Thursday, August 24, 2006
So, Anna is really liking school. She did great the first week, but we are still struggling to get into a good routine. She wakes up around 7, but she plops in front of the TV to watch cartoons, and doesn't really want to start getting ready. So, by 7:45 I'm rushing to get Tommy AND Anna ready to walk out the door by 8. We live really close to the school, but we have to leave before 8:10, to get her to school before the 8:20 bell sounds. (we walk) When she gets home from school, she is REALLY grumpy! She will take orders from no one! She's just so tired of following instructions all day that when she gets home, she just wants to relax. So, now she comes home, and has to go straight to her room, or the office, to play alone, until she can handle following orders. That has been working best for all of us. She gets the alone time she desperately needs, and we don't have to hear her screaming at us.
Monday, August 14, 2006
Today is Anna's first day of school! It took her a long time to get to sleep last night, so I was worried that she would be sleepy and grumpy this morning, but she woke up with a smile on her face, and was excited to go to school. She was ready in 15 minutes! That includes breakfast and brushing her teeth! We walked to school, which is only 1/2 a mile away, and got there about 10 minutes later. (Tommy is a slow walker, and likes to take detours.) Anna was great. She went straight to her classroom, found her seat, and started on her first assignment of the day, which was to draw a picture of herself, or someone she knows, and put her name on it. Tommy was a pain, though. He threw himself on the ground and screamed and cried because he couldn't play with the stuff in Anna's classroom, and he REALLY wanted to go to the playground. I didn't get to say good-bye to Anna because of Tommy, but she had given me about a million hugs and kisses before we left for school, and while we were walking to school! I did okay, too. I didn't have time to cry because I was dealing with Tommy. I am a little worried about Anna and how her first day will go, and if she misses me. We'll see when I pick her up at 3:20.
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Monday, August 07, 2006
Anna's birthday party went really well! Anna invited 9 girls, but I had 7 of them RSVP, and only 5 of them showed up! It was nice to have a small party, though. These girls are quite loud and VERY silly, so it seemed like there was more than 6 of them! Mandie was so great to come and help; I don't know if I could have done it without her! We had finger foods for lunch: chicken nuggets, apple slices, and carrot sticks, and we didn't have a cake, instead we had cupcakes. The girls loved the food, and it was easy for me to clean up! The jewlery boxes were a bigger hit than the jewlery, I think, but we all had a great time!
(Don't you just love Anna's super-cheesy smile?)
Friday, August 04, 2006
Yeah! Today is Anna's birthday! Too bad she has Strep! Yep, that's right, Tommy gave Anna an early birthday present! I checked her temperature yesterday morning and she was fine, but after lunch she suddenly had a fever of more than 101 degrees. I got an appointment with my favorite doctor just an hour later, and it makes a HUGE difference! She still has a fever this morning, but hopefully it will break soon, so she can enjoy her birthday. Tomorrow is her party and she is so excited! I hope it all turns out well!
Wednesday, August 02, 2006
Well, it's official. Tommy has Strep for the third time this year. He also has an awful cold to go on top of that! That is why he was so grumpy on Sunday. He had no symptoms whatsoever, just a cough and sneezing, which indicated that he has a yucky cold, but he was SUPER cranky, so I took him to the doctor. (FYI-NEVER go to Dr. Stanton in Plano! He's awful!) There are 5 doctors in the office that I take Tommy to, and his regular doctor wasn't there this morning, so I took the first available appointment and it was with Dr. Stanton. He did a Strep culture just because it's policy when there is a little redness on the throat, and it was positive. Yuck. I will disinfecting my house for the millionth time tomorrow!
So, Danny and I were worried about Anna's Kindergarden Pre-Screen because they were going to ask about tying shoes, upper and lower case letters of the alphabet, and recognizing numbers. As it turns out, they didn't ask about tying shoes, and Anna did really good with her counting and letter identifying! Her teacher is really nice, and said that Anna will not be starting out behind the rest of her classmates. She is one of the youngest in the entire Kindergarden, though. There is only one other kid who has a birthday in August. Anna is really excited about school starting, and thought it was neat that her school teacher looks a lot like her Primary teacher!