Thursday, August 30, 2012

From the Mouth of Babes

Well I think I might have this Wordpress platform figured out! I actually like the way it posts photos better than Blogger. But now I have the task of bringing everything from Blogger over to here. I hadn't been able to post anything on Blogger since May and it has drove me nuts. This is how I keep everything that happens with Josie so that I will remember and so that when she's an adult, she will be able to look back at this and remember. Time is flying so fast, if I didn't keep it wrote down, I know that I would never remember it all.

On Tuesday evening, I stopped at Mom's to tan, getting ready for our vacation. Mom was in the process of cleaning her hutches. In these hutches she has family dishes that have been passed down for generations. She was telling me that when she passed we were to not sell any of this. I told her she was talking to the wrong child, cause antiques, especially from relatives, I absolutely adore! Even if I don't have room for them, I still take them. They are a piece to our history. I hope that Josie grows up with an appreciation of this.

While I was in the tanning bed, Mom was telling Josie as well, that when she died, Josie and her cousins had to make sure that Me, Aunt Michelle and Uncle Nathan didn't sell any of this stuff. The next morning I dropped her off at Mom's while I went to work. Josie and Mom were getting ready to go meet the girls (Aunt Susie & Cindy) to go shopping. Josie looked at Mom's sandals and proceeded to tell her that she liked her shoes. Mom told her "Thank You". She then asked Mom, "Mama, when you die, can Mom have those shoes?" See she does pay attention!

At the beginning of August, she was playing school with Mike in the art room. She told him that if he got in trouble, he would have to go to the "Princess Office."

Josie and I were driving somewhere back in Mid-July, out of the blue she told me that I needed to have a talk with Daddy. When I asked her why, she told me, so he'll let me sleep in your bed. We have been working with getting her to fall asleep in her own bed and to stay in it all night. For the most part, she has done pretty well. She gets a dollar everytime she does, and then she can use this money to buy what she wants when we go to the mall. So far she's only bought Build A Bear's, which is most definately something she does not need. After the last Build A Bear, I was counting the ones that she had on her bed, and there were 21. That did not include any that she had on her shelf in her room or throughout the house, where she had been playing with them.

Josie: "Does Granny have woods?" Me: "No" Josie: If she did she'd go mushroom hunting and cook them, then Daddy would go eat them. I don't like mushrooms."  End of conversation!

Josie: "Mom, do I have to have a baby when I grow up?" Me: "That is completely up to you." Josie: "I don't want to."  End of conversation!

Listening to her talk to one of her many imaginary sisters. "My grandson, he passed away. Never came back. He went to California for 20 weeks."

She has such an imagination! It is out of this world, she has pretend friends and now has pretend sisters. Although, she has not mention for me to have another baby. Which at 4 years old, I am surprised. She has been around pregnant friends and family of ours, and still never mentions it. She is a very happy little girl. And very rarely gets herself into trouble. The only issue we are starting to have with her, is she is very bad about interrupting you when you are talking, by backtalking. But I guess I deserve that one, cause I can plainly remember doing that to my Dad & Mom.

Now onto a scrapbook page I made recently of her and Riley, aka Bubby.


Background Page: Funky Playground and Sir Scrapalot Designs SSA Lucky Kit

Doodle Border: Crystal Wilkerson October Sweet Elements

Embellishments: Samantha Walker Designs A to Z Mega Kit, Danni Mogstad Dapper Dan Kit, Danni Mogstad Playdate Kit, Jessica Sprague Photoshop Friday 2012 Collaboration Kit, Studio Basic Design Time Flies Kit, Dani Mogstad Hometown Proud Kit, Dani Mogstad Snap Happy Kit

Font: Century Gothic

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I Am So Blessed

I love how this scrapbook page turned out. It took me a while to get the layout right, but I am very happy with the results.


Text: Forte & Century Gothic 

Journaling Strips: Crystal Wilkerson Journaling Snippets Vol 1 

Pink Paislee Happy Now Kit: Brads, Blue Frame, Border Strip, Journal, Blue & Yellow papers 

Kraft Brown Paper: Studio Basic Time Flies 

Dotted Border: Echo Park Hello Summer 

Typography Paper: Jessica Sprague Thank Ya Kindly Kit

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

1st Official Day of Preschool

Well, today was the first official day of Preschool. She said she was excited when I asked. And she sure was ready to go when it was time to leave.

I snuck out the night before and wrote on our retaining wall, to be able to take a photo of her infront of it. I plan on doing this each year with the School Year and Year wrote on it.


It turned out okay. I'll have to remember to use a darker chalk next year. And to not let her have gum before a photo. She couldn't smile with the wad of gum in her mouth.

It was off to school we went. She told me she liked the chalk on the wall that I did, and that it was pretty. I'll have to remember to show her that she can draw on it anytime she wants. We haven't done that up there since she was really little.

I made her stop outside Door 15 to take her photo. This is the door she will be dropped off and leave from every day.


Once we were in, we went straight to the potty. She thought it was pretty cool that it was toilets that were just her size. They were pretty darn cute!

She signed herself in on the paper by tracing her name with a marker.


The teacher, Miss Gwen, came out immediately and greeted her, gave her a big hug and told her how happy she was to see her. Led her in and got her nametag put on.


Showed her the letter "A" to color and the red crayons to do it with. This week the class will study "A" and red. She sat right down and started coloring. Then wrote her name on the page, which Miss Gwen was impressed that she could write her name already.


I think I was hanging around waiting to comfort and she didn't need me at all. Such a big girl! I'm so proud of her. This is the first time for Mommy that she has left her with someone she didn't know. But I know she will do great.

I took a photo of her and her teachers before I left. Meet Miss Gwen and Miss Jane.


Friday, August 24, 2012

Preschool Here We Come

Well yesterday was Josie's Open House at her Preschool. This was an opportunity for her and us to meet her teacher. She was super excited to be going. She was all fine, until Miss Trish came over to talk to her. Miss Trish was Kayla's teacher last year and recognized Josie from that. Josie buried her head in my hip and started crying, but it sure didn't last long. I don't think I've ever seen her quit that quickily. So Thank You Miss Trish!



She then got to meet her teacher, Miss Gwen, and see her new classroom. Mike & I stayed in there for a while and then we had to go to chapel with all the other parents to find out the ins and outs of the school. Josie didn't pitch a fit at all that we were leaving and was just fine.

After all was said and done, I took her with me to work for the afternoon and all afternoon all she spoke about was school. We had to call Mama Carole & Granny Glodyne to tell them all about her morning. She also asked me after we left the school, if she was going back tomorrow and was she going all day.

I sure hope her excitement lasts and that she truely enjoys school!

Now for this Mommy, I know I'm doing the right thing, but you know how you always double guess your decisions when it comes to your little person. Well I have been double guessing myself the closer that the start of school gets. One minute I think, should I be putting her in now or let her go until she "HAS" to go to school. Then should I put her in another year of preschool after this, or go ahead and enroll her in Kindergarten. UGH!!! The decisions, they are so hard.

Last night she had her first night of gymnastics as well. She did so well with paying attention to the teacher and not everything going on around her. Which was a really good thing, cause that place was packed. It was worse there on a Thursday night then it is on a Saturday morning. I do wish we would have kept her in all summer now. After watching her last night, she has forgotten how to do quite a few things, but the good thing is the teacher knows she can do it, cause she had her last year. So she's not fooling anyone!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Now let's See

This is going to be my first ever post with Word Press, let's see how this works.