Wednesday, November 28, 2012


The month is almost over and I just now managed to make a blog post. Though I don't get to post often, I still keep plugging along, one day I know it'll be helpful when I am looking back at things the kids did, sort of a baby book in other words.

So what has been going on this month? I've been pretty busy especially with Girl Scout stuff! Earlier this month, we headed to Talladega for a 100th Yr Celebration: Daisy Jam 2012 and no it wasn't a racing thing. They tons of games and activities for the girls to earn points and ribbons through out the day.  While we didn't win anything (hard to compete against large troops) we had tons of fun.  The weather was perfect, and it was pretty cool being at Talladega on the speedway and pit row. 

Jessica and I
The following weekend was another Girl Scout event, Alabama's Place in Space at the US Space and Rocket Center.  It was a sleepover and what is cool is you get to sleep under the Saturn V Rocket in the Davidson Center.  Not everyone can say they have done that. This was our 2nd year participating in this event and they change it each time.  The girls got to learn a lot about space, try hands on activities, build and shoot Rockets and of course visit all the simulators. 

Rock Climbing

Science Experiment, learning about Rocket Fuel

Girls with our Guide, Anthony
Other things in November, oh yes Thanksgiving.  It was quiet and low key.  We stayed home, cooked lots of food, had my mom over, ate lots of food, lots of pie and that was about it.  It was good though, it as nice to have a laid back day rather than a crazy one. 

The girls both got progress reports this month at school, all A's for Hailey and all A's and 1 B for Jessica.  We're proud of them both.  Jess is talking about trying out for track at school, which won't be until Feb.  I am not sure how I feel about that lol because she has spring softball too, so we'll see. Hailey will most likely be playing Spring soccer because she really loved it this fall. 

Kaitlyn is doing well right now too, she's getting used to the UCP playgroup, actually walked in this week with no tears! WOOT! That's big! She is also doing well with speech and physical therapy, so we're on the happy end of the spectrum right now.

Other than that, we're just gearing up for Christmas and I do have to brag, we're done shopping! Did the majority of it online before Thanksgiving, some on Black Friday online and in person, but we didn't go out until 8pm on Friday and the stores were pretty quiet.  The best thing was we still scored all the things we wanted at the BF price!

I think that about catches us up on November, so hopefully I can post again soon! ;)

Blog Name

So I've been thinking about the name of my blog and whether I should change it or not.  When I first started blogging it was View from A Blonde, but then I would get all kinds of strange people finding it based on what they were googling! It was crazy.  Then I decided Playgroup Mommy would fit because it was kind of my identity at that time.  Now it's not.  I am still in the group but it's not who I am...which makes me think maybe I should change.  Though if I do it, I have no idea what I would choose, so that's not helping any. 

What to do, what to do....