Sunday, August 28, 2011

Back 2 School!

I can't believe that I am officially the mother of a second grader!  Where has the time gone??  I can't believe my 'baby' is that 'old' already, I REMEMBER second grade rather clearly.  Here he is on the first morning of school last week, Cole refused to stand beside his brother because the bantam chickens were out and he's scared of them.   Yet the crazy kid will go and pick up the bigger hens and roosters.   Can't say I blame him though, those little suckers are MEAN!!

So far second grade is going well.  He's liking his teacher and can't wait to go to school every morning.   Just wait until the  real works starts!  I'm sure he will change his mind. 

Cole is going to be startin preschool in a few weeks as well.   He is beyond excited about going.   While we were waiting for the bus he kept asking me where his bus was, he didn't like my answer that he wasn't going to be riding a bus to his school, instead we'd be taking my car.    This is him dealing with the news.

Football is well underway.   We had our first game this weekend.  It went well.  I think Logan is having second thoughts about joining again this year.   I'm fairly certain this will be our last least unitl Cole is 6!  

Knitting is going well.  I'm chugging along on Vlad.   I have increased the body repeat from 7 to 10 because I want it to be a bigger shawl plus I have more than enough yarn.   I bought this yarn for it at sheep & wool this year.  I love it.  I can't wait to go back get more of their yarn.  I'm going to try to get a good picture of it soon so you can see how gorgeous it is! 

Not much else here going on.  Just super busy.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Utterly Embarrassed.

I knew it had been awhile since I posted last but I had NO idea it was before Logan even got out of school for the summer! 

Now here we are, 2 weeks before school starts again and summer is once again over and I am just NOW sitting down to write a post.

It seems like so much has happened since my last post but then again nothing really at all.  

I have a boatload of pictures to upload.  First from our overnight in  Philly, the zoo, the Phillies game and dinosaurs.  Knitting updates.  The garden and haul.  

If its any consolation I have a million blog posts in my head that I HAVE written in the past two months, just for one reason or another they never actually made it to the blog.  ;) 

So you may be wondering what exactly has been going on that I've been too busy to actually put those posts up.  Well, honestly I can't speak for the first half of the summer.  I really have no excuse and nothing really all that exciting to show for it.  Just work, work and more work. 

I have been working 4 and a half days a week now. It all started because Logan had a ridiculous amount of cavaities and we don't have dental insurance.   I was working an extra day to help pay for them now its hard to go back to not working that day, it might only be one day but it does make a difference.  While I don't work anywhere near full time I really don't see how moms that work full time (plus) do it in addition to all of the other 'stuff' .   My house is never clean.  Laundry is constantly just thrown in baskets sometimes folded sometimes not.  It very rarely makes it to drawers, though that is my least fave chore and I hate doing it no matter how much time I have. 

The second half of summer however has become devoted to football.  Yes, Logan decided at the last minute of course to do one more year of the sport.  He had originally just wanted to do football camp which was the next to last week of July.   Then he found out his friend was signing up again for the season and the last weekend of registration decided he wanted to play again as well.

 I feel really good about this season.  Maybe I shouldn't say that, maybe I'm jinxing it.  But it just has a better feeling over all to last year.  Maybe its just because we all know what to expect now, we've been around this block before so to speak.  We are aware of how unorganized it is and are able to just roll with it this year.  Logan also is enjoying it alot more this year.  Not that he HATED it last year, he never refused to go or put up a fight about going but you can see him trying harder on the field at practice and being more confident in what he's doing.  I really hope he makes some lasting friendships this year. 

What else has been going on....

Cole is now officially registered for preschool.  I wasn't going to send him this year.  He's my baby.  I couldn't even think about sending him to school.  Then I started to get worried.  What if he's actually missing out on something that his brother got to do?  So I contacted the preschool that is THE preschool to go to and the hardest to get into and they had an opening, then I contacted the one Logan went to and they did as well.  I felt more comfortable with Logan's preschool so I decided to send him there.  Not that there is anything wrong with the other one but I KNOW this one.  I know what to expect I know how things work.   Plus the drop off time just works better for me.   He seems excited about going, he wants to start now. 

I think really that's about it.  It seems like there should be more considering I've been MIA for two months but really I've got no excuse. 

I really should be getting caught up on my house right now, my fil just came and picked up the boys for a morning out with them.  Instead I'm sitting here (finally) catching up with blogland and drooling over my gorgeous yarn that I recieved yesterday all the way from Germany.....I have so many other almost outdated pics to post but instead I will leave you with this....

This crappy cell phone picture doesn't even come close to doing this yarn justice.  It is gorgeous and so BRIGHT.  I love it!!