Monday, October 13, 2008

Day Off School

Today was Columbus Day - no school for Olivia, no work for me - so we took full advantage! :)

It's nice to be able to spend one on one time. Olivia first went to a cheer "camp" at the high school. She was all decked out looking ready to go...

She had a blast, did a great job, and loved having the big high school girls around to lift her!

After camp, we went out to lunch together. Then, we took her bike with no training wheels to the park. She practiced and practiced, and did SO GREAT!!!

By the end of the hour and fifteen minutes, she was riding!!!

Look at her go!!! As you can see, her bike is a bit small. I found one online that she really likes - plus it's only $65!!! She is still having many dry nights, so we made a deal. Each dry night she has (only for this project) she will earn 50 cents toward her new bike. Once she raises half the cost, I will match the amount and she will have a new bike that fits! :) Go Olivia!!!

After the park, we headed to the movie theater to watch City of Ember. I LOVED this book, I was not as enamored by the movie. It was ok, but left out a LOT that I think should have been in to make it flow better. It also changed the book in ways I don't think it needed to or should have. I think the movie would have been better if it was more true to the book. Oh well, that's why I like to read the book first.
Tomorrow I'm off work also, as I have a day long workshop. Such a short week. And it's the final week for my student teacher. I will surely miss her! Not because I don't want to teach - I miss that! but I'll just miss having her around and talking / collaborating with her. Hopefully we'll stay in touch.


jendabi said...

She looks like a little teenager in her little outfit......very cute! It sounds like both of you had a great day together!

It was great to stop by tonight and see so many fun photos of your kids! Glad you had a couple days off.


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I am a single mom to four amazing kids; each of whom just happen to have been adopted. The first three were adopted through foster care, and we just completed an international adoption from Haiti. Our family has grown through adoption and I am all the more blessed to know each of my children. I worship a mighty God, teach Special Ed, love bargains, and am inspired by Pinterest... come along with us for the ride!

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