Things have been so busy around here. So, here's a little catch up on the goings on.
Here's Emily with her birthday sundae from Olive Garden last week. I helped her eat it!
She's so cute and innocent. I took her to her 11 year old well visit at the Doctor. They need shots at 11, so we had to get on it. I told Emily to read the handout after that they gave us and ask me if she has any questions. She read it and said, "what's sexually active mean? What's birth control? What is genitalia? What is masturbating?" Oh good Lord, we've skirted issues about all of this for years. Like when she watched the Bachelor with me, "Mom, what's a virgin?" Ugh. But, David and I both figured it was probably time to have a talk.
So, we explained things to her. I was expecting horror, shock, disgust. Instead, she started crying. Not just a few tears, bawling! She said she doesn't ever, ever, ever, want to do that. I couldn't help but giggle a little. David handled it much more maturely. He's really the only adult in this house. Well, that's a stretch sometimes if you've ever seen him play with the kids. But, "The Talk" has been put out there and we told her to come to us with any questions.
This is a cute pic that Ben did of himself outside his classroom. It says: My goal is to get better at division. I'll do this by using flash cards at home for 15 minutes every friday and on weekends.
Great idea Ben! Ask me how many times he's done this so far....zero! I love how he drew himself. Glasses, and big ears and that kind of one sided smile. Nailed it.
In Noah's class they have clothespins with their names. They all start on Good and can move up to Wow or down to Oops and Yikes for things that happen throughout the day. Noah got on Oops last week. There was a girl in his class wearing one of those puffy vest jackets. He said she looked fat. She was upset, like really crying upset. He didn't mean she was fat, just that the jacket was puffy. She's actually a skinny girl. In any case, he hurt her feelings, so he made Paloma a card and gave it to her the next day.
I added these from my phone and they are the wrong way. But, whatevs, just tilt your head. I asked Noah what he should write inside. He said, "Palmoa, sorry for calling you fat." I told him you never call a girl fat, ugly or stupid. Or anybody for that matter. Unless, of course, you're 100% positive that they can't hear you. :) HA! Just kidding. Anyway, he wrote: Paloma I'm sorry for being mean. Will you forgive me? I'll never do that again. From Noah.
Noah is in the highest reading group in his class and this little girl is in the lowest, so she couldn't read it. So, he read it to her. How cute is that?
We were at our friends last weekend and Ben had a totally wiggly tooth. So, Ryan tried to take it out with floss twice, but it broke the floss both times. So, he went to pliers. That did the trick.
And that's about it on our home front!