Sunday, May 18, 2014

This & That

Orientation kicks off in just 4 days, so this is the most hectic time of year for me. Over the last week I have spent most weekend nap times and many evenings after the kids go to bed back at the office making sure everything gets done, so that hasn't left much time or energy to blog. 

I do have a few random thoughts from the last week but bullet points are as good as it's gonna get for now....
  • Andrew is obsessed with watching his daddy use the lawnmower or weedeater. He follows him from the windows facing the front yard to the windows facing the backyard and camps out there, just watching his daddy's every move. It's pretty precious.

  •  Finally, Jackson is starting to earn his keep around here! Actually, he thinks vacuuming is super fun. As it turns out though, he's still not very good at it. Let's just hope his enthusiasm keeps up with his skill level (hey, I can dream, right?)

  • Jackson's unit at school last week was about pets. On the first day of the new unit, he came home with this creation, with the message he dictated to his teacher about his know, the pet that passed away almost two years ago when he was only 2...and who he still talks about almost daily. Tear. What can I say...Sammy was a special dog!

Nevermind the cat and the fish who are alive and well who he sees on a daily basis..... 

  • The first week in May was Teacher Appreciation Week. I'm posting this here mostly so I can have it documented for myself what I did so I can easily refer to it in the future! And for anyone looking for ideas for next year. Between the two boys, they have 10 teachers, so I racked my brain to come up with something nice and thoughtful but that wouldn't cost a fortune. In the end, each teacher got a little goody bag with some super cute note cards, a pen, their favorite candy and some cute clothespins all tied up with a ribbon. They also each received a card the boys made with their handprints that declared each teacher "O-fish-ally a great teacher!"

  • This weekend, Jackson and Andrew were playing at the park and Jackson was climbing the jungle gym. Andrew was, of course, attempting to keep up with big brother and apparently tried to use his teeth to climb to the next rung...or something like that...I'm not totally sure as we saw the situation developing from behind. Whatever happened, it ended with Andrew chipping one of his front teeth. You know, one of those shiny, perfect baby teeth he's only had for about 9 months....that he would hopefully keep shiny and perfect for the next 5 or so years. =(  The good news is except for the initial accident, it doesn't seem to be bothering him in the least bit. We will probably still take him to the dentist because the jagged edge is super sharp and to see if there's anything that can be done to improve the cosmetic appearance. Womp womp.

  • This weekend the boys got a visit from their Nana and cousin Kyndra. They all had fun playing together, however, I think poor Kyndra decided after a couple of days being around Andrew the Tornado that having a younger sibling was not high on her wish list! 

That's all for now! Maybe I'll actually be able to muster full paragraphs next time!

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