Friday, August 28, 2009

Busy Busy.

My girls are getting so big!

Katherine is starting to get the hang of standing alone. She can now get up without holding on to anything. The tubes are really making a difference. She finally has teeth! 2 little ones on the bottom! Also, she is starting to make words. She says: Hi, Bye, Mommy, Daddy, Uh-oh, baby and Juice. She has such a beautiful voice and I love hearing it. She wasn't speaking other than Mummmmmmm before her tubes. She is gaining and growing and oh so beautiful! Her blue eyes are still blue. My husband and I have hazel but my grandfather had the bluest eyes and I hope hers stay. The pedi said they should stay blue. Her favorite activity is reading books. Not me reading the books, her. She likes to sit and turn the pages, staring at each picture she sees.

Karly is a pill. She's walking now, loves to get into stuff and throw tantrums. Oh yeah, tantrums. She threw her first one in public the other day. She would not walk, would not let me pick her up and just sat there on the sidewalk screaming. Why? Because we left the video game store. She is also talking up a storm. She says: Mama, Daddy, Good girl, baby, Katie, Karly, Cup, Hi, Bye and I'm not sure if there is anything else. She is still on the small side but we are getting her to eat more and more everyday. She has 6 teeth with 2 more on the way. That isn't making anything go easier.

I've had to find a different peditrician. My current one, wants to except 1 insurance company and wants everyone do switch. Who switches insurance companies? I can't. So we are going to get another. I found a woman, she's russian and seems to be very nice. She's about 15 minutes from my house and has evening and sat hours. The receptionist was very nice and answered all of my questions (and there were a few). Overall I think we will like her. I set up their 15 month appt/flu shot for October but I think we may be seeing her next week. Karly has had a cold for a few weeks now and it isn't getting better. Yesterday she ran a fever of 101 but it was gone after tylenol and never came back. I don't know what to contribute to teething and whats not.

I'm getting stuff accomplished, I'm sure I am but it feels like no matter how much I get done I still feel like I haven't started. Today is my last workday of spending morning and afternoon with my girls. Starting on Monday, I will be back to full time. I'm happy to be going back but unhappy about missing my girls. I wish I could do both but we all know it's impossible. I know they won't forget me but I still get sad that they might. I start putting my classroom together on Monday. I have everything ready to go.

I've got the first two weeks of lesson plans done and one week turned in and approved. My boss had some notes for me, some activities she wanted me to explain in more detail and had some suggestions about others but I was proud that that was all she had to say. The best part is that when we were sitting there, I said "Wow, I expected worse". She looked at me and asked why. I told her that because I had never written early preschool plans before. I thought her chin was going to hit the floor and for a moment I thought she was going to change her mind about giving me the older kids. She said that she thought I had and I told her I hadn't. I've only worked in early preschool to cover a maternity leave and as an aid. Never a lead. She just said "Okay" and that was it. Thank Goodness.

That's it in a nut shell..a very big nutshell :)

Friday, August 7, 2009

and it begins..

My boss is moving me from the Toddler Program into the Early Preschool Program and I get to be Lead Teacher!!! Yes, it's my classroom.

I have been an assistant in this room before and I have covered the teacher while she was on maternity but I have always been with Toddlers.

The end of the summer is when my boss evaluates how each classroom ran, how much got done, what issues where there to deal with and makes changes in staffing, hours and so on.

I don't have a degree. The Early Preschool teacher now, has an associates so she is moving up to the Preschool Program (4/5 year olds). My room doesn't require a degree but my boss prefers a degree. She explained that I have had many years of Child Development courses and although she COULD hire someone with a degree, they won't have the experience and knowledge that I have. Does this make me glow, yes, do I feel like a poser, yes. Do I care? NOPE.

So, I am going to do a Backyardigans theme. Super excited and yes, when it's done, there will be pics. Okay but that's all the good, fun stuff.

(excuse hubbys messy room)

This is the curriculum for Early Preschool. I have 23 days to learn it, plan it out and get it ready. I don't have to have the entire room planned but I have to have it somewhat organized so I need to learn it in addition to getting my room prepared, run the classroom I work in now and take care of my kids.

However, I am still excited and ready to go! Speaking of which, I have to type up my daily letter for the parents..

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

I have the Cutest.Babies.Ever

Just sayin.....
We finally had their one year pro pics taken. I'm in love with all 159 of them :) Here's a few...

Monday, August 3, 2009

Hmm I never shared Birthday Photos!

Okay, they are in no order :) I can't believe I haven't blogged about this yet. It was a great day. The weather was beautiful, the men stopped building the house next door and everyone invited attended.

This was Katies lady bug cake...made by Mommy :)

This was Karlys butterfly cake....made my Mommy :)

This is how Karly ate cake made by Mommy

And Katie eating cake made by Mommy...
I think they liked them :)

This is the cake made by the Carlos Bakery ("cake boss")
It was soooo good. Half pineapple and custart/half strawberry and custard. It was so rich and creamy and soooooooooooo good.

Yes, she is clapping haha. I guess she liked her presents :)