Sunday, August 17, 2008
You like us - You really like us!!
Wow!! Over 2,000 visitors to our BLOG!!! Thank you all for following us through our journey in Puerto Rico and now back home in Kansas. There will be many more adventures to come...just you wait and see. I started school a week ago tomorrow and it's going pretty well. No major problems so far. I do not, however, like starting school on a Monday - especially when I'm teaching 5 year old Kindergarteners!!! I did get a transfer student on Thursday that had a few meltdowns but he came back to school on Friday and was great! Whew! Courtney had a meeting on Friday and he has meetings Monday and Tuesday of this week. His birthday (the big 2-9!) is Tuesday and then he starts school with kids on Wednesday...guess he'll have to be good Tuesday night! Poor guy! Yesterday Nicolas came over and we picked apples from 2 of our trees. The damn deer ate EVERY apple from our Asian Pear Apple tree - of course our one exotic tree gets eaten. Damn You Deer!!! Our Macintosh Apple tree I think is pretty bad right now. We got bag worms in the tree (the people who lived here before didn't spray before this apple season) so most of them are gross. I hope they didn't kill the tree completely and we'll have big beautiful red apples next summer. Nic and I picked some from that tree and almost all of them from another tree (the 5 in 1 tree) but the last tree isn't quite ready yet so maybe next week. We made bets on how many apples and were waaaaay off. In the end we picked 156 apples!!!! Can you believe it? Today we're headed to Lawrence to have lunch with Courtney's Aunt and Uncle for his birthday. This week I don't have kids on Friday because I have parent/teacher conferences...fun, fun! Saturday is our house warming / birthday party for all who can make it. Hope to see some of you there!!