Thursday, February 26, 2009
It has been a roller coaster of emotion for the past few weeks but we feel as if the Lord has been with us every step of this very hard decision. Canadian is a beautiful town and we hope to get involved like we have been able to do in Tulia.
So if you see us the next few days or months please be supportive or you might get to see me cry uncontrollably. Also we plan on buying or building a house with a guest room-come visit OFTEN!
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Monday, February 23, 2009
Friday, February 20, 2009
Sunday, February 15, 2009
This past weekend we went to Angel Fire with 27 others from our church. We had such a good time. I am a little sore (ok maybe a lot sore) but had the best teachers possible. They were very good and very patient and they just happen to be my closest friends. We laughed for most of the day at my falls. Aidan went with Toby, Justin and Donald for lessons and apparently learned much quicker than his mom. He even mastered a couple of blues from what I hear. Joshua went to ski school, with him being our dare devil I didn't trust him with free range yet. Sure enough while we were waiting in line to register him, he asked "Will they teach me to jump ramps?" I picked him at lunch and we sledded for some of the afternoon. Maude and Emma stayed with Cody for the morning and enjoyed sledding by our hotel. Most of the pictures are of them. I wish I had more of the group but the only time I had the camera was in our condo. So I hope to get some of the rest of us.
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday night we had a special dinner at church called "heart to heart." It was for the people in our church 50 and older. Kids from 4 years old to 5th grade served. They took it very serious, they escorted everyone to there places in the candlelit room, asked drink orders and made sure everyone had everything they needed. Then they read poetry and sang valentine songs. It made for a truly amazing night. I think the children and adults enjoyed it equally.
Thursday, February 5, 2009
Today Joshua was put on yellow for saying "This is Stupid." 'This' being his work. We explained how no matter how boring the work we don't tell the teacher that we think the work is stupid. He will be apologizing tomorrow.
Then tonight when I was asking the best thing that happened at school. Aidan said that they got to write in their journal about the Super Bowl and what the best commercial was. I asked him what it was, his reply "the bud light one when the man said 'we should drink bud light before every meeting' and then jumped out of the window." OH YOU DIDN'T! I can't believe he would say that one. There poor teachers probably think we are great parents!
Wednesday, February 4, 2009
Every night I ask them the best thing that happened at school. Last night Aidan said that he played with a friend of his at recess and he almost got the courage up to ask her to be his Valentine! He hoped to have it up by Friday and ask her then. Not what I thought I was going to hear.
Then there is Joshua of all our kids I never dreamed we would be in this position with him. I always thought if some kid picked on him he would clean his plate. Well, not so... There has been a boy that has bullied him for about a month now. We have been to talk to the teacher and now the principle. Cody told him to punch him, I told him if he did make it a good one and run. Great parenting I know. Well, he comes home yesterday and says "Mom, I talked to (kid) today in P.E. while we were running and asked him why he is always hitting me and saying mean things and then I asked if we could just be friends." Guess what? They are going to be friends...
So much for the bad dreams and the not wanting to go to school, he just fixed it himself. (let's hope)
Tuesday, February 3, 2009
Scholastic sends home with your children every other day it seems like. Well, last week Joshua and Maude both came home with book orders. I let the kids sit down individually and pick out a book from each order. Wrote them down on the little form. Joshua's order was due last week and Maude's was due this morning. In true fashion I was writing the check as she was getting out of the car this morning going into the school. When I added everything up I noticed a extra book and been marked. Someone had placed an additional order...hmmm.