Monday, September 27, 2010

Sawyer's BIG day

Sawyer has been waiting MONTHS to start preschool. He has been so excited. He was thrilled to go and pick up his bucket and then decorate it with his favorite stickers like he has watched Noah the last two years. Every year Mrs. Sims has them bring something special to the first day of school, this day it was a heart that they decorated with pictures and there favorite things. Sawyer was sad that he couldn't bring it home but was very excited to see it hanging up on Thursday.
Thursday they read a story and made a cute puppet he has been obsessed with it ever since then he wanted to feed it string cheese and read books to Petals the puppet. Until Ryder ripped poor Petals.....Sawyer was devasted.
Sawyer says his favorite things are playing and painting. It is so going to be a great year!!

Friday, September 24, 2010

A little of this and that

WOW having a kid in school really puts on a whole new spin to Friday's. I have always loved the weekend it is a welcome break but now it means no schedule and no school. I am starting to get why parents enjoy breaks just as much as the kids.
I feel like this whole school thing has turned me into a new mom or rather I feel like I am a real mom now. It is weird but it feels like such a rite of passage.
I made dinner twice this real good yummy dinners. If you know my life the last few weeks it has been survival mode around here but it was so nice to have an appetite and a little energy.
I decided to request Later Gator for Noah which I am SO thrilled about. I wanted to put him in with the kids in our ward who will all go early because they have siblings but I just think the 10:00 time is going to be SO nice for one more year.
My favorite thing this week or for the last month..........the Bounce Dryer bar. Seriously try it. It is SO nice to not have to worry about a dryer sheet and our clothes smell better than just with the dryer sheets.
On the baby front....we are progressing....slowly. But I am 12 weeks. I sadly found out this week that I have to switch drs. which seriously has me SOOOOO upset. I LOVE my Dr. The plan is to go in two weeks for some more tests and I will hopefully get some good recommendations from him for a new dr. seriously I could cry just thinking about it. Baby is a wiggler they did an ultrasound and the little gummy bear was all over the place. The dr. is worried about my thyroid that is currently VERY overactive so he is going to check it again in two weeks and hopefully it was just all the first trimester hormones.
That's us in an extremely random post......I am behind but the camera is in the car and I am too lazy to go find it.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Getting kicked out of the nest......

The eternal summer finally ended! Monday I kicked my baby bird
out of our little nest and into the big bad world.
I can't even believe how big he is. I held it together at school.
It was a VERY surreal experience.

Due to CRAZY budget cuts this year the poor teachers weren't
even allowed into there classrooms until the morning of school.
So there was no meet and greet and no time for the teacher to
even introduce herself. Noah's school is trying something
different this year because enrollment is SO high.

There are 6 Kindergarten classes. Each class will have 35 students
the first two weeks they are all together. After the first two
weeks they will divide the class into early bird late bird half will
come from 8-11 and the other half will come10-1.

These amazing teachers have to assess all the 35 students in these next two
weeks so they can configure the classes.
So it felt like he was literally ripped from my womb.
It is still freaking me out that I haven't had a chance to talk with
the teacher. I am REALLY looking forward to back to school night
next week. I can't wait to get in there and help as MUCH as I can.

I feel SO bad for these poor teachers and all that they are having to deal with.
I don't know how Mrs. Meyers can assess and take care of 35 kids.
They are AMAZING!!!
Noah went right in without another thought. He is so good that way.
He is enjoying his new class and his teacher Mrs. Meyers.
He apparently is 1 of 3 Noah's in his class. Poor kid.
I realize I sound like a crazy control freak. I am just so used to having it done a certain
way so school is definitely going to take some getting to used to.
I just can't wait for this next week and hopefully we can get into a new schedule and routine!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Excuse......

I promise I have good one for my lack of updates. For those who haven't heard........

I'm PREGNANT with #4!!!!!

We found out right around the time we were moving. Which puts me about 10 weeks. I thought I was further but the Dr. pushed me back two weeks. Which doesn't matter so much because we are hoping to get me to the goal of 36weeks. So we will be welcoming #4 in March sometime.

I went to the Dr. last week. All looks well...and NO twins. Which was something I was REALLY nervous about.

I have been feeling very different this time around. I am HUNGRY. Like crazy hungry but then I take two bites and I am stuffed. Jeff is laughing because he says he has never seen me be hungry like this especially in the last year. And I am super nauseous. But not throwing up like the others. I have like ONE really bad day a week. But hopefully that will be over in the next couple of weeks.

I am obsessed with FRUIT. Seriously I am living off nectarines, watermelon, grapes. Anything fruity or sour. Disneyland's sour gummy worms are my absolute favorite and I actually bought 4 packages last night :) I can't stand the sight of CHOCOLATE....which if you know me is SO not like me.

The boys are very excited......they are constantly asking what the baby is going to be and it changes daily what they want. It is going to be a long 9 months but we are SO excited for this new chapter in our life!!!

Friday, September 3, 2010

A Getaway

We had promised the boys a family Disneyland day once the craziness died down a bit.
We planned to take them last Saturday. Last Friday I called Jeff
and asked him to look into hotels so we could maybe make a
weekend out of it. He found a great deal on a Marriot right
around the corner from Disneyland.

When the boys woke up from there naps I told them what our plan was they were so excited.
We have never done anything like this with them. We have never done any kind of vacation with just the five of us. The boys kept asking when we were meeting up with Grandparents or someone
else. We went and picked up Jeff from work grabbed a quick bite to eat and headed up
to check in. We went and walked around Downtown Disney and buy our tickets for Saturday.

Saturday morning we headed into the park bright and early. It was great because there
were NO lines and the kids got to go on whatever they wanted. Noah was FINALLY tall
enough for Indiana Jones!!!! We then headed over to California Park to stand in line for World of Color
tickets. It took FOREVER!!! Jeff was able to take the big boys on California Soarin while I waited for
tickets. Luckily a nice girl behind us gave us a balloon for Ryder he was so happy.
In the afternoon we had a little scare from Sawyer. When we got off of Toy Story Mania we were all in the toy story store and suddenly we realized Sawyer was missing. We began to get frantic when after about five minutes we still didn't see him. I was quickly asking people sitting outside the store and checking the rides around bathrooms. Finally we found a worker who was radioing it in. Then a guy sitting outside the store saw Sawyer running and crying he grabbed him and showed him where we were. I was a mess at this point. And so grateful we found him. When we asked hime where he went he told us he wanted to go meet Jessie. So he went by himself. When we took him over to wait in line the worker was like oh good he found his Mom he was standing over here for awhile and she asked him where his mommy or daddy was and I guess he panicked and took off before she could grab him. I am glad he was ok. It was the first time I have ever lost one of them and I tell you what it scared me half to death!!!!

We went back to the hotel and took naps and grabbed some dinner and then we headed over to California Adventure to watch World of Color. I have mixed emotions about it. It definitely was a fun show. In my opinion not worth all the waiting and the hype. But I am glad we saw it. But I am glad we can check it off the list so we don't need to go through that again.

Since we spent all of Saturday at California Adventure we went back to Disneyland the next day. It was not crowded and so nice to take the boys on the big kid rides. I took the boys on Splash Mountain and they loved it. Sawyer was cracking everyone up because he made me cover his eyes almost the entire time. He is such a funny kid. He was so excited to go.....but doesn't love the big drops. But he did good.

WE had a great family weekend. The boys were so happy and well behaved. It makes me want to go to Disneyland everyday!! I love our little family and it was so nice to spend some time together.