Sunday, September 28, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Friday, September 19, 2008
- Got Billy off to school for picture day- with trimmed hair and his photo envelope
- Got a new FHE lesson from Relief Society activity- woo hoo (these are so handy)
- Washed and brushed the dog
- Walked up to Billy's school to pick him up (pushing a double stroller, brought the dog too)
- Pulled weeds and loaded brush into the blue bin
- Mowed the yard (gotta keep up with the Jones'es, ya know)
- Made dinner, did dishes
- Washed kids, did bedtime routine
- Planned temple trip, packed for temple trip
We leave early in the morning and we're stopping in Burlington to pick up our babysitter for the kids and dog. She's a very dear friend- and has opened her whole day up for me. After the temple we're going to the old house to do yard work. We got a notice that the hedge in the alley is overgrown and yada yada yada. So, busy day tomorrow. Busy day today. Must get rest. 'Night.
Thursday, September 18, 2008
- A red toy hunt- with a red pillowcase to collect them in
- Butterflies from coffee filters and clothespins and red pipe cleaner antennas
- Stuffing red square bean bags full of beans
- Singing "Banana Phone" and pretended bananas were phones
- Ate Bug Bites (graham bugs)
- Ate BlueBerry Muffins and Banana Muffins
- Singing "Bringing Home a Baby BumbleBee"
- Went on a Bear Hunt
- Read Brown Bear Brown Bear
- Any many other games, books and songs
It's been a lot of fun being the teacher this week. But I have to say... I've earned my 5-week break. Six 3-year olds is a lot to handle all at once. But they are good kids, and oh-so-smart!
So, from me and Ian... WE LOVE MOM SCHOOL!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Monday, September 15, 2008
Ian-sitting on the potty, Daddy- waiting to use the bathroom...
Daddy: Ian, do you need any help?
Ian: No, I'm just going potty.
Daddy: Be sure to wipe.
Ian: I don't want to.
Daddy: Here, let me help you, I'll show you how.
Ian: I don't want to, it's yucky.
Daddy: Ian, I'm not going to wipe your butt for the rest of your life.
Ian: I'm only 3. (with emphasis on "only")
Then Daddy proceeds to wipe Ian's bottom for him with a promise that Ian will have to do it all by himself tomorrow. Hahahaha!
Where does he get this stuff? Well, it sure was our highlight tonight.
At FHE we talked about King Benjamin and Ian lost all his animal cookies in his bag to the naughty bag because he wouldn't listen, stop talking or stay in his seat. It was so hard. Some days Ian does great and others not so much. Billy was wonderful. He listened and answered questions very well. Carley- at this age- is a lost cause. We keep truckin' along though, hoping in the long run it'll make a difference. Routine is everything, right? Well, I'm sure tonight our downfall was starting an hour late. Dinner wasn't ready until 6:15 (an hour late) so then everything got pushed back. Better luck next Monday.
Tomorrow is Mom School and my turn to teach. Billy's had some asthma trouble over the weekend, but did well today at home, so I'm sending him to school tomorrow. I hope Carley behaves during Mom School. I worry she'll be in the way. She often demands to be the center of attention. Ian's excited to have school tomorrow. I hope it goes well. New update tomorrow.