Mommy

More information about me, Amy, and the “why”s and “why not”s of my life.

School Year Ends

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With Mother’s Day, Teacher Appreciation, and Father’s Day, the end of the school year is coming more quickly than I was ready for, despite a late summer break.  I really didn’t have expectations for kindergarten, but the experience far exceeded what I could have imagined.  We had a really great teacher, did some really cool…

Airport Day

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After a super fun time at Train Days at the train station, we were ready and excited for Airport Day at our small local airport.  It was just right for us: not too big, not too crowded, and not too loud.  It was a great way to prep the boys for the bigger air shows…

Story Comes to Life

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I was waiting for the kindergarten classroom door to open, like any other day, when my little kindergartener came running out, holding up a certificate, saying, “They picked my story!”  His teacher called me into the classroom and explained that the visiting improv acting troupe chose just a few stories to act out, and they…

Train Days

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As part of a three-weekend series, “Trains, Planes, and Automobiles,” a local train station had some fun trains to go see.  It was our first time going, and it was great fun for our little guys. There were a lot of model trains, some of them quite elaborate.  As I watched my children’s enamored eyes…

May Day!

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I don’t know if I’m weird.  If I am, my mom is too.  Because she taught me this.  But I haven’t heard anyone else talk about doing it.  On May Day, we leave flowers on a neighbor’s doorstep, ring the doorbell, and run.  My boys are old enough to do it on their own now. …

Date With Honey

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I love going on dates with my sons, and I love my oldest son’s desire to learn, so when my five year old was asking a lot about bees, I contacted our local beekeepers association.  The president invited us to their meeting and we got to watch a demonstration of how bees make honey, and…

Boy’s First Story

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My guy doesn’t really love learning to read.  And I feel for him.  I totally remember reading with my parents, them refusing to tell me what the new word is, and me wanting to quit.  It’s hard.  But this guy pushes past the frustration.  I know it’s getting more difficult, as his teacher assigns him…

Appreciating Mommy

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I really don’t think of my boys as clingy, or “Mama’s boys.”  If anything, they seem to take me for granted (can’t blame them) because I’m always there.  But  then, I had a wonderful opportunity to present Jamberry at a local Valentine’s vendor event.  My oldest son asked to go with me.  He really seemed…