These are the best shots we could get. Kids had a BLAST trick or treating! Next year, there will be THREE Starkey kids out and about!
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Happy 2nd Birthday, Kate! I can't believe it's been two years.
Two years, and your hair hasn't grown much, and we can't do a thing with it.
Two years of seeing this grin, which is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen.
Two years of telling you to act like a lady and "Keep your dress DOWN!!!"
Two years of watching you become such an individual.
But you might take after me, after all.
Happy Birthday, Kate!
Posted by Pam at 9:09 AM
Monday, October 4, 2010
Do you know about October? I dread this month. At school it brings me NECAP Testing and Parent Teacher Conferences. I despise NECAP testing. It's SO boring for me. I end up spending hours on end surfing the internet and answering a question here and there. This time around it's going to last for SIX school days. My best friend lives in the future, people! This only gives me a couple hours a day for emailing before she retires for tea and dinner. NOT FAIR. Then there is the awkward Parent Teacher conference. "Hi, I've only known your son/daughter for 5 weeks. Let me tell you what I think about your child that you've know for 11 years. And now that Dougie's in school, that means that I not only have to have 19 conferences of my own, I also have to GO to a conference for him. He's in PREK. What can they tell me? He plays well? He can almost write his name?
And on top of it all, I went and decided to have a BABY in October! Which means I have to throw a birthday party! Oh, and two of my friends had babies the same week!! Do you know how many parties I have to go to in October? Please understand that I WANT TO GO TO THE PARTIES, but at the same time, I want to have a weekend where I can sit in my PJs and do nothing all day. There's also my mother's birthday and my nieces birthday. Thank goodness Nik and I didn't get married in October!
Plus I'm tired. I have prenatal appointments all the time and I like to complain!!!
Posted by Pam at 8:43 PM
Sunday, September 26, 2010
I've neglected this blog for a long time. It was a long summer and I spent a lot of time with the kids. It was a great summer, besides all the migraines and morning sickness. Oh yeah, I'm pregnant! 17 weeks pregnant, to be exact.
We're over the moon excited for baby number three!
Now that school has started and I'm a couple classes into my graduate program, I'm feeling pretty good about myself. Dougie has started PreK and is LOVING it.
I hope to update more, but I can't promise anything!
Posted by Pam at 7:45 PM
Friday, June 18, 2010
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Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Saturday, May 29, 2010
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Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
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Saturday, May 8, 2010
I'm not trying to sound dramatic here. But, I didn't die! After two years of not being able to participate in Pinkham Notch hikes, this year I had no excuse. I wasn't pregnant, I wasn't nursing, I was physically capable, or so other people thought. I had my doubts and subconsciously I was afraid I couldn't do it.
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Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010
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Friday, March 12, 2010
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Monday, March 1, 2010
Being with family makes it worth it. Many thanks to the Coppolas!
Posted by Pam at 8:54 PM
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Dear Dumb Diary,
Posted by Pam at 1:06 PM
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
You are forewarned that this blog post is going to be random and will probably be LONG.
I'm thirty. THIRTY. When did that happen? We celebrated my birthday A LOT. Apparently, I'm a likable person. Nik threw me a surprise party with all my friends (except the ones that live overseas, AHEMLIZCONNORAHEM, and it was wonderful. He did a great job. I think he now appreciates how much work and stress putting together a party can be. I love that man so much. I'm so glad to be married to him. Nik and I also played hooky ON my birthday and just relaxed together. I was really wonderful. He took me out to lunch and we talked and ate and talked some more. I had a wonderful time. My students also threw me a surprise party that they told me about. (Go ahead a read that sentence again, yes, they told me about my party) They really put A LOT of thought and attention into everything and it was wonderful!
They gave me two Pandora charms for my bracelet and the best present of all? Food Poisoning. Yup. Seven kids from my class got food poisoning from the party. It was NOT a fun time. But, I've decided not to tell the parent who brought the culprit about it. No need to make her feel bad, I KNOW she didn't do it on purpose.
Friday, after my party, before I was sick, I chopped all my hair off. Well, I didn't chop it myself, I hired this lady to do it. (Julie's Mom!!)
and I think she did a pretty good job.
Sunday, Nik worked overtime, since he couldn't on Saturday since I was trying to keep all bodily fluids under control. The kids and I went to my Mom's and hung out with them, played some Wii and Scrabble and then went out to dinner. I was able to snap these adorable shots of Kate.
Now for more randomness.
I have "What's Next" syndrome. You know that feeling when everything is great, you know you love your life, but nothing BIG is happening and you're wondering, What's Next? Yeah, I have that.
I had a baby at 26, put on an addition to the house at 27, had a baby at 28, went to Ireland at 29 and 30? No big plans. We are going away for a long weekend in March...but no baby plans until I'm 31. (School year, DAMN YOU!) I wanted to work on my Master's Degree, but with the budget being frozen, the district wont pay for it. Why would I pay for it myself when it's in my contract that they WILL pay for it? (just not NOW, but they have to pay for it eventually) I want to have another baby, but Nik isn't ready yet, so we're waiting. Plus, if we did it now, we'd have another fall baby, and I couldn't do that to myself and my students again. So, What's Next, blogosphere?
Oh, I won two dollars playing Blackout Bingo! I have my first cavity, which I am getting filled today.
Posted by Pam at 10:24 AM
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
I'm sorry I've been neglecting you. I promise to spend more time with you, soon.
Posted by Pam at 10:08 PM