Sunday, September 30, 2007

Fun weekend

Friday was K's Back to School BBQ. H, myself, K, and Mrs. D, and Miss J. went with us. K had so much fun running around with all her new friends and screaming to me everytime someone I hadn't met came up to her. I got two more responses to her party. (Only 4 people have responded from her class so far. GRRRR) I got to chat with some of the parents too which was very nice. One boy's father turned out to be Mrs. D's ex-boyfriends cousin! How weird is that! I was very proud of K because when Miss J would sit down, K always came back to her to check on her before running off with her friends from school again. She made sure to include Miss J in things and not forget about her BFF.

Our girls got to run around the playground and then came back to our house to play together, which is much further in between since starting school. You could tell they were just happy to be together. Even as tired as you could tell they both were, there were no arguments and as Mrs. D and I were practically falling asleep on the couch after enjoying our Starbucks, they were happily playing in K's room with Polly Pockets.

Yesterday, H played in a softball tournament, K had dance, then we went to lunch with Mrs. D & Miss J and then K went with them for a sleepover. I went home and napped until H got home. We got Chinese take out and watched two movies. Kind of lame when we could have done anything but we were both so tired, it was all we wanted to do. But as we said, we did it together and that's whats important!

Today is dinner at BIL and SIL's house. Surf and turf! YUMMY! Going to pick up my little one it a little bit. I missed her terribly last night.

I have to go away for work next week for three days. K is not going to be happy about that. She freaked when I went to Michigan in April for Grandpa's funeral and being as emotional as she's been since starting school, I'm sure its going to be worse those three days.

Off to go get my baby!

Monday, September 24, 2007

Oh boy am I in for it!

Well we had our first homework session tonight! Miss K declared I don't like homework ITS BORING! And proceeded to fight me for the first 10 minutes of an assignment that should have taken 5 minutes!

We made it through finally. Ok, Mommy do I have homework ALL THE TIME?!?!?!

Then I made the mistake of going to our cousin's for dinner tonight. No more things on a school night. She freaked when we had to leave. It was already past her bedtime. She proceeded to cry and yell for the first 5 minutes of our drive. Then we had a nice talk about Kindergarten. She has decided it is too hard. Montessori was easy, this is hard. I can't do it Mommy, I just can't. :( Broke my heart. I explained to her how we learn things. Learning isn't always easy but its a part of life. She is a such a smart little girl. I know she can do anything. It turned into a great talk and moment for me until . . .

We started talking about the months and she actually argued with me that their was no March. I mean this girl ARGUED about it. Then started crying and yelling. (Can we say overtired?) I had to pull out the school calendar when we got home and prove to her I actually know the months of the year! Later, it came out that on one of the boards at school they have the months. Next to the months is a birthday cake for any child in the class that has a birthday. There's no birthdays in March. So I said, ok but Kendyl there's still going to be a March even if there are no birthdays in the Happy Hearts class of her school! Aye Aye Aye! I'm in trouble~~~

Touching E-mail

I received this e-mail today from my BFF, Mrs. T. It really hits things home. So much of my life has been sad but SO much more has been good. I have a beautiful daughter, a handsome, loving and great husband, and am surrounded by awesome family and friends that have become family. I know things in my life aren't where I want them to be. I know there are so many people in my life that aren't here anymore that I miss terribly and that their deaths have changed me. I cannot let these tragedies and life circumstances drain me of the happiness that I do have in my life.

Thank you all for being part of that happiness!

Here's the e-mail:

As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that
wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You
will have your heart broken probably more than once and
it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so
remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight
with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things
an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast,
and you'll eventually lose someone you love. So take too
many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never
been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset
is a minute of happiness you'll never get back. Don't be
afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Ladies Night

Well last night I had a Ladies Only party. I had a good turn out from family and friends. We had laughs, munchies, and a few drinks. I really needed a few hours of fun. We spent the time before it running around with dance and swimming and trying to get the place in order plus make all the munchies. (Tastefully Simple stuff of course!)

Sent out Miss K's birthday invitations. Got the last two addresses I needed so those will go out on Monday. I can't believe her birthday is three weeks away.

After care on Friday went well. She was out on the playground when I went to pick her up. She was EXHAUSTED and we attempted to go to a Chinese Buffet for dinner and she fell asleep in the car. Poor baby. But she woke up good and ate like crazy!!

We completed her first project today. We had to decorate a folder, front and back, with people, places, and things Kendyl can write about. They are doing a writing workshop and will use these pictures as inspiration. Here is the picture:

We found clipart, pictures and stickers of things she likes. We printed them and the three of us cut and glued it to the folder. It was a fun family project. She put in pictures of herself with her BFF Miss J and her sister Miss G. Along with her cousin Mr. J from PR and her baby cousins Miss C and Miss T. (Also in the middle is the three of us and we couldn't forget our fur friend Mr. O!) I think it came out really well.

We also got some downtime at home today which is rare these days! Miss K and I cuddled on the couch and watched the new Barbie movie, Barbie is the Island Princess or something like that. Then we went to Titi's for a BBQ. Probably one of the last for the season. :(

Overall it was a nice weekend. Miss K asked me tonight when school was going to end. *SIGH* I told her not for a long time. She replied "Like Montessori?"

Oh I forgot this Miss K funny! She was telling my Mom on Friday how she didn't want to go to aftercare. My Mom said she had to b/c her and my Dad weren't going to be home. So Miss K says to my Mom, "Well, Nana, you can give a key!" LOL Like CPS wouldn't be banging down my door for having a 4 year old latch key kid. Plus the bus driver won't even let her off the bus if an adult isn't there! Too funny the things they come out with.

So I'm hoping for a better week this week. No crying about going to school this weekend. Although she didn't want to go to dance and she didn't want to go to swimming! But she went to both and had a great time!! Swimming is over now so its just school and dance on Saturdays now.

Friday, September 21, 2007


I just re-read my post. It should have been adjusting "hasn't" been easy for her or me.

But you probably got that!!

Thursday, September 20, 2007

Welcome to my blog!

Ok, been checking out everyone's blogs and decided to try my own! So here it is in the primitive state.

September has been one crazy month! Miss K started Kindergarten on September 5th. I had a mental breakdown the night before. Sobbed uncontrollably for almost 30 minutes. All while H was sleeping on the couch. Even the dog slept through it. Usually Mr. O is there to lend a paw and comfort me. They must have all thought I flipped my lid. Maybe O was prentending to sleep because of that! :)

So we wake up the morning of the 5th, get her ready, eat breakfast, take pictures, and head to myMom's. (Since my hours are before and after she gets on and off the bus, she is bussed to and from my parents house.) Get to my parents, take more pictures and head to the bus stop. Miss K is laughing and playing and asking, where is the bus? Bus comes down the road, just as Miss K is getting on the bus, my sister-in-law(SIL) pulls up in the nick of time to wave and smile! Miss K smiles and waves, more pictures and the bus is off. A few tears are shed by me and my SIL and I jump in our (new!) car and head to the school.

SIL and I hide behind a tree so Miss K doesn't see us. She's the 6th or 7th bus down. They let the first five off, they pull away and Miss K's bus pulls right in front of us! I hide behind this quite large father, asking him not to mind me, and SIL ducks down. PHEW she didn't see us. WRONG!!! All of a sudden, she looks over, smile BIG, and waves at us. She listens and stays in line and into the school she goes. :( But she had a great first day.

Adjusting to full day Kindergarten has been so easy for her or me. She's exhausted. She's missing seeing so much of Nana and Pop-Pop. (Now its only an hour in the morning and 45 minutes in the afternoon with them.) She's missing me during the day. She's making friends. She's learning. SHE'S CRANKY AT NIGHT!

Our weekday life has totally changed. No more hanging out with our BFF's Mrs. D and Miss J, not until Friday nights or the weekend! Bed time routine starts at 7:30 now. Poor H barely sees Miss K since he doesn't get home until 6:30 from work.

I worry about her all day. I haven't worried this much since I first went back to work when she was 10 weeks old. Of course I *always* think of her during the day but I didn't "worry" unless she was sick. Now I look at the clock and think, she's at lunch, she's at gym, she's on the bus going home. Is she ok? Did someone play with her on the playground? Did someone eat lunch with her?

I thought the age of 3 was rough. This is nothing compared to it. Have to keep it positive but be forceful that this is what she has to do. When inside I want to lock her in her room and put her back in her crib! Can't do that though, so we continue to keep adjusting! Hopefully by June she'll be adjusted. LOL