Thursday, June 21, 2012

Pre-K Graduation

Brooke graduated from Pre-K last Friday!! It's been kind of a long year of adjustment because we had never had a kid in school or a calendar to follow prior to Pre-K. Now that it's over, though, it's a little sad to think about next year and the high likelihood of many of Brooke's friends being in a different class. She's made one best friend that lives right down the road, along with many others.

They had a nice graduation ceremony where the kids sang and then they were issued a little diploma. Each student was asked, "What would you like to be when you grow up?" Most of the kids said a teacher, vet, police officer, mail man... But my Brookie proudly walked up to the microphone and said, "I want to be a mommy when I grow up." Everyone in the room went, "Aww!" It was precious and I was, of course, beaming with pride! That's all I ever wanted to be for as long as I can remember so it made me happy to hear her say that, even though she's only 5.

It's been nice having her out of school for the Summer and even though we're only on day 4 of break, it's been wonderful. We've been able to relax in our pajamas in the morning, instead of rushing out the door, and we've enjoyed playing outside in the pool, trampoline and swing set. I could definitely get used to this!

I'm so proud of my girl and for all of the things she learned and accomplished in Pre-K... She knows all of her letters and numbers and can now read small words. She's also attained a lot of social skills that she never had before and has started to come out of her shell so much. I know she will do great in Kindergarten and I can't wait to watch her grow even more!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Fall Semester

Today was a very exciting day for me! After nearly 4 years of dreaming about going back to school, I finally got to sign up for my classes. I met with a really great advisor who was extremely helpful and wonderful and I feel like all of my questions were answered thoroughly.

This Fall I'm going to be taking 4 classes but one of them is a silly little one credit class. That one measly credit gives me the advantage of being considered "full time" and that means I get more financial aid that I wouldn't otherwise get. I'll be taking three classes online.. Human Biology and College Writing 2, along with that one credit class (which a Health Services Seminar.. and it's only for 5 weeks). The only class that I'll have to actually go to will be my math class and I have that from 4-5:50 on Tuesdays and Thursdays. It should be a pretty tolerable schedule and while I know it will be a lot of work, I feel comfortable with it. I also picked things that I'm good at for my first semester... Like my math class is algebra and trigonometry, which I excelled in in high school. The biology class is a big challenge but my advisor said that it's mainly memorization, as opposed to other biology classes where you have to understand concepts. I'm really good a memorizing things so I'm not overly concerned. I'm also really comfortable with writing so that should help me be successful!

I've never been a good student so it's really weird that I'm so eager and excited for school to begin. I keep wishing it was Fall just so my classes would start but I know that I'll regret that once school actually is in session. Lol. I really look forward to proving to others around me (and myself!) that I CAN get good grades and that I WILL achieve the goals that I've set.

I am so thankful for my amazing husband.. He's taking me to get a new laptop for school and he's been cheering me on and believing in my dream from the moment I first told him. I am so blessed to have his unending love and support. Because of him, I know that I'll be fully equipped for success!

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Three Year Stats

Yes, I'm alive and kicking! John started working the night shift again last week and it's an enormous adjustment. It always takes a while for things to feel "normal" again when his schedule gets jostled around like this but we'll survive!

I have failed to blog about Bailey's language explosion and all of her new words that she's learned. I didn't even post about Brooke's first field trip. What kind of mother am I?? But because I always like to write down the girls' weights and measurements on here (for my own records), I should probably make a note of Adrienne's three-year well visit yesterday.. She weighed in at 28 3/4 pounds (which put her in the 22th percentile) and she was 35.5 inches tall (11th percentile). She's a growing girl and we are so thankful for a good report from the doctor! The best part was that she had no shots!

I go to schedule my classes for the Fall semester tomorrow. I'm so excited I can hardly stand it! I'll be sure to update about what my course load looks like! As for now, there are three beautiful little girls calling my name:-) Off I go...