Hailey caught a cold. Teagan is confused about where her sister is during the day. She has cried every morning when Hailey gets on the bus. I know it takes time to get settled in. I’ve had a few “Oh my God, is this where I am at in my life!?” moments this week. Overall, it’s been a really slow week. Finding a job is on my mind. I want to get out of the house and let Teagan adjust to spending the day with kids her age (at daycare…can’t believe I’m saying that), yet, I would like to continue working from home. There are so many opportunities that I would love to explore. However, time is not on our side, so the pressure is kind of on now.
I took Teagan out for walks and to the park a couple of times this week.
Admittedly, it was much easier and a little more comfortable only having to keep an eye on one child climbing across the monkey bars and walking up the slide backwards. I think Teagan has been enjoying her one on one time with me. She can think and speak for herself and I feel like she kind of needed that freedom. I suppose having kids 3-1/2 years apart isn’t such a bad idea after all. Hailey is making new friends her own age and Teagan is making some friends her age.
So excited for Teagan to make some toddler friends…even if she does tell their parents that we’re having mulch for dinner. Throw a little butter and onions in the pan with some mulch. Saute it up. Delish!
I almost kept Hailey home from school today. This was her fourth day of kindergarten, so I was kind of sweating it. I really didn’t know what to do. She didn’t have a fever but was feeling pretty crappy. I had a short amount of time to make a quick parenting judgement call. I opted to keep her at home. I talked to her about how she was feeling and I could tell that she wasn’t feeling like her “chipper” self.
Then, the bus pulled up at the end of the driveway. She saw it and immediately panicked. She wanted to get on the bus. She wanted to go to school. I threw my hands up. Didn’t we just talk about this!? She seemed to have snapped out of it, so, I had her get dressed and ended up driving her to school. After school, she told me she didn’t even think about being sick today. By the end of tonight, she was blowing her nose and coughing and her temperature went up a little bit. Another judgement call will be made on school attendance tomorrow morning. If we can just get through these next two days…
So, what did I do after dropping her off at school and letting my stress-level dissipate a bit? I called my mommy.
I’m only about a month and one week late on this announcement but hey, what matters is that I’m announcing it, right? Right.
My sister-in-law (take note: my husband’s twin sister) and her husband welcomed baby O into the world on July 22nd. One day after the twins’ birthdays!
He’s beautiful. That goes without saying. He’s their first. He’s totally going to get spoiled by me. Ok, ok, and by the other aunties too. We all adore him. He’s the newest member of the family and will be for a few more months. More on that soon…and no, it’s not me.
Here’s big cousin Hailey (who was the first grandchild in Eric’s side of the family) holding her newest cousin. Oh my heart!
Here are both Hailey and Teagan with baby O. Teagan is a little concerned about not being the “baby” anymore. She’ll get used to it. ;)
It was so beautiful today and I hear it’s supposed to be about the same tomorrow. We’ve been having a lot of these “picture perfect” days where the sky is such a gorgeous shade of blue and there are little, puffy white clouds placed just so, scattered across the sky.
I’m trying to get out and enjoy it as much as possible. I know how long and dreary the Midwest winters can be.
It’s hard to believe that my little pipsqueak preemie is starting kindergarten.
Friday was her first full day. She rode the big yellow school bus for the very first time. She had “two” recesses during the day (with an emphasis on the “two”). She had music class. She sat under the school bags for “brain break”. She played with her new classmates at the school playground. She was smiling when the big yellow school bus pulled up to drop her off when her day was done.
She was bummed that she was going to have to wait a whole two days before she could go back! What are the chances she’ll always feel this way about going to school?
I’ve been having a mixture of emotions about this new phase in our lives. So proud of that little girl and so nostalgic at how quickly the past five years have passed. Ready but not ready. Knowing that she’s spreading her wings but not wanting her to fly very far just yet. Eager to watch her grow and learn, yet snuggling with her any chance I get because I know soon enough, she’s not going to want me to be that close.
Day one of kindergarten is in the bag. We survived.