Friday, September 21, 2007

familiar faces

Finally, we have 1 familiar face here! Our friends from GA are in the process of moving here to Hawaii. The husband, Jason, is here already and the wife (Carmen) and kids come in this weekend. It has been good to see him and catch up a bit. Of course, even better when Carmen gets here and we can catch up. Their oldest was Allison's best friend in GA, so I knwo they will be happy to get reacquainted.

On another note, Jason had eye surgery a couple of weeks ago. It was the laser PRK. He is so happy to NOT wear glasses anymore. He had another checkup today, and his vision is at 20/25 now, and may get even better. He is still having halos around lights at night, but otherwise, it is good. We are also taking Austin to the ENT next month. He has never really slept good, and since we seem to have him on a good round of meds for the mood disorder/ADHD, we are now looking into the ENT side. He is now on Claritin and Flonase, and will see the ENT next month and see what they think. He may have to do a sleep study if they can't find anything wrong. I would love to have a decent nights sleep. So, we will see what they say.

Allison is trying out for cheerleading for school this year. She has had practice all this week and has the tryouts next week on tuesday. She is pretty confident that she will make it. She says that there are 14 slots and only about 16 trying out. So, I guess those are pretty good odds. She is excited about it. I will keep you posted when she finds out if she made it next week.

Thursday, September 13, 2007

Homecomings....

The soldiers that deployed from here last year are not starting to come home. Driving through post, you can see the signs, banners, etc welcoming everyone home. While I am so very happy to see them come home, it really stinks for us. It just makes it hit home even harder that Jason is about to leave. Just last night, I was driving home from church and saw a HUGE welcome home banner, and it just made me cry. I don't want to think about the deployment and my husband having to leave again. But, I have no choice. He is leaving. There is nothing I can do about it. It sucks.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Accountability

For the few of you who actually read my blog, I am asking for your help. I need accountability partners! I am trying, once again, to lose weight. I have, to date, lost 10 pounds since last month. I am watching my intake, walking, and I am about to start going to the gym. I may even start buying some exercise stuff to have at home. Also, I have been taking Alli for the past few weeks. I am determined that I WILL lose weight! With all the kids in school this year, it is the first time that I have ever had time for myself. I plan to use that time to do things, such as exercise, that I couldn't do with the kids to care for. I have tried in the past, but it was always too easy to cop out with some excuse for the kids. Now, it is MY TIME, and I want to do it for ME! If any of you want to partner up with me, let me know! Even if you aren't in the market to lose weight, just help to keep me accountable, or encouragement, would be great! I am officially weighing in every 2 weeks, but sometimes I sneak a peek to see how I am doing. So, anyone interested in joining me???

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Family update

Austin:
HeadStart is going...well....it is going. LOL He is excited about it and he seems happy to go, but everyday he has a melt-down when I have to leave him there. He will adjust, I know, but it will take some time. On a good note, his teacher at church said that sunday he was much better. He actually sat at the table and did the craft with them. So, I am hopeful that he will do just fine. The teacher's assistant is a man, which I think will be really good for Austin when Jason deploys in November. Also, the class started with only 8 kids. It will eventually have up to 20 kids, but at least it is a small group for him to adjust to first. He doesn't do well in groups. He is also starting to show interest in potty-training again. He was almost completely trained before we started having most of the issues with him. He totally regressed, and has just now started to use the potty again. So, all in all, we are very happy with his progress!


Jonathan:

Kindergarten is going great to Jonathan. He loves going to school. And Megan is trying to teach him to read at home. She will be our teacher, I think. The only thing that he is not happy with is that he hasn't had any homework!!! LOL It is just not fair that his sisters have homework and he doesn't! LOL How funny!
In these pics, Jonathan helped Austin get dressed one morning. They picked out matching outfits. Can you say DOUBLE TROUBLE?!?!?!?!?!
Megan:
Not much to tell about Megan, except that she is finally making her own friends, instead of having "joint" friends with Kailyn. She has even slept over with a friend by herself now. That is a big deal fo rher. She has always been shy and scared to do anything by herself. So, she is really blooming this year. Her teacher just raves about her and says she is the best student.


Kailyn:

Kailyn is starting to enter those pre-teen attitudes, etc. She is testing those boundaries for sure. But, I cant complain much, she is a great student, and she really is a good girl. She is just going through those growing pains. And of course, when one goes through it, we ALL go through it! LOL


Allison:

My middle-schooler is just getting too big. She has decided to try-out for cheerleading. So, I guess we will see how that goes. She is loving being a part of the youth group at church. That, I can't complain about at all!


Jason:

My dear hubby is having the PRK eye surgery done on thursday. He is excited to NOT having to wear glasses anymore. He is also seeing the orthopedic next week for his feet. The podiatrist finally referred him over to the ortho surgeon to see if they will do surgery and fix him. So, we are anxiously waiting to see what they decide.


Me:

I am doing fine. I am excited to have a little bit of time for myself now that everyone is in school. We'll see how it goes over the next few weeks, but I think I might just enjoy it! LOL


Pets:

We have added a new pet to the family. We now have Scooby and Dixie. We got Dixie this past weekend. She was rescued by someone from a homeless man that coul dno longer take care of her. We think she is a few months old. While she is pretty ugly, she is just too cute! LOL You dog-lovers will understand.