Saturday, June 1, 2013

Playing Hookie!

I planned a little surprise hookie day for Luke.  The night before we went to the Ranger game and I knew we would be getting home late, so I planned for the 3 of us to have a hookie day on Friday! 
Luke had no idea where we were taking him...
The Sea Life Aquarium

This is the aquarium inside Grapevine Mills Mall.  Earlier in the year we went on a first grade field trip and the kids loved it!  I knew the aquarium would be a ghost town if we could go during the week and  I knew they had scheduled feeding throughout the day so we planned to be there for those!  It was a seahorse feeding day and you should have seen all the baby seahorses eating.  Some were no bigger than the food.  We also bought back stage passes.  This was the best money spent by far!
We got a personal tour of all the aquarium tanks and we were able to see the sea animals from a whole new perspective.  They shared some interesting stories about the animals.  We got to see where they feed them and make their food daily.  The coolest part was getting to see the 2 sea turtles they had recently rescued and learning their amazing story.  I'm bummed I don't have pictures of those 2 guys, but I was really busy crying over their sad stories and asking a million questions to the marine biologist!  Mike and I were in nerd heaven, Luke was a little bored and probably a tad bit embarrassed!

Never a dull moment!

Luke is not the only one who loves a good photo opportunity!  Here is what shenanigans I have been up to...
 Having a little Longhorn moment at Kindergarten registration!
Channeling my inner Praying Mantis at recess!

No big deal-it's just a CYST!

I always struggle at the beginning of Spring with my face.  It always has a freak out on me!  I usually blame it on the end of the school year stress, some poor eating, and my increased sweat glands when it gets this humid.  Well, just like in years past, my face began to freak out at the beginning of May.  I knew this meant a trip to the Dermatologist, but still hesitated...
One Sunday we took Luke to a birthday party at a trampoline park and while I was jumping my brains out I felt my right eye start to hurt  on the brow bone.  It continued to hurt that day and the next morning my eye was swollen shut.  I immediately called the Dermatologist and set an appointment for later in the week.  Obviously a swollen eye is not an big deal in the dermatologist community!  My eye kept getting more swollen and I kept blaming it on my Rosacia.  Everntually some of the kids in class started to get worried that something was wrong with my eye and asked if I was okay!  There was many a remedy and concoction applied throughout the week.
I expected going in to the doctor to get a new topical cream and a new script for some oral meds.  Umm, wrong!
It was a giant cyst that needed to be lanced open!  What the What!!!!
I mean I love all things that can be extracted but this was not what I was expecting!  After several shots to my face and some intricate slicing and squeezing this is what I came home looking like...
 My face is NOT this wide-silly camera!
Don't worry!  I rocked that band aid all day!  Took Luke to soccer practice, ate Rosa's and grocery shopped!  I think the cashier felt sorry for me and honored my expired coupon!
Oh, and Justin sent me this amazing get well!!

Random Luke sightings!!!

Captured on my iphone some random Luke sightings...
A little NASCAR sighting at Walmart!

 Luke's new family apparently!
 Field trip fun at the pond at school!
 Luke's 1st goal!  Best birthday gift to me ever!
 A bunch of silliness after church!
Looking cool and running errands with Mom!

Easter Weekend!

Ok, Easter was so long ago that thankfully I have some pictures or I would not remember a single thing about it! 
A cool thing that the school hosts is a teacher's kids Easter egg hunt after school!  I love this about my new school and how they value teacher's kids!  There were so many eggs that at one point most of the kids just sat down and started looking in eggs and if it was not "loot worthy", meaning held some money, they would just lay it back down.  Man, spoiled kids problems!

While we were at church the Easter bunny dropped by our house.  That sneaky guy somehow always gets into the house and makes a trail for Luke to follow!

Some cute, but rare photos of us with our most favorite treat!

Is it too late to wish everyone a Happy Easter?!

Luke's 6th birthday!

Luke had a BIG birthday week!  He's 6 so every 6 year old should celebrate for at least a week, right!
On his actual birthday, M signed up to be the Watch D.O.G. Dad at school, so Dad got to spend the whole day with the boy too!  He celebrated in class with cookies and chilled like a rockstar with Dad around the school!
On Saturday, we celebrated at Let's Jump!  This is the world's stinkiest, smells like feet, sweat hole of a birthday mecca!  A sweet co-worker made Luke his awesome Lego cake!  It was delish!!  Some friends from class and some friends outside of school made this a party to remember!  Luke had a blast putting on a show for everyone while opening gifts!

 Happy Birthday to a cool 6 year old!