Thursday, September 25, 2008

Top 3 for the Day

Today was interesting to say the least. Three things on my mental list to blog about.

We were running late this morning and I forgot to pack Lucas's lunch the night before like I usually do. I always put a note in Lucas's lunch box and he loves it and it makes me feel good too. Today on the way to school I realized in my morning rush that I forgot to put the note in! I was so sad! I told Lucas I was sorry I forgot the note and he was all,"No big deal Mom. I already know what you're going to say anyway!" This is not the first time Lucas has said this about me. Joe says it's because I'm predictable. I say it's because I am consistent. It's not the same thing!

Emma made up this song during lunch today that was so cute, or at least I thought so. I have to add that it was of course sung at the top of her lungs repeated several times in a way only a four year old can. It was basically the B-I-N-G-O song but with the names of our family inserted with something about each person. It went a little something like this:

There was a dad that goes to work and daddy is his name-O D-A-D-D-Y, D-A-D-D-Y, D-A-D-D-Y, and Daddy was his name-O. There was a boy who likes to go to school and Lucas was his name-O L-U-C-A-S, etc... There was a baby who was so cute and Molly was her name-O M-O-L-L-Y, etc... There was a mom who likes to play make-up with Emma and Mommy is her name-O M-O-M-M-Y, etc... (this one cracked me up!) There was a girl who likes to play pets and ponies and Emma is her name-O (now stretching to make the 4 letters of her name fit the 5 letter pattern ) E-M _ M-A, E-M_M-A , etc...

She can be so cute and so funny, which is good because she can make me so incredibly frustrated the very next minute. Leading us to the 3rd thing...

I was feeding William (the baby I watch during the week) It was supposed to be "quiet time", but to Emma it meant "mom's too busy with the baby let me go play with stuff I shouldn't time". She came down the hallway with marker all over her leg. I was interrogating her trying to find out what exactly she'd been up to. I told her to go get the lid. A few minutes later she appears with a lid covered in glue. "The lid fell in the glue. It was already open," she claims. Glue in my room, on my bed, on my carpet, in one of my, shoes!!!!! I wanted to kill her. Tried to think of the worst punishment for Emma who basically responds to no forms of punishment. Then I remember her ice cream from lunch that I promised she could have after quiet time. I ate it and right in front of her too. I know, I'm so mean, but it felt good. This is not her first inappropriate spontaneous "craft" project recently. Oh Emma! What am I going to do with you???

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Red Day

Hey everybody! It's RED DAY at the ELC!!! Some boy at our house is very excited about this fact. Can you guess who? Let's just say when Lucas does something he does it all the way. To support Lucas in his effort we are also having red day at the McGuire house. So put on your red and be happy! Hooray for the color red!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Emma, what more can I say...

This is Emma today after we got home from school. She put on her hat and my sunglasses, looked at her reflection in something in the kitchen and proclaimed, "WOW! I look just like a rock star! Cool, huh?" Then she gave me her best rock star poses. I just can't decide which face I like better. What do you think? Oh, how I love my Emma, a girl after my own heart!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Quotable quotes

Thursday while Joe was still out of town I wore one of his long sleeve t-shirts and this is what the kids had to say about that:

Lucas: "Hey! That's not your shirt it's Daddy's. Why are you wearing that?"

Before I could even answer Emma did.

Emma: "Mommy really misses Daddy. Don't you know he had to sleep in a hotel last night and Mommy had to sleep all by herself!"

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Birthdays, School and Goodbyes

A lot has happened in the last two weeks so time to play catch up.

Labor Day weekend/Emma's 4th birthday party
Most of my family made it up to Wisconsin for Emma's birthday party thanks to it being a holiday weekend and all. This year Emma had a big party at the zoo with all her friends and family. Emma loves animals and the zoo is free, so bonus there. We saw all the animals and rode the carousel and the zoo train. Then we had a little picnic at the park just outside the zoo and the kids and adults too all had a great time. I really can't believe that Emma is 4 years old. How is it possible that I have a 5 year old in kindergarten and now a 4 year old too!?! Emma is growing more beautiful everyday and more stubborn and independent too. What a combination! She is trying to adjust to a new life without Lucas now that he's in school all day. We are all still struggling to find our niche. Emma is such a sweet girl who loves going to her sunbeam class, playing with her friends and being both a big sister and a little sister and she is always up for anything girly, Daddy's little princess for sure. Emma is now taking another dance class that she just started this week at the local dance studio and loving every minute of it. We love you Emma and we are glad that you are a part of our family. Our lives would not be complete with out you!


So the Tuesday following labor day was Lucas's first day of kindergarten. Happy/sad day all in one. He was so ready and so excited and still hasn't looked back. He loves his teacher and his school. He was even so lucky as to have a friend end up in his class. Not someone we really knew but a boy he had played with when Emma was taking tap in the spring. This boy, Jonas, had a sister in the class after Emma. Anyway the 2 were happy to have found each other. Lucas is thriving as usual and most days he comes home in a great mood so happy to be reunited with his sisters who give him a glorious welcome home everyday. I am handling it better than I expected being the crier that I am. I got most of my crying out the night before sobbing to Joe about how this was the beginning of the end. My baby was going to school then it was just a matter of time before he graduated, went on a mission, then to college met some girl from some other state and moved far away, all because of the first day of kindergarten. I know it's ridiculous but this was really what I was thinking. It was only made worse by the fact the Joe has been out of town for 2 weeks leaving me to mourn the loss of my only son alone!!! Not entirely true, but still. I did have Cindy and Lindsey to keep me occupied the first week of school, but this past week I have been all alone. We did have a really great visit with Cindy and we were all so sad to see her leave, especially Emma. Emma and Lindsey were best friends all week and had so much fun together. It was nice to be reminded how great it is to be near family. We've only been gone a little over a year but it feels way longer. It was great to have family here for a whole week!
So Lucas and Emma are growing up so fast and Molly is right behind them it's fun and exciting, but kind of sad too. It's definitely time for another one...we'll keep you posted :)