Getting ready for Kid's Vs. Parents in Cowboys & Indians
Friday, August 15, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Check out Big E and Little E.
They won these at Chuck E. Cheese a couple of weeks ago. What a day that was. They have not played with the glasses since.
Found these picture's and thought I would share.
Monday, August 11, 2008
The morning was fine. We were on time!!
After we dropped off Big E, Little E and I ran to the grocery store. Not for anything important. Mainly the staple's (coffee, Mojito's, milk, chip's) and stuff to make chicken casserole (Big E's favorite). EM had to go to the bathroom 3 times!! I am ready for the novelty to wear off. It is really back breaking work to take her to the potty.
Dinner is all prepped and in the refrigerator. All that has to be done now is put the casserole in the oven and the vegetable's in a pot on the stove. That should be easy. Maybe...
Found a nice new thing today. Downy Wrinkle Release. I remembered to buy some at the store, (it came recommended from a neighbor) and tried it while doing laundry this morning. At first I was skeptical. I sprayed and thought this will never work. I then went about folding more clothes and turned and looked at the shirt I had just done and WOW!!!!! Impressed. So I sprayed everything. Need another bottle. One for the laundry room and one for the master bedroom. Shoot, go ahead and get one for everybody closet. That way I will not have to walk. I just went to look at the shirt again and it still looks good. Not perfect. But it is better than wearing a shirt with nothing. I don't iron unless I have to. Not very good at it. I would recommend it 2 thumbs up.
Big E refuses to nap today. JOY! Em is napping now. I told him that he could do what he wanted to do as long as he did it on his own and I could not see him or hear him. Needless to say, I can see him and hear him. At least he is on his own. For the moment.
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Anyway, I had a free moment and was on another one of my 'interesting blog hunts'. I found this, "If your child dawdles a bit when you call them - it's okay. They're just busy exploring their world. And they need to explore their world. As long as they eventually come, let them be. Give them the gift of wonder." I liked it so I am adding it to my post so I can remember.
Kid's are clean and heading to bed. I am retiring myself. With the help of Advil PM.
Thursday, August 7, 2008
I knew today was going to be a monumental day. The goal was to keep her rested and happy. She was pumped to go to class. Every time her brother brought the topic up she was ready to get in the car and go. (Thanks Bro!) I was nervous about how she would do. We are on the way and we are talking in the car. I asked her if she was excited and she nodded her head. We get there and we are a few minute's early so I kept her in the truck for a little while instead of going in. When we went in the dance teacher, Ms. Ann was there and greeted us. Everything was nice and friendly bit I immediately notice EM tightening up and sticking her fingers in her mouth. (Obvious sign of uncertainty on her part) I am now a little anxious over how the next 45 minutes are going to go. Ms. Ann senses the same. She tells all the little girls in the observation room to make a 'choo choo' line to enter the studio. All the little girl's, even EM gets in line and is ready to go. EM, to my surprise, follows all the little girl's into the studio to sit on the rug and get instruction. I am looking at EM and I can tell that she is scared and is not listening to one thing that is being said. She is just sitting there with her hands in her mouth. The girl's are told to go and stand on a piece of tape on the floor. EM just sits...I am thinking that it might not get any better than this. However one of the teacher assistants comes over, takes her by the hand and leads her to a spot on the dance floor. She was willing to go. They start to show some dance steps, put on some music and EM just chews on her fingers. I am thinking that she is going to run out of the room at any moment. Again, one of the girl's shows her what to do and she does it!!! She takes her hands out of her mouth and starts to copy the teachers moves. Granted she is several steps behind the teacher but this is the first class and the first time she has ever done anything like this. She suddenly twirls and I thought, along with the Mom's around me, that I was going to have to be sat on to stop from jumping up and down. EM, still a couple of moves behind, is trying!! I am happy and proud. However it is now time to switch from tap shoe's to ballet slippers. I am thinking, "Why stop the momentum?" Anyway, she comes to me and I switch her shoe's. She jumps out of my lap and goes back in the studio. I am amazed I did not have to tell her to go, make her go, or carry her back into the room. She sits, listens and tries!! She is having a good time!! I am happy to. Anxiety gone and ready for next class.
She looked so big as she came walking back to me when the class was done. For this to be the first time she has ever been in a class setting with other kids, she did absolutely wonderful. Still hard to believe that her First Dance Class is Over. She is so little and so big all at the same time. She is also the most beautiful little girl I have ever seen!!!
This picture is out of order. This is EM in the car on the way to class
EM doing her stretches, like the teachers!!!! Perfection!
Yes, I know I should have put tight on her. All the other girl's had them on. I just could not bring myself to do it! It is so hot outside. Maybe next week.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Emma Marie on the other hand was perfectly fine. After the nurse finished with Eli she would say "mine turn." She wanted a shot!! UNBELIEVABLE!! She is still potty training. She went to potty 4 time's while we were at the doctor's office. By the way, we were only there a max of 45 minute's. Yes, she had to try to pee in a cup. I had to take her out of the room for the hearing test. I could not get her to be quiet enough. During Eli's eye exam she tried to knock him off of the sticker he was supposed to stand on so she could stand there and have a turn. Never a dull moment with the 'Little Princess'.
2 shots in each leg, 1 pricked finger
Anyway, we are home now. Picked up Happy Meals for the kid's lunch. Making spaghetti sauce for dinner and to freeze for fast meals later. (I don't like the jarred stuff too much, except for Trader Joe's, with their frozen meatballs) I have done laundry and picked up the house. I am supposed to go out with some friends to the movies tonight. FUN!!! NOT ANIMATED!! Looking forward to that. The kid's are napping now. Actually EM should be up in the next 30 minute's so I am going to go fold the clothes and see what else needs doing!!