Saturday, March 01, 2008

M got in to all day kindergarten, yeah!

Our local public grade school, that's really close to our house offers only 1 session of all day kindergarten - for 20 kids. If they have more than 20 sign up, then it's a lottery to see who gets in. I don't know how many signed up, but today we got the letter saying that she got in and I'm soo happy. I was afraid she'd end up in morning or afternoon kindergarten and we'd have to figure out daycare for the rest of the day and it would be a total pain. Today I even signed her up for before and after school care that the YMCA does at the school, so we drop her off and pick her up at school. I don't have to worry about her going in a bus or van anywhere before or after school. It makes me so happy to know that she'll be there all day long. Yeah!

Now, we just wait and wait and wait until August and the start of the new school year...

Sunday, February 24, 2008

We had about 6 families over yesterday afternoon to hang out and eat pizza for dinner. Every time we have a large group over I realize that there is a list of "serving pieces" that I really wish I had. In reality I should just buy some of these things but I then have to find a place to store them in our tiny kitchen. I'm going to have to remember to put these on my wish list for next holiday season.

* salad tongs
* an ice bucket and tongs
* nice wine glasses
* a couple decent sized platters for food
* a nice serving dish for fruit that has a lid so I could have it all ready before hand and in the fridge
* a nice neutral vase for flowers
* an extra cookie sheet (I made 6 pizzas so one more cookie sheet is always helpful)
* earplugs -- we ended up with 11 screeching kids in the house, all the grownups could have used these at one point or another :)