Saturday, August 20, 2011

Super Mommy Saturday

Let me start of by saying I did something totally out of the realm of normal for me. And I am proud of myself.

Our Sunday School class had a tubing trip to Green River Cove planned for toady. We did not sign up to take Jackson because D and I had an auction (go figure) in Columbia tonight. On Thursday night, D and I decided that I really didn't need to go to the event with him.

Soooo...what did I decide to do. Take Jackson and join our SS class on a little lazy, easy, relaxing tubing trip. BY MYSELF.

I drove the hour and half, winding through the mountain roads. Several times I didn't think my bus of an Expedition was going to make it around the tight curves. Jackson kept telling me to "turn mommy turn".

I knew I was in for an adventure when the employee with overalls, a dirty hat, and no shoes asked "Just the 2 of you?"

I successfully got our tubes tied together, got J onto his tube, and hopped on myself for a little float down the river. All was going well until the steep, rocky, and rough patch of rapids.

Let's just say, we had a little wreck and Mommy got stuck. I had to gracefully fall out of my tube while holding on to Jackson so he and the tubes didn't float off without me.
What did Super Mommy do? Stood up, held on tight, waited on a Daddy with our group to rescue me. I dried off some tears (Jackson's...not mine), plopped right back in the tube, and continued our little adventure.

A few more bumps and rapids, some tree branches, a big get the picture....and we made it back to the parking area after a 2 hour ride on the river.

We had fun (I think).....but next time, WE ARE TAKING DADDY with us.

Super Mommy is hanging up her cape for a while :)

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Fantastic First Day

Whew....I forgot how tiring the first day of Kindergarten is.
I must say that I think today was the smoothest first day of Kindergarten that I remember.

I have 23 great kiddos. We are going to have a great year. I think I am going to love being back in the Kindergarten classroom.

Jackson had a fantastic day in First Grade.
The highlights (according to him) were having 2 recess times and making a 100 on his addition paper. "Mommy, I was supposed to use these animal crackers to count and add. But I can do it in my head so I just did it my way"
And so it begins....look at Mrs. Mims, you are going to have your hands full this year.

Overall, Day 1 was a SUCCESS!!!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Look out 1st comes Jackson!!!

I can't believe that Jackson starts 1st grade tomorrow.
Seems like yesterday I was dropping him off in daycare with Mrs. Phyllis.

He is excited and a little anxious.
He is scared of the new classroom and making new friends.
He is excited about having Mrs. Mims, going to the big playground, and sitting on the risers in music.

He picked out his own clothes (an orange shirt...woohoo). He wanted me to make sure they looked ok so he new friends didn't think he looked dorky.

I am praying that he has a good day. Change is sometimes difficult for him.
I am sure that Mrs. Mims will see some of his nervous, "I am uncomfortable", habits this week.

But I am also sure that by Friday, he will have settled into a new routine. In classroom full of love, laughter, and learning.

Let's just hope that 1st grade is ready for my boy.....Ready or not, here he comes.

Pictures Promised :)

Monday, August 8, 2011

All good things must come to an end...

I go back to work on Wednesday. Jackson starts school on August 16.
We are both ready for a "normal" routine (I think Darron is more ready than we are for us to be back on schedule). Life is easier for us when we are in a routine.

WOW...what an awesome summer we have had.
Family beach trip in June
Lake days with the family
Swimming, swimming, and more swimming
Disney World for 4 days
NAA Convention in Orlando for 4 days
Family movie nights
Play dates with friends
Being lazy and staying in our pjs until lunch time (yes we did that more than once)

This was the summer of no regrets.

I am very lucky to have a hubby who owns his own business. He had lunch dates with us, took time off to do special things with us, and let us come to work with him.

As summer ends and school begins, we are excited about the remaining months in 2011 bring.