August 18, 2014

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First day in Ms. Stacey's class!

  • When Campbell went to bed last night she told me that the first thing she was going to do in the morning was to run and put on her school clothes and the first thing she did was run and get those school clothes-then she brought them downstairs for me to help her.  She was so, so excited about school.  
  • Robby was a bit less excited about her school starting  because now he has to get her to school 3 mornings a week.  It is a good thing because her going to school does cause the rest of us to get up and start our school day just a bit earlier than usual.
  • Robby said that Campbell didn't hesitate at all about going in to her class and since Keaton spent the night at Grannymom's house, our house was a bit quieter than normal.  I thought that since the house was quieter, the big kids would be able to finish their school work much earlier than usual.  I was wrong about that-I guess that is a good thing, maybe all of the noise doesn't distract them at all.
  • After we finished school and read a few books, we had our lunch.  They ate while I read-I am trying my best to finish Farmer Boy this month because I have a whole list of books that I want to read to them.  
  • I worked on the kitchen floor while the kids played on their kindles and played with Whitman.  I always get tickled at how well they play with him-he loves for them to chase them and will just giggle and squeal.  And I am pretty sure that he missed his Keaton and Campbell today.  
  • Around 3, I really started moving trying to get us all out the door and to Grannymom's house in time for us to get to the pool by 4.  We scurried around the house and did make it and even Grannymom, Lilli (faithful blog readers-Lilly has now changed her spelling to Lilli-she's 10 and can do that) and Cash all came with us.  My crew had been asking all day if they could come and I just kept saying that I didn't know.
  • Apparently, we were the only ones who had the idea to come to the pool-there was hardly anyone there.  Robby said it would be like that but I really thought lots of moms would reward their kids with the pool after their first day at school-guess not.  The Kamps showed up and stayed until we left-we had been planning on leaving at 6:30 which worked out perfectly because at that time, a huge storm blew through.
  • Once at home, Robby saw that Anderson had been challenged for the ALS ice bucket challenge so Anderson got to pour a bucket of ice over his head-my sweet Anderson wasn't too pleased about this but did it happily...and even said he would do it again when Robby wasn't able to find the video we had taken of the boy.  His phone was acting up but he did eventually find it and Anderson was spared a second dousing of ice water.
  • We then all had warm showers and ate supper-still eating leftovers from the other night.  And then we had a tiny bit of time to watch American Ninja Warrior before bed-the kids new favorite show.

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