Now that cheer practice has moved indoors, I rarely stay to watch. Kaitlyn won’t be cheering at a game this weekend, so Gram wanted to stay for her practice.
My Mom and I very carefully planned her visit to coordinate with the third Brimfield Antique show of the year – something I have wanted to see for years. Wade was nice enough to take over kid pickup/dropoff for the day and we spent the day walking the antique fields. My mom and I got there about 9 and stayed till they closed at 5. We took a 30 minute break for lunch and spent the rest of the day exploring all of the vendors. We were mainly looking for a corner cabinet and side tables. I only took pictures of things I thought Wade would like, but I did find two side tables and a corner cabinet to bring home. Wade was nice enough to return late at night for the corner cabinet!!
Ben has spent lots of free time coloring lately and has come a long way. He can almost stay in the lines when he wants to. Now if I could only get him to use a coloring book instead of demanding a custom printed coloring page every time the whim strikes him.
Wade decided to make dinner a little more interesting tonight. He was trying to teach the kids how to balance a spoon on their nose and it spiraled from there. (Kaitlyn really missed out by being at cheer practice.)
Alex walks to school and has only let me drive him twice. He finally agree to the purchase of a raincoat last year after several days of pouring rain – but only for the sake of his Chromebook. I always get a kick out of the fact that he wears the raincoat to cover his backpack but ends up with his body soaking wet.
It seemed like the perfect weekend for an outdoor movie night. Alex had some friends over and Teague joined in the fun. The little kids were a little jealous. Wade and I gave them the choice of a movie night with us or some iPad time. You can see which one they picked.
Kaitlyn had a busy morning. She had cheer practice at 8 and then a game to cheer for at 9:30. The good news is she is done for the weekend.
I also thought to take a video of Kaitlyn “flying.”
After three days of school, the kids have off both Friday and Monday. Since Wade doesn’t get back in town till late tonight, I told the kids we were spending the day hiking but I’d treat them to ice cream afterwards. This has been planned all week, and all seemed agreeable. Alex had some hesitation this morning, but quickly turned it around. We actually all had a lot of fun.
Today it was Ben’s turn to meet his teacher for the new school year. We met Ms. Laura and she seems great. We ran into some old friends from Kaitlyn’s first ballet class and their son is going to be in Ben’s class too. He seems ready for school and I know I won’t mind having our regular schedule in place!
Today was the first day of school for the big kids. It’s the first day Kaitlyn had to be up early, but it’s also the first year she is at the same school as Teague. Everyone got up without problem, let me take my traditional first day of school morning pictures, and made it to school on time. Alex was a little bummed at the end of the day because of some new school policies and schedule changes, but otherwise everyone had good days.