The kids were thrilled for the first day of school! I set up their breakfast table and when we I met them upstairs they jumped out and yelled "Surprise Best Teacher EVER!!" with an apple in hand and hugs all around.....so blessed!!!
|Breakfast Table....Ice Cream Sundaes for Breakfast!|
|Quickly Laminated Bookmarks and stuck them in cups with some chocolate bars and pencils!|
Sofia was BEYOND thrilled to be included with the big kids this year!
Fifi 4 years old
Anna Bear 10 years old
Chris, Mr. Handsome, 7 years old
We worked on our Morning Meeting Board....
We began to learn/memorize our first Memory Verse: John 3:16, filled out Passport applications, wrote checks for them, and did our Backyard Habitat...
We worked HARD....
|Fifi started Explode the Code|
|Little Man was struggling with Rounding Concept but THIS actually helped! Thanks Pinterest!!!|
Sofia just sat with us during our MFW ECC Bible lesson and I did NOT think she was memorizing the scripture! While I was having the big kids recite their verse, she said "I know John 3:16"!!! WHAT??!!!! This child is NOT to be excluded from ANYTHING...HAHAHAHA!!!!
AND played hard....
We had some baking fun for our local heroes on 9/11 and for my little sweeties too...
I sat and planned Week 2 while everyone was quiet (that really did ACTUALLY last 45 minutes!!!)
|Lesson Planning, Meal Planning, Grocery Lists, and COFFEE!|
Yes, it was a pretty GREAT week when I look back on it tonight, sipping my glass of wine waiting for Chris's flight to land. While in the thick of it, I felt more like this:
and while I forced a smile at moments, I really wanted to just do this:
and went in the bathroom a couple of times to do this:
BUT, at the end of the day and at the end of the week, the kids tell me I am this:
That makes EVERY SINGLE MINUTE, ups and downs, ALL worth it to me! I am so thankful to have a husband who supports and encourages me, even when I am SCARED TO DEATH of screwing it up and even more thankful that I get to spend almost every minute of the day with these beautiful souls!!!
Now on to Week 2!