Friday, April 5, 2019

Cows, Flutes, Laminating, and Spaghetti. Ending the week in a bang.

I've had a whirlwind of a week and I feel like I was dragged backwards through a bush and that's how I got dumped onto Friday. That's how my week went, basically. So let's talk about life right now.

I was the milk cap counter for the kids' elementary school for a fundraiser. Sadly (not really) that program is done so our family (yes, this was a family event) counted every milk cap I could find in the school, in our house, collected from people who had some for me, etc. It ended up being 7,324 caps that we counted and boxed and Matt brought them to the post office to mail. It was a nice end to the fundraiser and I'm glad we could get it all done.
I do believe Lucy is going to be sad because she no longer gets to hug this plastic cow she has come to love. She hugs it, says hello/goodbye to it, blows kisses, she's really attached to the cow. Not enough for the cow to come to our house, though. 
One of my IG/blog friends (Hi, Lisa!!) got me a laminator for my birthday and it is the BEST. THING. EVER. Frankly, I'm angry I didn't get one sooner and I want to laminate everything I can find. Everything. I have been laminating all of Penelope's "homework" from 3K (animal sorting things, big/bigger/biggest activities, etc) so we can do them over and over again and I think she's pretty sick of it. I've done a few things for Lucy (these penguins, for example), too. If you have a resource for good and FREE activities for 3-5 year olds that I can print and laminate?

My friend Andrea brought over a couple of boxes of clothes for the little girls and it's so great because we're changing sizes and that's a nightmare and I hate buying clothes for little kids at full price so I've been clearance rack shopping but I don't get out much so the good stuff is usually picked over. Obviously Penelope is into picking her own ensemble. 
Speaking of ensembles, Olivia was in one! She plays flute and she was in a flute quartet and played in an ensemble and apparently they got the highest score you could get. Which was pretty cool. I got to go and watch but also embarrass her by taking her picture. She's really doing so great in school. Just yesterday she was picked from her wing (their school is divided into wings) to be a part of the Junior Curator Program. She'll be in a group and together they will interview a veteran and put together an exhibit at our local veteran museum for all visitors to see. She was so excited that she got picked among her peers because it was based on her grades, level of responsibility, and demonstration of Work/Respect/Belong. She was literally bouncing in the chair as she explained it to me. So sometime this summer she gets to do that and I'm excited to see what they come up with. 
Oh, and as of lunch time yesterday, Jackson is officially 11. Eleven, you guys. That means this blog? Is eleven years old. I started it a few months after he was born and I cannot even believe it.
Jackson is really one of the kindest, gentlest, most thoughtful people I know. He's a mama's boy through and through and he's my favorite boy in the whole world. We're going to celebrate him tomorrow and I'm excited about it. I'm making his favorite orange creamsicle cupcakes tonight, I've got his cheesecake ready to go, I've got the ingredients for this alfredo and sausage pasta thing he wanted (I haven't made it before so cross your fingers!) and he gets to spend the night at Grandma Cindi's.

I bet he'll take the leftover cheesecake, too.

1 comment:

Shooting Stars Mag said...

Aw, I'm sorry Lucy doesn't get to hug her cow anymore! Yay for all those milk caps though. That's awesome. Happy Belated Birthday to Jackson!! 11 years old! I hope his celebration was a lot of fun. And omg, I need a laminator!!