Monday, October 4, 2010

Maddie's First Day of Montessori

Well, if there was any doubt before, here's solid proof. My little baby is growing up. Maddie had her first day at Willowbrook Montessori  Preschool. Of course, we took about a million pictures from her eating breakfast to afterward when she proudly showed off her name tag. She's had her unsure moments but she's doing very well. (Standby for gloating) Her teacher even said that she is the most well adjusted girl. Mike and I both shed tears on that first day. I'm sure they won't be the last as the milestones just keep flying at us.  

Sunday, September 5, 2010

....because it makes me laugh so hard.


Kaden and Audrina - 7 Months
Sisters <3
You're reading my blog. You know what's funny? It'd be an effing miracle if I could remember what font I use and what size from one time to the next. I usually just type it out and then change it when I preview it and it doesn't match. Awesome.
Maddie is starting Montessori on Tuesday. 3 hours, 3 times a week. I think she'll love it. I know that there will be a BIG period of adjustment for her. But once she gets the routine down, I think she'll do well. Mike wasn't impressed with their orientation presentation (mostly because they didn't indicate in any way not to bring the children and we went with Madina). We'll see. I'll judge based on how Maddie feels about going, not on her algebra skills or her ability to solve word problems. Tying her shoe lace by the end of the year would be a bonus!
Summer is over and thoughts of returning to work are swirling in my head. I'm actually looking forward to it. I find, like with most periods in my life right now, I want to fast forward and just be in that place where we have a routine going. Kids at daycare, home with Mike on the weekends, me calling home from work to check on them all even though I know everything is ok. I have no patience for the 'getting there' period. 
I turned 32 this summer but still feel 26. I always say that 26 was the last year that I stopped looking back at the prior year and doing a facepalm at the person that I was. But for the first time in my life, I feel old. Not cool. Hopefully, I'll find my my 30's. Ew.
We're quite settled in and loving our home. We've had lots of guests come thru in the past little while and we have a big bash planned in October. Still haven't quite got my groove as far as cleaning and when I do what and how it gets done but I don't care. I'm just enjoying all of the blessings around me and soaking up every moment. Maddie is a constant reminder of how quickly time flies by. I'm gonna hit pause as often as I can.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Just needed to log in quickly so I can start and share a running list of the fun and strange things we have discovered in our new house. Talk about things that make you go hmmmmmm.

1) Kaden's bedroom has a knob that locks. It was their office. The painter just found a key for it on the door frame.

2) On the frame of my bedroom door she found a tiny screwdriver, which I think Mike found about 2 others in various places.

3) A looooong cotton swab like the ones we use in the hospital for sample taking was found on the door frame of the ensuite bathroom. A very tall person with giant ears perhaps??

4) A weird metal pipe on top of all the cabinets and extra shelving for the cabinets. Wouldn't you put them 10 ft in the air where no one would ever think to look for extra shelving???

Monday, August 9, 2010

Just a couple pics of those smiles I love so much!!!

I have actual time on my hands!!!!

So, why not blog??? Maddie is at daycare which would have crushed me last week but this week, I'm seeing the beauty of it. I love love LOVE my baby girl but time away is good for both of us ;) I got to spend the morning drinking HOT coffee and playing with the twins. They are both down for a nap so now I can spend some time doing Dunia stuff. We are living out of my bedroom again today. The painters started on Friday which left our house looking like a construction zone all weekend. The house is starting to feel like home and it's so nice to be able to put our personal touch on it. The more things around me come together, the more I am humbled by all the wonderful gifts I've been given. Wonderful husband and partner, beautiful, healthy children and now this amazing house where we can grow. 
I was watching 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding' for the first time since the twins were born last night. I can't help but feel like that movie is the story of my life and I can't believe how much that life has changed. I just hope that as they grow, I can instill in my children the belief that anything is possible, even complete and utter happiness. 

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Note to Maddie, Audrina and Kaden

I was just thinking about the way a smile spreads across your faces when you first see me in the morning. I don't know what it is that makes you smile, but I hope you look at me like that forever. Mommy loves you.