October 1, 2008
I’ve been MIA the last couple of weeks. We were without internet for a week, then there was a week of sheer laziness on my part, and then the baby was kicking me in the lungs or something making it hard to breath…making it hard for me to do anything. Anyway, hopefully I can get back on track. Of course the baby is due in two weeks, so I’m not guaranteeing anything. :)
Let’s see if I can give you a quick update on what’s happened the last couple of weeks.
- We celebrated J Bear’s 4th birthday. Grandma and Grandpa came to visit, and she got a lot of pink, princesses, and ponies — which made her really happy.
- We’ve been getting ready for our baby to come. We bought a new carseat and some teeny tiny diapers, I’ve washed up sleepers and onesies, and the plan is to get the bed set up this afternoon.
- Miss E finished a nursery rhyme unit at school yesterday with a program in her classroom. We got to visit her classroom and hear each of the students recite a nursery rhyme. Miss E had “Hickory Dickory Dock”. She colored and cut out a mouse and clock and made her mouse run up and down as she recited. She did a wonderful job, and we were very proud of her first public speaking appearance. :)
- J Bear has enjoyed learning nursery rhymes as well. She was upset that Miss E got to go to school and learn them, so we did some fun things at home. She colored pictures from “Hey Diddle Diddle”, cut them out, and glued them on poster board. She also wrote her own nursery rhyme:
Rocket, Rocket, he’s my friend
He loves me, and that’s the end
- Brandon has started volunteering at Miss E’s school twice a month through a program called WatchDOGS. He gets to spend time in Miss E’s classroom as well as other classrooms throughout the building. He reads to classes, patrols the halls, and is there to be a good male roll model. He’s pretty excited about it, and Miss E loves the idea of having daddy at school with her.
I’m sure there’s more — it sure feels like life is crazy around here — but that’s all I can come up with at this point. I’ll be sure to update again soon.
September 2, 2008
Miss E’s school collects Box Tops for Education each year. This program helps the school raise a lot of money. They have been able to add to their playground and buy new computers for classrooms with the money they’ve raised over the last several years. Each class competes to see who can bring the most boxtops in each month. The winners get fun things like popsicles and pajama days. Today was the first collection day, so we’ll see how well her class does. We’re new to this, so I don’t know when they announce the winners, or if she really even knows there is a “competition”.
Warning – shameless plug follows.
I have been saving my boxtops all summer, but I don’t buy a whole lot of the products that they come on, so I don’t have a ton saved up. I have asked my family to start saving them, so she’ll have some more coming for next month. If I know you, and you don’t already save them for your school, would you consider saving them and maybe sending them to me? If you would be interested, just leave a comment or shoot me an email. Miss E might even share her popsicles with you if her class wins. :)
August 29, 2008
Posted by Keri under Kids
This is a picture I took the other day. Yes, that is all three of my kids cleaning the windows in the living room. (And yes, they are standing on the couch. I’ve tried to keep them off of it, but they are all such little monkeys it’s hard to do.)
This is what happened. I was mixing up a batch of cleaner and Miss E asked if she could clean the windows. I knew if I told her yes, that I would have to let the other two help as well. So, I filled two spray containers (Sir S is too small to have his own), grabbed three rags, and gave them free reign to clean the windows. (The cleaning solution is water and vinegar so I don’t have to worry about any chemicals, etc.) They went to town. I believe that each window was probably washed a minimum 2-3 times. The girls both had to double-check each other’s work, and Sir S wanted to check them all as well.
It was pretty cute. I’m trying really hard to cherish this moment (even though I need to go back over some of the windows myself) because I know it won’t last long. In a couple of years they will probably not be begging me for a chance to wash the windows, but will instead moan and groan when I ask them to.
And in just in case you were jealous thinking my kids love to clean, let me tell you that an hour later when I asked them to pick up their toys, they were not nearly as excited. :P