Saturday, August 21, 2010


It just seems like yesterday that I was holding my newborn little Lucas in my arms, and now he's old enough for Kindergarten!!! How did that happen??
Lucas went to summer school in June, so he got a chance to get to know the school, and I think that's why the first day of school was so smooth for us. He had a hard time adjusting to summer school, and a lot of tears were shed. But what a different attitude he had Thursday on his first day.
He was so excited about riding the bus. Really I didn't want him to ride the school bus. I was just so nervous about him getting on and off the bus and walking to the classroom etc. He really has to be such a grown up boy - no more Preschool where he is watched so closely.
But unfortunately it just didn't work out that way that I could pick him up after school. He is still going to his preschool, because they have school aged kids there as well. And that's another thing - he's a school ager at of the big kids now.

The last few weeks before school started I really had terrible stomach aches thinking about him riding the bus. And boy have we drilled him about a lot of stuff. His full name, teachers name, preschools name etc. etc. We had the talk about strangers and never leaving school property unless the bus is there to pick him up.
It is sad that you have to have that talk with him but it is a scary world, and I hate that we have to prepare him for that.

I took him to preschool or childcare (we have to get used to not calling it preschool any more), and I watched him get on the bus. He was FINE! But me not as much. I thought I would be ok, but watching him leaving me at the bus stop and climbing in that big yellow school bus...well, it was just surreal, and I had to fight the tears, because I didn't want Lucas to see me like that.
I'm sure he could sense it though, kids are smart like that.
But it all turned out good. Lucas had a great first day. I think he got a little tired of me asking so many questions about his first day, because at one point I got the answer: "bla, bla, bla". LOL...such a guy!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

He's good at what he does.

My hubby started his own construction business exactly a year ago. He's an excellent business man and builder. I'm really proud of him.
He's been working so hard on this house. Working weekends also. That has meant that Lucas and I have brought over lunch on several occasions. We've been able to see the progress and that has been really neat. I wish this was our house he was building, because I absolutely love this view. Isn't it just breathtaking?

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Don't ever say I don't make you anything!

My husband loves cakes, snacks etc. And lucky for me because I love to bake. I would be so bummed if I had a husband who wouldn't eat cakes and goodies. Trust me I've met a few men that don't eat that. Weird, I know.
Once in a while at work we have birthday celebrations where we all bring in a dish, dessert etc. I really love making and decorating cakes, so when it's a milestone celebration I usually voluntere to bring in a cake all decorated up.
I usually make the cake a couple of days in advance, so the night before the luncheon all I have to do is decorate.
I can never make any food for work, and my hubby will ask me :"did you make me a little cake, I love cake!" And of course it was no exception this time.
I told him no, but the day of cake decorating I had to cut off excess cake to get it shaped right, so I made a big pile out of them and I used the leftover icing and slapped that on there. Pretty, huh. There's your cake, honey.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Take me out to the ballgame!

Dwayne was lucky that he received two tickets for a ballgame. Really awesome tickets..only 12 seats back from the field. Dwayne wanted to take me but with no sitter for Lucas the easiets would be for a father and son trip to the stadium. And mommy got some me-time.
They had a blast. I think both of them enjoyed spending some quality time together.