I like this tree. I'm waiting until we get closer to December 25, 2012 to put the live tree up.
Tonight we roasted marshmallows in the roaring fire.
TR did a 180 in gymnastics. She leaves clas and tells us that she was good, that she did not roll her eyes or raise her voice at her coach. Her coach agrees. I think those naps before class make a difference. Shout out to Mr A for being nap enforcer.
One of the gym staff, makes creative balloons to give to TR, if TR is good for the week. TR works hard during the week to earn her balloon. QT tries to earn his balloon each week, but I think he forgets about the balloon until he hits class.
I picked up a little golf set and QT loves it. I rigged up a couple of toys to make a golf club, but I plan to purchase a couple of toddler clubs because QT loves to golf.
I think I must have latent athletic abilities because these kiddies could not have gotten this athletic just from Mr. A's genes.
Schools and Books
|TR brought her pillow, blanket and book in our room and got comfy.|
I am back to the work of work. I have not worked with clients since April. It feels good to get back in the game and back up to speed.
My bay area business is being blessed. We moved here and without advertising, the bay area calls
My A and I are a great team. I had a good business that flourished with organization and
Mr A organizes weekly staff meetings, which I don't like but which I love after they end. Those
Instead to bemoaning the rule change, I have to figure out how to exist within the new rules. I will say I won't work harder than everyone else to have the same as everyone else.
My kids greatly entertain me.
When you are 2 and 4 your imagination and a few props, allow you to be whomever you want to be.
TR has an imaginary sister, named TR Cinderella. Her sister lives in a castle on a hill, in the big city. Her sister seems to move a lot, so it makes visiting her difficult.QT goes to football practice with Mr. A, so when TR tells him he doesn't go to school, he tells her that he goes to football school.
QT's football school,(where Mr A coaches) is private and at the end of games, kids in the stands and players on the field, link arms and sing their school song. I got teary eyed the first time I saw the kids organize themselves and sing it.
QT sang part of the song and aside from my amazement of him knowing the song, I realized he considers himself a part of the team. He rides the team bus to away games, he sits on Mr A's shoulders throughout every game, he attends practice and he has gone to a couple team dinners. The football kids play with him, and make sure he is taken care of. When he isn't there, people look for him.
I arrived late to a game and had QT with me. The folks in the stands said hi to him and told him they had been looking for him. The private school atmosphere is far more suited to family than public school. Other coaches also bring their kids and have those kids on the sideline. TR used to go to practice with Mr A in L.A., but Mr A was the only coach bringing a kid.
Here QT often encounters other kids to play with at practice. When TR goes to practice, the cheerleaders come to get her. They let her join in. I don't think this is a regional difference, I think it's a public-private school difference. I see why Mr A was committed to our kids attending private. Last night at Thanksgiving, my cousin brought his new girlfriend and she has a 5 year old. Neither Mr A or I were in the room so we got the story 2nd hand. TR walked to the girl, introduced herself, curtsied ( she had a dress with a big skirt) asked the girl if she wanted to play, opened a bottle of water and said, "we have tea". They said watching it made them all gooey in the heart. I am a huge Audrey Hepburn fan, and TR dresses and moves like she has seen Audrey Hepburn movies. Of course when she is not walking like Audrey in Sabrina, she is flipping and doing hand stands. When TR sees a short sofa she tends to back flip onto it. The people nearby will start advising caution and then quickly move to, 'oh my, she is some kind of acrobat/gymnast". They then ask me if she is a gymnast. TR began walking toward the end of 13 months. She toddled about 2 weeks, then she waked like an expert. The next month, she got on the back of our couch and walked across. I was so scared. Mr A found a gymnastics class, and I was happy that they had a balance beam she could walk across. I am grateful gymnastics exists. My daredevils kiddies are able to perform the risky endeavors and have mats beneath them. I am very thankful for my kids who ensure there is never ever a dull moment. I am thankful my kids are fun, playful, athletic, thinkers and friendly. I am thankful Mr A is who he is. I am grateful to my mom and sister for watching the kids even though they sometimes act as if I have asked them to paint my house. I am grateful God has spared and taken great care of us.