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Sunday, October 09, 2011

A new appreciation

Sitting around the dinner table this evening, an interesting subject came up.  We started talking about funny things the girls did when they were younger.  Before I knew it I was strolling down memory lane with my girls and it was so much fun!  But aside from it being fun, it also made me really thankful that I started this blog a long time ago.  There have been SO many times in the past that I may have remembered, but not with the clarity that I'll have after reading about it through our blog.  Like the time the girls spilled a TON of cereal on their bedroom floor and I had to clean it up.....or the time they almost flooded the bathroom floor because Kamri liked to play in the water.......good times.

And now back to the present. 

This week has been a good one.  The girls brought home their report cards on Friday and I'm very pleased to post that they BOTH made straight A's for the first six weeks of school.  All three of the kiddos got to spend some time with Gamaw on Friday night, but didn't have a sleepover since we had lots to do this weekend and couldn't waste a single minute. 

On Saturday we ran errands in Rockwall and then went to the grocery store as a family.  That was interesting......Then this morning we got up and headed to church, followed by lunch with Gamaw and Brittany.  But the highlight of the weekend for Ryann & Kamri was definitely getting to go out and ride Twister in the rain!  LOL

It wasn't exactly how you might plan your first experience on a horse...but they both enjoyed it.  They are really looking forward to the "next time" when they can ride on dry ground when it's not raining.  And they both did really well.  They were skittish at first and a little afraid to be close to such big animals.....but Hannah is such a wonderful teacher.....they warmed up very quickly.  I'm telling you one thing though, Ryann, Kamri, and myself were all VERY ready for a shower when we got back home.  I didn't get to take any pictures of the girls due to the weather conditions....but I'll make sure to take pics next time.

This evening has just been a time for us all to relax at home and get ready for another week.  We have a busy one coming up.  We have things planned for every night this week except Friday, which is highly unusual for us.  Also, Kamri will be leaving on Thursday evening to go to her dad's and has an orthodontist appointment on Friday morning...I think to get her braces put on.  We will see.

I'll try to remember to take some pictures of the kiddos this week while we are out and about.  It's been a while since I posted anything recent on here.

Hope everyone is well.

Love to all,
Melony : )

Sunday, October 02, 2011

The Latest News

It is almost impossible for me to believe that I’m sitting here writing yet another blog post on yet another Sunday night…..but it’s true.  I am really not used to time flying by this quickly!  It’s already been 2 weeks since I’ve last posted???  Is that possible?!  How do working folks do this???  I’ve forgotten!!!  LOL

So, our week was relatively uneventful.  School for Ryann & Kamri, work for Mommy, & lots of play time for Mr. Grant.  Since the last time I posted, we’ve had some new developments.  We found out that Ryann was elected to represent the 4th grade students on Student Council!!  We were SOOOO excited to learn this good news.  She was so happy to learn that her fellow classmates had selected her.  So, now we’ll be mixing in STUCO activities with everything else.  This past Friday was the last day of the 1st six weeks, so we’ll be reporting grades soon! 

There is a tennis academy just down the road from my work and I’m going to look into lessons for Ryann…..that is, if she would even enjoy playing again.  And my boss and her family have horses and participate in rodeos all year long.  Since Kamri is mildly obsessed (and that’s putting it mildly….heehee) with horses, I thought I’d let her learn to ride.  I’m hoping that this is something she’s really going to enjoy.  We’ve tried dance, gymnastics, and cheer with her and none of them have been able to keep her attention for very long.  She gets bored after only a few weeks and then it’s impossible to keep her cooperating.  I really think that this is something she could be good at, so I’m willing to give it a try.  She doesn’t know about it yet though.  She’s going to be SO surprised!

Grant received a wonderful report from the doctor for his 18 month check up.  He weighed in at just over 25 pounds, which is perfect for his age.  And fortunately he only had to get his flu shot that day.  Which is actually more fortunate for his Daddy than for him……because Dad almost passed out just having to sit through one shot.  Bless his heart. 

Other than that, there really isn’t much going on here.  We are all still adjusting to Mommy being gone – but everyone is doing really well.  We’ll have this down in no time.

As a side note, I thought I would also mention that this week is the first we've had in (literally) a year with temps NOT hitting the 100's every day!  It has been SO nice.  And when Fall officially started this year I am not ashamed to admit that I did a Happy Dance right in the middle of the office!  : )   I <3 fall!!

Hope everyone is well.

Love to all,


Quick Update 9.17.2011

It is so hard for me to believe that a week has passed since my last post. The past 7 days have flown by so quickly that I can hardly remember them. With so many changes taking place at our house, we all kind of in adjustment mode just trying to figure it all out. And I have faith that we will.....but for now, things are a little chaotic.
Grant turned 18 months old this week and has a doctor's appointment on Monday to assess his growth and possibly to get more immunizations. I'll have to post the results of that visit next week. For now, he's busy growing and learning and climbing all over EVERYTHING!!! He has not learned how to use a stool to assist him in climbing onto the couch, his sister's bed, and anything else that looks even remotely interesting. He's a handful but we love him. Steve has now taken on the role of stay at home dad so he and Grant get to spend lots and lots of time together while mommy is at work and sisters are at school. He's also finally cutting his 10th tooth (thank goodness!). However, this tends to make him more than a little cranky. Nothing a little teething gel and Tylenol can't
Kamri is doing really well in school. After a couple of rough days during the second week, she got her act together and has had nothing but good behavior since. I'm so proud of her. Lately, the most common topic with KJ is her birthday which is just under a month away. which reminds me....I need to get on the ball with some party planning. I can't believe that she will be 8.
Ryann is also doing really well and her most recent interest is in running for a position as a member of student council at her school. She is very very excited about this and I can't wait to see how she does. Her "campaign" will consist of writing a speech to be delivered to two different classes at her school so we've got some work ahead of us this week. More to come on that later.
I could go on and on about my new job and how blessed I am to have been given this opportunity but for now I'll just say that I am SO happy to work where I do with with these wonderful women and leave it at that.
Alright all, I'm beat. It's been a crazy long week.
Hope everyone is well.
Love to all,