Sunday, August 30, 2015

Weekend Recap

We had a pretty low key weekend. 

My dad had his gall bladder out on Friday and did great. It was a huge answer to prayer given all the complications he had from his last surgery. God is good! 

Madeline and I went to the beach after school Friday. She really doesn't like getting up and going to school every day, especially on the days I take her. It kills her that I am home and she has to go to school without me. Honestly, it kills me too. She has already learned so much though and we're trying to get her excited about school. She likes it once she's there, but the getting up and going is tough for her.

The beach was so pretty and so calm, but there was this giant line of seaweed in the water. 

And these crazy things were swimming all in it. I have lived here most of my life and never seen anything like them. SO my curiosity got the best of me and I fished one out of the water. 

I think they're snails??? My extensive 10 second google image search revealed some sort of sea slug maybe. They were weird though and with all the flesh eating this and warm water death virus that, we stayed out of the water. Plus there were a lot of jelly fish. Total bummer. 

We practiced our letters in the sand though. 

Our city park is just before the bridge to the beach and there's a small splash pad there. We haven't been because it's pretty small and its crazy crowded in the summer. But there was nobody there so we stopped. I think Madeline hated it. ;) 

Our town only has one high school, and they put up these posters of all the football players in the median. I got all warm and fuzzy thinking about Friday Night Lights and the joy of a small town. We're gonna have to go to some football games this year! 

I promise I was stopped at a red light. 

Madeline also spent some quality time dressing up her puppy. She LOVES this dog, and she is always changing her clothes and accessories - see the tiara? 

She also loves to take selfies on my phone...I don't have the heart to delete them. 

Terry was feeling pretty crappy Saturday and today he's full blown, going to the dr tomorrow sick. So Madeline and I entertained ourselves in the pool. We talked all about antonyms and synonyms. She is SO smart....she really amazes me. She did so good with it.  Although, when I asked her the antonym of hard, she said, "not hard". haha 

She is dying to do gymnastics or ballet and is always doing something like this. Future cheerleader, maybe? 

It was a good weekend! 

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Weekend Update

We had a good weekend! Friday we laid pretty low...I was feeling a lot better but not quite 100%.

Saturday we cleaned house - well, I cleaned inside and Terry worked outside. Terry really has done such a good job with the yard - he works as hard outside as I do inside. Then we loaded up went to lunch, the grocery store, and the car wash. Madeline helped Terry wash his car. 

We came home and made Jell-O Jigglers! Madeline is obsessed now - she thinks they're the coolest thing ever. They're minions. 

Saturday afternoon/night my best friend from high school and her family came over - y'all we go WAY back. I was her maid of honor, she was my matron of honor.  I am so thankful to be such good friends all these years later. We're the kind of friends that can go 6 months without talking and pick right back up. Now that we live close, we get to hang out a lot more. 

Her husband's birthday is today, so yesterday we HAD to get some party supplies. We grilled steaks and had cheesecake for dessert. We played lots of board games and laughed SO hard. It was the best night! 

I was trying to get my party hat in the was on top of my bun. #mybighead

We spent some good quality time as a family today. Terry and I played Jenga - I lost. Then he set up dominos for Madeline - she loved it. We played Candy Land and Minnie Mouse matching with Madeline. She may have tried to cheat once or twice. ;) 

Terry's dad and aunt came over this afternoon for dinner and swimming. Madeline decided she wanted to climb this tree. She would climb up about 3 feet and then jump out. Then she got a big scratch on her arm about the 5th time she did it and decided she was done. We tried to tell her barefoot in your bathing suit isn't exactly ideal for tree climbing! 

She's so proud of herself! 

Two of my favorite guys in the pool! 

FInally, Terry found this app where you can make yourself into any Disney character - it's hilarious. Of course, this is Madeline's favorite! 

It was a great weekend...looking forward to a great week! 

Friday, August 21, 2015

First Week

Madeline had a great first week! She is not a big fan of going to school every day but she does have a good time once she's there. Her teacher gave her this cute little gift today. Madeline told me it says, "First day of school. Somebody in Texas loves you." haha 

We're still working on those reading skills! 

This week wasn't pretty but we survived. I have been SO sick. I went back to work finally Thursday and they sent me home early and asked me not to come back until Monday. :) I felt kinda human today and am hoping for a good weekend! 

Happy Friday! 

Monday, August 17, 2015

First Day of Pre-K

Pre-K Interview 

  1. What's your favorite color? Red and blue cause they make purple
  2. Whats your favorite animal? Flamingo 
  3. What's your favorite movie? Sleeping Beauty because I haven't seen it 
  4. What's your favorite thing to do? Swimming 
  5. What do you want to be when you grow up? A cat, a swimming pool, and an accountant (lofty goals :) )
  6. What's your favorite food? chocolate 
  7. What's your favorite song? Let It Go and Shut Up and Dance with Me 
Those are all the questions I could think of on the way to school! I love her answer to #5...

I tried to make this morning special...I made pancakes and hot chocolate - back to school tradition started. 

You were impressed :)  I just love your little face! 

I choked back the tears when you walked up to your class. I am so proud of you! 

Just like that, the first day of Pre-K is here. 

You are gonna do great! 

Weekend Update...

This weekend was a total bust...

The weather has been like this for the past 3 days...

I am thankful for the rain but we have had some nasty lightning! 

I sent this to Steph on Friday because I was feeling like I was in a funk I couldn't shake. I had an off day at work, and just wasn't feeling like myself. This meme fits me to a T... I love me some gangsta rap! Given the two hour nap I took that afternoon, I guess it didn't help much...

 I got off early (I worked an extra shift), and came home and passed out on the couch. Like out, dead to the world out. Next thing I knew, Terry was waking me up to go to Madeline's Pre-K orientation. I am not typically a napper - but I was SO tired. 

We went to orientation and then took Madeline out to dinner. 

These two are my favorite! 

How can I expect her to behave? #likefatherlikedaughter

Her cubby...

Her teacher is so sweet - her name is Ms. Stephanie and we love her. I LOVE her new school. They are so wonderful! I can't wait to see how much she learns this year! 

We got home around 8:30, I wasn't feeling great and had started coughing a little so I took Nyquil and went to bed. I didn't wake up until 9am Saturday. I started coughing more and noticed a little rattling in my chest throughout the day but figured it was just a cold. 

Saturday night we went out to dinner with a couple of friends and played spades. 
 We went to this oyster bar and grill and I loved the trees. Too bad when we got there they had no oysters and no "grill" menu. Then they were out of sweet tea too so we left. We get serious about our tea. ;) 

The girls won spades - the boys gave themselves 2nd place...they were SO bitter that we won! 

I went to bed pretty early again and slept another 12 hours. I felt like I couldn't get up. My cough got worse throughout the day yesterday. I was rattling so bad Terry could hear it sitting next to me and I was wheezing. Terry doesn't really worry about me but he was worried and asked if he could take me to the ER. I told him I'd go to urgent care but I'd drive myself so he could stay with Madeline.

I HATE going to the doctor but I am so glad I did. I have pneumonia - WHAT?! It came on SO quick.  The doctor said I was "a day or two from landing myself in the hospital" and my lungs "sound like junk all over". My pulse was 134 and I knew I was short of breath but I honestly did not think I was that sick. 

I looked up pneumonia memes in the doctors office to amuse myself. 
images courtesy of google images 

I was really trying not to cry about it. I knew school was starting today, and I was so upset about being so sick. Oh the pinterest projects I'll have to make up for next year. They gave me two shots in the office and then I picked up the rest of my meds and finally got home around 9 last night. 

My new  best friend...

So Terry is home today, and is making sure I behave. My house is a wreck, we have no groceries, and I am useless. My friend Elsa, would tell me to Let It Go. :) 

Here's hoping for a good week! 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

I'm Not Ready

My Sweet Madeline, 

Tomorrow you start Pre-K. Full blown, five day a week school. I am not ready. I am SO NOT READY. But you see I've convinced myself that parenthood is full of not being ready. 

I found out I was pregnant with you on April 17th, 2010. The happiest, scariest day of my life. I wanted you so bad, but I was terrified. I loved you so much it hurt, but I wasn't sure if I was ready. 

I knew when I saw you kicking, sucking your thumb, and bouncing all over the place that ready or not you were coming. I couldn't wait. 

Then, the day came to have you. I couldn't see through my tears on the way to the hospital. How could I take care of something so little, so fragile, and so miraculous? 

Ready or not you came...

We fell in love instantly. 

The scariest day was the day we brought you home from the hospital. I knew I wasn't ready. How would I know what was wrong when you cried? Were you getting enough to eat? What if you wouldn't sleep? And you didn't by the way. :)  

But we brought you home, ready or not. 

We figured out the middle of the night feedings, the no sleeping, the two hours you would scream EVERY night the first two months of your life. I never loved anything like I loved you. 

Before I knew it, you were pulling up on everything in sight. You were moving and I wasn't ready. I baby proofed the house, chased you around, and loved every second of it. 

Ready or not, you were mobile. I had never loved you more. 

Before I knew it, you had thrown your first fit. I remember it vividly - you didn't want to unbuckle your seatbelt and get out of the car. It was serious business - you were inconsolable for a good hour. I wasn't ready for a toddler and the terrible two's. 

Ready or not you were throwing fits, eating dog food, and cracking us up non-stop! 

I never loved you more. 

I blinked and you turned three. You suddenly had very strong opinions and would fight me tooth and nail about everything. I SO wasn't ready for a three year old. 

Ready or not, there you were in all your stubborn glory. 


Your adorably cute, sweet as pie one minute and angry as a hornet's nest the next, glory. 

I never loved you more. 

Then I blinked and you turned four. I am still not ready. 

Ready or not, you are four,  you're gorgeous, and I have never loved you more. 

I don't know if I'll never be ready. Not for tomorrow, not for kindergarten, high school graduation, your wedding day, or the day you become a momma. What I do know is that my love for you grows with every day I get with you. I do know that I cherish your sweet four year old self, and I know God has big plans for you sweet girl. Ready or not...

Be strong and courageous for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go...