Monday, August 31, 2009
We survived last week. The weekend was fairly uneventful. Robby helped a friend roof his house, I went to WalMart, the kids did kid things. Sunday we went to church, Robby and the kids played golf, I got stuff ready for church next week and helped clean the community center.
Today started slowly--T.S. and I really thought we should sleep in. He was excited, though, because Monday is his show and tell day. He took his pirate ship and, according to his teacher, presented it very well. No pictures--he is afraid you won't know it is not a real ship. Sadie starts dance this evening. We are about to start homework for the afternoon.
So far, these are the down-sides to me working: 1--the laundry fairy did not come at all last week and 2--everyone thinks they need supper every night even though I feel like I'm finished working for the day. My solution--I'm firing the laundry fairy and determined that we are going to get organized and into a routine. (HA)
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Sadie was excited to start fourth grade. She has the same teachers she had last year, so she knew exactly what to expect. She is excited this year to add band to her schedule and to have Coach Keith (HS football coach) for PE.
T.S. was very excited and even stood on the stage in front of everyone when the Kindergarten was introduced. He was thrilled that there was an actual toy tractor and plow on the bulletin board outside his room. The theme in the elementary this year is "farm." I can think of no better one for T.S. to be starting out. He was Farmer of the Day the first day--he got to wear a John Deere cap and sit in a special recliner to read.
I am enjoying my job so far. It is fun being the fourth grade aide. I'm getting to be in the classroom for all subjects and am learning some neat ways to teach and present material. So far, it has been fun. We are all pretty tired--tonight is the last night of our church's revival that has been going on since Sunday.
We are looking forward to next week when the only activity is dance class on Monday--hopefully we'll be able to establish a better routine for getting things accomplished at home.
Friday, August 21, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
T.S. and Evan enjoy the Nintendos.
Every evening we enjoyed supper at Shipo and Muddy's house. The kids even played a little golf.
The older girls enjoyed shopping like rock stars. They even had a chauffeur. Overheard in the "limo:" 'Let's pretend we're like famous rock stars and like we are really rich.' 'Yeah, or we have lots of money.'
On the last day, C.W. and Saxie relaxed on the couch.
Monday, August 3, 2009
Details about the fun adventures to come, eventually!