Sent: Tuesday, September 20, 2005 7:54 AM
Just wanted to send you a little note to tell you what is going on here...
Emily is loving her Kgtn, she goes all day. She goes in the AM with one teacher and then switches teachers after lunch. She really loves it but it really wears her out going all day long. She is such a sleeper too that we send her to bed often at 7:30pm so she can get up and get going to school the next day. She has to be there at 8am, so she gets up at 7am to get going with breakfast and all that fun stuff. She is as slow as molasses to get going. She just dilly dally's around in the morning... I don't have a clue where she got that from... (ha-ha-ha)
Lindsey, Lauren, and I go to various places while Emily and Amanda are at school. We visit Krispy Kreme donuts (they have a glass window that you can watch how the donuts are made and cooked and frosted and all). Krispy Kreme's has a HOT hour when they are making their "original" donuts so they give you a free sample (whole donut) when you go inside during those HOT hours. We will do this sometimes, but then I feel guilty for just getting a free donut so of course I end up buying a few more.
We have also gone to Sam's Club after we drop off Emily. They have special Business Card member hours in the morning. They have free samples and juice and all that. The girls love it because they always have cookies or something like that for them to eat. We then pick up the milk or bread we need for the day.
It is kind of nice to do these things with the little girls, but then of course when Emily hears what we did, she gets all mad and upset that she doesn't ever get to do anything fun because she is in school. Poor Emily! It is kind of funny.
Amanda is doing excellent here, most of her grades are A's and B's. In biology she had a 109% for a little while, now she has a 99% I think. We were teasing her about how she is slacking, and went down a whole 10% in her science, even though she still has a 4.0 (GPA) in biology. (We love giving her a bad time and she takes it so well too.) Humor in everything I think is the key.
Amanda has homecoming this weekend. She is very excited. We have picked out her dress, shoes, jewelry and even a cute little purse for her. We have to go tonight to get the dress fitted, to loosen out some of the seems, and hem it up if needed depending on her shoes.
It seems like sometimes life is all about Amanda, and her needs. It sure is different. Many times Amanda is like, lets go here or there. I tell her I have the girls and she says oh lets take them with us. I think after we have done that a few times, now she sees why I don’t want to take them with us, or how they don't like looking in Claire's for 15 minutes. (And they drive me crazy because I am so stressed because they won't keep out of stuff or they continue to run the stroller into things, me or other people.)
Amanda took the little girls to church on Sunday for me. I stayed home with Emily who was throwing up the night before, and of course Rob can't really help much since he has to stay on the stand. Amanda suggested to take the little girls, I was like ha-ha-ha, whatever. We talked about it a little more and I made sure she knew what she was getting into. She was saying if they weren't good then she would just bring them home. I told her she could just call too, and I could come grab them. I guess the little girls were excellent for Amanda, and no problems.
Usually during church when I am there, they aren't always excellent and they don't let Amanda help or do anything. I try to pass them off to her or she tries to help and they just won't let her, they ALL just want ME at the same time. They are getting more use to Amanda and liking her more though. Amanda is a big help much of the time.
Well I have blabbed on long enough and I am sure Lorri will never have time to read this as long as it is and as busy as she is. I hope everyone is doing well, and I will talk at you all later.
Miss you bunches,
Karla and family