Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Back in the Swing of Things! Sort of...

A Nice Family - Not Mine!
This week is the first full week of school. That means re-adjusting to the school year routine. Homework, dinner, football practice on Tuesday nights, shower, reading, and bedtime by nine. We are back in the swing of things.

Sort of.

The boys are getting used to their earlier bed time. They are waking up just a few minutes earlier than in the summer time, but it seems like a lot earlier to them.

And to me.

I am NOT a morning person. That extra thirty minutes that we need to make sure the boys have plenty of time to get dressed and to the bus stop - it's a killer! Although, I feel especially tired this week. Maybe the busy summer is finally catching up with me. 

The after school homework routine was not that bad tonight. Reading only. The boys did a pretty good job getting home and getting their homework finished. Only a minimal amount of sass, which I promptly nipped in the bud.

We had a nice dinner (stuffed green peppers - yum!) and a nice dinner conversation about how the boys day went. We heard about who they sat by in class, at lunch, and who they played with at recess. I have always been a firm believer in family dinner. It's a great way to spend quality time as a family.

Tomorrow is the second football practice of the season. A few more weeks of practice and then we will add a game once a week. The boys' enjoy it and we love to watch them play! I think it's important to get kids involved in sports and extra-curricular activities this day in age. It helps to keep them off the couch! :)

All in all we are back in the swing of things. We will have to make a few minor adjustments over the course of the next few weeks - still, it's back to the same old routine.  

Are you back in the swing of things since school resumed? How are you helping your kiddos to adjust? How are you adjusting? I'd love to hear you comments!


Anonymous said...

That's not YOUR family??? ;) Love the pic! I really like how you organize your articles. I it makes it so easy to read.

Lindsay Williams said...

Thanks Becky! What a nice compliment! =)

Dokemion said...

I thought it was yours. Btw, Great post.


Big Mama Cass said...

How do you make your stuffed peppers?

I am not a morning person either.

Funky Mama Bird said...

Stuffed pepper recipe please!

I think my step-kids must be the last in the nation to be going back to school - they still have another week!

Kelley said...

I have two boys and look forward to our football days. My 5 y/o will start flag football in about a month. I have a few more years before I really have to hide my face! I also love stuffed green peppers. On another note, thanks for stopping by my "top 10 ways to pass the time in the carpool lane" post! :)

Lindsay Williams said...

Everyone is interested in the Stuffed Peppers! I was originally going to blog about making them and the recipe I used, but thought no one would be interested! Guess I was wrong there!

1/2 cup instant rice
1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 onion (I used a full cup)
Large Can of Tomato Sauce
Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
Seasoning to Taste (salt, pepper, garlic powder)
Fills 4-6 Large Green Peppers

I browned the ground beef and added the onions, seasoning, and a little later about 1/2 the can of tomato sauce.

I (cheated) and microwave the Green Peppers in hot water for 2 minutes each.

Mixed the rice and the ground beef/onion/tomato sauce with the rice and stuffed the peppers. Added the left-over stuffing to the bottom of the baking dish. Baked 25 minutes, removed and topped with shredded mozzarella, then baked 5 more minutes.

It was delish!

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