Tuesday, October 17, 2017

She TRIED to Make Me Cry!

The goofballs had their "student led" parent-teacher conferences this week.

It was pretty cool - they got to be in charge and lead us through a presentation of their strengths and also their opportunities for growth.

Today was Meron's and she was killing it - taking questions, answering them, just flowing with it so well.

I was stupid proud of her!

Then - when all questions were done - she says:

"I have one more thing..."

And she pulls out this letter with a picture she had gone to our blog and gotten all by herself... it was the very first picture of her, me and Laura all together.

She went on to read the letter out loud to us. It said:

"Dear Mom and Dad ~

Thank you for everything that you do for me with school and at home - like helping me with my math that I struggled with in quarter one.

I really appreciate that so much. I love you so much Mommy and Daddy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Love, Meron
Bite lip... hard.

Sniffle... blame it on allergies...


You almost had me weeping right there in front of your teacher...

Girl... I am so proud of how hard you have worked this first quarter... ESPECIALLY with things like math that tried to knock ya down but you just stood up and tackled it!

Great presentation, great work and great letter Meron...

We love you girl!!

Monday, October 16, 2017

Rock of Kindness

We all know how much I love the "paint the rock and hide it trend" - so I was super pumped when we were walking into Target yesterday and Z-Dogg exclaimed:

"A rock!"
and proceeded to hold up a painted rock that was bigger than his head!

And it was a dope looking creative rock too - with an excellent message!

All it said was:


And Zechie LOVES it!

I asked him tonight: "Where ya gonna hide it, Z-Dogg?"

And he smiled and said: "I just wanna keep it daddy... it's so nice!

And so it stays!

Welcome to the family, Rock of Kindness!

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Bump, Set, Spike!

Meron wrapped up her volleyball season Friday night...

And she HATED to see it end!

She has really found a love for this sport and I love watching her at it!

She's a fierce little server too!

Drilling that thing every time!

She's learned a lot this season... things like the referees (and their bad/missed calls) are part of the game!

No challenging here, Meron!

She loved her team and had a really good coach who made it fun while they learned the sport too!

Way to give it your all this season Meron - and have fun doing it!

Mommy and daddy are super proud of ya!

Great season, Meron - can't wait til the next one!

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Running, Sisters and Smiles

Somebody had her very first cross country invitational this morning... and she was PUMPED!

We rolled out of bed at dark thirty - packed up and headed out about an hour to the race.

The weather cooperated and was AWESOME!

No wind, no snow, no freezing temps... just sunshine and a beautiful course to run on!

One of the things I always insist on out there is that we're smiling!

If we're not happy and enjoying it - why would we be doing it?

Mebbie flashed me her signature smile every time she passed me and I even overheard a parent point at her and say to her friend:

"Look at that girl - smiling while she's running!"
That's a win for us - she's taking that bright light of hers all over the place!

There will be plenty of time to worry about pacing, techniques, strategy and times... but for now... we smile and we run for the fun of it!

One of Mebbie's biggest cheerleaders even rolled out with us before dawn and ran all over the course like a mad woman cheering her little sister on at every spot she could!

I couldn't be any more proud of either of these two today!

Way to show the world what awesome looks like, girls!

Friday, October 13, 2017

Friday the 13th

Meron has been on an intense "Friday the 13th" kick since she heard somebody talking about it at school.

The funny thing is - she has NO IDEA - what it even is or what it means... in her head it's just a really scary day - or as Mebbie put it... "A day where people where scary hockey masks..."

I don't even know where they pick this stuff up!?!

Well - tonight - she was dead set on "scaring daddy."

She put in a bunch of time "zombie-fying" her face and then tried to creep up on me to give me the scare!

I actually switched it on her and gave her a good scare - but what scared me even more was finding out she used markers and pens to do her make up!

What, what, what?!?!

We got it all off before she crashed in bed... and she got a serious laugh out of it all!

Never a dull moment, folks.

You're a super cute zombie, Meron!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

She Scored Us a Pancake Breakfast!

The whole crew will be getting up early tomorrow and heading to school for a pancake breakfast to celebrate this girl... again!

Why is that ya ask?

Mebski Love got "STUDENT OF THE MONTH" this month!!

And we are SO PROUD of her!

This girl deserves it so much too.

When we introduced her to her new teacher this year - we told her teacher "You're gonna experience a little girl like ya never have before!"

Check out the SUPER KIND words her teach wrote about her:

"Mebbie is one of the most compassionate, kind and responsible students I have ever had. She starts every day with a smile and positive attitude and encourages others to do the same.

Mebbie displays fantastic self management throughout the day, especially during our Daily 5 time. She cares for our class and school community by helping others stay on task.

Mebbie values her education and the education of others!"
It's one thing for us to brag on our girl... but when others get to see her beauty, her shine, her compassionate and loving soul... when others get to see her "shining bright for Jesus!" - well that just about brings us to tears!

Mebbie... keep being you sweet girl! You are a bright, bright light in an often dark world!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

They Did It!

Well - they did it tonight... the Yanks managed to come back and send the Tribe home to win the ALDS!

Pretty stinking awesome!

Somebody was super stoked about it!

He's pretty pumped - and claiming some victory - but we know we still got a road ahead of us before we can really get excited!

Houston... we're ready to land! Let's do this!