Sunday, November 2, 2008

Halloween


It's funny how sometimes I have nothing of interest to post. Now, I can think of several blog ideas for this week, so I may be updating daily!

First off: Happy Birthday AJ! For those of you who are newer readers, AJ and I met when we were in 3rd grade. My family had just moved back from Perham, and she was my first friend here. I learned quickly that AJ has the best laugh, and I was pretty good at getting her to do it. Someday I will dedicate a post to some funny memories I have with AJ.....

On Friday, I was a helper in Kate's classroom for her Halloween party. Let me tell you that I confirmed why I don't teach this age: I would be way too attached. All weekend I have been obsessing over whether or not some of these kids have good families, friends, a safe home, etc. It's ridiculous how much my heart is affected by this type of stuff. Anyway I had a blast. Some classmates scolded me because I called my daughter Katie. "It's Kate" I was told! I helped the kids make bead bracelets. I can't tell you how many beads spilled all over the floor while I tried to tie them.
I have to also say that Katie has the best teacher. She is kind, patient, and so warm and caring. Kate thinks she walks on water, and I don't blame her!

Halloween was fun too. It was a very nice evening, and because it was Friday, we were able to enjoy the festivities that much more. I ended up taking the three kids out while Thad hung back with Brady. They made a haul! I have been trying to use a little restraint, but dang I love sweets. I want to drop a couple more lbs before I go in for my six week check up. The way I have been 'snacking' is making me think it won't happen.

And finally, I actually had a picture taken with Brady. This is the first since a day or two after his birth!!!!! Pardon the messy kitchen, how I look, and the fact that he is crying....

Coming soon on the blog: Olivia & behavior, Kate's funny art picture, goofy memories with AJ, and who knows what else!

4 comments:

Vicky said...

OMG, they are all so cute. I love this post by the way. Your heart is what really comes through here, not a messy kitchen or what ever extra weight you might have which isn't visible to me (but I don't discount how you feel). I just feel a lot of warmth come through and I can't wait to see what comes next!

Erin said...

You look beautiful, Bonnie. I think you've bounced back so much already, and it's only been 4 weeks! I helped at Grant's fall party, too. What a blast! I love first graders.

ABCDH said...

There you are!! You look great! And, if you have a messy kitchen it just means you're actually using it. Way to go, I say.
I also remember our first meeting in the 3rd grade. Remember you were shaking your bon-bon trying to make me laugh. It worked!!

Melissa said...

I lived in Perham too- when I was in 7th and 8th grade. Who were your buddies before you moved? I bet I know some of them, I still stay in touch with some of my friends from then. My parents owned the bowling alley for a brief stint. I think that you look great, saw you all at church on Sunday. Since we were WAY UP in the balcony it was hard to get a look at Brady. He is adorable!