Sunday, December 27, 2009

Whew, that's over!

Another Christmas has come and gone and I survived, even without much money. DS had a very good Christmas and appeared to be happy with all of his gifts! He got a stereo, DSi, some games for the DSi, cars and other stuff. Thank God for my sis!!!! She knew funds were tight in my house and she went all out for ds (thanks Sis!!)

I can't believe another year is almost over. My prayer is that the new year brings me more peace, a great job and possibly even a new male friend.

Hope everyone had a good Christmas!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Random Mom thoughts...

I'm sitting here listening to my 6 yr old sing in the shower...OMG,too cute! He decided about a month ago that he wanted to try showers and I think he's in love, LOL! The singing thing is just too much though; guess my baby really is growing up..sniff sniff

I celebrated my birthday on Monday the 14th..happy 39th to me! Didn't do much other than dinner with my family, which was nice.

I just took my last final yesterday and I'm happy to say I made an A on that one and a B on the other one. I should come out with an A and B in my two classes; so proud of myself (pats self on the back!)

Christmas is coming, Christmas is coming, get thee to the store!!!

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Oh Christmas tree...

So, the tree has been up for a week now (yea, I know I'm late posting) and it looks pretty good! DS is so excited this year much like last year. He picked out the tree again; guess that will be our tradition until he no longer wants to do so.

Now we need to get some gifts under the tree :0. The other day, ds says "mommy, you need to get shopping FOR ME." Out of the mouths of babes.

Christmas will be lean this year since I STILL don't have a job and unemployment just ran out. I guess I'll figure it out. Trying to keep my head up and find some Christmas spirit this year. Seeing ds' face everyday when he runs in and turns the tree on definitely helps me to keep things in perspective and remember what's important.

Monday, November 30, 2009

He's Baaack!!

DS came home yesterday...YAY! He said that he really enjoyed visiting his grandma. She lives on a 100 acre farm in N. FL and he loves going up there.

I was so happy to see him, I just scooped him up and kept hugging and kissing him; which he loved (yea right).

I can't believe how much I missed him and it seemed like he was gone forever...ugh!

Well, hopefully we won't have to do this again until next year.

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Almost made it..

Well, today's Saturday and the little person has been gone since Wednesday. I'm still alive; haven't broken down crying yet. I miss him SO much though! I haven't talked to him yet today and probably won't call until later. He should be home tomorrow and I can't wait.

This really helps put things into perspective for me. When I feel like ds is getting on my nerves or talking too much, I'll just think about how much I miss him now and how quiet the house is without him in it.

Hug your babies and love them, noise, messes and all :)

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

I say that although I'm not sure how happy mine will be since my ds is on his way out of town with his hoo I miss him already and he's only been gone a couple of hours.

I hope he has fun visiting his grandma and the other side of his family. I think this is the hard part of being divorced with kids; having to share them. Anyway, kisses to my favorite person, I love you and want you to have bunches of fun with dad.

I'll be at my mom's tomorrow trying not to overindulge with the food.. HA HA!

Hope everyone has a great and happy Thanksgiving and I'll update to let you know how I'm getting along without ds.

Monday, November 23, 2009

The weekend

We had a good weekend. DS' soccer team won another game..woo hoo! The team is playing really well together. The game was really fun this week. I think my baby has found another position that he's good at; defending the goal. He loves being in the goal and he's good at it!

Not much else happened this weekend, except me studying :0. I'm so glad to have this week off from school and so is DS..LOL!

I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving! Where has this year gone??!!

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Report card day

DS got his first report card as a 1st grader. I'm very proud to say he made the honor roll...YAY!! He got 3 A's and 2 B's. I'm not sure many of the 1st graders understand the whole concept of grades but I tried to explain it to him in simple terms.

When I told him he made the honor roll, he said "what's that?" So cute.

He also went to the 2nd skating party yesterday after school. His 2 friends weren't there but he still had a good time with a couple girls from his class. It was a fun day all around.

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Random Mom thoughts

Not much going on in this neck of the woods. DS is doing well except for a slight cold since halloween. He missed 3 days of school last week because the asthma flared up but he's pretty good for the most part now.

Soccer season started again last weekend and that's fun! This is his 3rd year playing and I have to say he's pretty good. He enjoys playing so that helps, I'm sure.

Report cards come home tomorrow and I'm anxious to see how he did. I'm pretty sure he'll get A's and B's but we'll see.

DS was Citizen of the Month in his class at school! YAY! I'm very proud of him. He's doing really well and has grown up so much over the past few months...sniff,sniff.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Halloween fun

We had alot of fun on Halloween! DS met some of his friends at our local children's museum. They had a blast! All the kids dressed in costumes and then we had a quick lunch afterwards.

Later that evening, he went to his friends house for a little party. We were supposed to go to our church afterwards but they were all going trick or treating...of course ds wanted to go. So...we went trick or treating for the first time in my life or his! It was pretty fun.

By the way, ds dressed as a fireman.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

My son is becoming quite popular

We've gotten 3 invites for halloween! Of course he wants to go to all 3 but I don't see that happening..LOL!

I'm just glad that he's developing a couple of close friendships already. I think it's cute. Plus as an only child I think friends will be important in his life.

Just wanted to share:)

Monday, October 26, 2009


I think my little one has a crush! To top it off, it's his last year teacher's daughter. I have to say, she is a cutie! But I"m a bit surprised and wonder if I should be concerned at all.

He came home talking about her a couple of weekends ago and I just thought, "aww, how cute." I thought it would just go away but he has been talking about this little girl constantly since then...EEK!

I didn't think crushes started this young.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Catching up on us...

Sorry I've been so scarce lately. School is really kicking my booty!! Between being mom, making sure ds is on top of his school work, job-hunting (still), and being in school, I'm BEAT!

I definitely won't be taking more than 6 credits next semester but I'm really enjoying knowing that I'm just that much closer to finally getting my degree. Yay me!!

DS is doing well in school (good for him) and still enjoying Tae Kwon Do. I definitely plan to keep him in TKD for as long as he wants to stick with it. He get's so excited about the stuff he learns at each class and looking forward to getting to the next belt.

Friday, October 9, 2009

Some firsts for my baby!

I know he's not a baby; he's 6, but still my baby.

A couple of nights ago he asked to take his first shower. I know..not a big deal but it was to me. He was SO cute! I stood there peeking at him to see how he did. Am I sad or what??! I tried to take a pic but couldn't get a good one..LOL

Also, a couple of weeks ago I found a note from this girl in his backpack. He had a playdate with a friend that day and I guess he talked about it at school. This little girl wrote the cutest note asking if she could go with him and attempted to write her phone number for him to call her. It was just so sweet.

I think I was surprised that he was even talking to a girl because since he was about 4 he has declared that girls are YUCK! He's been talking to this little girl often and chose her to sit with him on the stage a few days ago at lunch. What the heck is going on...??!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

First skating party!

My 1st grader went to his 1st skating party yesterday...sniff, sniff. He really surprised me a few weeks ago when he said he wanted to go because he never wanted to go last year.

One of the school rules is that parents must attend if the child can't skate so off I went. He even rode the bus from the school (didn't want to ride with me...eek!)

It was SO and somewhat bittersweet to watch him play with his friends like a real big boy. The skating thing went ok. He just could NOT get his balance. My 5th grade niece and her friend offered to help, so I let them. That didn't go over very well because he was pulling them down....LOL! strapped on the skates and decided to hit the floor but he decided then that he wanted to play instead of skate...anywho

I guess he's really growing up and I can't stop it...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Mom Spot movie review

Cloudy with a chance of meatballs...

DS and I saw it today in 3D and it was good. We both really enjoyed it. The animation was great and it actually had a bit of a storyline to it. I won't give it away for those that want to see it.

One thing I didn't know is that it's based on a book. Guess I missed that book as a kid...LOL!

I give it an A so go out and see it.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tae Kwon Do

I've been trying to get ds to do Tae Kwon Do for a couple of years now and he hasn't been interested, which is fine. Well, he decided this summer that he wanted to give it a try!

I took him last night to sign up and for his first class. The program seems really good; it's at a church and seems really positive. I was given the wrong starting time so by the time we got there, he only had 15 minutes left.

He was so cute! He said he had fun. So we'll see how it goes. He gets the first month free and we may have to stop after that until later. Soccer starts in October and there's no way we can do BOTH!

Friday, September 11, 2009

It's the weekend...yay!!

It's been a good week but seemed busy to me for some reason. DS had a playdate this afternoon and they seemed to have fun. Not sure what we're up to this weekend, guess we'll see.

I know what i need to be doing; cleaning this house...ugh! I have really let things go. I can't imagine how I'm going to keep up when I do find a job, between taking care of ds, my school work, the house and a job...EEK...don't even want to think about it.

Speaking of job, I do have an interview on Monday. We'll see how that goes. It's hard to get my hopes up anymore because it's been almost a year and nothing has panned out yet. Anyway.....

Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009


DS is coming along in school. His nightly homework has gotten a little more involved since he started 1st grade, but he's hanging in there. I'm just so proud of him!

I requested he have a speech evaluation this year and I guess that took place today. I was a little bummed when ds told me because the speech therapist said I could be present but she didn't even let me know when it would be :( Oh well, I guess I'll stop in the office or shoot her an email tomorrow.

I'm taking a break now from work his teacher sent home for me to do...yikes! I used to volunteer once a week in ds' class last year and loved it. I emailed his teacher yesterday to let her know I'm available if she needs me, even for take home projects. Well she sent home a project today. It's cool though. I'll get it done because she needs it for class tomorrow.

Hope everyone else is having a great start to school.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Our weekend..

DS went to a birthday pool party yesterday. He had SO much fun! I think the parents did also...LOL! The birthday boy was in ds' class last year and he's so cute.

It was nice to be out and mingle with adults while the kids had fun.

Needless to say, ds was tuckered out by the time we got home.

Today, we didn't go to church and just hung out and took it easy. DS and I went outside for awhile this afternoon (can we say HOT?!). He rode his bike and played while I finished reading a chapter for my speech class.

We just came in again from outside. This time he wanted to run through the sprinkler since today is watering day. Might as well kill 2 birds with one stone....HA

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Back to school

DS is officially a 1st grader! Today was the 2nd day of school and I have to say what a difference a year makes! There were NO tears, no clinging, nothing! He went into his class yesterday, sat down and didn't even look back. I don't think he even knew I was there..sniff, sniff.

He has even asked to be dropped off in car line! Last year in Kindergarten, that was a no no. He wanted me to walk him to class everyday and I did. I actually enjoyed that. Now I guess he wants to be a big boy. Today he walked by the kindergarteners and actually said, " look at all of those kindergarteners." I thought that was so cute.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Blue day..

Not sure what's going on with me but I just feel blah today. It doesn't help that it just started raining and I don't feel well physically either.

Anyway, we're going to just take it easy today. I'm going to do one last check later to make sure everything is ready for school.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cupcakes anyone?

Well after my last entry, which was a downer, I decided to post a little cheer.

DS and I baked some cupcakes. He never bakes with me (boy thing maybe??) Anyway, I asked if he wanted to and he said yes. He picked the type of cake and the frosting (sprinkles, of course)

It was really fun, actually! I even let him frost them. He's so funny because he put alot of frosting on one and said "that one is mine," and that's the one he at too...LOL!

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Saw my son hurt by his dad for the 1st time...

I've posted about how ds wanted to spend the summer with his dad. For the most part, he's been spending the last few weeks with him and staying with me off and on. Well he hadn't stayed with his dad for a couple of nights and wanted to go on Thurs. He talked to dad and dad told him Friday night would be better.

I talked to ex-h Friday about 7pm and he said "bring him on." I got some more things together and had a couple of things to finish, so it was about 8 when we got to dad's house. I called on the way and his cell said he was on the phone. We got there and his car was there but no answer. Of course, I immediately got mad but tried not to let that show with ds. I asked him if he wanted to wait so we did for awhile. Finally he knocked one last time on the door and said "Mommy, I guess we might as well go." My heart sank looking at his little face :(

Once we got down the street he started to cry and my sadness immediately turned to RAGE! I wouldn't say ex-h is the best dad by any means, but this was out of character even for him.

The worst part is, it's Sunday and he has yet to call ds and apologize or explain. The sad part is, I'm sure he's mad at me at this point (left some not so nice messages on his voicemail Friday night), and he's punishing his son for it. Maybe I made the situation worse by leaving a nasty message but I was SO upset because ds was SO upset.

I couldn't post the other night because the post probably would've been filled with expletives...LOL! Anyway, just been praying alot because I know only God can fix this.

Sorry for the downer post today.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Random Mom thoughts

Swim lessons ended yesterday and ds did great, as I've already mentioned. If there was a most improved award, he definitely would've won it.

There's only a little over a week before school starts so I've been making sure everything's ready to go for the first day. I also start classes the day before ds, so I want to make sure we're both ready.

On the job front, I have an interview on Monday! I'm thinking this might be promising because it's not something I applied for, I was referred by the recruiter from my former employer. I really believe in this market, getting a job will be based on who I know, not how many apps I fill out!

Not much planned for the rest of summer except ds and I hanging out, swimming some, maybe a movie tomorrow and I might try to get one more playdate in.

Monday, August 10, 2009

I guess swimming just clicks one day

and they get it. At least that's how it seems with my son. He's taken swim lessons each year since 2 and I never really saw progression, until now! I can officially say I have a little swimmer...YAY.

I noticed it first in May when he took lessons with his Kindergarten class. Until then, no instructor could get him to put his head/face in the water. He would do a quick dunk but no swimming with face under water. He was never afraid of the water; just didn't like water in his face :O.

By the end of the week last week, he was swimming, arms and all!! This is the second week and today went really well. The instructor said she thinks he's ready for level 2. I guess that will have to wait until next summer since this is the last session for summer.

Just had to brag on my son.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

So, I may have a new job.

I won't get ahead of myself because I just got the call today. My previous job was in banking but in a very specialized department. My name was referred by the recruiter at my former job (yay her!)

The lady called today to tell me that my name had been given to her and she wanted to call me right away. We talked for awhile about the position and then I emailed her my resume.

I have to say, I'm excited because I was really becoming discouraged about not finding a job after over 10 months of being laid off!!

I have TRULY enjoyed my time at home and I know that's an opportunity I probably won't get again until I retire...LOL! I always wanted to be a SAHM but couldn't.

Thank God I was money smart over the years and saved for a rainy day. I just never thought my rainy day would be a long layoff.

Of course, I'm already thinking about the negatives, such as, the job is in a neighboring city (about 20 mins) and I've done a commute before and said I didn't want to do that again, which is one of the reasons I accepted my last job; it was 10 mins from home! Also, I was able to be really involved with my son's Kindergarten year because I was off. I think it really helped him through the school year. I loved being able to volunteer in his class and pick him up from school and not leave him in aftercare.

He's already said he doesn't want me to go back to work but I know I have to. Unemployment will end next month and savings will also...

Any rich, single men out there???!! Kidding!!!

Monday, August 3, 2009

We're off to swm lessons to finish off the summer

I've procrastinated all summer about putting ds in lessons. The last 2 wk session started today so I went and signed him up. He'll go everyday for 2 weeks. I'm glad they had some spots still available. We haven't been swimming very much this summer, which is unusual for us. I'll make sure we hit the pool at least every other week until it gets cool.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

The boy is home...

at least for now. DS came home last night and I'm sure you're thinking YAY right?! Of course I was happy but that didn't last long :(. It didn't take long for him to start whining, which led to crying and coughing, which led to throwing up all over his red shag rug...UGH!

I'm sure part of it was tired because dad doesn't stick to a bedtime like I do, but that's another story.

Anyway, now the rug is outside in the sun drying off, hopefully. I had to hose it down to get the chunks out of the shag (that was fun).

At least the boy is home for a bit...LOL!

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Wonderful Wednesday

DS and I spent all day yesterday and today together...YAY! He had a dentist appointment yesterday so I went to his dad's and we both took him to the dentist.
My car was in the shop so ex husband drove us around for awhile then took us home (that was nice of him).

After I picked my car up we got my niece and went swimming. That was alot of fun! It's wierd because we haven't been in the pool all summer, which is unusual for us.

Anyway, he's back with his dad tonight and I'm missing him again but not as bad. I know he's having a good time spending this time with his dad and I'm sure dad is enjoying it as well.

On the way to dad's ds said "I'm glad I hung out with you today." So sweet!

Monday, July 27, 2009

So, I'm painting...

and I have to ask...what was I thinking? Why did I think I could paint my living/dining room by myself?????!! What would've been maybe a 1 or 2 day project for someone else (such as a professional!), is now on day 3 for me.

It's pretty and I'm proud of myself for doing it but....I just want it DONE already! Maybe 1 more day and I'll be done...he, he.

DS is still staying with his dad. At least he doesn't have to breathe paint fumes.

Saturday, July 25, 2009

"I want to live with daddy"

That is what my 6 yr old told me the other night; just out of the blue. My only response was "OKAAAYYY." I thought I would just let it blow over and ds would forget about it. such luck!

He did explain that he only wanted to stay for the remainder of the summer then come back home. So anyway, he's been with his dad since Wednesday night and I MISS HIM SO MUCH!!!

I saw him last night and asked when he was coming home and he said "never." I'm trying to back off since this was his own idea but it's so hard for me. What if he wants to live with daddy forever....

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Where's my ds?

Just kidding! DS spent yesterday with his dad and then decided to spend the night. OK.....I miss him but it was kind of nice to have a quiet night alone (don't get those often).

I talked to him this morning already and he said he was having fun with dad so that puts my mind at ease. :)

I have such a hard time when he's not around because I honestly don't know what to do with myself. Sad, I know....

Have a happy Sunday!!!

Sunday, July 12, 2009

How often do you take pics of your little one?

I realized recently that I used to always snap and develop (before digital)pics of my ds. I have SO many photos of him up until about 3/4 yrs old. Then it seems the picture taking a crawl!

I joined the digital camera age a couple of years ago and honestly I haven't developed a photo since. All of my pics are now on my computer; God forbid something happen to the computer...eeeek!!!

The camera goes EVERYwhere with us but I still don't take pics when I should. Either I forget it in the car or just don't have the camera out and ready at the right picture moment...!

I said all of that just so I could show this really cute pic of my son that I came across.

Here goes...

Friday, July 10, 2009

What to do, what to do...??

It's so weird. I hardly ever get time to myself but when I do, I have NO idea what to do with it :O

DS has been with his dad all day and the house is just too quiet. I know they love spending time together but....

It probably would've been a good opportunity to clean the house huh?!!

This kid sharing thing is no fun sometimes. Blah...

Monday, July 6, 2009

Gotta love computers

Sorry I've been MIA for a few days. A virus infected my computer the other night and totally messed it up...eek! I sent it out for repair and just got it back this morning.

I guess we're good now.

I'll try to post more often now to catch up.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Do the phases ever stop or do they just change?

I have to say that 6 has been a challenge for me. I guess my baby is growing up and I still want to treat him like a baby :(

His will seems to be stronger than ever and sometimes I honestly don't know how to deal with it. I've come to realize recently that I need to go through each stage with him and adjust my parenting accordingly....eek!

Although I don't plan to remarry, sometimes I think it would be helpful to have that male figure around to balance things out. Oh well....

One day at a time, one day at a time :)

Sunday, June 28, 2009

So far, so good

The first week of summer day camp went pretty well for the little one. He cried the first day but seemed ok when I picked him up. He talked about a boy he played with all day, so maybe he made a friend....YAY! He did miss 2 days because he just wanted to stay home.

I had thought about signing him up this week but decided against it so I was VERY surprised when he asked to go back this week...huh??! They made these rockets that they get to blast off and he wants to blast his. We'll see how this week goes...

Next week I'm going to see if I can get in a playdate or two instead of sending him to day camp.

Hope everyone is enjoying the summer so far!

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Can you say hot....

DS and I have been hanging out mostly indoors today. There is a heat advisory issued for today, which means feels like temps above 105 for 3 hrs or more!! Umm...ridiculous.

I've been in FL my whole life so I should be used to it but I have to say the older I get the more the summers bother me.

Anyway, enough whining from me...LOL!

VBS (bible school) went well this week. DS really enjoyed it! Glad about that

Monday, June 15, 2009

Happy Monday!

Not much going on here. DS is at vacation bible school. He woke up crying this morning saying he didn't want to go, of course (I didn't expect anything else from him...). I held him and encouraged him and told him how I also get scared when I have to do something new.

Anyway, he was fine when I left him in the class. He didn't even look back; just waved and said "bye Mommy." Hopefully he has a good day and learns something new.

I'm sitting here waiting for the phone to ring for a phone interview. My job hunt has been going on for 8 months now. Although I have enjoyed what will probably be my one and only chance to be a SAHM, it's time for a job to show up pretty soon.

I know it'll be hard at first for me and ds when I go back to work but I guess I have to. No hubby here to support us.

Ok, phone is ringing, gotta go!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

7 days and counting..

The little one has been out of school for a week now and I have to say so far, so good!

He'll be in VBS next week and then 2 weeks of swim lessons and then.....

I'm still looking for work, so who knows; I might be back at work before the summer ends. Still not sure how I feel about that.

I think we'll check out the library today and see what's going on there.

Finally got the yard cut this morning, YAY! Now we can go out back and play without needing to wear boots...LOL!

Thursday, June 4, 2009

Schools out!

Well, the last day of school was Tuesday. I officially have a 1st grader! This school year flew by and I can't believe it's over already :(. DS did well on his report card and I'm very proud of him.

We just relaxed and hung out yesterday. Now we'll find some fun things to do for the summer (unless I go back to work of course).

Hope everyone else has a fun summer!

Saturday, May 30, 2009

End of school year stuff

Well, it's almost here; the end of the school year. My son has 2 more days, or 1.5 really.

The kids were able to do swimming lessons despite all the rain we've been having...YAY!! They did miss 1 day and that was last week Friday because it was thundering and lightning. Their last day was Thursday and it was pretty much a fun day. The kids went off the diving boards, high and low and went down the slides. I absolutely could NOT believe MY son did both diving boards and the slides! I was SO proud of him!!

Friday was the last conference of the year and it was student led. I asked a few questions to get my son going. He answered my questions then wanted to know if we were done so he could go play, of course..LOL!

Later in the morning the Kindergarteners did a "Battle of the Books." It was so cute! I have to say, I was a bit surprised at the questions though. I couldn't even answer them! I went over all the stories with my son and thought we were prepared but...NOT! Anyway, out of the 4 K classes, my son's class is in last place. I've been drilling him all weekend (now that I know what the questions are like) and they do it again Monday. We'll see how it goes. My son said "mommy, the main thing is that we have fun."

Out of the mouths of babes...

Monday, May 25, 2009

Fun at the park!

Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day.

My son had a playdate this morning (officially his 1st!). We met a little boy he used to play soccer with at the park. This park is awesome and it's my son's favorite park.

Well a couple of weeks ago they made it better and opened a water play area! As HOT as it is here during the summer, I'm really surprised it's taken this long to get a water play area....

Needless to say the boys had a ball! I think I might get in on the fun next time...HA HA

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Wonder how much 6 yr olds are selling for..

Just kidding! Seriously though, my little one has been so emotional since yesterday and I'm not sure why. He's been grumpy, moody and at times teary (is that a word?). I feel like I'm living with a teenage girl instead of a 6 yr old boy...LOL! Oh well, guess that's what mom's do; try to make things better.

Here's to a nice long weekend!

Hope everyone else has a nice Memorial Day weekend.

Monday, May 18, 2009

Random thoughts about today

Well, the kids did get to go to swimming lessons. It was still sprinkling but no lightning so they let them go. I'm glad because my son really seemed to do well and enjoy it.

I'm having a rough time lately because of a personal issue. I'm trying to keep the happy face especially for my son's sake. I don't really want him to see me sad. Is that realistic?

A little funny on me....I went to pick my son up from school. About an hour after we got home, I realized my shirt was on the wrong side..LOL! Why didn't someone tell me? Maybe no one noticed. Anyway, we had a good laugh about it.

Why today...?

We desperately need rain so I'm not complaining about it. Unfortunately, the Kindergarten classes at my son's school are starting swim lessons this week. It's been raining here since early this morning and I don't see it stopping anytime soon.

Oh well, there might be some very disappointed little one's today. Maybe tomorrow.....

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Why can't we just have cereal?

I think I've created a monster.... We didn't go to church this morning and I really wanted to lounge a little longer this morning but that didn't happen. I told my son we were having cereal and he says "no, I want pancakes and sausage." Why do I feel like I still have a husband...?

I guess it's my fault because when we grew up there was ALWAYS a hot breakfast and both my parents worked. I guess I was trying to continue that. Now I have a 6 yr old that just started eating cereal last year before school started and even now he doesn't want them very often. I think I need to teach him to cook....LOL!

Friday, May 15, 2009

11 days and counting...

Only 11 more days of school! I can't believe it. It's actually bittersweet for me but that's another story.

The kindergarteners have swim lessons all next week and 3 days the following week. That should be fun and interesting.

I just CAN'T believe my baby is almost done with Kindergarten already. I was SO nervous about him starting school and now the year has flown by....

Everyone seems to be looking ahead to summer vacation now. I finally made a decision about what to do with my son for the summer and I signed him up yesterday. I still plan to keep things flexible with him since I'm not working but I do have my Plan A, B, case I do find a job soon.

How much longer does everyone else have before school ends?

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Rain, Rain

I'm sitting here listening to the wonderful sound of rain, finally! I was actually surprised because my son and I headed out for our evening walk/bike ride and the drops started, so we turned around.

We need the rain so bad here because my grass looks like hay...LOL. I love watching it rain, so I'm happy.

Monday, May 11, 2009

The Spider!!!!!

My niece, my son and myself were riding along the other day, going home and all of a sudden I hear a scream from the back...."Mommyyyyy a spiderrrrr!!"

Needless to say I DON'T do bugs and I think I've passed my fear on to my 6 yr old son...anywho. I jerk the car over to the side of the road and we all jump out of the car (sad site). I finally had to call my brother in law to come hunt the spider. We're standing outside the car while people are passing by looking at us. Thinking back, it's actually pretty funny now but wasn't then. My BIL searched the car and I put everything in the trunk just in case he was hiding in something...LOL!

The monster spider did eventually resurface that evening when I was taking the stuff out of the trunk. He was even BIGGER than I thought; at least the size of my palm, yuck!! He crawled out of the trunk, down the side of the car and went under the car by the back tire and I had the spray ready. We didn't see him again, so I only HOPE he died outside somewhere.

Where's a man when you need one??!!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Hi Ms. P....

That's what a little girl at my son's school just said to me. I was shocked, really! In my 6 years as a mom, that was a first...LOL. Most of the kids my son knows call me 'Joshua's mom.'

My niece goes to the same school as my son and she's in 4th grade so I'm meeting alot of the older kids. This little girl is a friend of my niece's and I usually see her around the school. It was just really funny to hear my name like that. I had to look around to see who she was talking to..LOL!

I guess I'm really a grown up now huh?!

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Family night at school

I think my son 's school has to be THE BEST! They do such fun stuff and it's just a great place overall. I'm really glad he's there.

Friday was Family Night. We picked up McDonald's on the way(I know, not good). We could've purchased the dinner they had but decided to pick up our own.

After we ate, they started the talent show. It was so cute watching the kids do their 'talents.' One little girl did the hoola hoop to Cha Cha Slide...hilarious!! I think she stole the show.

They also displayed 1 piece of each child's art around the school and the book fair opened on that night. It was really alot of fun and I'm glad we went.

My son saw alot of his classmates as well as his teacher and her family.

I LOVE this school!!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Summer is fast approaching..need suggestions

What do you do with your school age kids during the summer? I'm currently not working but still looking (casualty of this horrible economy). I've been enjoying my time off and don't see any job prospects coming up before school ends.

As the only parent in the house, I know I need to have a plan but I want the plan to be flexible. If I want to keep my son home 1 week, and send him to camp the next week, I'd like to be able to do that. On the other hand, if I do find a job, he will need somewhere to go.

The place that he and I wanted him to go does NOT give refunds once you sign up for summer camp. It's the local children's museum and I decided we can go there anytime we want anyway, so that option is out.

There are a couple of other places that I can sign him up at that will give a refund if I decide not to send him there.

Any suggestions on this issue? Thanks all

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Who knew.....?

Hi all!

I have a Kindergartener and so far this year has been such fun for me! I have one question though...who knew that starting K meant coming home with holes in the knees of every pair of pants??!!

My son does not have ONE pair of pants without holes in the knee. For me, this is a bit frustrating because I normally consign his nicer things, but won't be able to do that with any of his pants this time!

I was laughing with his teacher about it the other day. I told her at K orientation they should warn the parents and suggest that they patch the pants PRIOR to school starting...LOL.

My son's class spends alot of time sitting on the rug, so that may have alot to do with it. I've noticed alot of the kids propped on their knees instead of sitting on their bottoms.

Anywho...I just thought it was a funny subject and it would be fun to see what others have experienced with this.

Have a great day!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Welcome to my new blog!

Hi and welcome to my new blog ; all about being a parent. I have a 6 yr old son who is in Kindergarten and this is such a fun stage for me. Getting to watch him learn and be excited about learning is a blast.

I'm hoping with this blog to share some of what I have learned in 6 yrs and learn from the more seasoned parents out there.

I really want to hear from everyone and hope that you enjoy my blog. Thanks for reading!