Back to school

Thursday, August 18, 2011

The first week of school has been great.  Addison loves middle school.  He comes home happy every day and he has not complained once.  He really enjoys changing classes and having a different teacher for each subject.  His favorite teacher so far is his Language Arts teacher, which is funny since that's his least favorite subject.  She must be really nice because he really talks about her and her class a lot.  I'm so happy she is his favorite because getting him to read a book can be so hard sometimes.  He would rather scrub his bathroom, toilet and all, instead of reading a book.  Addison is a math whiz.  He could do math for hours but not reading.

I already knew he would love gym and he does.  Addison was the kid in elementary school who complained when the class got in trouble and couldn't go to recess.  So the fact that he has an hour of gym everyday is perfect for him.  It's his last subject before he gets on the bus to come home.  By that time he's probably itching to run around since he's been sitting in classes all day.  But, Addison is never tired.  There is no such thing as too many activities and too much exercise in his vocabulary.  When he gets home he still wants to run around outside and exercise.  I really think he is going to have an incredible school year.

The only thing I need to get use to is his middle school's schedule.  Addison gets home 2 hours later than elementary school.   I only have classes 3 days a week so I am debating on getting a part-time job to keep me busy.  I can only do so much crafting, cooking and baking.  And the dogs are great but I need some human conversation too.  I'll let you guys know what happens.  I do not believe in boredom.  There is always something to do.  

My first day of class went great by the way.  I love my math teacher.  I have never had him has a teacher before but once he was a sub in my Calculus 2 class.  I remember him because he explained everything so well I was wishing he was my permanent Calculus teacher.  Now he's my Numerical Methods teacher so I'm so happy.   I'm also taking a College Algebra class online, just for the hours.  I also thought it would be great to teach Addison Algebra with this online course.  Remember I mentioned how much he loves math.  :)  I'm thinking doing an online class together would be fun and get him prepared for future math classes.  I'm planning on working on this online class one hour 3 days a week with him.  I just pray we do not end up fighting.  Sometimes it's easier for someone else to teach your child than teaching your own child.  I just need to remember to go slow and be patient with him.  

Before I go I thought I would talk about paper.  I have a love for paper.  There is something wonderful about cards, invitations, even stationary.  If I could have it my way I would probably own something like  a Paper Source.   I wonder if I could have a Paper Store / Bakery.  Get your invitations, cakes, and cards in one place.  Hmm... that's an idea!  

Well, I always post cards and invitations that inspire me.  Look what I found today on Oh So Beautiful Paper:  A Wedding Invitation for a wedding in the woods.  





I just love the laser cutting and all the details.  The happy couple has their own blog that talks about the details of their wedding and their invitations (how they made them and how much it cost).   I can't believe they made these on their own and it only cost them less than $200.   Check out their blog about their invitations here.  JT needs to get me a laser cutter ASAP.  Oh and a Letterpress machine.  

Lottery gods please answer our prayers.  :)