Monday, April 20, 2015
The picture of her above is by her message she made for the "mesenarys" when they came to have dinner with us. Couldn't get the whole pic to load. So back to the very discombobulated story, Emily Duncan and I finally sang our duet yesterday, "I know that my Redeemer Lives." I've sung it a hundred times with lots of different people but it was a treat to sing it with Emily. She majored in music and is very good.
The first pic is of Janelle at the zoo. We went last Friday right after spinning. We met Jill Clemow and Melinda Jacobson. Melinda and I have hung out a lot lately. She lives close to Rose Park so we'll meet there quite a bit. Her little boy Henry is Janelle's age so they have fun together. As weird as this sounds, ts nice to have a friend with only one kid because her and her husband Steven are sure handy with their extra set of hands whenever we go anywhere together.
Kandace has been having a hard time at school. Academically she's doing well but Ms. K says she just gets pouty and sad sometimes, unwilling to cooperate and do what she's supposed to. This is stressful news to a basically singe mom of 3 other kids who need lots of attention from mom. We made a chart and if she get stickers every day for good attitude and following instructions, she'd get to stay at gma Asays Fri night which is the ULTIMATE reward for my kids. Along with the chart, I had lunch with her the next day, volunteered in her classroom and tried to sign her up for soccer (suggestion from teacher) only to find out it totally overlapped with their already scheduled swimming lessons. Having places to go and trying to make home life a little more fun has been helpful I think for her.
Michael has been able to come home every weekend since his rotation started which has been a dream. I think when he goes to Libby, the kids and I will try to stay a couple weeks with him while he's there.