With the passing of the 4th,
the evil empire Wal-Mart has begun stocking their school supplies. On July 5th. Every teacher out there is cringing right now, I guarantee it. But here's the thing. I LOVE school supplies. Do I love seeing them on July 5th? Not so much. That's just another reminder that summer is halfway over. BUT. I can't help but walk by the school supplies with a little excitement. I finger the glue sticks...smell the crayons...stroke the loose paper. I get all hot and bothered just thinking about it. I know. I have problems. But, you can imagine my excitement when my IRL BFF, Deb, alerted me to the Staples weekly ad. Ladies and gentlemen (are there any gentlemen out there reading?) they have $0.01 folders, pencils, and hand santizer. One cent! The kids and I will be there with bells on when they open this morning.
County fair season is upon us. Is that a big deal in your area? It is here. We are going to one county fair this week and our county fair is next week. Even though we live in a little town, the fair parade is pretty great. We went as a family for the first time last year and the kids had a blast! The kids stood on the edge of the path as they had candy tossed at them. They loved it so I know they will have a blast this year. Speaking of candy. If you ask the Boy what there is at the fair, he responds, "Animals and tractors!" If you ask Little Miss, her response is "Candy and ice cream!" That is so very typical (although I tend to agree with her!)
One of the kids' favorite things to do is pick and "foof" dandelions. Little Miss has recently learned you are to make a wish but not tell anyone or it won't come true. Yesterday she picked one and before she "foofed" it said in a very quiet voice, "I wish for cake and green beans." She is such a nut!
Oh my gosh. The funniest thing just happened. My kids found pictures from the award presentation when I received a teaching award. There is one pic of me with my husband on one side and my principal on the other. Little Miss said, "Who is that guy?" The Boy says, "That's mommy...that's daddy...and that's mommy's boyfriend." Hilarious!
Did anyone happen to see that my title was an "honorable mention" on PW's most recent Name that Photo contest? I just KNEW my entry was going to win. I was slightly disappointed to see it wasn't picked as the winner (I was REALLY digging that camera) but I was happy to see how much traffic I got from just being listed. So, thanks, Ree!
Don't forget to tell me which wedding shower invitation you like best. And if you haven't gone to Scrapblog yet, I highly recommend it. (Unless you have anything else to do today...then you'd better not go. You won't want to quit!)
Last but not least...the answer to the 4th of July quiz. The question was, "Which of these lines is from the Declaration of Independence?"
1)We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union
2)We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal 3)Give me liberty or give me death
The answer is...
2) We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal
Good job, everyone!
The first line (which got 29% of the votes) is from the Constitution and the third line (which NO ONE voted for) was from a speech given by Patrick Henry in 1775 to the Virginia House of Burgesses urging colonists to fight the British.
That concludes this week's history lesson. And probably all history lessons in general.