Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Last week...

It's the last week before school starts. We're enjoying the last few days of sleeping late, going to bed late, and spending time together. I can't believe Avery will be in 1st grade. I'm starting to feel old.
  • I've bought everything on Avery's school list except hand sanitizer and sandwich baggies. She still needs some more clothes (uniform) and a new pair of tennis shoes. But, she has enough to get her through the first week, anyway.
  • I've never packed lunches before, except to go on a picnic. Avery is a VERY picky eater, so I'm looking for ideas to pack in her new lunch box.
  • Her first day of school will be much like last year. She's already requested pancakes for breakfast and nachos for supper, followed by a trip to the ice cream store.
I'm working on my syllabi for the classes I'm teaching this fall. Trying to get motivated. Not doing too well.

McKenna is very excited about starting preschool. She's NOT happy that Avery starts before she will. She doesn't go until after Labor day. I still need to get a few things on her list. And, she needs tennis shoes, too.

Presley is growing. Fast. She's signing "more"-usually when I give her a smoothie or her Dad gives her ice cream. This morning she signed "more" when she wanted to read a book. She understands the word "No" but doesn't always obey. Mostly, she hears it when she's close to the dog's water bowl, or in her sister's room, next to their princess night light. She loves bath time, she loves to play with her older sisters, and she loves to smile. She has one tooth, she waves at everyone, and just learned to blow kisses. She pulls up on everything and will be walking soon.

Our church does AWANAs during the school year. I didn't realize it would cost so much for my kids to go to church on Wednesday night. Still trying to decide if we should do it or not. Leaning toward not right now.

I posted on FB yesterday that I wanted to push a pause button for my life right now. I really do. However, I'd also like to push a fast foward button on Kevin's life, just a few weeks or couple of months. He's been working so hard on his dissertation, a word Avery and McKenna say way too much. He's taken a lot of vacation time this summer to write. I joke with him, saying he needs to get several copies of his dissertation bound, so we can give them to everyone for Christmas. I can't believe he's close to being done. It seems like forever since we/he first started this journey. I'm so proud of him. I can't wait to be the wife of Dr. Kevin Osborn!

1 comment:

Karen said...

Ella is also a very picky eater--but peer pressure led her to start eating school lunch some by the end of kindergarten. We packed a lot of sandwiches for her because she doesn't really like variety.

Emilia laughs every time we tell her no. I think she's going to be an ornery one.

Chandler does Awanas in Rolla and loves it. I have no other experience with it though. We did find that Ella was so exhausted last year after a full day of school that she couldn't really handle after school activities for a while.

Good luck with school starting!