Tuesday, August 22, 2006

A few new things

1) Merci is officially a 1st grader, as of yesturday morning. This year Merci started a new school, (same school system as last year) but showed no signs of being nervous or scared. We did get to meet her teacher and visit her classroom last week, so I am sure that helped. Her new teacher seems 100% better than her teacher last year, I am hoping this makes a huge difference in her learning and behavior! I was really excited to find out her friend Clarissa (her grandparents live next door) is in her class, so that really helped also.

2) Donna is officially going back to school=) I have been in the process for sometime and finalized all the paperwork and finacial aid stuff today! Yay me. I just felt like I needed a change, a challange, something for ME, so I figured this would be the best investment for the future! I am still very much undecided about what I want to do, but I declared Radiography as my major, but I have been thinking about teaching also, and Sonography and Sociology also. I have NO idea, I will be praying for guiadance. I think I want to be a social worker, that was my major at BW, I might want to work with adoptions, but my dream job is to be a midwife. So as you can see I am lost, I have no clue..LOL!!

3) Did I mention that Ethan threw a big piece of poop at me the other day??
Ethan was in the bathtub and I was in the bathroom getting ready, I see something out of the corner of my eye, I look down and see a big piece of poop on the floor...EEWWW! I screamed and laughed so hard. Ethan just kept looking at me and saying "ewe mommy, peep." I was horrified, but it is definatly something that needs to go in his baby book, and something that I will never forget!

PS Spell check is not working again, and it did take me 2 times to pass the English placement test=)

Saturday, August 19, 2006

To Homeschool or NOT

I have a dilemma... Many of my friends and family are choosing to homeschool their kids. In all honesty I really think that I would enjoy it. As a kid I wanted to be a teacher and may even pursue that route for a future career (not sure yet). My problem is this: I really believe Merci and I would butt heads too much, Merci is a very independent child, Merci is very outgoing and loves to be around people. I think school is good for her. We have Merci in a very small carter school, which I feel very safe with. I am not sure I would be ok with a public school..in this area anyway. Private schools are way to expensive for our budget and I even think homeschooling would be a bit too expensive for us.
Don't get me wrong I really love the ideas and beliefs behind homeschooling, but in the same way I don't. I feel like because I am a Christian mom I have to conform to all the other Christian moms. I know no one expects that of me, but it is how I feel. Do you ever feel like that?
The reason for my rant is to get some people to let me know that it is ok for me to put my kids in school. I need to know that homeschool parents aren't superior to parents who put their kids in school. I have overheard so many homeschool parents talking to other homeschool moms and most of the time I feel like that IS the way they feel (that it's homeschool or nothing). I know that if I work hard enough I can raise a perfectly respectable child who loves the lord while attending a school.
This is definitely NOT to say that all homeschooler act like this, because I know plenty who don't. If Josh and I feel at anytime the Lord saying HOMESCHOOL we would. But here is another dilemma...What if I feel like I can homeschool Ethan in the future?? Is that horrible to homeschool one and not the other??

I know that some of you who read this were homeschooled, so who homeschool now, and some who have previously homeschooled..please give me your thoughts and insights. I would love to know. Tell your friend to read this post I really want LOTS of insight.

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Check them out

Go to Caleb's blog and check out some really cute pictures of my kiddos at their birthday party this past weekend!

Monday, August 14, 2006

I can't believe I am having this discussion

Today in the car Merci informed me that she believes in true love. There was a song on the radio about believing in love and she has recently watch the movie Aquamarine a few times.
Aquamarine is about a two teenage girls who find a mermaid in their pool after a big storm. Aquamarine comes to land to find out if there is a such thing as true love, becasue her father the king mermaid tells her there is no such thing as true love.

Merci also got a book for her birthday THE PRINCESS AND THE KISS.
I highly recommend it for anyone with a little girl.
Story about purity...A princess is given a magical present when she is born (a kiss), she searches and searches for someone special enough to give it to..she finally finds a peasant man who is wonderful and has saved his special magical present of his first kiss also..so cute!

Merci went on to talk about how Aquamarine's dad doesn't believe in true love, but how she believes in true love, and when you meet your true love then you can give away your kiss...she began to ask question and inform me of some things , "Mom what if I don't knwo my true love?" "Mom what if I don't know where my true love lives?"(Hilarious) "Mom I love my brother, maybe I will just marry him" and last but not least she informed me that she has already found her true love"Jonathan" and he loves her too!

Oh Boy! I am in for a long road!!

Thursday, August 10, 2006

My Baby

Today is Ethan's birthday. My mind cannot comprehend that he is 2 years old today. Where has time gone?? Seriously. I feel so old always saying this, but time is moving faster and faster everyday. Just yesterday I had this horrible little baby who cried 24 hours a day, he was really cute, and I was so excited to have a boy, but I didn't know if I could love him (he was really that bad!) I soon found many ways and reasons to love him.

Ethan Chase,
I first of all love your name! I love the way it sounds and the way is seems to fit together.
I love ALL the cute faces you make. I love your pointy eye teeth, and the way they stick out when you flash your handsome smile. I love the sophisticated way you wear your glasses. I love the way you will never admit that you have a dirty diaper, because you don't want to get changed. I love the way you sit on your potty, and when I tell you to put some "pee pee" in the potty you push your little wee wee down into the potty, like, see mom it is already in there. I love the way you cock your head when you are asking us a question. I love the way you touch my face when you have something important to say, it just melts my heart. I love the way you use your hands to say I don't know. I love the way you always have to have another of whatever I am giving you for your "sissy". I love the way you tell me "wook" when you are riding your bike, trying to let me know you will be going to work just like daddy! I love the way everything is mommy's, daddy's, or sissy's. I love your giggle, I love they way you kiss both of my cheeks. I love when you squeeze my face when you feel like passionately kissing me! I love EVERYTHING about you. You are already growing into such a caring, loving young man. I will continue to pray that you stay on God's path all of your life. I have this feeling you are going to be a powerful man of God. I pray that I would be able to be an great example and provider for you all the days of your life.
I love you so very much my baby boy!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Dinner with Jesus

Today I got a call to do a focus group. I love doing focus groups, it is so effortless and you get paid good money! I will be going to do a survey on beverages, for 2 hours, and will get paid $100!!

To qualify I had to answer this survey, and one of the questions was, f you could go out to dinner with one person, dead or alive, who would it be?? I answered God. And then she asked, what 3 questions would you ask?? UMMMMMMM......UMMMMM. I had no answers, I just made up 3 lame questions. What would I ask Him?? I think I would just be able to stare at Him, in His beauty and forget that I had any questions.

What would you ask Him??

When I got off the phone, I quickly remembered that I had been at Target this morning, drooling over these wicker ottomans, and benches that had storage inside
(I could hide the toy mess)!
I was thinking, I just wish that I could babysit or do something and get like $100, so I could buy one of these. I just hate spending money on stuff like this, it is just too expensive.

God heard my "wish" and supplied my answer.

Now I just have to decide if that is what I will spend the money on, because I could use so many more things......decisions, decisions=)