Thursday, August 27, 2009

Nothing Much to Say

I've been in a bit of a blogging funk lately...there just hasn't been much going on that seemed blog-worthy! Kennedy just finished her second week of preschool, and still loves it...especially now that they started doing crafts this week. That is what she was looking forward to most. Her teachers told me she is very shy, and rarely talks, although she did share the things she brought in her "All About Me Bag" with her class, which I wasn't real sure she would do. She doesn't tell us a whole lot about her day, unless we specifically ask, although today she got in the car and told me a boy pooped his pants. I'm so glad she remembered to tell me that one! Ansley and I are enjoying our one-on-one time. I'm not sure what Kennedy thinks that we do while she is gone, but today when I told her that I took Ansley to the library for storytime, she seemed very hurt, got teary-eyed and said "Are you going to take me to storytime for 4 year olds sometime?" I promised I would sometime and then changed the subject. I'm hoping the teariness just came from the fact she got to bed a little late last night, and she's got a bit of a cough/sore throat and I'm not sure she's feeling 100%.

Kennedy has also started asking me to play "school" with her. That's one thing I'm pretty good at! I've been "playing school" probably since I was about 5! She has a small chalkboard/easel that we use, but soon enough I'll have to bring out the five-foot tall chalkboard/easel that my dad made for me one year for Christmas. It got many, many years of use from me, and I am looking forward to my girls using it to play school too! However, I did forget one part of school I do not like--fundraising! In her four days of preschool, she has already come home with two different fundraisers! Are you kidding me??? I wasn't expecting that so soon!

In other news, Ansley has recently begun asking to sit on the potty. She doesn't do anything while she's there but sit and grin at us, but she's showing interest. Not that I am expecting anything from it though this early! With all the trouble with had potty-training Kennedy (mostly thanks to the fact that she had a new baby sister!) I am not quite ready to start that again!

Here are a couple of pictures of the girls having fun with my computer the other day.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


Kennedy is home and had an awesome time! She said it was so much fun and her favorite part was recess (go figure!). She was a little bummed they didn't do a craft today and she didn't play with the dress up clothes, but I explained she will have many more days of preschool to do those things. I asked her if she learned any of the other kid's names, and all she could remember were two boys--Logan and Ethan--should I be worried? Ansley ran up and hugged her as she came out the door and has been pretty much attached to her side ever since. In fact, here's what I just caught them doing as I was typing this:

Let's hope for many more great days of preschoool! I also think Ansley will soon catch on to the idea of having mommy all to herself...I know I look forward to a little one-on-one time with her!

Original Post:

Today was the big day! Kennedy started preschool! She is going on Tuesday and Thursday mornings, and it is at the school that she will be attending next year for Kindergarten. Originally we were going to skip the whole preschool idea, but Kindergarten here is full-day and I can't imagine her going from no routine/structure to a full day of school next year! I think the socialization will be good for her too. Hopefully she make some friends that will be in Kindergarten with her next year. There is a Pre-K class that we could have sent her to, but it was a 5-day program, and I wasn't ready for that yet! So her class is with 3 and 4 year-olds, and is pretty basic (playtime, snacktime, recess--all the important things!) She has been SO excited about it though and last night was just plain giddy talking about it. I let her pick what she should eat for breakfast today, and she asked for a pink and purple donut (she's my daughter!), and luckily Walmart provided. I explained it was a special first day of school breakfast, and that she would not get to eat donuts very often before school! She also picked out a new outfit at Target last week for today, and then Nana sent some new clothes and goodies for her as well.

I figured today would be an easy day, as far as the drop-off went. I knew she was so excited, and she basically pushed us out the door after we got there. I'm hoping it stays that easy, but I think it will probably depend on how today goes and if it's all that she expected. Ansley was quite distraught as we were leaving Kennedy, saying "no no no no no" over and over. Since we've been home she keeps saying "K-K?" which is how she says Kennedy. I'll ask "where is Kennedy"? and she'll say "I no know". Here are a few pictures of our morning. I'll have to update later to let you know how her day went!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Cousin Time!

Wow! What a fun two weeks it has been! My sister Stacy and her two kiddos Sidney and Caleb flew into St. Louis two weeks ago and the girls and I drove up with them to Peoria. Betsy was also there, and we spent a week at my mom and Dave's house. Then we drove back to St. Louis, and Betsy stayed for a few days, and Stacy and the kids stayed almost another week, until today. We definitely learned that having a 4 year old, an almost 4 year old, an almost 2 year old, and an 18 month old makes for some crazy, loud times! Although Sidney and Kennedy started out the two weeks telling each other they were the other one's most favorite cousin in the whole wide world, I think they were both ready to have a break from each other. Kennedy loves to be bossy, Sidney loves to push Kennedy's buttons, and both like to make each other cry. The two toddlers picked up some bad habits from the older ones...Ansley loves telling people "NO!" now. They also learned that sharing is not fun either. But overall, we had a great time and are looking forward to spending a week at a Dude Ranch with them at the end of September. I never have my camera on me, but I did get some pictures of the kids on my computer.

Yes, my daughter is picking her nose in this picture

The "princesses" enjoying their Leapsters...and getting along at the moment

The two "little" ones--although I'm not sure Caleb qualifies in that category--he weighs only 2/10 of a pound less than than Kennedy and Sidney

Hugging? Or maybe wrestling?

Can you see what Caleb is doing to Ansley in this picture--he is going through a hitting phase right now--fortunately it didn't phase Ansley!

Isn't he cute???

The three girls