Monday, September 19, 2011

Who Ordered the Heat? and Other Stuff

Seriously, who ordered this heat? It's been the high nineties to hundreds all last week and most of this week. We did have a break over the weekend but now the heat is back. We would have loved those temps during the summer when we could go swimming and cool off instead of having to sit in classrooms and hot offices to do our work. It's nearly October. Aren't the leaves supposed to be falling off of the trees or something?

My dear daughter had four teeth pulled on Monday. Four! Can you see the holes in her smile? (And yes, she is torturing poor Lynx on a regular basis, see his expression? We see that a lot.) One tooth was a badly rotten permanent tooth that could not be saved and was causing her major pain. The other three had to come out because they were hindering the permanent teeth under them from coming in properly. After all the healing then, it's off to the ortho to get a retainer to aide her teeth in going where they are supposed to be.

Can you say $$$$. Yep, we'll be pinching pennies for a while. I don't think it'll be that bad, but we'll need to be careful.

While Bethany was home yesterday, due to stitches in her mouth and a need to keep an ice pack on her face, she did her school work. Somehow she thought the above statement asked for the name of her lunch. Uh, Bethany Honey, we do not go to church at Ramen Noodles (yes, I know she spelled it terribly wrong).

Speaking of school work, why does fourth grade bring with it soooo much homework? Ugh! I hate homework. Yes, hate is a strong word, and I am strongly opposed to homework.

Okay, so that's not entirely true, but I am not liking this workload we're attempting to balance out. Not fun!

BUT, he is enjoying fourth grade, homework and all, so I guess I really don't have so much to complain about.

Yes, my child is slightly crazy.... or easily amused with herself. You choose.
Note: These pictures are before the big teeth removing appointment.

And I know you want to know more about Lynx. Lynx has gotten HUGE!

Okay, not really but he is about three times the size of when we found him on August 7th. And he likes to sleep in the oddest of places...

...with his mouth hanging wide open. I have never seen a cat do this, but he does it all. the. time. Either that or he just lays around....

...looking adorable!

Oh and I told the first graders in reading group today to write down their homework pages 76 - 85. When I checked to make sure they had written it correctly I noticed one of them had written 7B6 instead of 76. :) Can you tell she still doesn't pronounce her words quite right yet? It was so cute!

That's it for us. Hope your days are filled with happiness, love, but most of all God's presence.

Over and out!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Bethany's Birthday, First Day of School and Stuff....

Guess I'll start first with the "stuff". A lot has been on my mind lately. One of them being this blog. While I don't really desire to pull the plug on it, I do desire for it not to consume me so much. So this past week or so I've really just taken a break. Stepped back to re-examine things. I love having this blog and reading other blogs, but I may not be around as much. And if I am, some things may be a little different. No more Project 365. I loved it, but I'm tired of it and it's really not at the top of my list anymore. I'll still check out other 365'ers and their blogs but as for me, it's gone. Who knows, it may come back, but I doubt it.

My kids are in a major transition phase right now. Especially Elisha. It's interesting how they morph and change right before your eyes. He's pulling away some, but wanting more hugs and attention at home. Bethany is finding herself too and noticing and taking to heart what others say to her far too much. Guess I'll have to do some praying on how to help her through that because I really didn't handle it well myself as a kid and I know it affected me as a teen. But I have Yohn to fall back on too. She has a strong daddy figure I didn't have at her age who, I believe, is going to be instrumental at this stage. I can't believe she is eight.

I also can't believe that ten years ago today I was wondering what kind of a world we were bringing Elisha in to. Scary stuff. Still scary if you think about it too much. I'm so glad God provides peace in those moments.

We celebrated Bethany's Birthday last month on the Saturday before it, since her birthday also happened to be the first day of school. She wanted to have a swimming party again, so that's what we did.

You can't tell she was happy that day can you?

Waiting for the swim break to be over.

No mommy picture because I forgot to get out from behind the camera. Oh well.

First day of school and Bethany's actual birthday...

They love having shoe pictures :)

3rd Grade this year!

4th Grade this year and his room is up the stairs!

Bethany's class wishes her a happy 8th Birthday! (I don't know why there are cheeze its on the table though)

We took our little girl out to eat later that evening. Bethany took this picture, that's why it has a little camera shake. Still, at least you know for a fact I was there now! :)

Elisha and Bethany played a tank game. Do you see their faces? They thought this was the best!

She asked me to take this picture of her sleeping after her "bestest birthday!"