Tuesday, August 18, 2009

First Day of School!

I broke a little tradition, and I kind of got burned for it. I usually make a school bus cake with donut wheels for the kids for our family back to school party, but because of my pregnancy I didn't want cake! So I made these sugar cookies with jelly in the middle. Dawson put in his order next year - he would rather have the cake.
Madison is going to be in 3rd grade! She is so excited to learn cursive (now she will be able to read everything I write!).
My Dawson will be in Kindergarten!
And my little Jackson will be in 3 year old Preschoo! (He started on his cookie before I could get a picture.)
We are ready!
Madison the morning of the first day of school. She has a great teacher this year and her good friend is in her class, again (Kindergarten - now they have been in the same class), oh, and Jimmy is her class - cute boy! She is ready!
Oh, my Dawson - I have had a little worry with him about school, but he is really surprising - thus far - and has had a great first two days of school (Preschool was a little rough for him to go and partake in activities). When I registered him I tried to get him in a class with some friends he knows, so the transition was a little easier. But he was in a class of boys he doesn't know - I tried to get him switched, letting the principle know that I was 7th in line to the request I wanted, but he was not helpful to me at all (and actually made me feel a little less of a good mother). Dawson does not know what I was trying to do and he is really enjoying going to school, and my hope is that it will continue all the way up to graduation! He told me this morning "Mom, I am glad that I go to school after lunch, because then I miss quiet time, I don't like quiet time".
Jackson so wants to be a part of this so he too got a picture! Oh, and I have not blogged that fact that he broke his foot. Last Wednesday Jeremy took him and Madison to a work BBQ, while I took Dawson to Soccer practice (which he loves), and so when I got over to the BBQ Jeremy handed me a wounded Jackson and said he fell off a 7 foot playground structure and is limping. So we got home I called the doctor and he said bring him in! The emergency room could not tell really if it was broken and put him in a splint and said that he will see a podiatrist, so lucky we got to see a friend who is a foot doctor and he told us that he broke the hardest bone to break in the foot - it is just under the little toe on his foot. So, he gets to wear a boot for hopefully just six weeks. I call him "boot man"!

Peaches from our tree!

Good Luck Jay

One of Jeremy's co-worker and good friend is moving on to bigger and better things. His office had a little party for him and guess who was asked to make a cake? The top is a jello mold with a calculator in it, the middle is the Ernst and Young logo and Blue Shield logo, and the bottom is a bunch of Accountant lingo! The perfect Accountants cake!

King Tut

The Larsen's, the Webb's, and the Robinson's took a trip to San Fran. to see the King Tut exhibit. We had a great day! First we had a picnic at the park, then we saw the exhibit - which was really cool, I have always said that my one place that I would like to see is Egypt! Then we went to Giradelli Square and had ice cream, and then we went down to the wharf and went to a boat museum - the kids love it! We were pretty worn out by the end of the day.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Crayon Pucks

The kids had a great time making these super crayons. I put them to work peeling of the paper of crayon rejects and then they chose their own colors for their puck. Great way to recycle!

Clogging Camp

I did it! I taught a clogging camp almost seven months pregnant. I had eight beautiful girls in the class and they really clogged their hearts out. I was so proud of them - they learned an over three minute routine in 4 days. They danced to Michael Jackson's PYT. Madison had a great time and every morning was excited to get on her shoes and dance! It was a lot of fun! (Excuse my messy garage - I was going to organize it before the camp, but my motivation for the cleaning was never there.)

Baby Boom

You would not believe the baby rush that is going on all around me. I have been busy making hoody towels for all my friends and family - and afghan's for cousins. (The picture above went to my cousin, Kristen, who is having her first baby very soon!) I have counted 14 pregnant ladies in my life - it includes sister-in-law, cousins, good out of state friends, and good friends here. In my church alone 12 ladies with child! (I am third in line to give birth.)

Dish Cloths

Our Church's Humanitarian group needs about 300 dish CLOTHS (I was reminded by one of the gals that they are not dish rags, but cloths - we gave her a hard time about it!) So I started a crochet/knitting group and we started making some. There are a lot of women out there that crochet/knit and it was really fun finding out projects that they were working on, and I found some more stuff for me to do - just what I needed right!