First Day of School

Well, we made it through our first day of school. Sydney was a little less than excited about getting up at 6:45, but a little Dora helped her get over that. After fighting with her to get her to shower, get dressed, brush her teeth, brush her hair, this is the outcome.

I was nervous that Sydney would be scared being in a new building with new teachers, but of course she did fine. She walked in and said, "Mom, a hug and a kiss. Have a good day."

This is when we first got to school. Of course she had to take baby with her.

Her biggest concern was making sure she had one of the strollers for her doll. Her teachers said she was great and was a leader. She is one of the youngest in her class, but definitely the smartest .(This of course coming from her Mommy!) She made a cute little "all about me paper" and actually answered all of the questions correctly. When asked what her favorite food was she answered, "mac and cheese" which I know was her original answer. I don't think anyone besides her really calls it that. My class did the same sheet and I'm pretty sure some of them went home with sheets that were a little different than what they should have been. My class, is well, a little wild. There were seven of them yesterday and I really felt like there 75. I'm ready to get about a month into it, when they know my rules and we have established boundaries.

This year Sydney is in the Brown Kangaroos classroom which is right across the hall from me. I didn't get to peek in on her near enough, but I'm hoping that as my class settles down I'll be able to do more peeking.She was the first one asleep and I had to go in and wake her up when it was time to leave. But, she was super happy. Here she is complete with back pack, nap mat, lunch box and everything else she needs. I think I need a pack mule to get in and out.

She was worn out from school and actually went to bed before 10. It is 9 a.m. now and she is still sleeping. She had a lot of fun playing before she went to sleep.


Goth Chick?

Ok, so apparently she thinks that blue fingernail polish looks good. I don't agree, but try talking this two-year-old down. She brought me her blue fingernail polish yesterday and asked me to do her toenails, which I had no problem with because I could always put real shoes on and cover it right up. But, no that wasn't good enough - she asked for her nails to be done, too. Ahh - the beauty of having a girly-girl.


Our last week of summer

Well, all went well with the IUI last week, now we just have to play the waiting game and see what happens. I'm pretty sure that is the hardest part of all of this - waiting.

This weekend we had a lot of fun. We watched one of David's co-worker's children and her name is also Sydney. So, the two Sydney's played and had a great time. During the afternoon we took them to the first-annual (yeah, I know, it can't be annual until the second, but I'll ignore that journalistic rule) Boys and Girls Kids Day. There were tons of booths and games for the kids and they got t-shirts and canvas bags to bring their goodies home in - and yes, we filled the bags with everything from granola bars to markers to balls and toys. I guess that is the beauty of living in vendor-ville. Everyone is trying to do better than the next person. I'm not complaining - we came home with tons of cool stuff, including a tiny little ice chest. Then, we took the girls to Chuck E. Cheese Saturday night and they played hard and wore themselves out. Our Sydney loved having a friend to play with and was so much easier to deal with - she'd do whatever the other Sydney was doing, which was usually following the rules.
Of course they both got horribly spoiled at Chuck E. Cheese and ended up with a ton of tokens and tons of junk toys. Ah, to be a kid. Oh, and to report on my super-cool achievement, I am the Skee Ball Queen. Yes, that is my score - I got the bonus 100 tickets including the embarassing lights and music and everyone starting at me. But, it was good to earn bragging rights. :)
avid also did his share of video-gaming with Ben while Chay and I were the "responsible adults". Here is my favorite photo from the night.

This is our last week before Sydney and I start back to school. It's been a nice break and I've enjoyed the time with Sydney, but I think we're both ready for a schedule again. I'll be across the hall from her which will be nice so I can peek in on her occasionally. I think it is great seeing how your little one acts when you're not around! She loves Adventureland and every time we pass the building she asks where her friends are.

David starts teaching again tomorrow night and has classes through spring break. I think he is excited and ready to have a project going. I'm excited to have a guilt-free (almost) night of scrapbooking.
Well, I can't think of anything else new happening, so I guess that is it for now. I must plan my meals for the week so I can make my weekly homage to Wal-Mart.


Today is the Day

Well, Sydney has been begging for a little sibling for a long time. She insists that she wants a sister. When you ask her who her best friend is she says, "my sister, my brother, Mommy and Daddy." We have yet to convince her that she doesn't really have a sibling, but maybe she knows something we don't.

So, after several months of Clomid and nothing we've moved on to the next step of infertility treatment, which is an IUI. It is scheduled for this afternoon and I'm hoping Bear will be asleep - I'm going to do everything I can to keep her awake until then! I'm really nervous, but I feel like an IUI is the right thing to do. We're so ready for another child and willing to do most anything to get there.