Monday, September 15, 2008

Day 1 . . . A Success!

I had such a great day today that I just had to jump up and down!

Today was our first day back to school. I was really dreading it because our summer break has been sooooooooo nice, but to be totally honest, I was starting to feel a little useless. I've been sleeping later and later and getting less and less done throughout the day. I was really needing a sense of purpose. I actually LOVE home schooling . . . I love learning with the Baby Boy!

But let's not just start there . . . I had a pretty descent weekend. Of course, I'll share. ;-)

Saturday was my Dad's birthday and we had a little luncheon for him to remind him how much we love him. I was not really looking forward to it because my father is one of those people who actually enjoys complaining about everything. If everything is fine, he is not happy. He gets his kicks being difficult. But he was in a great mood, much to my surprise and amazement. It was extra fun because my niece always seems to be having a "Daddy's weekend" whenever we get together, but she was with us and the two best cousins in the world got a chance to hang out and talk and eat . . . teen/tweenagers' favorite past times.

We watched lots of Hurricane Ike coverage on television, which isn't actually fun . . . but lots and lots and lots of teachable moments. Mom #2 has some family members in the Houston area that chose to ride it out (PLEASE don't ask me why, I simply cannot explain it) instead of evacuating. Turns out they are alive and well, even though the don't have any power and aren't expected to have any for a while. They are good and stubborn so they insist on sticking it out . . . more power to them . . . I'm done with the situation.

Alive . . . good. Dead . . . bad. They're alive, so it's all good to me.

On the flip side, Ike has brought us the most beautiful day we've had in months. 75 degrees was the HIGH today. Yippee! Baby Boy and I took Baby Doggy on an extra long walk today just to celebrate. It was fabulous!

And back to my original thought, school went great today. I was afraid Baby Boy was going to be obstinate and resist getting back into our routine, but he jumped right in with both feet, and didn't give me a stitch of trouble.

We took our Annual First Day of School Photo.

Then we did a little math, vocabulary, literature, and American history so we could save the best for last.

Then your two favorite chemists . . .

Did a few fun labs to prove that although you can't see the air around you, it most certainly does have mass and take up space.

After that, Baby Boy challenged me to a game of Mario Kart Wii and of course beat my butt under the table . . . but I'm in such a good mood . . . I'm not even going to practice on the down-low after he goes to bed tonight. I'm going to LET HIM HAVE IT.

Believe me, if you knew how competitive I was, you'd know what a great mood I'd have to be in to let that slide, LOL.

I hope you all are having a great day too!

Until next time . . .


Ami said...

I play with the SNES and my dd.

Sometimes I can still kick her butt.

It sounds like you had a wonderful day and you're off to a great start!!


kitten said...

I'm glad yall had a wonderful day! I hope it continues that way!
Happy Birthday to your day! Glad it all went well!

Katy said...

I would need to practice 24 hours a day for years to get good enough to beat things one and two.

Daughter walked behind me as I was reading this post and asked "who's the cute guy Mom?" So there ya go, tell baby boy that a girl in Seattle thinks he's a hottie. Now I have to go look at all girl catholic boarding schools for her...hormones + almost 14 year old girl = trouble.

:)De said...

Glad you had a great first day. Here's to many more!


SabrinaT said...

OK, I want to join your school. I am the boring hs mom. I think I need a pair of those goggles. Maybe that will get me in the science spirit...

Hula Hank said...

I never had a such a grand first day back to school!

I would love to know what kind of chemistry experiments you are doing from home! I would love to try it along with you!

Anonymous said...

Glad your first day went well. I know what you mean about cool weather. But you houldn't have posted about it, that's a sure way to get it to leave.

I love to see a little chemistry in action. :-)

ravengal said...

Your son seems so happy! What a joy to see a young man smiling instead of putting on the tough guy scowl that seems to be so popular these days.

Wendy Hawksley said...

HOORAY for safety!

And HOORAY for a great first day of school! You guys are so cute, working together.

My gosh, I completely understand how you feel. I've been sleeping in, being lazy, feeling "a little useless"... So in the week before we started back to school, I began setting my alarm earlier and earlier.

I sorta miss the sleeping in... Heh heh.

Very glad to hear your dad was in a good mood for his birthday lunch.

Freakmom said...

I love the goggles! We have several pairs around here too. We love to pull them out whenever we can, just for fun. I know, we're geeks. I never said we weren't. :grin:

Glad the family is safe. Super glad you guys are off to a good start on school!

Anonymous said...

Happy first day back! I'm like you, I function so much better once we're back into a routine.

It cracks me up that your "Baby Boy" is so tall. Isn't it weird to look up to your son? It surprises me every single day.

SabrinaT said...

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY~!@! How does it feel? Do you know what anniversary I am referring to? Anyone HAPPY ANNIVERSARY~!~ thought I think the 17 TH was the official date!

Paula said...

You redecorated! Your blob house looks beautiful. Congratulations on your day back to school. Breathtaking new header photo as well.

Anonymous said...

You are too cute and Baby Boy is a nut! LOL It looks like you guys have so much fun. I think your father is related to my mother. Seriously!

Happy First Day of School! :)

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