Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Not Enough Time In a Day...

Our middle schooler had his Awards Assembly on Monday. He got two awards! He got his First Year Letter (he would have maybe gotten his third year letter, but this is the first year he has gone to this school..). And, he got a Presidential Achievement Award!  Way to go, Eli!! I'm so proud of you. :D   (I had to twist his arm/beg him to let me take this picture..)

Later, the same day; I got an award, too. I had gotten the invitation for this assembly about a week ago. For all my volunteering I do... :)

Eon was feeling left out and "sad, because he didn't get an award". (I was surprised he didn't get one, usually he does!) So...  I made him an award, too; yesterday. Just drew a paw print, and markers/colored pencils. :P I think he loved it. He had the biggest smile on his face when I gave it to him.  :) 

He may not have gotten an "official" award, but he DID get all his Sight Word Tags! (I am SOOO proud of him for getting all of them!!)   Last Friday was the last day for Sight Word Tag Testing; and so I really crammed with him, and he passed. (I was the only one who was testing that day, so I had to test him. But I didn't cheat/let him pass.. I think I am actually even harder on him than I am the other students.)

I made these for his classroom party for tomorrow (last day of school~ YAY!!!!) They are "Strawberry Mice".  I wanted to make something other than cupcakes/cookies/sugary junk. So I circled "Fruit/Vegetable" on the form; and went on to Family Fun dot com to see what I could find to make...  I saw these and knew right away I wanted to make them.  

Look at that cute face!!!    I can't get over how cute they are. I hope the kids will like them.  I got three containers of strawberries at Walmart.  I had to really dig to find enough for his classroom. Some were totally moldy. The rest were smushy, and not good enough to serve. I wouldn't even make jam with them.   So, I found the receipt and returned two containers. What a pain. Yesterday my husband opened the fridge and said "What's that smell?"  (He has a nose like a  Hound.. lol)  The pork chops we JUST bought smelled horrible, and were slimy! (From Walmart... Again..)  I am getting so sick of them (Walmart, that is...).  He threw the pork chops away. I meant to tell them about them (like it would do any good); even though I couldn't return them~ I did want to complain..  Speaking of complaining...  Did I mention how my whole day has been going? I dropped my son off at school & he wanted me to go in to ask his teacher something (ugh..). So then on my way out, I notice my tire is totally flat. Ugh! I WAS going to go to the bank after I dropped my son off, since it's right around the corner, but noooooo..... I have to go all the way half way back home to the gas station, to put gas in my tire. I didn't have any quarters, so I had to go in to get change (from the money I was going to deposit in the bank-good thing I hadn't made out the deposit slip yet). I walk in to a wall of cigarette smoke. UGH!! I hate these casinos in the gas station where people can smoke. Now I'm getting irritated. FINALLY get four quarters (who knew it was so hard to just get change for a dollar? Sheesh...). Put air in the tire. Go to the bank. Get my checkbook out that I went back in and grabbed early this morning for a deposit slip. No deposit slips. Ugh.....  0.o  Get one, where's the account number? Oh, yeah...   Finished at the bank.  Got home then had to do all that stuff with the strawberries (and make all the food) I just mentioned.  Clean up puppy pee, even though she has been outside all morning while I was making stuff, and I took her out THREE times amidst the chaos of trying to get ready for school.  This whole day has been a two steps forward, one step back kinda day.
Anyway~ Back to FUN stuff...  :P

Besides the Strawberry Mice, I also made "Ants on a Log".  :P  It's just celery sticks, with peanut butter and raisins. I got this idea from when I used to take our kids to a friends' house in Colorado, to "Preschool Day".  Someone brought these for lunch.   My kids are all older now, but they all still eat every single one of these, every time I make them. 

I wanted to crochet the Lion Brand Site's Graduation Teddy Bear, and a Graduation Dog (a pattern I have had for a dog, just going to add a graduation cap to it); for our two boys... Our 8th grader is "graduating" middle school this year. And the 8 year old will feel left out, if I don't make him something, too.  I don't know why I put it off until the last week of school, to get started on them???.... I guess I thought I wouldn't have anything to do all week, and could just stay home and crochet. (Sigh...)  Between that and forgetting I was going to, and getting sidetracked...  I did get them both started. Oh well.   :P  Maybe I will stay up all night tomorrow night and finish them. (Ha ha...)   I have a lot to blog about, just not enough time to do it..  Gotta get dinner started. Have a great weekend. :D


Paula said...

LOVE peanut butter in celery . . a gift from the gods!

Mimi said...

Oh..sorry to hear about your long hectic day, Tina. Just when you think you're busy enough, some other tasks do come up.
Congrats on the awards!!
Great food ideas for kids! The strawberry mice look too good to eat. I could try the celery logs, looks yummy and easy to do :)

Tina said...

Thanks Paula & Mimi. The strawberry mice were a hit. I didn't think anyone would like the celery sticks, but there was only one plate left of them when we left. And on the way out, one kid asked if he could have them. :P (The kid with the mohawk! lol..) His mom said no, don't be greedy.. but I did give him some.