Charm is deceptive & beauty is fleeting: but the woman who fears the Lord is to be praised.
Proverbs 31:30

Friday, November 30, 2007

Our card

Ok..So below is our Christmas card...the one I was soo excited about. I LOVE IT!
Indian feather hat= $5.95
Kids Santa hat= $ 2.99
The look on the guys' face= PRICELESS!
I literally was speaking through my fake smile telling Tripp to just look at the camera..let me worry with Alex, Alex stop whining and look up, Tripp, your not looking at the camera and you better be smiling, Alex,we are not getting up yet, we are taking this picture whether yall like it or not! stuff! But in the end, I am super pleased!

Merry CHRISTmas!

Merry CHRISTmas Everyone!

Friday, November 02, 2007 is allready November!

Got some frustrations to vent today...brace yourself!

Gonna start with today's childcare system...As a working mother....let me just say that it is sooo stinking aggravating paying someone else to take care of my child and not be able to get a report of how there day was. I really and truely do not think it is asking to much to know how his day was. I'll give you the short version...When I went to pick up Alex on Tuesday, he was in the TV room with a certain teacher whom I am not fond of AT ALL! She screams at the kids and is just super mean. I don't want people treating my child that way. I have already asked that she not be around see how far that request went..Well anyways, he ran to me ...not in his normal sweet way but more like a "save me" kinda run...and I asked how his day was. The certain teacher said in a SUPER harsh tone, " I don't know, he's not in my class!" and looked at the other teacher to ask her how he was. Of course, she didn't know either. It may seem like something small to get mad over...but again, I pay these people good money to take care of my baby. I think that if she would talk to me that way being a grown up, how does she talk to Alex? I have some friends who have kids in her class and they can't stand her either. They don't like how she talks to their kids at all. When I complained about this before, I was told that because she was so old (65 or so...not really that old in my book but anyway) she had a hard time hearing and she didn't realize how she talked to the kids. I call BULL CRAP! I have had severe ear infections where I could hardly hear at all....but I am still aware when I am mean or not. So aggravating!!! For all those who think working moms get a "break" when they are at work...again I call BULL CRAP! I don't see having to juggle a job, home life, child rearing and dealing with all the junk that pops up as much of a break. But that is just my opinion. Maybe some moms do like to go to work to "escape" but I don't get it. I would much rather be raising my child than paying someone else to do so. Especially when the other people do such a crappy job! ON THE BRIGHTER FLIP SIDE....we do have Alex on the waiting list to a CHRISTIAN school in which he should get to start in January. YAY!!!!!! Very excited! I talked to the director yesterday and she said that she cannot 100% guarantee me right now but did say that it was pretty likely that he would get to start then. YIPPEE!! Tripp and I have been in prayer about it so hopefully it will all work out.

We had a great time Trick or Treating with Alex this week. He was a lion and oh so very sweet!! He roared at everyone! Super precious!

I have started Christmas shopping for Alex and having so much fun doing so! We got him this super cool bouncey ball that he is going to love! We are going to try to do something a little different with Alex. We do not want to push the "Santa" on him very much. We want him to know what the holiday is truely about, Jesus' birth. We may put a gift from Santa under the tree, but it will not be a major gift and we will not threaten him with Santa. We will decorate with Santa and all of that but we really want him to know that Santa is just pretend and not real at all. We will see how that goes. I allready know it will be kinda tough with society putting such an emphasis on him rather than on Christ.

The house is coming along. We are painting the ceilings this weekend and I am soooo excited! Gonna lose that dungeon feel!

OK..guess that will do it for this blog edition! Toodles! :)~