Sunday, August 31, 2008
Evacuating with a toddler has not been easy. It's taken two days to prepare the house and Izzy woke up with The Croup yesterday. She's on antibiotics and breathing treatments and we are evacuating. Such fun..... She is in such good spirits despite seeing her whole bedroom and her play room packed up; she said this morning "Go away Hurricane Goose, we no like big winds"....
Be safe everyone. We love all of you. Please text me and let me know that you are ok after the storm. (504) 813-7969.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
No, not Izzy. She loves her new preschool. I on the other hand went home after dropping her off to school all sappy and sad wondering if she was missing me. I hoped she wasn't crying. I've been so torn about putting her in preschool so soon after coming home. A few weeks ago though, she said something to Rob and I and she used English, Mandarin, Spanish and sign language all in the same sentence. We knew then that she really needed preschool. I know she has been missing that interaction with other children and she was definitely getting a little bored with Mom. Then I found my FCC group and they connected me to Life Academy and it just all fell into place. Felt right. So, today my daughter of just three and half months went to preschool. And I was sad !!!! As I sat in the drive up line to pick her up, I just prayed that she had a good day, that she liked her teacher, that she was in the same clothes (which would mean that there were no accidents), you know the usual first day of preschool stuff. And then we get to the front of the line and "No Izzy", they had to go in and make her come out to the car, because she didn't want to leave school. Can you believe that? And then she starts crying and doesn't want to get into the car. Screams all the way into the car and in the car seat. And my friend Jill says" Not the kind of crying you were expecting, huh?". Nope, definitely not. I was beginning to feel bad because as we drove away she began to cry louder and louder. And then I thought "Well, God just answered all of my prayers". She likes her teacher, she had a good day and she's in the same clothes that she went to school in. So, I had to get over it and be grateful. Izzy on the other hand; Well, it took a McDonalds Happy Meal and ten minutes of me promising her that all of the other children did in fact go home too, and the teachers went home and the school closes every day at 12 and that she could go back in the morning just to get her to stop crying and tell me about her day. Then she chatted for the next hour about how much she loves her school. All about her teacher and what she did today. She went down for her nap talking about her school and woke up from her nap talking about her school. And that is pretty cool.... so, I'm not blue anymore ~ just really grateful for my answered prayers.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Sunday, August 24, 2008
The only time you can enjoy being outside in August in South Louisiana is before a storm comes. The nice breeze blows the mosquitos away and it's actually pleasant. And after 6 days of rain.... we all got out of the house for a little while. And now, it's raining again, but at least it's not 95 degrees.
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
A friend of mine invited me to go with her to a Women's conference at Church of The King in Mandeville. I went online and checked it out. It looked so good, I had to share the info. It's September 12th (5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.) and 13th (8:30 a.m. to noon). Lisa Bevere is the guest speaker. She wrote Fight Like a Girl and Out of Control and Loving It. I'm really looking forward to it. My friend Eliz is actually having a sleepover on Friday night. Doesn't that sound like a blast? A grown up sleepover !! I'm guessing we'll be drinking Margaritas instead of Coke floats. Sounds good to me.