Monday, August 29, 2011

Baby Daniel Update

This afternoon, I headed to the doctor for my checkup.
Pregnancy Highlights:
How Far Along: 25.5 Weeks
Total Weight Gain/Loss: Gained 2 pounds since last month
Maternity Clothes: some and some big dresses
Gender: BOY!! Daniel Wyatt
Movement: lots
Sleep: I'm sleeping pretty good except he wakes me up every night around 4 to move around
What I miss: Nothing really - maybe sleeping on my stomach?
Cravings: nothing
Symptoms: nope
I measured right on track and his heartbeat was 155.

I am ready to get his room decorated. I have a few things in mind. Now if it will just all work out like it does in my head.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Fun at Grammie's

Staying with Grammie is so much fun. Katie Lee and Langdon are two busy little bees. They are having a ball together.
Riding on roller skates and walking her puppy.

Listening to music. How many kids these days know and use a record player?
Strolling Langdon outside.
Pulling Langdon.
Just having fun making ice cream.

All About Me

Katie Lee's first week of Preschool was a huge success. She is loving it!! Friday was her day to return her homework. It was an All About Me poster. She made hers with pictures of her family, buying books, and painting. Some of her favorite things to do. She also added Lalaloopsy and Hello Kitty. She dressed herself in pink and white polka dots with yellow curly hair since Wez says she has yellow hair.

Monday, August 22, 2011

It's a Big Day!!

Today was Katie Lee's first day of preschool. Talk about a big day. It was her first day to stay with anyone other than family. It was her first time to be in a "school" setting. It was the first time that she will have to make the right choices when we are not around. It was the first time that she will make friends with children that we don't already know. It will be her first time to learn and do new things. It will be her first time to have adventures. It will be her first time to learn and play at school.

Katie Lee was one excited little girl when we woke her up this morning. She could not wait to get to preschool.
She was ready!!

Katie Lee walked right into class, found her seat, and was ready for the day.
She had a wonderful day!! She told me bye and to have a good day before I was really ready to go. Katie Lee was waiting on me when I got to Grammie's. She jumped in my arms and told me that she had a great day!! I asked that her favorite part of the day was. She said,
"EVERYTHING!! It was all awesome."
I am so thankful that she had such a wonderful day and did not have a single tear. I cannot say that it was the same for me. I hope that the rest of the year will be this wonderful!!

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Happy Birthday Daddy

Yesterday was my daddy's birthday. We celebrated with dinner with the family.

Recipe for Success

The first week of school has been great. I have a sweet class and they worked very hard. Our theme for the year is Cooking Up Success, so yesterday we wrote recipes for a successful 4th grade. They loved it especially when they realized that I had a snack prepared for them.

Recipe for Success
1/4 c Hard work (pretzel sticks)
1/3 c Responsibility (Cheerios)
1/3 c Humor (marshmallows)
1 spoon Kindness (M&M)

You can see their reactions and fun on my class blog.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy Birthday Kathryn

This past weekend we also celebrated my sister, Kathryn's birthday. She is the best sister ever.

While we celebrated her birthday, Langdon got to try a new first, squash.

Katie Lee and Langdon sitting at the table for her birthday supper.

Ready for a New Year

This was my first week back to school. It has been full of meetings. Here are a few pictures of my room. The theme for 4th grade is Cooking Up Success.

This is the outside of my classroom. I will display student work here.
Writing/Language wall
Science and AL History area.
My reading Focus Wall is behind my small group reading table.
Math wall
This year my students will apply for class jobs.
They also have a behavior chart that they can go up for good behavior or down for wrong choices.

Letter to Daddy

Katie Lee has been asleep several nights this week when Donnie gets home. Last night we were playing with her little white board, and she wanted to write a note to her daddy. She told me what she wanted to write and I would spell the words for her. She left her letter in his chair so he could see it when he gets home. Here is her letter.

These are some of her favorite things to do with him at night.

Happy Birthday Celebration Continues

Sunday night we continued Katie Lee's celebration with a little family party at our house.

Katie Lee loved all of her gifts and having lots of family at her house.
Grammie and Poppie

We also surprised her Sunday afternoon with her gift. The Loving Family Grand Dollhouse. She was so excited to get this. Good thing we got it home from vacation back in June without her seeing it.
Part of her gift from Grammie and Poppie was Roller Skates. She could not wait to try them out.
All of Katie Lee's favorites came to celebrate her birthday.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Katie Lee

Saturday we celebrated Katie Lee's 4th Birthday. I cannot believe she is 4!!

She wanted a pink and white polka-dot party.

She also wanted a pink and white polka-dot cake with her initials on top. Thanks to her Aunt Kitty she got exactly what she wanted.
She was a pinata full of candy.

She wanted lots of friends.

I think all the little ones had a great time playing on the water slide.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

All About Katie Lee

Happy 4th Birthday Katie Lee!!

In honor of Katie Lee's Fourth Birthday, I decided to interview her. I found this on another blog and thought that it was very cute idea.

Katie Lee's All About Me Interview

What is your name?
Katie Lee Helums
When were you born? August 10
How old are you? Four
Who is your mommy? Leanne Helums
What does your mommy do? She teaches at Harvest
Who is your daddy? Donnie Helums
What does your daddy do? He works for UPS
What is your favorite color? Pink and purple
What do you want to be when you grow up? A dollhouse maker
What is your favorite food? Macaroni and cheese
What food do you not like? squash
What is your favorite animal? a cute little froggy
Where do you want to live when you grow up? with a husband
What do mommy and daddy do after you go to bed? they get ready for the next day
What does daddy say? Look at that bird
What does mommy say? I love you
What is your favorite song? Daisy Doll
What is your favorite show to watch? Olivia
What is your favorite flavor of ice cream? Strawberry milkshake
Where is your favorite place to eat? Chick-fil-a
Who is your favorite person? Grammy
Who is your best friend? Lillian
What is your favorite book? Sleeping Beauty
What is your favorite thing to do? play outside

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Let's Skate

This morning, we went along with some of our friends to the Skate Castle in Decatur. This was Katie Lee's first time to attempt to skate. It was a neat set up and something fun in the air condition to do. The kids played on scooters, moon bounce, and other climbing areas for the first hour or so, then snack, music/dance games, and then about 20 minutes of skating.

Scooting along
Chicken dance
wipe out
Time to skate...or try. :)
After our play time, we had lunch at our favorite place.