Monday, October 25, 2010

Monday Musings

It's late. I should be in bed. I just finished a novel that I sent out to my girl scout moms! I did not realize how much work this was going to be in the beginning. Oh well, I love it! Our first meeting is Thursday! I can't wait! I know the girls are pumped too! At least mine is!!!

Well, I love teaching. I am getting better at it day by day. MOST of my kids are so well behaved. There are a few who I have issues with, but it is not too bad. I am starting science this week and adding math next week. That means next week I will be teaching the entire class!!!!!! YIPES!!! There is so much admin stuff to keep up with aside from teaching for the program I am in. That is where I am slacking. I will TRY to get caught up Sat before an exciting Halloween party at some wonderful friend's house!!

Kendall has her first ever parent-teacher conference this week!! Can't wait! AND she gets her first report card!! YAY!!!!! I am sure I will be reporting wonderful things on Friday!!

This weekend was fun! We went to the fall festival at K's old preschool - we saw old friends and she had SO much fun seeing all her old teachers! She misses them soooo much! Then, on Sunday, we went to Zoo Boo with K's besty and her little sister (and mommy too). It was UBER HOT outside. For the most part the day was wonderful aside from the heat and the "twins" (Kendall and her besty are like twins - the have the same b-day and act like sisters) arguing. They could not agree on a side and of course they both wanted the SAME side of the rented stroller. Next time: NO STROLLER!!!! :) The love each other sooo much but sometimes they both push each other's buttons!! LIKE SISTERS!!! They are awesome though! AND the little sister who is not even two yet was the best behaved! I love that baby! She is always so happy and is MOSTLY always ready to give me hugs and kisses! She makes me miss Kendall at that age SO much!!!

Dad is getting his port out tomorrow from the dialysis!! YEAH!!!!!!!!! I am so excited!! He comes home from rehab on Wednesday and will do some in home stuff after that!

Here are some recent sillies from Kendall:
Sunday she came in and asked me: "Mommy, have you served me my breakfast yet??" I asked her if she had eaten and she said no, but she reminded me that she told me she was hungry...I should just jump right on it!!

Her new word is HOWLABUNGA - I am sure she means COWABUNGA but is insistent on telling me that is NOT what she means and that because on Phineas and Ferb they are in Hawaii it must be Howlabunga.

Today she called camouflage "mabel". Why?? WHO KNOWS!!!!!

They learn new letters every week at school and she is OBSESSED with thinking up words that start with the letter of the week! I love it!! She has already picked out her show and tell for Friday!!!!

Well, off to bed! school starts early peeps!!!

Have a wonderful week!!

Remember, Love is all you need...

Thursday, October 21, 2010


SOOOO many things have happened since I last blogged!!!! First, a day or two after I last posted, I got laid off from my job...MAJOR problem!! I figured I would get on unemployment, find a teaching job and be good to go. Kendall and I would have the summer together and it would be awesome. Well, we had an amazing summer together! Some great just Kendall and Mommy time. BUT, I did not get the job I was praying everyday for so I decided we would tough it out and I would student teach, get my cert done by December and try and snag a job in January.

HA! Next step - Chris gets laid off!! DOWNER!!!!!!! We have a huge heart to heart and after the advice of a few fab people, we decide we are going to bite the bullet and he will student teach too since he did not get an internship either.

I got placed in Humble and am teaching 3rd grade. I love it! I love my kids and the school and hope they will hire me when I am done! Chris is in Splendora and teaching 8th grade math. He loves the job but hates the drive! We will be done in December and are praying for both of us to get jobs for the spring semester! At least one of us has to! If not, back to a real job (not teaching).

My life is so up in the air right now and I hate not knowing what my future holds. I know God has a plan for me, I just wish He would let me in on his secret!!!!

My dad has been sick all summer as well. He had surgery on his kidney at the end of July and had major complications. He was on dialysis for a few months. They took him off in September and he was ELATED to say the least!! We were not expecting him to get off so soon!! THEN, the last week in September he tripped and fractured his hip. They initially told him nothing was wrong with it, but a week later he went back and they found the fracture. When they were examining him, they did a cat scan and found two more huge stones. They did a surgery a few days later and another one just after that. He is now in a rehab facility for another week or so to work out the fracture. We are waiting to see how well the screws do and if it heals to see if they need to do another surgery. Only time will tell.

Another MAJOR and amazing thing happened while I was away. My sweet baby staeted KINDERGARTEN!!! I can't believe it. I cried the day before, but not the day of. Ok, well just a tiny bit but I did well. She was a rock star and so excited to be there that it was hard to be sad. Her teacher is Mrs. McIntosh at Timbers Elementary. She absolutely loves school and is learning so much! I dictated a sentence to her tonight and she wrote it!!! MY BABY IS AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Chris turned 38 lasst night and we went to Hectors to celebrate and K and I made him a cake! I had them sing to him! It was great!!!

Fall and the holidays are coming so I will try and post more often!!

Until then, Remember, Love is all you need!!!!