Wednesday, July 1, 2015

End of 1st Grade

The second week of June was busy busy with it being the last week of school.

Monday started with Will’s class picnic at lunch.  A fun lunch was had by all.  Will played with his friends and then they were allowed to leave if they wanted to.  Will waffled on whether to stay or go and ended up deciding to go.  He regretted his decision.  We never told him he was going to leave school to go do something fun.  He ended up riding with Drew to Greensboro and having a really boring time.  I ended up picking Lindy up and meeting them and Will was one unhappy camper.  It was a bit funny because he was so dramatic. 

Tuesday was field day – apparently the greatest day of the school year.  The kids think it is awesome.  It started out raining in the early morning but it stopped and cleared off which made for a muggy, hot day!  I will say that field day is pretty organized.  They rotated through stations and played the games for about 10 mins each.  The teachers each had a cooler and the kids could go get drinks whenever they wanted.  Lots of games had water so Lindy’s hearing aids came out pretty quickly.  I went over for about an hour. 

Wednesday we had Lindy’s class picnic at lunch at the same spot as Will’s.  Just a different class with different kids and parents.  It was another nice time.  Lindy was not hungry for pizza but was hungry for popsicles.  She ended up going with Drew as well and they ran a few errands.  She didn’t have any fun either but apparently it wasn’t as bad as riding to Greensboro.

Thursday I had some outpatient surgery done to remove some endometriosis I had been having problems with.  We were there at 9am and my mom picked the kids up from school for us.  We were home late afternoon.  My mom stayed and helped for a bit before heading home.  Drew got the kids up and ready and got pictures of them on the last day of school.   I did a lot of sleeping that whole day.  My best friend from high school did stop by for a bit because she was in town.  I can’t say I remember much of the visit but I’m glad she stopped by! 

I was still moving slow but with the help of a few doses of pain pills I made it to the kids’ end of the school year surprise.  The kids love the Kidz Bop cds and the Kidz Bop kids were going to be in Greensboro.  I bought the tickets before I knew I was having surgery and I wasn’t sure if I’d make it.  It was a last minute decision but thought I could ride 30 minutes to Greensboro.  Drew dropped me at the door and I shuffled right in and to our seats.  Drew and the kids came in and we all enjoyed the concert. I did zero dancing but was still able to enjoy the music.  I shuffled to the car and home to bed again.

Drew was able to be preacher and dad on Sunday and get the kids to bed.  I was starting to feel worse on Sunday and was having trouble and serious pain walking.  There was no way I could have cared for the kids. 

It’s almost impossible to think the kids are done with 1st grade.  How does it go so fast?  I swear they were just starting kindergarten yesterday.  I tell them all the time to stop growing up so fast, but they refuse.  They both had great years and great teachers.  Summer is here – but I know it’ll be over before I know it.

Fun with friends!
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This game illustrated to me he doesn’t know how to jump rope! ha!DSC_4655DSC_4656DSC_4657DSC_4660DSC_4661DSC_4667DSC_4668DSC_4671DSC_4672DSC_4675DSC_4679DSC_4680DSC_4681DSC_4685DSC_4687DSC_4688DSC_4693DSC_4696
Lindy was most excited about the popsicle!DSC_4699DSC_4702
Lindy and Ms. Donna – her awesome vision teacher!DSC_4704
Will and Ms. MayDSC_4705
Lindy and her PRT – Ms. SappDSC_4706
Lindy and Ms. PetersDSC_4708
Last day of 1st grade! 
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Kidz Bop concert!
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Mama was there – just barely!IMG_7764

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Hello June 2015

It’s June.  How did that happen?  It’s our last week of first grade.  Seriously, how did that happen?  Five days and we will be done.  We can make it.  We can make it!

It was a good week.  Things seem pretty relaxed with no homework and the end of school.  The kids are going to bed a little later than usual.  We have eaten really well this week.  For some reasons our meals were super yummy.

The dog got fixed on Tuesday.  That was bit new this week.  So far he is not calmer.  We are waiting……

Wednesday Drew and the kids went on an adventure to Greensboro.  A friend from church was selected to carry the torch for a United Relay Across America fundraiser for the Special Olympics.  A group from the church met and took the bus to Greensboro to eat dinner and watch her running by.  Will said he jumped and ran his cow bell (from Ms. Bec) when Ms. Betsy ran by.  She was running around 6:30pm so I was shocked they didn’t get home till 9pm.  Apparently they got separated from some other church people and had to find them. 

Friday I took the morning off of work to go hang at school and help in Lindy’s class for Serendipity Day.  They take 4-5 from each class and they form a new group.  Those group move through all 5 first grade classrooms together for the morning.  They have done this 4 times this year and each time they pick an author and they hear a book in each classroom and do some kind of craft that goes along with the book.  I helped in Will’s class in December and so I took my turn in Lindy’s class.  I find it super odd that both times I’ve been there, Lindy and Will have been in the same group.  WIth their teachers randomly picking they have ended up together twice – and the times I have been there.  So I saw them both in the same group for 30 mins that morning and then I just helped other kids for the other 2.5 hours.  It was an exhausting morning of glue and sand but we made it through.  Besides Serendipity Day, it was also the day we celebrated Lindy and Will’s fake birthday.  It actually worked out pretty nicely.  Drew showed up at lunch bearing 4 dozen doughnuts. We started eating lunch with Will and Ben and then about 10 minutes later Lindy and Ellie joined us.  We passed out doughtnuts to Will’s class and they ate them and left.  Then we passed out to Lindy’s class and they ate them and left.  And then I had to go to work, which kind of stunk!  It was a fun but tiring morning! 

The weekend ended up being fun too.  We ate dinner at a new place in town, PDQ.  They do have super yummy chicken tenders and sauces.  After that we took the kids to Toys and Co.  I’m not sure they have been in or not.  They each had a little money to spend and both ended up wit something.  Lindy had about $11 and wanted everything in the store, most of it way more than $11.  Will had $15 and almost didn’t get anything.  He finally saw Twisted Farkle that caught his eye and he bought it.  It was a good purchase.  We’ve played and it is really fun.  Lindy ended up with a cute litte stuffed puppy that she has named Sparky and has played with all weekend too. 

Saturday morning the kids and I got up and around and headed to my parents.  My dad and I headed down to a furniture store where we I bought a new coffee table and end tables.  I’ve been wanting some for 5 years now.   After we got home we went swimming for the first time this year.  It was slightly chilly at first but you got used to it quick.  Lindy picked right up where she left off last year, like a spastic fish in the water.  She was getting mad she couldn’t swim.  But she was under all the time and having a blast.  She loves the goggles.  We practiced kicking and scooping and I think she will get it eventually.  Will likes the pool but doesn’t like going under.  I convinced him to go under and then I convinced him to try the goggles.  He didn’t like how they felt but he did put his head down and tried to swim.  If he’d practice a little more he’d get it too.  He had a smoother motion going, he just needs practice.  But that was a huge step for Mr. Will. 

We headed back Saturday evening and went over to the Bryants for dinner.  We had a low country boil that was yummy.  The kids had fun playing with Micah and Claire.  We got home late and it was straight to bed. 

Didn’t take many pics this week.  Here’s what I got.

Sweet girl sleeping and thinking
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Poor pup after I picked him up from his surgeryIMG_7684
Working on her sand dog at Serendipity Day FridayIMG_7697
Will and his friend Luke doing their sand dogsIMG_7700
Will and Ben at lunch
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Sweet Krispy Kreme doughnuts!IMG_7702
Lindy and Ellie
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She’d eat the whole box (and then throw up) if we let her.IMG_7714
Swimming fun!DSC_4642DSC_4644
Silly girl!
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Oh look, there I am.  In a bathing suit.  Nice.DSC_4647
There was some water gun fights between these too.DSC_4650
Lindy and Sadie had a tumultuous start but ended up best friends.  She knocked Lou over about 4 times but once she calmed down she was super sweet and “Lindy’s best puppy friend.”  DSC_4651IMG_7724