Ava Jane has been enjoying the new Kroger carts for kids. When I can't find a ClickList time slot available to pick up my grocery orders, this is how we've started rolling...no pun intended. She loves putting the groceries in her basket and getting to put all the items up on the conveyor belt which is super helpful to me. She's getting a daily dose of Home Ec as she's been wanting to help cook dinner, make grocery lists (i.e. scribble on paper) and help me pickup and clean the house, all of which are very welcomed helps for sure!
Big Mama, Melanie Shankle, as she shares the everyday humors of being a mother including both the funny and sad moments as well as the heart wrenching and belly laugh moments as a Mom. It's had me in full out tears and out right laughter as I can fully relate to all the ups and downs of Motherhood that she speaks of. I have now finished the book and was teary eyed as the last words were read.
As I'm typing this up, it's starting to feel like this blog post is all about Emerson but I think it's just how the events have fallen the last few days. On Monday, I got to attend his very first field trip with his Kindergarten class which he was tied between which was more exciting to him, riding the big yellow school bus to the pumpkin patch or getting to ride the trailer around the pumpkin patch...either way, both were a hit and he had fun enjoying time with his buddies outside the walls of his classroom. And to top it off, it was a beautiful day to be picking pumpkins!
Out of these first four weeks of Bible study I have only made it to one. The first week we were in the Dominican Republic, the second week Peyton was diagnosed with a Staph infection, which is extremely contagious, that kept him home from school that Thursday and Friday. Then last week I made it to the study but this week two of the kids were hit with the stomach bug. It never passes over our home, we always, always end up with that icky, horrible viru...each semester, without fail, we get it! I'm learning to just enjoy the down moments with the kids, staying in our pjs almost all day never happens so we gave it a go this week and honestly, I kind of liked it...not the six loads of sheets and towels or the vomit that I got to pick out of Ava Jane's hair, but the down time that it afforded me was nice I must admit. So that's a bit of what's been going on. Here's hoping for less sickness next week!