Love it when the kids find delight in life and the simplest things. Today that simple thing was a light-up top. Very fun to watch them.
I have recently found delight in re-watching F*R*I*E*N*D*S. I haven’t been very productive as of late. Not completely sure what has been going on, but I’m struggling. I have lots of time alone now that my kids are in school – but I haven’t been motivated to getting anything done – housework, design work, etc. has really been hurting. But I’m trying to cope and turn this around – watching movies helps.
Today was our annual IEP meeting for JJ. I enjoy hearing from all his teachers and hearing about his progress. We made some good goals and I was very happy to hear how much everyone enjoys JJ. The paperwork for these IEP gets thicker every year it seems – but that’s good that JJ has goals and that we have the people to help him.
Tonight was Beth’s Fall Carnival. The kids were thrilled that since they go to different schools that they got to go to TWO festival/carnivals this year! Joey was able to join us for some of it and that was exciting for the kids. They enjoy all the games and little prizes and of course its nice to be able to eat dinner out and support the school. One of the games tonight, could earn you a goldfish. The kids were so broken-hearted when they didn’t win one, especially Beth. They have been begging for a pet for a long time, but we just haven’t felt we are in the right place for that. But tonight that changed. After the Carnival, Joey surprised us and took us to Petco, where we purchased 2 goldfish. Meet Sabrina (Beth’s fish) and Perry (JJ’s fish). We are all really enjoying them!
Last month, I was so excited to have a won a blog giveaway of circus tickets. I kept it a secret from the kids. Today about noon, we picked up the kids and we drove to the Trax station and then we rode the train to the Energy Solutions Arena. We didn’t tell the kids where we were going. When we got there, Beth saw the advertisements and stuff around and guessed that we were at the circus! It turned out so well. We went to the open animal show and saw some of the animals up close, then we went to the preshow and finally got in our seats for the Circus. It was amazing and a much better show than the last time we went to the circus when JJ was a baby. We were all thrilled with all of the different things that they had. I loved the Elephants, and the different performing acts. Beth was so excited about the tiger show and seeing a real live “Sasha.” She just loves white tigers. It was a great day. After the circus, we left Joey to go do his podcast and came home and had McDonalds for dinner. A really great day!
Beth is #10 this year and she is loving her soccer uniform. After her games she just wears them the rest of the day and usually as pjs at night. She says it is the most comfortable thing she owns.
I am loving that reading time has become a tradition in our family. We are currently working our way through the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle books, which is really fun since Joey and I both read them when we were kids.
And here is my weekly layout: