The Marsh Family

The Marsh Family

Sunday, September 18, 2011

September updates

Curtis let me know that I, once again, suck at updating this here blog.  So I am updating now & plan on updating next weekend also.  (Who will be checking??)  Let's see, what's been going on....

Nothing really!  Courtney's gone a lot for cross country.  Cael & I don't go watch for a couple of reasons.  Mainly it's boring to watch & they all start at 4:00 which makes it really hard for us to get there.  Tuesday they go to Tongie & it doesn't start until 4:45 but I just don't know if we'll go.  I'm glad that he has something that he enjoys doing but it gets really really old with him gone all. the. time.  And when he is home he's on the phone talking or texting about it!  He can get home from practice at 6:00 and by 6:30 he's on the phone or texting about it.  I don't get as upset about wrestling or baseball because I enjoy going to watch those.  And even though he's gone so much during those they don't consume his every thought when he's home.  I guess I just don't understand it.  And of course this week he's got parent/teacher conferences Monday & Wednesday until 8:00.  The one thing that makes it okay is it makes for a lot of quality mommy & Cael time!

I had a rough week at school last week & I am very excited about getting this new week started.  I'm ready to start fresh without the drama.  Seriously there is a lot of drama.  In Kindergarten.  DRAMA!  I actually had a few thoughts about my career last week with all the drama.  Thought 1: I remember how to work at Wal-Mart and I'll bet I'd be really good at it!  Thought 2: I could change grade levels at the end of the school year.  Thought 3: Maybe, just maybe, this will be my year to become an alcoholic!  We had a meeting with our Principal on Thursday & I shared my thoughts with her.  She was having the same sort of week & said she might become an alcoholic also.  We decided we could all go to AA together!

Cael spent the night on Friday night with mom & dad so Courtney & I could have a date night.  Well, maybe it wasn't for that reason but it sounds good.  We went to the Elephant Bar for dinner (delicious!) and then bowling in Lansing.  We had fun!  Then yesterday I got all of my school stuff done & Courtney cleaned the house.  Yeah, I know, I should have helped.  Planning took a long time because I have a sub for 1/2 day on Tuesday so I can go to my Technology Leadership Academy training.  I HATE the first time I have a sub for the year!  Cael had a great time with Grammy & Papa until bedtime.  He was saying, "Mama home!" and woke up at 3:00 in the morning saying the same thing.  I guess it's been too long since he's spent the night away from mommy!

Last week I bought a desk & chair from a mom of mine from last year for Cael.  We brought it home & cleaned it up together and he set to work on his first masterpiece.  He loves it!!  I bought him some washable crayons & he colored a picture for Bogum's 80th birthday next weekend.  We'll be going home next Friday for Grandma Butler's (Bogum) 80th birthday on Sunday.  I'm hoping to get lots of pictures of all of us together to put up here next weekend.  Cael even got a haircut yesterday to be ready!!

Here are a few pix of Cael at his new desk.

Monday, September 05, 2011

Labor Day Weekend

Courtney had his first cross country meet last Thursday and Cael & I went to watch.  Probably the last one we'll go watch.  The meets start at 4:00 and they are anywhere from 1/2 hour to an hour away.  There's no way we would even get there until they are halfway over.  That's fine though - we get bored watching them.  You don't get to watch much!  And Courtney is so busy there he would run past us and Cael would try to get his attention and be sad when daddy wouldn't even wave.  :(  Oh well!  I wanted a picture of daddy & Cael at his first meet but Courtney was too busy.  So I had to settle for a picture of Cael & Carol (Amy Bergman's grandma) playing with Amy's phone.  See how exciting it was for him?

Friday night we went to the first home football game of the year.  Cael was a trooper!  He did great!  We played in the stands, ate lots of M & Ms, played football in the grass & played with Koontz's kids.  (Koontz is the head baseball coach)  I wanted to get a family pic at the football game but left the camera in the car.  I swear I can't win for losing!

Saturday morning Sharon & Wilbur came up for the weekend.  Courtney, Wilbur & my dad went to the car show at the racetrack.  We've gone the last 2 years & taken Cael but this year we decided he might have an issue with not touching the cars.  So mom, Cael, Sharon & I stayed home.  We really didn't do anything and it was so nice!  It was nice to get to relax & play with Cael for a day.  That night Dustin, Monica & Gunner came up.  We all went to eat at Fritz's in Shawnee.  You order your food on a phone at your table.  There are trains along the top of the wall by the ceiling & they put your food on a train & it delivers it to you.  Cael went there on Thursday with daycare & loved it!  Well Saturday night Cael was not as excited.  He found a video poker machine & wanted to play that instead.  Then he screamed when it was time to eat.  So instead he sat outside while we ate.  Of course this wouldn't go as I planned!  He did ride a little train there & had a good time!

Yesterday we went to the Royals game.  We were pretty excited to take Cael to his first pro baseball game!  He did so good!  It helped that he had 6 different laps to crawl across so he didn't get bored.  And we were seated pretty close to the jumbo screen so he could watch everything.  I'm pretty sure he wants one of those tvs at his house now!  Didn't get as man pictures as I wanted but oh well.  

Today has been spent doing little to nothing.  We've played and that's about it.  Courtney's at cross country practice :( so it's just me & Mr. Boy.  We're going home in a few weeks & Joy will be here for Grandma Butler's 80th birthday.  Should be fun!