Yikes, this month is getting away from me! I still have some fun things on deck to blog about, just very little time to gather my thoughts these past couple of weeks. I hate when my intentions exceed reality.
So while I’m finding my fall groove, check out this cool color IQ test that my oldest son sent me. My life spectrum is feeling as varied and disorganized as those colors right now. I did get a perfect score on the color test, though. I’m hoping for similar results on getting my daily life aligned! Let me know how you do on the test…and if you have any great tips for organizing all the different shades of ‘stuff’ in your house and in your life, tell me about that, too!
It’s that time of year again – time to say so long to summer and usher
in fall, with all its jam-packed glory.
One of my favorite annual traditions is our end-of-summer corn roast, hosted by Charise & Bill. As
much as I hate for the freedom of the summer season to end, gathering with good
friends at the beach makes welcoming fall a milestone I look forward to.
Not to mention, it
really is the best corn EVER.
This year, Matt
brought his metal detector along, and amazed and enthralled the kids with his
treasure hunting prowess.
The man is a
genius for thinking to fill his pockets with change first! Everyone got a share
of the loot…and Matt’s mad pirate skillz earned him a little booty, too.
Today was my last
1st day of preschool. Justin started at Country Village 18 years
ago (and so did I, as a teacher). Three of my four kids have gone there, and
Taite is the end of the line.
She was so excited
to go to school today in her new outfit, which, I must add, she picked out
herself at GapKids. The hat was definitely the deciding factor here – she
rarely wears anything but dresses and skirts, but can’t resist some snazzy
It didn’t take her
long to get settled in. She and her new friends were already making playdough
cookies when I kissed her goodbye.
I thought I would
be a wreck this morning with the realization that I was at the end of my first-day-of-preschool era, but I was only a little teary. I came home to my
blissfully quiet house, brazenly ate some chocolate out in the open (where
anyone could have seen me and asked for a bite), and then got to work on my
to-do list. I love having my
little chatterbox sidekick around, but it's amazing how much I can get checked off my list when she's at school.
topic of moving has come up a few times recently.Not in a serious, house-on-the-market sort of
way. It’s just that every now and then Matt and I go through a spurt of looking
and what-iffing. Apparently, our perceptive little Taite has caught wind of it
though, and it has her worried. I’ve gotten several comments about how good our
house is and how she never wants to leave it. There have been questions about
whether people take this or that with them when they move to a new house. I’ve
reassured her that we have no plans to move anytime soon and if we ever do, all
of her Littlest Pet Shops and other prized possessions will absolutely come
along with us. But this morning it hit me how hard she has really been thinking
asked me, “Mommy, when you touch a new house, is it cold like jumping in the
pool for the first time?” Wow. I wasn’t sure how to respond, but after a few
clarifying questions I realized that what she was wondering was whether new
houses are cold at first because you’re not used to them.
about deeper than the deep end of the pool. This kid never ceases to amaze me
with her insights.
Today was the
first day of Kendra’s senior year – holy Trapper Keeper, how the heck did that
happen?? It seems like just yesterday that I was walking her to the kindergarten
classroom. In fact, I plan to pull that first day of kindergarten photo later
today and scrap it with these photos from this morning.
(That's her, driving herself off to school.)
Reece started 3rd
The desks in his
classroom look so much bigger than last year! And look at all those books we
will have to cover. So glad I picked up a bunch of those stretchy fabric book
covers at Target last week.
starts on Monday, but today was preschool orientation day. She met her teacher
and has already made some new friends. On the way there, she told me her tummy had "a nervous-happyish feeling”. I totally get what you mean, kiddo!
I finished that
skirt around 11:00 last night, by the way. Gotta love the way a deadline gets things
done in a hurry…I’ve had that fabric for over a month.
Oh, and I guess I
can rest assured that I have Taite well trained in germ avoidance. Unbeknownst
to me, she brought along a mini bottle of hand sanitizer, and was encouraging
her new friends to use it, too. Maybe we’ll stave off that beginning of the
school year cold by an extra week or so.