Tuesday, August 27, 2013
birthday and school
Time to dust off the ole' keyboard (again) and type. Tomorrow Jeneva turns ten AND starts 4th grade. She's been nervous and excited all day. She just came up (kids are sleeping in basement where it's cooler) because she couldn't sleep. We talked about school, nerves, excitement, sitting in the front row, being a "bigger" kid in school, language learning, her backpack, the "squares" she needs for math class and what they might be used for, putting her chocolate pudding in the freezer, and how hot it is outside (100 degrees again). It was an hours worth of conversation packed into ten minutes. We prayed about tomorrow and the year. She smiled, gave me a hug and told me I'm the best mom in the whole world. Not true, but hey, I'll take it. So, tomorrow morning she'll wake up to egg burritos (her favorite) and donuts (my favorite) that Steve will pick up and a small woman's 21 speed bike that we found on Craigslist. Dinner will be three of her favorites: salmon, baked potatoes, and potstickers. Happy Birthday, sweet TEN year old. I LOVE being your mama!