Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Busy Saturday

So last Saturday was BUSY. And I don't mean busy like I've said in the past but BUSY!! First Friday night was Kids Night Out. We ended up getting there at about 10:40 to pick the kids up and got busy talking to the teachers and didn't end up leaving until 11:40!! Yikes!! Connor and Emily ran around with the other kids that were still there. They played Simon says and just chased each other. It was cute to watch. Taylor wanted me to hold her so I did. She put her head on my shoulder and then proceeded to fall asleep!! Ha ha! Only Taylor! So needless to say, the kids didn't go to bed until almost midnight.

Saturday was the very busy day. Connor slept in until 7:30. I ended up waking up the girls at 8am because we had to eat and get ready for gymnastics! Plus Connor had tball pictures at 9:30. Bigi was going to go with me and the twins for gymnastics but ended up getting called into work. Uh oh! So I called up Shawn and she saved my life! She was able to come with us and help me out with the girls. We don't see her that often so I was worried the girls wouldn't "take" to her but they sure did! I was even having a problem with Emily during the first class because she wanted Shawn instead of doing the class with me! LOL! Fortunately, we shouldn't have this problem again since tball is only during the week. I've also switched both girls to the 10:05 class and I'm signing Connor up for the 10:05 class for his age group since he was so adament about wanting to be in the gymnastics class.

So we went to gymnastics from 9 until 11. And Surbjit took Connor to tball pictures at 9:30. Once we got home, we gave the kids a snack and then headed to the beach for Mona's birthday party. We got there a little after Noon. It was beautiful! I was a little worried at first because the sun didn't appear to want to make an appearance but as soon as we got to the beach, it came out. =) The kids LOVED playing at the beach and I loved this beach. I want to go back again.

Taylor, Emily and Connor enjoying lunch.

Playing in the sand

Emily all wrapped up.

Surbjit had to meet me at the birthday party because he had to go sign up Emily for swim lessons. So we had two cars there. After we were done, we went back to the house, dropped off my car and headed up to see John and Melissa in Victorville. We haven't seen them since December because they had moved to South Dakota for John's work but thankfully, they were able to move back home at the end of May! Yeah!! So we drove up there and let the kids play. They had so much fun! Connor and Mackenzie drove around in the Barbie Jeep. Taylor and Emily rode Mackenzie's bikes around the driveway and Kendalynn joined in too. Then we moved to the backyard to BBQ and play on the swing set. It was a fun night but another late one. We didn't leave until 10:30. Needless to say, the kids all fell asleep on the way home (Surbjit too!) and we didn't end up getting home until almost midnight.

We were all able to sleep in on Sunday though! Surbjit, Taylor and Emily stayed home all day. I went to church and took Connor with me. He did amazingly good considering that was the first time he ever went to church with me. I think it helps that they go to chapel at preschool! Then he went with me to run errands. So it was a nice semi-relaxing day.

Thankfully this weekend we have nothing planned. Just 4th of July which we are going to a friends house to BBQ and let the kids swim and jump (we rented a jumper!). I'm sure we'll have fun. Then Surbjit and I are off Monday but preschool is open! So the kids will go to preschool and maybe I'll get to relax a little for once. ;)

Friday, June 25, 2010

The Rainbows Class

So there are 5 classrooms at the kids preschool. They are as follows:

2 year olds - Sunshines
3 year olds - Busy Bees
4 year olds - Precious Doves
4 year olds - Shining Stars
5 year olds - Rainbows (Pre-K)

The Rainbows are meant for those kids that are older but can't or aren't starting kindergarten. So during the school year, they are mainly old 4 year olds and young 5s. Well Monday starts the summer session at preschool and we were notified yesterday that Connor is going to be moving to the Rainbows. =D There are only two kids in his class moving there. I am so happy for him. I think this will be perfect to allow him more learning time and a way to grow and get accustomed to going to kindergarten. The school he is attending next fall was offering a summer school for the kindergarten class. Unfortunately I couldn't do it because of logistics and timing. With him starting in the rainbows, he will still get that pre-k type refresher course before he starts kindergarten. Yeah!! And let me tell you, I was hesitant because I didn't know how he would take it - he is estatic!! He was so happy when I told him!! So Monday will be his first day in his new class. =)

Thursday, June 17, 2010

I'm calling in sick

to work tomorrow and we are taking Connor to see Toy Story 3!! Woo Hoo!! This will be his first movie! Yeah! Now the debate is whether we want to take the girls. Hmmm. I say no. They won't sit and watch a 30 min show let alone a 1 hour and 45 min movie. Now if they were like Connor was at this age I'd say totally let's try it but they are not as "zoned" on the TV as Connor was/is. So we will see. Then the plan is to pick up the girls (if they don't go with us) and go to Knott's for a couple of hours. Then we have a graduation party for our friends daughter at 7pm.

Saturday will be just as busy with Gymnastics at 9:15 and 10:05am and then go and attempt to sign up for swim lessons at 12:30 if there is still room. Yikes. Busy busy. At least Sunday we have no plans. So maybe I'll get to breathe then. =)

Monday, June 07, 2010

Busy Busy Busy but we did have a break!

This past weekend was a low key type weekend. Well as low key as you can get in my family. LOL! Friday night we stayed home. The kids played outside LATE. The neighbor across the street came over with her two sons. Diego is turning 4 this month and the baby is 8 months old. The kids LOVED talking to the baby and making him laugh. And Connor and Diego had a grand time riding the truck and quad all over the front yard. We didn't end up eating dinner until after 7:30pm that's how late we were playing outside!

Saturday we woke up and just chilled out around the house. Then we all went to Target. Geesh! At least they have carts where I can fit 3 kids. YEAH! I so should have taken a picture! oh well. And the Target we went to even has produce now! So the kids spied a watermelon and bananas so we got them. Then we went home and played all afternoon. I also introduced the kids to the Wii. Was that a mistake? Nah. The LOVEd playing Just Dance and Connor did great at bowling. But when I asked if they wanted to go outside, they didn't hesitate. =D Of course we played the Wii again on Sunday too. LOL! Then it was time for our slumber party. =) We rented a new movie from Netflix (Ice Age:Dawn of the Dinosours) and we spread a blanket and pillows out and laid down and had popcorn. Connor loved the movie. The girls - well they just aren't into TV like their brother is. Not sure if that is good or bad.  Only time will tell! Emily ended up falling asleep before the movie was over. I turned off the movie and Connor, Taylor and I proceeded to fall asleep. Let's just say the floor - not that comfortable. At least for us adults!

Woke up on Sunday. I went to church and then came home and Surbjit took the kids to the gudwara with Bigi while I went to the grocery store. When they came back, we played a little Wii then went outside and played some more until it was time for dinner.

So low key weekend. ;) Thursday we are leaving to go visit Grandma & Grandpa. The kids are so excited. Not sure if they are more excited to see Grandma and Grandpa or their dogs, Duchess and Penny!! Two of my Aunts and Uncles on my Dad's side are visiting from Michigan so it should be a fun trip. Plus Saturday all of the kids are supposed to be there so we will finally get a chance to get all seven of us in one picture. I don't think we've ever all been in the same room since my Mom and I moved back from NY in 1990!!! Yikes. Definitely a picture moment that's for sure.

In upcoming sporting news - I did sign Connor up for Tball. He starts that 6/22. It's Tuesday/Thursdays from 5- 5:45pm. Then I signed both the girls up for Gymnastics. Taylor's class is at 9:15 and Emily's is at 10:05. It's a parent and me so I'll get to do stuff with them. Then of course starting this month is swim lessons too. We are going to miss the first round but we'll start after that with Mon- Friday 5:55pm classes. And yes, that means on Tuesday-thursday we will be EXTREMELY busy until Tball is over (the beginning of August!).

So that's a little recap of the Singh household for now. I'll try to update more often but NO promises! LOL!