Wednesday, August 29, 2007

A Bunch of Stuff

I have not been to good posting, have I? I didn't realize it had been 2 weeks, but every time I thought about posting, I didn't have any time to post.

Kaytlynn had her actual birthday party. She had a Barbie party. The guests were my mom, Lisa, Scott, Jacob, Emily, Grace, Jeanne, G.G. and Nico Tamez, Anne, David and Gabriel Wisenbaker, Grandma and Grandpa Northrup and Todd, Delaney and me. Everyone had a good time. We played "Pin the Crown on Barbie", ring toss with a blow up castle, and just let the kids run around. We ate pizza and Kaytlynn had a HUGE barbie cake that she absolutely loved. I think her favorite part was us blowing up a hundred balloons and putting them in the dining room. She thought that was soooo cool! I was really sad on her real birthday, but her party was the Friday after her birthday and maybe it was because I was so busy or something, but it was a fun and happy day!

I started teacher in-service for the new school year the next week and this week has been the first week for the students to come. I have been EXHAUSTED!!!! It usually isn't this bad.

This weekend we are going north to Denton with some friends...Kim and Chris Gonzales. I teach with Kim at Cooper. WE are all going to go to Six Flags. If it doesn't rain, of course! It will be good getting to see my mom!

I have not been thinking about it much, but next week Kaytlynn starts Kindergarten. It makes me awfully sad, even though I know that I should be happy. I think she is going to do really well. She likes to learn and is usually a pleaser. I sure hope it is easy enough for her. She has only been around things that make her feel successful, so I hope that doesn't change at school. I also wonder how Delaney is going to do at Carmen's without her big sister. She can be so insecure at times. I have been trying to play up the good points of being all by herself with Carmen and she seems okay with it, but I can tell she doesn't get it.

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

K-A-Y-T-L-Y-N-N and Zerburts!

Kaytlynn learned to spell her name out loud this week. I dedided to teach Kaytlynn to spell her name, so she would know it before school started. She learned it in about 2 days. She says it really fast. I didn't tell Todd what I was doing and he came home from work the 2nd day and I said...Kaytlynn, How do you spell your name, thinking that she would blow Todd's socks off when he heard her spell it. Well, I can't remember exactly what she said, but it was like

"Z_R-I-D-Y-C-B-R" and she screamed it. The funny thing is she looked so proud till she reached like the last 2 letters and looked at me like she was completely confused...and then said...ummm"that's not right, huh?" I nearly died laughing!

I then said...what does your name start with...she said "K" and then said K-A-Y-T-L-Y-N-N! Todd was so surprised and she was so proud!

Delaney has learned to Zerburt (blow raspberries on your stomach) to tickle...she thinks she is so smart when she does it. I still think she likes to stick her tongue out in different directions and make you copy better though. Boy, Ive never seen a kid like their tongue more!

Kaytlynn is 5 and Graceful!

Kaytlynn turned 5 today. I've been dreading it for a couple of months now, and it is just as sad to me today as I thought it would be. She asked me almost the minute that she opened her eyes this morning if it was her birthday! I sang Happy Birthday to You all day to her...except when I was supposed to say her name...I would say a silly name instead Happy Birthday Ms. Magilicuddy....Happy Birthday Shing a Ling a Ding Dong....Happy Birthday Stinky Cheese Man...and she would laugh so hard...saying THAT'S NOT MY NAME...I'M KAYTLYNN NAFWUP!!!! Nafwup is how she pronounces it. The only names acceptable to her in the song were My Tinkerbell (her nickname) and Kaytlynn.

We went to my school today. I worked in the library getting ready for school to start. The girls watched Dora DVDs and colored and cut construction paper. My Assistant Principal Mr. Green had his little girl Kayla come play for a while, and Ms. Uhlig's daughter, Skyler, played as well, so the girls had fun. I also met my new AP...her name is Jaunee Perry. She seemed nice...and knowledgeable.

When we were getting ready to leave the school to go home, Todd and I talked to each other on the phone to plan the evening. Todd wanted to know if Kaytlynn wanted Pizza for dinner...when I asked her, she said, "no, just cake". I of course added, we have to eat dinner before we eat she said...we can all have some yogurt, and then eat cake. So that is what we had for dinner. Yogurt and Cake! Todd went to order Kaytlynn's real birthday cake for her party on Sat. I am so excited because it is going to be a Barbie Doll cake. Where the cake is actually Barbie's dress! Kaytlynn is going to FLIP when she sees it.

We gave her a Wii game (Happy Feet)tonight, but she really wasn't that interested. Her new thing is drawing pictures with a pencil and lined paper, and hanging the finished product by a fancy sticker on a door...any door. They are ALL over the house. She also likes to make crowns out of paper and does a pretty darn good job of it, if I do say so myself. No one taught her how...don't even know where she came up with the idea. I think she is going to be a really creative thinker.

Lastly...!!! She came prancing into the living room tonight...literally prancing, with a coy smile on her face. She said "now that I am five, I can be graceful...and then curtsied!!! it was so freakin' cute!!!! I laughed and agreed...she just giggled and pranced around a little more...sort of hopping on her tippie toes!

Saturday, August 4, 2007

15 Year Reunion

I had my 15 year pre-reunion last night and I am so glad that I went. It was so fun seeing everyone. Almost everyone are mommies and daddies now. It surprised me that the women didn't seem to look that different, but the guys had gotten so much taller and had much broader shoulders and facial hair...that you would know you knew them, but couldn't put a name to the face. There were like 80 people there which is HUGE considering how small my class of 1992 was. I got home at 3:00am and that was hard...its been a LONG time since I have been out like that.

I was not able to show Todd off to everyone because he had to take the girls to a birthday party...he was probably thankful! but I was a little sad that everyone didn't get to see my wonderful guy.