Monday, January 12, 2009

September synopsis

I promised a September synopsis this week, so a September synopsis ye shall have. Let's see, September began with Labor Day weekend, during which I believe we did NOTHING. Then in one magical day, Meg started high school



(Notice it is dark outside. That is because she catches the bus at zero-dark-thirty.), Jo started second grade



and Beth started kindergarten.



Since Amy naps in the afternoon, I now have approximately TWO WONDERFUL HOURS of peace and quiet every school day. Two hours where I can get things done without constant interruption. It took me about a week for this time to be productive, as I couldn't at first figure out what to do with myself.

Let's see what else... oh, yes. You may remember this little item that I mentioned in this post (which I had to transfer from my old blog in order to link to it, so some of you may have 2 new posts show up in your readers; don't get excited, one of them is an old one):



If not, and you don't feel like clicking to the other post to read about it, it is a little styrofoam cup, decorated by Beth, with pumpkin seeds planted in it that she gave to me for Mother's Day last year. Well, by September one of the little seeds had turned into this:



It always looked a little (OK, a LOT) wilted in the afternoons, but perked up each morning. The yard is all dug up because we had just gotten public water and sewer hook-ups.

Also in September, Jo and Beth tested for and received their senior red belts in Tae Kwon Do.



The belts they are wearing are not their senior red belts, they are just regular red belts, but the shot I have of them wearing their senior red belts is vertical, and unless I go into Ph0t0shop or something and rotate the image, it shows up sideways here. Since I don't feel like doing the Ph0t0shop thing, you get the old belts. Imagine them with a black stripe through the middle.

That's about it, I guess. September in a nut shell. Coming soon - "October overview."

13 comments:

citizen of the world said...

You eally are having to catch up, aren't you? I bet they've grown since those photos!

Fiona Picklebottom said...

cotw - Yes, to both things. :)

LoriD said...

Wow- that's a really impressive pumpkin patch from a little styrofoam cup!

Chantal said...

I can't believe you still remember your September so vividly. I can barely remember what we had for breakfast!

Jess said...

So much happened in September! I'm impressed.

Fiona Picklebottom said...

chantal - I didn't actually REMEMBER; I went through my Sept. pictures and figured out what happened. ;)

Nowheymama said...

Tell me more about Tae Kwan Do, please. Do the girls like it?

Alice said...

i can't believe the styrofoam planter was so successful! i can't keep anything alive, much less turn a seedling into a whole pumpkin plant :-)

hee, what are you going to use for november? november.. uh.. notes?

Shelly said...

This is AWESOME!!!! Congrats to the girls on the belts and their new grades.

Fiona Picklebottom said...

nowheymama - I will post something tomorrow.

alice - THANK YOU!!! I was wondering what to use for November. I was going to go with November nutshell, but November notes is SO MUCH BETTER.

Saly said...

Bud got his yellow belt in November and is the youngest member of the Black Belt Club! TKD has done a lot for his self esteem---how about your girls?

moo said...

WOW your girls are gorgeous, Fiona!!

CP said...

Wow- I'v tried pumpkins so many times and I can't even get a sprout. Must be the magic from your girls?

FB Pt 2 will be up in the morning. Oh yes, there is more. :)