Friday, May 30, 2008
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Sort of. We are back from a long weekend. It was alot of fun but always good to be home. My daughter is not feeling well (the result of too much junk food, I think.) I have lots of laundry to do plus I am still cleaning up from the cabinet painting project. I hate to leave town when the house is a mess - I cleaned up what I could before we left but there's still stuff to put away, etc. Once I clean up I will post a picture of the new cabinets. We are still getting a new counter top and I am painting the kitchen walls so it is definitely a work in progress. But, I have to say, it already looks a hundred times better.
I just got a call from a good friend who has moved back to town. They were gone for over 2 years & I really thought they would be gone forever. She is coming over this afternoon with her 2 boys so we can catch up. Her older son is just a few weeks older than my daughter and the younger one is 4. I know my daughter will be thrilled to have some company today.
I will keep this short today since I have so much to do...
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Today was the last day of school. Hallelujah! It was sad to say good bye to friends and her wonderful teacher but I have been looking forward to this day for a while. Not as much rushing around (I hope) and when we get home from our trip you will find us in the pool everyday. I am concerned about my daughter not having anyone to play with but we will do some playdates each week so she will have company other than mine.
Today was a fun day of games, food and movies. I was in class the whole day helping the teacher and playing with the kids. One of the little girls in the class said 'jiggle, jiggle, jiggle" when I put my arm up to show her something. Lovely. I told her it wasn't nice and she said "I say it to my mom all the time". Then I didn't feel QUITE as bad since her mom is an itty bitty thing. :) The things kids say! But I will try to lift weights a little more - maybe that will help?? The things that come with age.
I made my daughter's teacher a little scrapbook with pictures of the kids throughout the year. I thought it turned out cute and she loved it. She said she had never received a gift like that and was very touched. What a blessing it was for my daughter to have her as a teacher. She learned so much and had fun doing it.
My daughter received the "Principal's Award" this year. We were so proud and happy for her. It was given to 2 kids in her class for academics, good behavior, helpfulness, etc. AND it was voted on by her teacher as will as the art teacher, PE teacher, computer teacher, music teacher and library person (I don't believe she is a 'librarian' - another post for another day). The little boy who also got it is a gem and I was so thrilled for him too.
So the last day was a good one. Lots of good Kindergarten memories. I have tons for her scrapbook and can't wait to put it all together.
I hope everyone has a safe Memorial Day weekend.
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
- My daughter had a dentist appointment and has her first cavity. I feel so bad. But we will get through it of course.
- We painted our kitchen cabinets. My husband who 'doesn't paint' really pitched in, otherwise I would still be at it. I have about 5 drawers left to finish and that will happen today. I will post photos once the drawers are done and everything is back in place.
- My husband and I went to see a local production of "Grease". It is always a fun show. I am amazed at how talented people are.
- My daughter's school had their last family picnic on Monday and the annual Kindergarten water day. It was fun but very hot (115) so we had the picnic inside.
- Monday afternoon my daughter and I had eye doctor appointments. All is well.
- My daughter's school had their Field Day on Tuesday. Another fun time but hot (108). I could do a whole post on why kindergarteners should not have to long ( a few hours each) outdoor activities back to back. But I think everyone knows it was a bad call. But the kids did have fun.
So here we are - Wednesday already. It is a light day at school. Yesterday my daughter said they didn't do any school work. Today there aren't too many activities but I am guessing there won't be much work. Tomorrow they get out at 11:45 and it will be movie and party day. I have to say that I am really ready for school to be out. My daughter is ready for 1st grade and knows the teacher she wants ( I hope it's the one she gets too)
Due to our kitchen mess I bought cookies for my daughter's party tomorrow. My first time ever. I usually make them but I am time-crunched and my counters are filled with dishes and drawers and other things. Not enough room to really bake.
And finally, from my "What is wrong with people?" file: While I was picking up the cookies I saw an older lady put her hand in the bag of french bread (the kind the bakery makes and then puts in the paper bags), touch the bread for a few seconds (almost caressing it), then took her hand out and walked away. YUCK. I don't think I can buy that bread again. It never crossed my mind that an adult would do that. I guess she didn't learn the 'you take what you touch' rule.
Well, it is time for lunch. I am not having french bread...