It’s been a while, but here’s a funny

You may have a child who is OCD if, after the Lord’s Supper, she ask “Why can’t people grab the cups in an organized way instead of just randomly grabbing them off the tray- it’s crazy?”

As I tell oldest about this on the way home, she gets all scientific and talks about how if you just did one ring of the tray at a time, it would get all off balance and people who be more prone to drop it.

Needless to say, we discussed that this isn’t the point of the Lord’s Supper.

Hmm maybe I need to make youngest sit in the front row on those Sundays.

Thanksgiving with gifted girls

Lol- apparently I have denied my children an opportunity to learn for several years. We usually have ham and/or chicken for the holidays and for whatever reason, I decided to cook a turkey this year. As I was rinsing and prepping it, they saw me take out the bag from inside. They were like “What is that?” and I explained, then they wanted to open it up, look at each part, hold them, discuss what those parts do in the body, where the parts are located at on the body and then ask how you can use the parts in cooking. Seriously a thirty minute lesson before I gave up and went back to what I was doing….

What’s been going on in November

Oldest- first tennis match- placed second in mixed doubles, first high school play (no speaking part, but totally rocked her role), participated in youth group lip sync contest- had fun and did great job with “Let it Go”.

Youngest- still running, trying UIL Number sense, spoke at school board meeting about experiences in running club, celebrated 11th birthday.

It’s been a while

Can’t believe it’s been so long since I’ve blogged. Here’s what the girls have been up to

Oldest: drama practice after school twice a week, ready to start UIL academic practice, helped out at church serving during women’s retreat, enjoying gaming with a group of kids at school. She seems to have settled into high school pretty well. This week she’ll start having after school practice for tennis, so life gets busier!  Probably the coolest thing is that over the summer she signed up the Prufrock Press as a book reviewer during a promotion they were doing. She got a book that hadn’t been released yet and read it and wrote a review. Last week her review was published on their website.

Youngest: Running club once a week after school, American Heritage Girls meetings, UIL number sense practice and currently working on a drawing for a local art contest. She’s struggling with some issues at school- mean girls, but overall seems to like her teachers and had a test last week w/o any anxiety issues. That was awesome!

Parenting wise, they pretty much can’t stand to be in the room with each other. The youngest still wants to play and hang out with the oldest, but it’s not happening. I pray one day they’ll realize how wonderful sisters are.

new school year

August 25th  was the first day of school. My oldest started high school. I’ve been a nervous wreck for weeks, she has been excited. I’m pleased to say (err… blog) that she had a great day! Her classes are spread all around the school but she said she was on time to each class.

Youngest is in fifth grade and on the same campus as last year, but they have a new principal and asst. principal. I’m so excited about the admin changes there for several reasons. One of the main reasons is because I know both of these ladies and trust them with my kiddo. She was anxiety free this morning and was good this afternoon.

This is probably one of, if not the best, first day of school we’ve all had. I think in part because our district has been surrounded in prayers by our staff members and the local community.