Friday, August 24, 2012

New blog- Misty eyed

Misty eyed

Thursday, August 23, 2012

New Blog- Goals!

In case any of my old followers stop by I'm going to link my new blog posts here for a few days....

New life, new blog

SO much has changed since I was active here on this blog. so much has changed since I even posted the last post. IF interested I created a new blog tonight and heres the link. Thanks for visiting!

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Mid year

We are 3 weeks away from the end of the first semester. Where did it go? Poof in a blink of an eye, its all in the past.

We have had a fantastic year, school wise. I am SO proud of Kassel and all the heard work he has put into his school work. He's a real young kindergartner and has a small speech delay but he was worked so hard on his school work this year. He has has done awesome on his math and to my surprise has done great at phonics too. He's not too fond of History or Language arts, but usually doesn't give me too much trouble.

Kassel has speech therapy with a great therapist in an online classroom. He likes "going to speech" to play games with her. At the beginning of the year I was a little apprehensive about speech online, but I've been pleasantly surprised.

Kassel has also been going to preschool the last few months. I went to that preschool, Kaitlyn went to that preschool, how could I not send Kassel? We had to atleast try it. Some people thought it was weird for me to send him to preschool even though he is a kindergartener, but were a bit UN-ordinary. I'm OK with that. Unfortunately it just didn't seam to fit into our busy days. We will not be returning after the first of the year. We all had fun while we were there and thats what counts.

As for Kaitlyn, she's turning into a girl. Not a little girl, a girl. Full of sass, spunk, attitude, rebellion, etc. She's done amazing in school this year. I have to spend ALOT of time working with Kassel and Kaitlyn is just so easy to teach. I take a few minutes to introduce a new topic to her and send her on her way to work on it. I was really worried about teaching her multiplication and division, but even that she picked up real quick. She started writing some stories which she posted on a new blog I helped her create.

She has also joined a League Swim Team. She was on a summer league swim team over the summer and decided to join a year round team. She did great at her first two swim meets. She improved her times a lot. Enjoys the meets as well as practices everyday. Even when its cold and windy Kassel and I bundle up and watch her practice. She's a natural.

Today is Dec 6, 2011. 15 years ago today we lost my mom. I couldn't even be there when she passed for I was in another hospital. I can remember that day like it was yesterday. At other times it feels like a lifetime ago. I wish she was here everyday. I wish she was able to be a part of my children's life. I think life would be so different if she was still around. Love and miss you mom.

From us to you... sending love!

Will life every be normal again?

I once used to have time to scrapbook, relax, see friends, bake, craft, blog, etc.

Not for awhile now. I've often thought of deleting my blog. But it used to have a lot of fun with it. A lot of my friends blogged and even meet other friends through blogging. Life just gets busy. I'm not sure if it just goes hand in hand with the kids getting older, or life choices we have made. I don't know why or how, but it has.

There has been a lot of ups and downs in life lately, but were all still alive and well and that's what truly matters in life.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

School is in!

We are one week into our 2011-2012 school year! Last week was a busy week. It's always hard getting back into a routine, especially a new routine! Last year we were tied down to a 9am-2pm M-Th school week. This year we will have a lot more flexibility but still trying to find some sort of a routine.

Our first day of school went GREAT! We all woke up excited and ready to go! We all woke up on time or early and got dressed, ate breakfast and ready to learn! We took some first day of school pictures and then we went on an alphabet hike around the block and had fun with that! Then started in! It went great! We have a busy week planned so we went ahead of schedule and got extra work done.

I wouldnt let the kids into the classroom until it was time to start school. It was killing them! :)

Back to school goodies!

I hope they stay this close forever!

family shadow!

Getting work done! (It was hot can you tell?)

Day two- Kaitlyn knows what shes supposed to do so shes no problem. Kassel, my little kindergartner on the other hand isn't too keen on doing his school work. It was a hard day! But still got at least the minimum done.

Day 3- Meet up at the movies! We met up with some old and brand new friends at the dollar movies. It was great to get out and meet some new people! then we came home and got some work done! Pretty successful day.

Day 4- Back to school party! We had a great back to school party with some friends. We were all dressed silly since we had a clown come and do face painting and a magic show! Great day with great friends! We got some school work done after we got home.

Day 5- Friday! My plan is for Fridays to be completely free of school work but depends on how busy our week is. This Friday we had a yard sale planned and we were busy doing that until 2pm which is when we had a play date scheduled. We got to the play date about an hour late but still were able to meet up with some new friends.

Week one, DONE! Mission completed!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Where does it all go??

I don't know how many times I say this but really... Where has the time gone? I mean really, Where did summer go? Where did last school year go? Where did my childrens childhood go? Where did the last 9 years of marriage go? It just went 'Poof'! In a blink of an eye I've been married for 9 almost years, I have 2 amazing kids who are now entering 2nd grade and kindergarten! I was so looking forward to this summer and now its almost gone! I did enjoy the summer don't get me wrong. It was a great summer and I look forward to starting this new school year, actually very excited! We are going to enjoy the last bit of summer and then jump into school with both feet!

This year is going to be so much fun! We school with CAVA a virtual academy. We schooled with them last year but that was a totally different situation as it will be this year. This year we will have FREEDOM! We wont have to eat, get dressed, pack our backpacks and drive to school. This year we will have school in our own home! We will have the freedom to go on every field trip possible, within reason. We will have the freedom to go to Disneyland when we want. Can you tell I'm excited about being able to do what WE want to do?

School starts August 15th! Between now and then we have my cousins wedding this weekend that Kait and I are in. Then we are heading on vacation for a few days! The hubby is taking a whole week off work, which is pretty big for him! Then when we come back, we have one more week to prepare for school see friends and fun stuff like that. We are slowly getting the classroom ready and the kids are so excited to start school. I'm being mean and making them wait!

Enjoy the rest of your summer too! It will be gone all too soon!!!