Friday, September 24, 2010

Happy Birthday Miss Marvelous!

Yes, it's been a whole year since little Emily came into this world. I sang "Happy Birthday" to her this morning when I got her up, and then realized it was exactly the same time of day that she was born.


Here are a few pics from roughly a year ago... time just goes too fast. She has somehow - without my consent - gone from this little squidgy newborn to a laughing, crawling, talking little being unto herself.

Happy Birthday to my best girl.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

Matthew, assembled by John

Yesterday on the way home from school, Matthew was looking at his hand and said, "Oh! Mommy, my other finger is smaller than this finger!" (looking as his index and middle). I absently say "Yes, honey, they are different sizes...". He says "But... WHY Mommy??" like all concerned. I start to explain that that's how they're made, and he says:
"Oh... I know. When the man was putting my parts on my self... this finger was down a little." *pause* "The man, his name is John."
Me: "John?" (chuckling)
Him: "Yes, John. When the man was putting the parts of my body on - together - this finger was down a little... so then he put the next finger on. So it's not the same."

Then he nods, as if to confirm that that is indeed what happened, and starts to babble about something else entirely.

The things three-year-olds come up with!!

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Day Two

Today was (is) "day two" for both kids... Since yesterday went fairly well for Matthew at orientation - he didn't want to leave after his hour was up - the teacher suggested he stay for the morning today, rather than just an hour again. So we headed out this morning with both kids and their little backpacks... drop M off first and I expect it to be a little rough. We found his hooks and hung up his stuff... went to his classroom, and a teacher was there to say "Hi Matthew!!" I crouch down to give M the speech about it's just the morning, I'll be back soon etc -- as I get started he's like, "Okay," and runs into the classroom. Seriously didn't even wave goodbye! I was like "Hey, come back here!" lol (the teacher sortof laughing at me at this point), and "Give Mommy a kiss!" so he comes and gives me a kiss on the cheek, says "Bye Mom." and away he goes. I seriously almost burst into tears right there.

Meanwhile Emily and Sean are waiting so I run back to the car and on the way to drop Emily at Mimi's I told Sean the story, and he just chuckled (as I'm totally tearing up, haha). Go to drop Emily off and it's the same thing, I hand her over expecting tears... nope. She waves bye-bye and Mimi puts her on the floor, and she crawls away with a big smile.

Dude. I guess I couldn't have hoped for a better outcome... I'm the only one crying today!

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

First Day

Today was the first day of school for Matthew, and first day of daycare for Emily. Huge, huge day for all of us.

Matthew's day was really just an hour of orientation, and we stayed with him. I was a bit worried about how he'd do, because he seemed a bit nervous about the whole thing, and last night he woke up with a bad dream and what can only be described as a panic attack at 11 pm. :( Poor little guy. But... he did *great*. It took him a while to warm up, and stuck to Daddy like glue... but when the hour was up, he didn't want to leave. So, the teacher suggested that he stay for the whole morning tomorrow to see how that goes. So far I really love the classroom  (after a minor mix-up about which room he should be in, which we got sorted out), he's in a class with all his little friends from Mimi's, and the teachers seem really great. 

Emily did amazingly well too. I dropped her off for the full day, knowing it would be a weird day with Matthew. Figured we might as well get right into the new routine. When I dropped her off, she seemed a bit confused but not unhappy at all, and when Matthew and I picked her up at the end of the day, she was all smiles. Mimi said she did great, never cried, went right to sleep at nap time with no problems, and ate all her lunch. Wow!!

The one thing I didn't expect from today was how much Matthew would miss his sister. He asked about her a few times: Was she still at Mimi's? Where was Emily again? When would she be coming home? And then around 4:30 he said "Mommy can we go get Emily now?" I asked if he missed his sister and he said he did. (I guess Mommy isn't as entertaining as she thought she was ;) haha)

In any event it seems -- so far -- that both kids like their new digs and will be comfortable there. Now Mommy just has to get used to the idea :)