Tuesday, August 5, 2014
This cutie got to pick up her glasses(for close-up reading) yesterday. She was SO excited! The only thing that would have made it better, for her, is if she could have had them for the first day of school. That is what she was hoping. I think she looks darling! This now means over half the family is in the four eyes club. Read on, Cambryn, read on!
Monday, August 4, 2014
All of these cuties started school today. The house is SO quiet. I seriously cannot believe another year has flown by. Excited to hear how their first day turned out. Love them.
For the second year in a row these two have been matching on the first day of school. They get along so well and have tons of fun together!
She looks so big, she is growing up and was SUPER excited for school to start! Last night when I tucked her in bed, she smiled up at me and said, "I've been waiting for this moment all day!!!" From me, "What? The moment you can go to sleep so when you wake up it will be time for school?" An even bigger smile, "YEP"
Bristyn- age 6- 1st grade
Cambrn- age 8- 3rd grade
These two are in the same class this year. Our school has a multi-age program. This is our first exposure to it. Bristyn was crying when I left this morning, the teacher had Cambryn come sit by her. At 11:00 I got an email from the teacher letting me know that Bristyn settled right down and both girls were doing well. Loved that email!
Morgan- age 10- 5th grade
Carson- age13- 8th grade
What we are hoping for Carson this year is a return to his love of learning and school. 7th grade year took a lot of the joy out of Carson's love for school. Pretty sure it was a combination of age, teachers he didn't care for and a whole lot of worry and anxiety he had for Cambryn's well being. At the start of last school year, he was distracted/preoccupied with his worry for Cambryn. It was a rocky start. Looking back I now know that I should have communicated what was going on to his teachers. But, as much as I want to change that little fact, nothing I can do about it now. We will learn from it and move ahead. I am so thankful for this boy, my only son, my first-born. He has such a kind, obedient, faithful heart. I love him and his goodness. He is a teenager now and oh-boy is there a learning curve there, poor kid gets to have most of the parenting mistakes made on him. Love you Carson and hope this year is AWESOME!
Monday, November 18, 2013
an iPhone picture taken by me of a cute guy with flour on his shirt
Last night we had pizza for dinner. Same as we have for many Sundays now. Pizza night used to be Friday. Pizza and a movie night is what we called it. Well I got tired of being in the kitchen for half of the movie and then having a messy, messy kitchen once everyone got tucked into bed. And lets be honest a lot of times I woke up Saturday morning to the mess. Cause who wants to miss more of the movie by cleaning up the mess? Anyhow after talking it over with Ryan we decided that Sunday would be pizza day and on Fridays we would have pancakes. It has been working out so well, the difference is amazing. I used to let myself get so grouchy on Friday nights cause I would be working in the kitchen while everyone else was sitting enjoying the movie. No more of that cause pancakes are a breeze. Plus by doing pizza on Sundays my contribution is mixing up the dough. Ryan does the rest. That works out nicely for me. I am thankful for a husband who cooks and does more than his fair share around the house. I am a lucky girl.
Sunday, November 17, 2013
Today was wonderful. Everyone behaved during church. Though I stood up with May for the duration of Relief Society, I never once had to take her out! It has been a very long time since I have heard a lesson in it's entirety. It was quite a treat. I attended choir practice. When I got home we all had the best time together talking, laughing, playing pretend and playing games together. I am thankful for Sundays, a day of rest, a special day to spend with our family and loved ones.