Wednesday, August 24, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Then, he ate a HUGE breakfast...sausage, mini muffins, eggs, strawberries, bananas and milk.
Time to get dressed and put on his shoes.
Then, it was FINALLY time to put on that super cool Star Wars backpack!
And we're off!!
Here is the big kindergartner outside his school. Look at that game face!!
Here he is with Mommy...who is amazingly NOT crying like a baby. :)
On the way in to school, we got distracted with the swings. :)
Here is the door to his classroom!
And let me tell you, that kid was not worried or nervous a bit his first day of school! I, on the other hand, was a wreck! (Okay, not a WRECK, but I DID feel like my little baby was growing up a little too quickly for my liking. :) ) So, this is me outside the school after he went in to class.
Thursday, August 18, 2011
Today was Taiger's first day of KINDERGARTEN in America (he went to kindergarten in China, but was still too young to go in America until this year.)
Last night, I took him out on the swing and trimmed his hair. (I trim it outside because cutting hair inside makes SUCH a MESS! ...and we like the idea of the birds using his hair clippings to make their nests. :) )
Then, he coloured a Star Wars BACKPACK NAME LABLE .
He HAD to try on the backpack with the new lable before bed!
Then, he hit the hay for some good sleep before his BIG DAY!
Want to hear how his FIRST DAY of SCHOOL went? Check back tomorrow! :)
Click HERE for a smile! :)
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Things have been a teeny-weeny bit busy (in other words, TOTALLY AND COMPLETELY insane and out of control busy!) I never knew what madness went in to "school starting". I mean, I registered Taiger for kindergarten in JUNE, so then I just show up with him the first day, pat his head and nudge him into class, right? WRONG! That's not it at ALL! No, you have popsicle meet-your-teacher parties (which I LOOOVED and thought was a fantastic idea). Then, you have the OTHER registration day (what did I do in June??!??!) where you have to fill out P-I-L-E-S of paperwork on the most INTENSE coloured paper...magenta, fascia, tangerine (what happened to the primary colours?...and is Taiger supposed to know THOSE before his first day of school? And can I raise my hand at registration and ask what colour "magenta" is? YIKES!). Then, you take your child around the school and give them a tour (in other words, get lost dragging your child around empty hallways looking for the south-by-southwest door on the starboard side of the school to find the playground closest to Area A, whatever THAT means!) (All the while trying to look like the perfect mother, and trying to keep the other REAL perfect mothers from hearing when your child asks, "What's the next letter in my name again?" GOSH! We have been practicing this for a YEAR, and you choose NOW in front of the boy in the white polo shirt and khakis and his apron-wearing mother to forget?! SHEESH!) When you find the playground closest to Area A, you take your child outside to show them their new playground where all of the running and fun and socializing will happen...and you get locked out because "These Doors To Remain Locked as a Measure of Safety to Our Students In Compliance with Amendment 23589302348y756328234837 of the Something Law", so you have to run around the entire school to get back to where you parked the car, and now you are five minuets LATE to work.
THAT is how life is right now.
Not to mention the school shopping. Oh, the school shopping. And I don't mean, "Find a new pair of pants" (that was the easy part!). I mean, "Your new kindergartner will need 3 and a half bottles of four point two ounce ELMER'S school glue". Good luck.
On top of that, I was teaching my FREE TAVACI CLINIC for the past three days. At nine in the morning. (Yes, that meant we had to be to OTHER REGISTRATION at 8:00am. Taiger and I never even KNEW that "8:00" came twice a day!! Amazing! We are learning so much from this school experience already.)
Okay, but in spite of all the craziness, we have had a great week AND I got batteries for my camera. :) So, here are a few things that made me smile this week. Enjoy!
Friday, August 12, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Wednesday, August 10, 2011
So, here are some things that made me smile, to catch up to today...without pictures.
*On Sunday, my Mom told me about this conversation:
NaiNai to WW: WW, don't eat your booger!
Taiger: Oh, don't worry NaiNai. He wasn't. He was just wiping it on his tooth.
*On Monday, I left for work...still wearing my slippers. (Luckily, I noticed I was wearing slippers before I got too far.)
*Tuesday, we had to get out of the house! So, I took T school shopping. Although it kinda made me want to cry because I had to look "my-baby's-growing-up" in the face, it made me smile when I bought him the same kind of elmer's glue sticks ("goes on purple, dries clear") that I had as a kid. I was suddenly 8 years old again, in my classroom in Washington. I miss that happy time. :)
And that brings us to today. Several things have already made me smile today! My favourite moments, though, are those spent doing yoga with Taiger. We LOVE doing yoga together. (I have even put it in to our daily schedule for fall!) OH! And we sat on NaiNai's bed talking this morning, and that made me smile, too... a lot. :)
What about you? What has made you smile over the past few days?
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
The Very Merry Un-Birthday Boy!!
Taiger watches, totally entertained (as any little boy would be!), as his buddy stuffs his mouth full of rice crispy treat and tries to chew!
Taiger is ready to take on some bad guys, while t-ball teammate "C" hides his watermelon behind his back for the picture....Sorry, C, we aren't fooled! The watermelon juice dripping down your mouth...and chin...and chest...is a giveaway!!
Monday, August 8, 2011
So, for my "Smile A Day" for Friday, I am posting the poster from the movie we watched. Not because the movie particularly made me happy, but because through that experience I learned something new about joy and peace and happiness, and THAT made me smile. :)
Friday, August 5, 2011
On Wednesday, I saw T's "shield" outside, obviously on it's way to the garbage. I HAD to snap a picture! We made these shields earlier this year (yes, I made one, too) (and we made swords, too...) and the picture T drew on his was so cute, I LOVED it! So, here his his shield. The picture is of a man fighting a dragon. SO creative! It made me smile to see it again and remember the fun we had making them and fighting with them.
The next picture is one my sister snapped of me while playing with her puppy. Now, ANYONE who knows me even AT ALL knows my hatred for dogs. I HATE THEM. HATE. I know, everyone says, "Hate is a strong word"....well, then it is perfect, because I have some very strong feelings about dogs!
I wouldn't say he "stole my heart", but I will say I tolerated him, and thought he was cute and fun (for someone else!). And Taiger absolutely LOOOOOVED the little fluff ball. So that melted my heart. :) I did like the little critter. He was so playful and also so snugly! Aw, cute. ;)
Tuesday, August 2, 2011
"You can call me Aunt B. if you want! That is what my nieces and nephews call me."
She wasn't satisfied. I wondered what was coming.
My heart breaks and bleeds with His goodness, His love, His mercy.
"If that feels most comfortable to you, then you can call me mommy."
Monday, August 1, 2011
So, what made me smile today?
Not the park.
Nope, not the trees.
Okay, fine...you can't see it in this picture, but it is raining!
I was so thrilled when I woke up to the sound of pouring rain. I knew then and there it would be a fantastic day. :)