The last couple months have been a blur, but I’m going to try to remember back to November.
We have election day off of school, but I still work. Sof went to Tutor Time which just made my heart happy. I loved seeing her in my rearview mirror happily eating her oatmeal and chatting. Just like the good ol’ days:)
We had some cute before school shots, although we’ve backed it off it bit.
We had one short lived covering of snow. The kids made the most of it. Good thing, because we haven’t had any since then!
Literally the next day it was warm and rainy!
We made a Friday night trip to Jeepers. The girls had a riot! Poor Natty Bug, she doesn’t want to be left out, but she doesn’t want to ride the big rides either!
I was able to go to one of Kaitlyn’s swim meets. I was so proud of her! She’s got her own thing now and she’s rockin’ it!
I had my charity volleyball game at school, and we finally WON!
We had a very little bit of down time…and I mean little.
I had my long conference day at school, which was really a pleasure this year. I have a lovely little class and it’s no surprise the parents are just as lovely. I had no tough conferences. I spent the day sharing exciting news about children’s growth and learning.
We had an unruly trip to the mall. Speaking of parenting…or lack there of.
I went to school one Thursday for my regular volunteer time. Sof had wanted to buy lunch that day, but I looked at the menu wrong. The choices ended up being something she didn’t like. That led to an impromptu lunch date with my girl.
She also had a field trip to the outdoor center. I didn’t chaperone this one, but of course Barb sent me pictures!
The kids make a birdfeeder out of pinecones and popcorn. The next morning Sof found the perfect place for it on one of our trees!
We had non-bowling night at Colleen and Dale’s, and discovered our new favorite game-Boxer’s or Briefs!
I got a sweet Thanksgiving treat from a student, and Lexi had a get together with her friend Gaby.
Adrienne was in the Thanksgiving Day parade again this year. It’s such a cool experience for her, and this year Mark took Lexi and Sof down to watch.
We celebrated all the November and December birthdays like usual. 91, 36, 16, and the big milestone was Steve’s 40th!
The next day Em and I snuck in some early morning shopping before meeting the others at Hallmark for our annual ornament shopping with Grandma Jackie.
Natalie and I had the first visit to Santa together while the big girls were shopping. It was the first switch over to the next holiday.
We did our annual dress shopping with Sal that weekend also. Another successful year finding the perfect dress for each girl!
The last day of November was spent decorating the house. Quite appropriate to usher in the new month.
Scratches gets very excited about the tree going up. It’s her favorite place to lay in December. It’s amazing the mess that ensues before the sparkle and twinkle.
With that, we were ready for December! Well, as ready as you can be!