectly good question. :)

Enjoy your short break. Those kiddos were pretty lucky. Ask D if she was being swoopsy. Yep, thinking bout last year. Everyone was home and we were totally loving it. Can you believe it's been a year already? They still like each other too. :)

My guess is 899. It's probably not even close but who cares.....I just want to know the answer. Love you guys and miss you SO much!!!!!

Larry and Steph said...

I don't wanna guess unless I get to pick what my alaska care package is...and something tells me that my idea is gonna be a little more expensive than what you had in mind. I miss you guys, and I promise that I'm gonna call you soon. I got your message, and I'm a slug! I stink at picking up the phone though I think a million times a day of something to tell you. Lub you forty nerdy!!!

Larry and Steph said...

L. Boy guesses 793 jelly beans....but if he wins, do I still get to pick that package? LOL

OHmommy said...

Holy guacamole.....

Spring is around the corner. Surely it is. No?

the dragonfly said...

I guess 1723. Just because.

It seems that the snow/freezing cold rain/etc is gone from our area...for now. I hope. Today I took the Little Mister and some friends to go walking in a nearby village. It was nearly 80! Amazing. Of course, it's going to start raining soon, but that's life.

How's your time off going? :)

krissy said...

Totally agree. These Webkinz are addicting. Children must support their own habits. LOL!

Snow sucks!