A...Guess what? I know how to tie my shoes. Yep. I do. Know what that means? I get to wear my Twinkle Toes shoes my mommy wouldn't let me wear until I learned how to tie my shoes myself. I guess I see her point. I mean, she'd have to be tying my shoes a lot. Because I didn't know how to tie them. But now I do! Yippee! See, there was this class at "The Mall of the America," at one of my my mommy's favorite stores: Nordstrom. They even let us in early to go to shoe tyin' class! The lights weren't even all on in there. And then I heard voices over the ceiling that talked about a fashion show. We didn't do that though. We tied shoes.
They taught us a little poem to go along with tying our shoes. We made a mountain and found a secret hole. That part was tricky. But I got it. Afterwards they gave us a bag with lots of things in it. And, guess what?! We even got to have a free chocolate chip cookie from the cafe downstairs! There was a surprise in the cookies: gooey chocolate chips. I shared a bite with my mommy because I know how much she loves chocolate chips. We were really lucky to have a cookie in the MORNING! But the best part is now I know how to tie my shoes! And...I'm only 5.
C...Guess what? I know how to tie my shoes! Wait, you already knew that? It was my sister, wasn't it. She was the one who told you. She always tells everything first. Well, I'm going to tell you too! We went to "The Mall of the 'Merica" on Saturday and went to a shoe tying class. I didn't even know we were going to a class until my mama told me. She always does the neatest things with us. I love it. I was a little frustrated with tying my shoes at first. I kept getting mixed up with the laces.
The first part is the trickiest for me. After I get that part down then it's easy-peasy-lemon-squeezy. I can even go super fast through the mountain-making loop and finding the secret hole. But even then sometimes I go too fast and have to start over. It takes lots and lots of practice. Sometimes I get frustrated but then I try again. Daddy says I have to do it over and over again to get really good at it. By the time the class was finished I could do it! I think my sister could do it before me, but that's ok. I still got to do it.
And, did you hear that we had a chocolate chip cookie in the morning? I know. Lucky. Then we had apple juice with it. My favorite. I always drink that up way too fast, but it's because I love it so much! Another thing I really liked about that morning was the bag of stuff we got. There were some little toys in our bag and a paper shoe for us to practice on. The nice girls that taught our class gave us a balloon, too. I got a green one to match my shirt. I'm happy Mommy and Daddy took us to practice shoe tying because now I can wear my basketball shoes. They're really fast shoes that my dad bought for me this winter when I played basketball. Now I can wear those ones and my sneakers. I love wearing my tie shoes!
What do you say about yourself? Well, I guess I'm a wife, mommy and teacher. I am blessed with a wonderful family-a husband and twin 10 year olds. I can't ask for much more than that. I love ice cream and any other dessert that has chocolate in it. Is it possible to have too much sugar in one day? I have been known to have ice cream for dinner, but don't tell my kids that! I've been blogging for about 7 years and love it. It is the perfect way to keep track of my family's happenings for me, J and the kids.
Husband, Daddy, Cook, Jungle Gym...let's see what else can I come up with? These are just of the few names J has in our family. He does everything and anything! I couldn't ask to have anyone other than him in my life. Married for 15 years, together since high school-we've been through a lot! He is a wonderful daddy to our twins and loves them so very much. They are utterly in awe of him as am I, every day.
A is our little peanut of a girl. She is full of spunk and personality. She is a little Mommy in her 10 year old self, always taking care and keeping track of her twin brother, C. Her favorite thing to do dance in her room with her door closed. She has to keep that brother out somehow! Her current favorite family game is Uno, which she is very good at! She's an artist in training, loves to ride her two-wheel bike and is a great helper around the house. She loves school, swimming, reading books, eating spaghetti and anything that's chocolate. Hmmm...who's daughter do you think she is?
C is our boy...a "boy-boy" if you know what I mean. At the current moment in his 10-year-old self, he plays catch with anyone around, with whatever ball is in season! He loves swimming, riding bikes and wrestling Daddy. He is our adventurous eater and will try anything we give him...though he doesn't always like it, but at least he tries! We love him so much and couldn't imagine life without him!