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
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

Sweet Krispy Kreme doughnuts!IMG_7702
Lindy and Ellie
She’d eat the whole box (and then throw up) if we let her.IMG_7714
Swimming fun!DSC_4642DSC_4644
Silly girl!
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

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