Monday, August 18, 2008

My mind is at ease....

Ellie and Reid's mom here with a few notes from the day....

First of all, I am happy to report that we all made it! Whew! I must admit, Ellie was an angel this morning for me. For all of you who truly "know" her...you know that she can present some challenges if she wants to! When I woke her at 6:50 for the day...she was a trooper...because she was so excited to go to Jen's house. I was so glad. Transitions are not always easy, and she really did well. THANK YOU, ELLIE!

I woke Reid a bit before 7...and his stent was out. Brian and I opted on leaving it out for the day. We couldn't fathom putting him through the stent ordeal so early in the morning...so he went without today. We are coming up on the 3 month mark for stents...so we are easing up a little. We don't feel as stressed to have them in 24 hours a day. We pick our battles...and today, this was not one that Brian and I were willing to fight.

Reid took his good ole' sweet time drinking his bottle...and I ended up having to stop him midway through in order to get out the door. Jen had to finish that task up for me. I guess he spit up a lot this morning...probably because his feeding was a mess and rushed and then he had to sit in a carseat for a bit to get to Jen's house...and we all know...car rides and reflux with Reid don't mix well. So, sorry about that, Jen! My bad!

So, I dropped them off...and did well. No tears from anyone...including me! Ellie was excited to be there and did well. Reid went to Jen with no issues, and I left with out crying. A good morning! I knew they were in good hands....and that was relief in itself. I am blessed to have such good caretakers in my kids' lives.

So, no phone calls from Jen to me or vice versa....the day was smooth. When I picked up the kids after work, Ellie didn't want to leave, and screamed that to me several times. I was glad though that she seemed to make herself at home...and enjoyed her day. I met Adam while I was there to pick the kids up. He is quite the nice little guy that also goes to Jen's. He will be a second grader...and I think Ellie has quite the crush on him. : ) Oh, boy!

Reid did well today, too. I was AMAZED that Reid was in the SAME CLOTHES as he went to Jen's in. That is a miracle in itself! No major spit ups that Jen couldn't handle....and he slept well for her. I am so glad he is easy to put down. Jen was able to put him in the pack n play and leave the room with no issues. THANK YOU, REID! All in all....it was a great day. I was in meetings all day then came home to iron my clothes, pick up the kids, organize "stuff" for the evening for Brian to take over, and back to school for Open House to meet my kids and parents.

Both kids are down for the night. Reid was down about 7:30...and Ellie at 8:30. I pray for a good night...because I am beat, too. Amazing how school and a new routine can wear you out so quickly. Wow. I, again, feel blessed to have had such a good day. I know not all will be like this, but I will take them while I can! Thank you Jen for making my transition (and the kids') as easy as can be. I hope you know how grateful I am to you....and your family!

Well, my kids at school come tomorrow....and I think I am ready to begin the year. Here's to a great start to the school year. Thanks for reading my ramblings.......
Until next time!

5 comments:

Good Remedy said...

Glad your first day was a good one! Best Wishes for the rest of the week.

John, Shannon, Broderick, Camden, and Adalynn said...

Glad the first day was a success. I am sure the kids will have a blast...I know mine always asked "is it Ms. Bridget Day" or "stay home day" and threw a fit for stay home days!!!

I hope you are loving being back in the classroom. I am staying home this year and beginning to second guess my decission. It just seemed too much to move, find child care and start a new job so quickly...maybe next year.

Grin & Barrett said...

Janeen,

Thank you for your kind words. But you made the transition work smoothly. You have been preparing for this for weeks now. You have wonderful kiddo's and I had sooooo much fun yesterday. OH WAIT, STRIKE THAT, My whole family had soo much fun with your kiddo's.

I just can't believe that this is what I get to do each day. Play with kiddo's all day long. It doesn't get any better than that!

The Lucey's Triplets said...

So glad to hear you had a wonderful day!

Allison said...

Congratulations on a wonderful first day! I hope the days to come are just as smooth.

Hello, and welcome to my page! I am so glad you are here. I am going to try and show you the average life of a 5 year old from my perspective. Mommy and Daddy will help me along the way if I get stuck.

Let me first introduce my family to you. I am Ellie. I am a 6 year old. I live in Ohio with my Mommy, Daddy, little brother Reid, and dog, Sophie. My mommy is a teacher. She teaches nine and ten year olds and loves it. She has been teaching for twelve years. My daddy works with computers. He works hard everyday.

We all love spending time together. I have wonderful grandparents and a terrific extended family. I am a very lucky girl. Thank you for visiting my page. Write to me any time. I love getting mail!!!

Many blessing to you all.

Love,
Little Ski (Ellie)

Mommy and me having cuddle time at Hocking Hills.

Told ya, my hair can be wild! And you thought I was kidding!

Hmmm, Blue's Brother's perhaps?