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The kids had a sock hop at school. I thought they could wear jeans and white shirts but they had other ideas. I hesitantly made three poodle skirts the night before the sock hop. Thankfully I found this no sew poodle skirt tutorial and my Mother was there to help get the project started. This [...]
Did you know my husband is brilliant? Most people do, but most don’t know that I think he is as well. It is something I keep to myself. That is not the point of this post just a side bar I thought I would note. While Annie is highly gifted in the area of language [...]
Annie and Kimberly have finally settled into third grade. The transition from second to third grade is never easy. You go from breezy days of addition and subtraction to multiplications, fractions and division. No longer do the papers have happy faces on them they have hard scores with percentages and averages. I remember when I [...]
The kids are adjusting well to being back in school. Paul just loves kindergarten and even though he is EXHAUSTED when he comes home he loves going and it is no surprise that his favorite subject is recess. Madeline is enjoying second grade. She is just cruising along waiting for it to get challenging. Annie [...]
The kids picked out their first day outfits again this year. (Technically I picked out Paul’s since he really doesn’t care. He did however want to wear it with long pants and choose those pants.)
Another year passed and my little girls are growing up quick. Smarter everyday. Kimmie on the first day: and the last: Annie on the first day: and on the last: Mimi on the first day: and on the last:
Annie and Kimberly have been studying Ancient Greece at school. In celebration of the completion of the unit they had a Greek day with Olympics, crafts and food tasting. Here are my little Greek Goddesses ready for the day.
Every year the kids school has a turkey trot on the day before Thanksgiving break. The Girls asked if I could come down but because of Paul’s feast I could only make it to trot with Madeline. She really enjoyed the time and because we made it around 9 times she got to put 9 [...]
“Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” ~ Dr. Seuss Tomorrow is the last feast I will attend at Shadow Rock Preschool. I am feeling a bit sentimental over it. Madeline’s and Annie’s and Kimberly’s feasts were wonderful and I have no doubt this one will be as well. The feast will always [...]
There is something adorably cute about ridiculous school pictures. We all have a couple from our childhood that we look back on and wonder, “wow, really?!?” Now they offer all kinds of photographs and different angles but I just go with the standard photo so that I can get a good gauge of how they [...]
Each year we have several traditions that start the school year. We read The Kissing Hand and Owl Babies the night beore school starts. We review the order of operations on the white board in the kitchen before bed so we can have a smooth morning. The kids have sweet dreams for a year full [...]
The Girls had fun shopping for their sassy outfits. It is neat to see them beginning to have their own identities through their outfits. Each one looked perfect! Hard to believe we have two 2nd graders and one 1st grader now! The years certainly are flying by.
Swim lessons are over for the summer. We had our last class on July 14, 2011. It seems weird to be done with swimming so early. This summer is flying by and because of the early start to school this year the summer is almost over. The kids all did really well in their classes. [...]
Last week I was notified that Annie and Kimberly were going to receive the Attitude is Everything award at school. Yes, this would be the second time they were getting it this year. My eyes rolled. UGH! As I have mentioned many times on this blog this award is ridiculous. It rewards children for doing [...]
When I was a teacher I was always annoyed when the day to turn in projects arrived and 75% of the projects were clearly made by adults. They claimed that the child helped and I am sure they did in a very small capacity. The kids who brought in projects that they made themselves felt [...]
Madeline’s teacher suggested that she be tested for gifted education. I agreed to it because I didn’t feel like it would be detrimental and I know that they are expect to try to identify kids. I knew she wouldn’t qualify but I knew she was smart enough to be tested. Last night I received her [...]
Kimberly was recently tested again for gifted education. You may remember that last year she missed the cutoff narrowly. I am proud to report that this year she was tested again and she is now classified as gifted. The only kink that this places is on the fact that now Annie and Kimberly will have [...]
Kimberly loves to write poetry. During literacy week her school had a poetry contest. Kimberly was the class winner. She received an award on Friday. She wore the award paperclipped to her shirt all day. She was so proud of herself. Way to go Kimmie.
Each year I order the smallest possible package of school pictures and the class picture. I have the kids wear their first day outfits. They always come out cute. Here are this years pictures.
Paul and I are adjusting well to our time without the Girls. He is still lost without their constant direction but he is getting along. He likes to swim and hang out with just Mom. He hasn’t really gotten into playing by himself yet, but I know it will come. We have only been on [...]« Previous Entries