Friday, August 21, 2009

First Days of School

It is hard to believe that school has started already. Mr. Henry has started 5th grade and is now in Middle School. Ack! How did that happen? I am so not ready for the middle school drama. She was happy to start this year. Last year was so hard with starting a new school, but this year everyone is in one school and she is seeing all of her friends.

Mr. Oswald started Preschool this year. She has always went to a babysitter during the day, but this is her foray into formal education. She has been there for two days and loves it. We took her in the first morning, and after she dropped her backpack in her cubby, she looked at us and said "See ya!" Love that kid; she is fearless!

Mr. Henry's Birthday-the month long jubilee

Mr. Henry recently turned 10. She has managed to extend her birthday celebration into an entire month.

First, the hubby and I took her to Chicago for a mini-vacation. She loves Harry Potter. So, we took her to the Museum of Science and Industry to see the Harry Potter exhibition. they all kinds of props from the movie and explanations about how things were done. While at the museum, we also saw Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince at the IMAX theater. While in Chicago, we also managed to catch up with some old friends of mine from college, go shopping on the Miracle Mile (hubby was so thrilled) and play at Navy Pier.

Second, we had a party for the family. Nothing too big, just the grandparents and uncle/aunts. Mr. Henry is not a cake kind of girl; she is more of a cupcake girl. So, we made cupcakes with her favorite animal-penguins. These were so easy and cute.
Finally, we are having a slumber party next Friday for nine of her friends. It will be, of course, Harry Potter themed. I have plans for Herbology, Transfiguration, Potions, and Quidditch. It should be fun. Mr. Henry is really looking forward to it.

I still wonder how she conned me into an entire month's worth of celebrations. It's a good thing you only turn 10 once.

Happy Birthday to Me--Part 2

I bought myself a birthday present. I have wanted a comfy chair for my front porch since we moved into this house a year ago. I wanted someplace to read and relax, and now with my laptop, work on my days at home.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Happy Birthday to me

It's my birthday today. It's not a significantly big one, but for some reason it has me down. I feel old and worn out. Worn down and neglected. The gray hairs and fat cells are winning. The trouble is I don't know what the race is about anymore.

Bah! Apathy and self-pity are not attractive qualities, but today I just don't care.