Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Can I Just Say Something?

i'm a Christian. i believe in Jesus Christ. usually i don't do things like this, but i felt that i was called out today on facebook. actually, i felt attacked by other "so called, but not acting like it" Christians. anyway, that's all i wanted to say. i know, i'm weird.

I Scared My Sister

i'm pretty talkative usually. i like to talk on the phone for hours. i was on the phone the other day with my sister, sasarh (not her real name), and i got a knock on my door. i told her i needed to go. that was on friday. she called sunday and left a message while i was out. i got the message too late in the night to call her back. she called on monday while i was out. sunday and monday are my busiest days. anyway, i guess it worried her that i hadn't called her back. i mean, that just isn't normal. she called one of our other sisters, who lives here in my town, to ask if i was okay. i was at this sister's house last night helping to put bunk beds together and she told me what sasarh had said. i laughed and laughed. i called sasarh first thing this morning. her mind was put at ease.

oh, and by the way, i call her sasarh because that's how her name was put on her driver's license in michigan when she first got it. ha ha! i've been calling her that ever since.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Andy's First Day of School

andy started his day off with a good breakfast.

here he is with his backpack ready to go.

this is his classroom.

hanging his backpack in his locker.

he still had some time to kill, so he played in the playground.

the bell rang, so the kids lined up and went to class. that's his teacher, ms. donaldson, at the door.

emmy and i went back to pick him up later. we were early so emmy wanted to swing.

andy had fun at his first day of school!

he hasn't told me much about what he did, but he did say that he put puzzles together and sat on the mat.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Is It Friday Yet?

it doesn't seem like it's been a whole week since the last time i made a new post, but apparently it has. nothing much is going on here.

derek and i are going to start working with the cub scouts in our area. our first night is tomorrow. i'm nervous because i don't think that i relate to young boys that well. in fact, i don't think that i relate to most males in general. i have to really get to know them before i start to be comfortable around them. i guess it's a prejudice that i have. i will be nice to become familiar with the scouting program before andy joins in just a few years.

speaking of andy, this friday is his kindergarten open house and then he starts school on monday. still can't believe that it's really happening. i know that people say "oh, it's like he was just born yesterday and i turned around and he is all grown up." i really don't feel that way. it will be nice for emmy and me to have some time together, just the two of us, while andy is in school. he'll only be there for almost 3 hours. not too much time without him. i think next year will be even weirder when emmy goes to school. then i won't have either child with me for part of the day. i get that sometimes, but everyday will be really different. i hope that when andy is at school emmy doesn't miss him too much. they are practically inseparable. neither one wants to leave the other usually. well, i'm sure it will pass quickly if that's the case.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Gotta Start Working on Halloween Stuff

so, i want to make candy bags for halloween that my kids can reuse every year. my husband said that they could just use pillow cases like he did as a kid. i told him that emmy wouldn't be able to carry a pillow case very easily and he seemed to agree. the real reason, though, is i just want to be crafty. ease for the kids is just an added bonus. i think i'll just appliqué some pumpkins onto the front of the bags. we'll see how they turn out.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

School is Starting Soon.

andrew is gonna start kindergarten this month. i'm still waiting for a letter from the school to tell me what all supplies he needs. he is so excited! i don't know how i'll feel on the first day. andrew will be so ready. i just want him to learn to get along with all kinds of kids, and learn to write letters and numbers. he's still having a hard time writing his name. he recognizes the letters and he can type it, but can't write it very well. he tends to get frustrated when i help him, but maybe somebody who has a degree in children's education can help him better than i can. i hope so.