Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I kept telling myself, "you really need to sit down and blog" and then something would come up. The days got away from me and before I knew it, it was May 2013. I wish I had time like others to sit down and post every night but my life doesn't always allow that. I'm not dis'ing on other people that take the time by any means. I am a stay at home mom but I seem to stay busier now that I do not work then when I did work 30 hours a week. How does that happen really? Maybe I don't manage my time appropriately. I get wrapped up in so many different things at one time that it's hard for me to keep up at times. I guess everything else became priority and blogging took a backseat. I do miss it though. I guess it's a good place for me to place my thoughts and memories for us to look back on one day. It also seems to be a good stress relief as well. Sometimes I guess I need to make time, especially if I consider blogging stress relief:)
I hope to catch up on this blog over the next few months. You may see back dated posts that happened awhile back but my goal is to back track in hopes of one day turning this blog into a book for our family.
So here I go again....
Thursday, October 27, 2011
Monday, October 24, 2011
The kids had a blast running around. There was so much for them to do! They started out looking over the pumpkins:
Then we went through the petting zoo which I didn't think Baylor would care anything about but he did...
Baylor had a hard time deciding which one he wanted. Or maybe he just wanted to play ball with them. He would pick one up, hold it for a second, then throw it before moving on to another one.
Mrs. Heather's Pumpkin Patch was so much fun! You can't beat it for $7 of unlimited time and fun. There was so much to do and when it's all over, the kid's get to take home their very own pumpkin. We will definitely head back there next year.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Baylor Scott Brady August 31st, 2011. 32 months & 3 weeks old.
My big boy started his new school today:
He will be going on Wednesday's and Thursday's from 8:30A.M.to 3P.M. I was so excited for him to start because I knew the structured environment and social interaction with the other kids would help Baylor progress with his learning and speech. I knew when I went to tour the education center, that this was the place Baylor needed to be. It's not daycare but he's not in actual preschool yet. They do follow a curriculum and he will be learning alot of the same things the preschool children are learning. Every month, they focus on certain letters, colors and numbers and incorporate it into their daily activities in the classroom.
They also have carpool in the morning which makes it much easier to drop him off. His teacher actually gets him out of the car and walks him to the classroom where the student teacher is waiting.
They get play time out on the playground 3x's a day. There is a slide, jungle gym and Baylor's favorite, a HUGE tree house:
So we had our first drop off this morning. I was a little nervous and didn't know what to expect out of Baylor. When they came to get him out of the car, he didn't even blink an eye. He took one of the teacher's hands and never looked back. Mommy was more of a wreck than he was!
The teacher's do a great job of keeping them busy and learning all day. This is what a typical day is like:
- 8:30 Carpool Drop-off
- 8:50-9:10 Playground time
- 9:15-9:25 Room play and handwashing time
- 9:25-9:40 Morning snack time
- 9:40-10:00 Bathroom and Diaper changes
- 10-10:30 Centers/Art/Circle/Storytime
- 10:30-11:00 Skating (Wed) Music time (Thurs)
- 11:00-11:25 Playground time
- 11:25-11:35 Handwashing
- 11:35-12:00 Lunch
- 12:00-12:10 Bathroom and Diaper changes
- 12:10-2:00 Naptime
- 2:00-2:10 Bathroom & Handwashing
- 2:10-2:30 Afternoon snack time
- 2:30-3:00 Playground time
Ms. Giselle had lists for the parent's to sign up for special events and snack days. Of course I jumped on this. I love doing that kind of stuff and I've always wanted to be that kind of Mom; very involved in my child's education and just his life in general. I want to help with festivals, go on field trips and even be a "Room Mom"... so that's what I did! I signed up to be a room Mom with another Mommy in the class-Kristin. I'm so excited. I guess Baylor's going to school is a great opportunity for me to make new friends too, like Kristin.
This is a picture of the board in Baylor's classroom. This is the focus during circle time. They start at the bottom and talk about the weather. Then they move up to the letter for the day, the color and the day of the week. During this whole time, she is interacting with them and the kids are answering questions. They also have a new nursery rhyme and song each week they say together.
(You can see Baylor's teacher Ms. Giselle on the far left)
I went to pick up Baylor from his first day of school. Due to the marsh fire in New Orleans sending smoke up to Baton Rouge, the kids had to play in the gym during the afternoon session. I found Baylor running, jumping and playing with new friends.
I spoke to Ms. Giselle and she said Baylor had a wonderful day. He ate his lunch with no assistance, didn't get up during nap time, slept the entire time (and even had to be woken up), played well with the other children and was not disruptive during circle time. He even showed me the sun he painted on his first day.
I am so happy he had such a great 1st day and I am really looking forward to the rest of the year at Broadmoor Presbyterian!
Monday, August 15, 2011
Ryan and Stephanie are great people. We are so fortunate to have them in our lives. Ryan and Scott go way back to junior high. Stephanie came along about 6 months before Scott and I got married and I'm so glad she did. We always have a great time together.
I'm so glad we can share in each other's lives together. Not only that, our children will grow up together to become great friends, just like their parents!
Friday, August 5, 2011
Friday, July 15, 2011
but we didn't have any success. In fact, this is Baylor running like crazy from the potty, or from me... or maybe running from both:
Watch out, naked baby coming through.
Then of course, when I wasn't looking, it happened.
He tinkled in his big boy underwear, right on the carpet in front of my closet door.
This is wear I have to tell him "Ewww, your big boy underwear are wet" and reminded him that he needs to tell Mommy when he has to go tinkle. Using this method, you are never to tell your child "No, No" or "that's a bad boy". No negative comments. So, I didn't say that.
I just took him back to the potty and tried again.
Of course he was "empty" and there was nothing else.
There's always tomorrow!
End of Day 7 Results:
Potty 0, Baylor 7