Sunday, September 7, 2008

Randomness

So things have been pretty busy around here. School started again for me. Middle schoolers are hilarious. Everything is life or death. Oh the drama and tears of the first week of school. Friends that are in different classes, lockers that won't open, teachers they don't like, and the list goes on. I have to say that I used to think people who worked in middle schools were just a little bit crazy, but I love it. I can honestly say that I never have a boring day of work. Those tweeners keep me thoroughly entertained. :)

Brighton has been cracking us up even more than usual lately. It's amazing how much she picks up on when we think she isn't listening and then she starts talking about something like a week later and we are like "what!!??" Our funny little sponge. Just soaking up the world. The other morning I discovered that she knows our first names. When she woke up, I went to her room and she said, "Hi Momma Ashwee, where's Don?" Then the other night at dinner she asked me if I wanted a drink of my water. I said "sure" and she lifted her glass, clinked it with mine and said "cheers!" Yeah, no idea where she got that from. I am trying to think if they do that in one of the Disney cartoons or something. It's so fun to see how fast she learns and to realize how much she already knows.

I am usually a super picture taker, but for some reason, just haven't taken many lately. Here are a few...

Bri on her new bike
At the zoo

Here's Bri on the train at the zoo. She wanted to ride it so bad so we caved. It ended up being 45 min long and all we saw were trees. No animals. Woo-hoo. She still had fun just being on the train though.

This guy looks like he's had a rough day


And here we have a little tickle torture clip...

video

10 comments:

Angie said...

Super cute tickle torture! Love the picture of the bear... please tell me you took that, it's awesome! Love the workings of little brains.. such cute little comments. Be sure and write down the classics, it's amazing how quick you forget them! Glad school is going well. I wouldn't do middle school again for a large sum of money!!! I'm sure your perfect for those kids. Your job just fits you.

Lewis News said...

A few months ago I cracked up when I heard Cooper yell for dad and said, "Hey Quinc". He's really went through a phase where he likes to call him Quinc and me Debbie. Chase does it too. It's so funny. Cooper has been praying every night to go to disneyland...when can we go again?!

The Fear Fam said...

I feel like that bear sometimes. Great pic!

And I so admire you for working in a middle school. Oh, the drama!!! I remember it well. :)

Haskins said...

What cute pics!! I cant believe how much hair Bry has--- It has taken forever for maddi to grow hair!! I love her little bike so cute!!!!

Becky said...

Hey Ashwee, I didn't know you worked at a middle school. What do you do there?
And so funny about the sponge stuff. Sometimes it scares me how much me kids pick up. I have to be REALLY careful!

The Farrell Family said...

I work part time as a middle school counselor. :)

Maren said...

That's because people who work with middle schooler HAVE to be crazy...otherwise they wouldn't be able to deal. There was never a dull moment in all my five years, and now I blame my ultra short attention span on those kids. :) You're so levelheaded and have a great sense of humor --you're perfect to work with them.
That bear picture is awesome.
Those zoo train rides are perfect for seeing the backs of building and great indigenous foilage. As long as Brighton liked it, right?
She's such a happy girl.

Haskins said...

I love your background!! Is that a free one? ITs super cute!

Bri!!! said...

Very cool. They truly are little sponges. So it's really weird for me to read about a little girl named Bri:-). It's a first for me. Her full name is way cooler than my full name though.

Amy Morris said...

Your daughter is adorable. I can't believe that you are a middle school counselor- how fun...I bet you are never bored! and what a perfect job for you, I bet the kids love you!