Sunday, June 22, 2008

Life in General

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Not much going on here. I'm sick, along with Ta and T.G. We went to Carowinds on Friday, a birthday party yesterday, and spent the afternoon hanging a chalkboard that TJ made me for my birthday. Yes, my birthday is in January. Yes, he finished it in June, only 5 months later. He still needs to build a frame around it and we joked that the frame will be my anniversary gift. . . next year.

The kids and I are doing some fun things this week. Tuesday is my luncheon with the senator. I am excited yet nervous, especially because I am battling a cold. TJ is coming with me, and I decided to bring Th with us, too. This is a rare opportunity and I want him to experience it with us. I have a sitter coming to stay the day with Ta and T.G. I am nervous because I have to get up in front of a bunch of people I don't know to accept the scholarship, and I have to say a few words of thanks. TJ has been joking that I need to prepare a speech just in case, but when I asked the senator's secretary, she just said a "few words" would be fine.

Wednesday we are going to our local county museum for lunch and a hands-on presentation of African music. The kids will get to make their own musical instruments to bring home. There are other exhibits at the museum, and a nature walk that we will go on after lunch.

We are also going to see a movie on Thursday. Th has only been to the movie theater once, and Ta has never gone. I have a sitter coming to stay with T.G., and Th's friend is joining us at the theater. The local cinema does a summer movie program where admission is free and popcorn and drinks only cost $1. I figure even if the kids don't sit through the entire movie, I'm not out a ton of money.

On another subject, I have to share this funny story. With all of our children, TJ and I had names picked out before we even knew what we were having. However, that is not the case with this one! We just cannot agree on anything, and it is beginning to affect our neighbors and children. My neighbor suggested the name Toucan Sam (boy) or Toucan Samantha (girl). Here's Ta's suggestion:

Ta: Mommy, what we are going to name the new baby?

Me: I don't know, honey.

Ta: How about Taco?

Me: Taco? That's different. You like Taco?

Ta: Yes. I really want the new baby's name to be Taco.

I was surprised that he understood the whole 'T' theme at the age of 3. I laughed so hard, and he is adamant on naming the baby Taco. He's going to be so disappointed!

*I'm thankful I live in a city that has so much to offer its residents, and children who have creative minds.*

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