Helen thinking of her wish
Helen with her ICarly cake
Helen turned ten last Saturday...yes, she is now "double digits"!! Everyone came over to celebrate with us, she had a great time. She was so excited last week, counting down the days until the birthday. Her teachers let some things go last week because of the excitement, it was all she talked about. She has started to mature a bit, but she can still be a stinker at times.
The kids had a blast last week during Catholic schools week. I mentioned in my last blog that I was going to help at the carnival. I ran the golf game...I became light headed! I had to bend down and pick up the balls and then set them up for the kids. It was moving along so quickly, I was up, down, up, down...yikes!! Katie was hanging around so I asked her to help me. She stayed most of the time, because of that, she received a homework pass. She was able to turn in homework without doing it and get 100%. After the other kids heard what she was getting, they all were hanging around. I talked with the teacher and told her they would probably all say they helped, which they did, just not for very long. On Tuesday, the kids went to an all school skating party. Ted had an orthodontist appointment which is near the rink. Instead of taking him back to school, I dropped him off at the party. We beat the buses there, so I was talking with some of the other parents and they talked me into staying. Having roller skated as a kid, and absolutely loving it, I couldn't resist putting on a pair of skates. I was a bit wobbly, but in general, did pretty good. I held Katie's hand for awhile and skated with her, she was doing awesome by the end of the day. She was so proud of herself, and so was I. Robbie held onto me for a little while, but most of his friends were busy playing video games, and snacking. He stood next to me during the Hokey Pokey...needless to say, I didn't have the opportunity to do the dance because Robbie kept grabbing onto me so he wouldn't fall!! There was one point when I was out on the rink without any kids holding on. I was talking with another parent when out of the corner of my eye I saw arms waving frantically, and then felt the knock of someone's skates. I almost fell flat on my *beep*!!! I of course let out a small scream, and was able to regain my balance as the kid who ran into me kept going with their arms still waving around in the air. I looked behind me to see if it was clear, and caught the kid's gym teacher smiling from ear to ear. He had seen the whole thing and asked if I was okay. I told him yes, and that it was a close call, he agreed. I stayed off the floor for the remainder of time, which wasn't that long. I'm glad I stayed, the kids couldn't get over the fact that I could roller skate. For one night...I was a rock star!!
Until next time-