Saturday, February 22, 2014

Too Many Snow Days

Tori is suffering from school-itis. She has had quite a few days off from school recently because of all of the snow. That, along with the fact that there have been a lot of changes in school personnel and too much time cooped up indoors, has resulted in complacency. Tori isn’t interested in school, and she has been hurrying through everything, creating some messes and redos. Huts and I are trying to get her head back into the game, and the teacher is helping. She came home this week more focused than she has been in some time. She still complains every night about her class talking too much and having to stay indoors, but at least she is reading things and paying attention now. Keep your fingers crossed that there are no further snow days.

Tori may be having a sleepover next weekend. She has been over to Shaylee’s twice now. It is time Shaylee came to our house. Tori tells me. The two love to play with the boys and pull any and everything out of her room. They play with this and that, and make a lot of videos. I am trying to think of something fun for them to do, like the bounce houses or something else. They are getting bigger, so I am not sure what works for them now. Thinking, thinking, thinking!

Sleepover maybe

Tori has good friend, Shaylee, whose sister’s birthday is this weekend.  Her sister is having over four teens, and Shaylee told Tori that she might be able to have her over. Shaylee’s mom usually lets each girl have a friend over on birthday weekends. I will see them all tonight at the PTC meeting at school, so I guess we will find out then if Tori is invited or not. If not, maybe we can find a time for Shaylee to come over to our house. It is our turn to have her over.

Christian is also wanting to have a sleepover with the next door neighbor. He wants Matthew to stay the night at our house. I was hoping to wait for that until it is warmer, but I don’t think that is going to happen anytime soon. Guess I better find a good weekend for everyone to come over and have some fun. Maybe they can go sledding in the backyard.

Tomorrow is Valentine’s Day, and the kids get to wear red or pink. Tori is ecstatic. She has a pink outfit all picked out and heart earrings. She got her valentines done last weekend, and her dad is going to help out at her party. I spent three hours last night making 48 brownies for her class and for Christian’s.  With any luck, Huts will get to sneak down to Eli’s class and check out things there. The kids are sure to have a good time and come home hyped on sugar!

Saturday, February 08, 2014


Tori has discovered the Sims game and is having a lot of fun with it on the iPad. She has been making people, aging them and giving them unusual jobs and names. She has created her own little worlds, poking fun at whatever her heart desires. Her imagination is flying high right now, and she is on a roll.

On another note,,Tori has started getting up on her own in the mornings. She turns off the alarm clock, pulls out her own clothes, gets dressed and flies down the stairs. Sometimes she is the first to make it down. She is still a night owl, but she is a responsible night owl now.