Sunday, August 24, 2008

M.I.A. (AKA Back to School)

Yes, I am still here, only work started back for me last Monday, so I have been a LITTLE busy!!! Teacher workdays sound like they would be such easy, laid back days, but it is so the opposite. There are meetings after meetings, a room to arrange/decorate/make kid-ready, lessons to plan, and new for me this year, a schedule to arrange that includes visiting all 23 classrooms every week. I teach 4 days at my base school, and 1 day at another. The one day at the other school is giving me a really hard time with scheduling, so it's a good thing I don't have to actually start teaching for another week. The kids do start back tomorrow, so I will be working with the teachers but not really teaching any classes until after Labor Day~ OK with me!!

Tomorrow is also the first day of school for my BigGirl, who is now really a big girl at school. I can't believe she is going into first grade~ she seems so grown. She pulled her own tooth last week (one of the top front so she now has a HUGE gaping hole), has been starting to take her own shower and wash her own hair (no more bath with baby sis), make her own lunch, etc.... It makes me a little sad. I don't want to think about what lies ahead~ leg shaving, boyfriends, and the horrible girl drama! Maybe we still have a couple more years of sweet little girl?



Last night we took the girls to see the Wiggles Live~ I'm sure you all are SO jealous, right? It was actually really good! BabyGirl LOVES the Wiggles right now, so she was truly in heaven, dancing her little heart out. BigGirl had a pretty good time, although she is getting a little big for the Wiggly Party! Even Daddy B got up and did the Point Your Fingers and do the Twist bit! Getting BabyGirl to smile with out saying CHEEEEEEEEESE and tilting her chin way up is somewhat of a challenge right now...

I'm watching the end of the Olympics and really enjoying their replays of some of the more memorable moments. They just showed Nastia's floor exercise for the all-around gymnastics gold. My girls are really sad that the gymnastics is over~ they were amazed by the talent of these girls! I also enjoyed the swimming (who didn't enjoy looking at the US men's relay teams???) although I agree with Bela Karolyi that the judging was a real "reep off" at times...

Off to finish the laundry and make sure the bookbag is packed~ hers and mine!!

2 comments:

Reynie said...

I hope you have a great class this year and I hope your girls enjoy school!

I love Bella!

Amy W said...

Make her own lunch?? Teach my kid to do that!!