Saturday, September 22, 2012

Bowers Party of 4

Yes, we're expecting!  And we're excited.  Ella Kate is convinced the baby is in her tummy.  Based on the number of times, I've hugged the toilet, I'm convinced she's wrong.  This will be worth it.  This will be worth it.  That's what I keep telling myself.  The little person patting my back and tell me "sorwy!  I sick too!" reminds me that it's worth it.  Either it's not as bad as it was the first "go round" or I am handling it better.  Maybe both.  B always says I can't keep a secret to save my life.  He's right.  But we kept this under wraps for almost a month.  I did good, didn't I, Bradley? EK and I had a conversation this morning about how she might want to consider using her potty now, since the baby will need her diapers.  She looked at me, sighed, and said, "No, hanks", and went about her business.

It's been quite a week, some good, some bad.  I've done a lot of thinking this morning about the previous week.  I'm definitely thankful for it all, and I say that with all sincerity.  Sometimes what we need and what we prefer are two different things.

Happy Saturday to everyone.  Now if I could just summon the energy to get out of this chair...

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

A few reasons I enjoy my job...

1.  Our "4H Lady" was encouraging our kids to learn their addresses.  She told them this was important.  "What if your house in on fire and you have to call 911?  How will they find your house???"  A kid near my desk speaks up and says, "I'd tell them to look for the smoke!"

2.  I've been helping my students with their math during Intervention.  Last week, it was Order of Operations.  They had been taught this previously.  We were reviewing.  I read the notes and said, "oh yeah!  Please Excuse My Dear Aunt Sally." A student said, "what's wrong with her???"  I, confused, said, "who?"  She replied, "your aunt Sally".  I. Give. Up.

Seriously, we have a great bunch this year.  Enjoying their personalities.

Can I say have a good weekend when it's only Wednesday?  I think so.  Enjoy the next 2 days AND the weekend!  Goodnight!

Monday, September 3, 2012

A Day at Home= BLISS

Life has been a bit of a whirlwind the last couple of weeks.  We've gained a new sister in law and watched Ella Kate dance her heart out at the reception.  We've been to a football game or two.  It's been busy.  But this morning B left for football and Ella Kate and I are hanging out at home.  It's GREAT.  I love being at home.  She's serenading me with her Cookie Monster Keyboard as I type.  Earlier she was pretending to "bacuum" with her rolling golf bag.  That's my girl.  We do love a clean house around here. She is no exception.

Back to the wedding.  Ella Kate decided as we were leaving the cabin for pictures that she needed her hair in a "tail" like mommy's.  It took a little convincing to get her to settle for the head band that Gigi got her. She can be a little "strong willed".  I was not concerned that she'd be shy.  I WAS concerned that she'd stop to speak to each person on her way down the aisle.  She did neither.  She bounded down the aisle yelling, "I coming!  I coming too!" while dragging the ring bearer with her.  The weather was perfect.  It was a beautiful wedding.  EK loves to dance, and we had to hold her to keep her off the dance floor while G and Courtney had their first dance.  She almost joined them one time. If no one else enjoyed the reception, she did.  Congrats G and Courtney!  We're happy for you.

Football is in full swing around here.  I was super proud of my girls Friday night.  I really enjoy them. They keep me laughing...never a dull moment for sure.  EK and I are getting lots of girl time at home.  Sometimes we enjoy it.  Sometimes it's TOO much girl time.  We miss B.  But we appreciate him that much more when he's home.  This morning, we've done our toes and hid under the sheet too many times to count.  I'm not sure who we're hiding from, but she thinks it's great.  I love this age.  She is hilarious.  So thankful for her.

Hope you have a great Labor Day and an extra good week.