Wednesday, August 20, 2008

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The First Day of School

Yesterday was the first day of school. Matt and Grace had a good day and were full of all kinds of stories. Gracie informed us that her teacher was very nice until she ran out of coffee! Well, I believe her teacher was just teasing them about what happens when she doesn't have her morning joe. Matt was already teasing his teacher, which hopefully will not happen again. I think both of them were glad to have school start.

Aaron, as you can see, was ready for school as well, but preschool does not start until after Labor Day. Instead he hung out with Mom. We explored our friends property and the house they are gutting, we had a close encounter with a bat, and we ran lots of errands. What a day! We also walked the mile to pick his siblings up at the bus stop. When we just about reached the park Aaron informed me he was out of gas and could not go any farther! He did, however, have enough energy to play at the park while waiting for the bus. Before heading home he stopped and jumped up and down several times before taking off at a dead run. We decided he had to "jumpstart" himself to make it home. Life is never dull!!

All in all, it was a great day! They were even in bed by 8:15, which was a feat in and of itself!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


Matt went to work yesterday with Papa at 5:30am. I picked him up a little before noon. He went to work with Papa again today. He enjoys working with Grandpa. I think he also enjoys the idea of getting paid a little bit. He has decided to save up money to put minutes on a prepaid phone, a very cheap phone that I had picked up for Dave. Well, it is not being used anymore and Matt thinks he should have it. We are trying to talk him out of it, we are hoping he will save his money for the aquarium that he was wanting a month or two ago. Or the Wii he has talked about. Anything but minutes on a phone that does not work so well.

This morning Matt woke Grace up so she could go to work too. They were up before 6am. Well, Grace didn't get to go to work with Matt, but I had shared with her, yesterday, that I would pay her for extra chores around the house. When I came down the stairs this morning she had finished up the dishes I had started and was ready to help me fold clothes.

I have noticed in the last week or so my kiddos are trying to be more responsible. I don't know if it has anything to do with the fact that school is starting very soon and they desire the structure that comes with school or if it is just the knowledge that extra chores means a little bit of cash. All I know, is that I like the new and improved attitudes of two of my children. The youngest one just runs around shooting us with his new nerf gun!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

And so it continues

Dave called a little while ago from Mitchell. They won their game tonight, which means they will play again on Thursday night. If they win that game they will be in the championship game on Saturday. At least I think that is the case. Dave and I left the kids with his parents yesterday so that we could do some school shopping and I could watch the game, but it was rained out. They called the game 15 minutes before the starting time. But at least we were able to get school supplies and we did spend the day together, which is always fun. My favorite buy was 5 cent notebooks! I can't believe school starts next week!

Friday, August 8, 2008

They Won!

Well, Dave came home sometime around 2am this morning. They won their game, which means they will play again on Sunday I believe. They had a legion player pitch the start and Dave finished the game, I am not sure how many innings. He did say it was the best he had pitched this season. So much for my hopes that this was the last year! ;) I am proud of him.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008


Dave is still playing baseball. His team made it to the State Tournament in Mitchell. His first game is Thursday. We hope they win, of course. I don't think the kids and I will be joining him for this game, hopefully the next. Matt is pretty excited, he told Dave he would get the pitching award, and he did. Sorry, the picture is so fuzzy.
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