Here is a short video of Leah at her practice yesterday. She is the little one in the middle with the blue jacket and black shorts (they call them shorts, but they are below her knees). It was too funny to watch these little guys! Watch the kid behind Leah at the very end of the video. I am not laughing at them........I am laughing with them.
Thursday, February 26, 2009
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
We're going to the zoo, zoo, zoo..........
Listening to the zookeeper talk about the animals.
Petting the chinchilla.
Rachel feeds the giraffe.
Monday, February 23, 2009
We have a busy week this week. Today started out with volunteering for Allison's class. After that I ran home and did a few tings around the house and ate lunch. Then it was off to pick up Rachel from school. From there, we went to a nearby park and met up with Rachel's physical therapist for an hour long session (I was so happy I did not forget the session this time). Rachel cooperated pretty well today, thank goodness. We worked some on trying to get her to peddle her bike, and I think the therapist and I got much more of a workout than Rachel did.......oh, my glutes!! It is actually really hard to walk bent over and push little feet around on peddles. Tonight at 7:00pm I a supposed to go to a Town Meeting regarding the budget cuts the state is planning on making in the area of education. They are predicting that they will be laying off a couple of hundred of teachers!! If what they are saying in the paper is true, we could be having some very difficult years ahead of us in the school system. What a great time for Rachel to be headed of to kindergarten!! I can see the district employees laughing in my face when I request an aide for Rachel in a mainstream classroom.
Rachel and I got home from the park this afternoon just in time to take off our shoes, pour the sand out of them all over the couch, and vacuum the couch before the big girls got home. Everyone snacked and completed their homework, and the girls are now vegging out in front of the TVs....yes, plural. Allison and Leah are upstairs watching something and Rachel is downstairs watching one of her movies. I hate to say it, but it sure is nice to have them occupied for a little bit. I should be washing clothes, but I have not had any time to get started on that today, and I don't want to start it now and be up late trying to get everything dried. I am not going to have time to do it tomorrow either, but will have to start late anyway, because the dirty clothes are really starting to pile up.
Tomorrow, I am supposed to be in two places at once. Rachel has a field trip to the zoo, and it is my day to volunteer in Leah's room. I am still not quite sure how I am going to work that one out. I am going to have to talk with the teachers in the morning and see what works best. Nothing like waiting til the last minute. I have known for a while that these two things conflicted, but never got around to remembering to do anything about it. Speaking of procrastinating.....I have to go tomorrow and buy the girls some soccer equipment. Their soccer season starts......you guessed it, tomorrow! We are supposed to be at the field at 5:15pm, I think. I have been given three different schedules at this point. 5:15pm was the last time given, but who knows if that time has not been changed AGAIN. Allison will practice on Tuesdays and Thursdays and Leah will practice on Wednesdays. Fortunately, the field is not too far away, and the season only last for about two months. This is just a recreational league, so there will not be games on Saturdays, THANK GOODNESS!
Tuesday, February 17, 2009
Monday, February 16, 2009
Friday, February 13, 2009
Thursday, February 12, 2009
Jane, Allison says don't tell Hannah about the hamster, she wants to surprise her when she comes over on Saturday. We could not tell Hannah it bites too, and she could be really surprised!!! Just kidding!
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
Monday, February 9, 2009
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Rachel made it through another week at school in her big girl underwear. I think she only had one accident at home this week. She is really doing great! Wearing panties makes it hard to keep pants on her though. The diapers were what actually kept her pants on, it turns out. She has a round little belly and no hips, so it is nearly impossible to get pants to stay up on her. I guess I could get her some suspenders. I am sure she would love wearing those!
I had to take Allison to the hospital Friday to get an xray of her hand. She fell last Saturday and hurt it and complained about it all week. I felt it and told her I thought it was okay, but she kept complaining. I was so sure that she was okay, but a little voice kept telling me that I would feel just terrible if we found out later down the line that she had broken something. Anyway, after a trip to the doctor and hospital, we found out that everything was just fine, thank goodness. We were so proud of Allison, this week. She was one of seventeen students picked out of over 800 to have a piece of artwork on display at the mall here in town. She does not often stand out in a crowd, so it is really nice when she gets picked out for something.
Leah managed to make it through the week without losing any more teeth, but Rachel fell off a bench in the foyer and put quite the shiner on her chin. This was the first time she ever told me where she hurt herself. When I picked her up out of the floor she was pointing to her chin and saying booboo. I looked in her mouth, and fortunately she did bite her tongue or hit here teeth. Now, had that been Leah...........
Ouch! Rachel shows off her booboo.
Resident artist. Allison shows off her art work.