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Kayla, my oldest. She is 4 1/2 and is a sweet, loving and silly little girl. She took us 2 ½ years and 3 IVF’s to conceive. Kayla is allergic to dairy. We manage her allergy and work to balance her safety with giving her a normal childhood. Kayla loves to read books and play games - she amazes me every day.

Alysa, my youngest. She is 3 years old and is a silly little spitfire. She’s our monkey and loves to climb on everything. She was a “natural” baby, but it was only b/c of my wonderful doctors that we were able to stop an impending miscarriage. Alysa suffers from Acid Reflux Disease and sleep apnea. She may be little, but she has a big personality. She adores her big sister and is so much fun to be around. She keeps me laughing every day.

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Friday, September 07, 2007
This week has been whirlwind. I have not had much time to breath and I am SO behind on my stuff. But, that's how it goes.

Kayla has completed her first week of school and this morning we had tears. Well, ok - that's an under-exaggeration. She clung to my legs and cried when I went to leave. But she stopped as soon as I left the classroom (her teacher had to pick her up to get her off my legs). I'm guessing she didn't realize that this school business would be every day. ;) But she has fun and was all excited and chatty when I picked her up. I can't get much out of her. The only friends she'll give me names of is her teacher and the assistant. At least I know she likes them. The other kids are just "her new friends". She loves the playground and the slide. Today I got a detailed accounting of her snack. She had regular crackers (as opposed to graham crackers), she drank water and she used a napkin to clean up and then she was all done. Yet that is the only detail I get - her snack. I thought girls clam up as teenagers, not preschoolers. We also have a couple homework projects for this week. Some getting to know you stuff. She has to pick some favorite things to bring in to class. That will be fun to do with her. They also have the kids bring in a plant to take care for throughout the year. J got that for her today. Hopefully she takes after Daddy and not me. I'd kill it. If it doesn't make noise and "ask" to eat, I'll forget about it. ;) The past 2 days she brought artwork home with her - so that made me think, where will I hang this? So I got a large cork board at Costco today and J is going to hang it tonight. Kayla's excited that I got this "for her". I got to run some errands this morning with only once child - ah, bliss. But why couldn't I have had the child that likes to shop with me? Alysa was quite the crank after about 5 minutes in Target. I relented and gave her my keys in Costco b/c it kept her happy.

I have a couple more errands this afternoon and have a retirement dinner for a coworker tonight. Tomorrow we head to my parents' so they can take Kayla on her belated birthday outing.

I have a lot more to share, but I just don't have time. Hopefully I can get on here Sunday since I'll at least be home. What plans do you have for the weekend?

posted at 3:05 PM  

At 10:53 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

Sorry to hear there were tears today! They make it so hard on us to walk away sometimes! Kayla was like that too - she would be fine and stop crying once I was gone and they were in the classroom!

besides just relaxing I have plans to take Kayla to Lowes tomorrow for a kids' workshop thing - building squirrel/bird feeders.

At 11:15 PM, Blogger Jennisa said...

Thats a great idea about the cork board! I was wondering where I was going to start putting the projects! Great idea!

Hope the tears go away soon! BUT, doesn't it make you feel a little special that she wants YOU so bad?!

At 7:00 AM, Blogger Donna said...

Yup, good idea on the corkboard. P has to bring in pictures of things he likes so they can make snack time placemats the first day of school (Tuesday). We will be doing that today and I am going to Costco to get that corkboard. I am sure we will need the space if he actually goes into the classroom! He loved the open house but I was there of course...he's talking a good talk but....

At 8:16 AM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

Sorry about the tears! I'm worried about Monday for us. J has made me promise to sit in the parking lot. I hope it's enough to get him in the door! Hope the dinner goes well.

At 9:54 PM, Anonymous Christine said...

I'm sorry to hear that there were tears in dropping her off at school. Katelyn starts K, next year, and she's allready sad, and tells me, "BUT you're going to leave me there!" Bless their hearts. It is nice to have one miss me. Marissa and Josh both took off to play without so much as a look back.

I hope your weekend is peaceful and more relaxing than your week. :)


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