Friday, April 26, 2013

It's been a while!

Oh my word! I suck at this blogging thing! I put everything on FB instead. I need to figure out a way for all my crazy FB posts to come here!

Well, school has been going great. Jack is doing well in kindergarten and AJ in first grade. Ben is almost 4 (Sunday) and I can't believe it. The days go by sooooo slow, but the years go by faaaast! I love my crazy boys and all their antics. I hope I'm making memories for them!

More to come this weekend...

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Poor Ben...

Ben fell down the stairs on his face :(
He kind of looks like Jack in this picture!

Pumpkin Patch

Yesterday, we all had the day off from school and work. So we decided to hit the pumpkin patch. The boys had so much fun! We all did! Our favorite thing was the 'punkin chunkin'. It was so funny! We also rode ponies and climbed on and through bouncy houses. We bleached when we got home! ha! Here are a few pics.

Playing Catch Up

I have got to put blogging on my schedule or I'll never ever get to it! Well, I'm going to catch up now.

Jack and AJ are in school and Ben is in preschool. Jack had a rough go at Kindergarten the first few weeks. He is getting the hang of it! I'm so proud of him! He's writing and reading small words!

AJ is loving 1st grade, of course! I had my conference with his teacher last week and he scored 100% on everything on the TPRI. He will be in the GT class this year! Very proud of my smart loving boy.

We also had AJ's birthday party. It was a low key sleep over and he loved every minute of it!
More catch up...
Fall has hit! It got cold and rainy and we loved it!

We also got haircuts... nothing big, but I just LOVE this picture! I love how Ben looks up to AJ!


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

School's in Full Swing!

Well, school has started and it's the 3rd week. AJ is in first grade and is loving it and doing so well. He loves school and all that school entails! Jack is in kindergarten and is getting in trouble a lot. Poor baby. He's struggling with keeping his hands to himself and being impulsive. I knew this would happen. I thought I was prepared, but I'm not. It hurts me to see him getting in trouble. Yesterday we got home from school and I sat down to talk to him and just started crying. I didn't feel good either, so I'm chalking some of that emotion to that. Jack just looked at me with his big beautiful blue eyes and started crying too. He said he's so sorry but he just doesn't understand how to act. He said everyone hates him and he's sad. I lost it. I hugged him as tight as I could. I explained to him that we all love him very much and that is why we are trying to correct him now. I know he will eventually get it all, but this process is hard... for me... and him... Even AJ started crying and told Jack that he loves him. It's just hard to adjust to new stuff and new people and new procedures and rules. He can do it and so can I. We will work as hard as we can. I feel like I have lots of things I need to change/add to be a better mom. I love Jack so much, as all of you moms know...

Please God give me the strength, patience, consistency, courage and energy to handle whatever you have in store for Jack. He is the most passionate person I know. Help me Lord to help him use that passion for his benefit. In your name...amen.

Monday, August 27, 2012

First Day Jitters!

Well, today was the first day of school. I didn't think I'd cry but I sure did. Jack was such a big boy. He didn't even want me to walk him to class much less take pictures. But when I did, I could tell he was glad his mama was there.

Last night he was so worried about everything...what would he wear? what would he eat for lunch? what if he had to poop? So many questions. AJ comforted him and said he'd go check on him from time to time. So sweet!!

So today, Ben and I are sitting upstairs while I write and he watches a movie. He's so glad to have me to himself for a couple of hours. We may even get a nap!

More to come when I get all the details of today from the boys! Can't wait!!!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Summer Is Over...

Well it's almost the first day of school. I have survived the summer. Well that's relative I guess. By survive I mean the boys survived. They are so excited about school on Monday. So is mama! Gosh, I had so many plans for the summer. We were supposed to play school and organize the house and learn things and go on trips and scavenger hunts and camping trips and playdates and do science experiments. It's the thought that counts right?! My house is a disorganized chaotic mess. We did maybe 2 science experiments that made more mess and never ever played school. I think AJ forgot how to read and write. I sometimes suck at this mama thing. But like I said, they survived. They are fed and happy. I won't go as far as to say clean, but not filthy at least! We thrive on routine so hopefully this new school year will bring just that! I, however, need to be more intentional on this subject! I must get up earlier. I must have stuff ready the night before. I must chill when trying to get out the door in the mornings. All the other cleaning and organizing and hopefully relaxing with coffee can come while they are at school.

Ben will go to preschool 2 days a week. Jack will be in kindergarten. AJ will be in 1st grade. Time does fly by. Some days I wish it would go much faster. But then I get the hugs and kisses and the 'you are the best mommy ever's and I want to stop time then! I love my babies so much. It's very hard being a mama. It's the most important job anyone could ever have. Thank God for teachers I can send them to for a few hours a day!!!