Monday, May 24, 2010

It's Almost Here

I can feel it. I can smell it. With that in mind...out with the old and....

In with the NEW!!! I couldn't convince the better half to keep the bigger pool so this one will have to do. Luckily, it is large enough for me to lay in on a raft and work on the summer tan. As you can tell, Kayin was anxious to get in the water!!
Say Cheese!!!

As we were filling up the pool, she wanted to get in but was quickly reminded how cold the water can be!!

And it's about time for this party to start!! We have been collecting numerous luau party materials and it can't come fast enough!! This is truly a party that we have been planning for! And yes, decorations include PINK flamingos (along with a lot of other things)!!


Friday, May 21, 2010

Whoo Hoo

What a relief it is to know that REPORT CARDS ARE DONE...DONE...DONE!!! And not to mention a week before they officially have to be completed!! Let the weekend begin, and if the weatherman is right--we will be enjoying some time outside!!

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

10 on Tuesday

We have lived here for almost three years and have NEVER BEEN TO THE CHILDREN'S MUSEUM...until now!! I have a feeling that this won't be the last time either (or at least we hope not because we bit the bullet and bought a family year pass)!! Get ready for the "many faces of Kayin"!

10. Is this not the coolest thing every? A life-size Connect Four Game!! Kayin got the idea, but needed a little boost to put the pieces in the top! I am thinking this may be something fun for indoor recesses.....9. Pilot Kayin gearing up for her marathon of flying this summer to Canada. She had her first flight when she was about 6 weeks old and did great!! Good thing we started flying with her when she was young--she now knows what to ask the Pilot for when she steps on the plane...her WINGS!! They always give her a pair even though it's not her "first flight".
8. Shopping at the grocery store with Daddy...not too sure what she has in the cart but do remember she made three trips!!

7. Firefighter Kayin to the rescue!

6. Anyone in need of a doctor? Kayin has always been intrigued with babies and now since her recent visit to Dr. R for her three year check-up has shown interest in becoming a baby doctor. She couldn't get enough of these little ones!!

5. Chef Kayin preparing a pizza for mommy and daddy. Kayin loves to cook...and I mean LOVES to cook! At night, when we get ready for dinner, she is right up there wanting to "be a chef and get messy"!!

4. Wandering through the tree...this was probably the scariest thing for her--wasn't too sure about all the holes and mazes to crawl through! But, loved to peek out and scream "BOO"!!

3. Thank goodness mommy is somewhat talented in the painting department (or maybe it was due to a little coaxing on what she could get painted on her face)!

2. Where's the water? Guess we will need to make a trip down to Aunt Mimi's lakehouse for some real boating action with Uncle Jerry!!

1. Water, water everywhere!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Rain Rain Go AWAY!!!!

Dear Mother Nature,

I know you may be going through menopause right now, BUT PLEASE.GO.AWAY!!!! I don't mind that you send Mr. Rain along, as he is providing the nourishment for all our flowers, plants, and garden seedlings, but I am over it...D.O.N.E with the rain!!

We have had our furnace on all week (despite the hubby's wishes) and all I want to do is cuddle in bed and do nothing!! Which, as you know, is not in the vocabulary or mind set of a teacher the last three weeks of school!!!

I did however, spend some time deep cleaning a few closets, bathrooms and organized another shelf in Kayin's room due to the sloppy mess outside not to mention the delightful streams of light and booming thunder around 4:45 this morning!

I could go on and on just like you, but please, send some warmer temperatures our way....AND SOON!!!!

The Brinkmeyers

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Things I am Thankful For (just to name a few)

I know it's Tuesday...but...I'm feeling like my blog is getting a little here is a list of what I am thankful for (in no specific order)
1. Justin and Kayin's sweet faces
2. sunshine
3. waking up with Kayin snuggled between the two of us
4. my parents
5. Justin's parents
6. the park
7. going out with friends
8. Friday night Art Walks here in Lincoln
9. being part of a bigger picture
10. good music/dancing
11. text messaging
12. looking forward to church on Sundays
13. ice
14. having a coworker who wants to co-teach Kindergarten next year
15. having Kayin play make-up with me
16. singing
17. ice cream and brownies
18. spending time with my grandparents
19. flower pots filled to the brim with flowers
20. God's word, and the peace it gives my heart
21. outdoor shopping malls
22. bagels
23. hugs
24. scrapbooking
25. watching Kayin talk to her babies when she doesn't know I'm listening
26. lakes
27. my new flip flops
28. old friends
29. my new lip gloss
30. conversations at the dinner table
31. swinging with Kayin on the porch swing
32. fake laughing with Kayin, which always turns into real hysterical laughing
33. My brother and his wife
34. Justin's brother and his family

The list could go on, but I'm tired and need my beauty sleep...