Thursday, December 27, 2007
This Christmas season was wonderful! Kids got to play int he snow here at the subdivision- and see Santa!!! Secret Santa with playgroup was fun and MNO Christmas party at a fellow playgroup mom's house. Everyone brought some great food and I had a super time.
Then it was Tim's vacation- we actually got to go out to breakfast together with Adam while Cayley & Travis were in school. Travis had his pre-k Christmas prgram that next week and that was FUN! Our little Travis was singing and dancing. It was only 20minutes long- but that's long enough for 80+ pre k kids!
Class parties were good-Now the kids are off for the holidays- one week down & one to go :) Actually it's going really well this week.
Christmas Eve my mom, step dad & AJ came up to visit!! It was so great! The kids decorated gingerbread men with the grandparents and Tim & I took AJ w/ us to Bass Pro Shop. That was more fun then I expected. Plus it was nice to spend time w/ my little brother- who is so much taller than me!!! Came home and we had some super tamales & chicken torilla soup(yummy) and just hang out a thome that night. Oh we tracked Santa on NORAD again this year- so cool!
Christmas morning- I thought ahead and set the coffee to start at 5:30am- thank goodness!!! By 6am, the kids were up and woke up grandpa & daddy!!! It was so much fun to see the kids open their gifts- even Travis was cute when he got something that wasn't Spiderman or a robot!!!
After the big wrapping paper clean up- I cooked pancakes and got a second cup of coffee, lol! The rest of the morning was filled with learning how to work the robots all the kids got and dressng up for some family Christmas pics.
My mom left around 12:30 and my dad & Linda go there around 3pm. Tim was working on deep frying his first turkey and we were all excited!Yep- so more food! But this meal was way easier for me :) and yep- more presents! It was a nice 2 days with my families!!!!
Has yet to happen, but coming soon! Monday is Adam's 3rd birthday!!! Dad & Linda are bringing Cayley back from SA on Saturday or Sunday and then we'll have a little something for my baby. - and then again on Monday :)
I'll add some pics later- gotta clean up some more!!!!
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Monday, November 26, 2007
so the kids had the whole week of thanksgiving off from school. yep- that made me a little nervous to have all 3 home and try and get ready for the big lunch on thursday. but my dad & linda came up and took cayley & trav back to sa with them from sunday- wednesday!!! i got so much done and felt good too. a BIG thanks to you guys!!!!
tim, adam, & i actually got to take a trip to the mall and get my secret santa's gifts and have a real nice dinner out!! adam was so sweet- since he had already eaten dinner :)
lunch on thanksgiving was so good! i love thanksgiving foods so much! sounds weird, but so true. did a little shopping on black friday and then did nothing much besides watch movies and decorate for christmas at home.
it was hard getting the kids up and moving on monday and each had their excuses for wanting to stay in bed...but nope! they went to school.
i have several portrait sessions coming up. very excited about that :) so fingers crossed for more great weather like today!!!
Cayley has now lost her first tooth! What a busy month it's been for the tooth fairy :) I'll share some pics soon.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
then came all the blood. omg! now i'm like yelling at cayley to keep adam in the other room while trav and i are in the bathroom. i called my mil for her mommy opinion and together we didn't think he needed stiches, but one of his top teeth was super loose. poor travis was so exhausted by this point and he falls asleep on the couch once the bleeding stopped. i was so emotionally drained too.
i called our 24- hour nurse hotline and she said i was doing all i could. so friday i took him to see the dentist to check his tooth. well, after the xrays, they found that trav has an extra tooth above his 2 front baby teeth but below his permanent ones. so when it's time, it will be easy to remove, but right now that tooth is making it hard for the loose one to tighten up again.
he'll be ok- just enough to scare me!! now all he wants is for it to come out. it's looking pretty dangle"y" today so i called the super wonderful dentist. she said let him do what he want and if it comes out then ok. so that's the plan :)
Friday, September 28, 2007
There's my class reunion in 7 days and as of right now I think it's under control again . Things got a little scary there for a minute, but like all good things, everything is falling into place for us :) My parents are all being so supportive of this event and are helping in great ways. So if you are reading this "Thank You!". I get to see all of them this next weekend AND get to see my friends and have a night out with Tim. Wow! All of this rarely happens, let alone in the same weekend.
Travis has his first field trip and they are going to Moody Gardens Aquarium! I already booked my spot to go with :) My sweet neighbor said she would keep Adam for me so I can go. Oh and Trav's teacher emailed and asked if I'd be on a site based comittee at he school...I said sure! They only meet once a month afterschool, so that's all good for me. Very excited that they asked me to be on it :) I guess they figure I'll be around for the next 4 years possibly, lol!
Cayley is doing so well in school! All of her returned papers are 100s except one 94--she felt bad about it. She know's she's a smartie! Dancing with the Stars is back on and that's our show to watch together! I love sitting down with her and laughing, cheering, and being a judge of the show too! I know we'll have class halloween parties to help with :)
Today is October 30, 2007-
WOW! Ok, not much blogging going on here lately! So here's an update:
Class reunion was wonderful! Annie &MaryAnn are the best! We had the same goals and worked so well together. Lucky for us, someone else wants to organize a 15 year. lol
Travis' field trip was great! He did not want me to go with him. Being at school is HIS time and not for mommy- he says. He got over it and we had a fun morning together at the aquarium. He's so silly. Lately he's doing these crazy funny poses for pictures.
Cayley got her first 1st grade report card and all 100s. Her reading is so good and her math is strong too. I got to eat lunch with her at school last week and it was so nice to see her in her element. She was quieter than at home, but she was so happy to share the time with me. I got to sit and chat with her teacher too and that was nice. Cayley's class Halloween party is tomorrow and I'm helping :) Trav's is today and I better get going to make it to his costume parade--more updates to come!
back from Trav's party-- really quick trip for me & Adam. Adam just was into everythng, so we left early. Did get some good pics though. During the parade- guess who lead it off???? TRAVIS! Super cute!
Adam is talking more lately. He's saying "yes". He's doing well and just being a sweetheart most of the time :)
I had a portrait session a couple of weekends ago and it was so much fun! Looking forward to being busy with pictures this fall/winter!
Tim's doing good too. He was in Pennsylvannia all last week for a training session. We missed him and glad he's back home.
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
My dad's in the hospital today. As of right now, he's prepped and ready to go into surgery at 3pm. I wish there was something I could do for both him and my step mom , but right now prayers are all I can offer. Just a little edgy till I get word that he's ok.
Cayley was super surprised when my mom and stepdad met her for lunch at school yesterday! But she woke up this morning so cranky and agitated- not sure what exactly was the matter, but she went off the school fine. Her open house is tomorrow night :)
The kindergarten called this afternoon. Travis was already home, but I still feel like "oh no, what's wrong?" But it was good- they asked if I could volunteer to take pictures of grandparents students next week at their special breakfasts. So I said sure! I'm just happy they asked and that I can be of some help. We made several appearances at the school last year...but I didn't think they knew me that well, lol. But they knew all about Adam having to come with me :)
So now on to Thursday!
There was a nice sized tropical storm head our way as of yesterday afternoon, but it turned last minute and headed more NE of us. Talked to my dad last night and this morning! He's on his was home shortly and the surgery was a success. Thank you Thank you Jesus!
Still sick- I've had this sinus/head cold thing all week and can't shake it. More annoying than anything, I have a hard time sleeping. So that makes the days very long lately. Cayley got a little talking to by her bus driver yesterday...she was trying to turn around and chat with someone behind her...so today I made muffins for the bus driver and aide :) made some for Travis' bus too, but the funny thing was that today turned out to be Cayley's driver's birthday! So that worked out, lol!
Trying to figure out what else is needed for my class reunion picnic. Spoke to a friend of a fellow graduate and he's donating cases of soda to us! He works for Big Red and is really going out of his way to help us--there are good and generous people still left in this world afterall. Hurray!
Now it's Saturday:
Tim's stuck at work and we were planning on meeting him up at the deer lease today, but I still don't feel well enough. The kids are disappointed, but Travis is playing and singing in the bath tub & having a great time. Maybe the meds will kick in and we can still go later this afternoon.
Friday, September 7, 2007
Cayley is going to be so surprised next week! It's Grandparent's week at her school and my mom and step dad are coming to eat lunch with her. She has NO clue :) I have heard nothing but good things about her at school. I love being able to email both of their teachers and get pretty quick responses. Tomorrow is the hot dog dinner at her school and that will be a good time to get out and meet some other kids and their parents from her class. And she is so excited about her cookie dough sale fundraiser!
Adam...what can I update on Adam? Well, he's playing a new game where he holds your hand and then lets go a little at a time. So he pretends he's falling and says "Whoa" over and over. Pretty cute. Oh, got his toddler bed last night and slept soundly.
We made cookies for Cayely's bus driver this week too. What a thankless job, but we are so lucky to have sweet ladies driving our babies to and from school. We'll send some to Trav's this week. Tim's home this weekend to be sure to go to Cayley's school on Saturday --it's very important to her!
Less than a month to go till my class reunion that I'm helping plan and getting a little nervous! Lots of people want to go, but having trouble getting them to pay, lol. Praying that everything will work itself out and it will be a great event.
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Tuesday, September 4, 2007
Saturday, September 1, 2007
This is what I needed to hear to get me through the rest of the night! I know I do not exude confidence, never have really, but I am learning to grab it when I can :) Going to pop some popcorn and snuggle in on the couch with the kids. Mom, that popcorn maker is so exciting to the kids! They love it! and I vacuum. Just kidding!
Tomorrow I get to explain to Travis why there's not school on Sundays and try to get motivated to go to church. Cayley actually asked me if she could start on her Christmas list today! She had a much better afternoon and even got to help make peanut butter cookies.
I guess I'll try and do little updates once a week or so. Oh Travis is learning to say the Pledge of Allegiance! It's really cute! His teacher is so sweet and chats via email with me during the week.
So if anyone can handle my ramblings --keep checking the blog. It can only get better!