Busy as usual and up to 9 tutoring students. Quite frankly, it’s all the room I have. I am tutoring on Wednesdays til 6:30 and Friday until 7. I just added twins to make it 9. I took them together at first, but after the new year, I will take them separately. They are definitely all boy. LOL. My parents gave me some really cool gifts..not all are pictured here. I got a elf made from quart jar top rings..so cute, a pair of really cool shoes (narrow enough to fit exactly), goodies to eat (zucchini bread, candy, buckeyes, chocolate coated pretzels, peppermint candies, etc. Little Cutie got candy, an art set and a popcorn can. 😉 My tutoring parents rock.
At the beginning of class on Thursday, I just had 2 Little Warriors (others came in not too long afterwards so we had a pretty good class) so I let them noodle fight and noodle block. Little Cutie told me she didn’t think she should have to do homework at a place that wasn’t home (b/c I had her working during the 2nd class). I informed her, it wasn’t homework, but uncompleted school work.
Little Cutie celebrated her 6th birthday. She got several small gifts from us and some from her ‘adopted’ grandmama. Her main gift is a very cool loft cabin type bed that Stephen made. I still need to do a little bit to it so I’ll post pics of it later. It looks awesome and she loves it. She’ll sleep in it for the first time tomorrow. She also had a Dr. appt on her bday (her mama’s doing) and her mama had the flu so we had to take her. She did great and I got her a flu shot. Her dad made her strawberry cupcakes and I helped her dip strawberries in chocolate. We watched a movie (Mickey’s Christmas Carol) and ate popcorn later in the evening. She had a great day.
Last night we went to Holiday Lights at the Zoo. She LOVES this. We got a pic. made with Santa, made ornaments, colored pictures and saw a lot of our favorite animals. On the way home, we went by a place in a nearby town that has LOADS of lights and free hayrides. That was fun as well. We were late getting home but it was a great time for us all.
I’d hoped to have a few days of rest but that doesn’t seem to be happening but this is the first Christmas in several years that Little Cutie and her parents will be here on Christmas. I’m stoked about that. Fortunately, we were able to get most of her gifts from Goodwill or thrift stores. The only major purchase we got her was a robot dog (the one major thing she asked for) and her parents got her a battery for a jeep that friends of mine gave her several years ago..we just never could afford a battery. I suggested last year they get it but they didn’t..this year they accepted the suggestion. Christmas Eve we plan to do all the traditions we did with the boys growing up……treasure hunt (leading to a small gift), cookie making and decorating (for Santa and us), going out with hot chocolate and looking at lights, etc. Then on Christmas a.m. a wonderful huge breakfast. They will then go to see DIL’s family. The Friday after Christmas we go to my SIL’s to celebrate my MIL’s birthday (my idea as my husband is extra worried about his mom’s health). Hopefully two out of our three boys will be there. Over the weekend, we’ll head to the farm and be there several days. There’s never resting there but I do hope to get Stephen to handle Little Cutie for an hour or so in order for me to get some reading in. We shall see.
Our book down continues.
Merry Christmas to you all.