Tuesday, August 26, 2014

2014 Week Thirty-Three | August 11 to 17

In my last post, I talked about the start of school, and with that, routine.  Around here, though, the routine has been stay at school late working, come home, make dinner, play outside, do bedtime routine, then continue working on school work. Thus is the life of  teacher.  I did spend some time this past weekend choosing pictures for week thirty-three.

Ian's first day.  Continuing the tradition of pictures by the easel every year.  This year, with the move, means a new school. So far on day 12 of school, he really enjoys the change. 

The front of our house faces east. This was the sunrise on the first day of school. First time in a long time we were up early enough to see the sun rise.  
At our old house, the routine was always a bit of screen time after they were home, had a snack, and homework was done.  In the new house, though, we have a new routine, alternating pool one day after school and screen time the next.  They always have a blast in the pool, but they always whine when I pick them up from school on pool days begging to have screen time instead.  While the weather is good, though, we have to get as much pool time in as possible.  At least that's what I tell them.  
As Darrin and I were going to bed this week, we noticed Annaleise's light was still on.  We went up, and found her like this.  When I asked her about it the next morning, she said she had wanted to stay up and read books like Ian does. 
Spent my first weekend after teaching filling nail holes and sanding down the base cabinets for my scrapbooking table.
Just two pictures being her adorable self.  On the left, she snapped that of herself.  On the right, she was dressed up on Sunday after church in her brother's cowboy boots and carrying the purse she got at church in the swap meet. 

Two pictures of Ian. On the left, at church, laying under the chairs during service on Sunday. He brings a book to church every Sunday, and apparently this position was comfortable. He's reading one of the books in the "How to Train Your Dragon" series.  On the right, his best friend from first grade had a birthday party on Saturday in which they rented the gaming experience truck.  Ian had a great time playing Minecraft and Lego Indiana Jones, which he has already asked to get for home.  

Monday, August 11, 2014

2014 Week Thirty-Two | August 4 to August 10

Today Ian started back to school, and with that, some routine returns to our house.  I'm going to try to get back in to a new routine on here, too, or at least posting more frequently than once a month.

Before Ian started back to school, he had open house last week on Thursday.  He has an energetic teacher who's been very welcoming to him at the new school. And he made a friend at day care this week who is in his class as well. At open house we discovered that his friend sits right next to him, as luck would have it.  It all contributed to a great first day for him today.

We busted out Darrin's father's day present for the first time on Friday. That was the first time we had seen the sun most of the week thanks to rain chances. We forgot to account for the wet wood when we started this, so it was crazy smokey, but we were able to get our smores out of the deal anyway.

One of the brief moments the sky cleared this week. This eventually came over the house and turned into a lovely rain shower.

It was so cold this week with the rain and such, so even though we didn't hang out im the pool, we hung out around it.  Ian, for some reason, loves to use the skimmer on the pool. You have to watch out when he's doing it, though, he gets a bit out of control with the long pole on it.

The driveway at the new house is much bigger than our old one, and it's definitely seeing it's fair share of action. Seems like we're out there every night. Annaliese can usually be found on her scooter (the right picture was taken in the rain, even it couldn't stop her).  Ian's turned in to quite the b-baller with Darrin's guidance.   He's so intense when he's dribbling- it's cute.