Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Back to School....

September = Back to school.... where did summer go?

Yesterday the kids had back to school day. We went and put away all their school supplies, found their desks and re-met their teachers. They were so excited!
I have to admit the highlight of the day for me was when Rick called me and asked what time we were going to be there because he didn't want to miss it. He drove into town and met us. It was a fun and special thing to do as a family!
Surprisingly bed time went better than expected. They were both so nervous. Kaitlyn was worried that her teacher wouldn't like her and that she would flunk all her subjects. She is such a worrier!
Wake up time went great. Both kids got up really well. All was going well until I told Trace to wear tennis shoes because he had P.E. today. Well turn on the freak out. Kailtyn had told him that if he couldn't tie his shoes he would get kicked out of P.E. and then get kicked out of school. So he told Rick to teach him right now how to tie his shoes. Rick told him he couldn't do it today but that they could work on this week. So at that point Trace said he wasn't going, started crying and then spilt the drink he was carrying to put in the sink all over him. GGGGRRRREEEAAATTT. We got him changed and Rick loaded up the kids in his car and hit the road. I followed them and just as I was getting on the freeway I got a call to go back and get Trace's glasses.
I made it on time to get a few pics before they went into school. I didn't cry, and it made me feel so good to watch them both just march right with confidence, smiles and eagerness.

Both had great first days. Trace did pull a warning stick (the stick in kinder is they friend to remind them to make good decisions) but survived the day and his teacher said he did well and she was proud of him. Kaitlyn loved her teacher and had a blast. She is so excited for tomorrow mostly because she gets to wear basketball shorts since it is her P.E. day. My deal with her is P.E. days are the only time she can wear basketball shorts. Dang it if she doesn't have P.E. 3 times a week this year! That one backfired on me big time.
Rick and I survived the day too. I was a wreck all day. I knew Kaitlyn would have a great day but Trace is our challenge. I know he is exactly where he needs to be and I know that he has teachers that can not only lead him to do great both with his school work and his emotions but will also teach him that his attitude and actions need to make Jesus proud. Please keep him and his teachers in your prayers :-)

Saturday, August 29, 2009

That's how they roll...

This just rolled up to my yard sale. I believe that would be a washer shoved in the side. Sweet!

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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Great Story!

I just read this on THIS BLOG and found myself wanting to share it. I echo what Michelle says in the following :-)

I read this today and thought I'd share it. Yes, it's political and it totally speaks to my beliefs, so if you think you'll be offended, don't read it!

From a teacher in the Nashville area:

"We are worried about "the cow" when it is all about the "Ice Cream" The most eye-opening civics lesson I ever had was while teaching third grade this year.The presidential election was heating up and some of the children showed an interest. I decided we would have an election for a class president. We would choose our nominees. They would make a campaign speech and the class would vote. To simplify the process, candidates were nominated by other class members.

We discussed what kinds of characteristics these students should have.We got many nominations and from those, Jamie and Olivia were picked to run for the top spot. The class had done a great job in their selections. Both candidates were good kids.

I thought Jamie might have an advantage because he got lots of parental support. I had never seen Olivia's mother. The day arrived when they were to make their speeches. Jamie went first.

He had specific ideas about how to make our class a better place. He ended by promising to do his very best. Everyone applauded and he sat down.

Now is was Olivia's turn to speak. Her speech was concise. She said, "If you will vote for me, I will give you ice cream."

She sat down. The class went wild. "Yes! Yes! We want ice cream." She surely would say more... She did not have to.

A discussion followed. How did she plan to pay for the ice cream?
She wasn't sure.

Would her parents buy it or would the class pay for it.
She didn't know.

The class really didn't care. All they were thinking about was ice cream. Jamie was forgotten.

Olivia won by a landslide.

Every time Barack Obama opened his mouth he offered ice cream and 52 percent of the people reacted like nine year olds. They want ice cream. The other 48 percent know they're going to have to feed the cow and clean up the mess! Remember, the government cannot give anything to anyone --- that it has not first taken away from someone else.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Kids say the darndest things...

In an effort to record the funny things my kids say... here are 2 of my favorites in the past week:

Me to the kids: "Guys if we get new couches there will be NO MORE eatting or drinking on them."

Trace: "Great, then where are we going to eat dinner?"


Trace to me: "Mom how much did you run last night?"

Me: "Well I would run for 60 seconds and then walk for 90 seconds and I did that for 30 minutes."

Kaitlyn: "Ummm, mom, Sorry but that was NOT running it was much more like a very slow jog."


Nothing like 2 kids to keep me grounded!

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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Grandview Fair

Kaity headed to the west side for a girls weekend with Kathie and Meredith so we were down to one. We decided to take Trace to fair in Grandview.

Trace had fun eating his favorite corn and checking out the animals. But by far his favorite was the rodeo. He was so into the bull riding. So I guess a trip to the BF fair and rodeo is in our future.
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Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Happy Birthday Rick....
A great dad....
a wonderful husband....
and the reason we are a family...

We love you and hope your birthday is great.