- We got the car fixed and the next day it broke down the same way. We are going to need to get it checked by a car electrical specialist. I think we will bring it in tomorrow morning. John had a phone interview this week. This was his first interview since early June. I don't think this will result in a job, but interviews mean hope.
- School started for 4 of the kids and Rachel was off. All of the driving and the lunch making with doctors appointments and trying to get the car fixed and start of the school year parties, and the paperwork, emails, and phone calls, etc made for the craziest, hardest week of my life! This year is the first year I have asked for a back to school blessing for mom. I hope things slow down. But, I am very grateful for Legacy Prep. I already know my kids are going to get a good classical education there.
- Ruth finished off her last week of summer vacation. I am sorry that it had to be such a crazy week. She starts Bountiful High tomorrow. She is excited for the 10th grade. I am apprehensive. Her summer reading assignment was clearly anti-Christian based on a straw man argument. I am down right worried about who her English teacher is and what she is going to try and put into my daughter's head.
- Kate had her first week of the 9th grade. I think it has been a tough week. She had trouble with her locker. She's struggling with not knowing anyone and trying to make friends. She did have a nice schedule change surprise. Instead of taking Latin, Kate gets to take two year long art classes. Kate turned 14 today. She has always been such a blessing to me. I love her so much and I am happier because she is a part of my life.
- Johnny is doing pretty well in the 8th grade. He has one kid who picks on him in gym and he is handling that gracefully. He's made it to all of his classes fine. He seems to be enjoying what he is learning and he is doing his homework without nagging or complaining. I am proud to say that Johnny is undoubtedly mature enough for the 8th grade. I am glad that the Spirit has guided me on what to do for his education.
- Adam started the third grade. He keeps forgetting his lunch, which is annoying. Other than that he seems to like his new school, teacher, and classmates. He is also going to bed earlier without complaining which indeed is miraculous.
- Rachel had a very tough week. She hated seeing everyone go off to school and wear their school uniforms while she was out of school and on vacation. Rachel's year apparently is the most over populated in our neighborhood. It is really difficult to get kids in her grade into the charter schools, and the public schools are over flowing. I guess that was a popular year to have a baby.
- Anya started kindergarten. She is loving it. She has asked everyday if this is a day she gets to go to school. Anya was my first kid that could remember her "friends" name after the first day of school.
- I did a little bit of homeschool pre-school with Joseph and he is just in love with his time with me, writing in a workbook and reading lots of stories. He really needs me to focus on him. I am glad to have this school year to really make that happen.
- Josh is a cuddly little guy. Every morning he has to sit next to me and get in his cuddles before he is good to start the day.
- Arwen had her shots this week. Poor baby. The doctor was worried because she is only 17 pounds, but all 5 of my daughters were 17 pounds at 12 months. Arwen is actually a lot taller than my other daughters.
This Weeks Pictures
|Anya's first day of kindergarten|
|Rachel and Anya helped me cut up a bunch of peaches! It was so fun having my little girl's help out.|
|Beautiful Kate is now 14!!!!!|
|She's getting 5 teeth right now, poor baby|
|She pulled out the air freshner|