Sunday, May 10, 2015

Busy Week

This past week was probably our busiest one that we have had in a while.  Dane had a ton of stuff going on, his schedule was overflowing last week which made for one tired momma! Ha
I was so happy when Friday afternoon rolled around and I could sigh a big sigh of relief.  
Dane had his first grade field trip on Monday morning, and then after school his museum night and book fair and then a baseball game.  He had golf lessons Tuesday and Thursday after school, baseball practice scheduled for Wednesday, and his school play on Friday.  I had signed up to volunteer at his school Wednesday and Thursday, which at the time I volunteered sounded like a great idea, but I should have thought it through better because it was just too much added stuff for the week.  On top of all this because Dane's grade had field day on Friday and the kids were checked out early their Friday spelling test was postponed to this week along with their normal scheduled spelling test. So, he had 2 spelling lists to study for.  Dane also had his normal weekly homework, but again with field day we were given the homework paperwork on Monday versus Friday when we normally get it.  Dane typically gets all of his homework done on Sundays for the week except for his daily reading so he doesn't have to spend all of his evenings working on spelling and math.  Getting it later than normal added more stuff to do during the week on top of studying for his big end of the year math benchmark test that he had to take on Wednesday and Thursday.  He had 3 review guides he needed to review for his math test. It was a lot!! I don't like the feeling of being overly busy and not enough time to take care of it all.  By Wednesday I felt like Dane was super behind on school work so we opted out of baseball practice that evening.  I think he was relieved and I was just excited to get him caught up on everything and have an evening at home.  Once he was done with his school stuff and had taken both parts of his benchmark test I felt a lot better.  
It's just the end of the year madness.  You know summer break is getting near when your schedule gets full full full! 

I didn't get pictures from everything but here's a look at some of it. 

Dane's field trip was suppose to be to Brenham to the Bluebell factory, but as we have all heard there is some problems so the factory canceled all field trips.  The administrators had a hard time finding another place that could take the entire first grade class since it was so last minute, but HEB came through and let the kids come there.  When I heard that it was going to be HEB which is maybe a mile if that from his school I was a little disappointed for him if I'm being honest.  But, his teacher did a great job at selling it to the kids even though she had no idea what the field trip would entail.  But... Dane had an absolute blast, and I heard that HEB did phenomenal at making the tour super fun and enjoyable for the kids.   The kids got to see all the ins and outs from the store, go into a huge walk in the freezer, help the bakery department make pastries, learn all about the cashier's job etc etc and even got to eat cookies and ice cream at the end.  Dane came home talking all about it and now wants me to start shopping there with him tagging along (I'm a Kroger's girl) so he can get HEB buddy bucks.  And he learned all about healthy eating, and wait for it.... and even wants me to put vegetables on his plate every meal and the last few meals has asked for more carrots and peas.  HA! I'm like who is this child?? 
We'll see how long it lasts! 
Anyway, he had a great time and came home with a bag full of buddy bucks, and coloring sheets and other fun fact sheets etc.  

Dane got home from school Monday changed into his baseball uniform and then we headed right back to the school for museum night and book fair.  We went and looked at his art piece he had chosen to be in the museum and then headed to the library for book fair.  We were pressed for time because he had his baseball game, so I completely forgot to snap a picture of his artwork.  We let him pick out a couple books and then I took note of some other books that he was wanting.  I volunteered at the book fair twice during the week and got to pick a free book for each day that I worked.  Dane was so excited and thankful when I came home with other books he was wanting.  

Another baseball game! 

Dane studying and doing practice tests for his benchmark.  

Last week was also teacher appreciation week so I made a couple desserts for the luncheon, and brought a gift for Dane's teacher.

Jace still loves his fuzzy socks.  Here he is with it laying over his eyes while he drank his bottle.  And he put the sock there himself!! Hilarious.  He's rotten.

I didn't get any pictures from golf this week.  womp womp. 
Dane had his first grade play on Friday morning. They performed the musical BUGZ, and it was super duper cute.  He got to pick what kind of bug he was going to be and of course he picked to be an army ant.  He did so good and was really into the motions and singing the songs.  

Jace turned 11 months on the 4th.  I'll do a separate post for that and about mother's day weekend.  

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