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March 19, 2015 - 9:00 am
Well here it is, 1 month later! I survived another cookie season... HOORAY!
Busy month all around
Cookie wise- we spent a lot of time trying to find a mystery house, but with no luck. They were giving out extra rounds of clues and when we went back to find the one in Mesa, we saw another girl ring the bell and win. Then we were looking for the one in Chandler and didn't find that one either. The final cookie box total= 854! No little mermaid dinner theatre, but she did get the telescope!
Jade decided on a hello kitty theme for her birthday and I made a caterpillar cake. We only had a few people over- Jason, Erik, Bryan (late of course), us, Sam & Bryleigh, Christy, Pria and Sapphire. At Jade's well visit she was 33 lbs and 41". She has has 1.2" on Cadence at age 3 but Cadence had 4 more lbs on Jade. On her actual birthday we went to Chompies for dinner and brought home a cupcake. Sang happy birthday and she opened her presents from us.
Judy got into town on Friday the 6th around lunchtime. Jay & I had the last cookie booth that night. Saturday was building and Jade's party. I was exhausted. Sunday we went to Lolo's for breakfast, followed by a food coma. I didn't take off for the week, but Cadence had spring break so they actually got to spend time with each other. One day they went to the park. Another day they went to the store. They baked a cake. Thursday I took Cadence and Sarah to a groundbreaking ceremony at Camp Sombrero so we were gone for a few hours and then they played until her mom came about 4pm. We then went to see Cinderella at ASU gammage. Jade fell asleep shortly into the 2nd act. The seats certainly weren't the greatest but the tickets were less than $40 each so that wasn't terrible.
I registered Cadence AND Jade for a new school starting in August. It's called CEE, Center for Educational Excellence. It's in Tempe, right at Elliot and McClintock. Re-registration forms had come out in January and I really didn't want to send Cadence back to LEA. I really don't like the principal. I don't feel like she's being challenged enough. The teachers are nice, the new building is nice, but that's about it. And it's so far! This school is literally 5 minutes away. The principal is also the owner and when she gave us the tour, we had that same feeling when we toured with Mr Z! The teachers seem really nice. Their classrooms are so much more colorful and just seem like there's a lot going on. They have a ton of after school clubs. Cadence is excited, which is saying a lot. They have a preschool too, so instead of doing building blocks, which don't get me wrong is a great program and VERY affordable, it's super far. The preschool is about 2x the price of Chandler's but I'll have them in the same building and it's a 4 hour, 3x a week. So they start in August.
I'm still undecided about Girl Scouts. They actually have an existing troop at her new school, but they don't seem very active (only meet once a month, hardly any weekend activities). Next week is our leader's meeting so I want to talk to Rebecca and Deborah and get some feedback about the best thing to do (take over the existing troop or just start a new one). Donna really doesn't do ANYTHING for the troop. She's been working on the international festival stuff. But that just makes me more mad because the girls should be doing it! We have 5 meetings left for the year. I've also got 3 troop events planned (that I did on my own). Plus Cadence & I have 3 events that we are doing. In fact, we are missing Lauren's birthday because we are doing 2 GS events that day. I'm kinda glad, terrible as it sounds.
archery instructor aka wonderwoman - September 25, 2017