August 26, 2009

Ostrich? Really?!?!!

I completely forgot that the whole reason for blogging last night was to share this:

I was saying good night to KJ and I told her that I would make her some french toast sticks in the morning, for breakfast. (In the morning, yesterday, she had some left overs from IHOP --eggs, ham, pancakes) She then said "I would liiiiiiike... eggs, french toast sticks, pancakes, ham and ostrich. " I thought she was playing around, joking, so I just looked at her and said "ostrich?! ( laugh laugh)". And she says, with the most 'in-thought' look on her face, while she's looking right at me, "Osssstrich...?!" (she slowly backed off of saying the end of the word as loudly as she had said the beginning). I said, "(laughing pretty hard now) Mama, Ostrich?! The big bird w/ a long neck and fluffy feathers?! . . . or do you mean SAUSAGE?!!" We both started laughing and laughing. We enjoyed the good laugh together and then she re-placed her order saying "sssssaussssage" correctly. :) I told her that we would see about the huge order she had just placed.

so, there, I remembered why I had wanted to blog yesterday...

hee hee

August 25, 2009

But they PUSHED ME!!

KJ has been LOVING School!! Today, I wanted to hear about her day, when I got home, and she said, "Okay, let's go to my room and I'll tell you. Why don't you play with me while I tell you about school?" --so, I did. I sat on her floor and brushed pony hair . . . so many ponies!! haha

Well, in the whole story of how her day went, she nonchalantly mentions that she sat in time out today. Chris and I careful glanced in each other. I, kindly and carefully, ask questions. She starts saying that it was because she ran outside and wasn't supposed to be outside. We couldn't believe it. I kept asking questions -wondering how in the world she got out of her classroom and ran out to the playground...

The end story is that the class was lined up for recess and the kids were pushing (I'm guessing she was the line leader) and they ended up pushing her right out the door!! She said that she told her teacher that she was being pushed and that Mrs. Boyardo told the class "STOP PUSHING!" (lol, I LOVE hearing her talk about how people 'do' things.hahaha). Well, she said that she was the only one sat in time out cause she was the only one that went out the door....

hm.... who knows what the WHOLE story is.

She had soooooo much to say about art class, P.E., lunch time, nap time, science (she was soooo excited to tell me that she did science today!!), etc. ...

I only see her for 2 hrs max, monday through friday!! :( really tough for me --but she is just LOVING school!!! :)

August 24, 2009

First day of School! First day of School! (from Finding Nemo)

I will be up in five hours --to get myself ready for KJ's VERY FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL. Wow! Where has the time gone?

I am super duper thankful and blessed to have been able to have KJ at my side 24/7 (minus the few times here and there) for a whole FIVE years (and 14 days, something like that lol!!). I have already expressed to Chris that my emotions are not of 'sadness'. I want her to grow, in every way, and step into that new chapter of her life. My emotions are of excitement, joy, thankfulness, love, etc. It sure has been an amazing journey watching her grow up to this point. It will only continue and I pray that I will remember to enjoy every moment...

I hear that life gets really busy w/ school-age children and I really really pray to know when to 'slow down' and when to 'push forward'. :)

She is more than ecstatic about tomorrow. My mom shared with me today that I should openly ask KJ how she is feeling and what she thinks about tomorrow and what is to come. So, tonight, KJ asked if I would lay next to her, "just for a little bit, Mommy." -and I did. We snuggled up and she piled on the kisses and hugs. I asked her "So, how do you feel about tomorrow?" She said "I feel EXCITED!!!" :) later, in conversation, I asked "well, what do you think about it?" and she said "I think my teacher will like me!" :) I LOVED hearing that. I never would have thought she would respond that way. I really thought she was going to say "I think it will be fun..." When I heard her response, I felt a great amount of peace that we have made the right moves and decisions w/ preparing her for her first day --and of course that God is right there beside her! :)

We packed up her school supplies and I packed her lunch. We are all anxiously waiting to hear her very first school bell.

When we wake up tomorrow, I feel like, in 'LOST', a great huge flash of light will take place and nothing will ever be the same again. hahaha. Seriously. It's allll new for the three of us. We are ready and looking forward for this new adventure.

Nighty night
*so, tonight's our first "it's a school night", "you've got to get ready for school tomorrow" type of night... ha! crazy!

Meet The Teacher Night (Friday, Aug. 21st)

Getting Ready -the night before school

August 17, 2009

not smooth sailing after all

Just when we thought we were ready for the fall --first year of school, Mom's free time in the morning and then work schedule in the afternoon, dad's great schedule of getting off early to get KJ from after school care.... and then KABOOM!!! A bomb was dropped on us today.

Chris's WONDERFUl blessing of a boss was given the news today that she would be relocated to a different branch. :( HERE is where it all began. I can't believe she's being moved!! Her and Chris were like peas and carrots in the work place --working so well together as a team.

Now, the 'new' boss, isn't really as new as some thought. It turns out that it was Chris's boss from his first year(s) at WaMu. Not a bad deal ---except for the fact that (we are hearing "stories")since she has worked for the company, for what some say is a long time (I don't know exactly how long she's worked w/ the same company), she does NOT "close" the branch --EVER. I think that's a bunch of BOLOGNA!!!!! I really hope this doesn't turn out to be true . . . I can't even find words for the way I am bouncing off the walls in my head about this. All in all, this means that Chris will have to be closing --getting out at 6:30pm, same "off" time as my schedule . . . so who will be picking up KJ?!? ha-HA! That is the question!

Daycare/after school programs close at 6:30pm and then charge a minimum of $1 for every minute you are late. We can't afford that!! So, somehow, something has to change. I know that God makes a way when there seems to be no way . . . I laid out different options and nothing seems to be fitting together.

Why can't it just all go back to smooth sailing. Everyone was sooo excited and now we are staring at this HUGE gap in the bridge...

Kryssa starts school in exactly one week. It all feels soooo different after hearing the news today...


August 6, 2009

school bells are ringing in my head

I know, again, it's been FOREVER since I've last blogged. All I can say is -it's summer. Approx. 40 hrs (give and take on different weeks) of working, sharing one car (means we all wake up at "night" (says KJ -when it's really just super early in the morning, 5:50am, before the sun is up) to drive daddy to work, prepping for KJ's first year of Kinder, KJ's 5th bday party . . . all this adds up to our summer. There's actually too much to blog and I just don't have the time.

It's been great! Field trips, friendships, accomplishments, etc. I'm proud of our family. So many changes and we are transitioning well. :)

So, KJ's party is on Sunday -pony rides, a pinata, and all!! **it's her very first pinata and she's THRILLED. And the pony rides are a surprise --she has NO idea where her party is going to take place; she just knows who will be there and what decorations we've purchased... However, she is not too thrilled about 'hitting' the pony pinata. She asked, while holding her pinata on the car ride home -from buying it, "Mommy, but how do you get the candy out of the pinata?" I told her, "you use a stick and you hit it until it breaks open and everything comes pouring out." Kryssa's reaction: "NO! I don't want it to break!!" :( LOL. Poor thing!

She will officially turn 5 on Monday. It turns out that I AM off!! :D So, she said she would like to swim for a bit w/ the kids at work and then get ice cream and go to the movies with mommy. So, I'm pretty excited to spend the day with my FIVE year old!! hee hee

I have only one more week of summer. Phew! I will soon be able to say "I made it; I survived!" and then it's prep for school, the fall semester (at work and at home). I can't believe it. My baby girl, starting school already. Came by waaaay too quickly but I am so super thankful to God and my hubby that I was able to spend the first four years with her. It's been a great blessing! She will start her first day of kinder on Aug. 24th.

i wish I could go on and on about what we've done and what we look forward to (and so on) but I have a 10+ hr work day (outdoors) and my body needs to recover from today...

so long...