Monday, June 30, 2008

Monday Funnies... Enjoy :)

To all of you who are teachers and those who ever tried to fool a teacher!  :)

The Final Exam

At Penn state University, there were four sophomores taking chemistry and all of them had an 'A' so far.  These four friends were so confident that, the weekend before finals, they decided to visit some friends and have a big party.  They had a great tie but, after all the hearty partying, they slept all day Sunday and didn't make it back to Penn State until early Monday morning.  Rather than taking the final then, they decided that they would explain to their professor why they missed it.  They said that they visited friends but on the way back they had a flat tire.  As a result, they missed the final.  The Professor agreed they could make up the final next day.  The guys were excited and relieved.  They studied that night for the exam.  The next day the Professor placed them in separate rooms and gave them a test booklet.  They quickly answered the first problem worth 5 points.  Cool, they thought!  Each one in separate rooms, thinking this was going to be easy... then they turned the page.  On the second page was written...

For 95 points:  Which tire?                            

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Report card for the first two weeks of summer...

Our first full week of summer held soccer camp for both of the wild things.  Hunter loved the coaches that came over for the MLS camp last year so we signed both of them up for it this year.  They both {even Jorden who we were beginning to think maybe soccer wasn't her thing} came away at the end of the week asking if they could go again!  

Hunter had his spring piano recital.  This time he managed to memorize his songs ~ both of them.  I do think he is enjoying it but was ready for it to be a summer break.

We ~ as in Bart and I ~ had a beautiful moment at the Apple store.  {I think Hunter thought he had died and gone to heaven in there too  :)}  The box below came home with us  :)  Fast new computer = happy more rested mommy  :)

Week one ... PASS

Week two has included a new adventure for the Bailey house... Cub Scout Day Camp!  WOW!  That is all I can say.  There are, thankfully, some very very dedicated people that made the week a perfectly memorable week for our boys... small tornado and all!

While Hunter was at scout camp.... Jorden was lost!  She needs him to function and that became very obvious very quickly.  So we did things that Hunter would never dream of agreeing to.  The best part of our week was the tea party she had for her American Girl dolls.... Kit, Samantha, and Ellie.

She and I also found some perfect shoes that had to come home with us and have not left her feet since.
We closed out week two with our first of I'm sure what will be many trips to the pool.  Finally this year they can both swim!  

Week 2.... Another Passing Grade!

As a closing shot.... we are all very excited about the upcoming Olympics.  Especially little miss Jorden.  The gymnastics trials this weekend made her head twirl... along with the rest of her body ~ literally!  I think we will have to give gymnastics a try this fall.  After all with this kind of talent who knows maybe the Olympics of 2016...

Sunday, June 8, 2008

Now Let's review...

Let see what a chaotically fun week involves...

2 class end of the year parties. At least this time they were on different days so I could be at both instead of bouncing back an forth :)

The last day of school. This year I remembered to take a last day of school picture so I could compare the changes from the first day of school. Conclusion.... the kids are growing up way too fast!

Date night on Thursday. Since school was out we decided to go then. We got a fabulous babysitter that the kids all ready want back (yea someone fun they want) and went out riding on the new bikes. Bart had figured out a 20 mile loop earlier in the week and we were ready. Well I had been warned about the clips on the shoes being tricky and to plan on falling. Should have listened a little closer... 3 times I fell! I now have a beautiful case of road rash on my right leg, a very bruised knee on my left and the bottom of my left hand hurts to touch anything. I still had an amazing time and can't wait to go again! It is an amazing rush to be moving down the road with nothing slowing you down... it really clears your head.

Friday morning started with my early workout but this week was a little different. I thought it would be a good idea to try and do all three ... swim, bike, run .... a few times before the triathlon in July. Just so I could see how I felt make adjustments before hand and really be ready. So I went and swam my 500 meters, went to spin class with Katherine, then met Lindsay for an outside run. I was tiered and it was humid/hot. Needless to say definitely need to keep training :) Then once the kids finally rolled out of bed about 9:45 or so we had a primary activity. Fun water games in the park, a perfect kick off to summer.

Saturday now. Bart had been telling me all week he had something for all of us to go do Saturday night and we would be leaving around 6. Ok great I don't have to come up with entertainment, that works for me. When asked where we were going he wouldn't tell. I am not very good about surprises. So after a day of yard work and finally a haircut for me ( side note... I am finally not closer to blond again... Tony agreed it was time to be a burnett again :)) we get all the orders for the week done and to the post office and start driving south. Several things are south of us... Six Flags, The convention center, oh yea and the Ballpark! We had a very fun night at the Rangers game. Best seats ever..... on the first base line! The kids had sooo much fun and somehow they both ended up coming home with balls. Jorden got hers from the other teams first base coach who had come over to Hunter and offered it to him if he would cheer for them while we were up getting food. Hunter said no he was there to root for the Texas Rangers. So when we got back he came over and gave it to Jorden since her brother wouldn't cheer for them. She was soo excited wouldn't let go of it all night. Then someone hit a foul and the Rangers first base coach got the ball and tossed it to Hunter! What are the odds... oh well it definitely helped settle the arguing over the ball :)

Now it is Sunday which will include a primary lesson needing to be taught and some preparation for next weeks soccer camp. I have so many things whirling around in my head to get done to make this summer super fun so I am going to try and get them done this week while they are at camp. I'll keep you posted.

To finish Kristi over at Everythings Pink had a fun post this week. She got it from Neighbor Jane Paynes Newsletter. It is a list of 200 have and have nots. The ones in bold are my haves! Happy reading..... (The bold one's are haves... the others are have not done (yet)...)

1. Touched an iceberg
2. Slept under the stars
3. Been a part of a hockey fight
4. Changed a baby's diaper
5. Watched a meteor shower
6. Given more than you can afford to charity
7. Swam with wild dolphins
8. Climbed a mountain
9. Held a tarantula
10. Said "I love you" and meant it
11. Bungee jumped
12. Visited Paris
13. Watched a lightning storm at sea
14. Stayed up all night long and watched the sun rise
15. Seen the Northern Lights
16. Gone to a huge sports game
17. Walked the stairs to the top of the Statue of Liberty
18. Grown and eaten your own vegetables
19. Looked up at the night sky through a telescope
20. Had an uncontrollable giggling fit at the worst possible moment
21. Had a pillow fight
22. Bet on a winning horse
23. Taken a sick day when you're not ill
24. Built a snow fort
25. Held a lamb
26. Gone skinny dipping
27. Taken an ice cold bath
28. Had a meaningful conversation with a beggar
29. Seen a total eclipse
30. Ridden a roller coaster
31. Hit a home run
32. Danced like a fool and not cared who was looking
33. Adopted an accent for fun
34. Visited the birthplace of your ancestors
35. Felt very happy about your life, even for just a moment
36. Loved your job 90% of the time
37. Had enough money to be truly satisfied

38. Watched wild whales
39. Gone rock climbing
40. Gone on a midnight walk on the beach
41. Gone sky diving
42. Visited Ireland (lived there and going to run there in October 2009)
43. Ever bought a stranger a meal at a restaurant
44. Visited India
45. Bench-pressed your own weight
46. Milked a cow
47. Alphabetized your personal files
48. Ever worn a superhero costume
49. Sung karaoke
50. Lounged around in bed all day
51. Gone scuba diving
52. Kissed in the rain
53. Played in the mud
54. Gone to a drive-in theater
55. Done something you should regret, but don't
56. Visited the Great Wall of China
57. Started a business
58. Taken a martial arts class
59. Been in a movie
60. Gone without food for 3 days
61. Made cookies from scratch
62. Won first prize in a costume contest
63. Got flowers for no reason
64. Been in a combat zone
65. Spoken more than one language fluently
66. Gotten into a fight while attempting to defend someone
67. Bounced a check
68. Read - and understood - your credit report
69. Recently bought and played with a favorite childhood toy
70. Found out something significant that your ancestors did
71. Called or written your Congress person
72. Picked up and moved to another city to just start over
73. Walked the Golden Gate Bridge
74. Helped an animal give birth
75. Been fired or laid off from a job
76. Won money
77. Broken a bone
78. Ridden a motorcycle
79. Driven any land vehicle at a speed of greater than 100 mph
80. Hiked to the bottom of the Grand Canyon
81. Slept through an entire flight: takeoff, flight, and landing
82. Taken a canoe trip that lasted more than 2 days
83. Eaten sushi
84. Had your picture in the newspaper
85. Read The Bible cover to cover
86. Changed someone's mind about something you care deeply about
87. Gotten someone fired for their actions
88. Gone back to school
89. Changed your name (last name counts... right??)
90. Caught a fly in the air with your bare hands
91. Eaten fried green tomatoes
92. Read The Iliad
93. Taught yourself an art from scratch
94. Killed and prepared an animal for eating
95. Apologized to someone years after inflicting the hurt
96. Communicated with someone without sharing a common spoken language
97. Been elected to public office
98. Thought to yourself that you're living your dream
99. Had to put someone you love into hospice care
100. Sold your own artwork to someone who didn't know you
101. Had a booth at a street fair
102. Dyed your hair
103. Been a DJ
104. Rocked a baby to sleep
105. Ever dropped a cat from a high place to see if it really lands on all four
106. Raked your carpet
107. Brought out the best in people
108. Brought out the worst in people

109. Worn a mood ring
110. Ridden a horse
111. Carved an animal from a piece of wood or bar of soap
112. Cooked a dish where four people asked for the recipe
113. Buried a child
114. Gone to a Broadway (or equivalent to your country) play
115. Been inside the pyramids
116. Shot a basketball into a basket
117. Danced at a disco
118. Played in a band
119. Shot a bird
120. Gone to an arboretum
121. Tutored someone
122. Ridden a train
123. Brought an old fad back into style
124. Eaten caviar
125. Let a salesman talk you into something you didn’t need
126. Ridden a giraffe or elephant
127. Published a book
128. Pieced a quilt
129. Lived in an historic place
130. Acted in a play or performed on a stage

131. Asked for a raise
132. Made a hole-in-one
133. Gone deep sea fishing
134. Gone roller skating
135. Run a marathon
136. Learned to surf
137. Invented something
138. Flown first class
139. Spent the night in a 5-star luxury suite
140. Flown in a helicopter
141. Visited Africa
142. Sang a solo
143. Gone spelunking
144. Learned how to take a compliment
145. Written a love-story
146. Seen Michelangelo’s David
147. Had your portrait painted
148. Written a fan letter
149. Spent the night in something haunted
150. Owned a St. Bernard or Great Dane
151. Ran away
152. Learned to juggle
153. Been a boss
154. Sat on a jury
155. Lied about your weight
156. Gone on a diet
157. Found an arrowhead or a gold nugget
158. Written a poem
159. Carried your lunch in a lunchbox
160. Gotten food poisoning
161. Gone on a service, humanitarian or religious mission
162. Hiked the Grand Canyon
163. Sat on a park bench and fed the ducks
164. Gone to the opera
165. Gotten a letter from someone famous
166. Worn knickers
167. Ridden in a limousine
168. Attended the Olympics
169. Can hula or waltz
170. Read a half dozen Nancy Drew or Hardy Boys books
171. Been stuck in an elevator
172. Had a revelatory dream
173. Thought you might crash in an airplane
174. Had a song dedicated to you on the radio or at a concert
175. Saved someone’s life
176. Eaten raw whale
177. Know how to tat, smock or do needlepoint
178. Laughed till your side hurt

179. Straddled the equator
180. Taken a photograph of something other than people that is worth framing
181. Gone to a Shakespeare Festival
182. Sent a message in a bottle
183. Spent the night in a hostel
184. Been a cashier
185. Seen Old Faithful geyser erupt
186. Joined a union
187. Donated blood or plasma
188. Built a campfire
189. Kept a blog
190. Had hives
191. Worn custom made shoes or boots
192. Made a PowerPoint presentation
193. Taken a Hunter’s Safety Course
194. Served at a soup kitchen
195. Conquered the Rubik’s cube <BR>196. Know CPR
197. Ridden in or owned a convertible
198. Found a long lost friend
199. Helped solve a crime
200. Responded to a NJP newsletter

If you are feeling so inclined... go ahead and copy this and do your own list. Made me start thinking about all the things I still want to do and why am I waiting to do them?