Tuesday, August 30, 2011

2 more sleeps

Well school is 2 sleeps away. Yesterday and today we found out who the kids teachers are. The teacher Taylor had for grade 1 and 2 is now teaching 3. I had my fingers crossed that we would get her again so I won't lie that I was a little disappointed when I found out she wasn't in her class. I have faith that she is with a good teacher who will be understanding to her fears. Quinten I was worried about because I know all the grade 1 teachers would be awesome to get.

I have a good feeling that the start of school will be a smooth one. And maybe I won't need the sunglasses to hide my tears because my child is so upset to go. So far she is good and has told me no tears this year.
I'm also looking forward to no mid day pick up. Think of all the stuff I'll be able to get done. Spence and I will have some serious one on one time. His last year before he starts kindergarten next fall.

Are you looking forward to your kids going back to school?
For me it's mixed emotions. The kids have been fighting so much that they need to get back into it but I am really going to miss sleeping in. It's been nice having kids who at 10:30am I have to wake up so they don't sleep the day away.

Anyway I'll be sure to post how the first day goes.

Any stories out there from your first days of school?

Sunday, August 07, 2011

I love vacations

And so do the kids. On the way home from Penticton they were chanting "turn the truck around."
They of course cried when we left and I will admit I got a bit teary. It's nice to get home to our own bed, which is not full of sand, but it sucks leaving the fun of going to the beach everyday and having as much ice cream as I can.

We started the trip off with the Boston Pizza Jr. Triathlon. The kids did great. The Okanagan was freezing but our kids were troopers. This tri seemed very serious compared to the previous one they did. The water was soooo cold that when Taylor went to start the tri yesterday she freaked out. But she did it anyway.

The rest of the trip was filled with family time, friend time, beach time (not as much as we would have liked. The weather didn't cooperate the first week exactly as we had planned.), ice cream time ( I loves my ice cream), lots of BC fruit and I'm happy to report to big sickness. Our first day while traveling we had some poop issues and same kid puked in the used book store but after that all good.

All in all a great vacation. I really do wish we could go on vacation more often. I love how it brings our family closer.

Now we're back into the swing of things. And only a few weeks left till school starts.

Tell me about your summer vacations.