Tuesday, November 29, 2011

SQUEEZING in 1 more......

.....maybe 2 or 3 fall posts before that last month of the year sneaks in! After all fall is one of my FAVORITE times of the year!
I LOVE the flexibility my "career" brings me....I am a nurse. I work 12 hour shifts. I am Part Time, meaning I am only required to put in 24 hours a week, with 2 call shifts in a 6 week period. I complain about work here & there but I am ultimately grateful for my job & the 5 other {usually} days I have off to be a "stay-at-home-mom"! We don't have money coming out our behinds but we live comfortably. We have 2 cars, we have a house which keeps us dry/cool/warm/safe & have running water/toilets/showers, we have health/dental insurance, our kids go to a school where they learn about GOD & can love Him freely {I know thats HUGE RIGHT?!!!}, our bellies are PLENTY full, we have clothes......WOW I'm gonna stop cause now I'm feeling a little braggish {I'm aware this is not a word!}. Really my point is: I work enough to keep insurance & help out with some bills but ultimately I work to get by.....to be able to focus MOST of my time on being with my girls while they're young. For the days I'm off seem to run smoother....ish! I can help get them off to school, I can pick them up, I can get them to their various activities, make sure homework is complete, violin is practiced, ect AND go on field trips! I love to tag along & watch them interact with friends {did I act that way as a kid???!!!}......feeling happy that, for now, they want me close by!
This was a field trip to the Mayfield Dairy Plant & Farm
This oldest of mine doesn't necessarily have 1 or 2 "best friends" rather she is a "jack of all trades" kind of girl.....she seems to just fit in with whoever is around & is loved by many! She gets that GREAT trait from her daddy!

All too soon I'm gonna be SOOO 2000 & eight! So I'll take it while the takins' good {time spent with these 2 girls of mine}!

Grandparents Day

It's a day for the girls to show off their music talent's, art projects, classroom's, teacher's, friends....oh & so much more {like dragging them into the Book Fair & sucking ever penny out of them!}! I'm sure.....NO I KNOW we take for granted far too often that we have both grandparents {AND a great-grandmother} very close by.....I'm reminded of that "take for granted-ness" when this day rolls around & other kids are not as fortunate to have a GRAND-parent to oooohhhhh & awwwww over!

These 2 people spoil these girls & they're not ashamed to admit it!
Artist: Emery- age 5
Artist: Kayden- age 7
We hope you all {even the ones missing from the pictures} how MUCH your loved!

Monday, November 28, 2011

Bug Party

Emery's class had a unit study on bugs.....all kinds of bugs! At the end of that study they made Monarch Butterfly wings! We {or they} then migrated to "Mexico".........
.......or to a local Alzheimer Home but who's keeping track? They sang several songs & those old people ate it up!
They passed out cards & I'm telling you these people need so little.....they were beaming from ear to ear {except for that old man.....but he was very appreciative in his own way!!}
While they continued migrating I made my way back to their classroom & got things decorated for a BUG PARTY! I signed up to be "Home Room Mom" & so far it's allowed me to get my creative juices flowing......economically!
The parents brought in different "bug foods" & although the kids didn't eat everything served they sure did have fun looking at it all!
It was a fun day.....
and although this little thing can make me crazy ALOT she also makes me smile ALOT!
I can't believe she's already in Kindergarten. NOoooooo.