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Before I forget, I wanted to write down about Corey’s 1st week of school. 
He had a few preconceived ideas about school. He looked out of the window the first morning, asking when the school bus was coming. I had to tell him I was going to drive him everyday. I felt him relax a little. As we were running out the door, he got confused again and asked where his lunch box was! I said I will be picking him up before lunch so he won’t need to eat there. He then smiled at me! I dropped him off and they had a routine down: put your bag on the hook, put a sticker on your folder, wash hands and find an activity to play with until circle time. I left him in someone else’s care, that was not a member of our family, for the first time ever. I held all of my emotions in then and when I got home while I stared at the clock. Lily helped a whole lot. We went to go pick him up at 11 and he had the biggest smile. He had a lot of fun. He told me his cousins, Kaitlyn and Luke, were not there. He was pretty confused about that but he understands now that they go to a different school
The second day was really difficult. He didn’t want to get up for school and he cried while I got him ready. He was so sad when I dropped him off. He kept saying he didn’t want to go to school. I was sad he felt this way. He did his routine of book bag, folder and hand washing. He was holding back tears when I let go of his hand and his teacher, Ms. Robin, guided him to a table for activity time. He gave me a slow, small wave as Ms. Robin gave him a hug. I left with a lump in my throat. I couldn’t wait to get back to pick him up. When I did, he came out with a big ol’ smile on his face. His teacher said he did great. I was relieved. We left as two little boys shouted, “Bye Corey!” to him. 
Day three was quite different than the last two days. He was pretty hard to wake up but when he was fully awake, he was excited about school. He ate a bowl and a half of cereal. He was really happy but had a small hiccup when I took him out of his car seat. He was sad again and said he didn’t want to go in. I took him in without a fight. We did the routine and sat down with a boy who was doing a puzzle. I dumped one out for him and he started putting it back together. He didn’t even look up to tell me bye! I was back to get him right on time & when he saw me, he gave me the biggest hug. I got the two kids in the car and he proceeded to tell me, as excitedly as possible, that he loved school and that he was going to go back and he liked his teacher, Ms. Robin. He kept saying, “YESSSS, YESSS YESSS! I LOVE SCHOOL!”. It was a great end to the first week. & with all the art projects, I am starting a binder for all of his preschool masterpieces! 
In 10 hours, he will be starting his 2nd week. Hope we do as good as Friday!
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Before I forget, I wanted to write down about Corey’s 1st week of school.

He had a few preconceived ideas about school. He looked out of the window the first morning, asking when the school bus was coming. I had to tell him I was going to drive him everyday. I felt him relax a little. As we were running out the door, he got confused again and asked where his lunch box was! I said I will be picking him up before lunch so he won’t need to eat there. He then smiled at me! I dropped him off and they had a routine down: put your bag on the hook, put a sticker on your folder, wash hands and find an activity to play with until circle time. I left him in someone else’s care, that was not a member of our family, for the first time ever. I held all of my emotions in then and when I got home while I stared at the clock. Lily helped a whole lot. We went to go pick him up at 11 and he had the biggest smile. He had a lot of fun. He told me his cousins, Kaitlyn and Luke, were not there. He was pretty confused about that but he understands now that they go to a different school

The second day was really difficult. He didn’t want to get up for school and he cried while I got him ready. He was so sad when I dropped him off. He kept saying he didn’t want to go to school. I was sad he felt this way. He did his routine of book bag, folder and hand washing. He was holding back tears when I let go of his hand and his teacher, Ms. Robin, guided him to a table for activity time. He gave me a slow, small wave as Ms. Robin gave him a hug. I left with a lump in my throat. I couldn’t wait to get back to pick him up. When I did, he came out with a big ol’ smile on his face. His teacher said he did great. I was relieved. We left as two little boys shouted, “Bye Corey!” to him.

Day three was quite different than the last two days. He was pretty hard to wake up but when he was fully awake, he was excited about school. He ate a bowl and a half of cereal. He was really happy but had a small hiccup when I took him out of his car seat. He was sad again and said he didn’t want to go in. I took him in without a fight. We did the routine and sat down with a boy who was doing a puzzle. I dumped one out for him and he started putting it back together. He didn’t even look up to tell me bye! I was back to get him right on time & when he saw me, he gave me the biggest hug. I got the two kids in the car and he proceeded to tell me, as excitedly as possible, that he loved school and that he was going to go back and he liked his teacher, Ms. Robin. He kept saying, “YESSSS, YESSS YESSS! I LOVE SCHOOL!”. It was a great end to the first week. & with all the art projects, I am starting a binder for all of his preschool masterpieces!

In 10 hours, he will be starting his 2nd week. Hope we do as good as Friday!

My big girl at 10 months old.She is still 15.8lbs. She had her first double ear infection this month. She likes all things chocolate and hates broccoli. She eats everything in sight but yet she still has no teeth…zero, none…zilch…nada! She still nurses like a champ and we have no plans to stop anytime soon. She loves to be read to and sang to and she loves taking walks with Daddy and Corey. She likes being outside and she is starting not to like her bows, flowers and headbands. I am still very adamant about keeping them on her head, though. I love dressing her up really girly but I also loves that she likes playing cars with her brother! She has a princess way about her with her temper tantrums and her charm but I would not change this little girl!
I would have liked to have started these entries months ago to go with every month for her but I do have stuff written down that I will keep for her and her scrapbook. I am thankful that I have technology that lets me document my kid’s lives!
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My big girl at 10 months old.She is still 15.8lbs. She had her first double ear infection this month. She likes all things chocolate and hates broccoli. She eats everything in sight but yet she still has no teeth…zero, none…zilch…nada! She still nurses like a champ and we have no plans to stop anytime soon. She loves to be read to and sang to and she loves taking walks with Daddy and Corey. She likes being outside and she is starting not to like her bows, flowers and headbands. I am still very adamant about keeping them on her head, though. I love dressing her up really girly but I also loves that she likes playing cars with her brother! She has a princess way about her with her temper tantrums and her charm but I would not change this little girl!
I would have liked to have started these entries months ago to go with every month for her but I do have stuff written down that I will keep for her and her scrapbook. I am thankful that I have technology that lets me document my kid’s lives!
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My big girl at 10 months old.She is still 15.8lbs. She had her first double ear infection this month. She likes all things chocolate and hates broccoli. She eats everything in sight but yet she still has no teeth…zero, none…zilch…nada! She still nurses like a champ and we have no plans to stop anytime soon. She loves to be read to and sang to and she loves taking walks with Daddy and Corey. She likes being outside and she is starting not to like her bows, flowers and headbands. I am still very adamant about keeping them on her head, though. I love dressing her up really girly but I also loves that she likes playing cars with her brother! She has a princess way about her with her temper tantrums and her charm but I would not change this little girl!


I would have liked to have started these entries months ago to go with every month for her but I do have stuff written down that I will keep for her and her scrapbook. I am thankful that I have technology that lets me document my kid’s lives!

P!nk - Give Me A Reason


It’s rare when I like a song so much that i download it, youtube it, listen to it over and over but this song is one that has gotten to me. It is so profound and I just love the piano and beat to it. Not to mention, the lyrics are genius. I love the message, “We aren’t broken, just bent and we can learn to love again.” A line to live by…don’t give up:)

An open letter to my grandpa

Dear Grandpa,

It’s been ten years since you have passed. 10 very fast years where everything has changed only because we have gotten older. I have been married for going on 7 years now. You would have liked him. He is quiet and likes to be alone most times, somewhat like you. And speaks his mind a lot, like you. We have 2 very rambunctious kids that you would have loved! You liked all kids and especially loved your grandchildren. You’ve only got to meet one of your great grandchildren but now you have 8 and 2 more on the way. You would have loved Corey! He reminds me of Chacho a lot. And Lily of course, is the princess. You would have threw her in the air and yelled, “My beeebeeeey!” I think about you all the time. I think about you every time someone mentions the Cubs, when I see my grandma and when I see the family get together. I miss you so much. It’s been 10 years today and I can’t believe how fast it’s gone by.

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