His only question was, "Mom!!What's your favorite variable? Most people use "x". I like "n", too." Which just left me wondering, what is my favorite variable??
Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Tonight, we had to organize Harper for her share day at school tomorrow. She had a bag in which she could pack some special items to show her friends. We also created a picture collage of some special people.
Then, we practiced the presentation and it went something like this... (For the record, I tried to video the practice, she refused, so I am using my best memory for the rest of this post.)
"Ok. Let's start with the pictures. Here are the pictures of all my special people. Ok, it's not actually ALL my special people, because I have a lot of them. These are the special people my mama found pictures of and that I could glue on the page. We had lots and lots of pictures, but not enough pages. My papa and grandpa and mollie and boo boo and kylee and tommy are special but not on the page." (This is where I interrupt and tell the girl to stick to the script. And she asks "what's that? I don't have one." And I regret my word choice, yet again. Get to the point!!)
"So here's my family, my whole family. This is me and my Grammy. Her name is Grammy. This is me and my Grampy, but his name is Grampy. His name is Grampy and Doug, too. This is my auntie. Her name is Colie, but also Nicole. My name is Nicole, too, because my mama wanted her sister to have the same name as me. And we have the same favorite book. I'll read it to you next. It's called "the paper bag princess" and the princess wears a bag and doesn't get married after all. This is my brother. He's a good brother and we are sitting on a rock at Rose Lake. That's where my Grammy and Grampy live, but they used to live on a farm." (Another interruption - move it along...)
Here's some really cute pictures when I was two and we were walking somewhere. This is me and my TT. She's not my auntie, just my T. She has 2 babies and guess where one is???? IN HER TUMMY!!! Yes, there are two babies, but only one is in her tummy and the others a real girl named LoLA!
(Interruption number 3... Poor Mrs. Hurdt, this share time may just take all morning long... God bless those kindergarten teachers.)
Posted by gina at 8:02 PM
Monday, September 28, 2015
Candy Bars for sale! Premium candy bars for sale!! Scrumptious, delicious, crunchy, gooey candy bars for sale!!
The kids (ie: Bennett) is selling candy bars for a fundraiser for Kidstop. Currently, he has sold $100 worth of bars, by scouring the neighborhood. He's a pretty good salesman. The kid who sells the most, wins a $100 gift card to the destination of their choice. I was trying to convince the boy that Chipolte would be a great place for a gift card - but he was pretty sure he wanted a card from Cabellas. Argh.
So, just let me know if you want to buy some - they are a $1/piece. :)
Posted by gina at 7:35 AM
Sunday, September 27, 2015
Bennett finished his interview, loving all the "historical information" (his words) and pretty sure he would get an "A". (ok, he's not going to get an "A". They do not give letter grades. He will likely get a 3, or a 4. I didn't want to turn this blog posting into an explanation of standards based reporting. However, if you would like my opinion on the topic, just let me know... It would be a simulating conversation, I'm sure.)
Posted by gina at 7:24 AM
Saturday, September 26, 2015
Friday, September 25, 2015
I'm For the last 12 years, Lundeen has been trying to get me to wear the Becker blue to a game, and I always told him that I would definitely support the team if and when I ever left Milaca and he was still coaching a Conzeimus boy. That day had arrived.
Posted by gina at 7:06 AM
Thursday, September 24, 2015
It's all about finding the routine these first few weeks of school... We are still desperately seeking a successful routine. The house is a disaster, and the kids haven't really had a tub (wet wipe wipe down, anyone??) but the homework is complete and the daily reading logged. We are getting there. And in suburban cliche "little houses in little rows" each morning the bags are packed and stacked
Posted by gina at 7:01 AM
Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Tuesday, September 22, 2015
Finally - Meaner is back!!! It's been almost a month without our favorite guitar man... We have missed him (and "we" haven't really been practicing much... oops. maybe he won't notice???)
Posted by gina at 7:30 AM
Monday, September 21, 2015
Sunday, September 20, 2015
We haven't seen Wes and Rita in a hundred years, so it seemed appropriate to hop down to the river for a weekend playing outside with our Papa and Grandma. Lucky us - Uncle Eric and Auntie Amy decided to join us after a day of soccer tournaments. The weather was beautiful, and we took a boat ride to Muffy's.
Posted by gina at 5:28 PM
Saturday, September 19, 2015
Last year, we were throwing the biggest surprise party for 40 years... While that was fun, 41 was even more with 15# of crab, a giant fire that was burning when we got home from school, and an early darkness that allowed longer night games.
Posted by gina at 7:54 AM