Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wordless Wednesday....Proud Parents!

This week I'm going to share my AWESOME Football Family Picture.


I am also sharing the best Proud MOM moment out there.  I captured my son's very first touchdown. I warn you though turn your speakers down, Momma gets a bit loud!


video

Now that you watched it, I have to apologize about the quality of the video!  One thing this mom can't do is watch her son play and tape at the same time.  Virtually impossible to cheer and tape simultaneously!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Moms turn to "Grow Up"

So last week I had one of those moments that I'm sure all of you mom's with Teen-Age Boys have and realized that my son is no longer my Baby-Boy,anymore and has grown into this young man that girls are going to start looking at. 

As you know my son plays football-I think he likes it but I think he mainly plays it for me and his dad.  I have always been the mom that sits at practice and games and cheers him on from the sidelines.  I have watched him sense he was in the 4th grade, tackle, get tackled, drop the ball, catch the ball, get a first down and whatever he does I believe he does it well!

Last Friday was the second football game-but the first game after school started-in High School Tradition the boys wear their football Jerseys to school. 

For boys wearing their Jersey to school means being part of the team, being part of a group that sticks together, and getting the attention of all the girls and letting know that they are a football player.

For Girls-its finding out who is on the football team and which one is cuter and which one your gonna go after to be your Football Player.

Now when I was in High School being a Girl, and seeing those Football studs on Friday walk down the hall it gave me those goose bumps, it sent feelings threw my body and when one of those boys would look at me or talk to me WOW is all I can say.

As I drove my son to school, I kept looking at him in his game day Jersey, Blue Jean,Nike's, and smelling like the inside of the Hollister store and saying who is this kid sitting next to me?

Its one thing to see him on the field playing but there is just something about that Jersey paired with a pair of blue jeans.

Maybe is because all girls love to see the football players in their jerseys, but this time I didn't get those OMG he's hot feelings. My heart dropped and thought there are gonna be girls that look at my baby and say "OMG, He is so HOT!" I guess my thoughts are no longer on the hot football player but my baby being the hot football player and how he's gonna win the heart of some girl and momma will get replaced. No longer will he be my baby, he will be someones else's baby and I will have to share him. How does a mom learn to let go and share her baby?

I think that's what bothers me the most, is that I know how I felt when I saw all the dreamy football players in their game day jerseys. I know exactly what is going threw those girls heads! I know that he will come home and talk to me about the girls and share with me what's going on but the thought of him giving his heart away breaks mine! ;-( But what's a mom to do? I cant keep him under lock and key for the rest of his life. I have to let him go and learn that I have to watch from the sideline instead of being in the game all the time.

If you think about it Life is really like a football game, sometimes you play the entire game and sometimes you sit on the sidelines and wait your turn to go into the game. I guess its my time to wait on the sideline for my turn to play in his game,and be ready to go in when he needs me.

#New Twitter

I'm an on again off again twitterier and I have to say that I am very surprised that I got to be in on one of the first releases of the #NewTwitter. 

I thought that I would have to wait, and wait and wait some more and then have to do something drastic to switch over.  Nope yesterday while tweeting to fellow SISTA @JackieCross about weather I was pushing my mom coolness if I went to the Volleyball game just to see my son play in the pep band? You know the important Tweets in life, I got a pop up.  I can't quite remember what it said but I clicked on it and all of a sudden I had #NEWTWITTER!



I was kinda confused at first because everything new is weird at first, but got used to it really quickly and have to say quoting on of my tweets last night "@ I'm using too! It ROCKS!!!"



I love it for many features but the ones that really stand out me so far are:

The Preview Plane: I love this no need to go to another tweeps page, it tells you who they are your conversations with them.


 


Oh and #hastag viewing SWEET!

I have to say with all this BUZZ and getting to be alone for the first to try this out I LOVE IT.  Will this make me an even bigger fan of  TWITTER-yeah probably.  Does it make it easier for this Geek Girl-yes, and do I fell the need to tweet about this-yep! 




Now will I use my laptop more or my IPhone?.....AUGH! When do I get the #newtwitter for IPhone?

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

1/2 Geek-1/2 Snowmobile/ATV Rider

This image clearly describes me!  1/2 Geek 1/2 Snowmobile/ATV Rider.  It occurred to me today that I left out of my bio that I am Geek Girl, when you meet me that’s obvious, technology rules!!!!

Wordless Wednesday....The day the Music Died

While we were in IOWA for our Second Varsity Football Game



I got this Hair Brained Ides to Visit the Plane Crash Site of Buddy Holly, The Big Bopper and Ritchie Valens.  My husband was less than enthused especially when I got us lost and we only found the site by accident!  Hey no one ever said I was an expert map reader!



From Wikipedia:
In 1988, Ken Paquette, a Wisconsin fan of the 1950s era, erected a stainless steel monument depicting a steel guitar and a set of three records bearing the names of each of the three performers.[12] The monument is located on private farmland, about one quarter of a mile west of the intersection of 315th Street and Gull Avenue, five miles (8 km) north of Clear Lake. There is a post-sign of horn-rimmed glasses at the access point to the crash site. Paquette also created a similar stainless steel monument to the three musicians located outside the Riverside Ballroom in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where Holly, the Big Bopper and Valens played on the night of February 1, 1959. This second memorial was unveiled on July 17, 2003.[13] In February 2009, a new memorial made by Paquette for pilot Roger Peterson was unveiled at the crash site.[14]

New Paper Clipping from Clear Lake Iowa newspaper Febuary 3rd, 1959

So I suppose your wondering why I know so much about this.  Wells Lets just say my DAD would crank "RAVE ON" way to many times in my childhood and thanks to him I know way to much about 50's rock- n- roll!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Wordless Wednesday-Backwoods Beauty

Today I will feature two pictures that capture true "Backwoods Beauty"! 



Any Guess where this Backwoods Beauty can be found?



Monday, September 6, 2010

Getting to know me .....Under The Sea Edition

Getting to know YOU
 

Under The Sea Edition...(Cue in Sebastian from The Little Mermaid)

The Q's.

1. Do you like seafood?
Depends...fish, lobster, crab, somtimes shrimp.


2. Are mermaids hot?
Yep

3. Have you swam in the ocean?
Once, when my grandparents took me to Hawaii in the 7th grade

4. If you got stung by a jellyfish, would you let a stranger pee on you?
ummmm......If it was life or dealth.  I would perfer a family member pee on me :-)

5. Have you ever pee'd in the ocean?
Nope

6. Can you make a cute fish face? (Show a pic..if you want)
Yep

7. When you see the lobster tank at the grocery store do you just have this overwhelming urge to set them free or cook them up?
Set him free!

8. Are you afraid of sharks?
Nope, cuz we dont have oceans in Minnesota

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wordless Wednesday

Today I have Three Pictures to Share....Mostly Cuz I'm a proud Mama!


Sidelines




Mama's Boy!



Ty's Sweet Side!