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A break from summer break

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This week we took a little break from Camp Keep Mom From Going Batpoop Crazy! I am surprised that even with a break I didn’t completely lose my marbles! Here is a little of what we did:

We did A LOT of fighting and bickering over absolutely nothing and absolutely everything.

Fighting

We went to the library and learned all about working out and being healthy. We even got to do a mini workout (which is always easiest when you stick out your tongue).

Workout

 

When we were finished working out we got to decorate our own personal water cups and enjoy a glass of ice cold water.

Water cup

We spent some time at the pool (three days!).

Pool day

We did some art projects using the fridge as an easel.

Fridge art

We finished off the week by going to the Independence Day Celebration, not winning a car, barbequing and watching fireworks with some great friends.

Fourth of July~

And Mom watched almost an entire season of Real Housewives of Atlanta and played candy crush got a lot accomplished around the house. The little break from summer break was nice but we are excited to get back to summer camp next week!

Wingman

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The past two weeks in my perfectly boring life have been pretty busy and kind of not boring! Camp keep mom from going batpoop crazy continues to be kind of epic, as far as summer camps go. Last week we started the week by going to the library where we learned about recycling and then made some awesome Father’s Day cards out of recycled magazines. We also did something (not sure what) that made Ceci mad enough that she didn’t want to be in the picture!

fathers day story time

For our weekly epic field trip we went to Oxbow Meadows, a local creepy,crawly,scary animal reptile rescue. We had planned to attend a class but the class ended up being canceled. The awesome staff made our epic field trip even more epic by giving us a private class where the kids got to learn about several animals, touch a snake and take “shelfies” with this cutie!

shelfies Oxbow

This week we went to the library and then wore the kids out so they would sleep took the kids to the swimming pool for some fun in the sun. For our weekly field trip we went to the Columbus Art Museum.  They had a really fun and interactive scavenger hunt for the kids to make sure the kids don’t touch things keep them interested and let them learn about some of the art. Once we completed our scavenger hunt we got to spend some time in the children’s room which was WAY cool! They had several art projects the kids could do, funny mirrors, a puppet stage and puppets, dress up costumes, a light up lego table and more.

Art museam

Before I go I have to tell you one story that made me laugh! Orlando and Joshua have become pretty good friends. Orlando even told me one day, “Mom, oshua (Joshua) is my best fren.” One day at lunch they were sitting together away from the rest of the group. I overheard part of their conversation. Joshua asked Orlando, “Do you know what a wingman is?” And then they caught me listening! I would have loved to see where that conversation was headed!

wingman

Three weeks done and I’m still only a little bit crazy:)

Mom is Not Crazy

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Well the first full week of summer break is over and I haven’t gone crazy yet. This is mostly because of the most epic “Camp Keep Mom from Going Batpoop Crazy” ever! Every summer camp has an awesome t-shirt. In an effort to be awesome (and not lose any kids on outings) we made some awesome t-shirts of our own. I decided it was best if we left the name of the summer camp off of them. We are lucky to have some of our good friends doing summer camp with us this year.

tshirts

The week started off rough with a pretty epic terrible three tantrum.

cranky pants

Once that was over we went to the library where I almost went completely batpoop crazy. My own kids were angles pretty well behaved. It was some other brats unsupervised children that were climbing all over the adorable furniture that made me twitch a little. Oh and I can’t forget the rude obnoxious adults that lack manners and entirely missed the life lesson, “Library is a quiet place!”

library

The next day we took advantage of the Africa hot weather and hit the pool. Don’t let the sad faces fool you, they had a blast. I forgot to take any pictures until it was time to leave!

Pool fun

What’s summer camp without field trips? Today we took a pretty epic field trip to Krispy Kreme for National Donut Day!

Krispy Kreme

And then to help the wear off the twitchiness, spasms and high excitability caused by the sugar covered sugar circles donuts we took them to an awesome park!

Park fun

We survived week one and we are not completely crazy yet! I would call that a success!

Not crazy yet

 

End of year interview!

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It’s that time of year again! School is out for the summer and the kids are doing their best to make sure I go crazy! Since my blog is pretty much dead and has been since this time last year I almost forgot to do the end of year interviews. I have some great news for you though, I remembered and even better the Bieber fever is over!!! You can see the interviews from last year and the year before here: https://jessdmaldo.wordpress.com/2013/05/30/yearly-interview-3/ and here: https://jessdmaldo.wordpress.com/2012/06/

Skyla finished first grade this year. Here is her interview:
• What is your favorite food? Broccoli (Big change from pizza last year)
• What do you want to be when you grow up? A mom
• What is your favorite color? red
• What is your favorite movie? Despicable Me 2
• Who is your favorite person? Hunter Hayes (swoon)
• What do you want to do this summer? Go to the pool and go to Cici’s Pizza
• What are you going to miss about school ? Reading and Miss Messer
• What is your favorite book ? Just this Once, it’s about this hippopotamus
• If you could do anything what would you do? Get a phone (Lord help us all)
• What is your favorite cartoon? Arthur
• What did you dream about last night? About us going on a boat and then I heard a fire truck and Orlando wasn’t coming only Ceci was
• What are you looking forward to this summer? Going to a birthday party and having a sleep over and going on field trips (This year “Camp Keep Mom from going Batpoop Crazy” is going to be epic)
• How big are you? Uh that’s a tricky one-I’m big
• What is your least favorite food? Cauliflower
• What is your least favorite chore? Cleaning the toilet (funny thing- Skyla has never actually cleaned a toilet!)

 

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Ceci finished pre-k this year. Here is her interview:
• What is your favorite food? macaroni
• What do you want to be when you grow up? An artist
• What is your favorite color? Purple
• What is your favorite movie? Frozen
• Who is your favorite person? One Direction
• What do you want to do this summer? Go eat ice cream
• What are you going to miss about school ? Miss Wells and my friends
• What is your favorite book ? Phineas and Ferb
• If you could do anything what would you do? Go play at the park
• What is your favorite cartoon? Calliou
• What did you dream about last night? We went to the park and played.
• What are you looking forward to this summer? Going to Grandma’s
• How big are you? Uh I don’t know
• What is your least favorite food? broccoli
• What is your least favorite chore? Cleaning the dishes (funny thing-Ceci has never actually cleaned the dishes!)Image

 

Orlando isn’t in school yet but he does go to speech once a week and has done so well! SO just for fun here is his interview:
• What is your favorite food? Hot dogs
• What do you want to be when you grow up? Play with big toys
• What is your favorite color? blue
• What is your favorite movie? Calliou
• Who is your favorite person? My fireman
• What do you want to do this summer? Play at my hockey game
• What are you going to miss about school ? Me miss you at school (??)
• What is your favorite book ? Hockey is my favorite book
• If you could do anything what would you do? Play hockey game
• What is your favorite cartoon? Calliou
• What did you dream about last night? Me shoot my big gun and bubbles
• What are you looking forward to this summer? Playing with kids
• How big are you? This big
• What is your least favorite food? Me don’t know
• What is your least favorite chore? Cleaning

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2013 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 570 times in 2013. If it were a cable car, it would take about 10 trips to carry that many people.

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Yearly Interview

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Today is Miss Skyla’s last day of kindergarten. I am so extremely proud of her and the progress she has made this year. As is tradition I did the end of year interview with her. Here are her replies from last year: https://jessdmaldo.wordpress.com/2012/06/

I am amazed at how much she has grown and changed. It would be nice if we could bust out of the “Bieber Fever” craze though. Here are her replies from this year.

Skyla on the first day of kindergarten

Skyla on the first day of kindergarten

Skyla on the last day of kindergarten

Skyla on the last day of kindergarten

  • What is your favorite food? Pizza
  • What do you want to be when you grow up? A teacher
  • What is your favorite color? Purple
  • What is your favorite movie? Horton Hears a Who
  • Who is your favorite person? Justin Bieber
  • What do you want to do this summer? Go to the pool
  • What are you going to miss about school? Doing work
  • What is your favorite book? Green Eggs and Ham
  • If you could do anything what would you do? Color well actually paint
  • What is your favorite cartoon? Sponge Bob-
  • What did you dream about last night? I dream about Justin Bieber.
  • What are you looking forward to this summer? The beach and the pool
  • How big are you? Uh like six pounds
  • What is your least favorite food? peppers
  • What is your least favorite chore? Picking up dog poop

And since Ceci wants to be just like her sister I interview her too.  Here are her replies:

  • What is your favorite food? Pizza
  • What do you want to be when you grow up? A doctor
  • What is your favorite color? Pink
  • What is your favorite movie? Barney
  • Who is your favorite person? Franklin (the next door neighbor)
  • What do you want to do this summer? Play at the park
  • What are you going to miss about school? Mom I don’t go to school
  • What is your favorite book? Princess and the Frog
  • If you could do anything what would you do? Color
  • What is your favorite cartoon? Angelina Ballerina
  • What did you dream about last night? iCarly
  • What are you looking forward to this summer? My Biri coming to visit
  • How big are you? As big as Caliou because he is a little kid too
  • What is your least favorite food? Broccoli
  • What is your least favorite chore? Cleaning up my room

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I just can’t write a blog post without including Mr. Orlando so here is a picture of Mr. Almost Potty Trained Terrible Twos.

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I have renamed our yearly summer camp to “Camp Keep Mom From Going Batpoop Crazy” Stay tuned for updates…..

2012 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The new Boeing 787 Dreamliner can carry about 250 passengers. This blog was viewed about 1,500 times in 2012. If it were a Dreamliner, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people.

Click here to see the complete report.

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