Tuesday, August 30, 2011

First Day of School!

Today is Parker's first day of preschool at Trader's Point. We have talked about starting a new school for weeks and thankfully he has been pretty excited. He was a little nervous about it this morning but he did great and just walked right in with NO tears! I think that I might have cried if he cried.

He only goes for a half a day today so I have to go back and pick him up at 10:15. Hopefully he had a great day!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

It's Official!

We are so thrilled (and nervous) to announce that Parker will be a big brother! We found out July 4th weekend. It was a crazy few weeks because I was driving back forth because I was terrified to see anyone but my fertility doctor.

We are now 12 and a half weeks and thrilled that we've made it this far. We had a bad scare on Thursday but the baby was fine! Praise God! I have been pregnant four times and every time I have had a major bleed. They are so scary but the little baby was fine and moving all over the place!

I am due March 7th. It's scary thinking about having a baby in a new town where we do not have a support system but I know that God will take care of us. I'm sure I won't have much trouble getting the grandparents to drive up and help! :)

Please join us in prayer as we continue to pray for this sweet, precious miracle! I will post ultrasound pictures soon!

Friday, August 26, 2011

New School for Parker= 1 worried Momma

Parker begins his new school on Tuesday. BooHoo for me! The time apart will be great for both of us because we are rarely apart this days. Taking him to Early Arts last year wasn't really that difficult since I knew so many of the other children and I was familiar with most of the teachers since I worked there in college.

This..is..different... I do not know anyone...Dropping my baby off to a school that is brand new to him is so scary to me. I know that he will be fine. We went to Open House yesterday and his teachers are amazing. They follow a great curriculum but most important they incorporate a love of God and Jesus within every lesson.

Before the open house Parker did NOT want to go to school but he seemed to enjoy it yesterday. The classroom is huge and they have lots of toys. There are 10 children in the class and 9 are boys! They have a train table, race tracks, and a tool work bench so Parker got down to business! :)

He will go on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9:00-11:30. His teacher is Mrs. Bernhardt and she has been the 2 year old teacher at Traders Point for 25 years! She seems great and seems to truly love the children.

Each of the preschool classrooms is based on one of the days of creation. That is his teacher is the far corner.

This is Mrs. Ellis, the teacher's assistant. She is very sweet too.

I will be a nervous wreck on Tuesday when I drop him off but I know that this is best for both of us!

Monday, August 22, 2011

A Week of Fun in Alabama...

We went home to Alabama for our last full week visit before Parker starts school next week. He is going to preschool two mornings a week. He's not too thrilled but I know that it will be great for him and he will grow to love it. When I tell him he's going to his new school, his response is, "I want to go to my old school!" Bless his heart.

We had a great visit and I was so sad for it to come to an end.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Why I miss teaching...

I have no doubt that I am doing exactly what God wants me to be doing right now in my life which is stay home with my sweet Parker. I love being the one who is there when he wakes up in the morning, fixing his breakfast, and just spending the day together. We spend so much time together now that I can't imagine not being with him everyday.

With that being said, this year I am really missing the classroom though. I think that it has to do with having so much time on my hands since the move to Indiana. We don't have many friends yet so we don't have much to do each day. (Poor us, huh?) :) My favorite part of the school year was setting up my classroom. I would spend hours thinking and overthinking the layout of the room. Getting my class list was always so exciting. I loved getting to find out who I would spend each day with. It was so much fun!

Of course a few weeks in the exhaustion sets in and I always think... "Why did I choose to be a teacher?"...

Hopefully in a few years I can go back to teaching and I hope that I love it even more after having a break to "refresh" my teacher brain! :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

Mimi and Poppi came to visit!

Chad's parents came to visit us this past weekend for the first time since our move to Indiana. They actually drove Parker up to us when we first moved into the house in May but they only stayed one night. We enjoyed showing them around our new home! We stayed busy and had fun.

Saturday afternoon and evening we went to the Indiana State Fair. I love going to the fair and we had a great time!

I worked at Chuck E. Cheese the summer I went on Beach Project in Panama City in college. I got lots of practice playing Skee Ball! It helped me because I won Parker a lion!

We bought tickets to go to the Monster Truck Show that evening. Parker didn't freak out but he really didn't love it like I thought he would. It was just so loud. He really enjoyed the dirt bike racers that did tricks during the breaks of the trucks.
This is how Parker felt about it!

Sunday morning we headed downtown to the zoo! We have been so many times and Parker still gets excited about going! (Obviously Chad got Parker dressed for the day!)

Next to the cheetah exhibit, the children can "race a cheetah." You pay 50 cents and the kids get to race. Parker loves it! Usually we forget to wear our "fast shoes" and we have on crocs. He always complains that he could run faster with his tennis shoes. Well, I didn't forget this time. He ran his little heart out! It's so cute!

We had a great weekend!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I joined a Zionsville Moms Group and this was in the newsletter. I thought that most of us could relate!

Dear God, I am not asking for much here, just five

kid-free minutes to myself. I'm not asking for a good

shower-the one where you shave your legs and pumice

your heels and slather your limbs with sea-salt-lemon-

mimosa foaming body scrub and exfoliate whetever

bits need exfoliating. nothing like that. Just five

minutes under a stream of hot water so I can shampoo

the ick out of my hair, slop on a little conditioner,

swipe my face with one of the baby's washcloths, and

just be. Please let there be peace while this happens-

please, no sibling fights, no screams from the crib, no

toddlers taking a header down the stairs, no phone

calls, or doorbells. I left everyone safe and happy,

please could they just stay that way until I'm done?

Then, I promise, I will emerge like Lazarus from the

tomb to be a patient and sweet tempered mom ready

to start her day- with shiny hair to boot. Thank you

Lord. Amen.