Friday, August 26, 2011

With it being Friday afternoon, Abby has now completed her first week of her second year of preschool. I must say that it was a really successful week. She loved it and told me several times that she needed to go back to school after I picked her up. There are new kids in her class and she knows a lot of their names already. I was a little worried with there being a summer break and all, but she has picked up right where she left off. I drop her off and she goes right to the classroom and starts playing and doesn't cling to my leg or cry. She sure has grown a lot in the past year. I really like her school and all the staff there. I don't think I could have picked a better place. My only wish would be that they were able to accomadate her diabetes and that she could be there longer hours. But in the meantime, it is a great fit and she just absolutely loves it. I sure hope that her love of school continues and that as she gets older she doesn't get distracted by those pesky boys and that she chooses to make the right decisions in regards to her education.
Of course, I took photos on the first day of school and here are some pages I created.

Here is to a great school year!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Way Too Long!

It has been way too long since I last had a post here. It just seems like life gets going and there isn't enough time to get every thing done. But then when I look at the last few months, I can't say that there isn't much that I have accomplished.

We had a great summer this year and Abby is getting so big, so fast. We spent our Tuesday going to the Summer Movies and it turned out to be a blast. I was a little apprehensive about doing it as I just didn't know how she would react and if we would be kicked out. Fortunately that did not happen. We didn't have to leave any of the movies early and there were some movies that Abby actually liked and sat and watched. But most of the time, she walked up and down the aisle and I can't even begin to think of how many times I had to tell her to be quiet and to use her indoor voice.

We also spent a lot of time in the pool. Abigail LOVES the water! In the begining, Abby was still using her swimming tube, but within a few short weeks she was up to just swimming with her floaties. She is learning to kick and move her arms but it is clear she does not like to go under water.

Abby has started her second year of preschool and she's now going 3 days a week. So far each day when I have picked her up, she has told me that she needs to go back to school.I sure hope that her love and desire for school continues throughout her education and that she remains focused on getting a great education. I hope she finds a passion and loves everything she does.

My 40th birthday is right around the corner and I just don't know how I feel about it. Part of me sees it as no big deal, and another part of me sees it as such a waste. I had always thought that by the time I was 40, things would be so different. I never dreamed that I would be living in Arizona with my mother, husband, and baby girl. It's such a weird dynamic of people living in this house. I know my mom needs me and my next chapter will just have to wait a little bit longer.

Here are some fun pages I did of our summer. Enjoy!