Wednesday, August 25, 2010

My baby is a kindergartener! :(

So today was the first day of school and my baby is in kindergarten! How does that happen? How do they grow up so freaking fast? I was very proud of her, but more of myself because I held in my tears until I got to the car to go to work! She was so excited to start and it didn't phase her at all to go to a new place and meet new people! I'm pretty dang proud of the little girl she's grown up to be so far!

So here she is at home before we left. She was over the pictures before they even began! lol

I just *had* to take a picture of her when she turned around because her backpack is almost as big as she is! It's absolutely adorable and I love it!

Here she is next to the sign at the school.

Close up of her by the school sign.

This is her in her classroom at her seat. She was so over it by this point!

When I picked her up after school, the teacher said she got pretty tired around 2:00. At daycare, they would eat lunch at 11:30, then have naptime after that until 2:00. Although she usually doesn't take a nap on the weekends. So we are going to have to adjust bedtime a bit to make up for not having a nap during the week as well.

She was very excited and said they went to the music room and got to sing. And she was very proud of the fact that she ate her whole lunch except her strawberries!

I am very thankful that her teacher seems to be super nice so far and it seems like she is going to enjoy it!

Saturday, July 3, 2010


So tonight was a rehearsal for Briana's ballet recital that is in August. It was so cute! And she did so good!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

An Apology and Briana's Favorite Place

I've been promising some of my followers an update for months now and just haven't gotten around to it. So my sincerest apologies to you all for not updating as often as you all would like. Seems like time has just been slipping away lately.

Tonight we were watching Nick Jr. and one of the "commercials" that comes on between shows was a child singing about his/her (I wasn't actually watching, just listening so I'm not sure if it was a boy or a girl) favorite places.

So as the kid is singing about all his/her favorite places...the beach, the swimming pool, etc., the following conversation occurs:
Briana: "My favorite place is here!"
Me: "Your favorite place is home?"
Briana: "Yep!"
 Me: "Why is home your favorite place?"
Briana: "Because you're here Mommy."

I think my heart melted all over the floor. Man, I don't think it's possible to love this kid any more than I already do. Seriously, I am so blessed to have her in my life and to be her mother.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Where the Easter Bunny Lives

So I'm sitting at work talking to one of my co-workers and my phone rings. It's my parents' number so I answer since my mom went to pick Briana up from daycare today.

It's my dad and he tells me that Briana has a question for me. So Briana gets on the phone and this is how the conversation goes.

Briana: "Where does the Easter Bunny live?"

Me: "Um, uh, that's a good question. I don't know where he lives."

I think for a minute....then say

Me: "I think he lives at the North Pole with Santa."

By this time she had given the phone back to my dad. So my dad says that Briana asked my mom this very question in the car on the way home from daycare. When my mom told her she didn't know, she told my mom they'd ask Pepa (my dad) when they got home. When my dad didn't know, she said she would ask Mommy, hence the phone call.

I was so not prepared for that question. I guess I should start figuring out where the Tooth Fairy lives so I can tell her that when she asks that one huh?

Monday, March 22, 2010

Smell my Ball!

This conversation brought to you by the end of the evening, tired enduced silliness.

Briana: Mom, smell my ball.

Me: Sniffs ball. Why does it stink?

Briana: Because I've been sitting on it. I think I farted on it.

She then breaks out into the giggles while I'm giving her the side eye.

I love the super tired silliness.

And I love the fact that farting enduces endless amounts of giggles out of my kid!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Snowman, er....snow fireman snow motorcycle making.

So we got snow last weekend and it was perfect for making a snowman. It was nice and wet and stuck together well.

The only hat we had for it was a plastic fireman's hat so it ended up being a snow fireman.

As soon as we finished taking the pictures of her with the snow fireman, she promptly knocked it down.

Then she put the "arms" in the front of it and put more snow on it.

The result was this fabulous snow motorcycle!

 We had so much fun playing in the snow!

Monday, January 18, 2010

The Moon is Broke...and Following Us!

In case you haven't noticed, the moon is just a tiny sliver right now. So we were at my parents' house and Briana saw the moon out the front window of the car on our way home.

"Mommy, the moon is broken."

"No it's not, it's supposed to be that way."

"No it's not. It's broken."

"Ok. If you say so."

"Mommy, the moon is following us. I don't like when the moon follows us."

It's not following us."

"Yes it is. It's following us and I don't like when it follows us."

"Sorry, I don't know what to tell you."

I love this kid!