Friday, August 28, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Today was Josh's kinda first day of school. There were only five kids in his class. On Monday it will be the real deal. Josh was so excited. I took a picture outside of his classroom and we went on in. He just went on in the assistant teacher showed him where to put his backpack and lunchbox and sign in while Mrs. T talked to me. I was kinda sad to see him go. I called bye Josh love you. He just waved. I teared up, I didn't ball but there were a tear or two. The teacher gave me a tissue. As we (Holly and I) were walking down the hall, to go to our car, she kept rubbing her eyes. I asked her if she was alright and she turned to cling to my leg and cried "Joshie!". It was such a sweet moment.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Saturday, August 22, 2009
I know it isn't really good to brag about being cheap, but I am! Sometimes I just get excited about these things.
When going to baby showers I always want to get something cute and fun, but my budget doesn't tend to allow that. I thought I would have to get my friend Crystal diapers (there is nothing wrong with that) because it would be the thing I could afford. I went to Wal Mart and saw these cute little dresses for $3 dollars each, except the pink on was a buck. I thought it would be so cute if I made little bows for her baby girl to go with the dresses. I went over to the fabric area in Wal Mart and got some ribbon you can buy off the spool so each cost me like 30 cents. I added pink and white pok-a-dot ribbon to the pink dress where it and its ruffle meet and added a little bow on the chest area. (Hard to see here wish I took a closer picture). So while I watched a movie last night I made and tacked bows then stapled them to an index card and hung it on the hanger. $12 dollars and a little time and I was pretty proud of my gift. Not only that for the most part they are not all pink. Yeah!
Not only is Josh in love, but Holly has a great deal of love for her brother. As we left Josh with his teacher at the school and walked to our car, Holly looks at me and says, "Mom, you left Joshie!". I tried to explain to her on the way back to the car that it was time for him to start going to school. That in two more years when she turns five she could go to school too. I got her strapped in the car seat and started the car. She was thinking about something, she finally informed me that this birthday she wasn't going to be three she was going to be five so she could go to school with Joshie. To top it off. About 25 mins before it was time to pick Josh up, I told Holly to clean up, it was almost time to get Josh. I have never seen that girl clean so fast. I was on the phone with my mom and Holly told me,"Mom, come with me, get off the phone, let's go!". I don't think she missed her brother at all. Soon she will be the only child, what a change.
School is coming. All the other grades have started. Josh went in this week with all the other kindergartners to get tested, so the teachers could see how they would break up the students in classes. Then next week the teachers are breaking their classes up into groups of five and having a different group come in each day to acclimate the kids. Josh gets to go on Wednesday. The following Monday he will start for good. Poor kid will get about a month or a little more at W.H. and then go to P.R. Hopefully it won't be that detrimental to him.
Here we are practicing writing with a pencil and some other school stuff we are doing at home to get him in the mode to go back to school. Holly had a little lime light as well.
Another side note: I am so nervous for Josh to go to school. There are so many what if's in my mind. Most of them don't matter like: What if other kids don't befriend him? or worse make fun of him. What if older kids pick on him? What if the teacher doesn't understand him? What if he doesn't pay enough attention? What if he doesn't improve? What if he doesn't behave? I know that it will all be fine, I hope that I will only feel this way with the first child starting in the school system. I can't believe my baby is this old.
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Saturday, August 15, 2009
So, the house hunting is still going, and I am feeling more disappointed. We've only been looking for 3 months. Oh Holly is doing really well in potty training one accident in 9 days Yeah!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Holly was all dressed up. She had stayed home from church with a slight fever ( how come sick kids don't act like sick adults?). Later when I was cooking dinner she was dancing to the church music, it is just instrumental and she liked the rhythm. Of course Josh wanted in the shot as well.
Believe it or not these are Holly's shoes. They were hammy downs, and she loves them! She will wear them with everyday clothes, princess dress and even snowsuits with an accent of St.Patrick's Day green crazy headbands. (Check out the heel)
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
I was down to one diaper left yesterday, so I decided we are going forward full speed with this potty training thing! I know you need to wait to the child is ready, but I am being stubborn. She is actually doing pretty good. One of her treats is getting M&M's and the other is being able to call anyone she wants. So far we have called; Aunt Arwen, Cousin Eden, Cousin Marion, Oma, Opa, Grandma T and Grandpa T. Some of these have been multiple times. You could be next!
Sunday, August 2, 2009
1. Guilty child (see exhibit A)
2. Lipstick slightly open and tossed back on moms church bag
3. Lipstick on lips and slightly on cheek (she actually did a pretty good job of applying).
When I called her she looked like she was going to deny, but the evidence was pretty strong against her. Sentence: No lipstick until she is fourteen! Case closed. (Just look at the shine on those lips. I know the lighting is terrible)