My Family

In the blink of an eye…

I remember being a child and always wishing time would speed up.  I always wanted the next thing, to be able to ride my bike further than 4 houses, to be a teenager, to go to High School or to drive.  Now in what seems like the blink of an eye a year has passed.  One year ago I was preparing for major surgery and my daughters were preparing for Kindergarten and 3rd grade.  Today was their last day of school and with it comes one proud mommy!

Daddy and Madi at the bus stop on the first day
Daddy and Madi at the bus stop on the first day
Daddy and Madi at the bus stop today
Daddy and Madi at the bus stop today

Madison’s report card from Kindergarten is based on the Beginning, Developing and Secure scale.  Each report had shown improvement and she ended the year with all
Secure’s..so in my eyes straight A’s.  More importantly she is reading well, telling time and can count money with the best of them.  Heading into the summer before first grade I can’t ask for any better!

November 2006- My Girls
November 2006- My Girls

Megan finished the year with straight A’s all the way through with Principle’s list 4 straight quarters.  The kid is scary smart and loves to learn.  I honestly do not know where it comes from but I love to see it!

As things in my life now fly by, I see my girls anticipating the next thing.  Megan can’t wait until middle school and Madison is already planning the rock concert her band will play some day even though she has only been taking guitar lessons for 5 months.  I try to tell them to enjoy life but I guess I never listened.  All I want if for my girls to stay babies.

First day of school Sept 2012
First day of school Sept 2012
Last day of school June 2013
Last day of school June 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

I know I have said it a thousand times throughout my writings but I am so proud of my girls. I have watched confidence grow where insecurity used to be, assertiveness in place of timidness and a will to succeed that with the proper encouragement from frank and I will carry them trough life.  Great school year girls!  I love you both!

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My Family

My last day in Kindergarten

Where has the year gone?  Today was my last day helping out in Madison’s class.  Instead of the normal writing assignment, the kids painted butterfly wings.  The other Mom who rotated weeks with me all year was also there.  We met up in the office by chance as we were signing into the school.  The Kindergarten building is actually made up of 2 different buildings due to additions over time.  We have to sign in at the main building, then walk to the next and buzz in.  As we were signing in a massive storm was rolling in.  Of course as soon as we walked out of the door the skies opened up.  We did not have to go far but I am sure the sight of the two crazy middle-aged woman running down the ramp was a sight to be seen.

It was a nice day with the children.  As we walked in the class, a little soggy, the kids all thanked us in Kindergarten unison.  Madi’s teacher even gave us a little thank you gift, totally unnecessary!  If she only knew how much I have enjoyed the time in the class! Her teacher was a wonderful young woman, I can only hope we run into more like her along the way!

I took Madison home with me which was a big wish list item for her.  Thankfully by the time we left the storm had rolled through.  I can not believe that next week she will officially be pre-first grader! My baby is growing up.

On a totally different note, Megan’s piano recital is next week.  Her father recorded her this morning so she could see herself.  I still remember her little baby fingers banging on the red plastic piano with multi colored keys as a baby.  You have come a long way Megan!  Just beautiful!

Me, My Family

A very special ending

Endings, often emotional, never repeatable.  Some we are thrilled to see happen, others we wish would never come.  This week I have 2 endings in process, one fitting in each category.

Wednesday I scheduled what I hope to be the last surgery I have for a very long time.  After the multiple ultrasounds it is time to have those pesky uterine polyps out.  This is expected to be a quick and relatively pain-free procedure.  I am also able to have it done at the surgery center which I am pleased about, having more than my fill of hospitals last year.  This is an ending I have been looking forward to for months!  It does not occur until mid-July but at least it is on the schedule.

An ending that I am not so happy to see will happen in just a few hours.  It is the “very special  endings” ceremony at Madison’s school.  They do not have a graduation ceremony for Kindergarten.  Instead they have this little gathering where they will sing, recite a poem and receive a certificate.  My baby is heading to first grade soon.  Amazing how quickly time flies!

They have been practicing for weeks.  She comes home and hides in her room so I can not see what she is doing.  Two days ago we had to spend time picking the “perfect” outfit. A pretty floral dress and her new “high heel” sandals.  For such a rough and tumble little girl, it always amazes me how much of a little diva she can become when she wants to dress up.  I guess the balance is good…god help me lol!

I am very proud of her growth this year.  She went to school reading just a few sight words and she ends reading small chapter books.  Her math skills are off the charts and the thoughtful questions that she poses to me on a very regular basis at times throw me for a loop.

Madison is a wonderful, smart, beautiful little girl and I could not be more proud!Image