Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Laminating Diva

Over the years I threatened to buy a flashing neon open/closed sign for our front window...but our budget hasn't allowed such fancies.  We really haven't had the  "problem" of  lots of kids wanting to play at all hours for several years....but we have been blessed with lots of families in our current neighborhood and many kids who want to play - at all hours.

I thought about the sign some friends had in TX...but my children thought this would be rude. After a particularly "busy" couple of weeks  (we've been interpreted at least once - often multiple times - every day for over a week) it seems good for ALL if I make that sign.....so I did. (After checking on Facebook to see if adults thought this would be rude).

I found some online but thought I could make something "prettier". These aren't  perfect,but they're printed and laminated.....Zander suggested the green and red backgrounds.

I've also created an "early morning" visual chart for Zander and Stacia which is working great. Proving once again that a laminator is a mom's best friend.::snort:: 

Um.....Guess I need to do a bit of training with my mini-sign hanging team. ::snort:: 

Note the only place to hang these is up high - so I'll take over this job and I doubt they can easily be flipped.   These are simple word files.  

Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...

Tuesday.....

Five kids and I  left the house at 7:45 a.m. (after a LATE night on Monday with PYOC and PWOC). LOL

Jared and Michael went to the airport to say goodbye to one of our graduates who is entering Navy Boot camp. Hard day for our dear friends. Brian is their first to leave home...a whole new season of family life. Please pray for the M family as they adjust to a new normal. Some of you KNOW how hard it is to have your first child move out - imagine "college" was a continent away.

My Bible study class brought breakfast for the rest of PWOC this a.m. Christina provided a great devo. My care group ROCKS.

Arielle and Nolan were in charge of the homeschool room today. Zander and Stacia were warned if they presented trouble they'd sit in Mom's class with the grown up ladies.

Jared and Michael helped me load PWOC library books onto shelves.

Arielle went to two babysitting jobs.

Nolan, Jared, Stacia Michael and I went to to the terminal to visit and say goodbye to Kyle and Erika....yes of the fish and Tokyo adventures and so much more. It's an emotionally hard day for us when there are two precious goodbyes in one day. ::sigh:: But they Go with God. I'm wearing my "Yokota been there done that" sweatshirt....a bit of gallows humor for the three of us on that trip. I find it odd to be the only one still here who was on that trip.

We were met at home with a bunch of kids waiting to play with the kids. I'm the mean block mom - someone has to be. I told all they would be out when we were done with couch school. They got table school done at PWOC.  We read a bit of Genesis, read Pink and Yellow (or Yellow and Pink?), read some history and then cut out all these booklets ready to work on tomorrow. We aren't sure if we'll make a lapbook or notebooking pages with them.....




Choosing Joy!
©2011 D.R.G.
~Coram Deo~
Living all of life before the face of God...