Monday, September 24, 2007
Friday, September 21, 2007
My blog has been visited by friends, family, and interested parties from around the United States since I started it. But the blog is now officially an international sensation! Ok, maybe that's an exaggeration. But, according to my trusty sitemeter, we have now been visited by inhabitants of both Malaysia and Norway! How 'bout that? Word is spreading! :)
Alexandra is currently doing an online fundraiser for her school... and you can help!
1. Go to http://www.kathrynbeich.com/ before 10/19/2007
2. Shop from their great selection of personalized items, chocolates, and more!
3. Enter 120792 under Option 1 after selecting an item.
By entering number 120792, you'll credit Alexandra and her school with a large percentage of your purchase price.
Alexandra thanks you for all your help!
~Mom on the Edge
Wow 2-0 going into week 3...who would've guessed it?
You guys did a much better job of catching the ball in week 2. But you'll have to do even better this week. The Giants defense is weak. Get the ball to Moss and he'll be unstoppable. You will NEED touchdowns, not just field goals to beat NY. While the defense is lacking (big time!), their offense is solid. You're going to have to outscore them, not just try to stop them.
And just a note....the last time you guys played the Giants you got 10 penalties for 100 yards! Not cool. Don't let it happen again or you will lose...again!
~Mom on the Edge
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit down together at the table of brotherhood.
I have a dream that one day even the state of Mississippi, a state sweltering with the heat of injustice, sweltering with the heat of oppression, will be transformed into an oasis of freedom and justice.
I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.
I have a dream today.
I have a dream that one day, down in Alabama, with its vicious racists, with its governor having his lips dripping with the words of interposition and nullification; one day right there in Alabama, little black boys and black girls will be able to join hands with little white boys and white girls as sisters and brothers.
I have a dream today."
Monday, September 17, 2007
Sunday, September 16, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Dear Jason, the Burger King cashier:
Thank you so much for making my son the happiest kid in town. When we ordered his kid's meal with a new BK mini NFL jersey included as a prize, my 3 year old son (a HUGE Redskins fan) naturally assumed he would be getting a Redskins mini jersey. Imagine his disappointment when he pulled out a Carolina Panthers mini jersey instead. He was devastated. But when he turned to you and asked if you had a Redskins jersey instead, my heart nearly broke. This being a Redskins town, I thought the odds of that were pretty slim. But you, Jason, came through for my son. You told him, "hang tight for a minute, little man." Then you left the restaurant, leaving Sam completely confused. When you reappeared carrying the mini jersey that you had secured for yourself and handed it over to Sam, he nearly burst with excitement and squealed, "it's the Redskins, Mom! I told you I can have the Redskins!"
He may not know how wonderful a thing you did, Jason. But I do. I hope you get a replacement mini jersey from one of those boxes. And even if you don't, remember you're one little guy's hero. Thanks.
~Mom on the Edge
When you wrote that line, had your husband also buried the phone bill under a pile of crap at his office and forgotten to pay it...leaving you with no phone service? Oh wait, you never had a husband. That must just be a problem I have. Sorry to bother you!
~Mom on the Edge
p.s. to any friends or family members who have tried to call me, only to get that sweet message from Cavalier Telephone...the phone should be back on tomorrow. They say it takes 24 hours. Why is that? Whatever. Call the cell.
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
Friday, September 7, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
You're at school right now, your very first day of kindergarten. This morning was chaos, no big surprise. We are not morning people around here. When your brand new hot pink alarm clock went off for the very first time this morning, you tried to ignore it....so much like your dad. When I came in to turn it off, you rolled over and said, "That thing is way too loud. It woke me up!" :) We decided to lay around in my bed for a couple of minutes while Daddy was in the shower, but it was short-lived as we had so much to do this morning.
I started making breakfast---your favorite, bacon and toast---while you got dressed and brushed your hair. I decided to surprise you with a cute toast creation that I had heard would wow any kid. Apparently you are not just any kid....thanks a lot, Rachel Ray! You were totally unimpressed and asked me why in the world I would write on your toast. At least your little brother thought it was cool.
Realizing you had to be at school in ten minutes and no one was dressed besides you, we began the mad dash around the house to correct the situation. We gathered your school supplies, your "I love Jack" Pirates of the Caribbean messenger bag (so chic), and your pink camouflage lunch bag and headed out the door. I was feeling a little nervous for you, wondering if the kids in your class would be nice, whether they would take to your outgoing personality immediately or if they would shy away. I just wanted your first day to be great!
We arrived at the school a few minutes before the first bell. There were parents and kids everywhere. You were walking kind of slowly and I wondered if you were getting nervous or if you were just still unhappy about having to see the world before 8am. My stomach started to knot up a bit, hoping you weren't scared to start this new journey. You eased my fears pretty quickly though...
I opened the door and you strolled right in, without looking back even to say goodbye. You entered your new school life to a chorus of little girls squealing, "Alex! Come sit with me!!!" They love you. I knew they would. :)