Wednesday, September 26, 2007

A little older... maybe a little wiser

This past weekend I had the opportunity to go to my 10 year h.s. reunion. (in case anyone out there is reading this is wondering, I did an extra grade between Kindergarden and first grade called reading readiness, so I was 19 for 5 months of my senior year, but I digress) It must be my month for getting reacquainted with old friends. First I got to see my wonderful friend Angie whom I've known since age 14, and then later introduced her to her hubby while in college. (my one and only successful hook-up.) Then another old friend named Eli from Minnesota that I have known since I was 16, we met at a Bands of America Summer Symposium, which was also a band camp in Normal/Bloomington, Illinois. (yes I was a big band geek! geesh!) Well, he and his lovely wife Tiffane spent an evening with us for dinner and a few games, and a little Sunday Night football too. (the Minnesota Vikings were one so we had to watch!)
Okay, so back to my High School reunion. I did not graduate from a large high school. Our class was 130 people. I had hoped for a bigger turn out, but it was small, but there was a turn out. It was fun to see people I'd not seen in 10 years, and find that most people are relatively happy, or at least seem to be. And for the most part people are the same, but seem to be wiser and mature. It was fun thinking back on the high school years. I had lots of fun, but I'm so glad I never have to be in high school again. Sure there weren't a lot of responsibilities, no little ones to take care of, no home to keep clean (just my room right mom!). High school was a blast, but there was a lot of drama back then that I think, why did I ever care about that? And now I wouldn't, but I guess you have to go through all that to
figure it out. Oh and the school is pretty much exactly the same as it was 10 years ago.
So we had some little door prizes at the reunion, and my friend Teresa's husband won this chair that we're standing around, so a few of us decided to take a picture with it. Fun times.

Monday, September 24, 2007

First Day of school, the suds....

So you may have wondered where I've been the first few weeks of September. Jonas started Kindergarden the day after Labor Day. His teachers name is Miss Berg, and he seems to like her pretty good. So far he enjoys school, but seems to be glad when he's home so he can get some free time to enjoy the computer and a break from learning.

Maddie didn't start preschool until a week later, but the Saturday before school, she got the suds... a.k.a. the stomach flu. (the Suds is when Sponge Bob Square Pants gets sick, but he calls it having the suds) So Maddie missed her first day of school.
Eliza also got sick right in there too,
then of course a week later Jonas gets it, and still seems to be having small battles with it even a week later.
This weekend we took a trip home for my 10 year high school reunion (which I will post about more later, and by Saturday night I felt like I was getting it. I made it mostly home before really getting the beginning of it. At least I'm not throwing up like the kids, but still not enjoying how I'm feeling.
On a more postitive note I find out the sex of the baby Oct.2nd. So I'm looking forward to that!

Pennsylvania/NYC trip pictures

Our crazy adventures... with 4 great kids...