Sunday, July 24, 2011

Thoughts about Madyn and school

Time with Madyn that is! He starts school in two weeks! After that life will never be the same again! This is crazy stuff. I will be officially a mom to a kindergartener. To a student! Sheesh. This makes me feel old all of a sudden. I know I'm far from it, but none of my friends have children in kindergarten! lol. Madyn will be in the class of 2024, so long as he keeps up with school and is a good student! ;)

I have a feeling that in school Madyn will be good at math and really athletic. I base these thoughts off the fact that he is always running everywhere he can. He'll get down from dinner and run through the living room/family room area at full speed! His favorite kinect game right now is "kinect sports!" His favorite sport is tied between Boxing and volleyball, although the soccer does take a close 2nd/3rd place. On the math portion of things. . . Madyn has been asking me for weeks mathmatic questions. "Mom, what does 3 plus 3 equal?" "Mom half of 5 is 3!" I mean he's ALWAYS asking or trying to figure things like that out! I hope that I am doing a good job of encouraging him to keep trying to figure out these simple mathmatic questions so that he does stay interested in math! Math was NEVER [still is not] my strong point!

Tonight we hung up a calendar similar to ones that teachers have in their classrooms. With the big numbers! We also hung a chart that will help to teach him the days of the week and the "today, tomorrow & Yesterday" parts of speech. He's started to get it without this, so hopefully he'll understand by the time school starts what "today, tomorrow and yesterday" means.

All in all kindergarten is going to be a great experience for both Madyn and myself! Hopefully, we'll survive the first year of school together! ;)

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Oh July....

You start out with a bang with the fourth of July. Then next thing I know it's Madyn's birthday, and now its the week my grandpa died 5 years ago. He would've been 76 this year! He was such a big part of my life, and when he passed away, it was the first funeral I went to. It hurt so deeply. I still miss him very much. I wish all the time he could see my son, and be a part of his life. He was such an awesome man. I am very fortunate he got to see him and hold him before he passed away for at least a minute, and I do have some pictures of them together, but Madyn will never know him. I'll just have to pass down the wisdom he passed on to me. I know that he's up there looking down on us, and in a way I know he sees Madyn and us living our lives, its just hard to remember that all the time.

July is such a weird month. This July is specifically more weird to me than any of the past years. It's the last month I have exclusively we have with Madyn. Next month he'll start school and we'll be parents of a kindergartener! I'm so excited for all of the things he's going to learn, and to seeing how he's going change! I know I keep repeating myself and for that I'm sorry!

The month "anniversary" of us living in our house has come and gone. It's still such a nice feeling knowing we don't have to move anytime soon! The house is still very much amazing. I'm very thankful that we were able to find such a wonderful place to plant our family! It definitely is a lot more work than any residence I've ever lived in before, but it is so worth it and I actually enjoy the housework, minus the bathrooms! hah.

Anywhos, hope you all are doing well!

<3
Manda

Monday, July 18, 2011

Aint a whole lot of babble going down in this bubble huh?

Oops!
Life got away from me again! I'm busy trying to enjoy my "baby" before he runs off to the scary world! Yikes!

Well this morning after my morning workout I was reading my blogs and found this "quiz" it takes all of TWO seconds! (Quiz here) Well I'm a squiggle. I won't post too much about it because I don't want to sway you. But definitely let me know what you "are"!

Today is a day of laundry and some cleaning as usual! A moms work never ends!

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Dear Madyn

Dear Madyn,

You're five years old now. That's half a decade!!! You're so big! As of your birthday you were 42 inches tall and 44.2 lbs! You've got blonde hair that seems to be darkening every time I look at you. Your eyes are the most gorgeous mix between green and brown that I've ever seen. When you wake up every morning you either enjoy a breakfast of cereal, or scrambled eggs. When we have pop tarts stocked on the shelf, you choose those! Your favorite fruit is a banana. You don't like mommy's favorite fruit of strawberries. Your favorite veggie is still broccoli although corn has a close second place. No day is the same with you.

Your favorite things to do right now besides run around and be silly to make everyone laugh are: Playing the kinect, playing any of the lego games, playing any of the many board games we have[favorites seem to be monopoly jr, scrabble jr, or don't break the ice!]. You enjoy coloring, and finally have started to understand how to color within the lines. When we're cooking you always are sure to ask if there's any way to help. I sometimes wonder if you will be a chef when you "grow up."

Being five means you're going to start Kindergarten this year. I am so excited for you to start, because I know that you're going to thrive in a structured environment. You crave others attention, and when you're at school you'll definitely have plenty of attention, I just hope that you do not distract others! ;)

Your bedtime right now is 8:00, and you usually wake up around 6 or 7 o'clock in the morning. Way earlier then Mommy is used to right now, but you are revved and ready to go!

Madyn, you are such a joy to me and your daddy. We love you so much and can't wait to see what the next 5 years bring!

Happy fifth birthday big guy!

Love you,

Mommy