Happy Birthday to you
Teela you have brightened my life more than you know. I know that I am not your "real" mom, but I love you like you're one of my own. I am glad you are in my life.
Mom, Prairie, and your guardian Angel CYLAS
Monday, December 21, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
Well my little one is getting closer to being called a "walker". She's taking a few steps here and there. Yesterday she walked about 4 feet at school. But look at what she chooses to do at home. It seems that she's more interested in CLIMBING than walking, UGH!! But doesn't she look cute?
Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
The other day P's dad and I spoke about a possible custody change. She lives with me 99% of the time and visits his family every other Saturday. I like the arrangement we have and I think P likes it too. But we're getting a new house and we'll be moving into it soon. I think too many changes too fast might stress her out. I've asked him to allow her some time to get used to the new house and then we'll talk about it again. I told him that I don't want his new wife having a hand in her discipline. I've also asked that if she cries at first to not make her stay and bring her back to me, he said that he would. I'm trying my best to be nice and workable with my schedule. I've totally avoided any kind of conversation with her dad for two years. So us agreeing on something is totally new to me. I'm worried about my daughter and how she might react to this news. I've mentioned it to her here and there and she's always stated that she wants to stay with me. So I've got alot to think about in the coming months. I only want to do what's right for her.
Monday, November 23, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
On Tuesday, P had a dentist appointment. There she learned she has two cavities, which will have to be fixed in December. Then they said that her jaw doesn't sit right or something; I don't have the full details on that one. So she'll have to see a specialist when she turns seven. So, I'll pray about this and leave it in God's hands. Yesterday I purchased two tickets to the Disney on Ice: Finding Nemo. P and I will go on November 25th in Asheville. She is so excited. Unfortunately, T will have to stay home. I don't think she could sit still long enough. But on the upside she will be going to the Dixie Stampede in December, I think she might enjoy that.
Wednesday, November 4, 2009
Last night P and I talked before we both drifted off to sleep. She talked about her brother and how much she missed him. She talked about her dad. Her dad was asking me if she could start staying with him from Friday until Sunday and I felt that she wasn't ready for such a big change and he hasn't asked since then. But last night P said that he's been asking her. I asked her what she said and she laughed and said "mom, I said NO. Of course. I said that I wanted to stay with my mommy." I know that she loves her dad and I know that he loves her, but he's been gone for two years and usually shows no interest in keeping her for longer than 2 or 3 hours. I worry that she might one day want to move in with him, but right now, I know that she loves her momma. She's been with me this whole time, and I haven't been away from her for more than a day. P always finds ways to let me that she loves me. She's always making me pictures or she has Pop help her write me a letter. And I try my best to let her know that love her each and every day.
T's teacher told me yesterday that she took a few steps. I am very excited, but disappointed that I missed them. I've been working with her at home, but she'll just stand there and then she'll fall to the floor. I am hoping she'll be walking by the time she's a year old. I can't wait for her to walk. She'll be this little bitty thing walking around. CUTE!!!!!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
My sweet, tall P has been having a hard time lately. She's been missing her brother, Cylas. She has her moments every month and it lasts for 10 days. There are times she mentions how much she misses him and then there are times she just cries. She wants me to read "Dancing on the Moon". It's a really good book and it helps her understand that even though her brother is not here, he is still here spiritually and in our hearts. The book just reassures everything that I've told her from the beginning. I think about how hard it's been for me and I can't even begin to imagine how hard it's been for my little girl. She's had her innocense taken at such a young age. She knows way too much about death and she's only 5. She knows that when someone dies, they don't come back, NO matter how much you pray and wish they would. It hurts me to know that her little heart is broken because she misses her brother. When Cylas died I know that a part of me went with him, but I also think that apart of my daughter went with him too. I try to make her life as fun as possible. She has a great support system, but sometimes I wonder if it's enough. Her little friends know that she lost a brother so I know that she talks about him to them. She talks to me, my mom and my dad about how much she misses her brother. I honestly don't know how much she shares with her dad because she knows that he denied Cylas. She knows that he didn't want Cylas. And she also brings that up, too. I'm hoping that after tomorrow she'll be fine. (P it's ok. Momma is always here for you. And you know that Cylas lives on in your heart.)
Today T is 10 months old and battling, yet, another ear infection. I hate the fact that it's so easy for her to get sick. I try my best to keep her healthy but poor thing she catches everything that comes around. It's daycare, home, and I'm thinking a weak immune system. T is getting so big, it's unbelieveable. She's been crawling for about 3 months, she says mama, baba, bye bye, bite bite, nana, & mine. And to make P mad is also says "my momma". Which totally drives P crazy. T is also pulling up and standing "some" on her own. She hasn't got brave enough to take any steps but I think that's coming very soon.
We've had some cold spells here in Cherokee. T has her winter clothes ready to go. Here are a few pics of her in her winter's best. They were taken last week.
Friday, October 16, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
On Saturday, T was in a crawling contest at the fair. I thought I had a crawling champion on my hands. I mean she crawls all over the place at the house. She crawls down the hall, under the table, and into all the bedrooms. But on the day I wanted to let everyone see her crawl, what does she do? Well, lets just say she's too nosy for her own good. Instead of crawling, she sits there and watches all the other babies crawl. All I could do was laugh because I actually thought she would crawl. I wish that P was there, she might have crawled to her big Sis, but it was her Saturday to be with her dad, so I didn't ask him to have her there for the contest. Even though she just sat there, T is still MY crawling champion. I guess I just had some high expectations and she didn't.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Monday, October 5, 2009
Well this morning P lost her very first tooth. It's been loose for about 2 months and she refused to let me try and pull it. So we had to WAIT & WAIT for it to fall out on it's own. T on the other hand is getting teeth left and right. Currently she looks like a vampire, but that will change in the next few weeks. I have a couple pictures of P's tooth but not one of her smiling without it (I'll take one later tonight and I'll post it later.)
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
I took some pics of T at the ER. She's waiting as patiently as she can. We were there for 3 hours. Here they are ^^^
Just when I think we're ok, something else shows up. I missed three days of work because T had blisters on her throat and P has pneumonia in her left lung (this was FINALLY discovered after four weeks and 3 doctor's visits.) P is headed back to the hospital as I type this with a bad headache.
God please be with my girls. Help them get better soon.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Monday, September 14, 2009
By this time next week T will be in a new room with new teachers. At first I was worried because she's so used to her teachers now, but I just heard that her transitioning time today went really well. My best friend works at the day care and told me that she really liked being in another room. She's starting to move around more now, so I think moving her up is a good idea. She'll start fulltime in her new room next week. She's crawling, pulling up, giving out kisses, waves bye bye, and even tells me no! no! And she's also dancing now. T is getting so big. I've tried introducing cup but we're not quite there yet. On Saturday she was able to actually get a drink out of her cup, but the look on her face said it all. It said, "don't throw away the bottles just yet!" I'll keep working on that. P is P. She'll start taking a 30 minute English class today at her school. I mean, she speaks English and hears it all the time at home but in school all she hears is our native language. It's all she hears and all she sees. But I think it's really important for her to learn the English language too!! Her Dad doesn't think so, but I really don't pay attention to him. I know that sounds awful, but it's the truth. Both girls are doing great. They continue to light up my life even on my darkest day.
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
On Saturday we went to Asheville. I like taking the short cut from our house to the top of Soco Mountain and we have to go on the Great Smoky Mountain Park way. It's a nice, peaceful drive and for the first time ever we saw about 6 or 7 Elk right by the road.
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I posted yesterday saying that P had changed her mind about her Halloween costume. She wants to be a vampire and her inspiration is EDWARD from TWILIGHT. I also promised to post a picture of her "new" costume and I am keeping my fingers crossed that this doesn't change. Here's what she wants.....................(at the top)
Monday, August 31, 2009
I posted a picture of a halloween costume that P wanted, well it's changed. Which I knew it would! She's like her momma and changes her mind more times than I would like. Now she wants to be a vampire. Since the movie TWILIGHT has come out you could say that both of us have kind of been obsessed. We watch the movie every night before we fall a sleep and her favorite song is the "baseball song" as she puts it. And right now, that's all I can remember too. :)
So it looks like I'll be ordering a vampire costume for my little Twilighter. She likes Edward because I like Edward and she can't wait for NEW MOON to come out. I'll try to post a picture of her ideal vampire costume as soon as I can find the catalog, I think it's in my van but I'm not sure.
But T is going to be a caterpillar. And she will be a very CUTE Caterpillar, if I say so myself!!!
T & P's Mom
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Monday, August 24, 2009
T turned 8 months old yesterday. It's so exciting. She's crawling and pulling up. I'm a nervous wreck but it's fun to see the changes in her. She's so cute and I love her to death. I am glad she is in my life. We went shopping on Saturday and I found the cutest halloween costume for her. She's gonna be a catapillar, and a very cute catapillar at that. I'll have to put her costume on her and take pictures. I'll post them as soon as I do.
Prairie didn't get a costume because they didn't have her size. She was mad, but I assured her, I would order hers online. She's going to be a dancer or something. It's a costume out of the fifties or something. I think it will look cute on her, too.
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Last week both Girls were sick. Well, technically, Teela was sick with a stomach virus for a week and two days. Prairie was sick for one whole day and then hers was over. I missed a whole week of work. I hate it when babies get sick because they can't tell you what's wrong or where they're hurting. Teela has started crawling. So now she's into everything. She's also pulling up, which scares me to death. She's already had two Boo-boos. She likes to swing her arms back and forth and sometimes she loses her balance. But those don't stop her she gets right back up and goes again. I think she'll be walking soon. She'll be 8 months on Sunday. She's doing great and she loves her momma and big sister (even though big sister bugs the heck out of her.) :) Prairie has completed her first week of kindergarten. But she still not convinced she's in big school. Mainly because her school is still under construction and she's in the exact same room she was in for pre-school. We are not sure when her NEW school will be ready, but I wish the contractors would hurry up. They're already a month behind schedule and I think it's irritating everyone. Well, I think that's it for now. T and Prairie's Mom
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Last night my first baby graduated from pre-school. As much as I was dreading it, it was a really great show. I don't have any pictures right now, but I will try and post some later. She dressed in her traditional clothes and had her hair fixed very pretty. They had a slide show of all the babies from the very beginning in 2004 to now. It was a wonderful slide slow. There were some great memories shown and there were also some sad memories shown.
My daughter received her basket that once held diapers, pacifiers, little bity socks and little bity clothes. Her blanket that has kept her warm for five years, and a new woven belt that will last a life time. I didn't cry, but I was on brink there a couple of times.
On August 10th she'll start big School!!!
CONGRATULATIONS TO MY BABY GIRL!!!!!