Thursday, August 30, 2012

First Week Of School

Emily is still having a hard time adjusting. I left her in a happy mood at daycare this morning but Monica text me around 8:20am asking if it was a rough morning. I asked was Emily cyring? She said she was crying a little at morning prayer. I know Connor did this for like the first month when he first started. She will work through this.

I have to say it’s kinda funny but all three are so different when it comes to their uniforms. Connor hates button shirts and the shirt is a polo. So if it’s a 1/2 day or Monday you can be sure he is going to wear his spirit shirt. So today he is wearing his sprit shirt (since it's a 1/2 day). Emily wanted to wear the button shirt. She wore the spirit shirt yesterday but I guess she likes the look of the polo. What can I say?? And Taylor wanted to wear the jumper so she doesn’t have to tuck the shirt into the shorts. LOL. Haha. I think that is so funny!!!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

First Day of School 2012

Well Monday was the first day of school -- Connor started 2nd grade and Taylor and Emily started Transitional Kindergarten. Connor - sailed through the first day no problem. Taylor did AWESOME. No crying, no complaining. Smiling. Having a good day. Emily -- well -- Emily is Emily what can I say. All morning after she woke up she kept saying that she didn't want to go to school. I don't think she was entirely thrilled that her and Taylor weren't in the same class. But I know that separating them is for the best. We took pictures at home. Then we took all three kids to school. Dropped Connor off in his classroom. :) He was just fine seeing all his friends that he hasn't seen all summer. Then we went over to Taylor's classroom and let her put her stuff down in the her class. By this time, Emily was very clingy. I left Taylor with Surbjit and took Emily over to her classroom. She was walking and excited to get her name tag like Taylor got hers. That was where the excitement ended. Once we got in the classroom it was all over. She was not happy and started crying. Wouldn't leave my side. When it was time for me to leave - she started screaming and her teacher Mrs. Westerlund had to hold her so she wouldn't follow me. Of course I'm bawling at this time because she is crying. Ugh. They still had to come outside to the inner court for morning prayer so I went over by where Taylor and Connor were standing for morning prayer so that I was far away from where Emily was going to be. I knew if she saw me she'd come running to me. So i stayed far far away. At least I didn't hear her screaming or crying. But Monica (who was standing over by where Emily was) said she stood there crying wiping her eyes with the tissue the whole time.

When we went to pick her up, her teacher said she was the one that cried the longest in the class but was done before recess. But when it was time for recess, she started crying again. While they were out at recess, she got to see Kaylee and that made her stop crying so that was good!

Today (the second day) was much better. She said she only cried before nap time. But she never cried when I dropped her off at daycare in the morning. And Monica text me after morning prayer and said she was fine in the morning so hopefully she is now comfortable and there will be no more crying!! :)


Friday, August 24, 2012

It's been awhile

I know it's been awhile since I last posted. Our summer has been jammed pack with things to do every weekend.  We always have Connor's karate on Saturday's. He just tested last weekend for his nexy belt (purple I believe) and will see if he get's it tomorrow at his awards ceremony. Other than that I have just filled our weekends will plans with friends to do fun things!!

We went camping at the end of July with two other families to O'Neil Park in Orange County. It was ok. It was hot and there is not much to do there except hike. They did have a playground we took the kids to play on and they had a blast. We went with Melanie and her fiance Ozzy and the Marshall's (friends from high school). It was fun and we had 7 kids between the three of us. I would camping with this group again but try some place different. :)

A couple weeks ago I got to take Connor to Knott's Berry Farm with his friend Nolan and Nolan's mom Nicole. We had a great time! There was hardly anyone at Knott's that day (it was a Monday) but Nicole can't walk a lot due to arthiritis so we got an electric wheelchair and a front of the line pass. :) It was so cool!! We went on a ton of rides including Big Foot Rapids twice!! Jaguar (a roller coaster) like 5 times. I think that was the boys favorite ride. Well that and the swings and the pirate ship (which they were able to ride without us) were the big hits of the day. ha-ha

We even got to go to Soak City a couple of times this summer. One time we went with Connor's friend and this past time we met the girls old preschool teacher Miss Tracey and got to swim and have fun for a few hours. It's been a fun and activity filled summer!!

But alas, that is all coming to an end. School starts Monday. Connor is starting 2nd grade. And the girls will be in Transitional Kindergarten. Thankfully (for me) St. Pius got so many kids to start - they are having two classes!! Yeah. That means I get to separate the twins! Double yeah. I even got to pick which teacher each one would have. I'm very excited for this new year. Hopefully the kids are too. (yeah right!) Connor will be making his first reconcilliation and eucharist this year so it'll be an exciting time for him. And the girls will be starting a new school. Although some of the kids from their preschool are coming to St. Pius so they do know some of them (ok 2 lol!). Wish me luck on Monday. I'm not sure who is going to be crying more. Me or the girls!!!