Thursday, October 1, 2009

YAY for October!!

Kids are funny! I got up and dressed at 6 this morning, so I could run to the store for some bread before Josiah left for work, and when I walked out of my room the girls came out of their room exclaiming "Mom! It's COLD outside!" Rylie continued with "I was just on the internet and it said it's 70°! It's soo cold!" They were serious. I had to laugh.

September is already gone. It's so hard to believe! I've been busy with life and haven't had much time to blog. Not that I was doing the best job keeping up on it anyway.

Piano lessons started back up a couple weeks ago. We took the summer off so their teacher could have a baby and move and get settled. Camden is now taking lessons also. He loves it and I hope that doesn't go away! He's doing really well for a beginner! After his first lesson he was really excited to go back. For whatever reason he thought the next time would be a recital. He was a little disappointed when I told him he has to take piano lessons for a little while before he gets to do a recital.

I've been going down to the school 4 days a week to help out in a couple classrooms. I'm in Trenton's class Mon/Wed/Fri for about an hour each day, and on Tuesdays I go into Rylie's classroom in the afternoon for a little over an hour. I enjoy having that connection with the school rather than not having a clue as to what's going on.

On the 22nd of September, the 5th graders had an evening field trip to a D-Backs game which Josiah and Rylie went to together.

Labor Day morning we took the kids down to the park nice and early and played some t-ball.

Josiah and I have been frequenting the Chiropractor lately. I started going because I jarred up my upper back/neck area and the friend that I run with kept suggesting that I go in to see her husband (the chiropractor). For Josiah it's been more of an attempt to relieve some work related stress/tension that builds up in his back & hopefully it will also help to improve his immune system.

Josiah got moved to a different location for work which is about 20 minutes further away. It's not fun having to fill up on gas more than once a week. It's kinda like a small demotion. Especially when you throw in the fact that they started taking out more money for health insurance, but lowered our coverage. We are grateful he still has a job though. I'm still watching my neighbor's little girl Monday - Thursday, before and after school. It's nice having that little extra money at the end of each week. It helps more than I expected it would.

Now it's October and the kids have been talking about Halloween costumes for weeks. I can not wait to get that out of the way! It's such a headache every year! I would much rather skip it and use the money that I use on costumes, for Christmas instead.


Leslie said...

I would like more money for Christmas Costumes too...:o)

I am going to try to recycle comstumes this year...Landon wants to make his costume out of cardboard boxes. I was like Go for it!!

Sarah said...

Thanks Leslie...I fixed that. I remember thinking when I reread the post that I should add a comma there but then never did. Christmas costumes would be fun though!

My girls are driving me crazy w/their ideas for costumes. We'll see if I get away w/spending under $50 each for them! UGH!

Abby said...

I'm with you on the costumes thing. As much fun as it is to dress up..I'd rather have that extra hundred bucks or whatever for Christmas as well. Thank goodness I started shopping 2 months ago so it's not a big headache towards the end!

That t-ball in the park day looks like it was all kinds of fun!

Jenna Consolo said...

I so agree with you, Sarah. Every year I dread Halloween. I wish I could be a fun mom that does it all up and loves it, but every year all I can think about is, "THE MONEY!"

Saint Holiday said...

It warms my heart to see pictures of Josiah, teaching T-ball to his children. He'll remember when I coached him in a T-ball league, and he took his first swings at a posted ball. Those were happy times. It seems not so very long ago. Give my love to everyone.

YogaNana said...

Thanks as always for the pictures! It makes it a little easier to be so far away.

I love it that they can think 70 degrees is cold. Remind them of the snow they had a few years back.

Next year, girls (all my girls and girls-in-law), ask Nana to do the costumes. But bear in mind that she needs to get started around July. :o)

lundgrenville said...

I love it when I see fathers playing ball with their kiddos. Saul has been the boys soccer coach for 3 years now. Warms my heart to watch them interact! Im excited for this time of year. Bring on the fall leaves...the cooler weather and the holidays.