Saturday, May 15, 2010

More Marvelous May!


I figured time for an update! Everyone is doing great, ready for school to be DONE! The kids are good but getting up in the morning is dragging. I am constantly met with "is today school? again? when is it done????" and that gets a little tiring day after day. Still, we keep plugging ahead! There are enough cool things going on for end of the year that it keeps them in check. We had field day on the 11th. We had good weather! You never know what will be in May. It could be 75, it could be 105. Luckily, we were 78 but pretty windy. I was at school from 8am to 2:30pm. I had a one hour lunch break! The day was very fun. I worked the 50 yard dash with my two other PTO Friends and the phenomenal music teacher! The kids did great :) Coach Stowers put together a wonderful day and had water slides for in the afternoon. PLUS the QC Fire Dept showed up and drenched the kids (and many teachers) with hoses at the end of the day! PTO handed out 700 otter pops to the kids as well. I had a great day!

We had Cassandra's 5th grade orientation on the 11th as well. In our school district, 5th and 6th grade go to the middle school. So we did the tour, listened to presentations, Cassandra visited the club tables for Battle of the Books, Video club, etc. She seemed less down about the whole thing after we left that  night. I am glad. It's a big step for her and some days are definitely better than others when we talk about it!

Mother's Day weekend was great! We had a wonderful breakfast with my Mom, Dad, Brittany and Elijah on that Saturday! We did shopping afterwards and then my niece's bday part was at Peter Piper Pizza at noon. We partied for about 3 hours there! Sunday I taught Sunday School and we did crafts for our moms. The service that day was "youth Sunday" and everything was led by the kids in the youth groups. It was really good! Shane and the kids took me to lunch at Blue Adobe afterwards and then I got to play World of Warcraft sorta uninterrupted for about 3 hours :)  Shane got me my Sookie Stackhouse book 10 and gave it to me early. I finished it in 2 days because I forced myself not to do it all in one day. I loved it but the bummer is I have a whole year to wait for book 11 LOL! The good news is that True Blood is back on HBO on June 13th so you know where I'll be every Sunday night ;)

I think that is everything for now. We have Griffin's Kindergarten Graduation at the QC PAC on May 24th. I am so excited and proud of him. I can't wait to see what songs they will be doing! We usually take them out to dinner after and then he doesn't know it but I'm getting him a cake to have after dinner. It should be a fun evening. Our last day of school is a 1/2 day on May 27th.

PTO is great, we are winding down! WOW is great, I'm level 65 now. My friend Shari plays with me a lot and she keeps me going :) The weight loss is still good, slowing down a bit but still coming off. I need to mix things up a bit to get it back up where it was on the weekly loss. I am hoping that with swimming, no PTO and no school schedules I am able to get more exercise in than I had been doing since after Christmas!

I hope you are all doing well,

Cassandra's 4th grade performance!

Savannah and Griffin waiting "sorta" patiently at the QC Performing Arts Center

Shane and Alyssa

The 3rd and 4th Grade Teachers. Cassandra's teacher is the one with the shaved head and has a beard

The 3rd and 4th graders!

The kids did a great performance on careers, growing up and goals. They sang for about 45 min and did a great job!

Saturday, May 1, 2010


May already? Seriously?

We have been blessed with a cold front here in the valley :) We were in the mid to upper 90's and boom, a little cold front moves through and we're down to the upper 60's for a day, 75 yesterday, 80 today. Those pesky 90's will be back next week but for now, we're enjoying what we've got!

The kids are doing well. School gets out May 27th and I CAN'T WAIT! This coming week is very busy with teacher appreciation week.  PTO is doing a lot for our teachers every day so I'll be busy with that. I also have 2 doctor appts and it's "family movie night" on Friday night. Those are so fun!

Everyone is doing great in school, all A's for all 3 kiddos. Cassandra met her 4th quarter AR goal in the first week of the quarter so her teacher doubled her goal and she's been a reading fool ever since.

Alyssa is good, she is still our PTO mascot of sorts. She is having fun doing big girl stuff :) She loves riding her trike outside. When it's too hot I bring it inside for her to ride too. She has a birthday coming up in June. She wants to do a Toy Story theme. She loves the 2 Toy Story movies and Bolt. We watch those...A LOT! She is also very into reading and being read to right now. THat has been fun! Cassandra grabs a big pile of books and reads to her. Savannah plays school with her. It's  nice to see them doing stuff together despite the age differences.

Allergies have been bad here this spring. I guess that's the price you pay for all the rain we got in February and parts of March. Savannah has had 2 sinus infections in the past 2 months. Griffin has had one. Savannah actually has a ruptured ear drum right now. She's been out of school for a week and 3 days. We have a follow up appt with the ENT on Friday. I hope all is clear. She was an absolute mess. Her allergies were so bad that her eyelids swelled almost shut. Pitiful!

Shane is good, he is has been doing a lot of yard work. We had more rock delivered and spruced up the front yard. Now he's onto the backyard. I am so hoping we end up with some grass planted this summer. It's been 4.5 years in this house. I'm ready to have a completed backyard. We've tried grass seed 3 times and it is just so sparse. One half of the yard seems to be cursed. Grass won't grow, the trees won't grow. Maybe I need to have Father John come out and do an exorcism? We'll see.

So that's it for now, I'll try to do better on updates! Good grief, time sure does slip by me fast!