31 March 2016
18 March 2016
What does the Vera Bradley Parisian Paisley Campus Backpack have to do with this picture of Josephine mowing the grass? Well, Josephine has been wanting a new back pack for a while. Vera Bradley makes some nice backpacks, but, man, they are pricey. $109.00 for a kid's backpack? Really? So, with a little ebay hunting, I found one for a price I could swallow and Josephine will mow the yard all season - starting now. Not a bad deal, huh?
And this zentangle of Josephine's hands? Yeah. It has nothing to do with this at all, but, it was on display as her art exhibit during parent teacher conferences and I think it's cool. Josephine is a busy eleven year old.
15 March 2016
She turned 18 on Monday and moved out on Tuesday. She rented a two bedroom apartment with a co-worker. It's a town about five minutes away by car. So far she has electricity, but, still no water.
This is her refrigerator. She says, I'm a work in progress. You go girl. And you can always take a shower at our house. We already miss your face.
In Arkansas, your license expires on your birthday. Rachel renewed hers on her 18th and under that yellow mark, she put her apartment's address....ah, the joys of raising independent kids. You go girl!
10 March 2016
Maybe you are a fan of the American classic - the Snickers Bar. Josephine is a huge fan. She found this super sized five pound snickers bar a local store around Christmas and begged for it. She said if Santa really thinks I've been good this year, he will put this in my stocking. Every time she saw this crazy sized confection she would ask for it - and every time I would remind her that Santa has to have parents approve lists and she would NOT be getting a five pound candy bar for Christmas, even if she had been good as gold all year. Not only was the candy too big, but, so was the price - $10.00!
Finally, after all the good kids got oversized candy for Christmas, and all the Valentine's day shoppers had picked through the racks, Josephine, to her utter delight, found one more big ole candy bar for her - in the sale bin - down now to $5.00 - which she had from a recent babysitting gig. Doesn't she look happy? That's what sugar and adrenaline will do to an eleven year old. She finished it in about two days, with some help from the family. The silver lining here is that she is not so big on supersized candy bars, or any size of snickers bars anymore.
03 March 2016