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Friday, November 13, 2009

Bring home the change....

I finally gave in and decided to let Sean and Brett buy their very first tray lunch from the school cafeteria. It was cheese pizza day.

I informed the boys to "bring home their change." Now granted, it would only be maybe 75 cents, but I was trying to train them to not use the extra money to buy the extra junk they have there.
Both boys looked me straight in my eyes and said "Yes ma'am."
They both get home, they thought lunch was great!

I was informed they did not get any change back but the lunch lady said the extra change goes into their lunch be used on future lunch purchases. I was fine with that.

BUT---BRETT was not happy. He wanted his change back. His teacher sees him after lunch and asks him "what's wrong?" because he looked sad.

He looks at his teacher and says the lunch lady didn't give him any change back and that he was planning on using that money to spend at the "Spirit table" after lunch. (A table full of useless junk that I won't let my kids buy from!---and yes, Brett knew that too.)

So his teacher gives him money because she felt bad for him! He comes home with a pencil that smells like fruit and sweater bottle cap pulley thing. With a Texas Longhorn symbol on it!!!

I email Brett's teacher to ask how much money do we owe her and that she really should not have done that.

She said she couldn't standing looking at Brett's sad face and that he was robbed by the lunch lady because she didn't give him his change. LOL

I swear that look at his face and you'll give him anything.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Happy Halloween 2009

Pictured: Sean as "Thing 1", Brett as "Thing 2" and me as "Cat in the Hat".

Halloween.....I really don't like Halloween Day.

Every year it stresses me out. I think it's because the little ones keep asking me when can we get our costumes on, when can we go trick or-treating. It usually starts at 8 in the morning!!! So I just decided to keep them busy and we cleaned the house. Decided next year to skip the cleaning because the house was a wreck after having 11 kids coming in and out of the house all night!

We started our Halloween day with 3 soccer games starting at 8:00 AM and the last one was at 3:30 PM. We got home around 5 pm and we started spiking up the hair, spraying it blue and digging out costumes for the bigger kids.
I had a good time going through the neighborhoods with Sean, Brett and my mom.
Pictured: My mom, Tamae dressed as a Pumpkin. We had to stuff her full of batting to make her look big and fluffy.
We finished collecting candy and the neighborhood had a block party on our street.
If you see Sean ask him what his favorite thing about Halloween was and what the worse thing about Halloween was.
My dad sat on our front porch scaring the kids. He looked like a fake, old man. We even had kids come and sit next to him. Michael was inside (OSU vs Texas game...not a Happy Halloween for him ), and answered the door to pass out candy.

Kaila had her best friends Mercedes, Abbie and Nicole over for a girls night out. They headed out to Trick or Treat around 8 pm after several different costume changes. They may be Sophmores in high school, but they wanted candy too! I think they had a great time just hanging out. But these girls are just silly and fun. Did you know they joined the Dodgeball Club at the high school? They wanted to join all the clubs they could this year. But I think they spend most of their time volunteering.

Brandon dressed as an Ipod Touch (I had to use an old picture because he bolted out early), spent the evening with his school buddies Matthew, Oscar, Johnny, and Conner. They went through 3 neighborhoods and played football outside then went to a sleepover.
It was a late night, but it turned out to be a fun night....even with all the stress!