Rochelle camd home with awards for math and reading as well as a Silver Honor Roll Certificate and a great report card. Rebecca squeaked through but we've known that - no big surprise. One unusual thing though, Rebecca, who almost never cries, cried all the way home from school according to Rochelle and was still crying when she came in.
She finally said she missed her school and her teacher. Poor baby. I would have expected that from Rochelle; it's happened before, but Rebecca? Totally forlorn. She's okay now but it took a while. Change is hard and elementary to middle school is a big one.
Elcie already had her grades so no surprises. She wore a white t-shirt today and had it signed by everyone she could find. It's covered.
They're spending the night with friends across town. Nice people so far as I can tell and the girls have been there before, with someone else driving. Never allow two 5th graders to give directions. First they told me it was Binish Street. I searched and searched. Finally called the family. After they said the name about three timss, I said "Phoenix?" That was it. We have a whole section of streets named after state capitals. Very hard to figure out, even with a map. The girls insisted it was on the corner of Phoenix and Loughborough. After driving the length of Loughborough, I decided there was no such thing and looked at the map one more time. Okay. It's not on the corner of anything and the girls had totally forgotten the street it intersects (twice). Phoenix is a "U" doubling back to the same street it started on. I hate those. Finally we arrived and I'll know better next time.
Elcie's asleep with the smallest cat whose name seems to be Dipstick.
We had cake and ice cream for my daughter's 50th birthday not long after the gang came in from school. My son Jim's is in two more days. He'll be 38. We used to combine the celebration but it's harder now with so many people involved.
Welcome to Pea from Ontario, Canada. She's the mom of two grown sons and we've been running into each other on other blogs for a while. She says it's hot there too.
Once again I had something funny enough happen for Ray to say "you should put it on your log". Log? Oh well, he was close. Now I can't remember what it was. Had to be something about the girls. Maybe I should start carrying a recorder? I can't write and drive at the same time.
We ran a few errands this morning and then went for breakfast. Suddenly remembered it may be our last chance without the girls for a while. Came home just ahead of the girls.
Giants rained out in New York.
Thanks to everyone for comments if I haven't replied directly.
Baby Jonathan still doing fine. I'll nag Jim about getting back to his blog. I'm his mommy, I can do that.
I have another short post right below this one full of good news about a mom and her family I've never met. Take a look if you have a chance.
Take care everyone and enjoy your weekend (or half weeekend for you on the other side of the world).