|Monday, August 13th, 2012|
Eve started the 1st grade today. I left with an unsettled feeling. I wasn't sure what to do because last time the teacher talked to us... This time the teacher talked to us too but for a short period of time and last time I was more vocal. This time I couldn't speak.
Last time she had free lunch, I hope she gets free lunch this time. I asked the teacher about it and I thought she would have pulled out a list but she didn't. Hmmmm. I think i heard somewhere that they get free lunch for the first week of school. Anyways, I did pack a lunch.
I'm also concerned that they put her in a 1st/2nd grade class. We saw her Kindergarden teacher and she didn't even say hi to me she just spoke to Eve. Acknowledge me!!!!! Anyways, she said it was because Eve was one of her smart kids but.... I think it's because they just combined the classroom. Im concerned Eve might get distracted cause she's one of those easily distracted kids. I don't want her to think it's to hard and not wanna learn and get frustrated. We will see. Current Mood: discontent
|Wednesday, August 1st, 2012|
My two babies
Eve, 6 and a half. Bella 10 months.
At Morgan Park about a month ago.
|Thursday, April 14th, 2011|
I dont know how many times i had to stop doing my business in the bathroom because Eve had to go pee. Its frustrating.
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|Wednesday, October 29th, 2008|
This was sent to me in an email. Thought I would pass along the info, especially with Halloween coming up:
Important information I thought I should pass on to anyone who has kids that may come in contact with Halloween candy. This is true I checked it our here: http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/corpaffr/recarapp/2008/20081008e.shtml
HALLOWEEN CANDY RECALLED
Sherwood brand Pirate's Gold Milk Chocolate coins are being recalled due to the fact that they contain Melamine, the ingredient in milk product that has caused many infant deaths in china. These candies are sold at Costco, as well as many bulk and dollar stores. please make sure to check your children's Halloween candy and DO NOT LET THEM EAT THE PIRATE COINS (you know the ones wrapped in the shiny gold foil) and please let other parents know about this!
|Wednesday, October 8th, 2008|
I figured I would post it too..*smile*
1) Your name and age - Amanda and I am 22
2) Date you gave birth - March 22, 2005
3) Name of the baby - Sandia Jade, and Sean Alexander
4)Did you know the sex before the birth? - I did, I actually didn't want to know, and the lady doing my ultrasound told me, I was mad at first but it worked out.
5)Are you married, single, or partnered? - Partnered
6) What did you love the most about being pregnant? - everything, I loved it. I felt great, I was just so so happy when I found out I was pregnatnt, my doctor's told me I wasn't going to be able to have children when I was 15. So I was just so happy
7) What are/were you most frightened of? - because I twins, they they usually come early, I was worried about some of the things that could happen with premature babies. I was so scared that my babies were going to be sick.
8)What milestones has your little one reached? - Well my two are potty trained! yey! And we have learned our ABC's, and can count to 20.
9) Any new babies since your 2005 baby was born? - Nope, I am pretty busy with the two I have right now, but hopefully I will be able to have a couple more. I do think the next one though I am going to try and adopt.
10) Any new & exciting events in the past 3 years? - Everyday with my two is new and exciting, Everyday they are learning something new, and getting into something. I can't say that anything is more exciting then being a mom. Current Mood: cheerful
|Wednesday, September 24th, 2008|
I bought 2 of these at the 99 cent store...
I just went to partycity.com just to see if the thing that I was bidding on ON ebay was on there and I saw this....and then I saw the price.
I guess I got a bargain lol!
For those of you that don't know. I'm having a little Halloween thing for my daughter and her cousins after they are done trick or treating. I started early....2 weeks ago. As soon as the stuff went up at the 99 cent store I was there cause we all know when it hits closer and closer to Halloween that place and most places are a mess.
I had posted something yesterday about free invitations that you print out and I printed all my Halloween cards on this site www.123printcards.com.
Right now I'm searching for a site where I can print out red eyes cause I'm doing a whole decore in my house where I'm covering up regular pictures with spooky pictures and figurines with red eyes....stuff like that. I dont want to make it look to spooky....fun spooky for the kids. ;) Does anyone have any ideas?? I'm doing the bathroom too.
|Tuesday, September 23rd, 2008|
Hey Moms here's a website where you can make your own invitations and print them for free..
VaL Current Mood: accomplished
|Monday, September 15th, 2008|
I am throwing a birthday party at a park for my son this weekend. He will be three.
as time goes by i have more and more RSVP's and more kids coming who i need to entertain. some are older, some younger.
What should i do to entertain them? are loot bags worth it? it looks like just a bunch of crap to me that half of them will forget to bring home. what about food & snack ideas?
Is the play structure going to be enough to keep them busy? i was thinking maybe some bubbles, or water balloons, squirt guns...
|Sunday, August 31st, 2008|
Projects Projects Projects
The other day I ordered my Mom a catalog from Oriental Trading (www.orientaltrading.com). They have tons of projects ready to make. Most can make up to twelve. Check it out:
There's different catagories not just Halloween.
Anyways, I went to Michaels Craft store and I found some projects but nothing like this and they were more expensive and everything was separated. Just thought you guys would like to know. ;) Current Mood: creative
|Thursday, August 28th, 2008|
Up date on my two
So a update on my two. They turned 3 on March 22nd. I am staying home with them at the moment. I love it. We spend our days going to the park, and doing art projects. Its good fun. We have learned our ABC's and can count to 15.
All of you wonderful mommy's out there, what do you do with your children? Mine love to color and stuff, but I am trying to find new projects to do with them. I want to keep them learning as much as possable. So if any of you guys have any ideas I would love to hear them.. *smile* Thanks.
Okay so here is one of Sandia. This one was taken a few months ago. She was baby A.
This one is Sandia again taken a couple days ago. They are getting so big.
This one is Sean, taken a few months ago too. This is baby B
This is sean again taken a couple days ago.
Current Mood: awake
|Wednesday, August 27th, 2008|
Here's an update of my daughter Eve. She'll be 3 on December 9th
This picture was take like a few months ago.
How are everyone else's kids doing? Have you hade anymore since 2005?
VaLerie Current Mood: crazy
|Sunday, September 30th, 2007|
Free chance to give to charity...PLEASE READ.
If this isn't allowed, please delete, but I thought this was an EXCELLENT opportunity that is FREE to us.
Six Apart is doing a really good thing right now. You can Support the DonorsChoose charity with A $30 gift certificate from Six Apart.
Click on this link for instructions:http://community.livejournal.com/lj_biz/242903.html?style=mine
DonorsChoose is an organization that is devoted to helping out school kids with various projects that need funding. You can actually choose which project you would like to fund. I don't know why Six Apart has decided to bury useful news like this in lj_biz instead of news, but I suppose they have their reasons. I wouldn't have even known about the project if it hadn't been for a poster in one of my communities.
Please consider doing something for the kids. Send an email to email@example.com and you will receive a $30 gift certificate via e-mail that you can use to fund a project on DonorsChoose. The project I chose was a teacher trying to raise funds for a class felt board -- you can search by locale, subject and many other variables. It's a really good feeling to know that you've done something to potentially broaden a child's horizons. The Six Apart gift certificates end at 5pm Pacific on Monday, so it's important to take advantage of this offer as quickly as possible.
ETA: I have already done it myself, so they are actually sending the gift codes out! It took them awhile to get the code to me, but it did arrive!
*Some text borrowed from original poster to speed in getting the word out.
*Crossposted all over the place
|Tuesday, June 12th, 2007|
I was watching Supernanny last night and Jo was trying to make the mother see that spanking her child should not be an option, instead they were trying to make the girl stand in the corner (or time out or whatever). Every time the mom would put her there, she would run away and have to be taken back. They did this for THREE HOURS until the little girl finally stayed.
I've seen this pattern several times on the show and supposedly it only takes a few times like this for the child to learn and start cooperating. Here's my problem: from what I've seen, most of the moms on this show are stay at home moms, and even though I'm sure there are other things they would like to be doing during that time, what about us working moms that do NOT have 2 or three hours to spare when our child is throwing a fit?? What happens when that fit is happening as we're headed out the door to someplace we NEED to be?
I'm not trying to judge Supernanny or SAHM's, I'm just asking for any suggestions or alternatives. Shelby WILL NOT sit in time out. I tried putting her in her crib for a while, but now she can climb out of it and I took it down before she fell and cracked her head open. If I try to hold her for a time out she fights and kicks and it's horrible. What do I do?? (Shelby's 2 by the way, and most of her tantrums happen when she is overly tired or missed her nap - not an excuse, just a fact.)
X-posted to several places.
|Wednesday, May 16th, 2007|
1) Your name and age: Jennifer age 22
2) Date you gave birth: May 1, 2005
3) Name of the baby: Evan Joseph
4)Did you know the sex before the birth? I did
5)Are you married, single, or partnered? Married, was engaged while pregnant.
6) What did you love the most about being pregnant? Honestly nothing, it was my first child so everything seemed weird.
7) What are/were you most frightened of? I was afraid of something being wrong with him. Especially since I had a horrible pregnancy being on bedrest fo 20 weeks until he came 5 weeks early.
8)What milestones has your little one reached? He just turned two. And becoming a BIG brother!
|Wednesday, March 28th, 2007|
1) Your name and age: Tabi, 22
2) Date you gave birth: January 31 2005
3) Name of the baby: Nikko (boy)
4)Did you know the sex before the birth? Yes
5)Are you married, single, or partnered? Married
6) What did you love the most about being pregnant? Feeling my little guy move inside me!!
7) What are/were you most frightened of? messing him up
8)What milestones has your little one reached? Being two!! LOL Not a stage I'm loving!!
|Monday, March 26th, 2007|
I desperately need some advice
Shelby is a good child. She's smart and funny and sweet and compassionate and generous and a joy every day. But she's two and she has her moments and can throw a helacious fit when she's tired, but the one thing she does that I can't seem to get a handle on is run away from me. She thinks it's a game. If you chase her or yell for her to stop she laughs and goes faster.
Twice on Saturday she ran away from me in stores and I had to chase her down. Then once yesterday she tried to take off in Wal-Mart's parking lot while I was putting our bags in the truck. Every time I tell her that she can't run away from Mommy, that she's going to get hurt and it scares Mommy.
Then yesterday afternoon we were getting ready to go to Shannon and Marys and she had my keys and was pretending to unlock the passenger side door of the truck and in the blink of an eye she took off to run around to the other door (which was on the street side). I bolted after her and THANK GOD she stayed right up against the side of the truck, because if I had been a second or two slower or she had gone a foot and a half in the other direction, she would have gotten hit by a car.
I grabbed her up and spanked her bottom (which I never do) and was yelling at her. I immediately put her in the car seat and started fastening her seat belt. She was screaming and crying, I was screaming and crying. I went around to get in the other side and had to stand there a minute to stop shaking and then I threw up.
Just like that she could have been gone. It still makes me sick to think about it. I couldn't sleep last night, I just kept waking up and looking at her, thinking if things had gone just a tiny bit the other way, she could dead now.
How do I get a handle on this? Does anyone have any suggestions?
|Thursday, January 11th, 2007|
I am in need of some travel tips for flying with an 18 month old. We are currently in the beginning phase of planning trip and I want to know if we should get a seat for him on the plane (I'm already leaning towards that b/c I can't see my son sitting on our lap the entire plane ride).
What are the essentials that I *have* to take with me? What things would I think I *have* to take but I can leave at home?
What I'm most concerned with is the time difference. We have not traveled with him before and dealt with a time change and with this trip will come a 3 hour time change. (3 hours behind EST) What can I do to get him adjusted to AZ time - what am I supposed to do? I really don't want to start our days on our trip at 2 or 3 am! Right now he's on a pretty good schedule so I'm concerned about completely jacking that up. (At this point, I think we'll be staying for 4 maybe 5 days - if that helps at all.)
Any suggestions???? I'm completely clueless here!!!
(I will probably x-post this!)