Our world....

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Back to School and More...

Well we officially have an 8th grader, a 2nd grader, and a four year old in Pre-K! We are officially in a routine. And I am officially working! Benny is growing like crazy! He will probably be much bigger than the foster mother predicted. But that's okay! He has been SO good with potty training and has had no accidents in over a week!! And I have even left him in the kitchen all morning while I worked! He has learned down, sit, come (not always), leave it etc. The main problem we have his with nipping when he gets excited and hyper. We take him for two walks a day. Amy- he needs to eat 3 meals a day at regularish times and go out regularly. He sleeps in his crate all night in our room but starts strirring around 6:30. So no more need for an alarm clock!
The girls are all liking school but it is an adjustment!

Alyssa's 13!!

Well we had a busy August. Alyssa finally became a teenager and I actually tried to get creative with a birthday party. We had 11 girls and took them to the mall to do various tasks. Then a SLEEPOVER! Call me crazy but one sleeping pill later and I didn't mind at all! Actually it all went pretty good!
Grandma and Grandpa Brunet came too for a week long visit and helped out A LOT!

The Group after they were all done!

Each group had to find a bike to sit on.
Each group had to do a back bend in an elevator.
Each group had to kiss live crabs
Find a big pair of sunglasses.
Read a newspaper.
Take a picture of someone in uniform. And a get a free makeover.
Take a picture in a bathroom stall.
Have a hollister salesperson wear a bikini top.
Dress like a mannequin.

Other tasks included things like buying kids an ice cream, finding a skeleton and a rainbow, finding a bathtub etc.