Tuesday, September 4, 2012

First Day of Pweschool!

Today was Will's first day of preschool!  The night before we picked out clothes, lunch items, had his extra clothes in his back pack, and the nap mat already in the trunk.  We were all excited!

This morning when he got up I said, "Will today is the day you go to school!'  He got this worried look on his face and said, "But I'm not ready..."  I totally thought he was going to back out of this thing, but then he followed it with "I'm not even dressed yet".  

Not only is my sign poorly spray painted, I put the wrong date!!!  What a ding dong!  

Backpack- check
nap mat- check
new school outfit- check
wet, overly gelled hair- check

He walked right in and started playing with things.

 One of his teachers- Mrs. Lisa.  He was still not sure about getting close to her at this point.  At the end of the day he gave her a big hug though!  That's a big deal for Will, he really only hugs people he knows well.
 Little sister was ready to stay and play too!

I took a picture while I watched him through the one way window.  He is the kid furthest left, just playing with some trucks, not caring that we were leaving.  I was so proud and didn't get teary eyed at all!  

When I got home it was time for Liv's nap (around 10) & thankfully that meant I could take one too.  I was up a lot the night before with my back hurting.  I was so pooped & couldn't believe I was getting to just lay down and do nothing.  Not having Will here was so strange today.  I wasted the entire time sleeping basically, but what the heck am I going to do with 5 hours everyday of only one kid?!!?  


Anyway, Will was super excited to see me when I got there and his first response was, "I cried.  I wanted you."  Break my heart!
Apparently at nap time he got pretty upset.  They fake called me in front of him and said I would see him soon.  I guess that calmed him enough to lay down for a bit.  But the saddest thing ever- he told me that he cried in his pillow b/c he didn't want anyone to see him.  After that, I think he was okay.

All in all I think it was a good day for him.  He said he wants to do it again. 

Oh, and his favorite time was recess when he saw Cooper.  

Ok, off to check pinterest for chicken ideas... Happy First Day of Preschool to all you little ones!!


Saturday, September 1, 2012

2012 Summer Update

So after a long blogging hiatus and many guilt trips from my parents, I'm updating the blog.

There is just way too much to catch up on, so I'll just do a quick recap while Will is cleaning up a puzzle (weird- I'm sure he'll follow that up by dumping it right back out right in the middle of the floor) and Liv is napping.

I left off last with my poor health.  PRAISE THE LORD I have been feeling better!  I honestly don't know what exactly was wrong with me.  It's the most scared I've ever been about my mind and body.  Both were spinning out of control.  I've dealt with anxiety for a long time, but the health issues really just intensified everything.  I've started taking something for my anxiety.  I feel like such a normal person now!  That's a whole blog post unto it self for sure! I've also been seeing a chiropractor regularly for my back and just overall health.  So those, along with making sure I get sleep, have made me feel like me again.  

We've had such a wonderful summer!  I try really hard not to take a day feeling great for granted.  We've done so many fun things and really enjoyed our time just hanging out at home. (indoors thanks to West Nile!)  I made a Summer Bucket List at the beginning of the summer of all the big and small things I wanted to do.  It just seems like it always gets to the end of summer and I think, "Oh man, we didn't ___ or ____", I wanted to be very intentional about making the best of the season.  There isn't anything major on the list, I'm easy to entertain. 
As you can see, I don't have many items left on my bucket list!  I crossed of camping for obvious reasons- not sure what I was thinking.  We still need to do Pirates Cove, Dallas Farmers' Market,  have a lemonade stand, paint kitchen cabinets, chore chart for Will, and the food truck park.  As far as I'm concerned, summer isn't over until after September.  

Update on the ninos...
Will & Steven got to take a fun ride together on our trip to La Grange

Best Buds- these two are nuts together.  At the first practice, Cooper interrupted the coach to tell him that Will was his best friend.  So cute!

We got a visit from our friend Havanna!

Will is doing great.  He is 3 years and 4 months old.  He's been completely potty trained for awhile now, but occasionally we still have an accident (ie the puddle in the McD's play area... grrrr).  He is playing soccer  & had his first practice last week.  He did great!  I think he's really going to love it.  He is hilarious, goofy, creative, LOVES his Momma like crazy, is becoming a great big brother, and likes helping Daddy work in the garage.  He still is not a good sleeper- talks, walks, cries, yells, rolls, etc.  He is extremely stubborn and can be quite a stinker.  On Tuesday he will be starting preschool as well!  I'm so excited for him!  We met his teachers on Thursday night & I think he's really going to like them.  
Getting into that bday cake!

Playing in the sand at Granbury Beach
Olivia and her pal Violet played in the sand together

Olivia is 13 months now!  We had such a sweet birthday party for her.  She is so adorable and sweet.  We can't get over what a cutie she is.  Will always says, "We love our baby, she's so cute!"  She is walking all over the place and says a few words:  Momma or Mommy, Dada, Hi, bye, baby, puppy, nana (banana), flower, eye, and maybe some others?   She loves Elmo, books, puppies, babies, and eating.  She's a great eater!   She's also a really great sleeper!  At least I made one sleeping kid.  I do predict that she will be a little drama queen though!  I guess that's how little girls go, but just telling her no makes her fall to pieces.  

I will have to do a whole post for each of my babies b/c I just can't do them justice right now.

I'm going to try and be consistent about blogging again... but you know how that goes... there are dishes to do, laundry, kids to play with, and naps to take- you know- the important stuff.

Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Momma's Takin' A Break!

To say I haven't been feeling well is an understatement.  The past few months have been tough and really taken a toll on my body and the immune system is shot.  In August I had a c-section, recovery, and new baby.  Since Thanksgiving I've experienced

sleep deprivation!
two rounds of mastitis w/ awful flu symptoms
serious back problems leading to physical therapy and
two rounds of chest/back xrays
finding I have mild scoliosis (no biggie)
xray found a small kidney stone
lightheadness, headaches, and blurred vision leading to
one brain MRI to find a cyst in my nasal cavity
and finding I need glasses

on top of it all, I've had some serious stress and anxiety.  Waiting for the brain MRI results was terrible, I just knew there was something seriously wrong and cried for days thinking of my kids without a mom.  I'm crazy, but it is just a really scary thing for a doc to tell you there's reason to get your brain checked out.

and all while taking care of a 2.5 yr old and 5 month old.

AND some dude with tattoos on his face showed up at my door and knew my name.  I had to call 911 when he left b/c I was so freaked out!

Again, to say I haven't been feeling well is an understatement.  I'm so blessed to have a husband and parents who take care of my kids and I when I feel the ship going down.

So the blog is going on the back burner for awhile.  We'll be back soon.  I HOPE!

Stay well,