We had an easy week this time. Not only was hubby home from his work trip, but we finished our first quarter! The time has just flown by in a big blur this year. I’m going to try a day-by-day recap this time. Here we go:
It was my first day of Sunday school. In case you don’t remember, I am back to teaching the Kindergarten class after taking a year off to have two babies…not at the same time. I really, really plan on polishing up a post about each class and publishing it somewhere on my Religious Education page. Unfortunately, if I plan on blogging regularly, I have to get up at 6AM every. single. day. So far, that isn’t happening.
Anywho, our first class was an attempt to get a group of 14 five-year-olds to understand that time moves along in a linear fashion, and we are going to talk about events that happened waaaaay in the past. To better illustrate this concept, I had the kids make a little timeline of their life. Their lifetime line, if you will.
Yeah, that was a hoot. I made the mistake of giving them little pictures to glue onto their craft. Things like lost a tooth, moved to a new house, and was baptized. Mostly they just started randomly gluing on pictures. Then a few began to include imaginary items on their timelines. When one little boy looked up at me with glee in his eyes and announced, “I’m gonna draw a ninja!” I was pretty sure I had lost them.
After a successful outing with all four boys to PE, we finished up a bit of schoolwork. The real excitement began in the evening when Alex went to his very first cub scout pack meeting, ever.
The boys made catapults out of spoons, craft sticks, and rubber bands. Then they listened to a talk on first aid and had to tend to an injured patient using this new knowledge. I am not at all experienced with scouting yet, but it seemed like a fairly ordinary meeting to me. It doesn’t take much to impress Alex though. He says to me on the way home, “I’m not sure that was the greatest pack meeting ever, since it is my only one. But it was pretty great!”
This was the last day of school for the week. We finished up the first quarter and I submitted my grades to Seton online. I also spent a good 45 minutes figuring out how to scan from my HP Officejet Pro 8600. (A shameless affiliate link, but honestly a really great printer that doesn’t use a ton of ink. Don’t be alarmed that it took me so long to scan. I’m technologically challenged when it comes to printers.)
Once I scanned his tests, uploading them was a cinch. And I kid you not, Seton had all three tests graded within five minutes of the upload. Seton rocks!
Ryan and Josh had doctor appointments this morning. Josh is a whopping 17 pounds. I’m not accustomed to such a big baby. I look like a fool trying to lug him around in the carrier. I’ve got bruises all over my shins from it bumping into me as I attempt to haul him to and from the car while carrying Cooper. Why do we moms insist on being pack mules?
Oh, and first thing in the morning my hubby sent me this picture to show me what we would be doing tonight. SCORE!
But before this awesomeness could ensue, Ryan, Alex and I went to a potluck at church for the RE program. That was fantastic. The boys played with their friends and I got to talk to like five or six other adults. Crazy!
I think the most eventful thing was grocery shopping, so I will take this opportunity to talk about the big news around town. A once reputable sports magazine decided to run what amounts to a political smear campaign against my alma mater. If you pay no mind to college sports, just skip down to Friday. If you want a good laugh, go read the SI article. But if you are a loyal Cowboys fan, like me, and want a really good laugh, just check out any of the recent articles on Pistols Firing.
Alright, enough with the drama. Let’s wrap this up. I drug the boys to my women’s faith study this morning. We are trying to come up with a catchy name for ourselves before next weekend’s stewardship fair. I threw All The Maters out there. We’ll see if it sticks.
Ryan was ecstatic that I let him have his quiet time outside. The afternoon was filled with visits from family and friends. Now I am blogging. The end.
I am looking forward to a busy weekend of football, scouting, and Sunday school. I hope you all have a blessed week.
This post is linked up to Weekly Wrap-Up at Weird Unsocialized Homeschoolers.