Tuesday, September 11, 2007

What a whirlwind week!

Wow, what a busy week it has been. Last Wednesday, Thursday and Friday we met with the kindergarten children and their families one on one to get to know them all and welcome them to kindergarten. I really enjoy getting to meet the parents and having the special time to get to know each family and their child.

Even this weekend was busy. After school Friday I went to Britt's to watch Mackenzie while she worked. I also had Mackenzie on Saturday. I love how independent she is and I can understand most everything she is trying to tell me.

Yesterday was the first day of kindergarten. I came home from school so TIRED I couldn't even move! Bedtime was such a joy! Today was easier. It is so hard trying to help the children just learn school rules. They need to be taught how to walk in the hall, how to use the cafeteria, playground rules, classroom rules, listening and even how to sit in a group. It is not only mentally exhausting, but it's also physically exhausting.

Brittainy was such a good daughter yesterday. She came to my house while I was at school and did my ironing for me! I so appreciate her doing that. I wonder if I can make this a habit? Britt if you are reading this consider it a subtle hint LOL!

This weekend (Saturday) Timmy is having his birthday party. I still haven't really planned what I'll be doing with him. He wants a Star Wars birthday party. I read somewhere online about using pool noodles cut in half as light sabers and trying to keep balloons in the air. I have the supplies for that. I just need to come up with another idea or two. Sunday Jay and Mackenzie are having a combined birthday party so we will be attending that get together.

I think I'll have a day off on the 23rd this month LOL!

take care,

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Turn around and you're nine!

Where are you going my little one, little one. Where are you going my baby my own. Turn around and you're two. Turn around and you're four. Turn around and you're a young man walking out of the door!

This song always makes me weepy! I can't get over the fact that my baby is 9!!!!! I looked backed on some older pictures the other day and it made me miss that little baby boy he used to be.

Timmy got some Star Wars Legos (we had to remortgage the house LOL!) and he is in heaven right now. In a little bit we are headed out to Outback Steak House to have dinner.

Only 366 days (leap year and all!) until the double digits!

take care,

Monday, September 03, 2007

It wasn't meant to be

I had a dishwasher given to me at the beginning of the summer. Yes, I'm one of those people who do not have a dishwasher. I asked a friend of the family to come put an electrical outlet in so I could start the process of installing the dishwasher. He stopped by this morning to get started. He and Rich measured and it sadly will not fit! I was so hoping to have a dishwasher this year. The washer itself was not in the best condition so I sent it off with the dump fee to find its new home!

Now, I need to decide if I want to go look for one that will fit (even with all the carpentry work that Rich will have to do) or just go without. Or....win the lottery and remodel my entire kitchen!!! So my dear friends when you have your dishwasher running, picture me washing mine by hand!

take care,

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Time is drawing near

With just a day left of my summer vacation I am left to wonder where the heck the time went!!! I had (as I do every summer) grand plans for what I would accomplish. I didn't get everything done that I wanted to. The last few weeks I have been trying to savor EVERY moment. I also have been to school to work on setting up my classroom. I'm done with the set up. I just need my official class list to start writing names on the hundreds of items that need to be labeled.

I had the twins that were in my class last year for a couple of days when their mom was working. Oh, they just make me smile :)

I have been asking Rich for about 2 years to fix some shelves that were slanted. Finally with the promise of making him an orange cake for his birthday it was finished!!!

I used my newly cleaned scrap area to work on a circle journal I'm doing with some friends from the OT board at 2P's. This is our second round. My theme this time around is Attic Treasures. I finished it just under the wire!

I also have been working on some knitting projects. I still have two unfinished projects to finish. I have half a sock to knit and a handle for a basket for my friend Beverly.

Brittainy and Mackenzie have been spending most every day with me. It's been nice. I'll miss our time together when I go back to school. Maybe that will prompt Mackenzie to actually say my name!!!

Timmy is beside himself with excitement. His birthday is Tuesday and he just wants to wake up and have the day here! Oh, to be young again.

Well, that's my last few weeks in a nutshell.

take care,