Some highlights since I last posted include (in no particular order):
School started. Mia's teacher is Mrs. Pettinger. Mia got off the bus the first day and shouted, "Mrs. Pettinger is the nicest teacher in the whole school!"
Gordon started Kindergarten - after he went the first day he was getting ready for school and told me that he was ready to start first grade. Turns out he thought Kindergarten was only for one day.
We had a ward camp out that was a lot of fun but freezing cold!
Jared turned 9 and received Super Mario Galaxy 2. Because he has such mean parents, he went on a treasure hunt and he got some Mario Fruit Snacks and we pretended that we thought that was what he had wanted. He was a good sport and was thrilled to get his game. He has already beaten it.
Ellis turned 4. He is still tiny but our Pediatrician told me that there was absolutely NO reason for me to not enroll him in Kindergarten next year.
Fourth grade has an amazing amount of homework compared to Third. It amazes me that they learn so much at school and then come home and have a ton to learn here. I like Jared's teacher which is a good thing. Luckily for me Jared is really great about getting his homework done and is happy (generally) to get started.
I have been helping at the school this year. I help in Gordon's class, Mia's class and a fourth grade class where I don't have any children. Jared's teacher told me that she wanted her students to become a little more independent so she wouldn't be having any parents in her class unless it is for a party or we can go on a field trip. I was a little disappointed and had to explain to Jared why I wouldn't be helping in his class this year. I think he was disappointed too.
I asked Jared if he was interested in girls and he looked at me and said, "Am I in love? No! I am way too young to love anyone!" I was happy with his answer.
Ellis is pretty bored being home with me. The other day he started giggling and told me that when he goes to school I will have to be home all by myself!