Monday, September 30, 2013
Posted by Krista Layman at 10:04 PM
Wednesday, September 25, 2013
and we were SO ecstatic to have this...our very OWN! It's the little things!
There is a desk and printer so that I can come and hold office hours and complete my work
There is filing space so that all the files could come out of our personal filing cabinet
And one night...there was a perfectly fine leather sofa sitting next to the dumpster...a place for others to sit!
And...there is a sign....a sign on Dupont Road...a pretty busy road, just across from the hospital that let's the world know...Kate's Kart is blessed...Kate's Kart is here...Kate's Kart is making a difference in our community.
And did I mention...we have electricity with our own switch...a bathroom...heating and air we can control...it's pretty amazing.
Seth absolutely loves it here...he asks to go to it several times a week and work. He loves to sticker books and put books away...and sweep...and take out the trash (oh yeah, there is a dumpster right outside our door so we don't have to bring the trash home anymore)
Grant likes it too...and now with more space...a couch...a place for him to get a drink...there is much more room for him to play or color or even watch a movie while mommy (and daddy) do a little work.
Andy has been Mr. Handyman...almost everything that was bought for us...yes EVERYTHING you see in the office area, restroom and back area, minus extra shelving, was DONATED to us....needed to be assembled!
Our family is blessed..beyond measure...and now even more we can bless our volunteers with a safe, warm/cool, comfortable place to help.
I try to maintain office hours a couple times a week...I get a lot of work done when I'm there (no internet..no distractions of home). And...you can even sign up to come help me...check out our website (www.kateskart.org) and look for the sign up genius link. I've got the times I will be there...and you can volunteer to come help...no need to be a hospital volunteer...you just need to come and sticker/sort/book keep/scrapbook/or whatever I need done!
Posted by Krista Layman at 12:45 AM
Monday, September 23, 2013
Seth and I went with friends to the water park in Marion...and to Ivanhoe's for a chocoholic overload!
Posted by Krista Layman at 9:05 PM
He had a few weeks of waiting...waiting for HIS turn to go to school. Daddy and Seth started mid-August but Grant had to wait until after Labor Day! Finally the time had come!
We went and met his teacher...Mrs. Davis.
Posted by Krista Layman at 9:01 PM
I can't believe it...3rd grade! I remember 3rd grade! It came too quickly...summer just didn't seem long enough.
We had gone to register a week before...he found out his teacher, Mr Riecke! He was excited...it was one of 2 of the teachers he wanted! He was bummed...no best buds in his class (no Nate or Elijah) but still enough guys he knew. He was looking forward to it! School supplies were bought and he was ready!
We visited the school the night before...he met Mr. Riecke and loaded his desk. He's not scared...ready to tackle the year!
He made the PEAK program...a pullout for 2 hours a week for gifted and talented kids...he's looking forward to it...mommy just wishes it was more than 2 hours! I hope he gets challenged.
The 1st day came...his buddies were here to get on the bus! He jumped out of bed with a smile on his face...3rd grade here I come! He's ready...but mom...she wishes he would just stop growing!
Posted by Krista Layman at 7:00 PM
Posted by Krista Layman at 6:00 PM