This is how we spent our Sunday. A phone, a laptop, a tablet, and a phone. Don't let Shaun's absence fool you, he was on his as well!! Sometimes we just need a lazy day!
Gage has been begging for doughnuts, but since the ones at the store don't meet our new food criteria, I promised him we could make some.
These definitely aren't healthy, but at least I know what they are made out of! And the kids gobbled them up! They especially liked to dip them in homemade strawberry jam!
I looked at the calendar to see what I needed to do the next day, and I saw this!!! It's amazing how quickly our weeks fill up so I was really excited to see a blank day!
I took advantage of the blank day and got things done around the house (which was desperately needed!!)
The girls played dress up all afternoon! This is Miley's favorite thing to do and I'm glad Maisey doesn't think she is too old for that yet!
I made a real dinner from scratch! Coconut chicken curry = DELISH!
We also had a family home evening lesson in which Gage kept referring to Satan as the "bad Jesus". I'm not sure where he got that from and we tried to correct him, but he was adamant that there was a good Jesus and a bad Jesus. EEK!
The kids also practiced their parts for the primary program which led to lots of silliness and giggles! I sure hope they can pull it together for the program or we are going to be that family with the kids that can't behave on stage.
Maisey came home from school with a dollar bill! She said her friend paid her to not tell on her. I asked Maisey what her friend did and she said that she said the "s" word. I asked what the "s" word was and thankfully it was just stupid! Quick way to make a buck!
One day last week, the principal pulled me aside and told me both kids earned student of the quarter! I was very surprised and excited and surprised and honored and surprised. Did I mention surprised? Not so much that Maisey earned it, but that Gage did too! I was soooo proud of both of them.
We went to a local restaurant for a special dinner to honor all of the students of the quarter. The principal had little gift bags for each of the kids!
Maisey with her goodies!
After we all ate, the teachers invite the kids up, one at a time, to talk about their accomplishments. Gage's teacher, Ms. Dunlap, is so awesome and patient. She had some really nice things to say about Gage.
She even sent him home with a copy of it.
Maisey also got lots of praise and recognition for her hard work! Her teacher, Ms. Underwood, challenges her class and expects a lot from them. Maisey happily accepts the challenge.
Maisey also got to some home with what her teacher said about her!
Gage waxed his own face by peeling off the bumper sticker from its backing and applying it to his face. OUCH! He had a hard time paying attention once the speeches made it past Kindergarten. (also notice his unbuttoned shirt!)
The top two students from each class earn the award each quarter. This is the other second grader, Isabella.
After the initial shock of Gage earning student of the quarter wore off, I was shocked again when I found out his best buddy also earned the award. Before school started my friend and I talked to the teacher and told her that they can be a handful together and to put them on opposite sides of the room. Apparently they are super awesome in the classroom and very well behaved. If only that would carry over to home. . . .
The kids and their certificates!
Miley and I both weren't feeling great and she asked me to cuddle her, so we sat on the couch most of the morning with a blanket cuddling. No complaints from me!
After a while, Miley got unruly and thought it was fun to hide between the microwave and stove. That girl is always into stuff!
That night was Gage's soccer team party at Dairy Queen. Maisey loved when all of her friends showed up.
Coach Grimmett (Dad!!) talked about how Gage was super awesome at defense and goalie. Way to go Gage!
Maisey came home from school and told me that the principal came in and talked to her class today. Apparently some boys have been pooping in the urinals at school. She has been going around talking to each of the classes about appropriate behavior and as a consequence for all of the students' choices they each needed to do three nice things for someone at the school. Maisey decided to write a note for her teacher.
I never do TBT, but this was too cute to not post. The same bench, almost two years apart!
I woke Miley up from her nap to go pick Maisey up from school and she said, "I go more nigh-night" and pulled her blankie up over her. Apparently she wasn't done with that nap!
The kids came home with their school pictures!
They both turned out pretty cute if you ask me!
I stayed up late getting things ready for my art project the next day: mosaic turkeys.
Gage making his turkey!
I always take a pic of Gage during art, but by the time I make it to second grade I forget to take one of Maisey. Hopefully next month I will remember!
After school these kids were keeping themselves entertained while I counted snack cart money.
And, Maisey changed my wallpaper! They sure are handsome right? I think I'll switch back to the family picture I had!
Maisey's friend invited her to her violin recital! She did a beautiful job!
In the morning, we had Gage's last soccer game of the season! I didn't take a single picture, but his team won 1-0. Gage had a few pretty awesome saves as goalie!
My mom took the older two kids home with her for the afternoon. It's not very often that the kids get to play over there, so they went all out. They made sugar cookies, which don't look super appealing with out all of the food dye in them! They also watched a movie and played games!
While they were gone, Shaun, Miley, and I headed to the outlet mall for a while before Shaun had to run to the Priesthood Leadership session of our Stake Conference.
Miley and I ran a few more errands and then we met my mom and the big kids back at my house. Our sitter came over and my mom and I headed to meet Shaun for dinner and to go to the Adult Session.
Afterward, we stopped at Target. I love running errands with him, but with three kids it hardly ever happens! I like to get a glimpse of what he is interested in, and apparently last night it was Ninja Turtle footie jammies. Good thing Christmas is next month! :)