Family Friday

Josh
Haven’t really seen much of this working fool lately. But as always,  l love him like crazy and his never ending support means so much.  He has helped me through a few tough things this past week,  and backs me entirely about going to school.

Allason
As always,  saving our butts. Once we pay her she’ll be able to but the I phone she wants.  I love watching her with the kids,  she is such a great sister.

Walker
Apparently I was misinformed last week.  He did NOT get the zombie job,  but he is applying at the Firehouse restaurant.  He is really into tricks and decks of cards,  and his birthday dinner this week is going to be tons of different appetizers.

Madison
Haven’t really seen Maddie aside from Sunday,  but she is enjoying school in Melba. Still loves to play outside, and when she is inside she spends most of her time in her room singing karaoke.

Zander
This kid cracks me up on a daily basis.  The other day he made the strangest face and then goes, ” look mom!  I’m happy! ” and then made the face again.  And then he took the fly scatter to “kill them flies”, but when he hit one he dropped the fly swatter, ran to the fly and started apologizing. He then told me he didn’t want to kill the flies anymore. Getting a little better with the potty.

Kyrie
I’m sure non parents don’t get me always talking about the potty, but she went poop on the potty three times this week!!! Right now she isn’t feeling the best, and has a cough with a runny noise,  but she is still using the potty. She has a fat lip. I wasn’t here when it happened,  but when I came home she showed it to me and told me she ran into a wall. Still doing great with her colors, too.

Me
Going in next Thursday to get my classes signed up and fill out my FASFA. On the work front I’m excited to teach Niomi schedules. Other then that,  same old.  Not enough sleep and too much to do.

Thankful Thursday

Family: I am very thankful for having time with Josh last night. It seems like we don’t have a lot of that lately.

Life: I am so happy when Zander draws a picture and points out the “trees” and “dinosaurs” and “rocks”and then helps me hang it on the fridge.

Work: I have the next two days off. Who doesn’t love that??

Happy Halloween!

I love the holidays, and even though my kids are not quite to that point where they understand what is coming, I get excited enough for the both of us!!

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When I got home from work tonight, Zander was all excited about “the candy”even though I am fairly certain he wasn’t quite sure HOW we were going to be getting the candy. And Kyrie was racing Dad to the door every time we got trick or treaters, so she could wave hi and bye. They were both very impatient when I decided I had to get pictures before they were all tired out.

When we finally got out the door, Dad grabbed the wagon so Kyrie’s little legs wouldn’t get tired. we had a blast going house to house, and Kyrie QUICKLY picked up on how this trick or treat thing worked. She practically though herself outta the wagon at each new house, and even attempted to go inside a few of them. Afterwards she would race back to the wagon, candy bucket firmly in hand, and throw herself right back in.

Zander loved it too, although he deemed the houses with spooky decorations and lights “scary, Mama”. We tried to get them both to say trick or treat… no such luck. Maybe we will master that next year. For the majority of them, Zander just stared with wide eyes as he held out his bucket for candy. And little miss Kyrie was yelling “tank ooo” all the way up to the houses and back to the wagon.

Life with kids may be hectic, but damn if it isn’t rewarding. =)

Thankful Thursday

1. Family: I am so thankful that my little girl is such a cuddle bug. I know sometimes it may annoy me now, but someday I will miss it! Mama loves you too Kyrie.

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2. Work: I am very thankful that not only is Carey back from vacation, but my week of “GM” status went rather smoothly. =) It is nice to have a confidence booster every now and then.

3. Life: I am thankful for Zumba.It is such a fun environment and a great way to work out. Lalli is my instructor and she is so fun and energetic. I just wish I could go more.

Zander is Learning

Today Zander recognized J, H, O, W, X, and Z. Every other letter was an “A” or a “B”.

After that he counted all the way to four! (Although he has developed a new habit of saying something that sounds an awful lot like “Frick” in place of the word “three”. When I try to correct him he smiles and restarts… ‘One, two, frick, four! YAY!!!”)

Then today while I was at the gym getting my Zumba on,he was in the day care area. When I came to get him to go home he ran away as usual. But instead of hiding under the jungle gym like he used to do, he started climbing right to the top!!!! I don’t even know when he learned to do that!!!

This kid is learning so fast, and growing up every time I blink. Ya, proud Mama… but STOP GROWING!!!!!

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Letter Obsession.

Zander is obsessed with letters. As of now his favorite letter is H. Here are some pictures of him “writing” the letter H.

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Watching him grow is so much fun. Seeing him learn new things, get excited, laugh out loud. He did a dinosaur puzzle the other day and he was so proud of himself. Nothing beats seeing that smile on his face as he says, “Look mama! I did it!!”