Saturday, August 30, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Today we had to take Michael to a doctor visit. He is uncomfortable when he goes to the bathroom (I told him he could NOT go to school and tell his classmates that his penis hurts). He doesn't have a UTI but is going on an antibiotic for some inflammation-no I will not go into detail here. I was so happy to hear him BEG to go to school when we were done. When we walked into his class, all of his peers cheered and said Michael is here! I thought I was going to cry. His assistant, Mrs. Corbley, said that she was worried about Mike. It is "fantastic Friday"-their big reward day and he has EARNED a treat as he has had NO checks for the ENTIRE week!!! Now that ladies and gentleman is a wonderful thing!!! To see him walk in that room and to watch his face light up was priceless.
I think these were reminders that we all need to thank the adults that help to mold and shape our children as they are growing. Teachers play such an important part in the development of our children!! A good teacher does instill more than a love of learning in their students-we are witnesses to what these women are doing by loving our kids. I can see self esteem on the rise, trust being built and expectations being met. Don't I sound like an ad for the National Education Association??
Next time you see a teacher...give 'em a hug and say thank you!!!!!
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
I'm going to go enjoy his glow!!
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Remember Michael Jackson and his one glove? Moonwalking? Duran Duran? Cyndi Lauper? Girl's Just Wanna Have Fun? Wayfarer sunglasses? Swatch Watches? Ahh...80's bliss!!!
Fastforward to present day...Hannah Montana, Jonas Brothers, The Suite Life of Zach and Cody-it is all I can do to appear hip in this house!!!!!!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
As Swiper would say, "Oh man!" Emmy has figured out that she is playing by herself. She is calling (yelling) for me. I'm going in.....
Thursday, August 21, 2008
It made me realize how blessed I am to be at home ready to take my son dry pants. I am so thankful that I could just jump in the van (hey, what's one more trip?) and make sure that Michael was comfortable. On my way to school I thanked God for allowing me to be here at home and for reminding me that this time is a gift (even though it doesn't always seem to be!).
The true gift? Seeing my sons face light up when I walked in the building, and hearing him say with true gratitude, "Mom..I knew if we called you, you would come. And here you are. I love you."
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Mrs. Scott, Michael, and Mrs. Corbley
Listing of teachers-Derek is on there!!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
I feel really blessed today. I have 5 healthy children, a husband that loves me (man are we putting our wedding vows to the test), a home, and my heavenly Father looking over me. It doesn't get any better than this.
My Mom made me ham salad and pink fluff-a meal fit for a birthday queen!! So inbetween dropping Emmy off at school, picking Fiona up from early dismissal, coming home, and going back out to get Peris, Ella, and Emmy I'll eat. Maybe we will have a van picnic??
Monday, August 18, 2008
Sunday, August 17, 2008
We celebrated Peris' friend birthday party yesterday at the water park. She had a really good time running around with her friends. It just proved to me that there is no reason a fortune has to be spent on birthday parties!! This year I am boycotting the goody bag. This idea of providing a bag full of dollar store stuff has annoyed me since we jumped on the party circut. I have never understood why the birthday girl/boy should provide a parting gift-it is their special day!! It was liberating to have a free venue for the party, a Walmart cake (which I LOVE), and no goody bags. The kids had a blast and we didn't have to take our a loan to ensure that Peris had fun.
I am still in denial that she is going to be nine. I have no idea where the time went. She is really growing up. I still remember her first birthday like it was yesterday. She wasn't walking and at her little party she stood and took her first few steps. We screamed so loud that she fell down and started to cry. Now she is going into 4th grade-yet when I look at her I still see my first little baby.
Friday, August 15, 2008
The highlight of our evening was watching Peris receive an award for outstanding sibling to an autistic child. I was so proud of her when she walked up to get her plaque. Peris' love and devotion to Michael and Emmy are awe inspiring. It is hard to be the oldest sister yet she makes it look effortless most of the time.
Life hands us some strange turns doesn't it? How we respond to those turns makes us who we are and who our children will be.
Thank goodness we don't have to do it on our own:)
Thursday, August 14, 2008
We are all ready for Monday-the bookbags are packed, school clothes have been purchased, and fees have been paid. But as I sit here and think to next week, I begin to realize that my life is changing. This is my last year with a little one at home. I cannot believe that 4 of my children are old enough to be in school for the entire day.
I guess the people that tell you time goes by so fast are right. They are little and then you blink.