Wednesday, August 27, 2008

3rd day of school...

I didn't even get to leave the house...the neighbor that is in 5th grade came over and walked with her to school. Is she suppose to be this independent at 5???

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

2nd day of school...

So, today was a much better day for me. Becca LOVED her first day of school, which made me feel so much better, knowing that she made some friends, got her hot lunch OK (she couldn't open her dressing for her salad though, and NO ONE was in the lunchroom- according to her...I think she just didn't want to eat it), loves her teacher, and was happy to see me when I picked her up. So, the second day comes around...she was still sleeping at 8:05, I had to wake her up again, she didn't eat any breakfast (eating breakfast doesn't make her brain work any better, it just fills up her tummy-according to her), but we did get out of the house on time. YEAH!!! 2 days in a row. However, when we got over by the baseball field on Broadmoor, she stopped, held up her hand and said she did not need me to walk her all the way to the door. Does she NOT understand that she may not need that...but I DO!!! I just about cried when she said that to me. She blew me a kiss (I made her give me a real one) and ran off to school. She waved every 10 feet until she got to the door and then went right on in. Talk about being INDEPENDENT...she has no idea what she is doing to me. :)
Well, each day should be easier and easier...I guess I will live. :)

Monday, August 25, 2008

My baby started kindergarten

OH MY...I can hardly believe my baby started kindergarten today. She did cried on the way home. It's a crazy feeling when your little one goes to school for the first time. With Bradley I cried also dropping him off on his first day of first grade, but it was SO different.

She has been so excited about this day for so long...part of me is glad it is here so she doesn't have to ask..."How much longer till kindergarten". Last night she had a hard time falling asleep, she went to bed at 8:30 and came out at 9:05 and said she couldn't fall asleep. This morning she didn't want to get up until I said we have to get ready for school...then she all about jumped out of bed. She couldn't eat anything this morning...I think she was too nervous. All in all, we made it on time and leaving her and walking home was one of the hardest things I have done lately.

Ready to her second 1st day outfit

Walking to school.


Getting ready to go in.

Outside of the classroom...I don't think James gets what is going on

Becca and Mrs. Roth, putting her lunch on the board

Saying the pledge...with the wrong hand

Now with both...I swear she knows her right from her left.

Sitting in circle time...she was so engrossed we didn't even say goodbye

James...heading home without his BIG sister.

Don't get me wrong...I'm very excited about this next venture in her life...I just can't believe she is already going to school. Where does the time go? When she was born everyone said cherish this time...she will be off to school, college, married, having kids, etc. Boy were they right. If you have little ones...cherish them...they DO grow up too fast. I'm glad I still have 1 little one, that made the morning a bit easier. I'll be a basket case when he goes...ugh!!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Sunday, August 10, 2008

Birthdays, Anniversaries, tooth fairies, and fairs

Hi all!! Bradley celebrated his 13th birthday on, this is the 7th birthday we have celebrated with him...where does the time go?? I think he had a good day. Jason and I took him out for lunch to Cheddar's and then to see "The Dark Knight". We had dinner at our house with my parents, Uncle Rick and family, Aunt Katie, and Grandma (my mom). He got quite a few presents and quite a bit of money...he wants Rock Band...we are trying to hold off till Guitar Hero's World Tour comes out...we'll see.
On Thursday, Jason and I went out for dinner and to a movie for our Anniversary (it's the same day as Bradley's B-day, but we usually celebrate on another day, so he can have "his day". My mom watched our kids...we were SO grateful for this. We went to Biaggi's and to see "Step-brothers". It was a pretty good movie. After the movie we went to Meijers to get food for dinner for the following night...we were shopping at midnight...I don't think we have done that for about 7+ felt REALLY weird. Jason gave me a beautiful ring and I gave him a money clip that is engraved with a $10 bill, 2-$5.00 bills, and 10- $1.00 bills in it...since it was our 10 year anniversary. He can't wait for our 20th...he will get A LOT more money.
Tooth Fairies...YES, Becca lost her 1st tooth on Bradley's birthday, and the tooth fairy brought her $2.00. Remember back in the day when the tooth fairy only brought 25 cents...inflation!!! She he has another loose one and will probably lose it sometime this week.
I took a group to the fair for an was a lot of FUN. Yes, believe it or not...we had a good group and everyone was on their best behavior. It was probably all of the threats of not being able to go on another overnight with me...oh worked. No really, we had beautiful weather, everyone got along, and everyone had a great time. What more can you ask for??
We are taking the kids back over to the fair tomorrow for an overnight. They are looking forward to it. They really enjoy spending the night in hotels, and swimming in the pools. Bradley is not a big fan of the rides, so it will just be Becca and James on the will still be fun though...or at least we are hoping...we'll see...I'm sure I will have something to post when we get back on Tuesday night.
Well...have a great week...enjoy these last few weeks of summer...can you believe it's almost over?? :)