Tuesday, August 27, 2013

What I want to be when I grow up...

OH, Kindergarten...
Dropping your kid off at school for the first time it can be dreadful for all involved!
But it can also remind us of our WANTS in life...
For me it reminds me I want to be a stay-at-home mom! 
Not just any stay-at-home mom,
you know the ones who drops their kid(s) off in yoga pants,
not because they have been to yoga but that it the only thing they EVER wear.
(Please note not hating maybe jealous but not hating...and remember this is my dream so)

No I want to be the SAH mom is always fashionable,
 makes Pinterest ideas look silly
and who's house is impeccably clean.
 I want to be a stay-at-home mom who's kids are always well-dressed and well mannered.
And can recite all the books of the Bible in order,
as well as know the references numerous veres you might need on a regular basis.
Basically I want to be June Cleaver and Martha Stewart all rolled into one fashionable momma!


 But that's not my life, 
and let's face it that's not reality~
 I'm a full-time working mom
 who has more Pintoristy's than Pin successes, 
My fashion gets a little stale 
as jeans/slacks and a company shirt can be my go to work attire
 (and no one would notice or care)
I do good to remember my Bible study time and to ensure he has said his prayers,
much less quiz him on the catcheism.

I'm a mom who has to choke back tears on the first day, 
until I get back to the car to buckle the baby his car seat and then opens the flood gates,
to which I promptly tell myself to suck it up 
because guess what I had to go to work 
and "ain't nobody got time for that"

I'm  the mom who carts the pump back and forth daily,
constantly worried do I have enough milk for the little one.
All the while getting engrossed in what I am doing and forgeting to pump
(dang I should probably pump now)

Ok so there you have it....
what I want to be vs what I am...

I'm not unhappy with my path in life, 
just as humans we always want more...
we want what's on the other side...

But in light of recent events with friends 
today I am thankful and overjoyed that God has blessed me.
He has blessed me with an amazing husband, who is hard working and dedicated.
He has blessed me with 2 healthy boys
He has blessed me with a job that is somewhat flexible.
He has blessed me with a church family that loves me as if I was their own flesh & blood.
SO many blessings that I don't take the time to look at,
because all I can see is what I want.  

Take a moment today and thank God for your blessings.

Until Next time,

Caci

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Wrangler Wednesday: 1st Day of Kindergarten!

So my lil' man isn't so little anymore! 
If you remember a couple of years back he dropped out of our school district's Montessori preschool.  
Then last year we had an awesome experience at a local church preschool.
He started Kindergarten today at one of the 5 elementary schools in our district.
He was very excited!  I think a few things helped the lil man...
1. He knows his teacher and his teacher knows him
2. He's at a school that is filled with family and friends (even if they aren't in his classroom)
3.  He's ready for new experiences

So how did we kick off this new chapter in our life??


Last night we sorted through and made sure we had all the items on his supply list.
And packed his book bag...we are not morning people 
(funny isn't it since hubs is a dairy farmer).
Also I knew if I didn't pack everyone's bags up the night before
 something would get left at home.
(Ask Nana about the day I since milk for the baby but no bottle)


At his request I packed him a lunch.  I did everything but the sandwich the night before.  
Yes I realize that you can't see any thing but PB&J and some snacks 
but I promise there are some fruits in there as well.  


This morning I got him up 10 minutes earlier than he "has to" so that he could get some play time with Waylon and get going...did I mention he's not a morning person.
He was hesitant to let me take pictures but he knew it wasn't worth the fight 
I was going to do it anyways!  HA!  I finally won one!


We actually left exactly on time for school!!  Please write that down!! I did something on TIME!!!
It took us about 10 minutes to get to the school and another 5 in traffic.  Since it was the first day...baby boy and I of course walked him into his room.  He insisted on having a picture with his baby brother before we got out of the car.  


Walking into school he was a little overwhelm by seeing some of the older kids.   


But once he got onto his hallway and into his classroom he was fine, well at least he was after a bathroom visit.  Apparently he forgot to "go" before we left home.  He settled right into his assigned seat and told me bye before I was even ready to leave...I left anyways.  The kid never shed a tear...I on the otherhand held them back until I was in the privacy of my own car and then I might have let a few out...



I created him a memory page using the Back to School Interview idea ... I love this idea and it has been all over Pinterest.  I also took a ton of other pictures as well, but didn't want to bore you with ALL of them!  I found this great back to school photo check list yesterday and while I didn't take all of the pictures on the list yet.  I am well on my way to knocking it out.  I typically will be at work when he gets off the bus but today this mommy will be waiting, camera ready for that Kodak moment. 

So that's how we got out the door on day 1...let's see how tomorrow goes. And a BIG Thanks to Mrs. Knight & Mrs. Whitesides for taking such good care of our little man.


Until next time...

Caci

Thursday, August 15, 2013

Hi y'all...I'm back!

So after a few weeks of trying out what I thought would be an awesome blogging venture...it turned stale...I don't like it.  I guess I just love my blogger interface too much to change!  So anyways...I am back here again blogging about whatever happens around the farm.  Stay tuned later today or tomorrow for a quick update on life.