Wednesday, February 29, 2012

loving the littlest things

a snowy day

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

it's cold up here!

Big M's first day of school here in NY was yesterday. The whole family waited at the bus stop with him in 25-degree weather. Everyone was dressed up with scarves, gloves, snow boots and thick coats but after 15 minutes, it didn't really matter. It was cold no matter how warmly you think you're dressed.

Upon coming home, I grilled my little guy and he was prepared for it. He loves the school, the class, the classmates. He played with 2 girls, and he said one boy is jealous of him because he was playing with one particular girl. This said girl told him that he was one of the nicest boy in their class. My big guy and a quite a charmer.

I asked him what his favorite time of day was, and he said it was the whole school time because he loves doing school work. He asked his teacher for work that most everyone was doing, but his teacher said he didn't have to do it because he did so well on the spelling test they had. 

When I checked his folder, he has a weekly homework that is due on Fridays. It has Math, reading, writing, spelling activities. I told him he must divide the work for the week and so he started on the Math. It was so easy he finished the whole thing. I think I may have to dig up my math workbook I used to have him do so he could be quietly occupied during church so he could be a little challenged.

School is from 9:15 to 3:20 and it seems to a better fit for him than 7:45-2:45. He gets to sleep as long as he wants and we are not all rushing around to get out on time. 

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Nothing like the feeling of disappointment when I eagerly try a new recipe for the family and no one likes it. I found a Lemon Basil Chicken on couscous with sugar snap peas that sounded so yummy. I loved it, hubby loved it, none of the kids liked it. Little M, my little veggie lover ate the peas though. I really shouldn't feel disappointed as I know it is impossible for more than 2 people to like the same thing in this family. Ugh.