Saturday, September 29, 2007

The crazy month of September

So this has been the craziest September EVER and that is no exaggeration. We are all exhausted and worn out. Between the start of school, ballet, girl scouts and Awana, Michael has done more traveling in the last month than he has in his entire life. It started out with him going away for the Men's Retreat at church to going to South Carolina, Miami and then St. Louis and finally away for a golf weekend that was planned three months ago with his dad. In between all of this we had Madison dedicated at church. YES! he owes me big, and sometime in the future we will discuss my time away for the weekend.

Pictures from Madison's Dedication

Yes this is very cutesy. I have to do it while I can.


We managed to squeeze in Awakening FEST (christian rock concert) with 15,000 people, it was a beautiful day, a little cooler than we thought but we had all had a good time just spending the day together.
Of all the people in the world we managed to sit right next to my friend Felicia
who I haven't seen in over a year completely unplanned.
We were in a Lamaze group when we were
all pregnant with our first children. That's her son Austin her first child, she
subsequently has 2 other children. I'm still friends with the other ladies,
though we don't get together that often anymore, but I wouldn't have
made it through those first few months at home with out these ladies.
She's such a Daddy's Girl.

I love this picture just me playing around with the camerae with the girls.

Here is Madison trying to stand with while she was trying to figure out how to crawl. Yes another over achiever. Watch the video below to see more. It's funny this is her at the beginning of the month, now at the end she's up, she's crawling, she's even starting to slowly cruise.
We've already had to drop the crib to the lowest setting because she's pulling herself up in her crib. She wasn't even eight months yet. YIKES.
I'm so not really ready for all this.

Hit the play button to watch., it's a little grainy, but cute.

Monday, September 10, 2007

More of the first day

Kaleigh and her little friend Anna pick up right were they left off last year, best of friends.

First day of school for Kaleigh

Today was Kaleigh's first day of Pre-school for the second year. She actually has Ms. Gail who was Jordan's pre-school teacher when she went to pre-school. Ms. Gail will be great for Kaleigh she will know how to keep her challenged yet keep her in line. I'm looking forward to this year. Although I have to admit, I sobbed when I dropped off my little trouble maker.

First good picture of the teeth Madison has

My Cinderalla Princess

This is so funny, so Kaleigh has turned in her crown so she can begin wearing her cinderella cape, gloves and purse ( I wish you could see it), I got some wild looks with her walking around stores with this child. I'm so glad she has her own sense of style. I had to say no to the glass slipper that light up.

Our first week of school and the Men's Retreat

So we got through our first week of school it was long and I'm glad it's over. Jordan had a great week but she was so tired and a little tempermental. Kaleigh was so excited to have her sister home and someone to play with, but Jordan was in no mood for her sister, so it made for quite a few issues. Not to mention the least of which was Kaleigh feeling left out because she didn't start school until today. Thanks Goodness. To add to the icing on the cake, Michael went on a men's retreat with our church, he was gone all weekend, we all really missed him, but we managed. Thanks to my friend Elizabeth for coming over on Saturday and helped me with the kids, we even made it to church Sat night and out to McDonald's with some other mom's, it was awesome. While we were having dinner together our husbands were having breakfast I thought it was funny when Michael told me. I'm so glad he's home.

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

It's Finally Here - the first day of school

I can't take it, it's finally here the first day of 1st grade. It's a official I am the mother of an elementary school teacher. I have so many feelings running through me. I asked Michael to
stay this morning and help her get ready for school because after the wreck I was last year with just kindergarten I knew I would be a wreck today. I feel like a big hole is in my heart, she'll be gone all day and I know I'll miss her terribly. I'm excited on the one hand and nervous on the other. I pray that we have layed the foundation well as we begin this new and exciting chapter of our lives. She will no longer have just our influences but the world's as well and I trust that God will protect her and guide her, as long as we continue to teach her to trust in him. Not so easy for an adult to accept let alone my little six year old.
A Mom's Prayer On the First Day of School
Here we are again, Lord. Their backpacks are loaded and their faces are scrubbed
and their lunch accounts are full.
And I know you'll walk with them, Lord.
You always do. But a mom still has to ask.
Will You walk with them?
Will You whisper to them what they need to hear,
when I'm not there to whisper it?
Will You please, oh please, cover their school with the protection
only You can give, and will You keep harm far away?
Will You make their minds strong and ready to learn?
Will You help them understand that hard work
honors the One who created them?
Will You guide their teachers, giving them patience
and wisdom and creativity and more patience?
Will You bless them for their efforts?
Will You love all those children there,
the ones whose lunch accounts aren't full, the ones who feel alone?
Will You teach my children to be kind
and unselfish and to love those who are different from them?
Will You point them back toward home
just as soon as you can?
Lord, I give them to You today and everyday,
trusting them to Your care. Amen.
(taken from another mom's blog)

Saturday, September 1, 2007

I can't beleive it's Sept. 1st

I'm in shock really, it's hard to believe that our summer is over. Where did it go? It's so hard for me to think of Jordan going into 1st grade, it puts such a lump in my throat, I fight back the tears. On the one hand I'm so excited for this chapter in her life to begin but now for sure she will be a big kid, one that's in school all day.....At least I still have Kaleigh and Madison. Although if it were up to Kaleigh she would be going to 1st grade with Jordan or at least Kindergarten. Slow down there sweetie there is still so much time. This time is so fleeting I need to savor every moment. As for Madison I need to put weights in her diaper she gets closer to crawling and pulling her self up on things every day, I'm not ready for that! I didn't tell her she could do that, I do not give permission for my kids to grow up, because it's just not fair!! Do I sound like a 4 year old? You bet.

This has been a quite a summer, beginning with a trip to the beach, a trip to NY to see family, summer school, VBS, the girls doing an awesome job learning to swim and finally ballet camp. What a world wind, no wonder it went by so fast, good thing I didn't blink, because I might have missed it all.

Baby Ticker has been removed

Ticker has been removed due to arrival of baby on July 1 at 1:15 AM.