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Friday, June 13, 2014

Five for Friday!

Happy Friday night everyone! What a great first week of summer we've had. I have not wanted summer to be over yet even once...........

ok, that's not true. When all three boys were screaming at each other at the top of lungs I thought, I can keep control of this behavior in the classroom. I don't have to deal with this in the classroom. So why do I deal with it at home??????


Sticking with the positive here.... 

We've had a great week and I'm going to link up with Doodlebugs again!  

 Retirement Party!!!!

My sweet friend, Bonnie, is retiring after 34 YEARS as the school secretary!!! That is her with the striped towel around her shoulders. She is one of the most giving people I have ever met. She has stayed at the same school all these years for only one reason....she loves the kids that much. She didn't even want the formal, obligatory retirement event the school district provides so she waited until the very last minute to announce. She only agreed to this little party with us on our friend's dock. We were going to go out on the pontoon but it decide to pour down rain that day!!! We had fun anyway!

As you can see...

 That's me in the center and our crazy friend Kathy is photobombing. She came all the way from St. Louis for our little party. Oh and by the way, don't tell Bonnie you saw this! She HATES social media. Sorry Bonnie! But I love you!!!

 Monday I had dentist appointments for all three boys. It was the twins first time.

O.M.Goodness they loved it!!! They ask me all the time if they can go back to the dentist! Yes!!!!

I am so over the rain! We could have used the umbrellas almost every day this week! I know, I know...in July and August I will be praying for rain, but I'm ready for warm weather and fun at the pool!!!

We are going to do a project this summer that I think I'll blog about. We are going to search and visit several local parks this summer and kind of "grade" them. Or I should say, my seven year old will grade them. He has come up with a 3-2-1 scale, 3 being "excellent," 2 "pretty good," 1 "not good at all."

This first park is the Tyson Rotary Adventure Park. As in, Tyson foods...

This park was definitely given a 3! They all had so much fun!!!

Finally, after playing in the park all morning, we needed to rest and relax. I signed up for a subscription to abcmouse a few months ago, trying to think of something my mom could do with my twins when she's watching them. I will say, it's been great! I don't know that we've used it enough to justify the cost, but anything that gets these boys to do this....

...it's worth it!!!

Hey, thanks for reading!!! Have a great weekend!

Monday, June 2, 2014

June Currently...

I hope your day is winding down nicely. Mine is. I just enjoyed some brownies with ice cream and caramel on top. Not too shabby!!!

And I just finished my June Currently.... If you have a blog, link up with Farley!

Listening....all I can hear is the noise maker in the twins room. yes, they're three and a half and they still need/want the noise maker on. Probably need to break that habit this summer. So happy they're all asleep before nine o'clock. 1 point for mom...

Loving...four more days! I can do it!!!!

Thinking....My son has a lot of baseball to play this weekend, three games for sure, more if he wins. Can you say weekend at the ballpark?!

Wanting...I'm moving up from first grade. As I put it to my principal, I've taught first for 13 years. For half of those years, I had no children and it was great. But now, I have three young boys at home....and I can only answer so many questions in a day.....and I've already answered 200 by 7:30. I just don't have the energy... I'm hoping to move up to third but my principal isn't sure yet. I think/hope she'll let me know by Friday!!!

Needing...Oh, you know the drill...I need to write the comments and insert attendance...then I'm done!!!

Bucket List...1. Legoland-Definite because we're going to visit my brother in Dallas and we'll go while we're there.
2. Use the Whole Pool Pass-We have an awesome new aquatic park but the twins were only two last summer and they didn't enjoy it as much as I'd hoped so we paid like $40 for a pass we never. even. used.    sickening   But not so sickening that we didn't buy another pass this summer.
3. I have GOT to get in some adult time this summer. I love my boys to pieces but my sanity requires some time with my friends...oh yeah, and some time with my husband might be nice, too.

Ok, go link up...or not. Whatever. :)