Today, at Pumpkin's request, we drove about 15 minutes north, to a library in another town.
Pumpkin's 4th grade teacher told the class at the end of the school year, that she got a part time job at this library. And, Pumpkin really wanted to visit her teacher!
So, thanks to google maps directions, we headed out, didn't get lost, and found Pumpkin's teacher just heading into the library as we arrived!
Mrs. M had a very tough year this past school year. Her husband was killed in a hit and run, while out walking their dog, 4 days before Christmas. They did find and arrest the teen, who had been drunk driving. So sad.
Mrs. M is 72 and she and her husband were just planning on retiring this year to begin to travel together. Mrs. M did not retire as planned, she credits her wonderful 'kids' for helping her to keep going in the face of this tragedy.
It was really amazing to see. The kids totally rallyed around her the whole year, writing her notes and giving her hugs when they saw she looked sad.
I actually had Mrs. M thirty years ago when I was in the same middle school. She was the reading specialist at that time. I was in one of the 'higher' class levels so we took spanish 4 days a week and reading skills one day a week. Other classes took reading 5 days a week.
As it turned out, Mrs. M's little library had an excellent young adult section, and Pumpkin took out 3 books at her teacher's recommendation, and Fuzzy 6 books! Yay! We also had a very nice visit with Mrs. M. You could tell she was just thrilled to see Pumpkin Muffin, and introduced her around as her star student!!!
I cannot begin to tell you how happy I am that these three kids have inherited my love of reading! ;-)
Hammer didn't get any books today, but he has several piled up to read right now, here at home, so it's all good!
This afternoon we are heading over to the pool. Bob and Ilene's children, Peanut and DogBoy are on the swim team, and they have a swim meet tonight!! It should be fun!
The kids can actually cheer on their friends from in the water! So, you can imagine how excited the kids are to go!
In other news, I made my appointment with my rheumatologist for August 7th! Okay???? lol
Thank you all for your comments yelling at me, as soon as I got online, I remembered - 'Uh oh! Call the doc!' lol