Well, it is only March and I have already failed MISERABLY at one of my new year goals.....write in my journal regularly and keep my blog updated. NOT!!! It actually takes an email from my sister to light a fire under my butt!
So here are a few things that have happened in our family the past month.
So for those that have read my blog more then two years you know that I DETEST the pinewood derby. I mean LOATH the event. Is that even possible....to "loath" a scouting event? I assure you, it is!!!!!!! I sweat beads of perspiration just at the thought of that terrible 2 hours. We each have our talents and you all know that Dave and I are SO VERY TALENTED (ha, ha.....just kidding) Well, carving cars out of wood blocks is not one of those talents. Oh and don't be fooled.....we have tried the "just buy one" route and that does not work either! I am not sure what we do wrong. Come on..... we read all the scouting freaks' blogs about making your car and follow the instructions to the tee and still we come in last......EVERY YEAR! But......woo hoo......this year Brandon's car actually won....yes I said WON.....two heats. Not exactly sure how that happened but it did. Brandon was thrilled. I was thrilled. Dave was EXTRA thrilled that I would not accuse him of being the worst carpenter in the world this year! We were all smiles. Even the crowd knows the Diaz curse and they all cheered his car on like it was in the Indy 500. Pretty funny actually. Well, all was well......the winners were being announced and they decided to do it by groups. The top three in the wolves came up and took a bow. Then the top three in the bears came up and took their bow and then the Webalos came up (that is Brandon's group in case you wondered) He took 2nd. Now mind you......there were only two boys in that group but Brandon did not get that so the smile stayed!! UNTIL........the dang dude announcing it just had to put up the "overall" rankings. OH NO!!! I knew there was going to be trouble. Can't they just leave well enough alone??? The way they had announced it basically let there be several winners. I jumped up and went over to Brandon and braced myself for the tears that would surly come as he saw his name at the bottom.....AGAIN. I talked him through the crying episode, tried to dry my now drenched shoulder and sent him up for his award. All the while......Dave is slowing inching his way to the corner of the gym awaiting the tongue lashing he expected from me. Well lucky him.......I came home and whooped for joy. This was our last year of the dreaded, HATED, pinewood derby!!! I am just sure he let out an audible sigh of relief!
COLORING ALYSSA'S HAIR
Alyssa has been asking to color her hair off and on for a couple of years. She first wanted highlights and I told her she would have to pay for those herself. She decided she did not want them THAT bad when she realized how much it would cost with her super long hair! She pretty much forgot about it for a year and then decided last week she wanted to go really dark. Lucky her......I know how to do an all over color so off we went to pick our her color. I have a friend who owns a salon and has taught me how to mix the color and developer and apply it the "professional" way. Oh isn't Alyssa such a lucky girl!!! She was scared to death. I assured her that if I messed up completely, I knew people that would fix it. That only slightly put her mind at ease. It was a fun experience. Ashlee and Brandon enjoyed teasing her and taking photos.
These uploaded in the wrong order but the second photo of her hair is abviously the "before shot" and the first one is the "after shot". It turned out REALLY dark but she loves it!
DANCE TRYOUTS.....TAKE TWO!
Alyssa decided to try out for dance company again this year. She knew she had a real good chance at making it and the teacher was really encouraging her to go for it. We get all her paperwork in order and attend the parent meeting only to find out that the school had changed the Dance Company class period to the same class period as basketball. SO SAD. There as no way Alyssa was giving up basketball so she had to make the terrible decision to try out for
Dance 3 instead. At first she was really upset but then decided that it was OK. Of course she made the team and did it without beating the heck out of her body this time!