My friend Penny works in Noah’s classroom so sometimes she sends me pictures of Noah having fun at school.
Noah loves the blocks. It’s often listed as one of the centers he chose to play in that day (along with trucks… his other favorite).
Noah gets picked up by his bus way early, too early for him to be interested in eating breakfast quite yet. So Penny takes him to the cafeteria where he gets a breakfast tray so he can eat before school starts.
Until we got our rental van last week, we walked the kids to and from school. It’s a good thing I took the stroller wagon because Anthony fell asleep on the way home!
A couple weeks ago I was stopped and waiting for traffic in the other lane to clear so I could turn left into our neighborhood when a girl slammed into the back of us.
Fritz, Adrian, Nicholas, Noah, and Joel were with me. They were all pretty much fine. Luckily the passenger area of Transits are very safe. All five, including the big boys were sitting back there (usually one big one will sit in the front, but for some reason they both got in the back that day).
I was kind of twisted in my seat and leaning forward a little bit so the way I hit the seat and headrest caused some injuries. I ended up with a concussion, whiplash, and some soft tissue damage. I’ve been going to physical therapy to make sure I heal okay and don’t have lasting trouble.
The high school girl who hit us first said she didn’t see us there (in our giant 15 passenger van) then complained I was just sitting there not moving (following the law with my turn signal on even) and then finally said she was looking down and thought I had gone (as you do when you are texting and driving). Her car had to be towed away. I really don’t know how she was going that fast to be able to cause that much damage 75-100 feet from a stop sign.
The other day the kids watched The Little Mermaid for the first time (and now they are really excited about the live action version coming out in May). They loved it, though the shark attack was a little bit frightening. Mayci pretty much dove into Zeke’s arms. Big brothers will always keep you safe.
As soon as I read that a group of 60-something assassins are on their retirement cruise I was sold on picking Killers of a Certain Age by Deanna Raybourn for my September Book of the Month book!
Anthony spent the night at his big sisters’ apartment Sunday night so he helped pack his own lunch and snack for Monday while he was there.
Anthony bought his lunch in the cafeteria on Thursday (he loves their pizza) so no lunch from home needed for him that day.
Zeke bought his lunch in the cafeteria on Friday (he picked chicken tenders). Mayci and Nicky so far have declined the offer of buying lunch once a week. They like their lunches from home better than cafeteria food.