Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Posted by Nyla at 1:28 PM
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Posted by Nyla at 5:10 PM
I have decided that I am going to kick my Starbucks habit! I spend $5.60 there everyday...and think that is crazy. We need to tighten up our budget. This looks like the easiest (slight painful) way to do it. Not to mention my recent anger with their lack of customer service. (I did write to them on their site) So wish me luck! I really am going to do it!
I brewed my own coffee this am...very proud of myself! I will keep you updated on how I do! :)
Posted by Nyla at 6:53 AM
Monday, September 22, 2008
I picked him up at 11:05 and we headed down to the beach. We began to get settled into the beach atmosphere when my cell phone rang! It was one of the aids from school calling to tell me that she "thinks" Cutie is sick. So I ask if she has a fever (no) is throwing up (no)...and then ask to talk to her. She sounded a little sick...but I really wasn't sure. So, my friend kept Little Guy while I went back to the school to get Cutie. Once Cutie was in the car, I gave her some Motrin...and brought her to the beach. She was doing cartwheels and eating her lunch after 20 minutes of being there. She is fine now too!
I think we will have to try again next Monday...but maybe we will keep it a secret from the rest of the family! :)
Posted by Nyla at 5:44 PM
Thursday, September 18, 2008
Posted by Nyla at 1:52 PM
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Me: When I say Monk, who thinks they know what I am talking about?
Student: I know! They are men that only have hair on the sides and back of their head...and a lot of it, but they don't have any hair on the top of their heads!
I tried so hard not to chuckle! Let's be honest, when I think of monks, I think the same thing! Don't you? From the looks of this picture, I think my student is justified in his stereotype of monks!
Posted by Nyla at 1:19 PM
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Posted by Nyla at 4:27 PM
Monday, September 15, 2008
Yes, you read that right! I had a wonderful day today. I am feeling refreshed and ready for the week.
I am thankful for:
*the bible and quiet time with the Lord
*all 3 of my kids got everything ready this am without me nagging them! (Maybe they were tired of all my nagging last week?)
*rewarding my kids with no chores for the day since the am went so smoothly
*a NEW chiropractor. She is wonderful...I feel so much better (my right leg has been numb from the knee down since Friday.)(oh, and she doesn't feel the need to come back to her 3x a week for a month...only when I feel the need to come!)
*lunch with hubby and Little Guy OUTSIDE. I love being outside
*picking up my HAPPY children from school...they love their school
*no kids fighting at the grocery store or complaining.
*the anticipation of the pedicure I am going to go get after dinner tonight!
I hope your Monday is going well too!
Posted by Nyla at 4:18 PM
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Am I the only finding it hard to get everything done lately?
Work out in the am, get the kids dressed, off to school/work, run some errands, take the kids to the park, feed everyone dinner, back in the car for extra curricular activity, bathe everyone, put them in bed, pack everyone's lunch, prep more school work, hang with hubby, off to bed and repeat in the am. (Notice here that I did not even mention housework)
It must be because school has started and I am back to work (part time). I feel like I just can't keep up. In the past when I feel this way, I stop, and look at our calendar and begin to reevaluate our priorities. Okay, so being a freak of habit, I stopped and tried to figure out what I can let go of, in order to feel calm again. I couldn't find anything.
Don't get me wrong here, I enjoy...actually thrive on being busy. However, these past two weeks feels more than busy. I just can't seem to get a groove on. The kids have something every night except Friday...and Tiger just started football on Saturday mornings. The only days I am not running my children somewhere are Friday and Sunday. When I look at their schedule, I don't see anything to cut. I want them to continue in piano and gymnastics and now, football.(They all love it so much...I just couldn't take it away from them!) So I guess I need to do a better job of organizing everything!?!
That being said, today I just threw in the towel, and packed the car and we all headed to the beach with friends. I did take an hour to pick up the house this am before we left. I knew that I should not being going...that I should stay home and begin to get things ready for the new week...but I decided I would just do that tomorrow!
Ah, there is my problem! I wait until tomorrow to find balance...and tomorrow NEVER comes!
Posted by Nyla at 7:10 PM
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Posted by Nyla at 4:12 PM
Monday, September 8, 2008
Today after school the kids and I took in all our water bottles and cans to the recycle center. I am pleased to say that today we earned $23.94. I usually split this money between the three children...to help pay out their allowance...but we did something different today...and it was so fun.
Posted by Nyla at 4:00 PM
Sunday, September 7, 2008
Posted by Nyla at 8:39 PM
I have been slacking on my blogging lately. Mostly because my camera is broke AGAIN! I am in the process of getting it fixed. It was so sad not to have my camera to snap pictures of my kids first day of school this year. However, I have wonderful friends that snapped away for me...and as soon as I get the copies, I will post.
It has been a busy week. I have started back to work and the kids are back to school. I am so thankful to teach at the same school they attend. It is so nice to see their faces every day! I have been blessed with a really good 2nd grade class this year. We are getting another new student on Monday! The students are all thrilled!
This is the first time that I have been able to have some alone time with Little Guy EVERY DAY! It is so great. When he is done with preschool, I pick him up and we have 2 hours to ourselves. Last week we had a few play dates over...but this week we are already planning our trip to the bakery! It is kind of a tradition that I have done with all my kids. We would go to the bakery and they'd pick out a cookie...and then we'd sit and I would shoot all kinds of questions at them! I was telling Little Guy all about it and Tiger over heard us talking. He said, "Little Guy you are so lucky. Mom will even let you have juice on that day! And you get to sit there with her while she drinks her coffee just the two of you." He then turned to me and said, "I wish we still did that mom." I was so glad that he remembered those days...and reminded that I need to make it happen more often for him as well.
I am so thankful for those precious memories with my kids...just the two of us.
Posted by Nyla at 7:56 AM
Wednesday, September 3, 2008
One of the joys of teaching at the school that my children attend is that I get to hear all the cute things they do all day! Yesterday was their first day back to school...and my first day of teaching again!
Posted by Nyla at 3:00 PM