Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Nora's first day at preschool

Nora loved preschool! She has been super excited to go for months and it's how we convinced her to pee on the potty. Which might be a little wrong, but it was the truth. Here she is after her first day.

She's definitely a leader, and did not enjoy following with the rest of the class. Can't say that I blame her - so many cool toys! Handling Nora definitely takes a bit of finesse, and not everyone has that finesse. I usually give her two choices and if she doesn't take one of those, well, she doesn't get either. That has worked great at home, keeping tantrums to a minimum. I can understand how that wouldn't work out so well with a bunch of other students. So, today, I didn't really give her a choice on what I was making for lunch. She ate it, but it's not as if she will not eat what you give her....she's a great eater.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Back to school...

Fall term has started. Busy, busy, busy here.

Today is my super busy day, as I have a class, a small break and then a lab today.

I am taking a Lifetime Fitness class this term. After 13 credits, you don't pay anymore for tuition, only lab fees. For $40, I'll get to work out for the entire term....sounds good to me. Perhaps I can lose some of this baby weight and get back to my cute clothes that I wore after Nora was born. I got rid of all my fat clothes after I lost a bunch of weight after Nora was born. As a result, I now only have a handful of clothes that fit over my boobs and belly. Of those, only like two have no stains. Such is the life of a poor momma, lol. The stains are all from dirty hands and my lovely husband who does not think to check to make sure that stains have come out before he tosses things into the dryer.

I'm excited to go to college this semester. I have a combination of internet courses and on campus, but this will be my first venture to campus on a regular basis, even though I took classes over the summer. But, I feel frumpy. Today I have to go to class for A&P I and lab. I'm excited to start but scared too. Hopefully I will do well!

In other back to school news, Nora starts pre-school at the end of August. Such a big girl!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Still here....picture at the end.. :)

It's been a bit since I posted last. I just wanted to update. :)

Summer session for school is over. I'm happy to report that I got a 4.0! I breezed through my Basic Algebra and Intro to College class, while really sweating over my Intro to Psych. I really thought Psych was going to be easy, but turns out it was really tough - mainly the professor. I don't think he likes internet classes. Why he teaches them, I have no idea. Anyways, I sweated it out and ended up with a 91.something % - fantastic. I did learn a LOT in that class, lest you think I was just being lazy - it wasn't the homework that bothered me, or the reading. In fact, I probably had more homework in my Basic Algebra and Intro to College class, it was the lack of teaching - we read the book, played with a CD and that was it. My Basic Algebra and Intro to College class both used online videos of the lessons, plus they encouraged (and Intro to College required) class participation. My Psych professor disabled the web forums so that we could not communicate with other class members. I'm still a bit bitter, lol, but I at least made and A, so I should just move on. :P I will - but I won't take my next Psych class with him that I have to take in the spring. ;)

Sean also took classes - an Intro to Web Design and an Operating Systems class. He too got a 4.0 for the semester. :)

We're both signed up for a full load for fall. And, we're each taking a fitness class - which enables (and requires) us to use the college gym. So, maybe I can finally work off some of this baby weight!

Nora is three tomorrow. I can not believe how big my little girl has gotten. She's so ready to start pre-school. She is only having an occasional accident. Unless she gets mad, then she'll purposely go - so not cool. She definitely has her own mind on things. She's a spitfire, and if she doesn't like something, she's not afraid to say so. She's a leader - she even tries to lead older kids around and tell them what to do.

Josh will be one next month. The year has gone by quickly! He's a momma's boy all the way - I love it. He completely lights up when I come into the room. Of course, maybe it's the milkies that come with me? :P I'm enjoying it, that's for sure.

Here's a picture of them both at the zoo last Monday (we went for World Breastfeeding Week). Nora is giving her fake smile and Josh is just giving his usual smiles. :) They're both comfy in the double jogging stroller that we borrowed. I so need to buy our own - stalking Craigslist for one now. :)