Friday, May 20, 2011

Wrapping up the busiest week ever... or so it seems!

I wrote this last Friday to sum up the craziest week ever! I am just now 5-25 getting around to posting this whinefest!

Like I said earlier, the weeks towards the end of school are the busiest ones. Add to that the work I am doing on my Masters this year, and I am just overwhelmed. To make it even better, add on a little bit of the sinus yuckies and a sore throat, and I have the recipe for the perfect week.

Just so next year at this time I can look back and say, nope, I was as busy last year, I am going to do a little run down/whining about my week so far.

Monday - spent all day at school preparing for IEP meetings (IEP's are 20-25 page documents on each student that detail their special ed services)

Tuesday - IEP day - meetings with parents and teachers ALL DAY - Dance after school with Ava - Supper meeting with NHS officers to plan next year's activities - Went home and baked 2 batches of Oreo-Stuffed Choco Chip Cookies - Kids up late!

Wednesday - Read End of Course English I test to students (OMG! SOOOOO LONG!) - Finish IEP's - Retirement party set up - Retirement party after school - Helped Bradley in the garden. Wrote a 1500 word paper in less than 3 hours

Thursday - Read End of Course History test to students - Work on more sped paperwork - Have worst night with kids - Kids bathed and in bed by 7:45 and yes, it was still light out! :)

Friday - Dance recital dress rehearsal right after school with Ava. We still have to get new tights and black shoes at some point.

All throughout this week I have also tried to straighten up the house and put things into some semblence of order, but it hasn't really happened yet. Oh well.... dance recital and final soccer game/awards tomorrow. I am soooo tired already....

Monday, May 16, 2011

Recent Pictures

This is sort of a catch-up post. We have had such a crazy couple of weeks for me more than most. The last few weeks of school are always the busiest and by the time I get home, I am just wiped. Here are a few recent happenings here at the Rogers' house.

  • Ava has one soccer game left. This coming weekend will be the last game and while I have enjoyed watching her play, I am ready to have my Saturdays back!

  • Dance is also coming to a close. This Saturday Ava's dance class will present a recital. I am looking forward to seeing her and hoping that she makes us proud, but knowing Ava, there is no telling what she will do.

  • Smiles at the camera look like this:

  • Harrison's daycare celebrated Cinco de Mayo with some Mexican goodies and music. Harrison just loves playing with hats...

As messy as always...

  • Harrison is loving the ipad. He loves to play "Barn" and he and Daddy spend lots of time playing "Peek-a-Boo Barn." We are going to miss the ipad over the summer when I have to turn it in. :(

  • Mother's Day breakfast was a delicious breakfast of biscuits and gravy...

  • The peanut allergy has had us look at other ways to have "peanut butter sandwiches." We tried this "Sun Butter" (made of sunflower seeds) that our allergist gave us. Harrison liked it the first time, but not so much the second time. He is wishy washy like that though.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

A New Baby in the Family

In April, Bradley's sister and her husband welcomed a new baby into the family. A couple of weeks ago we made the trip to Nashville to meet him, but our visit was cut shut when Harrison came down with the stomach bug. I hate the stomach bug, but it is even worse when you are away from home and you have a little one who doesn't understand what is going on.

Even though we only got to see him for a couple of hours, Ava was instantly smitten and we think he is a doll.