Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Kindergarten....

I went to the Open House for Lola's new school, where she will start Kindergarten next week. It's absolutely amazing to me that my little baby is old enough and big enough and independent enough to be at this stage of her life. Trust me, if this hasn't already happened to you, you will also trip out when it's your turn!
I'm very confident in the school that we've picked. So far, it's the school I've been searching for since Lola was a baby. Being their first year open, I'm sure there'll be some learning curves and some challenges, but I believe in their teaching philosophy and their enthusiasm so much, that I'm willing to rough it out and help whereever I can. When Lola was a baby, a school like this didn't even exist yet, but so fortunately for me, it will open it's doors next week, just in time for Lola to start kindergarten. She'll only go 3 days a week so not much different than her preschool schedule...but that makes me really happy. Kindergarten isn't going to be this enormous change where she is in school 5 days a week, all day long. I just don't think she'd dig that too much. But, who knows, maybe she'll love it so much, she'll beg to go everyday? I'll deal with that if the situation arises. But for right now, I'm thrilled.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Single Mom

I'm a single mom today and tomorrow while Dan is off on biz in S.F. He comes back tomorrow, but Lola was soooo upset about him leaving that I decided to pack the days up with as much activity as possible, therefore, hoping to alleviate the meltdowns.

Today, we went to a playgroup that I have not been to, at least consistently, in months. It was my very first playgroup EVER and I really do love it. I remember when Lola was little and I started going, I felt "not alone" for the first time in a long time. Especially, that I was pregnant with E and planning a homebirth...the list goes on.

That was a couple of years ago. Fast forward to today and there were so many new faces and I realized I was the one that was "new"! It was fun, though and we even bumped into a local homeschooling group consisting of very cool mamas that I hope to get to know better in the next year.

Lola mooching all the lovely strawberries from said homeschooling group. I promise I'll make it up to you all.



Elise, after I finally lured her away from the strawberries with our own, very boring, peanut butter/jelly sandwich. She looks very disapointed.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Bad news.

This girl is a longtime friend of Dan's and his first customer when he broke off from his uncle's company and started his own business 8 years ago. From what we've heard, apparently, her 2 small children were there when it happened. Very tragic.

Saturday, August 9, 2008

Can you guess where we were today?



Socks


Elise, all of a sudden, is obssessed with socks. She wants to wear them all the time. So when we got ready to run some errands today, I attempted to take off the socks before putting on her sandals, but that got her so fired up! She just kept pointing to the socks, crying!
So, needless to say, here she is in a pair of Lola's bright green socks and her sandals. I have a feeling that I'm in for many years of fashion-related stubborness. And I couldn't be more proud.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Bad Mommy Day...

Today is one of those days I wish I do over. I was totally distracted because of some dinner party I was hosting and, therefore, spent most of the day trying to shoo the kids out from under my feet. My friend brought her kids over for a little bit, which helped, but that short time was their only entertainment for the day. My poor Lola gets the most of my frustrations because she's older. I feel so bad. This dinner party didn't have to be a big deal, but they were clients of Dan's, so I was out to impress. But lately, I feel like I'm putting so much priority into things that don't matter as much as my kids too. I feel like I need to refocus my energy...Mommy-time is super is important, I do realize that, but I also feel that I can stand to prioritize a bit better and maybe then I wouldn't get so impatient with the girls. Who are being...well...kids. And for such a short time, in the scheme of things....
Argh! I totally missed the Mommy 101 class. Maybe I slept in.

I know what you're thinking....

You're thinking that I'm just posting a cute video, hoping to masquerade the lack of any serious blogging.
And...er...perhaps you're right. It's just that, well, I've been really, really busy with office/house projects that went unfinished for way too long. I'm almost done and I will be back to full-fledged blogging once again.
Oh and, yah, my recent discovery of Facebook might have played a teensy, tiny role....

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