Wednesday, August 31, 2011

A New School Year

We have hit a major school milestone in our house. Christopher graduated from elementary school and is now a middle schooler!! Where has the time gone, it seems like just yesterday that we brought him home from the hospital. I joke with the kids all the time that they get no more birthdays because this time with them is going by way too fast.  At open house he was able to meet all of his teachers and get a feel for what this year will hold even before the first day. He is so smart, funny and we are so proud of who is becoming.  He was nervous about starting a new school, but I think I was more nervous than he was going into the first day.

Cailin is now a second grader and thinks she owns the world. Oh, to have the confidence she has. Every single day she goes to school with a smile on her face, not so much excited about the learning side of it as she is the social side. She is just as smart as her brother but definitely shows it in different ways.

Every new school year I worry about what they will encounter, especially this year with middle school. I worry about what kind of friends they will choose, the things they will hear and see that we know they are not ready for. Our kids have to grow up so much faster then when I was in school. But in the end I know I have to trust God with my kids and know that He has their best interest at heart. So we will continue to cover them with prayer and teach them the best we can to make wise choices.

Friday, August 26, 2011

Sleep Walkers

   It's really late and I am up watching one of my favorite movies, "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days". The house is quiet , everyone has been asleep for a couple of hours, and things begin to get a little weird!
   My daughter, Cailin, came stumbling out of her room still asleep speaking in gibberish, crawled up on my lap and snuggled. Out of the blue she starts to laugh hysterically but couldn't tell me why she was laughing. A few minutes later she starts laughing again. I asked her again what was so funny. She says "nothing" and continues to laugh. Finally she says, "chicken fingers". "What chicken fingers?" I asked. "Yummy Yummy chicken fingers!!" she says. "Where are your chicken fingers?" I say. "I don't have any because I am SO HUNGRY!" she says.  Finally get her back to her room where she is completely out.
   A few minutes later my son, Christopher, sleepwalking. comes over gives me a big hug, says goodnight and heads back to bed. He then turned around and began asking me questions, not sure what they were the only one I caught was something to do with numbers.
   Not sure what is going on tonight, maybe it was something in the tacos we made for dinner. I guess I will know for sure if the hubby comes sleepwalking out! Just another day in the life :)