Friday, August 28, 2009

It's here

Finally, it's Friday! No more school for the week. So glad this week is finally over. Praying for a much better one next week.

Kordyn is loving 6th grade-he has even decided that he likes math! His teacher is estatic because the first day he told her that he hates math; nothing personal, but he just hated math. She was determined to change him by the end of the year-it only took 1 day because they started algebra and he loves it. She was so excited that he changed in only 1 day. He's also excited that this year, he will study Europe. At International Studies Magnet, every grade focuses on a different continent. 1-Australia,2-South America, 3-Asia, 4-Africa, 5-North America, 6-Europe, all the support staff is Antartica (library, principal, etc) He loves war and they are learning about Greece right now.

Landyn is learning about Community Helpers this month at Montessori. A few weeks ago, they had a very important visitor-Smoky, the Bear! He loved watching him from, afar, but wouldn't go near him. Today, they had a "sewer lady" named Ms. Mary. He said they passed around stuff to touch and listened to her talk. He had loved the fireman and policeman days the best I think.

Tonight, we are going out to eat because Jason thinks you should eat out every Friday night! Upper Crust pizza, here we come! Then, I feel the couch calling my name for some relaxing-laundry is caught up for today & house is pretty clean so I think I deserve a night off!

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Bad Day

Today has been a day that I hope to never repeat. Can't do into any details but if you think of me over the next few days, I would appreciate your prayers. I am hopeful that todays events will help this situation go away so that we can have a great school year but I am doubtful-only God knows and I am going to trust completely on him because I can't worry or stress about it anymore. Thanks for letting me vent.

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Weekend Recap

Saturday- I cleaned house. gathered laundry, cooked breakfast and then looked at the clock to see that it was only 8:06. Just what time did I get up? I have no idea-thought the clock said 8,but I didn't have on my glasses to who knows?
We smoked a pork loin, I got a haircut and then we cooked a big dinner. Great day with beautiful 79 degree weather-Love it!

Sunday-started off running really late because Landyn did not sleep very well. Kordyn had to be at church at 9 to practice and I had to cook food for church this am!

Today was our Children and Youth Building Dedication Sunday. It was a very full day! The children sang and led the music. The youth did a wonderful drama presentation using a dark room, glowing sticks and masks and a black light to the song "Arise"-I will always think of this when I hear that song-it was wonderful, chill-bumping and brings tears to your eyes when you "SEE" what we did to Jesus. Then we had several presentations to the building chairperson, district supervisor spoke, etc. It was also Pastor Ken and Ms. Linda Stallings 22nd Sunday at Forest so it was a wonderful day. We had a quest speaker, Susie Shellenberger. She was awesome and really connected to the children and youth! She used to be with Focus on the Family. After a 2 1/2 hour service, we had a potluck and 6 ft. cake in honor of the new building.

Then at 2, we had a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony at the new building and then we got to go in a see it. Landyn was excited to see that he would be in the "tadpole" room. He gets to be in the pre-k room now. Kordyn is in the "eagle" room. The children worship area is decorated in a wilderness/fort theme-very cool with concrete boulders and walls, a river and bridge. We got to tour the youth area-awesome is all I can say and that we are not ready for that next year! It is decorated in a production/warehouse theme. The junior and senior high rooms are in a sport/school theme with astroturf floors and bleachers. Kordyn can't wait until next year! The kids loved dancing on their stage-but today is the last time they will be allowed in there!

We finally made it home about 4 this afternoon-Naptime!

Thursday, August 20, 2009

School news

Well, we survived the first day of school. Kordyn loves 6th grade, Landyn was excited to be in his class (he's gone all summer,btw) and I have an awesome class this year-just 10! We have a parent meeting tonight so I hope I don't scare them about what's ahead this year. Will post first day pictures later.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Tomorrow's the day

that I have a 6th grader! How did he get so old without my realizing it? I remember the 6th grade-I shouldn't have a child that old! He, on the other hand, is very excited and can't wait for it.

BTW, I returned 3 of the 4 movies today-no late fees for me! (will return the other one tomorrow!)

It's 9:10 and it's time for bed.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Good Morning, Monday

I can't believe that it is Monday and schools starts in just 2 days. We stayed out way toooo late last night at a friends house, eating pizza and laughing way tooo hard. But, today, is going to be a great day:

1. Our new refrigerator is being delivered! Yeah!!! I just hope they call before coming to our house because we never got our call last night about the time.

2. Kordyn's open house. He is in Mrs. Walls class but his bf Layne is not. They've been together since 3rd grade-guess they finally wisened up!

Gotta get kids up and moving! Have a great day!

Friday, August 14, 2009

Friday, what a day should be

LAZY!!! I admit it, I was a little lazy today. However, I did get my house cleaned and ready for my new refrigerator to be delivered on Monday! Yeah!!! Here is a picture of what it will look like:

After all of the cleaning, we took Jason to Dillards for new shoes (I've tried for 13years to get him to buy a pair of sandals but he wouldn't even try them) and since they were 50% off, he bought 2 pairs. Then, on to dinner at Casa Maya. Next, a trip to Lowe's and then, finally, a trip to Hollywood Video to rent movies-very expensive trip btw: we owed $30 in late fees! I forgot that we had "lost" 2 movies back in June. Guess we should have just bought them! Never spent $50.00 to rent 4 movies before, but we learned a BIG lesson and will never, ever have late fees again!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Is it Friday yet?

I'm ready for the weekend! Can it only be Tuesday? This has already been a crazy week and now we add:
A kid with swine flu. We had a scare back in May but that child had not been at school for about 4 days before getting sick. This one was there yesterday and diagnosed with the flu today-they are considering it swine flu since it is the same symptoms as what they are seeing with the flu. Tomorrow will be a crazy day when parents find out! So, now we will begin our "fall-cold-flu behaviors": wash hands, extra germ-x, kleenex and being extra careful with stuff that kids produce!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Friday Favorites

1. Cleaning- I love to clean out and organize! Jason will probably laugh until he cries when he reads this. We had inservice today at Montessori and we organized and cleaned all day (8 to 4) and this always makes me come home and dig into closets, drawers and cabinets. Today, we bought Kordyn new mattresses for his bed so we cleaned out under the bed, his closet and all of his bookshelves and got rid of TONS of junk. YEAH!!!

2. Knock-out Roses-I love these. I was given a bush in honor of my grandmother's passing away and I can't wait to plant them. They are also pink which was her favorite color. I want to add to this one and plant several in my yard. They are easy to keep.

3. Excedrin migraine-the older I get, the more often I get migraines now. At least 3 or 4 a year. Used to have them alot in college, then only 1 or 2 for about 8 years and now that I've turned 35-I've had several. My doctor thinks they are caused by hormonal changes since I'm getting older-made me feel wonderful to hear this. Tell me something I don't already know!

We also bought a new refrigerator this week! I've always wanted a side-by-side with the crused ice and water on the door. We decided to go with a smooth black finish so that fingerprints won't show as much. Can't wait for it to come in and be delivered on Aug. 17th! It even has a door alarm and child-lock on it! We won't have to worry about Landyn turning it off or flooding our floor. A mom must have invented these features.

Sunday, August 2, 2009

"Livin' Inside Out in an Upside Down World"

To conclude the VBS week, our church has a musical finale.

Kordyn was cast as Zach, the athlete whose heart was changed during the play. He had about 30 lines to memorize and did a wonderful job! He has confident, full of drama (he is reguarly dramatic so that was easy for him!) and recited his lines with energy. We were so proud of him!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Lazy Saturday

We've needed this: sleep in late, late breakfast, boys playing outside, dad working in his shop, and me? I'm finally reading my emails, doing laundry, cleaning up and fixing to start a project-pics to come soon!

I may even decide to cook later, but I will have to clean out my fridge first-it is full of leftover food, from last week, that we never got to eat because we had to leave town.

Tomorrow will be a busy day. Kordyn is in the VBS musical that our church is presenting at 10 in the morning. He has to be there at 9. He is Zach, the athlete with an attitude who's life gets changed for Jesus. We've enjoyed listening to the CD in the van and even Landyn knows some of the lines by now. Can't wait to see it tomorrow.