Friday, November 27, 2015

He's Baaaack

And G couldn't be happier.  He brought her the Lego Ginny from Harry Potter. Today he was caught playing pool with her $5 burning a hole in her pocket pool table from Fred's.  Seriously....

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Monday, November 16, 2015

2 rooms down

2 colors to go.

prepping the wall

color on the wall
So I am not necessarily crazy about the crystal rapids color in the bathroom but G likes it.  It looks better with the shower curtain and mirror back up because it tends to mute the color some what.

Now all we have left is her bedroom but that is 2 colors and she has a lot of stuff.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

November Update

A Great Big Thank You to all of our military and families of our military.  Your devotion and dedication keep us free.  I will never forget that!!

The Halloween Spending the Night Party went well.  G was very tired Saturday.  G had a rough day that Friday with some mean girls at school.  Seems two girls who had already voiced their disapproval of G and her friends got mad that they weren't invited to this party held by one of G's friends.  What makes it worse is there is a girl who goes between the groups stirring the pot.

These mean girls confronted G and made one of her friends cry then proceeded to tell G and another girl that their opinion of them is not like or dislike just don't care at all about them.  G said her throat got tight and she wanted to cry.  I had already warned her about the pot stirrer and not to believe anything she says ever.

I hope G will take my advice and won't let this girl continue pulling these kids in the drama.  She was at it again today G said and even this girl's best friend who is a boy said she has turned into a mean girl.  I wish the teacher would do something about it.

One thing I don't really like about the school is the all on one side focus of saving the earth.  The problem is it is focusing on evironmental-ISM not just ideas about the environment.  Environmentalism has become its own religion.  Saving the earth is a moral works for salvation on the left, thus the draw to punishing people for not agreeing with "global warming/cooling" or "climate change."  Seriously, calls for jailing  the so called "climate deniers" is fascist and scary.  I have no problem with the idea of showing ways to not pollute but please show both sides of the argument as there are two sides.  That teaches critical thinking skills.

Have you seen the article about plastic bags are good for you? See another side of the argument. I purchased James Delingpole's book Watermelons. about the green movement's true colors to read to G for the other side of the argument. She won't read it herself so I have to read it to her.

So the ribbon cutting ceremony and the convocation took place last Thursday. It was very nice.  The mansion is absolutely amazing.  My parents came so I was able to tour with them the buildings.  The school day ended at 12 so G convinced me to take her to Walmart to see its "inner beauty."  She really had some money burning a hole through her pocket.  She purchased a blue tooth keyboard for her phone.

Not much else happening.  G's second presentation of learning is coming up next week.  The kids grouped up to build marble drops and G and her partner's won a presentation spot.  There 3 groups per class being shown.  They had to be voted on and G's was one of the winners.  Her teacher told her and her partner how proud he was of them because they giggled so much he really wasn't sure they were doing anything.

Beginning in January is the confirmation class for G at our church.  I am conflicted about this somewhat.  She is being required to have a mentor and therein lies the rub.  She doesn't really want to ask any grown-up, and I would be very selective anyway.  I just can't see anyone agreeing to be a mentor and giving up their personal time to do so.  It is only for 4 months so maybe we can find someone who is grounded in the Bible and willing to give time.  It is a good idea in theory.  We will see.

So G is now at my parent's church in a middle school Bible study.  I am glad this is an option though I doubt she pays attention really.  She just mostly wants to see her friends from her old school which that is good too.

I will try to post pictures later of some of the fun things at G's school.

Saturday, October 31, 2015

Halloween Today and in the Past

Typed on Friday, October 30:

So we packed G up to spend the night with a girl from her new school who is having a Halloween party. Plus the school was going to allow tricker-treating to the businesses around the town so the kids dressed up at school. As I was driving to work after dropping G off I realized we forgot her essential bit of equipment, AKA her wand. OOPS!

I haven't heard from her.  She also forgot the paper glasses she made and the red marker because she wanted to be a female harry potter.  She is going to be furious with me, but she wasn't exactly that helpful with the packing.  I will call this a learning experience and natural consequences.  She can add the stuff she forgot tomorrow night at the fall festival to be complete.

I have to be up VERY early in the morning to pick her up because she is about an hour away, and we have a soccer game at 11.  I hope they have a good time.  I hope I made a good decision about letting her go.  The mother seems really nice.

One of the girls wasn't able to go and I think the hostess couldn't invite her old school friends due to possible other activities going on with the old school.  It will be a small party but maybe a fun one.  And just like that, she's grown, harumph!

Anyway here are some posts from the past. You are more than welcome to see what she has been dressed as in the past years by clicking the links.  There was a time that I was fairly creative.  Now, not so much...

2005: Cheerleader but I can't find the picture which was basically just a blur anyway due to the sugar high she had.  She did look cute in her costume though. This picture was taken in October or September of 2005 and she wore this outfit for Halloween but this was a family visit.

2006: Cheerleader but it was cold so she wore a coat, picture above taken at home.

2007: Birthday cake

2008: Artist and at school a 50's teen which she hated

2009: she went as nothing and we didn't participate in Halloween that year due to her own behavior the year before.

2010: Aquarium

2011: Doctor

2012: Magician

2013: Cowgirl at dad's church and a Zombie for our church

2014: soccer player but too lazy to capture a picture apparently

Happy Reformation Day or All Hallow's Eve

Monday, October 26, 2015

Ready for Hogwarts or Halloween

So I allowed G to spend her own money and purchase an official Gryffindor sweater from Universal. I don't believe I have ever owned something as expensive and I assure you I have never owned something so itchy. So the day came and I was notified the sweater was delivered. This is her response to that notice and to seeing it the first time.

Then on Saturday I had her put the whole shebang on for photos. She made her wand with a dowel rod and hot glue then painted it the way she thought it might go. I won't let her take the official universal wand we bought last year for fear of it getting broken so she is taking this one.

Now she is off to Hogwarts through the Pink Palace in the next city. We saw the final Harry Potter movie Saturday. The PP is doing this series again and G said she wishes to go so I suppose we will be on the lookout next year for the dates.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015


Perfect replicas I think.

I would like to get these framed and hung in the house somewhere. These were drawn at an employee appreciation day. I also won a gift card from home depot and we will now be able to paint some more rooms over thanksgiving.