Thursday, November 11, 2010

Just another day!

Just thought I'd put together a quick post since I haven't put anything on here lately.

We've had quite a few germs in our house the last few weeks, but life is good! These kids always make me smile. I am still amazed that we have these 4 beautiful kiddos and that God has entrusted us with His gifts!

They all got their first report cards last week. I can't believe the amount of work the kids do in second grade. There was actually a math problem that I had to think about last week when I was helping Austin with his homework. And I love math. This is the first year he has real grades. He got all A's on his first report card - James and I are so proud of him. I met with his teacher at the end of last month and he is doing super. He absolutely loves school and thrives in that sort of environment.

He reminds me of a CK model of some sort in this picture. Strike a pose. Ha!

He has about 5 loose teeth now and I bet in a few months he will have a mouth full of over-crowdedness! Mental note: start saving for braces!

Abby loves school. She comes home spouting off all the poems and songs they learn and telling me about all the kindergarten drama... you know like who was on superstar and who was in trouble for the day. I feel like I know all the kids in her class, even though I don't personally know any of them.

She picked these sunglasses out of the treasure chest at school. Apparently it was a reward for good behavior. Works for me!

And then there's my sweet Emily. She is such a trip. Everyday when she gets home for school, she immediately goes to her room, strips off her shorts and puts on a tutu until bed time. And by every day, I don't mean some days. Or most days. I mean EVERY day!

She likes school, I think?? I can't ever get any good information out of her and I think sometimes she just makes things up. Like today apparently she rode a horse at recess. We've had to have a few talks about truth vs. lying lately. Her teacher tells me she is very shy in class, but she's a "quiet leader."

The girls are into these things called silly bands. I had no idea what they were before school started. They are basically rubber bands that have shapes on them the kids wear as bracelets. Now they trade them on the bus - which I'm not sure how that's possible since I have never bought a silly band ever for them to be able to trade. There's a boy on the bus that they call "the love guy" who James and I are kind of weary about. It sounds like they are getting most of the silly bands from him. They have told me some strange stories so I'm not sure how much longer they will be riding the bus. Anyway... here are all the silly bands she came home with today...

And onto the next child - baby Cole is doing great. He continues to be the center of attention... and if he senses that he is not getting the attention he deserves, he let's us all know!

He gets so excited as the bus drives up to our stop. I want to think it's because he can't wait to see his siblings... but I think he really likes the big yellow bus! It's so cute to watch. He frantically kicks his legs until the bus drives off. And then when his entertainment arrives home life is certainly good for him!

Time is flying by this year. Where does it go? Enjoy the rest of your week!