Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The sofa!

Pre-K Evaluation

Anthony did the Pre-K screening this morning which just involved answering a few questions and picking the right pictures off of different pages (shapes, numbers, letters, descriptive pictures, etc). There were a few tough questions that I didn't think he would know but he surprised me! Out of 50 questions he missed 4. The teacher was really excited that he was able to answer most of the questions correctly and went over the top in praising me. It made me feel proud for my smart little boy. :) At the end of the session (which only took about 15 minutes) he was allowed to pick out a brand new book to take home! How cool!

Hopefully his high score won't keep him out of this program. It is the type of program that goes to the "neediest" kids -those who score the lowest- first and then fill on a first come/first serve basis. I hope he gets accepted. :)

Monday, July 26, 2010

Monday = My Friday!

Mondays are my early days at work.

A typical Monday for me includes waking up at 445am, getting us dressed and out the door by 515 and to work at 530. Of course, since daycare doesn't open up until 6 this means I bring Anthony with me, have him chill out in the break room and watch Sesame Street while I go through the morning "open the tower" routine. Then at 6 I scoop him up and bring him to the daycare. (I am not the only one at the tower in the morning so I promise I don't leave it empty!)

By the time we come home at 345pm I am flat out exhausted and *have* to take a nap. Last night I was smart and actually went to bed at 730pm so the exhaustion took a little longer to set in today. LOL!

After work, Anthony and I went to a local bounce house and spent an hour climbing, bouncing, running, etc. It was really fun but also really tiring. We grabbed some ice cream on the way home and then later on gave each of the dogs a bath outside and ended up turning it into a "spray each other with the hose" game. Fun! Exhausting!

Anthony has been in bed for about an hour now and I am on my way to mine. Tomorrow will be a busy day but not like today! I am so ready for my weekend!

Friday, July 23, 2010

New things for a new beginning

When Roy left, he took all of the furniture with him (upon my request). So, now I get to go out and buy all new stuff which has been kind of fun.

My new washer/dryer set was delivered this past Tuesday and I am in love. I bought the front loading kind and while I'm not thrilled that it takes longer to wash the clothes, I am loving how soft the clothes have come out. :)

Anthony and I went to pick out a new couch today -it will be delivered next Tuesday. I wanted something different than the standard brown/tan couch so I got this really modern looking white leather sofa. It is really comfortable. I am thinking about going back and getting the matching chair and ottoman so I can have a nice reading spot... we'll see.

The next thing on my list is an entertainment center/tv stand and possibly a new tv. Those won't be for a while, though.

Stay tuned for pictures.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010


My schedule kind of sucks right now since I have no seniority at work and got stuck with Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday as my days off. This means that I work 40 hours from Friday to Monday, two of those days I work at night. All of this is to say that finding someone to watch Anthony during the hours I work has been really, really difficult.

Currently, I have him in a daycare that doesn't have any type of schedule other than meal and nap times. No learning activities over the weekend -just free play, movies, and outside time. I am not happy with him spending so much time in front of a tv, but right now I have found no other option than this daycare. He seems to enjoy it and hasn't had any issues so far, so we are going to see if we can stick it out for a bit until I can find something that satisfies what I am looking for.

Recently, I have been worried about not being able to get him into a structured pre-school and that it would hurt him when he gets to Kindergarten. A couple weeks ago I found out about a pre-school program run by the public school system and decided I will try to get him into it. We have a screening appointment for it next Tuesday and then hopefully they will let me enroll him. I would prefer to have him in the program but if I cannot get him enrolled I have decided that I will home school him instead. The program is only a half-day schedule which would work out perfectly for us, I think.

I am also enrolling him in Karate. I was going to bring him back to Tae Kwon Do but he has decided he wants to do Karate this time, so that is what we will do. I'm sure if there were a Kung Fu option, he would want to go that route instead, seeing how much he is obsessed with the Kung Fu Panda movie lately! LOL

Friday, July 16, 2010

Here we go

Anthony and I dropped Roy off at the airport this afternoon so he could go back to Louisiana. All I could think was "Who knows when Anthony will get to see him again?"

I guess Anthony sensed that this goodbye was a lot different than any of the ones in the past. From the back seat I heard a very quiet "Mami, I'm going to miss Papi." It was said in that shaky, near crying voice that only comes out when he is extremely sad and upset.

My heart breaks for him.

Friday, July 2, 2010

I thought

I thought it would be appropriate to start a new blog to go along with this new chapter in my life. I can't bring myself to delete the old one, though. A lot has happened since I started the old blog. A lot has changed. Hopefully, I will keep up this blog and share the good, the bad, and the ugly... but hopefully mostly good.