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I am a Mom to 2 amazing and fun daughters and wife to a great guy and a wonderful father!

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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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Tuesday, September 15, 2009
First day of school - FINALLY!
Last Wednesday was Kayla’s first day of Kindergarten and Alysa’s first day of preschool. Both of them were very excited to be starting back to school. Kayla missed her teacher and has been chomping at the bit to be a Kindergartener ever since mid-way last year.

Alysa, well just forget it. She was begging to go to school all last year. So this was a huge deal for her. And since she is already acquainted with the school through Kayla and is not shy in the slightest (most of the time) she had no trepidation on her first day.

She groaned a bit at first when I woke her up in the morning but when she realized it was a school day she was all bounce and smiles. Kayla, although wanted to go to school, was your typical adolescent child who didn’t want to be yanked gently guided from her slumber.

At school Kayla was very proud to be there with her Sister and show her the ropes. Alysa was quick to give her teacher a hug on her very first day.

When I picked Alysa up she was all smiles and very proud of her first day. She is very vocal about her day and tells me what work she does and is even more proud to tell me when she does not need anyone’s help.

Kayla has been having lunch at school and I am happy to report…well…nothing. No issues, no problems, all seems to be well. I am packing her lunch in containers she can open and close on her own with no help. My goal is to make her as independent as possible which will limit her need for assistance and therefore limit the chance of mistakes while also taking some pressure off her teachers. The easier it is on them the safer it is for Kayla. She has been happy eating there and is eating well. She is a child who does not eat well at all outside of her normal routine of home. But so far that has not been an issue at school. I have prepared her as much as I can and it seems to be working.

After Kayla’s first day when we asked her what her favorite part of the day was she answered, “Seeing Alysa on the playground.”

I tried taking Alysa out to lunch her first day and that did not go too well – she was just way too tired. And her not being used to eating out didn’t help either.

Here are some pics of their first day.

Last Thursday I took Alysa for her first in a small series of dance classes at the library. I’ve been kicking around trying them out with dance but sometimes one class is not enough. So this was perfect. The classes are a half hour and there are 6 of them and they are no additional charge which makes them affordable. Alysa absolutely LOVED it and was such a cutie. I apologize for the picture quality – I had to take them through a window.

posted at 7:43 PM  

At 7:57 AM, Blogger ChupieandJ'smama said...

Love the pictures! They both look so cute and Alysa looked like she loved dance class :) Glad all is going well with lunch!

At 10:10 PM, Blogger Michelle said...

great pics! glad to hear there haven't been any problems at lunch. And how sweet is it that her favorite part of the day was seeing Alysa at recess!


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