Friday, August 28, 2009

School Days...Rule Days...

Savannah and her first day of Kindergarten! When I asked her how her first day was she didn't seem to have much to say. I think all her excitement was in waiting for school to start. For the last few weeks she has been pretending to go to school asking me to tell her goodbye and then to greet her when she would come right back in the door.
She seemed really quiet as she found a place to sit down. Observant and reserved. Of course just like her mother. It feels odd to have a Kindergartener in school though, usually I just say goodbye and off they go on the bus. It has been a long time. I am anxious to see her grow!

Monday, August 17, 2009

Yep, you read that right.

My profile now says 2 dogs instead of one. Hmmm. How could that be? Charlie's been wanting a pug for a while. He found a darling girl at the animal shelter. She is so lovey and happy. He wants to call her "Pugsley" but I am not sure it fits as she is female. Any ideas on names? I thought of Pixie but that doesn't seem to fit either. She is a daddy's girl that is for sure!

So far she gets along with the other animals. She is loving being home I think, after all a pound is no place for a pet. She is going to be a porker too, I can just tell. She hangs out in the kitchen an awful lot. She has some learning to do. I think she'll make a great pet!

Once we figure her name out and get more pics, she'll be added to the side with the rest of the mangy animals and kids. The more the merrier!

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Future Van Gogh artist

Like every other child, Savannah loves creating pictures wherever she can; on the foggy window, in the mirrors of the bathroom, and of course on the walls. Whoever invented sidewalk chalk is a genius. It comes off easily and kids enjoy feeling like they have made their mark on a large area where everyone can see. With the rain we've had this weekend, all is awash. Fresh palette. Good thing Savannah took this picture. I just love kid drawn photos! Did we have sidewalk chalk as kids? I don't even remember.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Oh Tartar Sauce!

Savannah is so silly.

She found a kitty tonight in our yard and is taking her all around the house showing her around. Little does daddy know yet.

I just heard her say, "Oh Tartar Sauce!"

That is her new saying.

Anyway, then she just told me that we need to get some milk in a bottle for the kitty.

Wonder what will come when Daddy sees all this?


I am so excited...why?

I have been assigned as our church treasurer in addition to secretarial duties. I love accounting and office work but didn't realize how much I missed working for finance and administration until now. I can't wait to do this job. Literally.

I am getting baptized. I am a bit nervous, but know I am ready and have the desire to show my commitment.

I am about to have a full house again. Yep you heard it. My boys will be back and after much prayer, lectures, and forewarnings we are gearing up and ready for this fall. They have yet to experience the rest of their lives and I hope as parents that we can provide the support they need as well as their ability to identify it for themselves.

I had a really good Monday yesterday. Not sure why, but it rocked! Now that is something I can't say very often!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Tea Party

Savannah and her friends at "Tea"

An assortment of fresh fruit and peanut butter jelly finger sandwiches

Blowing bubbles

Savannah and I were a bit late and missed the croquet tournament, but all in all she had a good time and brought a beautiful teacup home to always remember the occasion by. Oh to be a little girl!

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Ahhh the life of a 5 1/2 year old...

Today was the first day of ballet class. Savannah said she had fun and when I asked her to show me what she learned when we got home she said, "But what if I forget?" Now mind you her class is across the street. I asked her to pose and she insisted it be next to the pretty flowers. She sat down on the flowerbed wall and posed just as I have taught her all these years. I then told her, "No, show me what you learned in class," and instantly she did a little move with her arms and bent her legs (not sure what they call them - is this a pirouette? I was too shy to take dance, just ask my mom) and in a split second she twirled her little fancy across the lawn. Reminded me of one of those spinning fireworks everyone gets chased by on the 4th of July.

I tried to get pictures of MattieJo, Savannah's cousin, and her posing together, but they were too busy opening their Starburst candy wrappers they got from their teacher. Needless to say the pictures didn't turn out and the dog chewed the camera so I can only do so much on that thing and hope for the best.

Tomorrow we're meeting her Kindergarten teacher. I am ecstatic other than it is not going to be at the Charter school I had lobbied her for. I pray they'll have an opening sometime. I guess my ideal would be to have all schools run the way Charter schools do, but then again I'm a fuddy-duddy.

I get the feeling sometimes I may be more excited for these milestones than she is, or at least that is what it seems. I even dreamt we went back for more school shopping! A lot of these emotions may however have to do with a) she's a girl b) I'm more mature in my parenthood c) we have a stable family with a mom & a dad. So it probably is me. Just a different season in life I guess and I've really feel God has re-given me this wonderful gift of motherhood to experience in a whole new light. I'm even going to sign up for the PTA! And yet a month ago I was in tears thinking of my baby growing up. This could all change - the first day of school is only 3 weeks away.