Tuesday, August 30, 2011


   Last week I had my first day back at school. My students did great! I only had one little boy cry, and it only lasted about 3 minutes before he was up playing with friends and exploring his classroom. It is going to be a great year. I seem to have very supportive parents and I hope that they continue to be supportive throughout the year.
   Benjamin had his first day at real "school". He is Going to Brighten Academy. He seemed to have a good first day of school. I didn't cry, except when I though about him eating his lunch they provide for him at his little lunch table...for some reason that image made me sad. He is growing up!!! He is only going one day a week, for a half day, right now. We want him to go two days, but they are full. Hopefully something opens up so that he can go two days a week. So far I am very happy with the program and I hope that Benjamin will enjoy his time there.
   Sullivan had his first bowl of rice cereal. We are giving him one bowl in the morning when he first wakes up. Does he like it...well he eats the whole bowl, but he makes funny faces...so I am not sure! I would think if he really didn't like it he wouldn't eat it. Sully is such a joy and is so stinkin' cute. I love just watching him! He also now will scoot himself from one corner of the blanket to another. It takes him a long time, but he definitely scoots!
    And the last first will be happening Thursday....my first "real" surgery...Oh joy...I am having my gall bladder removed, then I am having my FIRST hamburger (in 3 weeks)...lol! A little nervous about surgery, but overall I am just glad to have this situation taken care of!

                                     (Ben got in my make up)

                        (sully's first bite)

              (1st day)
(He didn't want his pic taken...Good luck Miss Breezy)

Monday, August 15, 2011


Already I have fallen behind on my blogging....it has been much harder trying to blog everyday than I thought it would be! We have of course been busy over here, when are we not busy with a two year old and a 4 month old....but we have been trying to squeeze a lot of activities into our last week of summer before I go back to work. Last weekend I took the boys to the coast with the in-laws. Benjamin was testing me the WHOLE trip, luckily Sully was an angel...but we had a great time overall! Benjamin has started hitting....I honestly do not think he does it to hurt people, but he does it when he gets excited or when he just takes rough housing too far. (I know I sound like every parent...) We have been working with him and we go through several time outs a day because of it. Any other suggestions or did your 2 year old go through this??? After that weekend we spent the week hanging with daddy and going to the park, running errands and playing in the pool!
Sully is now 4 months old. Really, my newborn is not a newborn....I really can't believe it. Before we know it we will be feeding him solid food, he will be crawling...then he will turn 1!!!!!!!!!! That is just not cool...time needs to stop! But for now he is....
-Playing with his toys
-Sitting in his bumbo
-Interacting with Benjamin
-Belly laughing
-Turning onto his side, but not rolling over
-While on his tummy he can scoot himself
-Eating every 3 hours
-Just started waking up 2 times during the night to eat again...not okay!!!
-Wearing 9 month clothing
-Weighs 18.2 lbs.
-Is 25 1/4 in. in length
-And of course becoming more handsome every day!
OH I ALMOST FORGOT!!!! Derek and I celebrated our 7 year anniversary on August 8th! We went out to dinner the Thursday before...Lauren and Alex babysat the kiddos and did a great job. Derek and I went to Tahoe Joes and then to a movies. We had a wonderful time reconnecting. Oh, and Derek got me the MOST BEAUTIFUL flowers I have ever seen...seriosuly! On slightly less positive news...I have to have my Gall Bladder removed....which stinks, but I am glad I will never have another attack from Gallstones....those things hurt crazy bad. I would rather give birth 1,000 times over again...and I have given birth to a 9 pounder...ha. I will have it removed on September 1st...which isn't ideal timing since I am a teacher and school will only have been in session for 1 1/2 weeks...but it is necessary!

             7 Years!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011


  This week has gone by quickly! On Monday we went to the beach for the day. SO much fun! Benjamin was scared of the beach at first...it took him about 20 minutes to stop freaking out at the waves ,which we were not even close to, but once we put up the tent and started playing in the sand he started to warm up. Sully was such a happy camper out on the beach. He didn't fuss once all day. That baby LOVES to be outside. Actually, both of my boys would much rather be outside then inside. Ben begs us to play outside, we almost always let him, if weather permits! Benjamin enjoyed building sand castles, looking for rocks, looking for seashells, snacking on junk food (who doesn't eat Pringles while at the beach?!?!) and playing with his dry erase board. Sully enjoyed sleeping and looking at the waves while sitting in his bumbo! Benjamin never made it down to the water, but he did get close! We are going back to the beach for the weekend with Derek's family and I am hoping that he is a little more adventurous...and I think he will be since his cousins will be with him! On the way home Benjamin was a tired boy and slept for maybe 30 minutes and he woke up in pain because I think his foot fell asleep...so I pretty much spent the whole ride home holding his hand from the front seat and singing him songs, which was actually really cute and fun! I live for days like that and I am lucky that I have days like that a lot! My boys are so precious and I just love them so much!!! How Derek and I ended up with such wonderful and ADORABLE children is a mystery to me!!!