Tuesday, March 2, 2010

And Now, The Rest Of The Story

Our beautiful white snow storm ended up being a big slushy wash out by the end of the day. Poor Katie couldn't really enjoy it as well as the past snow showers because it was too wet. I think she stayed outside for maybe 30 minutes. Long enough to discover that this snow was way too wet to enjoy. The snow stopped falling by 12:30PM. We had quite a bit of snow to enjoy for a brief moment.

Debating if we should attempt to go to ballet class this afternoon, I went ahead and got ready for the day. You would be shocked if you saw me on a typical day. If I know I'm staying at home, I never put on make-up and I have my hair pulled back. My wardrobe is sweats and a t-shirt. It's a terrible visual, I know. Sorry! But I had to quickly change from sweats to blue jeans and sweatshirt. LOL! I don't know if that's much of a difference. I did have my make-up on before I left the house. Anywho, after seeing that the temperature was slowing going up and the snow was melting pretty good, we loaded up for ballet class. I probably would have played hooky, but it's very important that Katie make as many practices right now because they are getting ready for their recital in May.

Katie's ballet instructor, Mrs. Anna, is expecting her 4th child. Mrs. Anna is such a little bitty thing and the baby is all out front. I don't see how she can instruct these little 3 & 4 year old girls, in her current condition, but she does it. According to her daughter, Clara, she's not due until June and the recital is the last weekend in May. Shoo! One of the ladies asked Clara if her mom has a tendency to go into labor early. Hopefully, she'll make it just fine. Please pray for us.

Colton and I sit in the waiting room, while Katie goes into her ballet class. We sit in there with all the other moms and siblings for 45 minutes. That can be a lot of sitting for a little boy, so I either walk around the room with him or let him walk around the children's table. Well, today him walking around the table turned bad. He didn't have a good hold on the chair and when I noticed it tittering, I didn't make it in time to catch him. BOOM! Right on the head. Yep! He planted his face right on the floor. I think everyone in the building heard it. It was that loud. Poor baby! I felt so bad for him. Right away, a big ol' goose egg popped up along with the black, blue, purple color on his forehead. He's fine now. Like any paranoid mother, I made him stay awake for several hours.

Katie is excited because tomorrow, one of her ballet bubbies will be attending her school and of all things, she'll be in her classroom.  Michelle had her daughter enrolled this semester in the 3 year old class because her birthday is in the month of December.  Well, Michelle said that Mrs. Katie went on about how advanced she was because the child is in the beginning stage of reading.  So, she will move up into my Katie's class.  I had to pick my jaw up off the floor when Michelle told me that her little girl was very interested in reading, so she has been teaching her.  The child can read.  A 4 year old can read!  At that point, I felt like a terrible mother for not encouraging Katie enough to read.  She does good to match up the letters with the sounds.  I've tried to teach her small words, to memorize and that didn't go well at all.  She said "this is too boring!"  What can I say?  She's her mother's daughter.  Like me, I'll have to make reading fun and exciting before she gets on board.  Oh and here's a little tidbit.  Michelle and I went to the same school together.  She was a year older than me and like her daughter, very smart. 

Doug's work is officially on my bad side. As you know, Colton's birthday is March 27th. It just so happens to be on a Saturday this year, which is great for a party. Right? Whell, Doug informed me last night that there is no way he'll be able to attend his son's birthday party, even if I plan it in the month of April. He's plant will be shipping rockets all this month and the next. That just STINKS! I told Doug that I couldn't go out any further than April, so we'll just have to have the party without him. {sniff, sniff} Maybe it's just a mother/women thing, but you just can't miss your child's birthday and especially party. I would have had the party earlier than the 20th of March, but I won't get the party supplies in the mail until the 9th of March. If we had it on the 13th of March, people would be receiving their invite the same day as the party. Ugh! Oh well. Doug said he tried getting a weekend off, but he can't guarantee anything. Attention: Dairy Queen be prepared for a HUGE chicken tender order. Cause this momma isn't making a barnyard cake, turning her house into a farmhouse, hosting all the guests, organizing the evening and cooking dinner too. Nope, ain't gonna happen!


1 comment:

Laura said...

Great snow pics! Poor Colton!! His daddy BETTER be at his birthday party!! Gosh, I can't believe he's about to be a year old!! A friend just tweeted me that she was going to see a little boy that went to the church daycare with Alise right after I went back to work from maternity leave. Anyway, today is his birthday and he's 5!!! It hit me that I'm going to have a 5 year old in a few months! I can't believe it!!