September 3, 2014

First Day of School 2014 and Other Random Things


Rabid kittens.

If I could (lovingly) describe how my children have behaved the last couple weeks, it would have to be rabid kittens.

Why? Who knows. 

I could put together a list of all the possible reasons why, but in the end it would still only result in rabid kittens.

So it was good that school started this week because it forced me to put myself back track.

Take command.

Set a routine.

Get rabies shots.

No wait....

Anyhow, yesterday was the first day of school for us.

Savannah (5th grade) and Joseph (3rd grade) are my two homeschoolers this year.


Oh, and Claira, who thinks she wants to do all the same math problems that Savannah and Joseph are doing.

I didn't know she understood Greek.


Joseph was exceptionally excited about the idea, until I came into his room at 6:30am that morning and woke him up along with everyone else.

He was under the very false impression that he would get to sleep in because he was being homeschooled.

MWAH HA HA HA! (laughed lovingly of course)




It will take us a bit to work out the bugs and figured out a good pace and schedule, but I think it will all work out.

After watching Joseph in action for just the first day, I have no doubt whatsoever that homeschooling was the right choice.



As for Jacob (2nd grade) and Alayna (Kindergarten), they were excited to head out the door!


Alayna is beyond thrilled that she "finally" gets to go to school.

In case you couldn't tell.


What is that big scab-looking thing on her face you ask? Funny you should notice such a gigantuous looking mark.


Here's what happened.

The kids were outside playing when Alayna starts screaming at the top of her lungs.

All my children have been, er... blessed *eh hem* with extremely robust local cords and strong lungs to pair them with.

With hand over cheek Alayna manages to scream out to me that she was stung by a wasp in her eye!

Obviously it wasn't in her eye, but close.

Dare I mention that I had crouched down in front of her and turned her head so I could see better? And that said screaming was done directly into my ear?

So don't think I am ignoring you. It's just that I can't hear anymore.

We immediately put on a insect bite/sting pain reliever pad from the first aid kit and I busted out my handy-dandy Melaleuca oil that I always put on the kids stings.

Yes she has been stung before and no, she is not allergic to anything mentioned above.

Yet this was the result.


Weird right? Upon closer inspection it almost looked like she had been stung twice, but I can't be sure.

The oddest thing is now that's it's been a few days, the discolored skin started to peel off, like a burn does!

In fact, by this morning she had about picked away all the discolored skin.

Strangest thing.

So now that we have veered far off the "first day of school" course, I might as well throw in a few adorable pictures of this trouble maker.


He's a crawling machine!


He tries to put everything into his mouth, including ants. (don't worry, no ants have been harmed... yet)


He's realized that standing up on his own is soooooo cool and has been trying to figure out how to move his feet after achieving that stance.

I made the mistake of mentioning to Savannah that Joseph was walking at nine months. Since Jackson is nine and a half months old she thinks he is lagging behind.

I have assured her that is not the case and he still has plenty of time.

Also, if she keeps up with her goal to make him walk before he's ten months, I will lock her away in the tallest tower and chain a dragon in front so that she will never escape!


She didn't seem too concerned.

7 super cool people speak:

Michelle {Fun On A Dime} said...

I did not realize how big Alayna is until I saw her next to Jacob. She's in Kindergarten! Wow!!!

Mama Smith said...

LOVED all the pictures! Will be interesting on how Alayna felt about her first day at school! As for the littlest man...my goodness...his hair adds so much to his adorable personality! smile

By-the-way, I am still working on the "State Fair" pictures...REMIND me...not to take over 100 pictures...for a 6 hour block of time...smile

Lalani said...

I wish we were still neighbors. I think you are amazing and wonderful and consistently make me laugh. Your children are absolutely adorable, as always.

Susan Anderson said...

Never a dull moment at your house!

Hope Joseph is improving. (He looks like he is!) Glad to hear the homeschooling is working out well. I've been reading a bit about chorea, and it sounds like it usually resolves but can take a while. I'd love an update, as he is in my prayers.

=)

Susan Anderson said...

Never a dull moment at your house!

Hope Joseph is improving. (He looks like he is!) Glad to hear the homeschooling is working out well. I've been reading a bit about chorea, and it sounds like it usually resolves but can take a while. I'd love an update, as he is in my prayers.

=)

Katie Catesby said...

I am a little late to the game, but wasps don't leave their stinger like bees, so they are capable of stinging multiple times. So totally possible to have two marks. Of course, you probably already know this because this post is like a month old, anyway, stupid wasps.

Serene is my name, not my life! said...

Hey Katie! Better late than never! ;)
Yes, I know wasps can sting more than once. It was just hard to tell if she had been or not. And I agree with you, stupid wasps. :)

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