Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Proud Mama

I am one proud mama.  Yesterday I had their parent/teacher conferences and got their report cards for the first quarter.  I was pretty sure they were both doing well from all of the things that get sent home, but it is always nice to see the actual grades and hear the praises from their teachers.  They are both doing excellent in their classes and excelling in so many ways.  I couldn't be more proud of both of them.

They are both also great about taking on responsibility at home.  They love doing chores to help me out and to help them earn rocks for their reward jars.  Every Monday Harper takes her job of collected trash around the house very seriously and Handley is constantly taking Walker out for me.  I don't know what I'd do without their help!

Speaking of Walker, I took him for his next round of vaccines yesterday and he had gained 6 lbs in 3 weeks.  Almost doubling his weight!  No doubt that this sweet little puppy is growing like crazy!

Last night the game that was cancelled on Saturday played.  The girls thought it was so much fun to cheer at night under the big lights, just like the high school cheerleaders.  They were also really excited because a few people weren't there and the stunt groups got changed around.  They practiced on the track before half-time and Harper got to be a flyer in Handley's group.  They were so cute and all of the girls did an awesome job on their half-time routine.

Then when we got home the you-know-what hit the fan.  It was late, everyone was tired, and if it could have gone wrong, it did.  Hudson didn't want to go to bed, Handley came down complaining of a toothache, Walker pooped all over the floor and Harper came down crying because she couldn't go to sleep.

(Side note - Harper decided she was finally ready to stop sucking her thumb and biting her nails so yesterday afternoon she let me paint on some stuff on her nails that a friend told me about.  It was her first night not being able to suck her thumb so that is why she couldn't fall asleep).

All of this was happening while I was sitting down and trying to eat dinner, after 9:30 PM. Needless to say after I got all of that taken care of I finally sat down with my dinner and a big glass of wine!

1 comment:

Allison D said...

Ohmigoodness, Carrie Beth. After our chat a few weeks ago, I finally decided to get rid of Summer's passie. We dropped it off at the dentist yesterday. Last night was the first night without it. We must have been having some sort of ESP. Good luck with Harper. I know she (and you) can do it. Thinking of ya'll!