Don't worry that children never listen to you; worry that they are always watcing you. --Robert Fulghum
A person's a person, no matter how small. --Dr. Seuss

Sunday, January 23, 2011


While Daddy spent allll day studying, we spent allll day running around. It was great fun. We cleaned the house (their favorite), met some friends for Ice Skating, had a fabulous lunch at Dream Cafe', then we went to the Science Place. After that, we ran home for Piano and then left for violin.

After our action packed day was finished we came home to a clean house.... Ahhhhhhh. Have I ever mentioned how much I loooove my cleaning lady? Seriously. But, I digress....

Here is Anderson with his buddy C.J. Anderson is still taking his Homeschool Ice Skating lessons and he is really learning a lot. My little 4 year old doesn't even hold the sides, skates right in the middle and turns around... Cute stuff.

Here are the cuties at the Science Place. They love to make the Hot Air Balloon rise - such a fun exhibit.

How CUTE are these Astronauts??

Here is Ainsley working on her new piece and an old one of Anderson working with Ms. Kathy. Lexi working on Minuet 2.

Sunday, January 9, 2011


"When I'm a grown up - I won't punch."

"When I'm a grown up and other kids punch - I'll put them in their room."

"Mom, here is your fan. I'm delivering. Mom, here is my fan, it says Anderson... 5 times. Your fan doesn't say anything. But, I like yours mom, okay?"

"If you hold a domino in your hand and it has a 1 and a 6, it gives you powers."

"Mom, you are beautiful."

"Mom! My name is 'mittens come back!' Hey, we can name the baby that!" "What, name the baby 'mittens' come back?" "No, 'Mittens.'"

"Mommy, I love you. You do everything for me."

Friday, January 7, 2011

Ready for School

What a week we have had. It was very emotional for all of us. The girls were very excited to get started at St. Thomas Aquinas. We have their closet and dresser and vanity all organized. They loooove their uniforms and no one on this planet loves their uniforms more than ME. The girls are jumping out of bed in the mornings excited to get ready. Wonder how long this will last...

Ainlsey Grace's first week was incredible. Mrs. Wendorf, the Barbie Doll teacher who apparently is the "toughest 1st grade teacher" but the children don't know because they love her so much. Sure enough, Ainsley cannot stop talking about her. Seriously, Ainsley already LOVES her. Mrs. Wendorf emailed me the first day in the middle of the day just to tell me how great Ainsley was doing. Ainsley has made several friends all ready and kind of the rock star of 1st grade because she is the new kid. She is having sooo many good and happy feelings. She tells me how the kids are chasing her on the playground and about all her new friends. Soo much fun. If nothing else she has had a fabulous start! Plus, the teacher has told how smart she is and put her in the hardest reading group. This makes Ainsley feel soooo good, OF COURSE! Mommy and Daddy, too. :)
Alexandra is also having a smooth, happy ans wonderful start. I am already fielding playdate requests. She loooves her locker, I bought her some cool stuff for it and she has it all organized. Her teacher also emailed me the first day in the middle of the day to tell me how great everything was going. She is working hard on all the work and just loves this big kid atmosphere. She is doing great with the school work and she is loving so many different aspects so far. I'm really glad she is having the good feelings since I think leaving White Rock Montessori was hardest on her. She has a picture of her friends in her locker from WRM just so they can still be with her. Sooo sweet! Here is my little sweetheart.

Thanks to all the St. Thomas Aquinas mom's for all the emails, invitations and open arms. All of the attention has made our first week wonderful. Thank you, thank you! Thanks also for all my friends and White Rock mom's for checking in with me all week long making sure we are okay. I love all my WRM friends so much.