The kids had school off on Thursday and Friday for parent teacher conferences. That was a nice welcome break for all of us. I didn't have to sub or have basketball practice so I really loved it. I went to the small three kids' conferences and they are all doing well. Ryan is getting special reading intervention because he didn't do well enough on his standardized test even though the test is on his upper and lower case letters which he knows. The teacher showed me his paper assessment and he only missed 1 on each test. Whatever. He was probably slow to click the answers or something. I'm not worried about it. Piper and Gabby are doing well. I went back and forth on whether or not to go to Corbin's and I decided against it. I didn't see the point in waiting in lines for hours to try to talk to 6 different teachers especially since I can look up his grades online everyday. I figured even just relaxing and watching a show would be a better use of my time. I had a talk with Corbin about his grades and behavior and it's all good except for one C and I expect him to step it up on that one.
We finally got around to painting our Willow rocks for her grave. On Wednesday night I had my book club over to watch a movie. I crammed pillows and a futon cushion in there to be extra comfy. It was SO fun. The kids also had a sleepover in it the next night. I had to take everything out so we can continue to work on it and finish it.
On Saturday night we had a Halloween party that my friend Krista throws every year. She is the queen bee of parties. We had a great time. Today we are doing some celebrating for Ryan's b-day on Tuesday. We had our usual birthday breakfast and we will be going to Pojos later.
It was really nice to have a few days to catch up, rest up, and gear up for another work week. I just bought my costume for Halloween for my online classes. I'm excited. Halloween is SO fun! Love it!
|Willow grave site rocks.|
|Ryan b-day breakfast.|
|The sweet set up for the movie.|
|All the party guests.|
|The most amazing spread for the movie. That is the biggest bowl I have ever seen.|
|We dressed up as Pam and Jim from "The Office." I think we pull it off pretty well!|
|Book club movie night in the shed!|
|Scott took Corbin on a special lunch date to the China Buffet and he LOVED it. Cutest.|
|The girls helped me make these cute Halloween cookies for the Halloween party.|