Sunday, June 28, 2009

Not much going on lately...

I haven't posted for awhile, mostly because not much is going on. And partly because my momma taught me "If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all." That about sums up my thoughts on my situation.

The kids are great. Aria is completely walking now. She falls down occasionally, but gets right back up. She is totally over the crawling phase. Stephen is awesome too. I was able to take him to a playground today, just the two of us. Aria was napping, so grandma and papa stayed back with her. It was so fun to run around and play with him, and give him all my attention. Usually I am carrying Aria around and pulling wood chips out of her mouth. We climbed the rock wall together, raced down slides, and pushed each other on the swings. It was really great to spend some quality one on one time with my little man.

I don't want to jinx it, but there is a really good possibility that I could be moving sometime in the next couple months. Sooner than later would be great, but whenever it happens I am ready.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Birthday Pics

A party summary in pictures...

The spectacular cake...
Pretty party dress...

Who says you can't ride an ATV in a pretty party dress?


Singing "Happy Birthday"



Then the screaming started...




Then she tasted how delicious it was...





Time to open presents...

Then it was bed time, and Mama could start to party.
Thanks to everyone who helped make Aria's 1st birthday very special!






Friday, June 12, 2009

Looong Week

It has felt like the longest week ever for me. I am definitely not used to working everyday. But now I have a 3 day weekend. Less than 24 hours to Aria's big birthday bash. I can't wait to see how much fun she has. I am just as excited to see the cake that Auntie LeAnne is making. I am sure that will take the cake...haha pun intended.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Happy Birthday Aria!

I can't believe she is 1!! Where did the past year go? She obviously has no idea what today is, but I am super excited for her party on Saturday! I will be she to post lots of pics!

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Day care is a hit

Day two of day care went just as well as the first. Stephen did awesome, no crying or potty accidents. He is eating all of his food and taking good naps. Today when I went to get him to go home, he didn't want to leave. Aria cried a bit more today than yesterday. But I could see that she was all better by the time I got Stephen signed in his room and all settled. This seems to be going so smoothly, makes me wonder why I didn't do this sooner.

I am officially "working the floor" tomorrow with a "buddy." I basically have to go through a whole skills list and show that I actually know how to do things like change diapers, transfer people, and push wheelchairs around. LOL, there is more to it than that. The real challenge will be keeping all the residents straight and getting the routine down. I am going to be a float between all the areas of the facility so that means I have to learn who 150+ old people are. It will be quite the feat since they all look the same (wrinkly, white hair, and smell funny). I can't wait to get up and get two kids out of the house by 6:05 am everyday. Wish me luck in the morning.

Monday, June 1, 2009

1st Day = SUCCESS!!

Ready to go to school...







video


Today went great!! Except for the part when Stephen had a diarrhea accident. Both kids ate, napped, and played awesome! I couldn't be happier. Stephen didn't even cry when I left (he was eating breakfast, so he was distracted), and Aria was a little whiny. My part of the day was extremely long and boring. I was so close to where the kids were that when the teachers took them outside, I could hear Stephen yelling "I see you!" Any every break I had I got to peak in and see how they were doing. I love it!!


Like I said last night, Aria is walking so much better. I was able to get some video today. Its not the greatest since I was by myself. Maybe tonight when LeAnne gets home, and the rest of the kiddos are settled down we can get some better video.