Wednesday, August 26, 2009

First Day of School

Today was a confusing and stressful day. I didn't think it would be, but it was. Austin was placed in afternoon kindergarten. Since Tate and he are at the babysitter's during the day I arranged the bus to pick him up and drop him off at the babysitters. I wanted to go with him on his first day, but I also wanted him to get use to riding the bus. So, after talking to Mom, I decided to meet the bus at the babysitters and then follow the bus to the school. He was suppose to be the last pick-up, but I ended up following the bus for an hour. I don't think they know what they are doing because we covered almost every road in Archer and a few multiple times...where they would flip a u-turn. A little while in I noticed they were dropping off kids from the morning kindergarten and picking up for the afternoon. That would get confusing. Two buses met in the Stake Center parking lot for a little while and then the bus stopped in the middle of the road for about 15 minutes doing nothing. I was just about to get out and ask "Are we going to school today?". His class was suppose to start at 11:40 a.m. and we didn't get to the school until 12:15. I was a little frusterated since Austin was late for school and I was late getting back to work (since I was using my lunch break). But when we finally got to the school it was good because Austin had made a couple of friends on the bus and the teachers were waiting for them and told the group of them that they were having a hawaiian party and gave all the kids a lei. The teachers were wearing hula skirts over their pants. It was pretty cute. So I walked with all the kids and Austin's teacher to his class. The teachers separated the kids into the right classes and Austin started walking in his class. I asked him "Where's my hug?". So he came back and sort of leaned his head on me and looked at me like "What are you doing here...there's no other moms here?". So I left feeling like I shouldn't have gone. But then the after school drama hit. I didn't find this out until after I picked up the kids at the babysitters. She told me that they think Austin got on the wrong bus. When he didn't get off the bus with the rest of the kids she started calling the district bus office and said that she had a missing child. They radioed around and he was dropped off at her house about a half hour later. Also, he left his backpack on the bus. I wouldn't be worried about that except that I put his glasses in the front pocket this morning. Now I'm thinking I should have stayed at the school with him. Don't they keep track of these kindergarteners and show them where they need to go? I have my doubts after today.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

We rode bikes tonight (both kinds)



Austin is riding his bike without training wheels!!! Yea!!!



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The boys on the motorbike. Aren't they cute in their helmets?



Saturday, August 22, 2009

Austin Turns 5


Austin turned 5 this week. Spencer and I took the day off work to get ready for his party that night and to spend the day with him. Spencer worked on the yard in the morning which gave me time to play with the boys. He didn't get back from the dump until about 2:30 and I hadn't shopped for some of the ingredients I needed for the food I was planning to make. So I was on the run from then until the party started. We had Sloppy Joes, Potato Salad, Pistastio Salad, Garden Salad (thank you Evva Deen), chips, and pop. We got him an ice cream cake from Diary Queen that I failed to get a picture of. Dang! Spencer got some of those balloons that you can twist into animals and made hats for all the kids. We did this a couple of years ago for his birthday and it was a hit. It was too hot in the house so we ate, opened presents, and talked and played outside for most of the party. I was exhausted by the end of the day and poor Tayton was ignored a little bit, and I did get a picture of that. He even fed himself ice cream cake and sat on it.











I can't believe it has been 5 years since Austin was born. He is such a good boys (most of the time). He is a kind of a momma's boy and I love it.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Clumsy Me

I have never sprained my ankle or broken a bone. At my nephews birthday party last week I stepped off the curb wrong and thought that I had only twisted my ankle. It hurt really bad, but that night it didn't swell. So, I didn't put ice on it, but the next night it really swelled up. I should have taken pictures of it for your sympathy. I took it easy for a few days and iced/elevated it at night. I think I did sprain it afterall. By Sunday the swelling was gone. It has now been more than a week and most of the time it feels fine but every once in a while when I squat to do something or turn weird on it, it will start to hurt a little again. I wonder how long it will take for it to feel normal again. My husband thinks I have been a wimp about it. Oh well.