Sunday, August 29, 2010
Saturday, August 28, 2010
Thursday, August 26, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
The Big Man's parents are in town, so she gave us a repeat performance. Here she is getting into character.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
MK had band practice tonight. The Big Man was working, so I took the opportunity to get some work done at school. I took T. Willy with me, and we accomplished a lot and had fun doing it.
We had a few minutes to wait for MK, so T. and I got some chairs and enjoyed the slightly cooler night while watching her practice. Here is a picture.
Monday, August 23, 2010
Sunday, August 22, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
This was the craziest week. We were busy every night, and the weekend was no different.
MK went to an "all-nighter" with the church last night. She sneaked a few minutes of sleep, but after laser tag, mini-golf and other activities, there weren't many opportunities for rest. I picked her up around 6:30 this morning, brought her home, and we soon were off again.
T. Willy has joined the Cub Scouts. The Big Man took him to the registration night at his school on Tuesday, but he had to work today, so I took him to his first activity: fishing! And, as tired as she was, MK came too! I'm so glad that she did. She turns out to have a natural gift for casting. She looked like a pro! They both loved fishing although we didn't catch anything. It was just too hot, but we still had a really fun time. So, we're hoping to go again as a family soon, because I think it's something we could enjoy as a family.
We came home from fishing, showered, and left for a birthday party at the bowling alley. MK still hadn't slept after the all-nighter, but she was a champ. The party was for one of T. Willy's classmates. He had so much fun! He is so good at making himself at ease in situations like that.
Then we came home, and MK finally got to sleep. I thought she might sleep till morning, but she woke up after 3 1/2 hours. Now it's time for all of us to get some sleep. Here are some pictures...and good night!
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Tonight's picture is of MK holding T. Willy when he was just a day or two old. I guess I'm feeling sentimental.
Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Also, the Big Man put this sticker on my car tonight. I'm so proud to be a "guard mom!"
Sunday, August 08, 2010
Saturday, August 07, 2010
Friday, August 06, 2010
In addition, two of MK's very dear friends came with us just to support her. They are two wonderful girls, and I'm so thankful that she has them for friends.
So here are pictures of chaos turned into a cohesive unit and MK and her friends.
Thursday, August 05, 2010
Today was the first day of school. It felt like a whirlwind. This year is completely different. My schedule is jam packed, and my classes are MORE packed. At one point students just kept coming in. It turns out (according to a student, at least) that kids were trying to get schedule changes, and they were being told the only openings were in my class. We completely ran out of desks. But once we establish a routine, it's going to be great!!! My favorite part? MK (the sophomore) is in my class. I loved getting to see her. She even sat near my desk!!!
T. Willy had a great day in first grade too. He said he made some new friends, and his teacher is great. We're all looking forward to the year.
It is also the Big Man's and my 21st anniversary. We didn't do anything out of the ordinary, but we had a great time anyway. We went out to dinner at a newer place in town, and we think we've found a new favorite place.
The pictures are of MK leaving for school at 6:15 this morning and of T. Willy being welcomed home from the bus after school.
Tuesday, August 03, 2010
Monday, August 02, 2010
There is a white and grey cat that lays itself right by our back door. It drives our cat crazy. She lunges at the door crying and hissing. I can hear it from our room which I did this morning. As I got up to deal with it, I remembered that T. Willy was sleeping in the living room. He was already at my door when I was opening it. I got to the back door, and there was that cat, lying in front of the door as if to taunt our cat. It has cost me a lot of sleep, but I'm never able to catch it. I promise I wouldn't hurt it. I just want to scare it away.
Anyway, T. Willy is in our bed, and I'm getting out of it to go to work. I'm looking forward to it! I'm teaching a new subject this year, and I still have a lot to do to get ready for it!