Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Anyone seen a goldfish?

Note: Not our acutal aquarium but similar

Baffled...completely baffled!!! Yesterday, I went to feed John's fish Kalee. She's usually ready and waiting. This time however she wasn't there. I tapped on the glass thinking maybe she was hiding in her plastic bush/tree thingy... nothing! So I walked around the tank and there was no sign of Kalee. I mean NO sign.

The only thing I can think of is that one of our cats managed to maneuver her out of the bowl...but I'm not sure how that would work considering there is a light and pump on top.  I guess it is possible.

VERY strange!

So now the tank sits empty but still runs b/c I haven't had the heart to tell John that Kalee has gone to heaven. Guess I need to run to PetSmart....

Friday, November 11, 2011

YMCA Dragon Boat

Each year, The Woodlands YMCA sponsors a corporate Dragon Boat race. We were able to talk our management into sponsoring a team. We were probably the smallest and most inexperienced team there but we still had a good time and did suprisingly well in the race.

We vow to win next year!!

Patty receiving her "flag grabber" training
 Carri & I..the lead rowers...not sure what we were thinking
 Ty, the drummer
Team Photo

Birthday parties with new friends

Since John has started Covenant Christian, he has really grown....spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally. I'm just amazed how much he's changed in such a short period of time. I'm so glad God steered us to make the decision to send him to this school. It has been such a blessing!

He's made many new friends and with that comes birthday parties! So far he's been invited to 5 parties but only able to attend 4. The last we he went to was for his friend Chance & it was a skating party. I was pumped b/c I thought I'd get to skate as well but once we got there and I saw no other parent was skating, I figured I should refrain...dang it! He was a little timid at first but by the end of the party he didn't even need the "skate mate".

John using the "skate mate"

John & friends

Update time!!

Wow...when did life get so busy?!? I cannot believe it's already November and I cannot believe the last time I blogged was August.

Things have been super crazy the past couple of months and blogging has really fell to the wayside. I'm gonna attempt to play catch up...bare with me!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

What a surprise!

I pulled in my drive way the other day and this is what I saw.....

kind of a neat surprise! They belong to the neighbor across the pond and normally wouldn't come over but since the drought they could easily walk across. SO they did!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Happy birthday Mom/Granny!!

Happy 61st birthday Mom/Granny!

We love you very much and can't wait to see you tomorrow...get ready!

Friday, August 12, 2011

He did it!!

John survived his first day at kindergarten AND he enjoyed it!! He was super cute when I picked him up...I was in the car line and I could see him sitting there, he saw me and smiled SOOOO big! When Mrs. Patterson brought him over to the car, he jumped in and gave me the biggest hug ever.

He told me about how his class went on a hunt around the entire school for their animals(they each got to bring a stuffed animal for rest time and apparently they all went missing :)) but when they got back to their class all their animals were there waiting for them. He thought that was pretty neat! lol...love little minds!! He told me he got to sit in the cafeteria with the other kindergarten class and that tomorrow he would get to go to the library! All in all, I think he had a pretty good day which makes me one happy momma!!

Day 2 dropoff went very smoothly...much different than day 1! He was a little nervous but walked to his class and said goodbye without a tear. I'm so proud of him!!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

1st day of Kindergarten

So today was the big day...John started his first day as a kindergartener at Covenant Christian School.

I don't know why..okay I do know why... but I had all these grandiose visions on how the morning was going to go. I envisioned that John would jump out of bed all excited to go to big kid school...that he would run into his classroom and sit right in his spot...that he would look at me and tell me he was going to be fine...ya know the completely unrealistic stuff you see on TV shows and movies.

Alas, that was not to be. Instead John sang, "I'm not going, I'm not going" the whole way there. Once we got to his classroom he bolted into the hall and refused to go in. I had to pick him up and carry him in. He then clung to me with a death grip. The teacher had to intervene and basically pry him off of me so we could leave. As we walked out the door, he was screaming his little heart out. But we were strong and just kept walking.

I know he was fine 2 minutes after we left but as a mother that is one of the worst feelings in the world. Mrs. Patterson said she would email me while they were at recess and let me know how he was doing.... I'm anxiously awaiting!!

I was able to get some good pictures while we were home but those are on my real camera. This one came from my phone...as you can see he wasn't real happy!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Back to school night

Tomorrow is the big day...John starts kindergarten!!! I can't believe it's already here but I can't tell you how excited I am for him.

Last night was "Back to School Night". We had a brief information session and then we got to take John to meet his teacher and see his classroom. He did surprisingly well...he didn't talk to anyone but also didn't latch on to me the whole time. This is progress!! His teacher is Mrs. Patterson and she seems extremely nice and really seems to love her job which always makes a nervous mom feel better!!

After we left, John told Tim that he thinks he's gonna like his school and his teacher except he thought she would have more hair! hahaha, I love my kid!!

Mommy and Saddy are so excited that you're starting this new chapter in your life. We are so very proud of you and can't wait to see how much you learn and mature this year. You are the best thing that has ever happened to us and we are so grateful that God chose us to be your parents!! We love you!!!