I've been working with Graham on getting thank you notes written for birthday gifts (actually it's still kind of a work in progress!) As I was getting some of them ready to put in the mail, this one made me smile :)
I did some testing for Leila on Friday and it was a "popcorn Friday" (they sell it to the kids for a quarter) - you could smell it all over the school! As awesome as Leila is, while I was testing she went and got me a bag which I rewarded myself with when I was all done....
Friday night was the school carnival, and oddly enough I only got this one picture of Ellie from the end of the evening in her glitter hair and super girl face paint.
When I first arrived at the carnival I did a volunteer shift of selling tickets for a half hour. After that, I met up with the kids and went to the book fair to get them each a little something (I've been promising them that we'd get there all week!). After our visit to the book fair we went to put our tickets in for raffle prizes. Graham put all of his into the 'laser tag with Ms. Lovato' bucket, and Ellie chose to put all of hers into the 'Crayola' basket her class put together (no big wins this year, unfortunately). After that, both of the kids went off with their friends to hang out and play games, so I found some of my grown-up friends to hang out with. It was really busy and it just went by so quickly!
The night took a bit of a turn when I got home and got a call from Wil about Graham losing his backpack. I drove back to the school but couldn't find it anywhere. I was feeling so sad for him 'cause I knew how disappointed he would be to lose the brand new books he just got at the book fair. I went to bad sad and emotionally exhausted - it's hard when I can't fix it and make it better for the kids.