Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring break

No school tomorrow as it is "spring break". Yah-one whole day! Haha.  At least the weather actually feels like spring. It is supposed to get into the 70's again today and tomorrow nearing 80*!! I'll take it!  Not sure what we will do this weekend, Quay works nights through Saturday, but we'll find something. 

I am afraid we are raising a Romeo in our home.  I don't know what we did or if we did anything to cause this (the kissing and hugging in front of the kid is healthy I thought?), but my little man has puppy love-not for just one, but 2 girls in his classroom.  I learned about one a couple of months ago. They ride the bus together and she is a little cutie-pie. Now I learned that he seems to be crushing on another little girl as well.  It's so cute. He tells me openly that he likes these girls, but then gets all goofy and says I can't tell anyone. Hehe.

My son is also so afraid of failure. Not that we all aren't, but he is such a perfectionist!  Yesterday morning before school I realize he left his hat and gloves at school the day before. So I ask Ryder about it and then reminded him that his teacher had warned the kids that they would lose their green card if they forget things like this (it's the discipline in the classroom-lose your green card to a yellow, then to a red).  He was very nervous about it. Nervous enough that I had to drag him to the bus when it came. He was using the excuse that he was cold, but I know deep down he just didn't want to go to school for fear of getting into "trouble".  Well--turns out he didn't get his green card taken away. Whew.  But the bad thing is-he forgot them again last night after school.  You really can't blame the kid-it's in his genes. His dad is constantly forgetting something somewhere, and I am not much better. Just yesterday I left my sunglasses laying at my parents house.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

So it's been a month, and actually a lot has happened!  Quay and I are going to be aunt and uncle again!! Misty (Quay's sister)  and Shawn are expecting a baby in September.  My big brother Andy is engaged to his sweety Shelly with the wedding date set for June 30, 2012.  So much exciting news!!

We are still waiting to hear on our land deal. We are starting to get quite frustrated with it, but we are leaving it in God's hands.  It's not that we don't love our house we are in now. We just want to be out in the country. Dig in some roots.

The weather is changing all the time. We ended up getting about 6 inches of snow a couple of weeks ago, it has all melted since then with the weather being in the 60's and low 70's!!! For March this is crazy but I will take it! Bring on Spring!!  It is very dry though-Quay was out on a fire call all day yesterday that burned a lot of acreage.  I pray for his safety every time he goes out after that tone goes off on the pager.

We had conferences yesterday with Ryder's teacher (well I did-Quay was fighting fires).  She had nothing but good things to say about him, said he is a star student. He is doing so well with writing, math, spelling, reading. I am so proud of him!! He is such a wonderful kid!!

Here are a few pictures from the last month.

 The dinosaur battle.

 Once a kid always a kid!! Andy's 40th Birthday. :)


 Our short snowman.

 Me and Rydes

This butterfly came in with our wood. What a nice surprise it was!

Flying airplanes outside

Quay's ended up on the roof. Haha!

My handsome man

 My boys
 Farm cats

My farm boy!