Friday, June 6, 2008

Our Week

WARNING.........It is long. {laughs}

So I know I need to blog. I know I need to update. And then there are times I think I am already so far behind, no one will know what I am talking about. But if I think like that, I will never blog. And then family and friends will really not know what is going on in our life. So I am just going to start in and assume you know everything. {giggle} I will stop and explain along the way if I feel it important.

Emma finished off her first full week of Kindergarten today. She is doing so well. She is so small compared to all the other kids at the school. It is fun to watch her though. She loves going to school everyday. She runs to get to the door and gets there a good minute before I do. She gets inside, switches her shoes (house shoes are always worn) and hangs up her backpack and jacket. And then she is off. No, bye Mom. No, I love ya Mom. She takes off. And it is fun to watch her just go up to kids and take their hands. I did start to get a good bye hug yesterday. I am so glad. I might of started to get a complex. lol

Picking her up is just as fun. She sees me and runs up to me and yells "moooooooooooooooooooooom" . It really is cute. She updates me on the way to the van of whether she had to have a diaper change during the day, if she ate anything on that specific day and if she happened to cry at all during the day.

The kids have had a busy week at school getting ready for their End of the School Year Party. They had a theme of Africa and broke up into groups to work on specific African things for the big party that is this coming Sunday. This is what they did all week instead of regular class. Each child in the school got to choose what group they wanted to be in. Hannah was in a group that made these life size giraffes out of newspaper, glue and paint. Shantal did Clothes. And Spencer was in a Building Toys Group. Shantal and Hannah both had a great time, but Spencer not so much. Didn't surprise me much. But part of it is that Spencer also missed 2 days of school this week. He was sick on Monday and then Thursday he was at the Dentist. And school got out everyday at 11:30am.

Spencer is gone this weekend on a Soccer Tournament. He left today at 3:30 and I go and pick up a group of boys Sunday at 9:30am. I hope this helps Spencer bond a bit more with the boys on his team. It is hard coming into a team that has played together for a while and then Spencer doesn't play as well since he had never played before.

Gardner started his new job assignment on Monday. You will have to run over to his blog to hear all about it. I don't know much since we really don't see each other much. His hours seem long, and he is busy.

I have been seeing a doctor for my back for the last two weeks. I am not sure what is wrong, but I have been in pain. I started getting shots in my back on a regular basis last week. And what I mean by regular basis, is every day. And everyday, the amount he shoots into my back differs. One day, there were only 6. And I only say 6 because he has gone up to 20 on other days. I did finally get a referral so I could go to Physical Therapy. I am tired of shots. Those that know me already know I have a huge fear of needles. And this has not been easy for me.

I also joined Weight Watchers last week. After joining, I gained almost 5 pounds in the course of a weekend. I was extremely shocked and resolved to actually work a bit. I walked a lot this week. Some days 3 hours a day. The least amount was 1 hour. And you have to know that we live in a place that is all hills. You should see me trying to push a stroller up these steep hills with a 3 year old and an almost 2 year old. I have walked to the grocery store, walked to the doctors, walked to take Emma to and from school (1/2 hour each way). And it paid off. Not only did I take off that what I gained over the weekend, I also reported a loss when I checked in at Weight Watchers this week. I am so happy!

I have also been real consumed in trying to figure out my trip to America. I leave on June 25th. What do I need? Who needs gifts? What do I need to buy? And then I need to start making my list of things I just *have* to bring back with me.


Cricket said...

Yay for you on the Weight Watchers, that's fabulous!! I swear, every trainer and fitness person I know says the best thing you can do for yourself is walk!!

looking forward to meeting you soon!


-leafa mcbirdie said...

omg -I'm crackin up over Emma and her school adventures! Isn't it funny how the younger kidlets in a family seem to just break away and do their own thing without so much as a 'see ya, wouldn't wanna be ya' for us moms who agonize over their happiness?! ;) I hope Spencer has a blast at soccer camp, it's never easy being the new kid in a group.
Congrats on your WW success! I need SO badly to shed some pounds, guess I should follow your lead and quit using the treadmill for a clothes hanger and get me arse moving, eh?
Good luck with your back troubles -I'm glad you got a referral for PT, getting those shots would get old REAL fast.
LOL! My comments are almost as long as your post! *giggle*

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