Friday, July 23, 2010

25 Days, but Whose Counting?

The summer is almost over according to the school system here. The Boy starts Kindergarten in 25 days! I cannot believe five and a half years have passed since God put him in our lives. This week we have turned in paperwork, bought school supplies and have timed the drive to place where The Boy will be going.

Our journey to this point has not been easy. Unlike most school systems, your don't get to attend the public school closest to your house. Instead, you pick two school close to you end of town and two schools in the opposite end of town and the school system assigns you to a school. All in an effort to diversify the schools. Crazy, I know. We were initially assigned to a school 25 miles from our house. Hey, I am all for diversity, but 1 1/2 hours on a bus each way is TOO LONG for a five year old. We went through three different appeals processes prior to being granted a transfer to a school closer our house. We were lucky to get the transfer. Very lucky and relieved.

The Boy couldn't be more excited about being a Kindergartner. We have even made a "Countdown to Kindergarten" poster. Thinking about my little boy going to school makes me happy and unsettled. School is a GIANT life step. So many new influences in his life will appear. He will start making more and more decisions for himself on a daily basis that we as parents aren't aware. Next thing you know, he will be calling from Stanford asking us to put more money in his account so he can study aboard in Fiji.

Yesterday on the way home from somewhere (I honestly can't remember where we were...hmm), this was The Boyism.

"Momma, now that I am using a wallet (this is a velcro "Cars" wallet that he got in his stocking this year or last)will you treat me like an adult."

All in good time kiddo, take it a little slower please.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Boy and Thoughts

Boy thoughts for the week...

Said while thowing water out of the blown up pool.

"I am just giving the earth a healthy drink of water, it needs it to survive you know."

Said after I mopped the bathroom floors.

"I wish we had a wet floor sign like they do in stores so then I would know when my feet are going to get wet."

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Freezer Humor

Now that I have been staying home, I have had more time (to my delight)to try out new recipes. Imagine my surprise as I pulled out pork for meals over the last few weeks.

(These say oink and wee wee wee, just in case you can't decipher)

We often buy food in bulk because we think it is cheaper. It is The Husband's job to separate meat products because, let's be honest, who really wants to do that? Not me. I am glad he does. His humor makes my day. This one particularly hit my funny bone.

(Kermit did it with a knife in the study)
Sorry about the poor picture quality, photographer I am not.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Long Time No Post

I don't know where the summer has gone. It has flown by and I haven't taken the time to sit down and write much about how life is going. It is going swell, just swell. The Family spend the holiday weekend at a family reunion for my mother's side of the family. We also got to spend some time with my favorite Aunt from my dad's side. I just love her and this was the first time the kids have met her and everyone else. It was nice to see that.

The Boy went fishing all day at the reunion. He caught a total of 14 fish. He was very excited.

The Girl was completely fascinated by the fishing worms. She spent a great deal of time looking at them and taking them to see various family members. I just love the fact that she is rough and tumble as well as interested in wearing dresses. I think it will be a great combination.

Having spent a great majority of my life away from my extended family. I have only recently started to understand the value of knowing them better. I have been learning so much about our family history and where my family comes from and I hope to pass this along to my kiddos when the time comes.

Christmas 2009

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