I go back to the dentist today… it’s an “emergency” appointment. I’m so tired of the dentist. I knew there was a reason I only go if I absolutely need to. A month after getting my wisdom tooth pulled and I’m still dealing with the issues from it.
It’s my moms birthday today. I need to remember to call her later!
We think Jada isn’t going to last much longer – Jada is our 14 year old cat.
Xander is done nursing… it’s bitter sweet but it will be nice to have my body back.
I need to go back on a diet. I suck at this sort of thing.
I also want to start walking and exercising again. Summer isn’t too far around the corner and I want to get into a bikini again one day! I’m too self conscious for anything but a Tankini right not.
Many, many, many thoughts and prayers to my step-dad lately. I hate that they are so far away sometimes.
There’s nothing going on this week and it’s definitely a relief. Last week was too busy for me.
As you can see from the videos posted yesterday, Kayliana is improving on her gymnastics. The end of the new video when I told her to do a front walkover – well, she hasn’t actually learned that in gymnastics, and the back walkover is new to her.
1. What are your favorite things to do on a lazy day?
Read or catch up on some tv shows while still in the PJ’s. Usually these sorts of days happen on the weekend, but lately those are really busy too. My new “lazy day” is Sunday.
2. What is your tv guilty pleasure?
Dance Moms – I think I’ve mentioned it before. I think it’s the only show that I may feel silly watching at times.
3. What is your favorite road trip music?
I don’t really go on road trips, but top hits are usually my go to.
4. What are your favorite magazines of books to read by the pool or laying around?
I am not a fan of magazines to be honest.
5. What is your favorite snack?
If I want something sweet, it’s brownies or reeses, and if I want something salty chips and dip are my go to.
As mentioned before, since there is nothing really new going on with these 2, I’m combining Addison’s and Tristan’s update in a single post.
Addison is doing better with school. She started out pretty anti-social but she is warming up and has made plenty of friends. She has no trouble with anyone being mean to her, but I think if she did, she would be the kid who put them in their place, unlike Kayliana. Her speech has improved, and I’m glad that I kept her in it after all. She is missing a lot of front teeth so her “th’s” are still hard to understand and in conversation she can still be difficult to understand if you don’t know her, she whines, or she’s talking way too fast. Her “r’s” have improved and she no longer sounds like she’s from Brooklyn. Her teacher says that she is “above grade level” in school and she’s advanced in reading. She’s still in dance and has recital again in June. She says she doesn’t want to dance anymore, so we will see what happens when it stops. She wants to try gymnastics. I don’t see that going well to be honest, but we will see how it goes.
Tristan is just as bad as ever. He’s rotten to the core. He loves school, still, and gets upset if he doesn’t go the 2 days out of the week that he’s not scheduled to go. He’s warming up to Xander and will even play with him now. I still have a hard time with discipline with him and he has issues listening. As he gets closer to 4, he’s getting slightly better. He’s still in a toddler bed, but now that we have our tax refund, we’ll be purchasing him a bed! Don’t know what bedding he will get. It will probably be something so not what I would choose, but it’s his bedding and until we move, I’m not doing any sort of “theme” since we can’t paint and decorating is limited.
That pretty much sums up what is going on with those 2. Like I said, not a lot. Photos Complimentary of Instagram
Kayliana is now 8.5 years old and most of the time, she acts much older. She’s a smart little girl, but sometimes I wish she had more spunk to her when it comes to other kids in her class.
Lets start with the bad news…… she’s being bullied at school. Not just verbally, but physically. There is a boy in her class that is always shoving her and pushing her. We’ve already contacted the school multiple times about it. All we get is “We’ll take care of it, if it happens again, let us know.” Then, about a week ago, she came off the bus with a red mark under her eye. I asked her what happened and she said that a particular boy punched her in the face. This was a different boy, a boy I was surprised to hear about considering last year she was pretty good friends with him. We contact the principal and we are told that “they’ll talk to the kid” and that he “didn’t mean any harm.” Seriously? This wasn’t okay in my book. I had had enough at this point and told her that she needed to stick up for herself. If a kid yells at her, yell back, if someone pushes her, push back. I’m tired of her just taking it and not saying anything to them and the teachers just shrugging her away. She came home the other day with a note saying that she and another little girl (a girl that has picked on her since last year – calling her ugly and stupid) got into a yelling match where they were bossy and rude to each other. The teacher had the nerve to give me a little parenting advice and suggested that I teach my kid manners! I hate this teacher. I’m not a fan of her. If she continues to be pushed around, I think I may pull her from the school. Where we will go from there, I’m not sure, but the school isn’t protecting her and now because *she* got in trouble for sticking up for herself, she’s afraid to do it again, even though Willie and I appraised her for defending herself at home. I guess we will see how the next few weeks play out.
Now, with the better news. I don’t know if I’ve mentioned it, but as of mid January, she is now on the gymnastics competition team at her gymnastics studio. She’s learned so much this past school year and is doing really well. Depending on how well she does in class, she could compete as early as September. They are learning the routines for the gymnastics competition in September now. Where she was practicing 3 hours a week in the pre-competition team, she is now there practicing 12 hours a week. She’s there 4 days a week for 3 hours at a time. She doesn’t seem to mind being there constantly and she prefers to be there over school any day. We are building her a balance beam so that she can practice it at home. She wants a bar though, which is a bit more tricky and to buy it from Tumbl Track or something is nearly $300 dollars or something, so we will have to see what our options are. She’s better at the bars then the rest of the girls in her team.
After a type of wheezing/coughing that she was doing, I took her to my allergist. They looked at her and verified that she had allergy issues like I do. She’s now on Nasonex once a day and when Spring hits, I’ll likely start giving her some Zyrtec to help with the seasonal allergies. She gets tested on Tuesday to see what exactly she is allergic to.
Overall, that is about it for her. She got her report card on Friday and she has straight A’s.
Another week that I am linking up with Ashley at Ashley Lately Head over there if you want to join in.
1. What is your favorite thing to watch on a girls night?
I don’t really have many of these, but when I do, I prefer romance or comedy.2. What is your favorite thing to watch on your day off?
I’m a stay at home mom, I never have a day off. When the baby is napping and the other 3 are in school though, I try to catch up on some of the tv shows I record.
3. What is your favorite thing to watch when you’re sick?
A romance movie. They are pretty relaxing and I can just lay in bed and watch them.4. What is the last movie you saw in the theater?
Oh my… it’s been a long while. I want to say the first Hunger Games movie…
5. What are your top three favorite movies or tv shows?
Movies – Pirates of the Caribbean, Pitch Perfect, A Walk to Remember
Tv Shows (I’ll only do the ones that are still airing) – Once Upon a Time, Revenge, Lost Girl – and to throw another out there.. The Walking Dead