Monday, June 29, 2009
Meet Cookie, the dog we just adopted from the Bloomington Animal Shelter. She’s a beagle and very sweet. The kids love her. We haven’t had her overnight yet, so we’ll see how we all do.
Cookie will turn 2 in October and we don’t know how much she weighs yet. We’ll find out soon!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
Everyone fell in love with a beagle named Cookie today. Unfortunately, 2 others had already put in applications. While I was filling out ours one of them fell through, so you never know. We visited with two other dogs and one of them looks like it might be a good match as well. We’ve decided to wait until we know what’s up with Cookie.
What I can’t believe is that *I* have agreed to this dog business. It’s crazy and so not me.
I don’t believe this, but we’re considering getting a dog. We’ve fostered puppies once before, and that was fun, but we’ve never really been serious about adopting before. Yesterday I took the kids to the animal shelter to see the dogs, and they fell in love with a few of them. We’re taking Alan with us today to see if any of them are a good match for us.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
Well, it's backfired. Spencer can't get to sleep after swimming and he's cranky all day. Now he hates swimming even though his teacher says he's doing well. He doesn't know this, but we're signed up for another session in a few weeks. He's going to hate swimming forever.
At least Evie's having fun.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Yesterday Alan's parents took the kids to the Fun Frolic. They had a great time. We rushed it at the end because of swimming lessons only to find out once we got to the pool that lessons were cancelled due to flooding. If the internet had been working at home I would have known this through Twitter and we would have been able to stay at the Fun Frolic later. But we were all hot and sweaty, so maybe it's a good thing that we were able to go home and wash everyone off.
A blast from the past today--Evie wanted to skate on the kitchen floor after it got mopped. Both kids did a pretty good job getting the floor dry and I only had to touch it up in spots.
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Speaking of, Alan had promised the kids unlimited screen time for Father's Day and they spent a lot of time XBox-ing. I did get in about 20 minutes of DDR, which Alan had figured out for me. No more frustration, yeah!
Friday, June 19, 2009
We even managed to hit the library in the afternoon. I was happy to find out the book that was absolutely due today and we couldn't find anywhere was already at the library. Someone else checked it out and it was taken off my account. That's the last time I return things at the Bookmobile--this was the second book returned there that didn't get checked in properly. I was about to charge Spencer for the book since we'd have to pay for it, so we all lucked out.
Off to pack for cub scout Mom and Me camp!
Thursday, June 18, 2009
On a bad note we had trouble navigating the menus. But we did do a little training session and I found it fun. I can't wait to do it in workout mode without the kids around.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I have another blog about being a nursery school teacher, but there's plenty that's not really appropriate for that blog. And now that it's summer, we're doing all kinds of things everyday instead of spending the days in our separate schools.
Just as an update, my son just finished first grade and my daughter just finished kindergarten. It was a rough year for the kindergartener, so I'm glad it's over. My son discovered he hates school (he actually hates doing repetitive activities and being told what to do, which we already knew), so he's glad it's summer. He also chose not to do much in the way of organized activities.
Due to the weather this summer is short. I'm sad. Hopefully with very few organized activities all around we'll all get the chance to recuperate and be fresh for the next school year.