Thursday, July 28, 2011

Registration Day!


     Ah glorious thursday!  Today we get Emily all registered for her last year of middle how it is flown by!  I have a feeling I will have to argue my way through this process since the school says we owe money for her ugly, blue, too small, too short choir dress.  I have emailed the teacher and gone in and spoke to the vice principal throughout the summer but have gotten nowhere.  I was told if I don't pay it she can't register.  We'll see about that today.  I am pmsing so they may not want to start with me today.  I will try my hardest to not embarrass my children since I have to take all three of them with me today but I make no promises...well I promise not to use any bad language, ok?  I promise to only use my bad language while working on Emily's IEP for her bipolar diagnosis....I am sure they will think she got that from me! 

    Madison starts kindergarten this year which will make me a one kid Mom during the day.  How will Zach handle that I am not sure.  He will have Maddie withdrawls I am sure but since I will be in Georgia on my vacation from my life, hubby will have to deal with it!  Hee hee....I timed that well.  I will be here for Maddie's first day but the next day I will be on a plane to visit my sisters and brother.  I can't wait...for both Maddie to start school and vacation!  Zach will be fine I am sure and maybe will learn to do things himself instead of using Maddie to do his dirty work! 

     Wow that made me sound bad!  This trip is also a graduation gift to myself since I will finally have my AA degree done!  Woo Hoo!!!  I can finally check that box that says college graduate!  Next I will start working towards my BA in education so I can teach kindergarten to all those eager little minds!  I do love kids, especially those that don't live in my home!  LOL!!!  I am hoping I will be ready to work when Zach can go to preschool....fingers crossed.  This next term I am taking chemistry (my 2nd attempt, first one I dropped) and spanish.  I figured I can use spanish since you hear it so much around here.  I am hoping I remember all that I knew back in my high school days...we'll see! 

     On a serious note I have really looked at our finances and decided that we need to get rid of cable among other things.  There I said it....we NEED to cut back on spending.  I will soooooooo miss it but if we can get all these shows using a roku or the wii WHY am I spending almost $80 a month for direct tv?  It is a big step for us since we love our TV but I am hoping it will also make us all be more active and do things together as a family.  We will get an antenna so we can get local TV....I remember saying how ghetto houses looked with those big ole' antennas.  I am sure to eat those words!  I hope it will help us save our money for a trip to Disney World sometime next year.  THAT excites me! 

     On that note of saving money, I need to go through my coupons and find some great deals on clothes and food to feed these growing children.  Still trying to decided to make lunches or have them eat at school.  My lazy self says "have them eat that crap at school" but the Mommy in me says "make them something semi-healthy to eat".  We'll see who wins this after a week or so or getting up at 5:30 with Emily so she can beautified every morning!  Ah the thrills of back to school! 

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Summer is almost over!!!!

I cannot believe that it is almost back to school time!  I am soooo excited!  Don't get me wrong...I love my kids and doing things with them but it is hard to keep a 2, 5 and 14 year old happy! We go to the pool and zoo, go for bike rides, play at the park and numerous other things but I still hear the "Mom I am bored" 10 minutes after we get home!  The teen is the hardest....she sleeps most of the day away and then is mad when I tell her it is too late or hot to do anything.  I wish I could sleep the day away!

I am still going to school fulltime and will graduate the end of summer with my AA in Integrated Studies.  It isn't my goal but at least I will have a college degree!  I will still plug away at all my electives for my BA in Elementary Education and transfer to a four year college once I am ready to work on the meat and potatoes of my degree.  I am hoping to be ready to teach when my 2 year old is ready for school.  Hubby is only six classes away from his BA in Business then he can retire from the Air Force if he chooses.  We are excited about a life out of the military!  

The kids are growing by leaps and bounds.  This summer all three have taken swimming lessons and have enjoyed them.  Madison also takes gymnsatics and is going wonderfully.  She is about to moe up a level which she is so happy about.  Emily is a typical teen, playing with her hair and makeup and acting a fool over boys.  She drives me nuts but I am sure I did the same things at that age but don't tell her!  Zach is my little man.  He is such a MaMa's boy which I love.  He is talking all the time and getting into anything and everything.  

Lately I have been back to couponing and saving money.  We want to take a big trip to DisneyWorld next year and have been saving money.  It just seems every time we get money saved, something comes up where we have to spend it.  Just this morning I was getting ready to run my dishwasher and it would not turn on.  Oh well back to having Emily be my dishwasher I guess!  You know, when it rains it pours!  

All in all, life is very good....