Tuesday, September 25, 2012

First Days

School has arrived. After many sleepless nights and negotiations and back & forth decisions, we eventually decided upon a private school for W that specializes in teaching children with "special needs". All kinds of needs.
I shed many tears and doubted our decision right up until day 1. Then I let out a huge sigh of relief and maybe an inner cheer!
W is so happy there! HAPPY!!!
Scared on the first day.

He's a different kid.. He sings, he tells people school is awesome, he is nice to his brother, he does NOT want me to volunteer (& last yr he wanted me there all the time!!), he has been placed in advanced math and reading (ummm....grade 5 literacy. Freaks me out!) We have our W back.
The teacher "gets" him!

Little man number 2, R, finally began Kindergarten today!
After a school turned us away ( maybe because they couldn't handle a fifth child with SN in the class of 19????) Then our district school didn't want him to start yet because we do not move until Oct 23.
But low & behold!
RDL hired an EA for my boy and he started today and he too was HAPPY!!!!
That is what I call First Days' S-U-C-C-E-S-S.
First Day of Kinder!
First missing tooth!

Friday, September 21, 2012

Stress Your Style

These past two weeks have been incredibly stressful for a multitude of reasons.

We listed and sold our house in three days with an Oct 31 possession date. Does that give you a hint as to why I'm feeling stressed?

Not to forget that both boys switched schools. Ws new school has turned out to be a fantastic fit. Wuhoo!!!

But Rs school.....well, I cancelled one, one turned us away, and the third....after several meetings....just hired an EA and now he starts on Tuesday!!!

So, as evening draws in, my sweet happy boys are side by side watching Astro Boy (I hate Astro Boy) and I am enjoying a glass of wine on the deck.

Much needed Vino!

Of course, I have been eating my way through bags of popcorn, and everything else I can find and should not be eating. God help me keep these those lost 30 lbs at bay!

Stress eating? Yup!

I wish I was one of those people that exercised or journalled or cleaned or bathed excessively or something!!!!

What about you? What are your stress handling techniques....do share! I need all the ideas I can get.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Inked Schminked

If I was a brave gal, a fearless gal, a go-for-it kind of gal, I would have tattoos.....

That look something akin to these.

Except my "hope" would have TSC and ADHD ribbons.

Those cute red shoes? Well they would be placed behind my ear cause if you know me, you know I am Red shoe girl.

But these are all just big- girl fantasies, brave girl dreams......neither of which I am!

Date Day

The boys love to have "dates" with their parents. Especially W. One to one time together is priceless.
W has been "begging" for a date with me so today I finally made it happen and R was just as happy to play at Auntie's for the afternoon. Which turned out even better than expected as a little buddy just happened to be visiting too. Super!

So, off Wand I went to a cheap matinee. His happy little heart smiling away as he slipped his hand in mine and chatted up a storm while we waited through the previews. Sitting together, talking loudly as there were only two other people in the theatre, and W holding the popcorn complete with napkins spread over the top so that I could NOT eat any until the movie really started.


I too love spending time with the boys, just the two of us. It's rare these days. Since it's usually the three of us on the go. Organizing a sitter or using "Play Care" or imposing on Auntie.....well, that takes even more effort and potentially money too. But it is so WORTH IT!!!  I need to remember this.

It's worth the umprompted I Love You's and soft kisses on my cheek, and home made lego necklace, and the "I like you Mom. Even when you're mad" s.

Worth it, worth it, worth it!!!

Maybe every Wednesday could be Date Day for W & I, since he's off school at noon on Wed's. Just a thought.....

....and right now, R gets me alone everyday for most of the day, so he's laughing!

Monday, September 17, 2012


Crazy days....busy days with school
back in session. For W anyway.

R is on hiatus from school....for a couple of long winded reasons that deserve their own post.

So Sir R and I are spending a lot of one to one time together these days.

And oh! I so love it!

I feel like I've missed out on this with R because our time has always been so scheduled....with pick ups, drop offs, therapies, school, Drs, etc etc etc. So this business of "just hangin'" is lovely.


It makes me want to slow time down before he starts kindergarten. I'm not ready to let him go. I do not want to share him. I want to savor every moment with this sweet, funny little boy who still wants to hold my hand, sit on my knee, kiss me and begs me to chase him as the tickle monster.

These September days with my wee man are precious.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Month in Pics

Well Hello Neighbor.
Don't chase the kids or dog ok?
Angry Bird gone bad. Rhett's AB arm painting managed to get rubbed all over his face. Too funny! Too cute!
Forgot to serve Bup dinner, so its Mac N Cheese and ice cream. 
River evenings to escape the heat...and enjoy the last month of summer.
Super star Cardiology appt. See you in two years Rhett!
Sir Warner is 7yrs. Happy to be 7 but not happy about a pic!
Ride 'em Cowboy!
Birthday fun at Heritage Park.
First day of school. Scary.
Stampede time.
Happy Cowboy.
A little hike.
River nights.
Pool boys.
Lovin' the log ride.
Cruisin in the Golf Cart.
W learns to skate. Check out Mr. in the navy pants.
Scarf love.
Lego popcorn anyone?
Puppy love.