Saturday, September 29, 2007


Homework has a love hate relationship in my house. I really don't like homework, especially Chase's because it is frustrating. He doesn't feel like doing it, there is always something better to do than homework. So we struggle, he does it once really sloppy and half you know what'd. I look over it, am mortified of the thought of him actually turning this in, make him do it again, he is annoyed, it's a vicious circle. He has come up with some stellar reasons that he shouldn't be doing his homework. The most recent was last weekend when we were trying to get his science done. After hemming and hawing and huffing and puffing and carrying on about it, I said to him, "Really Chase, what is your problem? Why can't we just get this done?" He says to me with the most serious face and voice, "Well Mom I really just don't feel right doing homework on a Sunday." It just didn't feel right. Hmm. Anyway, fortunately his lovely teacher this year does not give a whole lot of homework. Which for me is a blessing, although some parents on back to school night were actually questioning her on it, which completely annoyed me. Speak for yourself! I wanted to scream out. But I didn't. His teacher does send home work they have done in school so we can look it over. His last math paper came home and I was reading it and quite proud because it had a 100% on the top of it. I came to question three, a word problem. It was a two part question, the first being the problem, which he solved, and part B. which was the How did you figure this out? part. Chase's answer was, "I figured this out because I am really good at math." Well done.

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Busy busy busy

I can't believe it is already the 20th of September. Time is flying since we have been home. It seems like everyday is so busy with school, friends, activities.
Saige and Chase are both very happy with their teachers. Chase love's his because she doesn't give any homework. I am not sure if this is a good or bad thing. We have back to school night tonight so we will see how it goes.
Chase is busy with soccer. He loves his team. They are doing so well, they haven't lost a game yet. They are fun to go out and watch. For his last game we stuck his mohawk straight up and colored it green. That's the color of his team. I will post a picture of it.
Saige is still getting over her ankle injury. Today we have the last check up and if they say she is fine I will sign her up for whatever activities she wants to do. We had to pull her off the soccer team because of it, I don't really think she cared to much.
We had one more last road trip last week. The kids had the day off from school and we went down to the shore. My brother Chris had a house down there and we spent the day on the beach. It was gorgeous out. It has been so beautiful out since we got home. I feel so lucky like we missed all the bad weather.

Monday, September 3, 2007

Now We Are Really Home

Okay, now I can say we are really home. When we got home the first time on Wednesday night at two a.m. I was happy, but I don't think I let myself completely relax because I knew we were leaving again. Thursday and Friday went by really quickly. The kids didn't miss a beat with their friends. As soon as Chase woke up Thursday morning he was out trolling the neighborhood for his buddies. Saige went to her doctors appt. and then immediately went to Amanda's house for the night.

We spent Thursday and Friday catching up, doing errands, running around. I could barely bring myself to unpack, there was just so much stuff, so actually packing again was hard. I kind of left it to the last minute. I have never packed and unpacked so much in my life. This time for two days, we had three suitcases, a hanging bag and two tux's in there bags. I mean come on, have I learned nothing? We finally got going on Saturday around three (we mean't to leave at one). As we were piled in the car, trunk stuffed to capacity, my camera bag and car bag around my feet, the kids in the back bickering about something. I thought to myself, "Seriously? No, Really? Weren't we just here?" But we did it. Only four hours this time and such a beautiful drive. Up through Pennsylvania in into upstate New York was gorgeous, the only thing that could compare to it from before was Colorado, but I actually enjoyed New York more. I mean, there weren't any kangaroos, but it was pretty.

We had a fabulous weekend with Marc's family. His gorgeous cousin Bryna got married to her wonderful finace Eric on probably the most beautiful weather weekend the whole summer. It was lovely. The kids had a blast. They love their cousins and aunt's and uncle's. It was a great finish to a busy summer.

When I woke up this morning I was so happy. I couldn't wait to go home for real. Chase wanted to hang around and finish watching The Illusionist, he had fallen asleep halfway through the night before. I promised we would watch it at home as I rushed everyone out. I just wanted to come home. We hit no traffic, the little bit there was Marc detoured off and we completely bypassed it. The kids watched a movie and before we knew it we were home. I even called Comcast on the way and had Showtime added so we could catch up on Weeds when we got home. It was a good car ride.

Tomorrow school starts. I kind of wish the kids had one day to chill but what are you going to do? I am going to continue to write on this blog, it's fun.