I was a little more than worried.

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Boo Boo La La was not looking forward to school this year much.

She told anyone who asked that she was NOT excited to go back to school this year.

I know why.

Last year.

Last year SUCKED so hard. I was emailing and calling the Superintendant, crying on shoulders, just SICK over the cluster that was my child's classroom.  I hated being so upset.

Her teacher's child got very sick. I felt soooo bad, but the principal (who thank sweet baby Jesus is moved on) didn't handle the situation very well from a staffing standpoint. They had a DIFFERENT SUB EVERY DAY FROM THE SIXTH DAY OF SCHOOL UNTIL MEA - LATE OCTOBER!

It was, to say the least, utterly ridiculous.

So, this year she was not very excited. She was dwelling on the year of teachers being taken away - or running - and that no one got in trouble for anything, except her when she would point out things were going awry.

Last year was so different.

But, she volunteered for school patrol, is doing Girls On The Run, All-District Choir and we just changed to a new gymnastics club which went super well on the first night!

Yeah.

And I got a story on the way home yesterday about her great (read solid - mid 40-ish/early 50-ish teach who is going nowhere!) is letting them chew GUM IN CLASS. As long as they DO NOT leave wrappers on the floor, blow bubbles, stick gum under tables, and throw the gum away when they go to leave the classroom.

So in honor of her moving on - I am looking back at all the FIRST DAY photos we have taken.

Pre-K Year 1

Pre-K Year 2

Kindergarten, forgot to snap a pick until we were already THERE!

First Grade

Second Grade

Third Grade

Fourth Grade!!

Fifth Grade
Here is to enjoying a happy school year Peeps!

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Fabulous Friday - Oh the pain!

Friday, September 2, 2016

About four months ago Boo Boo La La and I went to a fundraiser for Girls On The Run.

Girls On The Run is a National Organization for elementary/middle school girls focused on girl empowerment through a program that includes running - and ultimately recognizing their GIRL POWER by running a real 5k.

Like hundreds of people run - it is open to the community and is really a great time.




That little pumpkin smiling big in the front left - NEVER wants her picture taken. 
That is the power of GOTR.

And why I believe, as Bob Ross said:


The happy accident here was one of the mystery boxes we opened at the luncheon.

It contained a certificate for three training sessions and nine cycling sessions at a place called Bodies by Burgoon.  I thought about it for a while and finally set up an account and emailed them to get started in July. 

Then they asked me - what is my intention?  And I thought about it and realized that I wanted to run with my daughter. Not someone else being her running buddy at the GOTR 5k. 

And so today - even on Fabulous Friday - I am in pain peeps. 

I worked out HARD yesterday and my muscles are sobbing, but I still parked 3/4 of a mile from my desk and walked up every painful flight of stairs.  Because I want to be smiling in that picture this fall too. 

Have a great weekend! 


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School Starts Next Week.

Monday, August 29, 2016

I sure hope you are having as great of a summer as we are - we spent time with family, went to a wedding in Houston, celebrated a friend earning their Karate Black Belt at TEN YEARS OF AGE!!! Went to San Diego, swam, ran around and enjoyed the general merriment of the warmer months.  

School starts a week from tomorrow - so of course we have to fit in some end of summer fun!

State Fair anyone?  
Cheers to that with a Grain Belt Blu - a most delicious blueberry beer! Yum.

 

We ate, rode, and saw cool people like Senator Amy Klobuchar!


We pet the animals - everyone but Grandma who said, "No thank you." 



We bought stuff, made stuff, and showed Dad where to get something for ME! :)  


And of course we rode the big slide, but got a TERRIBLE video this year.

Watch this one instead! 

Happy Summer!
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Coconuts!

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

I don't know if you recall the Boo Boo La La Dictionary.  In the Abridged Version we identified that polka dots were in fact actually called coconuts.

You would have been vehemently corrected if you used polka dot.

The only thing we like around here more than Boo Boo La La is to bring you fun things that may make your life easier.

To that end, we look forward to trying out some items from Skinny & Co. very soon.

Body scrub you can spread on your croissant?

Sign us up!


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#Clueless apparently

Thursday, July 7, 2016

(So I wrote this awhile ago - why I didn't publish it? No clue. Enjoy!)

I have Pinterest, Twitter, Google+.

I am on Facebook, I have a blog, and I deleted my MySpace account.

I thought I was hip.  I mean I watch RHONY and WWHL!!!?!

Apparently I am #Clueless

I got a free two-month subscription to Sirius for my car and I have been listening to Radio Andy. This morning a show was on that I had not heard before where they are talking about what is going on in Social Media and they were reading tweets between three young "stars" Azealea Banks, Zayn Malik and Skai Jackson - who is actually the only one I had heard of because I have a ten-year-old girl.

Apparently Miss Banks likes to bully people and use racial slurs - Skai Jackson told her to chill out and a Twitter war ensued.  Long story short, the 14-year old Skai made the 20-something Azealea look like a bully AND an idiot.

All while not using profanity or any slurs.

#SHADECLASSISINSESSION

And while I think it was cool she stood up for herself - it is amazing that there are grown people all over the internet and the airwaves who are getting PAID to "report" this stuff.

What does it say about our Trump-voting-Kardashian-watching-Duggar-praying-Gossip-having culture today that this was so easily Google-able and I got a MAGNITUDE of results outlining this Twitter feud?

Yes, I have Pinterest, Twitter, Google +, Facebook and a blog. I watch Bravo and have listened to Radio Andy. 

But, I don't think of gossip as news. 

I feel #clueless as to why people don't seem to know the difference.  

Worse.

A lot of people don't seem to care that there is a difference.

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Memories of a Mommy Blogger - FIN

Friday, July 1, 2016

She seriously was upset that we were giving back the Traverse.

She tasted independence in that vehicle - what with the DVD player in the headrest she could actually reach from her car seat.

I liked it too - but I was ready to get back to normal.



Giving Back The Traverse! :( from Lisa Scherber on Vimeo.

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Memories of a Mommy Blogger - Revenge of the Fifth!

Friday, June 24, 2016

At one point during the month I went to my local Heartland Chevy Dealer and they talked me through EVERY DARN FEATURE OF THE TRAVERSE.

Riveting if you don't have one....



Your Chevy Heartland Dealer Can Teach You Cool Stuff! from Lisa Scherber on Vimeo.


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Memories of a Mommy Blogger - Chapter Four - We're Going to The Zoo!

Thursday, June 16, 2016

This was super fun because T-Bone filmed for me!

We had a super time at the zoo as always.

I actually miss going to the zoo, but our lives are so busy we have not had a membership for over two years now.

Enjoy back when all we had to do was keep Boo Boo alive.  (No gymnastics, Girl Scouts, school, Summer Camps - nada!)


The Scherber's Go To The Zoo! from Lisa Scherber on Vimeo.

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Memories of a Mommy Blogger - The Third

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

In this week's installment we find me and Boo Boo La La at Costco.

She videos part of the story - and acts the part of "Mango".

Enjoy your watermelon!



Grocery Shopping In The Chevy Traverse from Lisa Scherber on Vimeo.

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Memories of a Mommy Blogger - Part Deux

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

I think I got us all a scolding on this video.

We got an email reminding us to be safe while we were out their making our videos.

  :)

2010 Chevy Traverse Cool Feature from Lisa Scherber on Vimeo.


Happy Wednesday Peeps!
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