Lochy’s School Birthday ~~ January 28th, 2008

Today is Lochlann’s last day of school before his birthday, so Kenzie and I went to his class in the afternoon with armfulls of balloons, party blowers, cupcakes and treat bags. Lochlann was so happy. You could totally tell that he felt so special having us there in his classroom. The whole class loved it. It was kinda short but they all had so much fun and Lochy got to be the hero passing out birthday cupcakes. Kenzie was so excited to be a part of Lochlann’s school world. Ignore the hair in the pics..it was still Wacky Hair Day.

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Wacky Hair Day ~~ January 28th, 2008

Today was “Wacky Hair Day” at the boys school. I got up early do “DO” their hair. *giggle*. Lochlann was super excited to be able to be just like Lincoln. When I first did his hair he got a little upset and wouldn’t tell me why, so I offered to take it all out but he didn’t want that either so we just left it alone and he went off to school. By the time the bus picked him up he was all excited again, showing off his hair to the bus driver. 

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Foooood ~~ January 26th, 2008

We have started Riley on baby cereal. She absolutely loves food. She scarfs it down faster than you can feed her. Here are a few funny pics.

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GOAL!!! ~ January 25th, 2008

Today Lincoln scored his very first goal. As you can imagine he was SO happy. I am proud of you baby. (Yes, I know Lincoln…I am not allowed to call you “baby” anymore…but you will always be MY baby…and I promise none of your friends will see this.) We are all very proud of him. Lochlann is his very own cheering squad…he stands to the side singing/YELLING  “Lets go Lincoln, lets go! Lets go Lincoln, lets go!!” We love ya baby…Congrats on the first goal. YAY LINCOLN!!

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Riley and the Dolly

Kenzie has this doll that has a soother. Today she plopped it down in front of Riley for her to play with. Well Riley noticed the soother and her eyes opened wide and she grabbed the soother and stuffed it into her mouth. She was so proud of herself for stealing it away.

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Sometimes I feel like this blog is turning into a “funny things Lochlann says” blog. Lately the things coming from his mouth are just so OUT THERE that I really want to have them written down somewhere so I don’t forget about them.

So today Lochlann was talking non -stop all morning and then after HOURS and HOURS of this Jamie says to him… “Lochlann you never stop talking” and then he starts pretending he is Lochlann and yapping on and on…. and lochy listens to Jamie and then starts laughing and says  “haha, Im so funny” as if he never realized before how hilarious he sounded until someone showed him…lol

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Inchworm Riley ~ Saturday, January 27th, 2009

Riley has begun to crawl…well not quite crawling but she is trying. She pulls herself, inching along like a little worm. It is so adorable. It feels like she is growing up and reaching milestones SO quickly. I am trying to enjoy all the little things because they will never happen again.

I also added pics to the “Riley Rolled” post so if you would like to scroll down a few posts you can check those out.

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Friday, January 16th, 2009

Busy day. Lincoln has a hockey tournament today and tomorrow and it is still a work/school day. Jamie came home early from work so he could go, and Lochy and Kenzie went to play at a friends house so I could go also. His team played very well but they lost all their games…but he had fun and we keep reminding him that that is what counts the most. Lincoln LOVES playing hockey and we  are so proud of him for giving it his best. I am including a couple pics of the game and of Daddy and Riley watching.

After the tournament we picked up Kenzie, back home to give her a quick bath, and then Jamie took her to her gymnastics class. It felt like constant running around today and by the time we all actually got in the house and were finished for the day it was after 8. Quick supper and YAY bedtime for babies. Tomorrow is fast approaching and Lincoln has to be out of the house at 7:15 tomorrow for another tournament game. Aren’t weekends supposed to be for relaxing????


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“Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.”

“I’m sorry to say so but, sadly, it’s true that Bang-ups and Hang-ups can happen to you.

You can get all hung up in a prickle-ly perch. And your gang will fly on. You’ll be left in a Lurch.

You’ll come down from the Lurch with an unpleasant bump. And the chances are, then, that you’ll be in a Slump.

And when you’re in a Slump, you’re not in for much fun. Un-slumping yourself is not easily done.”

I feel like I am in a slump lately…I am not entirely sure why, but I am in one of those moods where I just don’t want to GO anywhere or DO anything. I have NO energy at all. I really have no reason for it. Maybe I am just tired…maybe it is an “after Christmas slump”(coming down from the rush and busyness of the holidays.)…maybe it’s the “winter blahs”…maybe it is my lack of sleep from waking up breastfeeding every three hours. Either way I feel crappy and slump-y and its really not much fun.

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Lochy’s Bully ~ Jan 13th, 2009

We are having a bit of a problem with a little hellion in Lochy’s class. Lochy has been coming home now and then with stories of this little boy. “Keenan ripped my mitten”, “Keenan took my juice box”. Then after their Christmas concert Jamie saw a little incident with him and Lochy where the boy wanted something Lochlann was playing with, Lochlann refused to give it to him so the kid started banging his head on Lochlann’s arm. There were other parents around, but not this childs parents and so Jamie just got Lochlann and left the room.

Well the Christmas holidays from school started the next day for Lochlann and I meant to talk to the teacher about it when he went back to school but it slipped my mind. Well this week Lochlann has had a few more stories every day about this boy and some of them involve the boy hitting Lochlann and teasing him, etc. And from what I hear from Lincoln, the little boy is mean to all the kids in the class, not just  Lochlann. Of course you never know if there is a bigger story and if Lochlann was joining in the fighting.

So I sent the teacher a note explaining what Loch had said and that he was fairly upset about the situation when he tells us about it, and asking her if it is something I need to be worried about and what we should do about the situation. She responded that Lochlann hadn’t told her any of the things he has told us but that she moved the other boys seat up to the front near her seat so she can keep an eye on him and that if Lochlann continued to mention things to us we should let her know right away so she can deal with it. Fine, but then I got to thinking that maybe most of the things are happening at their nutrition breaks when the teacher isn’t there to see it.

Coincidentally I have a friend who works at Lochlann’s school and she supervises Lochy’s class for the morning nutrition break so I asked her about it and she informed me that she was bound by a confidentiality agreement and that she can talk to me about Lochy but not about anyone elses child. Understandable. But she did say that Lochlann never ever hits or does anything to the other boy (or anyone else for that matter) and that Lochy is always a good boy. She told me to keep up with the teacher about it.

Im just so ANGRY. Lochlann LOVES school and he LOVES learning and I dont want school to start becoming a place of stress for him. I want school to always be somewhere he loves to go, and somewhere he feels safe and comfortable. I am losing sleep over this. It makes me want to cry thinking about him dealing with that.

I might be getting ahead of myself…maybe it isnt as bad as I am thinking and of course Lochy is my little boy and its my job to overreact..lol…but he is only 4 and I want to protect him from all this crap. He does not need to go through this.

I guess I will take it one day at a time and I will talk to Lochy about it every day and if I hear of anything else I will call the teacher immediately to make sure something is being done. I think I am rambling here a little and my thoughts are a little disorganized so the words may not be flowing as they should be but I really needed to just rant about this and get it out of my head.

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