Thursday, July 1, 2010

I'm Still an A Student

I don't often find myself with nothing to do these days. I got a promotion at work and am pretty much working full-time now. But I like my job so that's cool. I finished another semester of college; got an A in my African American History class. Thank goodness I planned a June Vegas trip back in January--I ended up needing it more than I thought I would! We just got back from Vegas a few days ago after spending 3 days there with friends from different states. I don't gamble but I still feel like I won.
My sister came to visit us from Virginia. She also took care of our kids while we were in Vegas. How great is that?! My sister and I went rollerskating together and we also did some karaoke. I think she had a good time.
I am not taking any summer classes this year. I remember taking a class last summer, having homework 4 nights a week and a research paper to write, all while planning my husband's birthday and our kids' birthday party...NO THANKS!
Raquel has finished Kindergarten. She starts 1st grade September 14th. She learned so much from her teacher this year, it is AMAZING. We loved her teacher so much, we gave her a nice gift on the last day of school. How a teacher can teach a 5-year-old how to read is beyond me. And I'm proud of Raquel for being the young lady she is--she's outgoing, smart, friendly, funny and creative. She's everything a mother could want in a daughter. She'll be 6 years old July 7th. :)
I'm currently dealing with a toddler full of temper...Maxine. She'll be two on July 25th. She's sooo sweet when she's happy but when she doesn't get her way, she's red-faced-angry. Raquel was never this way. Maxine is a very different child, though, and I'm learning as I go.
Thanks for checking in :)
(The picture above is a bento box I made for Raquel recently)


Iris said...

WOW! I was JUST going to send you a message yesterday on facebook, telling you how much I missed your blogs! I am so glad you wrote one. Gonna go read it now.

Iris said...

So glad to read that you are keeping busy. Your sister is freaking awesome for coming down to watch the girls.

As for Maxine's personality, she and Eddie could have tandum tantrums. But in all seriousness, I have been reading a lot about it and have learned methods to reduce it, but overall, it's just a tough ride to be on and one that you just have to ride.

I've learned through my own research that if I spend a lot of time with Eddie, his tantrums reduce. If I leave him alone a lot, his tantrums rise!

Bento box = happiness inside <3