Monday, September 22, 2008

I'm Bragging I know...

We got a letter from the Orange County school district in Virginia saying that Makenzie achieved a PERFECT SCORE on her 3rd grade SOL test last year in MATH and HISTORY. She achieved a 600 in both subjects. Woohoo! We always knew she was smart but didn't realize how smart! We are so proud of her.

Monday, September 15, 2008

My Birthday

Josh is working near Winslow, Arizona (about 3 1/2 hrs from here.) He stays there 4 days a week and is home for 3. He's building a school on a Navajo reservation. Its extremely interesting. Anyway, my birthday was on Wednesday and I spent all day with the "poor me's" because Josh wasn't home for my birthday. (Even though I got so many calls, emails and cards from my wonderful friends and family.) What's worse is that he acted like, "sorry, there's nothing I can do about it." But around 4:00 he surprises me at the door with a balloon bouquet and a beautiful rose bouquet. Awe!! He also had a babysitter lined up to take me out for a nice birthday dinner. Love you Josh!..... . .I told him next time, don't do that.

Let them eat cake! Next time I'll remember the spoon.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Visit to the Chidester Gang

Another visit to The Chidester Gang. These kids have so much fun together. They get along so well. Except for in the incident where Parker punched Jesse in the face because Jesse wanted to watch a movie intead of play with him. But he's sorry! It's so nice to have family close by.

Parker and Jesse got their own wheels. Parker needs some bigger ones.

Makenzie and Elizabeth the tree huggers

Mason and cousin William jumping. Check out that blue sky!

With all these kids in the same room, there wasn't much sleep going on. I had some pretty grouchy kids the next day.

Monday, September 8, 2008

Parker's a Pre Schooler!

Parker finally started school! We've been talking about preschool for probably about a year and he's finally made it. Fyoo! I enrolled him in the Jungle Explorers preschool. It's held in the teacher's home where she has transformed part of her house into the classroom. He goes M-W-F and so far he loves it. On his first day I snuck in a little early and watched him interact with the others and I was so proud of him. He was laughing and having fun. Im so glad he's comfortable there.

Parker is ready...he has been for months! Right down to his old hand me down Bob The Builder backpack. (Which I wanted to replace with a new one but he put his foot down.) Whatever makes him happy.

For the first 15 minutes, the kids play in the backyard and unwind. Parker ran towards the toys as soon as we got there. He's not shy!