Saturday, September 3, 2011

one week in...

The girls had a great first week of school. Avery had 5 full days, and Olivia had 2 sessions and speech. Avery's class spent the week learning 3rd grade rules, and they also did a lot of testing. I look forward to seeing how she tested with not doing "school" during the summer! :) I am beyond impressed with her teacher this year. She emails all the parents EVERY DAY to tell us all what the class did that day! It's amazing! Who does that? We are so blessed with such a great teacher!

Olivia is loving being back at preschool. It is such a warm, friendly enviornment, and the teachers are just so very nice! She has been able to play with many old friends from last year, and some new ones this year! As far as speech goes, we've only went once with the new teacher. All I can say so far, is that I miss Rachel, and Olivia does too. She has shed tears over the summer about her "favorite Rachel" moving away. I just hope we all get used to the new teacher quickly...

Olivia had the biggest monster fit today. The girls went to a birthday party for a boy from church, and when it was time to go (after letting them play for an extra 30 minutes) she didn't want to. She ran away from me, and kicked and screamed all the way to the car. Not only that, but then for the next 20 minutes while driving home, she went on a rant. No one was safe from her mean words. She said some very very hurtful things, and I just sat in silence the whole way home. When we got home, I told daddy that I felt like I was back in High School again, since it had been that long since someone had said mean things like that about me. I didn't know how to respond to her in the right, most effective way. I most definitely had to cool off for a bit, and then I was able to sternly talk to her and punish her for her actions. It's like I'm learning all over again how to do this parenting thing. It's just a very different experience with this child. Lord, help me....


And, sewing again..... :)

I made these 2 skirts (actually 4, one for each girl) this last weekend. One of them is going to be their "Thanksgiving" outfit...I am going to make a turkey applique for a shirt, but haven't gotten to that yet! I made quite a few mistakes with the one on the left, but hopefully no one will be peeking at all the imperfections. The owl skirt is going to also have a matching shirt with an owl on it!

This skirt I made a couple months ago, but just made the shirt tonight. Our school colors are red and black, and then I made a paw print to go along with our mascot! This will be fun on School Spirit Day!!!

This outfit below cost me $3.50. The skirt used to be a skort for a woman, but I figured it would be SO much cuter as a skirt for Olivia! I just tore the seams out of all of it, and re-did it! And, with a matching shirt and hair pretty, we're all set!

This skirt I made a while ago, but just did the shirt and hair pretty tonight to match!

And, here is a sneak peak to what I'm working on for October! :)

This new hobby of mine is just TOO fun!

2 comments:

sl said...

You are so talented..blog design and sewing! The outfits for your girls are so cute!!

Becky said...

Hi Jennisa,
The clothes you are sewing are darling! Really, really cute! I am happy to hear that you think it's fun because that's a bonus. Have you sewn through any body parts yet? (Not that I would know about that or anything ... ha!)

Sounds like your school routine is kind of settling in although Olivia seems like she's having a time of it, huh? What's a mom to do?

This too shall pass, and the only reason I mention it is that I remember so well those, "What should I do? How should I handle this? What am I doing wrong? What will be most effective? etc etc etc" questions that kind of haunted and bewildered me too. Sometimes those girls can give us a run for our money!

Keep your chin up, ok? Don't doubt that you are a wonderful, Godly, "good", exceptional mom who does what is best for her girls. ... and the good moments will far outweigh those not-so-good ones.

Love from, Becky

p.s. I actually DO have some solid advice for the teen years (which are not as bad as people like to say, by the way). Remember, I did mom Lilly and have a few tricks up my sleeve. bwahahaha! Truthfully, you could just ask her and she will be more than happy to tell you what was and wasn't effective. Just writing this makes me smile - I hope it does for you too! xx oo

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