Friday, September 28, 2007

1st month of school - Gone!

I cannot believe I haven't written but once all month. Things have been quite hectic here as I'm sure those of you involved in your kids' sports well know. I'm actually out of my mind crazy!!

We've been doing two soccer schedules each Saturday. We've been fortunate (or unfortunate - depending on how you look at it) that the kids' schedules have overlapped the past few weeks and we've been off the fields by 10:30 each Saturday morning. The fields that they're playing on are somewhat next to one another so I'm able to straddle the two fields and watch both kids play at the same time. Not too shabby, huh? Sadly enough, I have no pictures to post. I haven't taken my camera once yet. Its too crazy trying to make sure that no one is getting hurt at either game. But this weekend will be different. Twinkletoes is playing one of the later games and DinoBoy is playing at 8:30. We won't leave the field until around noon, but at least the snack bar will be open to appease the one who isn't playing at any particular time. I will bring my camera this weekend and hopefully will have lots of pictures to show off soon.

The kids are loving school!! Dino Boy gets homework every night and Twinkletoes complains every night that she has no homework. She doesn't realize that she's actually getting off good at this point but I'm going to start making up work for her so that she has something to do instead of looking over DinoBoy's shoulder and giving him all of his answers. I've been told that is because she is a girl. A few of the other mom's of Kindergarten girls I've spoken to recently have told me that their girls are the same way - even if they don't have older siblings doing homework ... odd. But - good enough. Maybe she'll be the next president of the United States. Only time will tell.

What else? oh yeah. I'm pregnant. Again. At this point, its still early and I'm as sick as a dog. I'm about 10ish weeks now. Estimated time of arrival of this one - mid to late April of 2008. All would be good if I could just shake this yukky feeling. And, because I'm so sick feeling but not physically sick I've been eating a boatload and am gaining weight. Dr. C. is going to have a fit when he sees me next week for our second appointment. Whatever. It'll be a long few months. And, I haven't told the kids yet. Too afraid of a miscarriage - since we've been down that road before, I'd rather just not tell them until later. This way I don' t have to explain all of that not so fun stuff to them. Know what I mean? So if you see the kids, mum's the word!

Have to run. Sorry for not keeping up to date more frequently. Things are just NUTS - what can I say? :-)

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Mid-September Already?

Wow - time has flown. It was just yesterday (it seems) that we were waving goodbye to the schoolbus - with both Twinkletoes and DinoBoy on board! Twinkletoes even pushed her brother out of the way so that she could board the bus first. They sat together - very cute. Very good of DinoBoy to sit with his sister instead of his friend from down the street. There are pictures - they're going to have to come later because I have no idea where they are - other than on Snapfish. :0)
Twinkletoes loves every minute of kindergarten and thinks it is just so cool to go to school! She is disappointed because she hasn't had any homework yet and her brother has had homework every night since the second day of school. Now that is a lot of homework already for a first grader! DinoBoy also likes school so far this year. He enjoys having his lunch in the cafeteria with his friends. He was so excited and told us how loud it is in the cafeteria when all those kids are in there!
This weekend, the husband and I are heading to my cousin's wedding in York, PA. Should be a good time. My MIL is coming over for the night Saturday to "watch" the kids and the dogs. This will be the first time she's sat for us since ..... infancy? And, hopefully, the dogs will be okay and won't knock her down. She'll have a full day on Saturday - soccer in the morning, a birthday party for one of our nephews in the afternoon and maybe she'll take them to Sunday school the next morning. Only time will tell.
I'm still doing two jobs at work. Not very effective at this point on either one. i feel like something is always getting pushed aside to do something "more important". But - interviews have been done to fill my old position and hopefully we'll have someone in place shortly. Then I have to train too. Yikes. By the end of the year, I should be caught up -- one can only hope!
Have a great day! I know I'll be taking a walk at lunchtime to enjoy the nice fall day!