Sunday, August 19, 2007

Oh back to school, back to school...

With school starting soon and Laine being in Kindergarten, Jonathna and I decided that she needed a little more responsibility in the morning routine. Here is what I have come up with because I don't want to be the mother of a child who cannot get herself up out of bed in the morning. I took pictures of all the things she needs to do the morning before we get in the car. Hopefully, I'm going to mount then to poster board and put a copy in her bedroom and in the bathroom. Here they are:

So hopefully it will work like this: Get up, go tee tee, brush teeth, get dressed and the time that is lef tcan be used to watch cartoons. Somewhere in there I need to fix her hair, maybe I can meet her in the bathroom and do it then. This is so important to me, I want to raise my children to be self-motivated not mom is finally really mad so I better do it motivated. I can't wait to see how it's going to work!

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Happy Birthday to Meredith!

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you! You look like a monkey and you smell like one too! Can't wait to go to the Circus!

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Back in the Saddle...

In so many ways.

We're finally back home! After a month of house sitting and then vacation in Ruidoso, it feels great to be back home.

Another saddle I'm getting ready for is school. I'm having a really hard time wanting to go back, I think that's a first. I'm excited to see my friends and the new stuff I'm doing this year but certain circumstances in my paycheck are clouding my happiness ( FYI when I used spell check for the word before the parenthesis one of the options was hap penis, ha ha) to work at this job.

One thing I'm kind of looking forward to is getting back into the saddle of routine. Bedtimes, bathtimes, mealtimes. It's good for kids and it's good for me too, mainly because a routine usually means more exercise for me.

In relation to my job issues is what Laine is going to do after school. I don't want to pay for after school care with my current situation and one of the options is to have her bussed over to my school and then leave when I leave. Another is to find a mom that would take her home until I pick her up. I don't know what to do, all of this is dampening my happy spirit. I know things will work out, I just hate facing the unknown.

On the other hand, I'm really excited to have niece coming in a few months. Baby Rabbit is my beacon in the night right now! i CAN'T WAIT TO HOLD THAT (wow) little glow worm of a baby.

You can also pray for Jonathan right now. He's looking into some extra job activities and he's anxious. Pray for me that I don't kill him while he's stressing. He's really hard to get along with in these situations. But I really think that he will do an excellent job, I'm behind him all the way.

Here are some pictures to round out this random post:

I'd also like to send a shout out to Shauna's new boobs, you guys look great!