Thu Sep 04 2014 19:29 School Begins:
We made it to the third day of school without any tears. Dalton was very tired when he woke up this morning - his school begins at 7:55. He complained that it was "too long" and didn't want to get early, but using our good attitudes, we got him out the door with smiles. He likes his class, other than how early it is.
Maggie is enjoying second grade. She has two friends from Primary right at her table and her teacher is fantastic.
Sienna is liking her alone time with mommy. We are getting a nice schedule set up. Music Makers on Wednesday, park day on Thursday, and parent-tot gymnastics on Friday. First gymnastics class tomorrow!
Fri Sep 05 2014 21:30 Lil Gymnast:
Today was Sienna's first day of parent-tot gymnastics class. It was darling. There were three other little toddler girls. They crawled and climbed and slid over an obstacle course, jumped on the trampoline, hung from the bars, raced on the floor (the point of which was to get them away from mom - hurray!) and jumped in the pit. Sienna can't jump with two feet yet - she just takes a big, giant step, and it's adorable.
I'm really excited to have this time with her every week.
Sat Sep 06 2014 16:05 A Bug's Beep:
The kids watched at least part of A Bug's Life every day this week. this morning we were in California Adventure at opening. Sienna and I got in line for Fastpasses for Radiator Springs Racers, then went to A Bug's Land. We went on Flik's Flyers. By ourselves. Then we went on the Ladybug Boogie with two other people, who were going on it a second time. Then we went to Heimlich's Chew Chew Train and rode it, by ourselves, three times in a row. Sienna was loving it, since we have seen the show so much this week.
After lunch, John suggested seeing the It's Tough to Be a Bug show, so we did that. Poor Dalton got frightened when the room filled with fog and spiders descended from the ceiling, but Sienna was loving all her bug friends, including Hopper. She just pointed around excitedly.
Sun Sep 07 2014 15:57 Phrase of the Week:
Sienna is at that phase where she learns a new word of phrase and uses it over and over. First it was "Where'd it go?", then it was "Me!" raising her hand up high.
Now she says, "I did it!" It's just "did it!" and it's so adorable to see that big proud smile on her face when she buckles her own seatbelt, or cleans something up.
Mon Sep 08 2014 21:26 Monday:
We had a busy day today. I made some peanut butter chocolate chip muffins last night so Dalton would have a happy breakfast to see him off to school. I set my alarm for 6:30 because I started working again today. Hopefully just half an hour or so a day. I read scriptures and washed my face while the computer turned on. Then I did 20 minutes of work and had plenty of time to get ready, get Maggie and Sienna ready, and play with the girls for a while.
Sienna and I played at the park for a few minutes with a friend after dropping Maggie off. Then we went to Walmart and Costco, and even delivered some groceries to a friend before picking Dalton up. After lunch, Sienna took a nap and a friend came over to be babysat/play with Dalton. The boys played very well together until we went to get Maggie. Maggie did some homework and we sat around playing until time for dinner - ward FHE in the park. I finished the tutu for Sienna's Halloween costume, and refereed fights.
FHE at the park was great. We had some good food and talked with friends and Sienna ran wild. Then we came home and got kids in bed. I'm going to bed early so I can keep up my work-before-the-kids-get-up routine.
Tue Sep 16 2014 06:43 Date Night:
John and I went on a date on Saturday night. My babysitter went to BYU, so we're going to the opposite end of the spectrum with an almost-13 year old who lives nearby.
We missed some of our pre-planned, pre-paid dates from the summer, so I took the money from two of the months and we did the activity for the other month - Cheesecake Factory, and picking out an anniversary gift for each other at Target with $5 gift cards. John bought me some delicious fancy chocolate, and I got him a pair of snazzy socks for work.
All this took much less time than anticipated, so we went to the pool and put our feet in the kiddie pool and just talked.
Sat Sep 27 2014 12:33 Marvelous Margaret:
Maggie brought home an award from school. They do four awards monthly, and this is the third year in a row (which is all of them, if you're keeping track) that she's gotten one the first month. (First Grade, Kindergarten)
The award was for Showing Respect and Responsibility and the teacher commented: Maggie I love the wonderful example you set for the class by being a great listener. You make our class a better place to learn.
Mon Sep 29 2014 21:48 Pumpkin Spiced Love:
Yesterday I went to four different stores looking for pumpkin spice m and ms that. John saw at Target and wanted for his primary lesson. I eventually found them at Target, in a box labelled "exclusively at Target." D'oh!
Not sure why I went all crazy finding the m and ms but I remembered that John's love language is Acts of Service so hopefully he appreciated it! Then he told me he forgot to give me one of my birthday presents, a giant box of See's candy. True love.
Mon Sep 29 2014 21:49 New Phrase:
Sienna has started saying "okay". It's adorable ("ah-tay") AND she is constantly agreeing with me! Awesome.
Mon Sep 29 2014 21:49 Buzz:
The other day I happened to walk by and be the first person on Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters as it opened for the day. You'd think it'd be easier to hit the targets when you can actually see which dot is yours (being the only one). It wasn't.
Blogged from Buzz Lightyear, since my kiddos are taking up the guns.
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