We've started our annual Thanksgiving tradition of writing things we are thankful for on leaves & posting them around our kitchen. It's pretty awesome to now have Luke wanting to learn to spell out words on our leaves! Kindergartners are fun little people to have around.
I especially love that our kiddos are thankful for each other (or at least Kate appears to be since she really doesn't verbalize thanks too much yet)....Their hugs & kisses toward each other are some of my greatest joys in life!
This past Friday was "Grandparents' Day" at Luke's school. My parents were able to go. Because of the format of the day, Luke went to school in the afternoon (he's only a 1/2 day morning kindergartner). SO, that day, Kate & I took Luke to the bus stop instead of picking him up (Marc normally takes Luke each morning to the bus stop).
And, watching a small group of kindergartners race to the bus is cute!
I wasn't planning on this happening with Luke's one day change of scheduling, but Kate had a rough time. Normally, she gets (and apparently expects) a hug & a kiss from her brother before nap time. That day, with Luke gone in the afternoon, she didn't get it. If you can't tell in this pic, she was crying about it. (Fortunately, after singing & rocking with me, she did take a good nap).
Many of you know that Marc's parents are elderly (ages 90 and almost 82). Also, Marc is an only child. They are currently on a list for an apartment at a retirement facility here in town. SO, we could get a call tomorrow or in 3 months that an apartment is available. Soon after they move, we will need to sell their house. SO, we have now officially started the process of slowly cleaning out their home for the "Mother of All Garage Sales" (at least for us) in the spring. Like all good depression-era people, they've kept a lot of stuff, and as busy people with small children, I/we can only do so much at a time (especially considering they aren't really physically able to help). SO, I have the first load now here at home, fully realizing there will be MANY more loads to come!
Awhile back, Marc & I came upon 4 Wichita State University volleyball tickets. So, 3 girlfriends & I spent Friday evening at a volleyball game (and coffee afterwards). It was really fun, and it especially helped that WSU WON!
Awhile back, somebody anonymously left an erector set on our front porch for Luke. Finally, this weekend, Marc & Luke pulled it out. Luke has spent many hours this weekend, working on building a car. Earlier this evening, he completed the car -- nearly by himself. I was seriously impressed. And, I promise he did not get these engineering abilities from me. My dad used to teach physics & is engineering-minded. I'll give the genetics' credit to him'