Friday, November 18, 2011

November 18

Today was Indian Day for the kindergartners.  Ally LOVED it.
She had so much fun.

 Miss L is teething: 4 molars, 1 eye tooth
 Miss J is 4 months today.  She is 17.9lbs and in the 100% for weight. 

 Josephine did great for her shots.  Hardly cried.  B & L did great during the appointment.  I had several conversations with Mr. B about J getting shots and how she would cry, but it was going to be okay.  Last time, he kinda freaked and almost attacked the nurse (very protective of his sister).  He did great and was okay with the shots.

November 18

Watch out people, I'm a rollin'. 

 During dinner the other night, the kids were really silly.
Especially Lucy.

Matt wasn't home for dinner that night, so we had a bunch of stuff that normally wouldn't go together.  Pizza rolls, marshmallows, pineapple, chips, carrots and applesauce.

November 13-the rest of us

 Miss Lucy is such a determined little girl.  If she doesn't want to do something, there is NO talking her into it.

November 13

If you were wondering where Matt was on Sunday...he was watching the Colts play.  He and Trent were 9 rows up and had really good seats.

November 12

November 10

This might have turned out a bit better had Lucy had on clothes and Ally looking at the camera. 

November 9

Can you see the storm moving in?  I could tell it was going to storm, but it was nice out and they were saying that the next few days were going to be wet, so outside we went.  It was insanely windy, so we didn't stay out too long, but long enough to get lots of wiggles out. 

Friday, November 11, 2011

A fun day

Mr. Ben and I ate lunch with Ms. Ally today.  Ben loved it.  He was too cute.  When we were signing in, the principal came over and talked to Ben.  He got down on Ben's level and Ben stuck out his hand and said "nice to meet you".  It was THE. CUTEST. THING. EVER.  I don't know where he learned that, but boy am I proud.  He was very well behaved. 
After lunch, B and I came home.  He and Lucy went down for a nap.  I got Ms. J fed, so she'd be able to make it 3 hours w/o me.  I headed back to the school and helped in Ally's class.  Ally was beaming the entire time.  I was excited to be there and able to help where they needed me.  I was telling Matt that I can see myself doing something like that later on when the kids are all in school, but I could NEVER be a teacher.   One of the things A's teacher had me do was put papers in the kids folders to take home.  She warned me that some of the folders "Important Folder" had never been emptied from the parents. SAD SAD SAD is how I felt.  How awful for those kids.  How does that make that child feel.  How inconsiderate.  It just tears at my heart to see that or to hear kids say that they don't have a hat/mittens or a coat w/ a hat.  If I was a teacher, I don't know that I'd end up taking much money home, I'd want to help those kids that "don't have".  The little girls that look like they haven't had their hair brushed in quite awhile.  My day was fun.  I am so proud of Ally and the great girl she is.  She loves learning, great at listening to her teacher, a friend to everyone, wears her heart on her sleeve, deep desire to be obedient, loves her siblings and has an  incredible relationship with each of them.  Love you Ally.

Monday, November 07, 2011

November 7

Our morning routine: wake up, get dressed, eat breakfast, finish up homework if we didn't finish it the night before, read the scriptures, read a chapter from a chapter book (right now we are reading Charlottes Web, we've already read Heidi and Pollyanna), brush our teeth, get our shoes on, watch Curious George, put coats on and jump in the van.  The kids seem to do well with the schedule.  And if they are ready really early, I'll let them watch Martha Speaks before Curious George comes on.  Lucy is starting to get a hang of tv. 

November 6

I think her legs are growing faster than the rest of her.  She's growing out of pants due to length.  Thank goodness for adjustable waist.

 Miss Lucy is now going through that awkward smile phase.

 My 2 adorable partners in crime.
 Luckily she can't reach the doorknobs yet. 
Ben starts to feel left out when it comes to brushing his hair.

 Miss J is so loveable, cuddly, particular and great.  She LOVES to be held.  I told myself that if she's the last one, then I will treat her as so.  So when she cries, she gets picked up.  If she wants something, she gets it.  VERY SPOILED.