Aug 19, 2007

Kristin's Kindergarten Class

Here's a picture of Kristin and her class on the first day of school. She is enjoying her new school, although she keeps getting in trouble for talking when the teacher is talking!! I was her teacher for two years and I'm glad someone else is dealing with it now!!! She really is having fun and absoultely LOVES Ms. Pam. Kristin's new best friend, Addie (she's the one in the picture with her arms crossed--she was mad) lives across the street from us. We are carpooling and the girls are so excited!

Tomorrow starts the new school year at Sunshine Montessori. I finally got my room finished (for now anyway). I'll have 10 kids on my line. Two have moved up from the younger class and the rest are new. Should be an interesting first few weeks. We are in the process also of starting an infant/toddler program. There are several preschools in town, but not anywhere for infants and toddlers, especially infants. So, it will be good if we can get that going. All I know is that I don't have the patience for infants or toddlers!!

Aug 12, 2007

Tomorrow's The Day

Tomorrow Kristin will start her first year of Kindergarten at Ozark. She is so excited and SO AM I!!!!! This is a big deal for us since she's always been with me throughout preschool and I never had to really take her anywhere. She's got her uniform and shoes laid out, all her supplies ready...she is set!!!

I took a couple of vacation days off work...I was off Friday and am off tomorrow. I had big plans to do some good cleaning and finish painting Kristin's bedroom furniture. But yesterday I was so sick--in bed all day. Luckily Chris was off so he took care of Kristin. I feel better today, but don't feel like doing any cleaning or painting. On Friday before I got sick I did manage to clean out all the kitchen cabinets and get the kitchen halfway decent. And I cleaned the pool. Now I don't want to do anything but be a bum! Hopefully I'll be back to normal tomorrow and can get some stuff done while Kristin is at school.

Oh, here's a funny story: Kristin likes to lay in the bed with Chris before she goes to bed...she used to fall asleep, but now she and Chris just play and act silly. Well, one morning when I woke her up, she was grumpy and mean. I told her that she wasn't going to lay in bed with daddy anymore because she wouldn't go to sleep--they just lay there and play. She got mad, but didn't say anything. Well, on the way home that night, Kristin said "Mama, you know what?" and I said what...she said "When you die, I'm going to lay in the bed with daddy!!"

Aug 1, 2007

Suumer's Gone....

Well, almost gone. We have begun the last few weeks of our summer program at school and are getting things ready for the new school year. We'll say goodbye to 10 kids going to kindergarten and will say hello to a whole new crew of wild ones. We have lots of boys coming in this fall, so that will keep things interesting! I'm trying to get my room in order and trying to decide how to re-arrange it. I'm going to have to come up here one night while there are no kids and I can concentrate!!!

Kristin starts school in a week and a half. I'm going to register her today and then on Monday we'll get her uniforms and take care of any paperwork that needs to be finished. She is so excited about school, but is getting a little nervous. I know she will have fun, though. I, on the other hand, will be like a brand new teacher!! I can concentrate on teaching my kids and not have to worry about what Krisitn is doing.

Kristin is going to Vacation Bible School and is loving it. It's sad to say that we have been here 4 years and have not found a church home. There are a TON of churches in this town and we have visited several and like them all, but I guess when you've gone to one church for so long, it's hard to find a new one. Anyway, this church where she is going to VBS is a small Baptist church and from the moment we walked in, I had that "at home" feeling. The people are wonderful--very nice and friendly. I asked Kristin last night if she wanted to go to church there she said "of course!" So, on Sunday we will go for a visit.

My camera finally bit the dust. I have requested a new one for my birthday. I HAVE to have a camera. I'm as bad as my mom.

I hope everyone is having a great week!!!