Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Facebook Fan Group


I've finally took the step to connect with Facebook. I feel that I can reach many more readers there as well. Feel free to check it out. If you have a page as well, let me know and I can check it out.

Have a nice day!!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Grandma, Where's Jesus?

This afternoon I was talking to my mom on the phone when she told me a little story about a conversation she and my daughter had on their way to meet me. My daughter asked, "Me Maw, I have a question.... Jesus is in my heart so how is it that he's in heaven too?" My mom replied, "Honey, Jesus is everywhere. He can be in your heart, my heart, mommy's heart, and daddy's too... while he's in Heaven watching his angels. Jesus is in all the hearts of those who love him."

She said Emma took a few moments to think of this.... then said... "Well if he's in my heart... he must be really small." (Meaning that she has a small heart....) 

When she told me this story, I must say... I was/am a very happy Mommy. For the past five years, I have been teaching my daughter the best way I know how about Jesus and the right ways. Hearing this story is pretty much telling me that she knows who he is and that means a lot to me.

I hope this made you smile like it made me smile. Have a wonderful night.

Kindergarten- The First Day

Today was rather confusing for us all. First we are new to the school district. Therefore, I'm really not sure at the moment about their rules and such. We missed orientation due to my fiance working. So he took our daughter to school this morning. He said it was heart breaking/funny. Our daughter didn't want to go into her class because she has a male teacher. She wanted a female teacher. LOL

We finally find out where her bus stops to drop her off. Though not sure when it would come, I walk down when school let out. I was standing there for 45 mins. Go figure. We pick the area where the bus comes the latest. Even though five buses come through the area before our daughters. As she was getting dropped off, the bus driver told her it was her stop. She didn't see me and told the bus driver... "That's not my mom."

I climb on the bus to show her that I'm there. I get to talking to the bus driver who tells me she can pick up our daughter closer to our house. (Which is awesome) I climb on the bus (first time in about six years) and ride to the "new" bus stop. So, this is cool.

As I am looking through my daughters papers, she has homework. YES ON THE FIRST DAY! Wow, I remember teachers giving the younger kids a break when school starts. Well, not this district. I see this as a good thing. Though I did have to fight my daughter to do the homework. There's so much paperwork I had to fill out as well. You can even buy insurance for your child while their in school. This is new to me. Never even knew that existed.

Then, each child has to take in a snack on a certain day. This is nice but it concerns me a bit. My daughter doesn't eat what all the other children eat. Her day to take in snacks is Friday and I'm at a loss. I have no idea what type of healthy snack I can send for 22 kids that doesn't deal with peanuts. (A child is allergic in her class) Any suggestions?

Well, there you have it. Our first day of Kindergarten. Thanks for reading.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Looking to the past...

Today I was looking through a few pictures of my daughter and found some that I just had to share. These are my favorite ones of my daughter.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

School Starts Monday

Man, I'm extremely excited that my daughter goes back to school. I think summer school spoiled me. I got used to a schedule that I enjoyed and so did my daughter. She keeps asking me when she gets to go back. After her last week, I'm sure she will be more than ready to go back. We've been running around like crazy. My sister gave birth to her son on Monday. And she was in the middle of moving. Therefore, the family jumped up and began helping her while she is in the hospital with her son. It's been crazy but I'm just glad to be home. Tomorrow my daughter comes home from my mom's.

Are you as ready for school as we are??

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Summer School At An End

Today was my daughter's last day of summer school and I must say, I am a very proud mommy right now. She kept up good attendance and showed me that she's ready to have a little independence. It's just so hard to see my baby going to school already. She adjusted very well. I even think it helped a little with her ADHD. She seems much calmer now. As recognition for her accomplishment, the school gave her a few awards....

When she got off the bus today, she yelled in excitement that she won a prize. I can tell from the class photo she's proud for trying and finishing something that would make us (mommy and daddy) proud.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Emma Dancing

This is my daughter dancing to the music on the credits of Shrek. She is in her "workout" clothes. Hope you find it as funny as I did. (Caution when playing with the sound loud.... she does "yell" in this)

Saturday, August 13, 2011

First Week of Summer School

This past week was definitely and adventure. The theme was pirates which made it fun.  All of us learned something new. Emma's first day seemed the most exciting for all of us. Even my mom came to watch her step on the bus for the very first time. They sent a note home asking all parents to dress their child in the color of the day. This was fun for me because I just love picking her cute little outfits out.  I was given a note from her teacher who said that she was doing really well. She got along with the other classmates and even participated in the activities they did. Emma treated everyone nicely. Her only problem was raising her hand to talk. (Yep, just like her mommy, she's a talker. LOL)

I'm very happy that Emma got to experience this and learn the "ropes" before the official first day of the school year. I'm excited that she still has three more days left of the Summer School Program. I feel that this program helped all of us to see where we would need to work when it came to getting up, getting ready, and getting to the bus on time.

I'd strongly encourage any parents out there to sign their little one up for a program like this if it's offered. You'll be amazed at the things both the child and yourself will learn. At this point, I'm no longer worried when it comes to her going to school. (Don't say nothing but I can't wait until Monday. LOL) She's very energetic today....

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Mommy, Don't Make Me Go

Well, my daughter has been in summer school now for three days. This morning she asked me not to make her go. Of course, I made her go. Don't want her thinking that if she don't feel like going... she doesn't have to. I asked her why and she said," David is mean to me. He pushes me and yells at me." So, now it seems that she has a bully with her in Summer School. I did notice she had red marks on her arm when she came home.

So far, she's had nothing but a bad experience with this Summer School thing. First, she got mad that she didn't win a sticker on her first day; along with getting told by the bus driver she wasn't allowed to get off the bus. (Bus driver told me she tried to get off at the wrong stop.... kudos to him :) ..... for keeping my baby safe) Then, the second day, she gets picked on.....

I gave her a picture of me and her dad to carry in her book bag.... and when she felt the day just wasn't right... to look at it because Mommy and Daddy would be there with her. This seemed to work. At the moment, she's in school and I'm hoping her day is going well.

Monday, August 8, 2011

Emma's First Day of School

The day went better then I thought it would. We woke up and I went to wake up Emma. She didn't want to wake up at first because she fought us to go to sleep last night. She was excited because my mom (Me Maw) was here for a slumber party. I told her it was time to wake up and get ready for school. Immediately, she opened her eyes and asked me, "Really?"  and I said "Yes, really." After that she threw off her blanket, got outta bed, and said, "Let's do this!" LOL

She ate her breakfast, brushed her teeth, got dressed, and we walked to the bus stop. As we were waiting, she kept saying..."I hope the bus didn't forget about me." I had to ensure her that it didn't and it was coming. After waiting for about 15 minutes, the bus showed. Once the bus came to a complete stop, she climbed on and sat down. Then, she waved at us. Not a problem getting on the bus at all. I was so happy to see that. I didn't want to see her cry because then I'd cry.

Here are some of her pictures of her first day:
Her Outfit
Eating her breakfast!

Waiting at the bus stop

Getting on the bus.

Sitting on the far side of the bus. (second window)

The day seemed to go by fast for me. I uploaded the pictures, got some things done around the house that really needed it. Then, it was time for us to go back to the bus stop. This was the worst for me. I was afraid my baby wouldn't find the right bus back home. After waiting for a half an hour, the bus finally came.....

The anticipation was killing me watching the bus slow down.

And there she comes. She was even sitting with another little girl. Which made me happy to see... she might have a friend that lives right here in our home town.

Waving to the bus driver and the kids.....

Most people said she'd talk my ear off with all the things they did. Nope, she said she didn't want to talk about it. I gave her a little bit and asked again. She said she didn't like the teacher because she didn't win a prize. I asked her why she didn't get the prize and what did they have to do to get the prize. She said the teacher told her to raise her hand.

She's been asking me all day not to make her go back tomorrow. :(

So, if any of you parents out there, have any idea's to help me make it more exciting on my end... please share them in the comments. Any suggestions would help. I don't wanna fight her everyday to go to school... over a sticker!!

Anyway, thanks for reading and I hope you enjoyed.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Summer's Coming to an End

Well, Summer is just about over for this household. We plan on finishing up the school clothes shopping tomorrow and then Emma will be set for school. I've already printed up a schedule for her to follow. I just can't believe it's time for her to start school. Time goes way too fast.

She's counting down on the calendar. It seems the anxiety I had is very little at this point. It's becoming a very exciting time for the both of us. At night, she watches the clock for bedtime. And when it's time, she says it. I just can't believe how much she has grown since we've explained to her about school.

She's very excited that her daddy will be here and so will her grandmother. I'm sure we all will be crying but what parent wouldn't... (unless it's the second or third child) LOL

Well, thanks for reading. I will post pictures of Emma getting ready and getting on the bus. I'd love it if we all could give her a little bit of cheering I could read to her. This way she can see that not only does mommy and daddy think she's a big girl... but so do all of you. Thanks in advance. <3

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

School clothes Shopping

As of today, my daughter Emma, has 5 days until summer school begins. This past weekend we took her for her first trip: shopping for school clothes. She wasn't really sure at first what this meant. She figured this was going to be getting new clothes for now. I explained to her that her school clothes would hang in her closet and they'd be used just for school.

As we were walking though the isles at the store, she was looking around at the different styles of clothes. After about an hour, she picked out five new outfits. One thing I wonder is; why do they make such cute clothes for the younger people in this world? Don't they think "grown-ups" would like to look "cute" too? Anyway, we brought her clothes home and the stress of her beginning school seemed to lessen some. And it was replaced with excitement. She's already decided which outfit she wants to wear first. Since we went shopping, this has been the only thing we've heard about. She can't wait to get on the bus and finally start school like her older cousin does. (She's been waiting for over a year to climb onto that big yellow bus)

Yesterday, we got the phone call from the bus line that we were waiting on. They let us know where her bus stop would be and what time she would be picked up. I'm not all that great with mornings. Believe me, I've been trying to change the same daily schedule we've had for five years but it's harder than it sounds.

I think the stress of our first baby going off to kindergarten will be lessened because her daddy will be there too. (Unfortunately, he's been laid off) So, I'll have a full party at that bus stop with me that morning. My mom, who is like my daughter's best friend, will also be there to watch her climb that set of bus steps for the first time. I think with the emotional issues I have, this day will be easier just having them there.

This weekend, we will be finishing up the school shopping and getting prepared for Monday. The first day of summer school. Summer school will last up to a week before she officially begins Kindergarten. She'll have one week free and then the school year will begin. So, thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts on this. Have a nice day.


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