Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My baby

My baby isn't such a baby anymore :( He's 2 1/2 and every bit a boy! But he is such a pleaser and loves to sing his ABC's and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to get a smile and a round of applause. He's full of hugs and squeals and likes to try his hand at being the boss (doesn't work out so well). I can't believe how fast he is growing! His big eyes and toothy grin just melt my heart!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Afternoon Date with Kai

This afternoon while Kalan napped and Amaya was at school, Kai and I had an afternoon "date". We went up to daddy's restaurant and had a delicious slice of mousse cake and then went to the mall together. Kai and I never get to do stuff together just he and I because he's the middle child so someone else is always around. I had such a nice time with him! He is a bundle of energy, and that is hard to deal with sometimes, but really all he wants is a little attention and someone to tell him what a good boy he is. I am so proud of what a sweet soul he is. Most days we drive eachother crazy, but theres not a day where I would trade him for the world (no matter what I say) :)

1st Day of School

Yesterday was Amaya's 1st day of 1st grade! She loves school and counted downt the summer days until it would begin again! This year we got Mrs. Bray who is an older "grandmotherly" type who is known to be a bit more strict, but a great teacher as well. I can see that 1st grade is quite the transition from Kindergarten. The teachers have higher expectations of them and the kids aren't "babied" as much. Luckily, this is fine with Amaya. I love that I really don't have to worry about her. Though she is shy sometimes, she is so eager to please that all teachers love having her in their classroom. I know it may get old that I brag about Amaya :).... but I just can't help it...she is in an evironment (at school) where she shines and makes me so proud to be her Mama!

What else is happening around here? Hmmm...this year I am starting college courses again to work towards becoming an RN. Luckily, my first go round in college got me most of my basic course hours out of the way. Now I need to have an Anatomy & Physiology course done before I can begin applying to nursing programs. I am taking this course with a good friend of mine, so I am hoping that we can really help eachother through! My SIL and BIL are both nurses, so they can help me on my path as well! My ultimate goal (as of now) is to work in Labor and Delivery, but what I love about nursing is that there are so many different routes you can take! Though it will take me a few years to get this done (2 years after I get accepted into a program)...I figure that I will be ready to work just about the time Kalan goes into Kindergarten, so the timing is working out perfectly!

In the meantime, I have been busy working on a small home business. It took off pretty successfully and through friends, friends-of-friends and blog hits, I have been getting orders! I didn't want anything that would take up too much time since I still have small children, so painting really allows me the flexibility to still be with them, while earning a little bit of extra income on the side! If you haven't checked it out yet, my business blog is and you can also find me on Facebook by searching Buttercup Whimsy!! Thanks for all the love and support I have recieved through family, friends and even strangers that I have allowed me to have an artistic outlet!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

I'm baaaaaaaack!!

Okay, can you tell I have been slacking???!!! I have had a few complaints on me giving up on my 365 so I decided to come back and work on things. I can't promise a picture a day, but I can promise I will try harder!! I just "re-vamped" my page, so check back tomorrow and I'll post some pictures!!

Goodnight, see ya tomorrow!!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010