First let me tell you my HORRIBLE story and then I will end with some fun things about the kids. For starters, I have/ had 22 pretty good students this year. No one seems to be a big problem. I am also getting to team for the first time this year. That means that I will teach only Math, Science, and Social Studies to 2 different classes. My partner is new to our school, but a fellow Aggie. That makes me really excited. I think she is going to be wonderful to work with this year. We know have 3 Aggies on our team! Too bad they are both 5 years younger than me.
Anyway so I took the kids out for recess today. It was REALLY hot. We were out there for about 25 minutes. On the way in I started feeling really funny. I could tell that my blood sugar was dropping, but I knew that I had to get the kids and myself inside the building. The minute I entered the doors, I sat down on the floor, and sent 2 kids to find Mrs. Chase, my partner teacher. Then it hit me and I knew I was going to be sick. I tried to move the kids out of the way, who were all hovering over me, as I jetted for the door. But kids will be kids and they don't listen the first time. I know they meant well and were genuinely concerned, but as I tried to get out the door I hit my eye on the glass door, and then vomited all over a unsuspecting student. I felt horrible, but there was not much I could do as I was still getting sick. Needless to say, it was the WORST first day of school ever!!!
Now onto more pleasant things. Alex is really starting to imitate. She has decided that she likes to get her drink and sit like Daddy on the couch to watch tv. She is a bundle of constant motion and is walking all over the house. Finally she has a tooth popping through. We are so excited, but it means even more is going into her mouth! She is starting to eat more and more of the food from our table. She has also learned to be quite vocal about what she wants. Only sometimes Riley gives in and sometimes he doesn't. For example, today in the car she decided that she did not want her milk, she wanted Riley's drink. So she started screaming for it. Riley graciously shared his drink with her, but then he told her she needed to share back and let him have a drink. She wanted no part of this! So he took it from her, and she let out a ear piercing scream in response. Aren't girls fun?
Last weekend we had her one year pictures taken. I can't wait to see the end result, even though it took us two days to get the pictures. We originally went to see Sheri Nagle on Saturday morning. We did the pictures with Riley and then she turned cranky. So we had to return on Sunday afternoon. She was all smiles but wouldn't stay still. She kept walking to the photographer and wouldn't stay on the backdrop. Then we did the cake pictures. At first, she was afraid of the cake. We finally got her to enjoy it, although she did not make quite the mess that her brother did when he turned one. But best of all, no allergic reaction to the cake! Yea, the birthday party should be fun now.
Finally I will close with a Riley story. The other morning it was storming pretty good with lots of lightning. As we were driving to Mrs. Tracey's house, Riley commented that storms always move to the south. I asked, how do you know? He responded because they always hit our house first and then move to Tracey's. I told him that he was right in hitting our house first,but that is because we are more West than she is, not more North. I am so proud of him. He is so aware of nature. I can't wait until he starts preschool next week and starts learning so many things!