Tuesday, September 25, 2007

So bittersweet.....

Miss Maeve has done an excellent job adjusting to preschool. She hasn't cried yet. She loves it and talks nonstop about it. Well today, she came home singing a song that Kyra learned while she was there during her first year. I recognized it right away. She is ADORABLE singing that song. I need to capture her singing it on video because she's so darn cute!

I've been having some really tough moments lately. Depression is something that I might just have to deal with for the rest of my life. But I have been very proactive about it and know what things to do to get myself out of a rut. Plus, I realize that my hormones are still adjusting, so I just wait for the "icky" moments to pass. Keeping busy really helps.

Lately though, I get really down when I think of Maeve growing up. See with Kyra, I knew that I would have another child and I knew that I'd get to experience everything all over again. But now that Maeve is meeting her milestones and leaving the "babyness" behind, it's hit me really hard. I wonder if all moms go through this when they realize that they are done having kids. Maeve is my baby. But my baby is growing up. *sigh*


Sunday, September 23, 2007

What happens when lightning strikes an airplane?

I was clicking this and that on YouTube and found this video. Apparently, lightning strikes on airplanes are VERY common. Here's a link to a good explanation as to why it's nothing to be concerned about.

(You'll have to copy and paste the link in your browser)

Thursday, September 20, 2007

More updates.....

-School has gotten off to a great start this year! Kyra loves 1st grade. She's doing very well. I'll know more once I have a parent/teacher conference next week. I'm looking forward to hearing all about her progress so far. Her teacher is a sweetheart. Kyra is a lucky girl.

-Maeve LOVES school. I mean, LOVES it. I dropped her off on the first day and we've had NO TEARS so far. None at all. School is all she talks about and she's pretty disappointed that she doesn't get to go all of the time. Her school is just on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 till 2:00. Her teacher told me today that I never have to ask how Maeve is doing because every day is a good day for her! WOW! I would have never guessed that she would do so well. She loves playing with the toys, coloring, painting, playing on the playground, having snack, having lunch, and even taking a nap! She's always asleep when I pick her up. She sleeps from 12:40-2:00. So she has a good nap. I'm thrilled that she loves it so much.

-Starting tomorrow, I will be helping out in Kyra's school's library on Friday mornings. I'm a little nervous and excited at the same time. They have such a cute library at the downhill campus. I'll help out where I can!

-My sister is taking the girls for the weekend. I'm looking forward to it! I need a break! ;)

-Maeve is way into "pretending" right now. She pretends to read books. She loves to hold her dolls and carry them around like a little mama. Yesterday, she kept telling me, "Shhhhhh!" I asked her where she was taking her baby and she said, "To church!" LOL! She knows that we have to "shhhhhhh" in church! She's so funny these days.....and very smart.

-I've taken up running again (in addition to everything else that I do!) and I'm trying to run twice a week. Lately to combat the boredom, I've been going down to the hike and bike trail on Town Lake to run. I love it. I put Maeve in the jogger on Monday and took her along and she loved seeing all of the strollers and especially the dogs! There were dogs everywhere! I wish mine weren't so lazy. I'd take them too! I doubt that they could make it for 4.5 miles though!

-My gym classes are going great. My Flow class has really picked up again. I'm thrilled about that.

-Richard loves work and has had ample opportunities to work overtime lately. That's a good thing! :)

-I'm really ready for some fall weather. I can't believe that it's still 90+ degrees though! I'm waiting for that first crisp cool front!

***I think that's all for now. I must pack for the kiddos for the weekend! Woooohoooo!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

The guessing game....

So, who does Maeve look like? Honestly, I change my mind on a daily basis. Here is Maeve with my mother-in-law, Debbie. So, you decide. Do they look alike? BTW, Maeve's blue eyes are definitely a paternal trait. There are NO blue eyes on my side of the family!

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Another FNL moment.....

I've been to two high school football state championships and I can honestly say that this is how the players, coaches, and fans feel when they step into a stadium that is 10 times the size of their little high school football field. It's amazing. It really does give you that "kid in a candy store" feeling.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

We remember....

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Please take a moment today and remember those that lost their lives on this tragic day. Please pray for their families and all active military personnel. Also, pray for an end to this war. May peace one day fill our world....

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Well it's what I've been saying for years.....

First of all, I'm watching MTV. Yes, it's the ONE DAY out of the year that I'll watch it LIVE. The Video Music Awards are on.

It's kind of ironic really. They are called "Video Music Awards". Would someone please tell me when MTV actually plays videos? When can I watch the videos that were nominated? And NO, I don't want to watch online. I want to watch on MTV!

Big props to Justin Timberlake who I just heard say TWICE to "play more damn videos!" GO JT! I've been saying this for years! I'm sick of the reality crap!

Oh, and how bad was Britney's performance? Girl should just move to a remote island and disappear! She was beyond horrible! I don't feel sorry for her anymore because she's had every opportunity to redeem herself and she just keeps diggin' her grave.

I'd say that my teaching performance in my Body Step class today was 100x better than whatever that was! LOL!

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

My baby went to preschool today!

Here she is in all her glory! She didn't even shed a tear when I dropped her off. She walked right in and claimed a little ride-on car! LOL! I get to pick her up in an hour! I can't wait to hear how it was!
*sigh* She grew up way too fast for mommy!

Monday, September 03, 2007

Life's about taking risks.....right?

Well it was long overdue, but today I FINALLY got the nerve to go to the gym and take a Body Jam class. We launched the program last year and it's become very popular, but I never had the time to fit in a class (sounds crazy, I know) in my week. After today, I'll definitely have to do it at least once a week.


Now I don't know why I didn't take a class sooner!

Yes, you dance....A LOT. It's what the class is all about. But you also learn to dance your cares away and just let go. As in any class, there's always a deeper meaning behind "just physically being there".

I kept up pretty well. Heather said that you don't feel like you get a great workout the first few times because you're just trying to keep up.

But my sweaty body indicated that I worked pretty darn hard!

I worked areas that will probably be screaming at me tomorrow!

As for today, I realized that my hips can move! LOL! I've never felt so FREE! ;)