Tuesday, August 31, 2010

FIRST first day!

His bags were packed
He posed for a picture with mommy.
Before it was time to leave, daddy gave him a little pep talk about how to act and what school would be like.Daddy helped him get all of his things together. And, he was ready to head out the door for his FIRST first day of school!Mommy of course insisted on more pictures.

He enjoyed breakfast in mommy's class when we got to school.
And, headed straight into his FIRST first day of school with Ms. Shirley and Ms. Leslie.
He put his lunch box away in his cubby.
And continued to play while mommy snuck away.
I was told there were waves of sadness and crying in the morning but that he had a great time playing outside, ate most of his lunch, and even took a short nap!
Through out the day I peeked in on him and he was always doing great. As soon as he saw me at the door to pick him up he started crying and came straight to me with the biggest hug.
I'd say his FIRST first day was a success and I know it'll only get better!
He didn't want to leave the building, he wanted to stay at "cool". When I asked him if he wanted to sleep at school he just said "map-map" (nap-mat). I guess that was a yes!
My first day of teaching Pre-K was awesome. In fact, it was my 7th first day of school and it was by far the BEST! The kids are all so sweet. My co-teacher is phenomenal. All in all the day just ran so smoothly.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fall is in the air...

Well, not really it's still definitely summer here in HOT Houston. But, seeing that next week will be September we are starting to feel Fall coming.
The boys are getting ready for the football season with their matching tats.
(You can't imagine how many pictures we took to try to get a good one. This was the best we could do.) And, there may have been a little early decorating done this weekend.
(It is my favorite and since I can't justify keeping it out all year long I have to put it out for as long as possible.)
Happy Fall Y'all

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

The start of a new journey

When I left teaching, I thought I'd never look back. I packed up everything after giving away tons and tons of teaching materials with the hopes that I may never need it again. I knew my whole life that my "dream job" was to be a stay-at-home-mom and wife. For the last year, I have enjoyed every single minute of being at home with Colton and taking care of my family but I have missed teaching. I really loved teaching. I loved the planning, I loved the organizing, I loved the lessons and I loved the kids. This summer I got the opportunity to interview at Foundry, a local church, and was offered a position. It was exactly what I was looking for, 2 days a week for 5 hours a day, teaching 4-5 years olds and Colton could come with me for free! The money's not much, but every little bit will help and being able to have Colton right there with me is just perfect. He will be just 2 doors down in Mother's Day Out (MDO) with the two sweetest teachers. I'm still, first and foremost, a stay-at-home-mommy and wife. Instead of thinking of this as "work" (which scares me to death and makes me feel like I'm not a stay-at-home-mom anymore)I am going to think of Foundry as my new "hobby". It'll be a time for me to be creative and teach and a time for Colton to grow and learn. After our first day of inservice and a few days of setting up my room I feel part of the "Foundry Family". Everyone is so kind and welcoming and the freedom to teach as I want is awesome. I am so excited about the start of this new journey!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

It Can't Be This Easy

Tonight after bath Colton asked to go "peeepeah" (pee pee) in the potty. Thinking he just wanted to play I put him on his little potty. He sat there about 2 minutes, with a very determined look on his face, and went PEE PEE!!! I was so excited I picked him up (naked and all) and ran outside to get daddy who was in the middle of mowing the yard. He was so proud of himself and he absolutely made mommy and daddy's night! Now, I'm not naive, I've heard potty training horror stories from all of you. I know it can't be this easy but we will take it one day at a time and tonight was a great start!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Welcome to the World...

Welcome to the world... Little Anthony Aaron Martinez

May 16th 2010
4lb. 3 oz.
16 inches long

You're Daddy was so proud to show you off.
And, your mommy was so brave and excited to be able to hold you.

You were 6 and 1/2 weeks early but we are so glad your here and doing so well.
Your mommy and I have known eachother almost our whole life. It was so special to me to make it to the hospital right when you were being born.
What a blessing you are.
We can't wait to have you over for a play date!!!!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

It's NO fun alone

It's been incredibly hot here this summer, hotter then I remember any summer ever being. We haven't spent too much time outside because of the heat so last night after dinner we took Colton outside to play in the sprinklers. (It was after 7pm and it was still ridiculously hot!)

Colton wasn't too sure what to think of it all at first but quickly discovered that it's no fun to play in the sprinklers alone.

His tears worked really quickly....

... On his daddy!
They had a blast running around the back yard and I'm sure that laughter could be heard down the street. As I watched them...
...I couldn't help but smile to myself...
...Because I am beyond blessed to have these amazing guys in my life.