Sunday, August 30, 2009

All Clear!

I forgot to share that i finally got the all-clear from the doctor's office. After 8 months of close monitoring, I had my final hCG screening a couple of weeks ago and the results were normal. I am so relieved that this miscarriage is finally over and more than ready to move on!

I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful support system. My husband, family, and friends have been so tolerant of my emotional mood swings since last Christmas. This has definitely been and continues to be a tough road for me, but I know that God is holding my hand every step of the way.

The future? We are trusting in God's plan for our family. We would love another child, but I learned from the last pregnancy that I am not the one in charge here. :) So I guess we'll see....

"May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." - Romans 15:13

Monday, August 24, 2009

Keri's first day of SCHOOL!

Wow....I just can't believe that Keri is in kindergarten. She is such a big girl now.

We all got up early this morning to take Keri to school. She was so excited and couldn't wait to see Mrs. Perry and her classmates. She was so brave and didn't even cry. In fact, she practically kicked us out of the classroom. Kendal took it harder than anyone...she cried as we left the building saying "I want my Sissy. I want to go to big school." I was definitely a big change for us all.

Wake up sleepy-head...time for school!

Ready to go

She got her own jar of play dough and opened it herself.

Daddy helping put her name tag on

Kyle and Kendal stayed home while I went to get Keri this afternoon. Kindergarten is dismissed at 2:50 and the other grades are dismissed at 3:00. The school changed the drop off/pick up routine and car riders are done in the back of the building where there are not any parking spots. At 2:45, I parked at the front of the building and walked in to go find Keri (in the back, where I knew she was waiting). The principal encouraged me (and a few other parents) to drive to the back of the building and get my child in the car rider lane. I got in my car and made it to the back of the car rider line at 2:50. The line was soooooo long! I waited patiently for a while, then started to panic.

At 3:05, I had only moved a few car lengths and was getting very upset. All I could think about was how Keri had been waiting for 15 minutes for me to come and get her, and I wasn't there yet! At 3:11, there were still at least 25 cars in front of me (seriously) and I couldn't wait any longer. I whipped out of that line and drove back to the front of the building, parked my car and asked the first person with a badge where the kindergarten car riders were waiting. While trying to hide my panic and frustration, I explained what the principal told me 21 minutes earlier but I just could not wait any longer to get my child.

Then I started to cry. Oh yes....cry! That poor lady wrapped her arm around me and quickly walked me to my child. Keri was happy to see me and told me that she had a great day. I was so embarrassed that I cried, but could not imagine my child sitting outside waiting for me for over 20 minutes. I didn't want her to think that I forgot about her! I didn't think I was going to be one of those parents, but my mama bear instincts kicked it and I lost it, lol!

The great news is....Keri had an awesome day and is excited about going back tomorrow. It might take Mommy a little time to adjust. :-)

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Corpus Trip

We wanted to take a mini-vacation before school started so we loaded up and headed to Corpus Christi! We stayed with Kyle's Granny for a couple of nights and visited the Texas State Aquarium and of course, the BEACH! The girls had a great time and we enjoyed eating at Snoopy's. Here are a lot of pictures from our trip. Enjoy!
Checking out the sting rays at the Aquarium

Kyle was fascinated by this

Waiting for the dolphin show

Still waiting....

This cheetah scared me!

It was SO hot outside, but we still had fun!

Keri LOVED the beach! dogs!

Miss Thang (Ha!)

Keri wouldn't be still

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Practicing For Fall Ball!

Keri is excited about starting softball next month. We have signed her up in the 5U/6U t-ball league. We have been going to the softball field to practice batting, throwing, catching, and running bases. Keri really enjoys playing!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Keri's Room

When Haleigh was here we painted Keri's room. Here are a few pictures of her room with the new bed & freshly painted walls.