Saturday, December 26, 2009
It has been a great Christmas. The girls and I went to Waco last Sunday. Jenny's boys were already there, and Jenny got there Monday afternoon. Andy flew to Dallas on Tuesday night and drove to Waco with Steve. There were lots of Christmas celebrations and fun with family. We drove back to Oklahoma on Christmas Eve day. We made it home just before the blizzard struck. We had a quiet Christmas day at home. Today we all bundled up and went over to my dad's for another Christmas celebration. The fun continues tomorrow when my sister and her family come to town.
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Kayla and I have talked, and I believe we have reached a compromise. She wants a skating party. I agreed to let her have one or two friends come spend the night. I think I can handle that, and more importantly she will enjoy it. Now if I could just get Andy to call me back so we could agree on a day and time. I need to get the ball rolling and put down a deposit on the skating rink. Let the fun begin!
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Friday, August 28, 2009
She seems like she is going to be a wonderful teacher. She is young, has a lot of energy and is very personable. She is in charge of the AR program at the school. I think Kayla is really going to be pushed on her reading this year. This is the teacher Kayla told me she wanted last year. She told me that when Ms. Conway had bus duty in the mornings she always said "Hi cutie". Kayla took that to mean that Ms. Conway wanted her in her class! I think this will be a good match.
The first day of school was not the best time for taking pictures. We did get a few in before it started to pour. It was so dark outside. Here is my big second grader. Notice the waves in her hair. She rolled it the night before with her American Girl doll hair rollers. It was fixed really cute, but pretty much went flat the minute we went outside.
Here is Kayla's class. Don't you just love her teacher's outfit?
We invaded Braum's for an afterschool treat. The noise level went way up the minute we entered the building. It was me, Kayla, Caroline, Brigi (Caroline's friend that comes home with us 2 days a week), Tyler, Shelby, Robyn, Libby and Mallory. They had a great time!
Second grade is off to a great start. Kayla is excited to be back. However, she is not so excited about having to do homework again.
Monday, August 24, 2009
Tuesday morning she was excited to go to her new school. She was hesitant because she thought none of the other kids would play with her, but she was ready. She insisted on the princess dress and braids. I can't believe she already has such strong opinions on her clothes and hair. We are in trouble! It was finally time to go, so that means time for pictures. So I say "Caroline, stand up nice and tall so I can take your picture."
I try to correct myself by saying "Not on your tip-toes. You need to put your heels down.
She was very excited about getting to wear her name tag necklace. We must have tried it on a hundred times the week before.
She walked right in to her classroom. There is a baby gate across the door so the parents don't actually enter the room. You say goodbye in the hall and the child goes on in. Once she was in she did turn around and look at me with a look that said "Wait a minute. How did I end up in here." She was not crying, so I took off.
She finished her first day. Here she is being walked to the car by one of her teachers. She had a great day!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Thursday, July 23, 2009
The kids are starting to fight a lot, and the schedule is just crazy. I know school brings about a whole new kind of busy, but at least it will be more routine.
Now for the back to school clothes shopping...
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Caroline loves to sing. It does not matter if she has ever heard the song or not, she is going to sing. On the day that I took these clips she had been singing for a while. It is a song they taught her at VBS. She was doing a great job with the song and the hand motions - until I got the camera out. The first clip is pretty good, but she kind of gets the words mixed up. I still think it is as cute as can be. Most people will know the song (Jesus, lamb of God, worthy is your name...)
She got kind of silly, and this is what the song turned into...
I guess Jesus liked his carrots!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
Here she is about 3 hours later. Poor baby...
Saturday, July 4, 2009
They finished the ride. Caroline really enjoyed it. However, once her lifejacket was wet all she wanted to do was go back to the truck. She did NOT like having that wet life jacket on.
She loved every second of it.
It was a good (quick) weekend. Luckily Andy was feeling better by the time we got back. But for some reason the trip home still took us 7 hours. This was our first road trip since Caroline has been potty trained.
We are looking forward to going back to Waco in August for a longer weekend.
Monday, June 22, 2009
That is a picture of a happy Andy! He got a new grill for Father's Day, and to celebrate he got to cook dinner. My dad, Sue, and Russ came over and Andy broke in the new grill with some yummy ribs. An added bonus: he grilled again tonight!
Saturday, June 20, 2009
Monday, June 15, 2009
Today was the first day of swim lessons. Here are both girls before we went in. Caroline refused to look at me. Typical 3 year old behavior! Her lesson was first. When you go in the kids line up along a wall with their towel. Caroline got in line, but she had absolutely no clue what was going on. I tried explaining swim lessons to her. I am pretty sure she still thought that the two of us were going swimming. Here she is in line. Sorry for the blurry pic!
There were 3 girls and 2 boys. There were 3 teachers that I knew of, but Kayla told me there were 5. Anyway, Caroline would have been fine if it were not for her sister. Kayla kept going up to her and asking "Are you ok? Are you scared?" I got really frustrated because Caroline did not know there was a reason to be scared. So she kept getting out of line and coming over to me, whimpering but not crying. I just put her back in line. She went right in with the teacher when it was time to go. Parents do not get to watch until the last lesson.
It was a long 45 minute wait for me. I wanted to know what they were doing. When Caroline came out she had a blank expression on her face. Here was the descriptive and informative conversation that took place:
Mom: "Caroline, how were swim lessons?"
Mom: "What did you do?"
Carolne: "I swimmed"
That was about it. She did tell me that she blew bubbles. She told me she did not put her head under the water, but her entire head was soaked when she came out. A friend said "Maybe SHE did not put her head under..." The true test will be what happens tomorrow when it is time to go back.
Not to leave Kayla out, she said her lessons went well. She said only 2 kids got to play in the deep end during free-play and she was one of them. That made her day. That is about all I was able to get out of her.
Monday, June 8, 2009
Then we got to do some more waiting in the dressing room. This makes for a really long day.