on wednesday addie came home with the broadcast box! this is big stuff, people! i wasn't expecting it home for weeks, or months! they are sending it to each student to bring in 3 items that represent themselves, so they can get to know each other better.
after much thought, addie decided on a picture of our family (mom, dad, and sibs, not cousins like i had suggested), some art work, and some goggles, for obvious reasons. she was so excited. and then as we walked to school she decided she was shy. nothing a promise of cookies and milk when you get home from school can't cure!
darlaina and crew come to our bus stop, so every morning ashby and frankie run away together. they cross the street, the run to ashby's for snacks and toys, they run up and down the sidewalks. yesterday ashby brought her sisters ipod, so they danced. they are so cute together.
frankie and i have been working on preschool every day. little miss "i can't!" is slowly realizing she can!
"looks mama, an f!!!"
with only two at home now, laney has really decided she doesn't want to be left out. so as soon as frankie was done, she climbed right up and went to work.
she's a very serious student!
also on wednesday: chris worked after school. (ooh, worth mentioning, on tuesday brother baldwin came over and helped chris bbq some tilapia to finish off his fishing merit badge. it was yummo!). alexis worked, went to practice, and then went straight to church for an activity she had helped plan. it was a laurel girls-night-in where everyone brought their favorite treat and favorite game. it really does make a difference when the girls help plan! (not that that is the most worthwhile activity, but wholesome recreational activities are important too!) matt went to dc and came home and studied and helped with girls. and grandpa prepped for his return to school, worked on lesson plans and twi.
on thursday morning grandpa, the little girls, and i headed to l-town elementary for the boo-hoo breakfast. it was cute and they had some delicious panera bagels with an even more delicious hazlenut spread! all about the food! i also won a $10 gift card for our local coffee shop in the raffle, so yay! i had already signed up for pta and several committees, so we just went to eat and meet. came home, put on a movie for frankie, and laney and i headed out to vt vicki at 11. nice visit, home, lunch, naps, drive chris to work, dinner, then off to addie's first daisy scout meeting. it's stuff like this that makes me love my neighborhood!
addie is gonna love this and it's just right down the street! it's a little pricey, but i think it will be so fun! they already made a cute little name tag chain to put on their cute little backpacks that the cute little mom that sells 31 made for them.
that's a happy daisy scout right there!
modeling the backpack thoroughly. i volunteered to be co-cookie mom. i know, i know, i do it to myself! i just want to be involved in everything!
later that day i found this on fb and said amen! i needed to read that at that moment. see, fb is worthwhile!
on friday rhonda worked, worked, worked! silly girl though, she got caught in this fancy shoe bag of matt's and traveled around with it for a few minutes until i finally noticed. i am obsessed with this thing! i've been running it everyday upstairs, and i will continue to run it everyday until it stops picking up so much junk! i ran it twice in the front room and the second time had almost nothing, so i'm hoping that happens soon upstairs.
curtis and emma came over friday morning to stay for the weekend. alecia and josh are headed to the byu game in virginia, so we are swapping babysitting weekends. it's going great! i got everyone where they needed to be (chris to work, pick up lily, lex to school for cheer), we made dinner, then loaded up 6 carseats in 2 cars and headed out to the l-town high school scrimmage. frankie and roni reunited and they were so cute talking and catching up.
go raider nation!
when the kids got bored, matt took them to play in the grassy area next to the field.
we had our hands full, but everyone was pretty good.
at 7:30, matt, g-pa, c, d, e, and f headed to pick up chris from forrest farms pool - his last day of life guarding there for the 2013 season. i got to stay and finish watching the game with the little cheerleaders, a and l.
they danced and tried to emulate the cheers. it was pretty funny.
and good news, leonardtown won!!!
hoping to finish lexi's high school cheering career on a high note with a winning season!
we're all pretty smitten with baby emma. she is such a good, sweet baby! she has been fabulous! they all have! even when i locked them in the basement this morning while matt finished mowing the grass.
now they're all out enjoying a warm end-of-summer day with our water toys.
man'n'cheese for lunch (outside!), rest time, and baths are on the agenda for the rest of the day. chris will be life guarding at our pool until 8 and lexi has cheer camp until 5. matt needs to finish up homework for one class. and i need to put the final touches on my rs lesson for tomorrow.
it's been a good weekend. :)