Friday, August 31, 2007

New family member!

We added a new family member to our house this past week~and IT'S A GIRL! We got a 14 week old shih poo puppy! She is a really good puppy and the boys absolutely adore her! She loves to be around people and is very friendly! The boys chose to name her Maggie. One of the best things about her is because she is a mix between a shitzu and a poodle so she is hypoallergenic and does not shed! She is partially housebroken and we have really been working on fully getting her housebroken. She is doing pretty well despite being in a new environment. Isn't she cute?

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Kindergarten blues

We are experiencing the "kindergarten blues" in our household. Christian is so excited to start school tommorow but I have a case of the kindergarten blues. I have been crying on and off the past couple of days thinking about his big day tommorow. I have experienced the kindergarten blues with Ethan and Logan but this time it is different. For now Christian is the baby and it seems harder for me to "let him go" even if it is just for half a day. It feels harder this time because when the older boys went off to school there was always a younger child to tend to and now it will just be me. Don't get me wrong I am sure I will get use to and even enjoy my "me" time but on the eve of him starting school it is hard to think about how different it will be. Also for the past couple of years when the older two went to school it was just Christian and me and I have really enjoyed our one on one time together. He will have the same teacher Logan had and she is wonderful but I feel sad and maybe even a tiny bit jealous that she will be spending "our" time with him. With as busy as our lives seem to be it is going to be harder and harder to find and I know I will miss it. Of course as I said he is only going to be going half day and we will still have our mornings together so that is my bright side. I know that kindergarten is the first step to "real school" and I do not look forward to having my entire day free from my kids. Am I crazy or what? Let's just focus on tommorow. We will cross that bridge next year.

I am just sad to leave this stage of our lives behind for now. On days like this you truly realize how quickly they grow up and long for them to be little and all yours once again.

First day of school

It has been one B-U-S-Y week since school began which is why it has taken me almost a week to update! Unfortunately my camera was acting up that day and while I took pictures I am having trouble uploading them. The boys first day went very well except for the extreme heat. On their first day of school it was 95 degrees with high humidity. It is worth mentioning that their school does not have air conditioning! I am sure for them the heat made it miserable but they both came home smiling and ready for the next day!
The new song on my blog makes me think of my boys while they are away at school. I am always anxious to hear about their day when they come home!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

The results of 4 straight days of rain and football practice

Last night Logan had flag football practice despite 4 days of nothing but rain. I should know better from soccer that unless there is lightening there IS practice. The boys had a blast practicing in the mud. There was a lot of slipping and sliding! At the end of the practice the coaches had them do push ups in the mud. I think this was just to ensure that they were extra muddy before they went home~and it worked! Next time I will come better prepared as I had totally forgotten to bring a towel to wipe him off after practice. *Note*~the missing teeth. We are hoping the permanent teeth come in before school pictures.

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Tae Kwon Do testing

On Saturday the boys had their Tae Kwon Do testing. Christian tested for his orange belt and Ethan and Logan tested for their first white tip after getting their black belt. Who knew that Tae Kwon Do continues on after you reach your black belt? They all did really well but I could tell the nerves set in when it was time for breaking. Luckily they were able to keep their anxiety under control and break their boards. I am very proud of my boys!