Cole may not be very nice to everyone, but he is overly sweet to me.He constantly tells me he loves me because I'm so soft.
Sunday, January 12, 2014
Hadley came over for a little while today. She put on her own headband. I told her that her hair looked ridiculous, but she said she didn't care.
It was a gorgeous day. It was in the high 60s. Not bad for January.
Friday, January 10, 2014
The 5th graders at Stone Canyon went on a field trip to BizTown in Tulsa. It was so awesome. Their classes have been preparing for this day for a while. They applied for jobs, had interviews, learned how to set up a bank account and much more. Zoe was happy she got the job she applied for...news anchor!
We borrowed Aunt Shell's clothes (and attitude) for the big day!
I volunteered at one of the businesses and was so glad I went. The building was set up like a real town.
I helped out in a business called Linde. They did science experiments and sold items like slime that they actually made. I was so impressed by how independently they worked!
The town had a doctor's office where the kids could go for a check up. It was covered through their insurance but they did have a copay of 25 cents. They enjoyed lunch at Arby's and could buy items at Reasor's and other stores. They had a wholesale store that delivered supplies and a non for profit agency that supported charities.
The kids could visit a financial advisor and invest some of their money in stocks. They had a City Hall where you could vote. There was a TV station and newspaper. They even had utility companies such as ONEOK that installed pipes and read meters in and around the stores.
Zoe had told me earlier that Arby's Beverage Manager was one of the most sought after jobs. Apparently a lot of kids applied for that position.
She also went to the bank to ask some questions.
Her best friend, Macy, worked at the bank. Zoe said she got a teller job but was promoted to CFO (because the original CFO had the flu). That's pretty impressive!
She seemed to be having a good time with all her friends.She also really seemed to enjoy her job. I can't wait to watch the video of her interviews.
I really loved hanging out with the 5th graders. My favorite thing that happened today though was toward the end of the experience. The group I worked with all day consisted of two girls and four boys. They were a great group. The kids loved spending their paychecks at all the stores buying all kinds of toys, jewelry, and a variety of other items. Our sweet CEO had $10 to spend but couldn't find her checkbook anywhere. By the time she found it, it was too late to buy anything. She was so sad and started crying. Without any prompting at all, the other kids in our group started giving her one of their things. It was honestly one of the sweetest things I've ever seen.
It was such a great day!
Monday, January 6, 2014
Mark, Michelle, Brad, and I loaded up Friday morning and headed to Dallas for the Cotton Bowl. Mom and Dad came to Owasso to watch all of our kids. It was super sweet of them.
Mizzou played Oklahoma State. Michelle is a huge Missouri fan and Brad is a huge Oklahoma State fan. We teased that there might be fight but thankfully there wasn't.
We walked to the stadium from our hotel and stopped by Chili's to eat on the way. The stadium was unbelievable!
Our seats were in the 3rd level and there was a huge screen above the field. When we first sat down I actually felt sick, like motion sickness! I thought it might be a long game but it got better before the game even started. Man, I'm old.
Brad and I noticed that we were sitting with all the Mizzou people. Michelle is the one that ordered the tickets and claims in was a coincidence. I kind of believe her.
Mizzou pulled off the win at the end. Brad wasn't as sore of a loser as I had expected and Michelle wasn't nearly as obnoxious of a winner as I thought she would be.