Saturday, September 12, 2015

Well Into September

The start to the school year was crazier than normal for a few reasons.  We have many new staff members at our school this year, so payroll issues had me running for the hills.  The second thing is that my Junior High Team is launching an iPad program.  It's great, but hectic and crazy working out all the bugs.

This was the second day of school.  We took the boys out to In N Out for a celebration lunch.  I took selfies in the car.  New outfit.

 I really like my blouse.

 Family selfie.  My Aunt Margaret always cracks me up when she comments on my photos on Facebook or Instagram.  She calls Eric my stalker because he's always behind me in the pictures!  LOL!

 Even big kids need snuggles.

 My 8th graders digging into their new iPad curriculum.

 On the Friday of the first week of school, we had to go watch Evan play a scrimmage soccer 104 degree heat.  I was seriously unhappy. And hot. And grouchy.

 Soccer for Hudson the next afternoon was slightly cooler.  I wasn't quite as grouchy.

 Soccer for Evan on Sunday morning was downright chilly.  Such weird Fresno/Clovis weather.

 I don't remember where we were going in this picture, but I love it that my husband is now confident and proud enough to want to be in photos with me!

 These first three weeks of school have been super hectic.  Both Eric and I have had evening meetings and obligations.  I was on soccer practice duty while Eric was at Council meetings.  After taking care of team stuff, I walked.  I like the time to walk and think.

 Tired eyes.

 I happened to tell my partner teacher that I wanted a Diet Coke, and she miraculously pulled one out of her mini frig!  Love it!

 What is it with Friday night scrimmages?  I was smiling in this picture.

 And then Hudson hit me square in the face with a football.  We both cried.  It hurt so much.  My whole face was on fire.  Luckily, no broken nose or glasses and no black eye.

 Butter and blue cheese topped steak.  So very delicious!

 Evan was grounded from video games, so his little brother sat in the middle of the room and played on both consoles!

 It was a stay in pajamas kind of day.

 Over the Labor Day Weekend, we took the boys to 2Extreme so they could jump and let out energy.  I took a laptop, an iPad, a cell phone, and a planner...and I used them ALL to try to plan out the next week at school!

 I bought snack size baggies at the store.  I've bought snack size before, but they were always horizontal with a rather large opening.  I didn't realize the new vertical shape until I started filling these on a Tuesday morning.  Dumb.  So hard to fill.

 Harry and Huddy.

 Harry isn't allowed on the bed much anymore.  I let him up the other day, and he got very close to me.

 Codependent dog.

 This thing keeps me awake at night.  I want to provide a great education for the junior high, and it is such a learning process for all involved.  I keep telling myself, "it will never be this hard again."

 Bandit is so old.  He struggles to get out the dog door.  He can't get down from the bed anymore, either.  So he barks until one of us gets him.  Annoying, but effective...for him!

 There are fires burning in the mountains just 30 miles from us, and the air quality here has been hazardous all week.  It was like a rainy day schedule ALL WEEK LONG!  No recess, lunch, or P.E. outside.  This made for some very antsy children and teachers.   On Friday, I gave them an art project to work on that involved MOVING!

 Love my kiddos.  They do make me smile.

 And now we are caught up to the present day.  Today is Hudson's last day of being 7-years-old.  He woke up early and came into our room to snuggle in our bed.

Hard to believe my Little Chicken is almost 8!  Doesn't seem possible.

I'll write a Hudson birthday post tomorrow to talk about my funny little man.

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