Monday, August 25, 2008

Thank God it's Monday!!

I never thought I would catch myself saying thank God it's finally Monday, but I'm so glad it is. This weekend proved to be the never ending kind.
Last Wednesday Manuel had four wisdom teeth pulled, a white spot removed from his tongue and a baby tooth that was still lodged in his front gums pulled. It was a huge undertaking, he was in bed for three days he finally felt well enough to go back to work on Saturday. So our house has been somewhat different the last few days.

Saturday was nice though because my mom and dad took Nicolas and Nathan to Camp Verde to see the Wildlife Park. The kids loved it because they could get really close to most of the animals because a lot of them aren't in enclosures, only the man eating ones as Nathan would say. I'm glad they got to go out and enjoy themselves for a while because the rest of the weekend was just rainy and yucky so we had to stay inside most of the weekend.
Everything else around here is going smoothly...Nicolas has met some new friends and is starting to really enjoy his new school. I went and had lunch with him last week and I think that helped his come out of his shell a little. Isaac is still getting into EVERYTHING and Nathan is just going with the flow and being the little sweetheart he is :) Hope all are well and please please please keep my grandpa in your prayers as to the spots on his lungs.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Bunko prep

This week has been a good one so far, Nathan loves school, his teacher and all his new friends. Nicolas however isn't as thrilled, he likes his school but misses his old school and all his friends. I told him that he could be in AWANAS this year so that he could still see his friends hope that helps him a little.

Isaac is loving his one on one time with me, he is back to his good natured lovey self I love it! He gets really excited when it's time to get the boys from school, he is talking a lot now. He says or at least tries to say just about everything now.

I'm off to the mall and some other stores today, Tuesday is my turn at hosting bunko. I'm excited I've never hosted this group of ladies yet ( I just started with this group in Jan. after subbing for them for a couple of years). I'm thinking of doing a new mexican inspired menu. I think they would love some enchiladas, beans, rice all that stuff my only problem so far is coming up with an interesting cocktail, I don't want to do the usual margaritas so I'll have to really start thinking. I have to go buy the prizes today and all that fun stuff, so I hope it goes well. Well I hope everyone is having a great week and just enjoying what each day brings to us.

Monday, August 4, 2008

Back in school

I have to admit that I was a little excited about the arrival of the first day of school, I could finally get back to my routine, however today felt much different than I thought it would. I went to bed early last night so that I would wake up on time and be able to get the boys off to school with matching shoes and clean teeth. Well I laid there for a long time, I felt like it was my first day of school to. Who would I meet, would I know anyone and would I like the teachers, I laughed when I caught myself sounding like a 3rd grader or a kindergartner for that matter. Finally the alarm went off this morning and I woke up feeling wide awake but not at all happy rather kind of solemn our house was quiet not the chaos I'd imagined. I had them dressed, ready and out the door with plenty of time to get to school early enough to walk the boys to their classrooms and settle them in. I guess I forgot how old Nicolas is getting there wasn't any of that cutesy stuff just come in put your bag down and have a seat not a single tear, bye mom I love you...nothing. Then it was off to Nathan's class, we hadn't met his teacher yet so it was quite exciting to go to his room. His classroom was like entering wonderland it was amazing. Everything was so colorful and great and his beautiful teacher greeted us and showed Nathan his desk with his cute name tag and of course it was a frog cut out. Could she have known my child anymore than this I don't think so, it made his day to have his own frog on his desk. If you haven't read before we had tons of froggy adventures this summer. One of the girls cried and cried it was heartbreaking. I left the class with Isaac in tow and one eye on Nathan with a huge smile on his face. That was it the waterworks started. I tried to get out the door as fast as possible so no one would notice what a baby I was being, but I couldn't help it I felt sad, my cuddle bug days are over.
So for all the anxiety I was feeling about the kids starting a new school, well some of them are still there, I like the boys will miss the familiar faces but we are off to a great start and we'll meet new ones, life just opened a new door full of possibilities so we'll take it.