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Thursday, December 20, 2012

Easing Megan to a new baby



About some time ago I mentioned some exciting new that we were going to start trying for another baby late next year. It was not until recently Jaime and I have been implementing the idea on Megan. Such as asking question about having a sister or a brother. Telling her that she is such a big girl already, and it means that she will be in charge of doing things for someone else or herself. I have told her that mommy will have a baby in her belly...not tomorrow but in some time. She still thinks that its tomorrow but at least she is some what happy and excited about the possibility of someone else to play with.

Jaime and I have also decided that after we have our 2nd we are going to try for a 3rd after. I want to say about a year and a half after but we still have not discussed that part yet. We are big on planning and so far everything we have planned for ourselves has gone how we planned. We are pretty excited about this upcoming year. Actually scratch that...excited, is probably an understatement:)

Sorry I have not been blogging...I have not had anything really to blog about just the same old, same old:)

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Christmas Elf

I wanted to show you all a quick glance at what Marshall, our Elf, has been up to:) Mr. Marshall has no idea sometimes what to do at times when he gets back,especially when he is too sleeping to think of something clever.








Monday, December 3, 2012

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas

It is Finally December! We have already started with the decorations, we still have so much work to do to make it really special come Christmas Day. I have to decorate our dinning area and our walk in area, I'm so excited!!! I have to make an announcement also, we finally now have a home. It was really hard getting it but we are here and I am loving this home! It is so spacious and has a huge yard in the back. We still have lots of work to do to it to make it look nice but it's a start. Its taken us almost three days to unpack everything. It is not fun. I have so many plans for Megan's room but the amount of toys takes over her entire room.


We have put up our Christmas tree, while we were putting up our tree we were listening to some Christmas music, it was so nice to hear. We found some ornaments that we forgot we bought last year. I was really shocked that we had some and we actually saved some money by buying ornaments last year that were more than half priced. This weekend we have plans to go Christmas shopping=)!!ahh!






Our favorite Elf has finally come home. In this photo Megan had not realized he was on the ground, she was shocked to see him. She was super excited that he had brought something along with him from Santa, I think it was a pretty amazing moment for our little family. She missed him so much.


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Wishlist

The holiday will soon be here as well as our favorite elf! Megan has been asking about out Elf "Marshall" all year long. Not a week passed by that she didn't ask for him. Soon he will be here and I cannot help but look up some things on Pinterest about him. I found some pretty good ideas for his first day back. The idea that stood out was having him come with a package from the North Pole. Jaime and I are having a grand time figuring out what we should put in the package that she will be receiving. I am hoping that someone can ring the door bell and on the floor will be "Marshall" the elf with the package on our front porch and have Megan come out and see what came for her:) To say I'm excited is an understatement, I love that she knows that Santa could be watching her.

I wanted to take the time to put a little Christmas wish together for my family. So that way they know what I roughly want for Christmas, I think my family knows me well enough that Im happy with books but the others are for Jaime to pick from:) Honestly the first thing that came to mind what Jaime asked me what I wanted for Christmas was books. I LOVE books. I am a huge fan of the Harlequin books, I'm a sucker for Romance novels.


(In no particular order)
1. I broke my Chi flat Iron a week ago and It would be awesome If I could get another one. 
2. I would absolutely LOVE a desktop, I love my laptop but sometimes I would really like to have a desktop.
3. Saw this shirt on etsy and I NEED it, not want it, Need it.:)
4. Lightroom
5. A make-up bag is necessary, my make-up box is kind of falling apart...or maybe I should say it's getting a little old.
6. Where we Belong-Emily Giffin
7. Waiting for you-Susan Colasanti

I would be happy with a bunch of books because well...Im a book worm. What is something on the top of your wishlist, I would love to know, maybe I missed something:)

Friday, November 16, 2012

Happiness

As I'm typing this post my 3 year old child had been non-stop talking for about 5 minutes already. I'm surprised she is having time to breathe. She said she has a lot of stories to tell me. Never a dull moment with her. She is either dropping things, saying things that she is not suppose to or acting some sort of skit of something. 

I wanted to post some photos and let you all know what we have been up to.


 
1. For Veterans day, our little family ate some dinner at Golden Corral, there were a ton of people there.
Jaime was talking to so many people, some veterans, some Texan fans, and some of his boys that he used to serve with. It was really packed with people but It was not as bad as I thought It would be. Megan and Jaime had fun, we were in a room in the back and it was pretty quiet for the most part. Cotton Candy is kind of  a big deal with Megan now a days, so when she saw a little boy with Cotton Candy the girl was pretty excited to get some. She had eaten dinner with my mom so she got to eat some dessert when we arrived while Jaime and I ate dinner.







2.This past Wednesday was pretty amazing. I did two unplanned lessons, and let me just point out I really don't like to think on my feet, I like to write down what sort of questions I will be asking and what I will be doing to get the students to be interested in my lesson prior to doing my lesson. I did two read alouds and I did a summarization on the book "Stone Soup". My mentor did some Stone soup for the kiddos and holy cow was it good, she didnt think that she was doing right but for me, it tasted sooo good. I burned my tongue a few times but totally worth it:)






 3. Over the past couple of months Megan has made a very special friend. You can maybe say that she is her best friend. Last Friday we were invited to this little girls birthday party. It was so cute Karen(the birthday girl) was so excited to see Megan, she just went right up to Megan and gave her a hug then another little boy came up to her and gave her a hug. I think she enjoyed herself being with her best friends. Before we had arrived to the party we went to go and pick out a present for Karen and Megan had a really tough time understanding the concept that the present was not for her it was for the birthday girl. Probably the hardest thing ever to make her understand this. It was a little humorous but at the end she understood that the present was not for her and she was excited to give it to Karen. It was the funniest thing too because Karen was so eager to open her presents, Megan was also really excited for her to open presents. Im thinking that Megan is going to love Christmas and her birthday party.




4. After Karens birthday party my family and I spent some time at our Church's festival. We went pretty late but it was still pretty fun. Megan and my little sister were having fun and that was all that mattered to us.




5. As I have been spending more time with my teacher she has been teaching me about the ropes about anythings I want to know. This past Monday I had to organize some books in the Reading Center, and my teacher lets me know that I need to start on my library as soon as possible. I do have a ton of books but not ones for my library so I am now looking for some books for my future classroom. 

The following day I stopped by at a Thrift store and I found a good hand full of books and I also found something borrowed, a book I have been dying to read. All the books you see in this picture were only 4 dollars all together and the "Something borrowed" book was 49 cents. Pretty good bargain.


Well thats all for now, I am fixing to write up a post about some of the netflix shows and movies I have watched recently that were pretty good. I think Ive done about 3 post on this topic so why stop now:)

Have a good Friday night:)

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Little Late on the Halloween post(2012)

Well well lets see what we are up to again. I  forgot to write a post up about our Halloween. I know its pretty late but its here:)
 

 It was on a Wednesday, and on those days I have to do my observation hours at school. So Jaime took Megan to daycare where they were going to have a harvest party and I was going to go to school to spend some time there. At the school some students dresses up in their Halloween outfits and they also had a Costume Parade around the school. After I left the school I went to the store to buy some goodies for Megan to give to her in her basket.


This year was spent with just Me and Megan, Jaime had to work on Halloween. So the both of us spent the night with my family. We spent some time with my mom trying to open her door because she accidentally locked the door to the bathroom and was unable to get inside due to not having a key.

We left to see Jaime and brought him some food but could not stay long because they were also giving out candy at the firehouse. We left with my family to go trick or treating. Megan was pretty scared at first to go trick or treating. Who can blame her? I can be just as scared as her on Halloween. After she didnt want to go to the first house, I pulled her aside and told her "Megan, I know some of these people are scary but momma is gonng be right next to you. If you dont say Trick or Treat to the people, you wont get any candy. I will not leave your side baby ok, it will be ok?" She replied with an "ok, mommy". After that she was fine. She was going up to the houses saying "trick or treat". It was so so cute. It was beyond cute the way she was saying trick or treat. I wish I captured more photos of her trick or treating.

As you can see in the photos we were dressed up as the book of Red Riding hood. She and I are huge fans of Once upon a time. She really likes Red, so we choose to dress up as the characters from the fairytale:) along with my little brother he was the wolf.

I also made her this basket treat that went along with her costume.





Sunday, October 28, 2012

House Hunting...

We are currently trying to get this home! We are unfortunately having problems getting ahold of the owners. Its a beautiful home and is newly remodeled. Its right around the corner to where my moms lives and is in the same city that Jaime works in, and the school that Megan goes to, which is why this home is our first choice. Im praying hard we get this house. Ive always been in love with it.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Crafts

 I love Halloween. Its the one time of the year you can be any one you want to be.  I have to admit though sometimes people go over and beyond with Halloween. There are some neighbors around the corner that have some pretty scary houses.We have one or two decorations this year.
 I always like to make some crafts during Halloween and we finally had some time to do them with Jaime. We bought about 2 pounds worth of construction paper and began to make some Halloween crafts. I went online and googled Halloween crafts for kids and so many images came up. It was such a fun little thing to do with the two of them:) Have you done any crafts with your children? I did some other crafts but they didnt come out so great.




  This weekend I will be making some little Halloween treats for my students and for Megan's classmates. I think I am going to be tired at the end of the day but it will be worth it. I still have to find the last part to my costume but it's not going to be a hard time to find it. I wonder are if there are any coupons for candy?I found this Halloween treat bag, so I think I may do both but dont tell my husband:) Have a good Thursday.


Monday, October 22, 2012

This Weekend I....

 

This weekend was kind of uneventful and was a pretty low key. Jaime had to work a couple of those days, so Megan and I decided to spend the weekend at my mom and dads house. I went to class Saturday morning and found out I got a 90 on my Mid-term!! Woohoo! I worked really hard for that grade. I studies for 5 days straight and tested myself everyday to see what else I missed. So it was a really good morning so far. Afterwards I went to my moms because Megan had spent the night over.

 We decided to go to the movies to watch Brave, Or as Megan calls it, "Red". She calls it "Red" because of her Red hair.I love that movie it's the cutest. We had seen it before but it was nice to see it again. Megan fell asleep the last 15 minutes of it. Megan LOVES the movie Hotel Transylvania and when we saw the cardboard characters at the movies Megan wanted to take a pictures with them.


Megan has been asking for some new dolls almost every weekend. She's constantly telling Jaime and I that if Santa Clause will be bringing more toys and all I can think about is the stack of toys she already has at home. My goodness how much more toys do you wants girly:) So I thought about having her work for her dolls. I told her if she wanted stuff she is going to have to work for it. So we went outside and started to wash my car. I think she had some fun in the mix as well.

On Sunday Jaime decided he wanted to stay in at home. I wanted to leave out of the house by we decided to stay in after all. Jaime made some delicious fish with tartar sauce.It was actually really good. I give him lots of Kudos:) We also had some craft fun with Megan. We bought her a pumpkin last Friday and we said we would decorate it. Megan chose everything. She chose the buttons, the hair, the painting color. She was into it the first 30 minutes and then she was over it at the end. She named the pumpkin "Karen".
Monday morning came too soon. I felt like I didn't get enough sleep even though I feel asleep like about 10:00. Megan was also asleep at that time. This morning when I walked into my classroom the kids were looking sleepy. I was also having the Monday Blues like everyone else. My teacher had me working on some things and let me just say that it was so tiring. I had to tear out 23 chapters of a math book for 15 students. My hands were hurting from the tearing and the stapling of every chapter.
What did ya'll do this weekend?

Friday, October 19, 2012

Friday Letters

 Dear life, please stop throwing me curve balls. Your kind of ruining my game:) Dear mom and dad, thanks for being there for me when I need you, have I ever told ya'll, that ya'll are my favorite parents?:) Dear Taylor Swift fans, How excited are ya'll for her new album? Megan and I cannot wait. Dear Neighbor's parents, I think your children missed the day, when you taught them how to respect people. Dear House, I know your somewhere out there, please don't take your time to show yourself. We would love to meet you<3 b="b">Dear Netflix
, I love how you keep adding new episodes to all my favorite shows but seriously your driving me away from my homework. Dear Megan, thanks for telling me "It's o.k mom" when I am scared,sad, mad...I think I need you more than what you need me. Your my rock baby girl.


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Can it be December already?

Hello bloggers, I know I have not posted here in awhile. I'm honestly not keeping count how many days or weeks because geez life is just speeding, which I am not complaining but I have not been able to breath. I have said before that I can not wait till the end of November, when there is no more school till January. I will be reading books and catching up on some Netflix shows.

 So I just wanted to pop in and say hi and let you all know what I have been up to. I will say though, we may be moving once again. I know, its terrible but this time we are looking for a house, not an apartment complex. The problem is actually finding the house. We just started two days ago and have not found a good one.We did find one, that is around the corner to my moms house, but the people have not answered their phone calls. For now we are just looking, by December we should have found something already.


Sisters 20th Birthday
Last weekend was my sisters 20th Birthday and we celebrated at Roadhouse. Its crazy but Im not a huge fan of Roadhouse and neither is my husband. I think the one thing I hate about it, is that it is just so loud! I mean the music is loud and people are trying to talk over it. None the less my sister wanted to celebrate there for her birthday. Megan got a cute little balloon crown just like her two sisters. I didn't get good photos but it will work for now.


Fishing days
I have expressed on here that we love to fish. Fishing is something so calming and fun. It was on Columbus and we decided to go fishing. We had originally wanted to leave Megan at school because for some reason she hates fishing. She likes going to her school so that's where we were going to leave her. Unfortunately, the school was closed and she had to come with us. The bad part was we didnt have a jacket for her. The one time its cold in Texas we don't have a jackets. My little sister also came along with us for the ride, she was the one that caught the biggest fish.



Update on Student Teaching
I had mentioned in another post that I felt that my mentor teacher was holding back on me. Well finally three weeks later her and I are getting along really really well that we are talking about stuff other than teaching stuff. I am really having fun now, and she is being more herself. The students are reacting so much better with me. It is amazingly fun. I'm learning so much more than I thought I was going to. I had my first observation and my observer kept saying I did an amazing job. My mentor teacher expressed as well, that I did amazing too. So I think I'm going in the right direction.

Fire Prevention
Yesterday, Megan got a little visit from some Firefighters. My husband was not on shift that day so he was not there to be with her. She was so excited about it, she kept going on and on about the firefighter and their dog "Sparky". She got a cute little firefighter hat, and she wanted to put on a tattoo on. She's too funny, she said it hurt when I was putting it on her. I was thinking maybe she said that because some people freaking out when they put on tattoos. Who knows. Speaking of firefighter(aside from the one I am married to) I am in love with Chicago fire. Its another show to add to the list of shows to watch in the week.



Megan
Well do I have some things to say about this little one. Miss Megan has taken the heart of a little boy at her school. The other day Jaime went to pick her up and Jaime witnessed a little boy giving Megan a kiss on her cheek. Jaime said he was pretty upset about it. I don't know if its a cute thing or something I should bring up to her teacher. I asked Megan if it makes her uncomfortable(it was hard to explain what uncomfortable is) but she she said it was o.k that he did that. I didn't think I would be going through this so soon so I have no clue how to even talk to her about this.




Hope ya'll have a good weekend. Tomorrow I find out if I passed my mid-term. Wish me luck:)

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Well it's official...

I am dead tired from a day of doing a lesson, fire alarms and observing. I am so tired...I think tired is an understatement though. Oh my god how I'm tired. This is just one full day...I can't even imagine doing this day in and day out.. I think it had more to do on the shoes I wore. Never again will I wear heel unless it's a Monday. I dont have much to blog about except that Im so exhausted. I will write about how my observation went with my field supervisor and how things are going to my mentor teachers another day.

Here is a little pictures of Megan.
We were doing some picture taking at home.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Life of a parent

(Written 10/2/12)I watch the show Parenthood, and this past week there was an episode that made me think about the discussion I would have with Megan regarding about life. Such as race,gay marriage/love and other discussions. I also started to think about the kind of things I said I would never do that I do now.

When I became a parent, I was so scared, as Im sure most of us were with our first child. I remember promising myself that I would do certain things, and that I would spend as much as I could with her so I would not miss a thing. I think one of the biggest things for me to teach her was to be a good person. I think I am a good person but that just me, I cant say that the man upstairs would say the same thing. What I mean is I dont steal, I would not tell horrible things to a complete stranger, I will always try to do the rights thing, i will not hurt someone to get further. I know who I am and I always believed being a good person earns more respect than a person who is mean to people. So when my daughter was born I told myself that I would teach her to be a good person. So every now and then when she has done something wrong to someone I have to correct her and have a long discussion about why we should not do that. I think she is a very sweet girl, and based on what her teacher tells me, she is friends to all:) I just want her to be a good and happy person. Isnt that what every parent strives for?



I never thought that I would worry so much, day in and day out about my daughter. Everywhere I go I have to tell her to hold my hand, to never let me go, to listen to momma. I now people may see me as a crazy over protective mother but really with all the stories about children being abducted I cannot help myself. I NEED to have her by my side. I also have a terrible time trusting people with my daughter. I mean its your child, you would not want to leave the most important person in the world with just anyone.

Some days are dedicated to going through photos of when she was just a baby. Call me crazy but I miss those times. I miss the times when her "back talk" were grunts. I miss the cute faces she used to make. She makes cute faces now but if I could just go back to see her little squishy face when she was a baby I would. I have about 5,000 photos of her as a baby, and I still feel like I didn't take enough. Oh and don't get me started on videos. Oh how I regret not taking more videos of her as a baby. I think I have a total of 2 videos of when she was a baby, what in the world was I thinking?



This little lady of mine is growing each and everyday and she is getting too smart for me. When I drive home from school, I think about the person she is going to be, or at least the person I hope she is going to be. The day she comes home to visit from college. Will she be happy at her college? Will I even be there to see her or will it just be her and her daddy? Will there be another child, or 2? Will we have a a good relationship? Will she take my advice when I tell her what I have been through with boys. Boys...The thought of  boys hurting her like some did to me makes me want to put her in an all girls school. I think my dad,her brother, her future uncle and most importantly her daddy will scare them if they ever try to hurt her.:) Beware boys!
 (Her classmates)

My baby girl is growing so fast and I feel that every time I blink another few months pass by and I am just not soaking enough of her.