August 23, 2008

Yeah, Yeah... :)


August 21, 2008

Catchin' Up

I've got some catching up to do... so bare with me here!


August 20, 2008

Caleb's First Day...

So, Caleb's first day happened! He was SUCH a big boy. We dropped off his sister first and then drove back to his school and we were talking while waiting for the line to go through. Well, Fun Fun... I planned on taking in my new camera and taking a photo of him in front of his little cubbie. But he wanted to be a big boy... and he got out of the car by himself and headed in to drop off the back pack and eat some breakfast. So he did it all himself.

He got a sticker and a piece of candy because he behaved all day. :) So while we were waiting for Laura to show up I took advantage of the time and snapped a first day (after school) photo.

Steve and I decided to walk to pick up the kids from school today... it was nice to enjoy some time to walk by ourselves and then have some time to talk with the two older kids without being "out numbered" about how school was and such. I had to once again take advantage of the camera :).


August 19, 2008

Laura's First Day Of School...

Today was Laura's first day of school. She was to go until 11:25. She seemed to have a GREAT day!

We drove to the school a little before 8 in the morning. She has to get there at 8:05 latest in order to get breakfast in the morning. She gave me my kiss, hopped out of the van, and did her typical turn around and wave quickly before disappearing into the school.

Every year, I become annoyed. I become annoyed at the people who don't know what they are doing. Those that choose to stop in the drive through area (they can park on the other side or in the parking lot). We stop pretty much to where we fit as many people as possible dropping their kids off. So, most of us don't leave enough room to try to pull around the person in front of us (we aren't suppose to pass anyways... child safety). But yeah, I always get stuck behind the person who has to GET OUT and walk in and not show back up for awhile. URG!

Laura's highlight was that her teacher is pregnant... and we know how much Laura loves pregnant women and babies!! She's gonna be a mommy when she grows up. LOL! :)


Restraining Orders

I'm not aiming this at anyone in particular... but I have to say something and it might offend some people. For this, I AM sorry... but it has to be said and MAYBE it will make some sense when you look at it from this angle.

I understand that people argue. I understand that people fight. A little turbulence is normal... however, when a MAN (or WOMAN) abuses you (via pushing without marks or hitting with marks) it's NOT RIGHT. There's no OTHER way around it. Yeah, you MAY love them or you MAY THINK you love them... but why in the hell are they hurting you then and why do you love being treated like that! (Trust me... get out and you'll find out what LOVE really is... even if it's just finding out how to love YOURSELF!) Now, when you RECOGNIZE that it's wrong and you are willing to leave... you leave for awhile. Fine, you know I can understand ONCE or TWICE... but every damn time and it's find for awhile then he does it again... HE'S going to keep doing it... and you're just ENABLING him to (because you love him). Once you get brave and you get out... you should probably stay out if he/she does it again! But whatever.

Now, when he leaves marks on you or just pushes you around... and you FILE A RESTRAINING ORDER. Fine... I can see why you want that restraining order. But when you file it and within the scope of that order you decide to FUCK the order, we'll get back together... DO YOU KNOW HOW HARD IT IS TO GET THEM IN SOME PLACES WHEN YOU HAVE BULLSHIT ORDERS EVERY DAY! SOME PEOPLE NEED THEM AND THEY ARE SO BACKED UP AND HARD TO GET BECAUSE THE COURTS ARE CLOGGED WITH YOUR BULLSHIT ORDER THEN THINK ABOUT THAT THE NEXT TIME THAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU REALLY WANT ONE! Again, maybe I can forgive you once... BUT when you do this over and over it gets hard for me to read, it gets hard for me to support any decision you make, it makes it hard for me to believe you are HALF the parent you claim to be, it makes it hard for me to TRY to give you advice... because even those of us who hear he's abusing me (yeah, we may not know half the story... but we know enough to give you the advice) know what's best... ESPECIALLY those who have been there! You need to take a step back... and stop abusing the system that is there to protect the people who need it! Just stop, just overcome the fear, learn to love yourself, and THEN you'll see what life really is. Even if it is harder, because you are raising kids on your own!


August 18, 2008

Matt's First Day

The kids were up by 8:30 this morning... I was going to sleep in but then an excitement and nervousness set it and I couldn't so I got up. Over the morning, breakfast was served... kids played... Matt got dressed... back pack was packed (one set of spare clothes to KEEP at Head Start and one set to KEEP in the back pack)... we waited on the porch for the bus to come... then he was off to school. As far as I can tell he manged to get on the bus without a fuss but once in his seat his nerves kicked in I think. But he wasn't crying like I expected.

So, here is some photos from him going back to school.

Matt's waiting so patiently!

Did I just hear the bus????

I'm a big brave boy!!

Getting ready to get on the bus...

And he was off!