I took Rebecca to a sleepover tonight. I was talking to the mom and Rebecca went by me and brushed me off. I went to leave and she wouldn't kiss me good bye. How sad. I knew it was going to happen. I didn't think it would happen this fast. Especially since she's been in my bed atleast 4 times this week because she was scared of the weather, going to bed at the same time we do(I know..weird). I still love her, though.
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Since Rebecca said I couldn't take pictures of her on the first day of school, I asked if I could take her the day before to set up her locker and take pictures. She agreed to that.
The New School
I picked up she and her friend, Lexi, at lunch and took them to the school. They practiced opening their lockers, finding their classes, and setting everything up inside the locker.
All Set Up
Writing a note
They are on the Pack Dogs Team
The girls left with mixed emotions. They are excited about the thoughts of middle school. They are scared about not being able to open their locker or finding their classes.
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Sunday, August 17, 2008
A bath, a shower, and a mopped floor later:
Posted by Kelli at 9:50 AM
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I just returned from registering Rebecca for middle school. It was a lengthy and expensive process. For some reason our school district charges school fees. I paid $60 for Rebecca's 6th grade fees. I then was sent to the yearbook table. Another $40. The next table in line...booster club. Another $75. On to the lunch line. I put $45 on her lunch card. That covers 20 days. Next I went to the PTO table. I purchased a school shirt. Another $10. Luckily, transportation doesn't cost anything. Turning in the health card didn't cost anything. WOW. It's expensive to be in middle school.
I was able to pick up her schedule. She is in class with her best friend, Lexi. She is also in class with one of my former students. I know she will have two good influences. She is in accelerated math, language arts, and social studies. They don't offer accelerated science. She is also taking drama, p.e., and spanish. It sounds like a full load. I'm sure she can handle it.
Posted by Kelli at 6:31 PM
Saturday, August 9, 2008
It seems like just yesterday that Rebecca was driving her Barbie jeep over to Ms. Mundy's house to spend the night. On Thursday, I dropped Rebecca off at the middle school for a sixth grade orientation. The entire time we were in the drop off line Rebecca kept saying "I don't want to do this. Momma, take me home." She thought I was going to walk her in. I told her no that I didn't want to embarrass her. She was very nervous, but got out of the car and went to find out where to go.
I, on the other hand, was a wreck. As I drove away, down came the tears. This is a very hard thing for me to do. She has been at the same school as me for 5 years. I called my parents for a little comfort. However, I knew deep down that I would not get sympathy. I was right. Dad got a BIG laugh out of me. He loves it when Jennifer and I call to tell him stories about our kids.
Anywhooo, Rebecca loved her orientation. They did a scavenger hunt to find out where things were located in the building. They did a survey, ate lunch, and the all important thing to an incoming 6th grader.....practiced opening a locker. They even had relay races to see which team could open theirs the quickest. Rebecca's team won the locker race. She won the scavenger hunt for her group. She got a t-shirt as a prize. She was very proud of it. When she put it on, I teared up again. What will I do on the first day of school?
Posted by Kelli at 9:00 PM
Friday, August 8, 2008
I was tagged by my friend Nicole for this one.
1. Going to Disney World
2. My family
3. Taking a nap.
1. Losing my husband or kids
2. Being in a serious car accident.
3. Becoming a dinosaur teacher.
1. To get my Master's plus 30.
2. To get my cholesterol under control.
3. Finding a way to stop worrying about things I have no control over
Getting my classroom ready.
Random fact you may not know about me:
I love to look at the ads in the Sunday paper.
That’s your daily dose of me.
I tag Kelley, Kristy, and Pamelia.
Posted by Kelli at 12:33 PM
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Ann trying on shoes like she wore ....years ago?!
Eating at Wild Wings
The Liles' at Wild Wings
Big Sis-Margaret and Little Sis-Rebecca
The Batts family was finally able to come visit past this weekend. When we planned the weekend, we knew that I would be in class all day Saturday, but Ann was okay with that. She said she could lay out by the pool while I was in class.
We enjoyed eating, laughing, talking, swimming, sun bathing, and shopping. Ann even helped me scope out Teacher Appreciation night at Staples.
The good part about the weekend....they stayed until Monday. We had an extra night to visit.
I can't wait to see you again.
Posted by Kelli at 1:21 AM
Sunday, August 3, 2008
So here’s a fun game I stole from my friend Nicole's blog…. leave a comment on my blog of a memory that you and I have had together. It doesn’t matter if we haven’t known each other for long, just anything you remember! Next, re-post these instructions on your blog and see how many people leave a memory about you. Its actually pretty funny. If you post I’ll assume you’re playing and come to your blog and leave a memory!! On your mark… get set…. blog your memories!!
Posted by Kelli at 11:04 AM