Saturday, October 24, 2009

K-S-U Wildcats!!

My family has gone to KSU games since I was in middle school.
We've been to bowl games, tailgates, Big 12 championship games.
So when I was a senior, there was no question about where I was going to go ot school.
KSU...I love it! I bleed purple.
My kids have clothes for KSU and they don't even know what it is or why they wear them!
Well today Eli got his first glimpse as to what KSU is all about!
Last week my mom bought him a jersey and he's had a football for a while. So we loaded up at 6:30am to head to Manhattan for the game against Colorado.
We started with tailgating...donut holes for Eli!

Then we walked over to Bramalage to watch the men's basketball team scrimmage.

Papa, Grandma Kathi and Eli

Our family...minus Cole. We left him with Aunt Nikki!

Then into the stadium for the football game!

Eli passed out....he slept for about an hour in the middle of the game! He even slept through half-time with the band playing

The highlight of the game for Eli! He got to meet Willie the Wildcat! He signed Eli's football and Eli actually went to him to take a picture!

It was so much fun to spend time with you Eli! Now matter where you decide to go to school, we will still love you! However, by teaching you early that KSU is the best maybe it will help you make your decision!

Go Cats!!!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

my boys

I love these boys with all my heart! That smile of Eli's melts my heart! Cole is starting to smile and it looks just like Eli's! They are my world and I miss spending my days with them!

Thursday, October 15, 2009

what a mess

This happened a few weeks ago, when I was still home on maternity leave. Eli had gotten into my mascara and I had him go wash his hands. He's done this before...he likes to play in the water. So when he was taking a while, I didn't think much about it. I was busy trying to get Cole to sleep when I heard a funny noise coming from the bathroom.

When I went to check on Eli, I realized he had done more than just playing. Oh my I had a mess...
Eli had plugged the sink and had the water running...on high.
When I walked in the bathroom, the sink was overflowing with water.
It was just running onto the floor.
There was water pooling on the floor, seeping out on my carpet.
I opened the drawers of my cabinet to see water standing in them about an 1 /12inches high.
I opened the door at the bottom of the cabinet and there was water standing in there, just dripping out on the floor.
I didn't get any pictures of Eli standing at the sink.
I was too freaked out to think about that!
However, I did take some pictures of some things afterwards.

Look at all of those towels it took me to clean it up!

I love you Eli! You keep me on my toes, but you smile melts my heart!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

pumpkin patch

Last weekend we went to the pumpkin patch. It was so much fun! We didn't go last year b/c we thought Eli was little enough that he wouldn't really enjoy it too much. This he loved it! In fact on the way home he said, "Mommy, Daddy, I love you!"

Eli and Cole with their pumpkins!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

time is up

My precious little boy is 6 weeks old.
This means only 1 thing...I have to go back to work tomorrow.
I can't believe it.
It seemed like such a long time away 6 weeks ago.
Now it's here, and there's nothing I can do about it.

I'm having a hard time tonight thinking about going back.
I went to school today to get ready and I just looked around my room and felt lost.
I had no idea what had really been going on in there these past 6 weeks.
How are they going to react to me?
I don't even really know where they are academically.
AND, I have 2 nights of conferences the following week.

However, I do believe that God has called me to be a teacher.
I feel that even more as I have been praying about things lately.
So many of my friends get to stay at home with their children and I often wonder if that is what I'm supposed to be doing.
After a LOT of prayer, I truly feel that God has a plan for me and for right now it's to be in the classroom.
I feel that after becoming a mommy, I have become a better teacher.
I constantly think about my kids through out the day, but find comfort in knowing they are with Grandma.
They are with a loving, caring and compassionate Christian woman.
While I am being a loving, caring and compassionate Christian woman to 22 kids.
That is what I would want for my have a teacher that is a Christian and truly cares about them.

So tomorrow I will be walking out the door with my 2 kids so I can go to work.
Pray for me!
Pray that I will get rest at night!
Pray that my student's will be understanding as I walk back into an unfamiliar situation.
Pray that the first day of All Day Kindergarten is successful for the students and me!