Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Much to do about nothing..

OK so where to start when you really have nothing of importance to write about. So the last 2 weeks I have been stuck at home with a sick and then two sick kiddos. One that decided to go and get impetigo. What what is that anyway so we have visit our lovely doctor friend yet again and have now been on our fantastic medicine for almost a week. So Brody is slowly and surely getting better.

So we haven't been out much so in turn don't have much to blog about other then the fact that in the last two weeks we have watched Car's the movie at least once if not twice a day as it is one of the only things that makes him sit quietly for any amount of time. As also it is the time of the year that his asthma flairs up so if he does to much he can't breath.

Riley is really loving school. She can't wait to go every morning and if I would let her not eat breakfast and just go whenever she wants she would be there at 6:30am. I have told her over and over that if it is still dark outside the school isn't open and the teachers wont even be there. Her solution is that this just mean that she can be the one to open it. And today since it was the first day Brody could be out we decided it would be fun to go into the school to pick Riley up from her class when her teacher called to her to come she looks up and says "OH MOM this is not the way your supposed to do it. You need to pick me up with the car."

Tomorrow is Riley's first piano lesson with a wonderfully talented sister in our ward. I just hope Riley can sit long enough to actually listen to what she is needing to learn. She asked me tonight if I could go to HEB a local grocery store while she is at piano tomorrow. I asked her why and she goes that way you can be late to pick me up and I can play with wonderful ladies daughter. CRAZY.

So what else have we or I been up to oh I finally got some time to start the down stairs paint or to continue working on it. As so far so good I will post pictures when I am done.

In other news I guess some excitement did happen and I almost forgot. We are having to get our house repainted. AHH you ask didn't you just do that. And I would say oh yes but it wasn't done right and now after a good rain is washing off...... We also got a new computer so I am really sad right now as that is where all ALL my pictures of my kids from last year around September until now are on that computer and there is no way to get them off that I know of so if you have any ideas or now a great computer person please let me know..

Also to all those moms out there that have kids in school or had kids in school how to you be a great school mom. I mean I want to help and be active in my children's school but what is the best way and is there to much? Is there things that any teacher would love and needs? I know that this is crazy but I just don't want to be one of these parents that doesn't know what is going on in school with my kids.

So there you go I will try and gets some pictures and have a more exciting week now that we are back to a more normal state around here.


Regan said...

I'm glad to hear everyone is feeling better at your house!

I don't profess to be a great school mom, but I really enjoyed Bridget's kindergarten year. She was in the same class as Emma, so Angela and I would trade off watching each others' younger kid while we volunteered in the classroom once a week. Being there, I learned what the teacher needed and didn't need and liked and didn't like. I always feel like I'm annoying with all the stuff I do or send in, but I think it's all appreciated. Bridget's teachers always say they need more snacks and glue sticks, so I try to send those in as often as I can. And if I hear the teacher mention something else she needs or even just something she likes, I try to get it for her or send in a Target gift card or something. I know teachers don't get much money for their classrooms and I don't think they should have to spend all their own money so my child can have fun projects in class. I always help with the Book Fair (when I'm able) - the librarian at our school gives free books to the volunteers! Aside from buying supplies, Bridget's teachers just appreciate help with copying/laminating/cutting things out (they'll send stuff home to be cut out/colored/whatever), or going to class to listen to the kids read, stamping their papers and putting them in their folders, etc. There's tons of stuff to be done at school. And the more you're there, the more you get to know all the other staff, which has tons of benefits. My husband teases me sometimes for all I do, but I just want my daughter and the other kids to have the best experiences possible. I think the teachers can tell which parents are really involved with their kids and can be counted on. Just let her teacher know that you're there for whatever she needs, and I'm sure she'll call you!

gab said...

Thanks for your comment...unfortunately I can't remember our paint color.

When you have little ones at home it is tricky helping in the classroom. See if the teacher has things she needs cut out or other things you can do during naptime...

Nikki said...

I am glad to hear everyone is getting better, There is nothing worse then sick children. ok, sick mom that can mean the end of the world to the family..

Laurie said...

That stinks about Brody being sick and about having to repaint your house!!

I think anything you do to be involved at school will be really appreciated!

Kermit Crew said...

Ask Riley's teacher if you can take home any papers to grade (or in kindergarten...put stickers on), for her!