Tuesday, September 18, 2012

3-Year Old - No More Babies in the House

Yesterday, Mick turned 3!  While it was still a work day/school day, we made sure to squeeze in some celebrating.  There were doughnuts with Scott in the morning, cupcakes at daycare in the afternoon, and cookie cake and ice cream with the family at night.  Basically, Mick enjoyed 24-hours of pure sugar!  Knowing that each birthday must be celebrated multiple times we plan to continue our festivities with a trip to the boats, train, and carousel at Pullen Park this weekend.  

It is hard to believe Mick is already three.  I don't have any babies anymore, just kids.  Though in my heart, Sarah, Jaley, and Mick are always "my babies." That is life in the stroller lane. 

Sunday, September 9, 2012

You Not a Girl; You da Mommy

Mick is learning to identify genders.  Sarah and Jaley - girls.  Culley and Will - boys.  His teachers - girls.  Scott and Poppa - boys.  So I asked Mick, "What am I? A boy or a girl."

He looked up at me, perplexed and responded, "I dunno."

To which I said, "I'm a girl."

His response, "NO!!! You not a girl; you da Mommy."

Apparently in Mick's mind, motherhood is beyond gender.  I can live with that belief.  My magical Mommy powers are already disappearing for the girls.  My kisses won't fix their boo-boos and I am only on the periphery of their social calendar.  So at least my "Mommy powers" still hold with Mick, for at least a little longer.

Since I last wrote, there has been a lot a brewing.  Jaley spent a a few days at Camp Harrell being spoiled by Mimi and Poppa at Beech Mountain.   There was time at Tweetsie Railroad, Mani-Pedis, and time at the pool.

The summer came to a close and school is back in session.  Jaley is enjoying the same wonderful teacher she had in kindergarten, because Ms. Withers' choose to move up from teaching Kindergarten to 1st grade.  Sarah is equally excited about her 3rd grade teacher, Ms. Salva.  Plus soccer season started, Sarah tested at the next level in gymnastics, and Mick is moving up classrooms soon.

They say 6 weeks makes a habit, and I'm that far into the new job.  While I still have plenty to learn, we are at least settled into the new schedule and enjoying the new paycheck.

As a great treat last week, Scott made plans for us to enjoy a night away for our anniversary.  Lucky for me, he said "I do" 14 years ago.  So much has happened since that day, I can't wait to see what the next 14 (and more) hold in store.

Up next week, Mick's 3rd birthday!  I can't believe it.  That is life in the stroller lane.