You see, even though I work, I get to be home when my kids come home from school. I am very VERY lucky in that regard. Earning money, while helping my kids be kids after school - SCORE!
So with that spirit, I will share what I experience every day with my kiddos. They are growing up too fast. I'm so happy they are growing healthy and blossoming into amazing people. But I know this is going fast and I need to slow down somehow. Maybe by recapping our days right now here at home, it will give me an even deeper appreciation of their childhood and perhaps a look back for them (the kids) to go back and remember our times together.
Like I mentioned above, I'm not a great writer, so kids, bear with me :)
*Jackie came home announcing she would be reading the first reading at mass on Wednesday! Wonderful news, as I love the fact they get to be involved in church at such a young age (Jackie you are ALMOST 11 years old my sweetie, and I'm so happy for you! I promise to be at mass on Wednesday!)
*Jackie ALSO has to present her Desert Biome project to her class on Wednesday... double opportunity to get in front of people and talk. I hope you are far more comfortable doing it than I was at your age. Your daddy is the expert at presenting in front of people and so am I (now) but it still gives me butterflies in my stomach. You practiced in front of daddy and me, and our only feedback was to speak LOUDER :) You are going to do great.
*Julien, you are VERY interested in reading Harry Potter(the first book) and are doing a wonderful job. At 7 years old I find that quite an amazing challenge!!
* I still need to find a fiction book to read. I keep looking but get turned off by Amazon reviews. I really should just pick something and go with it!!
*Jackie - your tap dancing is awesome! You are learning your dance routine for your presentation in the spring and are doing amazing. I honestly think you are a natural at tap!
*Julien - you my boy have decided to create a comic strip! You worked on it quite a bit on Tuesday and it's all about a napkin who didn't know it was a napkin. You enlisted my help to assist you in spelling, but the drawings and original idea comes from you. Great job and I can't wait to see your finished project!!
*I finally made beef stew - a family favorite. But Julien dislikes carrots (and I LOVE Carrots!) so I had to eat the leftover carrots you wouldn't eat my boy.
*Jackie announced that we should go to NYC and go to FAO Schwartz and to the Harry Potter section. I suppose to buy a wand, spell book and the likes?
*I think you guys are in a Harry Potter trend. You like to quote lines from the HP movies... and are doing a pretty good job with that English accent!!
*Julien, I have a really hard time with you sometimes. You don't listen to me. And I think your teacher is also having a hard time with that. Is it because you just HAVE to do what you want to do? Or is it defiance? I really hope it's the former.
*It is COLD outside! Boy, I have to double up on my layers to just pick you guys up! Brrrr!!!
*We are still talking about our ski adventure and are hoping to get out to the slopes soon!! Julien and Daddy snowboarded and Jackie and me did some skiing! That was the first time for all of us and we all had a blast!
I found this youtube video on an amazing story (which I must have missed when it came out originally). Watch it and if you ever followed the 1996 Olympics (which I did and still remember very well) you'll love it even more!
Stay warm! Wear your hats and mittens/gloves!!