Monday, August 24, 2009

Star Wars Camp Out !!

So, Jeremy has been up in Maryland this past month. His Central office in DC asked him to be a counselor up at the Academy for a month. So, last week end the kids and I decided to have a camp out up in the playroom. We built a fort, they got their sleeping bags out, ate popcorn, and watched Star Wars, Return of the Jedi. They didn't go to sleep until about 11:00 or 11:30.

Many times, when Jeremy is gone out of town for work, the kids usually beg and beg me to let them sleep in my bed. Well, I can be a little selfish about that, since I love to take up the whole bed when Jeremy is gone. Most of the time I let the kids once, have a turn sleeping with me. Since the camp out, I haven't had one request from them to sleep in my bed. They must have had sooo much fun, the idea of sleeping in my bed has gone from their brain. Lucky Me!

Monday, August 17, 2009

New Trailer for New Moon

OK, so since I posted the first New Moon Trailer, I might as well post the second one. I have to say, I am pretty excited. I think it is going to be good. I know I shouldn't get my hopes up, but the trailers and sneak peeks I do see, I am impressed. So if you haven't had a chance to see it, turn off my music, and click on the screen to play. Enjoy!!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

First Day of School

So, yesterday was the first day of school. The different emotions were very evident in each of my kids. It was a busy week getting ready for school. I had Super Saturday to get ready for and school to get ready for. I survived and so did my kids. On the first day of school, it was exciting. Not only for the kids, but also for me, as all three kids are now in school. Megan is going into the fourth grade this year. She is one of the big kids now. The school has two levels, and she is now on the second level. (That is where 4, 5, and 6 grade are) Megan has not been excited for school. She wonders why school is almost a year long and you only have a couple of months for summer. She doesn't think that is very fair. When we met her teacher the other day, she started to get excited. I think she is going to like her teacher. She is a very hands on teacher and enjoys science. Megan loves science. She gets to join clubs now and wants to join the Lego Robotics club. I know that she will have a great year.
Emilee is going into second grade. She has been very excited. Though the night before, she got a little nervous. The next morning, she was dressed and ready before I got out of the shower. She had two good friends in her class last year. One named Jacob and the other John. Both have moved away. We knew Jacob was moving for some time, but we just found out John had moved. He lived right behind us and we had no idea. Emilee has many other friends though and enjoyed the first day of school very much.
Well, that leaves Hunter. My baby. I don't think he is big enough to go to kindergarten, but yet he is. I have been worried about him, but he had a terrific first day. He has been excited for days, though he would never tell you that. Whenever I got a new supply for him, shoes, or anything else for school, he would get very excited and hide it in his room. Kindergarten here is all day, so they need rest mats. They rest for about 30 min. in the middle of the day. I made one for him, with the help from a friend. He was so excited and tried it out right away. He is holding it in the picture. He came home on the bus and looked like such a big boy coming up the steps to our house.
It was a quiet day. I actually got a lot of things done. It is amazing what you can get done when kids aren't fighting, asking questions all of the time, whining, crying, and making messes. I am working on my Alabama teaching certificate( should have it in the next month). In the meantime I am still doing some subbing. This will keep me busy while the kids are at school. Until then, I think I will enjoy the silence.