Friday, August 21, 2015

Back To School

Can't believe my girl is in 2nd grade.  She had a wonderful 1st week.  She is going to a school that she is learning Spanish.  She also had  math problems the 2nd night.  Thankful for grandma to listen to all the moans.

We go to McDonald's on the first day of school. Except we ate at McDonald's all summer for breakfast before camp.  

I dropped her off at school the 1st day.  I told her she was going to have two breakfasts that way I could drop her off at school.  I was waiting to hear from transportation.  She wants to ride the school bus.  I felt bad no other students were eating breakfasts. Ashley was on her 2nd.

We always get a cake on the 1st day of school.  At night we celebrate with cake.  This year the cake matched her dress.

Next year Sebastian says that I need to get a cake that says 2nd grade for him and 3rd grade for Ashley.

Sebastian mom took him to school today - I got him a new first day of school shirt from  Izzy B's - you can find her on facebook.  We love her shirts. Sebastian is going into 1st grade.

I had to beg Raphael to take his picture he is going into 10th grade.  He is so much fun right now.  I keep getting on him to make sure he is doing his homework.

I hope they all have a great school year.  

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Summer Is Coming to an End

It's back to work tomorrow.  The summer went way too fast.  It was a great summer worked in the mornings teaching Driver Education.  I was excited to have my nephew Raphael in safety and BTW.

   Ashley and Sebastian went to Indian Acres in the morning for swim camp.  They also spent a week at the Y for camp.  Sebastian went to fun school for a few weeks and Ashley went to a few church camps.

I can't believe nephew  Raphael will be a sophomore in high school.  He is in band.  Ashley will be in 2nd grade at International Prep academy. Sebastian will be in 1st grade.  I will be starting my 20th year teaching at Franklin Middle School.

This is Ashley at the Rantoul pool and the top picture is of Sebastian going down the slide.  We spent our time between  the Champaign and Urbana pools and also Rantoul pool.  3 different pools - the kids loved them all.  Also the indoor pool on Saturday's cause Ashley and Sebastian have private swim lessons.

Before school starts we go to the lake for a Franklin get together - Some of the teachers have boats and jet ski's.  Ashley just keeps saying just go get our boat.  I am sure you can rent them she says.

Ashley loves Tracey Jet ski.  Ashley was jumping off Eric boat.  We found a rope that you could swing out on and jump off.  Ashley was first in line for that.

Ashley also loved feeding the seagulls.  This girl loves animals.

Can't wait to see what this school year brings.  Wednesday is the big day!!!!

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Snow and Cold go Away

  I would love a day off work and no where to go except I do not like the cold.   I have my fingers crossed that my kids will not catch this nasty flu that is going around.  We all did get the flu shots.  Except you read articles saying that we have 3 different strands of the flu this year.
  We have been keeping busy with soccer, and swimming and we start indoor basketball again.  We are still taking piano but I need to get better on having  her practice.
   Tonight we have a 8th Grade Boys Basketball Regional Championship Game against our cross town rival Edison.  This year the basketball season has gone fast.
   We have a busy weekend ahead - soccer, swimming lesson, D has a birthday party and piano.....