Friday, May 09, 2008

We made it...It's FRIDAY!!!

Alright, let the records show...I am NOT nearly as happy about it being Friday as my post title makes me out to be.

Oh, I'm not sad or in a bad mood or anything. I simply can't believe that my 6 year old daughter won't be a kindergartner much longer. Exactly 2 weeks from day is the last day of school! Now that I look back, this school year has SPRINTED by. I am SO glad she had a great year and totally enjoyed each and EVERYthing about being in school. You have NO IDEA how easy that made my life. I feel so badly for those parents who have to fight with their kids each morning. Or listen to them cry or whine or complain about not wanting to go to school. I'm thrilled to say that I have quite the opposite to deal with :-). Jayla almost comes UNGLUED if she misses school. The only time she didn't put up a fuss was one of the 5 days I kept her home back in January due to her having high fevers. The girl was so drained of energy, she was glad to be home. Poor little thing.

Anyway, I guess I can say now, that we've successfully made it through the first year of elementary school. I am praying that the attitude Jayla has about school will stay with her throughout her educational career.

SO...what have you guys been up to lately? I feel so out of touch with everyone. I've been reading your blogs and leaving comments here and there. But still, I'm nowhere near caught up on everyone. I've missed you.

You'll be glad to know that the scrapbooks for Jayla's class are about 95% done! YIPPY!!! I'm having a few of the moms from Jayla's class come over next Friday to help with the remaining 5%. I must say, I'm very proud of how they've turned out. I really hope the kids and their parents enjoy them.

I'm also finding myself reading about/playing with/shopping for beads more often. I have really enjoyed wearing the 2 bracelets that I've made and I'm thinking about making more. Just what I need, another hobby with overwhelming supply & design choices. GREAT!!! I need a job :).

Welp, not much else going on at the moment. We've got a soccer tournament starting tomorrow for the U14 boys. The exciting part about this tournament is that it's being played at some fields that are about a mile away from us. YAY! Although I won't be able to get any "hotel bed jumping" pictures...HUMPH!!! Oh well, you can't have everything, lol.

Speaking of having bout a flower fix?

Sorry to overwhelm you. I just couldn't decide today. I think they're all pretty cool :-). Enjoy and have a wonderful weekend. And remember...Be Inspired...I am!

Oh, one more thing...what do ya'll think of my new banner?


Lynilu said...

I really like the banner! It is definitely YOU!

Regarding your thoughts of Jayla and school .... a note of melancholy is there, woven in the words. Yeah, I think that is pretty normal. When your last child begins school, I think it is a normal thing that you are nostalgic, acutely aware of the reality of growth and separation. You want to keep them where they are, yet seeing them mature is so very sweet. A hard balance, isn't it?

happy Mother's Day, Dear Dawn!

Babydoll said...

Funny how time flies right?? It seems just like yesterday that they were babies!! Thanks for the flower fix! ;o) Happy Mother's Day

Jude said...

Oh Dawn... we are right there with ya in two weeks. I will be a bawling mama that is for sure! How can our babies be this old??? I will surely be praying for you and thanking God that we both have kids that loves school, that is a blessing! Tell Jayla her NC um, what shall we call Lincoln, her cyber cousin? SInce I call you all Alden's cyber aunties, that is a good fit. LOL.Tell her that he is "graduating" that same day too!
And beads? We NEED to spend the weekend together sometime!! Seriously, maybe someday... I have missed you and have been thinking about you and praying for you!! :)

Monogram Queen said...

I LOVE your new look!

It is wonderful Jayla has that attitude about school. I hope Madison does too. Right now she's excited when she doesn't have to go and we don't have to go to work but it has nothing to do actually with "school". Oh, i'm confusing myself and i'm sure you too!

Brown English Muffin said...

I cannot wait to see those books!!! And I can't believe a year has past that quickly...did you come over here and wind up my clock and make it go faster or something!

Oh just so you know my little one is wearing the heck out of that jean have no idea how it came just on time for this inbetween weather!!! She'd JUST grown out of hers.