Monday, May 23, 2011

Crazy hair day

This week is the last week of preschool.  Lauren’s preschool follows the local school district calendar.  They have a daily summer camp to keep the kids busy until school starts up again.  We haven’t signed Lauren up for summer camp, because we are hoping to use the monthly preschool payment towards some speech therapy.  Even though she has made some great strides with her speech in preschool, there are just some letters she is having real difficulty pronouncing and she gets really frustrated when she’s not understood.   I don’t want her starting kindergarten next year dealing with that frustration. 

Today was crazy hair day at school and luckily it’s my regular day off work so I was able to get her ready for the day.  Daddy is NOT good with the hair clips or barrettes, so typically during the day Lauren doesn’t sport any hair accessories.  We just decided today to go crazy with little tiny pigtails and she seemed happy with it. 

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Monday, May 9, 2011

The past week…

Last week was Teacher’s Appreciation Week, so we made some chocolate covered strawberries for Lauren’s pre-school teachers.  If you need ideas for next year, make note of this one because the teachers loved them. 

Teacher Appreciation

On Saturday we went to a 4th birthday party at a place called Toy Town.  It’s an indoor place with a bunch of little play houses…grocery store, pizza shop, fire station, etc.  The kids had a ball…



Lauren loved gassing her car up at the auto shop…


By the way, keep an eye on the Tarjay dollar section for these cute bags.  I love to give gifts in these reusable little bags…


First swim of the season at my brother’s place.  Lauren had tons of fun with her cousins and uncle in the hot-tub.  It was a little too cold in the pool still, but that won’t last long. 


I found Lauren with my camera the other day and this turned up on my card.  Hey, at least she takes a good pic even though the subject matter is kind of iffy…


Sunday, May 8, 2011

For those still waiting…

I would like to acknowledge my friends who are still waiting for their children and going through yet another Mother’s Day with empty arms.  It’s so difficult to get through this day with just the dream of what’s to come.  It feels like there’s a big empty spot in your heart and a lump in your throat as you watch friends and family with children enjoying the day.  My heart goes out to you all and I’m thinking of you today.  Believe me when I say that the waiting makes it all the more sweeter when your day finally comes, and it WILL come!   

For those of you lucky enough to have your sweeties at home, Happy Mother’s Day to you! 

When I woke up today I was greeted  by my sweetie with a great big smile on her face wishing me Happy Mother’s Day.  She just melts my heart.  She gave me this adorable bookmark she make in preschool…


along with a card and framed picture of the two of us.  The frame was painted and decorated at school.  I thanked her and held her tight thinking of just how lucky I am. 

Joe also gave me this beautiful necklace and I LOVE it!