|Adam took this picture through his bedroom window of Jaden on the fence . She goes out occasionally, but would rather be indoors.|
The second grade classes had their big field trip Friday. They've been studying pirates and having pirate fun for two weeks and they went for a sail on a pirate ship. Jasmine has done it, and it's always the high light of second grade.
But neither twin got to go. Kayla was told long ago she couldn't due to deliberately hurting other children. Due to a shortage of room on the boat, only one teacher and one chaperone can go per class so good behavior is required. Kaleb missed the zoo trip earlier in the year and was told by his teacher and myself he could go this time if he demonstrated good classroom behavior. And he did. Until I paid for the trip. Then he stole three times at home (lying to Adam once to get him away from the food so he could take it) and was on red every single day on the school behavior chart starting the day I paid the money. He informed us it didn't matter because the money was non refundable. ($17.50) It really seemed like a bad case of empowerment. Same reason I can't take him lunch at school because it makes him feel important and he becomes super aggressive toward other kids.
I talked to the teacher, who did not feel Kaleb should go but didn't want to be the one to say that, and told him we'd take the loss of the money. It turned out someone hadn't paid the full amount yet so we lost the $4.50 transportation fee but will get $13 back. Hopefully it is a lesson learned.
|No one is supposed to play ball in the house, but it does happen. Caught in the act.|
|Today Tyler, Jasmine and I took the dogs on a field trip to a humane society fundraiser in another county. It's where we got Kiara and Jayden. Caspian likes putting his head out the window!|
|It was two hot dogs, a bag of chips and a can of soda for $5 at the marina. Guess who got the extra hot dogs?|
|The weather was beautiful.|
|We went back to the humane society to fill out the paperwork.|
|He is going to be pretty small. Sure hope Kiara doesn't think he's a chew toy.|
|Here's his adoption photolist picture. He had three siblings who were already chosen. Jasmine has named him Travis.|
|We stopped at a park on the way home to let the dogs play.|
|Everyone wanted to take advantage of the beautiful weather.|
So that's our weekend so far.