|Bright red roses are still blooming. . . even though their leaves are turning brownish-purple and look like the ones falling from the trees.|
We may still have a few rough looking bedrooms and a laundry room not quite presentable, but it's probably pointless to spend any more time cleaning since Lex's party is this weekend. I decided awhile ago I'd rather do the real thorough cleaning after parties (as long as things are mildly presentable while people are here) rather than before so I can actually enjoy the cleanliness. Ideally I guess I'd do that both before and after, but I have more rooms that I can get to in just one day even cleaning all day long.
I don't know how people with jobs and kids keep their houses from looking like war zones.
: | : Lex and his cat
The cat is still crazy, but not anything like it was.
: | : Safety Day with the Kindergarteners
There are a lot of them this year--three classes!
|Not sure what I'm doing or who took this picture? I look very stern.|
|Dev hard at work. . . making friends with Bailey|
Me demonstrating some of the equipment.
: | : Zoran's Birthday
|Smokey stopped by after working with the kindergarteners to deliver some cupcakes to Zoran's class for Zoran's birthday.|
I already posted a million or so pictures from his party.
He is such a social little guy, he ended up inviting a few dozen people. (Actually more than that but some he didn't invite until the party was actually happening and they couldn't quite make it.) That's quite a lot of small children to have in one house on a rainy day.
It all worked out though.
As far as I can tell so far he is just not interested in or doesn't seem to believe in games. He doesn't play ball, doesn't race or do any sort of competition at all. I can't even usually get him to stay and watch anyone else try any of these things.
I was realizing the other day he is only three, so much of that behavior is not abnormal developmentally, but I've been living with his brother for seven years now. For at least six of them he's spent nearly all the hours he's awake trying to win everything and wanting in on every game of any kind anyone is playing.
Sometimes it's hard to tell they are related.
One of my favorite pictures of the afternoon, Dev and Iyezk and their teamwork approach to basketball:
: | : Israel's Last Game
The boys had a pretty great year this year. Not quite as good an their undefeated year last year, but I think the only team they lost to this year was Plains.
|Israel celebrating at the end of the game . . . the 6th graders have a bunch of tiny boys! A few of them even make Israel look big.|
: | : Flag Football
|Zoran chasing River out of bounds|
But, if only we could've started like four hours later in the day, it would've been fine.
By 1:00 the weather was actually very nice. Nice and cool, but clear and sunny no rain in sight.
|Azia about to get tackled again! She seems to have this problem a lot for it being a flag football league.|
: | : Azia-Rain
ort of decorated a few things. It is never a good thing when I let them do it without me.
Azia got out foam and glitter and paper and made fancy signs for her bedroom door. There is still foam and glitter and paper all over the counters and floor where she was working. Also there are random piece of decorations scattered around the house.
Someone should really come finish and get the tubs out of my living room floor.
: | : Frost
So I hear this is later than usual this year.
Since I never really grow anything (not really even my lawn by this point of the year) I never really pay too much attention.
Except I notice when I have to start scraping car windows in the morning.
The rest of the yard looked like this while I was scrapping.
And now I will go park my car under the carport.
Whenever I forgot, it never fails that someone will need any ambulance at three in the morning, and I'll have to drive to the garage with my head out the window because all of my windows are frosted over.
Good thing it's only a few blocks and the traffic is generally light around here at three in the morning.