Thursday, 27 August 2009

Back to Life...Back to Reality

Not much new news to report. We are getting back to the grind around here.

Nick is Denver again this week, but made a new schedule that allows him to be home until the very end of September. He will be glad to be back home and we will be glad to have him back. Jack and I miss him so much when he is gone. He has now taken from calling me on the phone to calling his "Dada" We're not sure why he changed from Dadeeee to Dada.

My first week of class was this week. I have two classes with 19 students total. I teach Monday and Wednesday all day and Thursday afternoon. They are keeping me on my toes. It is taking a while to get adjusted.

Jack is loving his babysitters. He goes to Ms. Katie's on Monday and Wednesday. Thursday morning he is going to a Mother's Day Out class at the preschool and then going home with Ms. Beth in the afternoon. He has so many people taking care of him that he can't get enough of it. He is in love with Elsa, Ms. Katie's 10 month old daughter. Today at school, it was reported that he was holding hands with a boy on their walk. He also loves his one on one time with Ms. Beth and picking up her kids in the afternoon.

I haven't had nearly the time to get online since I really don't want to miss any of my hours with Jack when we've been apart for so much of the day. He apparently misses it too as he began walking up at 6:30 so we have plenty of time together.

Keep us posted on your happenings!

Tuesday, 11 August 2009

A Mother's Musings

When Sandra Bonyton wrote "A bear and hare have been to the fair." Did she do it just to prove how messed up the English language structure can be?

How is it in a room full of toys that a kid can be most entertained by a ball and fish net?

Why does saying a word over and over again make it sound so silly? Elmo has made me realize how weird that can be.

How can I toddler love something one minute and two minutes later think it is repulsive?

Isn't it nice that sometimes all you need is a kiss to make things better?

Why would you bring your kid into a restaurant if you know that they weren't feeling well? Then why wouldn't you alert the people when your kid threw up in the booth?

Why is it that parents try to explore the cause to crying when they were nowhere around during the incident, even though there were posted signs children must be supervised? Do you really think that 10 four and five-year-olds are going to be able to explain what happened when you can't help them all?

Did you ever notice that 15 minutes of a tantrum last as long as 3 joyous hours of playing outside?

When is it that we stop noticing and taking joy all the little things like train whistles, birds chirping, and butterflies floating by?

Why is it in the middle of a long day I forget how blessed I am that I was given this challenge?

How did I get so lucky?

Saturday, 1 August 2009


I am so excited to be done with my conference and all my summer camps. It is a huge relief to be done with all of that.

Jack is really hitting is stride. He is coming into own and become more helpful than a handful. This week we have been running around getting everything ready for this conference and my summer camp. He would always take small items to help me out and would entertain himself pretty well while I was running around.

He has also began a new fascination with blocks. He loves to bang, sort them, and build with them. I will try to take a few new pics of him when he gets going. I have been glad to have see him entertained while I was doing work this week.

I have a week to catch up on house work before my focus returns to school. Nick is spending a half week in Denver again. He is liking his work, but it would be nice if he were closer to home. His bosses are taking notice of his hard work, so it will help him continue his career up the path that he desires.

I will try and get some pictures posted soon.