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Happy 82nd birthday to my amazing grandma, who is one of the most awesome people I know!
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Today was a very busy day! After "Disney on Ice" we went to Connie's baby shower....
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Wednesday, September 1, 2010
It has been a mere two weeks since I came back to grad school and I already feel so much better about my personal goals and myself.
Not only do I feel a sense of self improvement and personal growth, but I also feel much more productive and highly stimulated, which I had been craving for some time…
It had been forever since I was assigned a task to do, or a book to read, or a paper to write… It almost feels strange to look at the class syllabus and read words such as exam, term paper, group project, etc… but wow! I really needed this!
I must admit that it has been very difficult to adapt to my “new life” and assume all the new responsibilities that I now have… It’s a challenge to juggle a full time job, two kids, a husband and now grad school, but it’s certainly something that makes me very happy and makes me feel satisfied about my life decisions and the journey I’ve embarked on.
This semester I’m taking 2 classes, which seem to be interesting enough to keep me motivated… The expected time to finish this Master’s program is about 2 years… hopefully I will keep the motivation to go on and achieve my ultimate goal!
I’ll keep you posted!
So Olivia had another dance class today and while she seemed to have fun, she said she no longer wants to attend dancing… wow! That was fast!
After 35 minutes of class (it’s supposed to last 45 minutes), she came out of the studio and said to me, “I’m tired! I want to go home”… I bribed her into going back in and finishing her class and she did! BUT when we were in the car, she sincerely told me “Mommy, I don’t like ballet! I don’t want to go back to that class!”…
What am I supposed to do in this situation? I obviously don’t want to force her to like ballet, but I can’t help to ask myself “does she really mean it? Is she really aware of what she’s saying?”
I know she likes dancing, but maybe ballet just isn’t for her? What if I take her one more time and test it out again?? Would that be ok? I know she loves to dance, so why is ballet so wrong for her?
I really want her to be enrolled in “extra-curricular” activities and I thought ballet would be a sure bet but now I’m thinking I was wrong…
What’s next then? What do you recommend for a very active 3 year old? Gymnastics? Swimming? Anything else??
Gaby’s rash seems to be here to stay since there has been NO CHANGE at all with my poor baby’s skin….
I have applied the cream the doctor prescribed (which is supposed to take 7 days to work) and I have also given her a couple of doses of Benadryl….
You would think SOMETHING would change, right? Well… no!
Poor little Gaby still has a rash and the spots seem to be getting worse (although I’m sure I’m being slightly exaggerated)…
The thing that frustrates me the most is that her pediatrician doesn’t seem to have a plan… he didn’t even give me a follow up appointment and when I left the office on Monday he just said “Call me on Friday!”…
What does he mean by “call me”? I’m planning on taking her back if there is no change by Tuesday morning… I guess I’d rather be that creepy mom that wants a solution right away! If her pediatrician doesn’t give me an answer, I’m determined to take her in to see either an allergist or a dermatologist!... Does that sound like a plan?