Saturday, August 30, 2008

We made it through our FIRST WEEK!

Well, we officially made it through our first week of Kindergarten! And I can honestly say IT WAS EXHAUSTING! LOL But really, it was terrific! This is what I've always wanted. To be the mom, waking up at 5:15 showering and getting dressed in time to have some quiet time and savor my first cup of coffee for the day, then waking my sweet little angel up at 6:15, cooking breakfast and making her lunch while she eats, watching her get dressed in the clothes I laid out the night before for her then seeing her brush her teeth and wetting her hair with a spray bottle, putting a necklace on (so adorable!) while she lets me fix her hair for the day. We then go ahead and sit down at the table and work on reviewing her homework from the night before (mostly coloring her book she read in school. She colors while I wake my sleepy head little boy up, change his diaper and get his milk ready for the road. Adrianna grabs her lunchbox, gets her backpack ready and waits by the door for us to head on out. Precious, it's just precious!

I walked her to her class the first 3 days and then on day 4, it was official, she no longer wanted mommy "escorting" her to class, she wanted to go by herself. (sigh) And to top it off, she kissed me goodbye saying "Don't worry Mommy, I'll be okay", turned to walk into the building with her backpack on and never looked back to even wave at me!!!!! Oh, that was tough. I thought for sure my sweet, sensitive, quiet and shy little girl would have a difficult time adjusting but I've realized that Chris and I have equipped her with security and self confidence, that's why she has jumped right in with no fear. She is thriving in a group setting and I couldn't be happier. The excitement each day in her eyes over the friends she's made and the school work she's done is an absolute thrill for me. I only wish she poured it all out immediately when I picked her up each day, but she tells me about everything when SHE is ready, no dramatic tales as soon as I get her which I was looking forward to since that's the way I express things - - - ha! :o)

Each day, I put a little note in her lunchbox wrapped in pink ribbon telling her I love her and she got a kick out of it as I knew she would. Friday's lunch box had a pack of cookies as her end of week treat and she was so excited! I dropped her off yesterday and took Christopher over to Erika's for Peach French Toast and spent the morning chatting, coupon organizing and it was great! I then went home and baked Adrianna a cake to celebrate her first week. I was rushing and it didn't come out the way I would have liked it to. Mental note, "Make sure the cake is completely cool when applying homemade buttercream frosting , if you don't want it to melt that is." and also another note "Don't use the can frosting to pipe out words, unless you want to develop hand cramps and screw up the wording". But with all my imperfections of the cake, all Adrianna could say was, "Oh, that is beautiful mommy! Can I eat the whole thing like baby Kat did on her birthday?" :o)

I took her to a quick stop at Dollar General to pick out a toy right after school yesterday and she chose a Barbie, of course. She got happy faces every day this week from school so I told her it was a treat for her. Starting next week she'll be able to pick from a goody bag of items I'll pick up from Dollar Tree.

Here are some picture of her each day, this has been a week I'll never forget!




Monday, August 25, 2008

Day 1 - - - Mission Complete!

Well, we made it! We ALL made it through Adrianna's first day of school! My sweet little angel, beginning her big journey. It was a WONDERFUL day for her. I wrote a long mushy blog but decided to put it in our private "Family Moments" blog for her to sit back and enjoy one day. She did great, can't wait to go back and see all her new "friends" tomorrow and I couldn't be happier! I was SO excited picking her up this afternoon and was very animated, loud, and full of questions. All my sweet little girl could say (after giving me only one word answers) was, "Mommy, can you please stop asking me so many questions about my day in school? I'm tired of answering so many questions". She is totally her father's daughter, that's for sure! LOL I was a little bummed that she didn't basque in the excitement, but was quickly reminded by my sister (who is opposite of me completely) that not everyone has my personality but it doesn't mean she didn't have the BEST day, she just doesn't need to spit it all out the minute she gets into the car! :o)

I love my "Sweet Girl"! (Her teacher even came up and told me after school that she is SO SWEET!)

Friday, August 22, 2008

Some Vacation Pics **REPOST***

I'm waiting for my two sisters-in-law to email me the really good ones they took the day my camera died!!!!! Here are some I got...
I PUT THESE UP IN SUCH A RUSH, I ADDED THE WRONG ALBUM~ I'M SO MAD! Those other pics I was supposed to delete!!!! That'll teach me to PROOFREAD BEFORE POSTING, how everyone wanted to see my feet!!! ugh!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Family Vacation...

Begins tonight...we are off on a long drive to the beach and won't be home until Thursday . . . no internet or telephone, just me, my family and the ocean....LOVE IT!

Have a GREAT week everyone!

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

School Clothes!

This is for you Mom! :o)

Here are all of Adrianna's school clothes for her first year in school! HOW EXCITING! And may I say, she picked out half of them...the girl has style. LOL

Gotta love The Children's Place! I NEVER had cool clothes like this! And the best part is I didn't pay full price for ANYTHING! Lots of stuff for at least 50% off, if not more...those skirts - $1 EACH!!!

The only thing paid at full price was that awesome outfit she's wearing on her First Day which is the FIRST TIME EVER that I saw something in a catalog and HAD TO BUY IT!

She's going to be one stylin' chick! :o) My angel...

Monday, August 11, 2008

Beautiful, Irish, Funny, Organic Living, Homeopathic, Loving, Caring, and did I mention, one of the Strongest women I know??? That's my friend Sabrina. We are in the midst of doing something HUGE and I'm praying it all works out for everyone! :o)

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Cute Pics...

Adrianna on the 4th..Adrianna & her little cousin Avery...
Adrianna and her cousin (boyfriend) Christopher . . . :o)
My Silly Boys...
Adrianna with her cuz/our Godson Anthony (they are 6 weeks apart, so cute!)

An Organizer's Dream Come True!

I SCORED at the Blue Hanger (Goodwill Warehouse) last week . . . check it out! Can you believe those snapwares were only $.50!!????

Now if I only had a bigger pantry, LOL!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Yesterday we had our service and it was a GOOD one! I asked my sister what she thinks of this kind of style, much different than any other service, that's for sure. Not like your typical loud wanna be rocker Christian Band things, not alot of over the top stuff, not focused on "give me your money" or anything like that (those were the things that especially turned Chris off). Resonate is "Simple". I don't know if that is a really good word to use, but I'm learning to appreciate simplicity. God wants the best for you. He wants you to love others. He wants you to give to others. He wants you to help others. He wants discipline and obedience. Those are all such "simple" things, but we like to make it seem so much more complex. I guess it's our nature.

Anyway, my sister said she likes the service style, they always make her cry. ME TOO!!!!!!! I am truly moved during our services and have been moved at other churches as well, BUT the difference is, I leave wanting, yearning to change and have people all around me, real people around me that help push forward, help and reach out constantly! I am proud to be part of RC, I am motivated and moved all the time, not just on the Sundays we meet, but EVERYDAY. If you can impact one person, that will be life changing, and not just for them, but for you. That's what it's all about.

So needless to say, I cried yesterday. I camped out on some stuff last night that "keeps me awake" and I was able to get some clarity and rest. And today? Well, I love Mondays, always a fresh start to a new week. Let's see how on "schedule" and "goal focused" I can be this week, LOL!

Enjoy your week!

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Kindergarten Party . . . Let the planning begin!

I am wanting to start a tradition now that Adrianna is starting school this year! We've decided to throw a Kindergarten Kickoff Party for her this year and from next year on I guess we'll call it a Back to School Party!

School starts here August 25th and we'll be on vacation the week before that which we are also going to try to plan the week before school from here on out since vacations have to be during summer break from here on out too. :o) So looks like we'll be doing her party on the 16th, two days before we head to N.Padre for the week.

We are going to do a bbq, with a waterslide set up in the back yard for the kids and I'm thinking of this for the cake, not set on it yet, but came across this one and liked it, still looking at my other options, LOL . . .
This is quite cute though and I figured it would be super easy to make and writing on the cardboard would be simple too...we'll see!