Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Wednesday Scoop

Lots to talk about today.

First, let's start with this kid. THIS KID was chosen as one of top 4 kids in his class to compete in the Spelling Bee tomorrow. He's a spelling wizard, so it didn't surprise me.....but I'm thrilled for him! Carter is super smart all around, but has a real knack for this. Definitely a Clemens gene because Blake can't spell at all. About 10 years ago, he sent me with a grocery list and requested I get "begals". I almost came home with a dozen dogs.

Lainey is continuing to embark her cuteness on the world. This time, by putting Meow Meow in her baby bjorn to go on walks. You I want to do with Batman.....but he won't sit still.

Have you ever heard of Meow Meow? This "public figure" of ours has 145 fans on Facebook. Who knew so many people would "like" a fake cat?

Been playing outside a lot. Most often with trains, of course.

Meow Meow's learning to read.

And, I'm obsessed with Stieg Larsson. On his second right now.....third (and final of the series) comes out on May 25! This is a whole new genre of reading for me. Crime and mystery. Used to think it was reserved for geeks. Turns out it is and I'm one of them!

Sweet punkin pie Laine.

Picnics.....even on the driveway......are so fun.

OK, let me see if I can get through this next part without having a total fit of laughter. Jack re-discovered his Thomas the Tank Engine singing toothbrush and walks around the house like he's in the 80's holding a jambox. I kid you not.

Lainey doesn't totally understand the point.....and because she does not have a singing toothbrush (on the grocery list)......she uses her dad's.....that doesn't sing......but there is a button to she thinks it's the same.

Thank God she's pretty. She might not be our brightest kid.

And, on that note, I'm going to go find my Mother of the Year award and polish it up before hitting Costco and Target with the punks. Lots to do still to prepare for Coco's visit. And, Sass's wedding.

Oh. I almost forgot. Coco isn't in hiding. Her computer is acting up.

And, Sass? A bit nervous. A whole lot nutty right now. I called her last night to see what she was wearing on Saturday to see if the dress I chose was appropriate. She called me back this morning. AT 8:00AM. I don't think she's been up that early since I babysat her back in the day. Yall say some prayers that Coco doesn't have to cause a scene and draw attention to herself so that Sass can throw up mid-ceremony. I mean, that would be awesome blog material. But, not good for pictures.


aunt caroline said...

Oh, how I love your little dopes. Too bad my toothbrush is just the Target brand. I wish mine sang!

Congrats to Carter! I can't wait to hear how it went. Have him call me!

The Potters said...

Lainey is so incredibly precious and cute!!! (So are the boys, but you know...)

Moni said...

I love the prewedding jitters that brides go through before the wedding....wonder if she will realize that none of it really mattered after it is over! I love the spelling bee we have at school. I was so proud that one of my third graders won the grade level bee with a word from the 10th grade list. I was even having to look at the list when he was spelling to make sure it was correct! HARD!!!

BTW...Blake needs a new toothbrush. Those bristles look a bit worn....

If the shoe FITZ said...

LC is all sexy in her backless top!

Carter is the man!

I was just about to email Coco...was getting a tad bit worried!

Momma to the A's said...

Love the pic of the back of the two littles. Love Lainey's backless top! Also, love that you guys are able to picnic outside... gorgeous!

Way to go Carter! Good luck buddy!

Can't wait to hear about Coco's visit and Sass's wedding.

Dee Stephens said...

I'm with Fitz - love Lane's backless attire!
Jack and the toothbrush.. something my nephew Reed would do!

Kim said...

1. Congrats to Carter. 2. Laniey and jack are too cute with their singing toothbrushes. 3. I need to become a meow, meow, that it just funny. 4. Have a great time this weekend!

Unknown said...

Gurl, just get Jack and Lainey to polish that Mother of the Year award...with their tootbrushes...if you can tear them away from their ears. Brian can't spell either but he's still super smart :).

Sara said...

Yay for Carter!! Hope he wins it. Because I'm competitive like that.

Jack and Lainey = totally scrumptious! Love them.

I need a picture of the dress you're wearing on SAT.

The Soladay Family said...

You KNOW I love a kid who can spell. He's awesome.

Kansas will never be the same after this weekend!

Allyson and Dave said...

I hope the wedding goes well but at least you will have Coco there to save the day if it does not.

Pam Bowers said...

Picked for the spelling bee...that's awesome!

I just love all the pics. You have cute kidlets.

It makes me feel old when kids I babysat as a teen or in my early 20's grow up, get married and have kids. It's not fair!!! I'm not getting older so why should they? lol

FROGGITY! said...

lainey could be a model!

have a great time at the wedding!! hopefully no scenes... :)

Hattie said...

Baaaahahaha! Girl you are too funny! Love all the pics, especially Lainey and the toothbrush. Congrats and good luck to Carter at the spelling bee. I stink at spelling. I didn't want to start playing "Words w/ Friends" because I'm that bad! Ha!

Tutus and Choo-Choos said...

Does having a singing toothbrush make your kids want to brush their teeth more? If this works I will have to go out and buy 4 singing toothbrushes for my kiddos.

SASS said...

My favorite quotes from our 8am convo:

"OMG, are your kids up right now?!"
"Ummmm, yeah. They've been up since 6. But you're joking, right?"

"Lainey, hush, Sass is already stressed enough and doesn't need you yelling."

Nothing like Yainey and Jack to make me feel sane.
Can't wait to see you!!!!!

Rebekah Williams said...

Are you serious about the Facebook Meow Meow thing? You kill me!!!

Nate, Abbey, Noah, Blaire and Tatum said...

I was laughing the whole time I was reading this...hilarious. Your kids are adorable and I cannot wait until Blaire's hair is that long and I can do cute stuff with it!

The Rand's said...

That's awesome about Carter! Congrats to him!
I'm with everyone else, love LC's backless top. Precious.

Kristen said...

That pic of Lainey combing her hair with the toothbrush is awesome... and I am so in love with Meow Meow and a proud follower of his (her??) on FB. And that baby bjorn for Meow Meow is precious.

Congrats to Carter!!!

The Lenzers said...

classic!!! we should just wear our MOTY awards around our necks like a medal when we go out in public for all the on lookers to see!!