Monday, August 25, 2008

Hannah is surving First Grade!

Hannah made it through her first week as a first grader! She is in Miss Christensen's Class at Fox Hollow. When I asked Hannah what she thought about her teacher her reply was, "well, she is skinner than I expected." She really likes her teacher and has met some new kids in her class. She still has a hard time remembering what she did while she was gone all day. Paul asks Hannah at dinner every day what she did. The things she always remembers is lunch and resecess.

The first week of school has been a bit challenging for Hannah. She has been given a fun opportunity to participate in the Oklahoma play, but the rehearsals have gone til eleven or eleven thirty. Once we get home and get makeup cleaned up it is close to midnight before she gets to sleep. Lucky for both of us she goes to school on the late scheduale. On Friday she woke up at 8:45. This just so happens to be the very same time the bus comes. I decided it just isn't that big of a deal to take her school, so the quickly got ready and had some breakfast. She made it to school without being too crabby. The late nights have made Hannah and myself a little cranky, but it's not something we do all the time. This new week we will be performing rather than rehearsals and luckily we should be getting home earlier! Hannah has done a great job going to school and being involved in the play.
Hannah is a fun girl that loves people. She is making lots of friends at school. This morning was a little difficult to go off to school. She wanted to stay home and play with Connor and Bonnie. I'm grateful that even with the chance to have so many other friends she still longs for time to spend with her brother and sister.

Friday, August 15, 2008

I am so excited to announce the Oklahoma presentation! This is going to be a great show, you don't want to miss it! Opening night is Sat Aug 23rd the show runs every night except Sunday until Sept 1st. Tickets can be purchased at Thanksgiving Point the prices are $15 at the door $12 in advance or if you get a group of six or more the tickets are $10. Bring your family and friends it will be a great night out.

I have had so much fun dancing! It has been a few years since I've had the opportunity to perform in front of an audience. I am so excited to be on the stage. Keep your eyes open for my little Hannah. They needed some kids, so she got the chance to participate also. I feel really lucky to have the opportunity to do something that I love and have my girl so excited to be apart of it also!

Thursday, August 7, 2008

Just Keep swimming

Some times I feel like that little fish on Nemo only my song is a little different: Just keep cleaning just keep cleaning! Laundry, Cleaning, Cooking these three simple things could keep me busy all day every day and guess what none of them ever stay done! I believe that one reason the job as the housekeeper stay out home Mom can get so frustrating is the simple fact that even when you accomplish something such as ALL the laundry is done: washed folded and put away. By the time you go to bed there is more to do and usually the task doesn't stay done for that long. I have been making an effort to enjoy the everyday stuff, and what I have come to realize is: as I have made special time for my children and husband all of a sudden I have begun to really enjoy them. The challenge comes when I have a very difficult time being happy when I feel like my house is falling apart! I am constantly trying to find a balance. I've wanted to keep up with all my families fun summer activities through blog. I had this illusion that it would be easier than scrap booking, but I just keep getting behind. The goal for me is to remind myself that I don't have to keep up with other people. I am not the mother that got Hannah's birthday pictures up on the blog the day of her birthday, but hey she did get a birthday and at some point those pi cutes just my appear on this blog! Today has really been a good day! I have accomplished cleaning all three bathrooms, the kitchen, the kids bedroom (the kids think they cleaned it. They were good helpers!), and all most my craft room. For now I feel good about the accomplishments of today and tomorrow I will start all over again!