Thursday, November 13, 2008

Red, Yellow, Green

My son's kindergarten teacher uses a "green, yellow, red" behavior system.
Today was the third day this week that he got moved to yellow, and another note came home.
The offense this time? Putting ants on his friends at recess (!!)
When asked to explain himself, his response was "I have been trying really hard to be good at home, daddy, and I just don't have enough goodness in me for both places. So you need to pick just one!"

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

An Update on Family Activities....

It has definitely been a busy month! Sometimes I think the weekends are more hectic than the weekdays...

The kids have each had several birthday parties to attend, plus the Halloween Festival at their school and two Girl Scout parties (Halloween and roller skating), plus a "father and son" bonding trip to see the Blue Angels airshow, plus a visit from Nana and Papa....

Not to mention the upcoming weekend: Fall Festival on Friday, two birthday parties, and a trip to Homestead for the race.

I think we need a quiet vacation!!

My First Extrication - on Election Day


What a way to spend a morning!!

I was one of five cars that got stuck, so at least I don't feel like too much of an idiot. You'd think the guy with the orange flag, waving us in to park, would have noticed the MUD?!?!?!?!?!?!

Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Politics, Through the Eyes of a Child

CNN or some similar channel was on the TV this morning, as background while we were all getting ready. I overheard the following conversation, which cracked me up!
Son (to Older Daughter): "Is he the President of the United States?" (not sure who he was referring to; someone on the TV)
Older Daughter, very factually: "No, the other man with the big ears is the President right now. The brown man and the elderly man are fighting about who gets to be the next President."

I've never heard her use the word "elderly" before.....

Thursday, September 18, 2008

WOW, has it really been a year?

I can't say that I have missed it - this blogging thing. (Although it has been fun to come back and look at the older memories!!) Or that I will be back for good; perhaps this is just a visit.
Or, perhaps not.
We have experienced many changes this past year. A new job, a new home, a new town, a new school. We are still settling in, and the kids are struggling a bit. Our old neighborhood was full of lively kids; our new one is strangely quiet. We've opened the activity floodgates, and I am hoping that will help. Girl Scouts for the oldest, dance class for the "baby", and still seeking the right fit for the boy.
I'm still getting settled into my new job, and hoping I made the right decision in uprooting us for this new opportunity.
I've also started my MBA, and am working on my third class. Only three and a half years to go...ugh!