Monday, April 30, 2012

In which I visit my first Preschool classroom

This morning was kind of a big deal for me. It was too big of a first time mommy moment for me to not write about. I visited Judah's future preschool for the first time! I sat in one of those tiny chairs, at the tiny table and watched his (hopefully) future teacher, work with the children. Fun music played in the background and the room was decorated with hand prints, organized bins, a bug collector with all sorts of fun critters inside and many fun stations for the kids to play and learn. The teacher seemed more patient than I could be and the atmosphere was fun. I loved it.
I've heard many good things about this preschool but, I'm a skeptic by nature so, I needed to check it out myself. Walking down the brightly painted hallway to his future classroom was exciting and slightly emotional. I imagined how in just a few months, my boy will be walking down that hallway and how he'll have a spot at one of those preschool sized tables. His name will be laminated in his spot and he will have a place to hang his coat.

When I made the appointment to observe the class, I was in between sad that my first born is getting older so quickly and also excited that he's going to have this awesome opportunity to learn and build new relationships.  But after today, I'm way more excited and happy, than sad about this new adventure that awaits us.
As a mom, these big moments have been something that I've thought about and anticipated but, they've always seem so far out in the future. Without noticing, they quickly they come and I realize"Oh goodness, it's happening. Those things that I've dreamed, they are NOW. Here, I am, walking into my son's future classroom." 


I'm ready for this new adventure called preschool. Bring on the backpacks!

Angela 

Sunday, April 29, 2012

A Week in the Life-Sunday's Words and Photos

Today is the last day to keep up with "A Week in the Life". I'm glad I did this and I'm also glad that it's over and that I can go back to writing about whatever I want....or maybe take a little break from blogging. Documenting our daily life for a week has made me more aware of what I do all day. And you know what? I've realized that I clean up a lot of messes but, that's to be expected since I have an 18 month old and a 3 year old. I've also realized that I'm really thankful for the mundane daily life that I have with my family. Yes, sometimes it feels like the things that I do don't really matter and they are definitely not always fun but, I've been counting my blessings.

Us girls, all ready to go to church.
 Paisley loves jewelry.
 Home from church, Paisley waits at the fridge for lunch.

 Sister loves peek-a-boo.
 Afternoon project: Applied the first coat of paint to this bench.
 After the FIRST coat. A second coat of paint will make it look way better.
Afternoon shopping at JoAnn Fabrics. 
 BBQ for dinner!
 After dinner coloring. I love her tiny hands on Daddy's big, strong hands.


 Judah and I being silly.
 Paisley's bedtime books.
 Judah's bedtime books.
Now I'm off to go watch my favorite show with my hubby. He's so good to watch this junk with me and have I mentioned how SAD I am that this show is almost over, like FOREVER over???? So sad!

Angela

Saturday, April 28, 2012

A Week in the Life-Saturday's Words and Photos

A Week In The Life: Day #6

Good morning: There was coffee, counter wiping, sunny skies and the hubby was at the church men's breakfast.
Paisley: Future baby wearer. 
 Another side of Paisley: Very grumpy face, accompanied with a lot of "No!", "No!" and "No!"
 Family garage saling: Very fun and a few treasures were found.
After lunch: Trip to Lowes for Judah and Daddy. 
First thing from our garden this year: Spinach! 
How our garden grows: Peas are around 2 feet tall. The cold cover is stored away for the summer and the trellis is up and the peas are a climb'n.
From top left: Beets, carrots, onions, some flower (I can't remember the name right now), parsnips and radishes.
New leaves: Burr Oak
 Planted about a month ago and already growing: Poplar Hybrid Tree
 Future hope for privacy from the road: Willow hybrid.
 Love these: Plum Blossoms.
A bush that we planted last summer, that's about to bloom for the first time: I think it's called a Pink Princess.
Afternoon Project: Covering a wooden "J" with fabric and then attaching it to this frame for Judah's room. 
Afternoon playtime: Riding in cars with girls.....let's just say that I'm very happy that we have a long time before he really will be riding in cars with girls. Seeing him in this Barbie jeep already made me nervous enough. Did I mention that she let him drive it? Oh yes, he was beyond proud of himself to really be driving.
Dinner: Grilled chicken and pineapple quesadillas. My chicken was over the garden spinach, so good!

This evening I pretty much fell off of the picture taking bandwagon. We got busy and honestly, taking photos didn't even cross my mind. When we bought our house, the 3 outside lights in the front  were all mismatched. We've done like 1,000 projects around this place and tonight Jeremiah replaced the outside lights. Now they are all matching and I love them! 

Tomorrow is the last day for this "Week in the Life" project and although I'm glad that it's almost over, I'm also glad I did it. Hopefully I'll be happy to look back and see what our daily life was like.
Angela


Friday, April 27, 2012

A Week in the Life-Friday's Words and Photos

When I woke up this morning, I really didn't feel like continuing on with "A Week in the Life". There wasn't any specific reason, I guess I was just feeling a little burnt out. Instead of throwing in the towel, I told myself that this is what I committed to and I pushed through the slump. Now that the day is done and I'm going through our photos, I'm glad I didn't quit.

Post shower: I need a haircut.
 My list for today: Everything got done except for the 2 window tracks.
 Morning playlist:
 Breakfast: I think I told Judah to eat his food at least 20 times.
 Morning with my sister: Baby shower planning/playdate. Kids were crazy but, got along great.
 Nap time:  Folding laundry.
 The best thing that I read today. Please read this, it's so good.
 Paisley: Happy and running around.
 Hugs: Paisley gives hugs all day long. I've read that each person needs at least 12 hugs each day. Paisley always makes sure that I get my 12 and more.
 Judah: Sleeping.
 Smoothies: Avocado, strawberry, banana, apple juice, flax seed oil and yogurt. Judah had 2 glasses full.
 Grocery Store Monopoly: Too bad I've actually convinced myself that I'm going to win.
 When Judah was supposed to just go wash his hands: This is why our hand soap is almost gone.
Dinner: Peanut butter waffles with homemade strawberry/peach sauce for kids and hubby.
For me: Leftover re-fried beans because I'm still staying far away from all things flour and sugar.
 Daily Life: Chunks are taken out of soft balls by Paisley. There's never a dull moment around here.
 Goodnight: Judah, getting his teeth brushed.
Angela

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