Friday, June 24, 2011

Connor - Karate

I've forgotten to mention that Connor started a Karate class. This session just ended last week and I'm happy to say he moved from a white belt to a yellow belt. =) Very nice. He had originally said (the second to last class) that he didn't want to do it anymore but he has now (since getting his new belt) said he wants to do karate more. Hopefully his willingness continues. . .

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Why not to let your children play with rocks . . .

We had a washer mal-function last night. Apparantly one of the kids had a rock in their pocket and it got loose in the washer. Ended up getting in between the drum and the outside and was just big enough that the drum wouldn't spin. Ugh. Surbjit was getting ready to go to bed and we hear BANG - CLACK CLACK CLACK. We go look at the washer and it's supposed to be spinning but isn't. We had to take the entire washer apart to get it out. Then we had to put it back together. After getting it together we turned it on so we could see if we put the seal on good so it didn't leak and wouldn't you know. We didn't put the door latch on right so the door locked and wouldn't unlock! Ugh. So after searching online I found out how to unlock the door and we fixed the door latch and everything appears to be going ok now. Ugh. Needless to say we started all this at 9:30 and didn't go to bed until almost 1am. :sigh:

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Summer School

Well summer school started this week for Connor. Today is day #2. I will be interested to see how the morning went. Especially since I left him sitting in the innercourt by himself so I could catch the 8:09 train out of Norwalk. He seemed fine. Hopefully one of his friends showed up shortly after.

He seemed to have a good day yesterday. And we got the field trip plan for afterschool daycare. My goodness! They sure do get to do a lot of cool things! Today they were going to walk to Fuddruckers for lunch. Tomorrow they are going to walk to Wienerschnitzel for lunch. Thursday, they get to walk to Peak Park and go swimming in the pool. Friday is a day back at school with a Movie. The following week the get to have squirt gun/water balloon/baby pools at school. Tuesday is a walking trip to McDonald's. Wednesday is a walking field trip to Fosters Freeze. Then Thursday, they get to take the city bus and go to Chuck E. Cheese!! Wow. So much fun to do.

We don't have the schedule for the last two weeks but I'm sure we will get it next week sometime. Wow! I hope is having fun today at Fuddruckers!

Friday, June 03, 2011

I am a HORRIBLE . . .

horrible blogger!! I need to get in here. Not only did I NOT write about our trip to New York. I haven't written about our camping trip for Memorial Day Weekend either. Or shared pictures. :sigh: There is just not enough hours in the day to do all that I want to do.

Connor is graduating from Kindergarten on Tuesday! Wow. Where did the time go?? We have decided to send him to summer school at St. Pius for their four week program. This way, he can work on some things he is struggling with and hopefully help him to retain some of the information that he needs to retain. I will also need to continue to work with him over the summer on writing, reading, math etc to keep him fresh. He has a habit of forgetting things if we don't keep practicing and I don't want him to do that.

After his graduation on Tuesday he has no school (or daycare) until 6/20. So . . . I am off for two weeks. :sigh: It's a good thing I have an understanding VERY supportive boss. So hopefully I'll be able to tell you tales of what we do. :) I have lots of plans. =D

The girls are doing good. I'll save them for another post but I wanted to share a story the preschool teacher told me yesterday about Emily:

Miss Tracey was eating a corn muffin and Emily was standing next to her and kept asking if she was done. Miss Tracey was like not yet and kept eating the muffin until all done. As soon as she took her last bite, Emily closed the container in Miss Tracey's hand that held the muffin and said she was throwing it away and walked to the bathroom to throw it out. After about a minute, Emily hadn't come back so Miss Tracey goes in the bathroom and there is Emily. With the container open and she is LICKING the crumbs from there. Geez! You'd think I didn't feed my children! And this is after Miss O sent me a picture the day before of Taylor and Emily eating her blueberry bagel. I swear, these girls are mooches!! It's a good thing they are so darn cute or I don't think they'd get away with it. LOL!