August 1st thru August 31st – 2018

Comforter

Her New Comforter 8-1-18

Playdate

Playdate 8-1-18

8-1-18 Her new bedding set arrived from Justice today. I think Joi the Cat likes it more than she does! Ivory & Riley’s parents dropped them off in the morning because they had to work early and I took them to their camp at the gym. They wanted to come back over after camp for a playdate, so I picked them back up at camp and they came to our house.

Tummy Ache

Stomach Ache 8-2-18

8-2-18 About 20 minutes into her Hip Hop/Jazz class, she came out with stomach cramps. She tried to go back in, but 10 minutes later, she was back out, so we went home to relax. Her stomach still hurt all afternoon, so she skipped her ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan.
8-3-18 Spins class in the morning, then lesson with Coach Meegan. She participated in my yoga class for the ice skaters. Went by Macy’s to get daddy a birthday present and bought him a small chocolate cake. Dropped her off at Daddy’s work in the afternoon, so I could teach a yoga class.

Dad's Birthday

Daddy’s Birthday 8-4-18

8-4-18 Daddy’s birthday! Daddy took her to her morning ice skating lesson while I taught yoga in the morning and afternoon, then we went out for Indian food when I got home.
8-5-18 Her & I are staring our vegan and gluten free diet for 30 days tomorrow, so I gave her a vegan burger and she actually liked it! She spent the afternoon playing with the neighbors.

Yoga Studio

Hangin’ at the Yoga Studio 8-6-18

Vegan Chicken

Vegan Chicken 8-6-18

8-6-18 Woke up early because I had to teach a yoga class an hour away in traffic…glad she came with me so I could get in the carpool lanes. Started the crockpot with vegan chili. Stopped by a vegan cafe on the way home and she ordered the “chicken” and fries…looked like chicken, but…she thought it was good! Another winner! She thought the vegan chili for dinner was good too! She was upset the neighbor kids were eating donuts in front of her.
8-7-18 She had to go to the child care at the gym while I taught, which every week is the end of the world. She says she’s old enough to stay home by herself, but I’m not comfortable with that. She tried vegan bacon for lunch, but not a big fan. As we went through the grocery store, she was whining about all the things she couldn’t have, so I told her to stay positive and focus on health.
8-8-18 She sat at the studio playing on the iPad while I taught my yoga sculpt class, then we met the previous PTA Art Reflections chair at Starbucks, so she could hand off the information to me, since I’m taking over the position this year.

Tofu Fried Rice

Vegan Tofu Fried Rice 8-9-18

8-9-18 She sat through my Hot Hatha class, then went to her Hip Hop/Jazz class. She wasn’t a big fan of the Vegan Tofu and Cashew Fried Rice I made. Ice skating with Coach Meegan in the afternoon; started working on her Biellmann Spin. Meegan wants to start preparing her for regionals this Fall.

8-10-18 Ice skating with the rink director, Lisa in the morning since Coach Meegan was out of town, then she played with the neighborhood kids all day.
8-11-18 Daddy took her to her group ice skating lesson in the morning.
8-12-18 I ordered Skate America tickets for the upcoming November show. Daddy took her to the mall.
8-13-18 Off ice training in the morning. She sat at the yoga studio with the iPad while I took a Hot Power Yoga class. When we were in the lobby, our conversation went like this:
Me: The apple doesn’t fall from the tree.
Her: What does that mean?
Me: That you’re my apple and you’re a lot like me.
Her: That’s a nightmare I never want to have!
Have found a few vegan things she will eat, such as, vegan fish sticks.

Vegan Chili

Vegan Chili 8-14-18

8-14-18 After my yoga class, we tried a new vegan restaurant. She wasn’t a big fan of their chili.
8-16-18 Hip Hop/Jazz and ice skating today.
8-17-18 Spins class, then she participated in my yoga class I taught to the ice skaters.
8-18-18 Group ice skating lesson, then her friends, Ivory and Riley spent the day at our house, then they spent the night. Daddy set up the tent in the backyard, so they camped in our backyard.

Backyard

Backyard Party 8-19-18

8-19-18 When I arrived home from my yoga classes in the morning around 11:30am, Ivory and Riley were still at our house. They were playing with some of the neighborhood kids in our backyard. They stayed until mid-afternoon. I was fine until they migrated inside when I was attempting to take a nap before my afternoon class.

Aerial Yoga

Aerial Yoga 8-20-18

8-20-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene. Practicing her footwork. Played with Veronika in the afternoon; they decided to make something from her American Girl baking book…lots of giggles and messes. Took her to kid’s aerial yoga while I took a hot class. She’s been bugging me about getting a phone again.
8-21-18 She had to go the child care in the gym while I taught my class. She played with the neighborhood kids in the garage and about 15 minutes after trying to take a nap, she runs inside to tell my a guy was outside wanting to talk to me. Thank you pest control guy for soliciting at my door, I didn’t need that nap anyone!

Text

Relentless Text 8-22-18

text

Relentless Text 8-22-18

text

Relentless Text 8-22-18

Baking

American Girl Baking 8-22-18

8-22-18 She was at a neighbor’s house playing and started texting me from her friend’s phone that they wanted to come inside our house to play. I told her, “no”. She continued to state her case as to why I should let them come in side and play downstairs while I went upstairs to my office. This went on for 20 minutes; she is relentless! They made their way upstairs to play. Later in the afternoon, her and Veronika found a banana bread recipe from her American Girl baking book and decided to make a mess in the kitchen to bake it. The bread turned out pretty good! Apparently, I was being mean when asking her to accomplish a few things today, such as putting the iPad down and reading and taking her dirty dishes into the kitchen. She asked why I was so mean. I told her because she doesn’t listen and I have to ask several times before she does something or she just ignores me. After my yoga class, we agreed that I would try to be nicer and she would attempt to listen better.

iPhone

1st iPhone 8-23-18

Joi

Joi 8-23-18

Joi

Joi 8-23-18

Joi

Joi 8-23-18

8-23-18 I gave her the list of school supplies and told her to go find the items she already had before I started purchasing the supplies…you would have thought I asked her to do hard labor! Her GizmoPal2 stopped working, so we’re off to Verizon today to see what is wrong with it and I’m going to get her a phone for a back to school gift, even though I told her she had to land her Axel to get a phone. She’s working on it so hard today! Almost there! Maybe tomorrow. I think her and Joi like each other a lot!

phone accessories

iPhone Accessories 8-24-18

8-24-18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan. Still working on her Axel…she took a hard fall forward, cried a little, but said she didn’t want to get dramatic in front of Meegan. Took her to Claire’s to get accessories for her new iPhone. Went to Lilly’s birthday party in the afternoon.
8-25-18 Daddy to her on a weekend trip to some water slides. Woohoo…mom gets the weekend to herself and I was a little too excited to rent a Rug Doctor.
8-26-18 So much for maintaining our Vegan and Gluten free diet. Daddy is letting her eat whatever she wants.

Text

Text from Kid 8-27-18

8-27-18 She started texting me in the morning asking me what she can do to earn 1,200 Robux. Told her to finish reading a book by Saturday. I can’t believe my 10-year old responded with “WTH!” They made it home around 6pm.
8-28-18 Day 1 of her 2-day Babysitting Safety Course. Her friends, Kaylin and Ivory took it with her. She’s not quite old enough to babysit, but thought it would give her good tips of when she’s ready to stay home by herself for periods of time.
8-29-18 Ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan. Just signed her up to compete at the NW Pacific Regional Figure Skating Championships for the first time in a non-qualifying event.

Babysitting Class

Babysitting Class 8-30-18

8-30-18 Last day of her Babysitting Safety Course late afternoon. Played with the neighborhood kids in the early afternoon.
8-31-18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan. So close to landing her Axel. I’m going to let her have her iPhone.

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June 1st thru June 30th – 2018

6-1-18 Ice skating after school. I made her clean the mess in the garage her and her friends made and her room. Apparently, I asked too harshly after she whined about not wanting to do it. On the way to ice skating, she said she wished daddy was picking her up because he wasn’t mean.

Anna's Bday

Anna’s Birthday 6-2-18

6-2-18 Dropped her off at her friend, Anna’s 10th birthday party at the bowling alley. She was able to see her friends from her old school. We miss those girls! Took her to the ice rink 30 minutes away to meet daddy for her practice ice session…getting ready to compete tomorrow. Spent the rest of the sunny day playing outside with her neighborhood friends.

Ice Fest

Ice Fest 6-3-18

Ice Fest

Ice Fest 6-3-18

Ice Fest

Ice Fest 6-3-18

Ice Fest

Ice Fest 6-3-18

Ice Fest

6-3-18 Ice Fest

Ice Fest

Ice Fest 6-3-18

Ice Fest

Ice Fest 6-3-18

Ice Fest

6-3-18 Ice Fest

6-3-18 Competed at High Level Free Skate 5 at 4:25p in the afternoon. She slipped twice during her program on easy stuff. After her skate, we found a chip in her edge blade, so that may have been the culprit. She still managed to receive 3rd place out of 5 skaters in her level.
6-4-18 This mornings conversation before school:
Her: Truth or Dare? Me: Truth.
Her: Have you ever peed in a pool? Me: Yes.
Her: Hahahaha! Me: Don’t ever do that! Think about it, you’re swimming in people’s pee!
Went to ballet in the evening. Only 2 more lessons before her recital, then we are done with ballet for the summer. She wants to take jazz/hip hop instead.

Night of the Notables

Night of the Notables 6-5-18

Night of the Notables

Night of the Notables 6-5-18

6-5-18 Ice skating after school. I had Mom brain and drove to the wrong rink, so she was 8 minutes late getting on the ice at the right rink. “Night of the Notables” in the evening at school. She chose to be Michelle Kwan…parents walked around and they gave information from their notecards and the parents guessed who they are.
6-6-18 Went to my kids yoga class. She forgot her book at school, so I took the iPad away until she gets enough points to reach her A/R goal.
In the car on the way, the conversation goes like this:
Her: You’re mean and strict!
Me: Sorry you feel that way…it means I’m just doing my job.
Her: No, it means you suck at parenting. What is Power of Attorney?
Me: It’s like if daddy gets POA over grandma, then he would make all the decisions for her.
Her: Will I have to do that when you’re old?
Me: Probably.
Her: I’m going to get you back, just wait! Karma! (Said in a joking manner).
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We get home and I make her find a book to read.
We’re sitting on the couch and she says:
Her: What time are you going to yoga?
Me: Why are you asking? Not sure if I’m going, not feeling very well & tired.
Her: You’re always less grumpy after you do yoga.
Me (thinking): I should probably go or she may not live to tomorrow. 🤨
Her: I love you mommy! I’m just being honest.
6-7-18 No ice skating today since Coach Meegan had some students that were testing.

Exhausted

Exhausted 6-8-18

6-8-18 On the way to ice skating with Coach Meegan, she fell asleep in her booster seat…must have been really tired! Daddy picked her up since I had to teach a class.
6-9-18 Daddy took her to her Free Skate 6 lesson. Played with the neighbors and I nagged her to read so she can make her A/R goal. Daddy took her to a late night public skate.
6-10-18 I had to teach all day, so she spent the day with daddy. Daddy let her have the iPad even though I told her she couldn’t have it until she made her A/R goal. She brought the iPad to me and said, “Mom, look at this skater! He’s really good, but he wears some pretty wild costumes! Do you think I’ll be able to skate like this someday?” It was Johnny Weir…love him!

Field Trip

Field Trip 6-11-18

Field Trip

6-11-18 Field Trip

Field Trip

Field Trip 6-11-18

No Cavities

No Cavities 6-11-18

Field Trip

Field Trip 6-11-18

6-11-18 Went on the field trip with her 4th grade class. Took a ferry and explored the 475-acre island. They provided lunch of yummy salmon and watched a Native American storytelling show. Went to her dental checkup right after…no cavities! Last ballet class before her dress rehearsal and recitals.
6-12-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene.
6-13-18 Went to my kids yoga class right after school. She left her water bottle at school, so she used mine during class. I was already slightly annoyed because she couldn’t find her umbrella this morning…we arrived home and I asked her where my $36 water bottle was and she said she left it at the club. I became extremely annoyed and yelled at her and told her she wasn’t getting a phone until she learned how to take care of things. Of course, she was upset and told me I needed to find a new daughter. I sent her to her room to read until I chilled out. She doesn’t stay upset for long, so she came downstairs when Daddy came home and found her umbrella, then I went back to the club to retrieve my water bottle and stayed for a yoga class. All was good when I arrived back home.

Dress Rehearsal

Dress Rehearsal 6-14-18

Field Day

Field Day 6-14-18

6-14-18 Field Day in the afternoon at school. I chose NOT to volunteer for this event. Drove 25 minutes to the rink that sharpens the best get her ice skates sharpened to repair the nick on her blade edge. Picked her up from school, then ice skating at another rink with Coach Meegan, then straight to ballet dress rehearsal. Daddy picked her up since I had to teach a class.
6-15-18 Dropped her off at daddy’s work since I had to teach a class. He took her to her ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan. When I arrived back home, she Facetimed Bachan (my mom) since it was Bachan’s birthday.

 Ballet Peformance

Performance #1 6-16-18

Ballet Performance

Performance #1 6-16-18

6-16-18 First ballet performance of two today at 1pm. We were running late and daddy drives so slow and safe! Was getting an ulcer on the way there. Checked her in while daddy found parking; he barely made it before the lights went down.

Ballet Peformance

Performance #2 6-17-18

Ballet Performance

Performance #2 6-17-19

6-17-18 I taught two classes in the morning, then rushed home to get her ready for her second ballet performance at 3pm. We planned better today and arrived early. Daddy spent Father’s Day at a ballet recital, then we went out for Mexican food.
6-18-18 No more ballet until Sept! I’m just a little too happy…do not have to taxi her to class on Monday evenings!

Last Day of School

Last Day of School 6-19-18

6-19-18 Last Day of School – early release at 1pm. While we were getting ready in the morning, we heard a man yelling about something, then as clear as day…”What the f*ck was that about?!?” They have a teenager in the home. She spent a couple of hours playing outside with the neighborhood kids before her ice skating lesson with Coach Arlene. Should remind the neighbor behind our house that plays loud hip hop music that it’s summer and the windows are open. The neighbor is back at it this afternoon…must have a teenager in the home because he’s yelling multiple times…”You’re f*cking up! When I tell you to do something, you f*cking do it!” Maybe I should give him Parenting with Love & Logic. Going thru all the stuff she brought home from school. Her teacher gave each student an award. She received the “Happy Hugger” award because she hugs everyone.

Happy Hugger

Happy Hugger 6-20-18

Handstand

Handstand 6-20-18

6-20-18 Played outside all day, then we went to my kid’s yoga class. She decided to get upside down in a hand stand. Went back outside to play, then came in a little later saying I was going to be made at her because I left her $15 water bottle at the yoga studio. I’ve been trying to get her to come up with a plan so she quits leaving things everywhere.
6-21-18 Had her work on some tutorials in Khan Academy online so she can get through 5th grade math this summer since she will be in the highly capable program when school starts and will skip a grade. Outside playing in the water again today with the neighborhood kids. Came inside saying Jojo accidentally hit her in the head with a ball and her glasses were loose, so we had to run to her eye doctor to get them adjusted and picked up her water bottle at the studio on the way home.
6-22-18 Chilly and cloudy today, so relaxing inside. Made her get off the iPad and do some Khan tutorials, then let her watch some TV…think she spends too much time playing games on the iPad.
6-23-18 Daddy took her to her Free Skate 6 lesson in the morning.
6-24-18 Daddy took her to putt putt golf.

Ice Camp

1st Day of Ice Skate Camp 6-25-18

Ice Camp

2nd Day of Ice Skate Camp 6-26-18

Team Supporter

Team Supporter Award 6-26-18

6-25-18 First day of Leap Into Summer Ice Skating Camp. She is on the Pink Team. She was excited that her friend, Simone was on her team. When I picked her up, she seemed a little cranky…she’s getting over a minor cold. One minute I’m the meanest mom and the next she loves me.
6-26-18 She had to go to the kid’s club at the gym while I taught my yoga class…she was not happy about that since she’s almost 10! Second day of Leap Into Summer. She received the “Team Supporter Award”.
6-27-18 Third day at ice skating camp. A video she made with the Musically app on the iPad appeared on my phone from iCloud. Pretty creative!

6-28-19 Last day of camp. All the teams were grouped together by their level and performed a show for the parents. She had so much fun and asked if there were any other ice skating camps at other rinks.

Ice Skate

Ice Time 6-29-18

6-29-18 Trying to get her to spend less time playing on the iPad, so I told her to go read a book for her school’s summer reading challenge. Once again, I was the meanest mom ever! Took her to the ice rink to get some ice time since she has a competition tomorrow. She worked on her Scratch Spin, then started to feel ill, so we went home after 15 minutes.

Ice Skate Coach

Coach Meegan 6-30-18

1st Place

1st Place 6-30-18

6-30-18 Daddy took her to practice ice in the afternoon for her competition this evening while I took Joi the cat to his cat hostel. She competed at 7:50pm…told her to skate a clean program because I wanted to get a professional video of her program. She almost had it, but slipped at the end. She will be skating it again at the end of July and August. Still received 1st place since she was the only skating in her level at this competition.

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July 1st thru July 31st – 2018

Dallas

Arrived in Dallas 7-1-18

Dallas Airpoet

Dallas Airport 7-1-18

Pool

Aunt Jenny’s Pool 7-1-18

7-1-18 Went to the airport to fly to Dallas to Aunt Jenny, Cousin Ryan and Bachan. Arrived in Dallas at approximately 3pm. She is so excited. Aunt Jenny picked us up and we had dinner, then proceeded to her home. She has a pool, so they decided to go for a night swim. It’s way too hot in Texas…can’t breathe!

Indoor Ice Rink

Indoor Mall Rink 7-2-18

Salmon

Salmon Dinner 7-2-18

7-2-18 The next day, we went to The Parks Mall in Arlington that has an ice rink in the mall, so she could skate. She likes salmon, so Aunt Jenny made it for dinner. Spent the evening swimming.

Trampoline

Trampoline in Mall 7-3-18

Cousin

Cousin Ryan 7-3-18

7-3-18 Went to Grapevine Mills to shop and she jumped on the trampoline. More swimming.
7-4-18 Cousin Ryan spent the afternoon with us by the pool. No fireworks allowed in my sister’s neighborhood. Very strange to have a quiet 4th of July!

Turquoise Hair 7-5-18

7-5-18 Cousin Ryan came back over to dye her hair tips turquoise. Took some family pics. Aunty Jenny took her shopping and she came back with shirts from Justice and items from Claire’s. More swimming.

Neighbors

Neighbors 7-6-18

7-6-18 Woke up at 5am to get ready to head to the airport to fly home. Once we arrived home, it was only about 30 minutes before the neighbor kids were knocking on our door wanting her to play.
7-7-18 Daddy took her and our neighbors, Jojo & Kai to watch Incredibles 2.
7-8-18 Daddy took her on a bike ride, then she played with the neighbor kids. I let her take the iPad Mini outside against my better judgement. About 30 minutes later, she comes in crying because she dropped it shattered the screen. This is why I wouldn’t let her take it outside for the longest time and finally gave in because her dad said it wasn’t a big deal…$220 to fix the screen! Trying to withhold my anger, but she knows from my voice that I’m upset and so is she. At least she knows better than to mouth back when I asked her to go read and brush her teeth tonight.
7-9-18 I let her play on the iPad while I took a much needed yoga class. She asked if she would be able to ever take the iPad outside again…I told her I didn’t know. She asked if I was mad at her. I said I wasn’t mad at HER, just mad because it costs $200 to replace the screen. Whenever, I told her to read or practice math on Khan, she would as when daddy was coming home…apparently, daddy is more fun and much nicer than I am!

Gym

At the gym after mom’s yoga class 7-10-18

BFF's

BFF’s 7-10-18

Birthday

Ivory’s Birthday 7-10-18

7-10-18 She had to go to child care while I taught my morning yoga class, then went to the pool for 4 hours to celebrate her best friend, Ivory’s 10th birthday. Ivory received an iPhone 8. The kid has a better phone than I do…I have a 6s! Now, I’m just waiting to start her nagging at me to get a phone for her birthday on 7/28. Told her to land her Axel by then and she’ll get her phone, but she’s getting my 6s and I will upgrade.

Playdate

Playdate 7-11-18

Twister

Twister 7-11-18

7-11-18 Her friends, Ivory & Riley spent the day at our house since their babysitter is out of town. About 2pm, I heard the ice cream truck driving by…Noooooo! They decided to play Twister…kept hearing the comments of “this hurts” and “I feel a pain”. They’re young, they will recover.

Hip Hop

Hip Hop/Jazz 7-12-18

Hip Hop

1st Day of Hip Hop/Jazz 7-12-18

Spins Class

Spins Class 7-13-18

Playdate

Playdate 7-13-18

7-12-18 First day of Hip Hop/Jazz…decided to try something new this summer. Ice skating with Coach Meegan in the afternoon. She worked on her Pancake Spin.
7-13-18 Summer Skating School – decided to take Spins class before her lesson with Coach Meegan. The skating director asked if I would teach classes during the summer to the young skaters and teens once per week. Another playdate with Ivory and Riley.
7-14-18 Daddy took her to Free Skate 6, then she played outside all day with the neighborhood kids. She was offered a tuna sandwich for dinner and declined, so her dad told her to make her own. She turned on the stove and made soup…it’s nice that she’s becoming more independent.

Yoga

Yoga 7-15-18

Ms. Myers

Ms. Myers 7-15-18

7-15-18 Another Musically video appeared on my phone from iCloud…this one was funny! I taught a yoga class on the community stage at the local festival, so she came on stage and did the 30 minute class. She ran into her 4th grade student teacher, Ms. Meyers, which was the best part of the festival for her.

 

Off Ice Traiing

Off Ice Training 7-16-18

7-16-18 She went to off-ice training in the morning, then we drove to another rink for Coach Arlene’s lesson, but she forgot to tell us she was out of town.

Lunch

Lunch Date 7-17-18

Joi

Joi 7-17-18

7-17-18 Joi the cat kept meowing at her to come pet him…when she tried to stop, he started meowing again. She had to go the childcare at the gym while I taught my class, which she claims is torture for her, so I took her to sushi for lunch.

Ballet

Ballet 7-18-18

7-18-18 She played on the iPad at the hot studio while I taught my Yoga Sculpt class. In the afternoon she had a make up dance class, so she took ballet…she didn’t seem very thrilled to be there.
7-19-18 Hip Hop/Jazz class, then skating with Coach Meegan. She worked on several spins, her Biellmann and Axel…still working on landing it.

Axel

Working on Axel 7-20-18

7-20-18 Coach Meegan put her on the harness to help her with her Axel. Only 8 days to her birthday…if she lands it, she will get her phone.

Joi

Joi 7-21-18

Starbucks

New Starbucks 7-21-18

7-21-18 Joi the cat acts like a dog sometimes; he follows her around everywhere. Daddy went biking, so she came to the yoga studio with me in the afternoon. She noticed a new Starbucks going up along the street we pass several times every day…thanks Starbucks!
7-22-18 She was trying to teach me how to use the Musically app…”geez Mom, are you from the 50’s?!?” Daddy took her to the book store to get some Math textbooks, then she played with the neighborhood kids all evening.
7-23-18 She wanted bagels a few days ago, so we have been eating them this week…I’m retaining water and my body feels inflamed. I informed her today that starting in August, we will be changing our diet to Vegan and Gluten Free for 30 days to see if it makes a difference in how we feel…I may let her go vegetarian since she likes eggs and chocolate milk. She’s not too thrilled about it, but told her we would make our meals together and encourage each other. Her aunt has arrived in the area from Texas.

Shopping

Accessories Aunt Jenny Bought 7-24-18

Adidas

New Adidas 7-24-18

Screen Protector

Screen Protector 7-24-18

7-24-18 Aunt Jenny met us for lunch then took her shopping at the outlet mall. She managed to get a few things that she would have never received if I had been with them. Her aunt let her try Dragon’s Breath candy, which freaked me out a bit. She came home with a pair of Adidas that are much nicer than any sneakers I have! Lol. I’m glad I didn’t lose my sh*t when she brought in the iPad a couple of weeks ago, hysterical because she thought she cracked the screen. I started looking at it closely and she cracked the screen protector, not the actual screen…guess that protector wasn’t such a bad idea!

Joi

Joi 7-25-18

Joi

Joi 7-25-18

Justice

“C” Light from Justice 7-25-18

HYE

Waiting for Mom to Finish Teaching 7-25-18

7-25-18 She was hysterically laughing because I spilled green juice on our couch. When I took the cushion off to clean, Joi the cat thought I took it off just for him. Daddy had a hockey game, so she went to my evening yoga class with the bribe of going to Justice before class. She wants to redecorate her room, so we started with a “C” light that represents her name.
7-26-18 The look on Carly’s face when Beavis & Butthead’s version of Cher’s “I Got You Babe” started playing from my playlist in the car….priceless! Went to her Hip Hop/Jazz class, then ice skating with Coach Meegan.

Yoga

Ice Skaters Doing Yoga 7-27-18

Stretch

Straddle Stretch 7-27-18

Axel

Working on Axel 7-27-18

7-27-18 Spins class then lesson with Coach Meegan…still working on her Axel. She attended my yoga class along with the other ice skaters after her class. As I was guiding them in the Extended Big Toe Pose, a couple of the skaters decided to intensify! Went to Costco to get refreshments for her birthday party tomorrow, then to Dollar Store to get gift bags.

10th Brithday

She is 10 Today! 7-28-18

10th Birthday

10th Birthday 7-28-18

10th Birthday

10th Birthday 7-28-18

10th Birthday

10th Birthday 7-28-18

10th Birthday

10th Birthday 7-28-18

10th Birthday 7-28-18

10th Birthday 7-28-18

10th Birthday

10th Birthday 7-28-18

After Party

After Party 7-28-18

7-28-18 She turns 10 today! Went to her morning ice skating lesson, then to another ice rink for her birthday party. Same cupcakes as last year with ice skates as toppers. Every year I say we’re not going to have a big party, but it always ends up with 12+ kids. Aunt Jenny came to her party. Ivory and Riley and some of the neighborhood kids came over for an “after party”.
7-29-18 Day after party…just glad it’s over! Aunt Jenny and Jason took her to the mall to meet with their friends and play with their friend’s daughter, Mi.
7-30-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene.

Playdate

Playdate with Mi 7-31-18

7-31-18 Spent the day with Aunt Jenny and Jason and they went to their friend’s house and she played with little Mi all day. I got home around 1:30pm and the neighborhood girls knocked on the door twice in 90 minutes…trying to enjoy peace and quiet…if they come by again, I’m getting the super soaker out! At dinner, I made her eat a bite of broccoli…her response, “It’s hard to consume.” Lol!

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May 1st thru May 31st – 2018

5-1-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene. Running late and I’m asking her to hurry and get her skates on and she tells me I’m impatient and she can’t be rushed. I’m restraining yelling at her.
5-2-18 Went to my kids yoga class, then she played with the neighborhood kids since it was sunny out. She was being sweet tonight, which is a first in a couple of weeks…hopefully, this will last a few days!
5-3-18 She woke up with a sore throat, so I let her stay home from school today and skip her ice skating lesson.

St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica 5-4-18

St. Peter's Basilica

St. Peter’s Basilica 5-4-18

5-4-18 Back to school. I taught the art docent lesson for her class on Michelangeo. The art project was drawing St. Peter’s Basilica. Her writing assignment is due on Monday and she talked her teacher into not making her stay in for study hall today as long as she finished it over the weekend. She arrived home and after about 45 minutes realized she left all her information for her assignment at school, proceeded to throw a fit and told me I sucked because I wouldn’t take her to school to see if her teacher was still there. I told her she would have to stay in for recess on Monday to finish it and she continued to throw a fit, so she ended up in her room. She has ice skating with Coach Meegan at 5pm and can’t wait until that is over so I can pass her off to dad and I can go to a yoga class!

princess cake

Princess Cake 5-5-18

5-5-18 I had to teach all day today and left at 7:30am with her skates in my car, so she missed her morning lesson. Apparently, her and the neighbors made a princess cake today.
5-6-18 I taught all day and when I arrived home in the afternoon, she was having fun with her friends in the garage.

Splits

Splits 5-7-18

5-7-18 Ballet in the early evening and she wanted to show me she’s getting better at her splits.
5-8-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene.
5-9-18 Kids yoga.
5-10-18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan after school, then she started talking about the cell phone again…had to shut her down! Attended the Highly Capable open house info. session tonight for new students going into the program. Glad she is starting in the 5th grade…will just have to get her thru 5th grade math this summer, since she will be doing 6th grade academics next year. It sounds as if it will be similar to Montessori school, which is perfect for her. Working independently and lots of projects…just like her Montessori preschool. 😀 A parent actually asked how to balance putting pressure vs. letting his kid be a kid. The classes get divided into 2nd/3rd, 3rd/4th & 5th grades, possibly 4th/5th. Many concerned parents wondering how they divide the 3rd & 4th graders, socialization, etc.

New dress

New Dress 5-11-18

5-11-18 Morning breakfast with mom at school for Mother’s Day. Ice skating with Coach Meegan; she wore her new ice skating dress. Then, her friends, Ivory and Riley, came over to play while the mom’s went to a yoga class.
5-12-18 As she’s getting ready to leave for her ice skating lesson with daddy, she asked where I put the iPad. I said, “I don’t know.” Under her breath, she says, “Wow, that’s a bad memory.” 
5-13-18 Mother’s Day.

Mothers Day Gift

Mother’s Day Gift 5-14-18

5-14-18 Bad mom…she gave this to me a necklace she made yesterday while I was attempting to nap on the couch. Didn’t even really look at it and told her to put it the counter. I better wear it every day this week! Ballet in the early evening.
5-15-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school.
5-16-18 Went to my kids yoga class. The kids were running around wild, then I put a song on by Snatam Kaur and they immediately calmed down and went to their mats without redirecting 100x. Stopped at McDonald’s for McTeacher night, where all the teachers at her school work the counter and drive-thru for a PTA fundraiser. It was a complete zoo…we got the order to go!

Upside Down

Upside Down 5-17-18

5-17-18 After school, we stopped by the community park to hang upside down. Ice skating with Coach Meegan.

Stars On Ice

Stars On Ice – watching Jason Brown 5-19-18

Ice Skating Mom 5-18-18

5-18-18  Ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan. I found this meme which sums us up at the rink.
5-19-18 I went to Wanderlust most of the day, then we went to Stars on Ice in the evening. We had meet and greet tickets, but she became extremely tired and didn’t feel good by the end of the show, so we gave our tickets to a couple of very excited girls since she has already met most of the skaters twice.
5-20-18 She worked on her Night of the Notables project for a little while and spent the afternoon playing with neighbors.

Ice Cream Truck

Ice Cream Truck at 5:10pm 5-21-18

Warrior Two

Warrior Two 5-21-18

Warrior two

Warrior Two 5-21-18

5-21-18 Starting SBA (Smarter Balanced Assessment) tests at school this week. She’s participating in a yoga challenge in one of my studios I teach at. Her and the neighbor kids showing their Warrior Two pose. Then, the ice cream truck came through our neighborhood and I wanted to bring out the super soaker…it’s 5:10pm…right before dinner! Then, she had ballet in the evening.

Airplane Pose

Airplane Pose 5-22-18

Airplane Pose

Airplane Pose 5-22-18

Crescent Lunge

Crescent Lunge 5-23-18

5-22-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene, then she played with the neighborhood kids. Today’s pose was Airplane.
5-23-18 She was eating a cookie when I picked her up from school. Apparently, the teacher is giving the class tons of snacks throughout the day at every break during their tests…why do they have to give so much junk food?!? Went to my kids yoga class and she showed her Crescent Lunge pose.

Exhausted

Exhausted 5-24-18

5-24-18 I had to teach a yoga class in the morning, so daddy took her and the neighbor kids to school. When I picked her up, she was eating a brownie! On her way to her ice skating lesson, she fell asleep (she hasn’t done that in a couple of years). After skating she said she got a cramp in her side after she started skating…told her it was from all the junk she ate at school. She wasn’t even hungry after due to all the snacking.
5-25-18 Rainbow Day at school. She wore a fancy colorful dress. Ice skating with Coach Meegan. Another school shooting; this time in an Indiana middle school. We have already decided that she will do online public high school…do we need to do it in middle school too?!?

Dinner

Dinner 5-27-18

5-27-18 On our way to dinner. Get a call from the neighbor that our front door was left open on our way to dinner, she starts crying because she was worried about the cat getting out, Dad dropped the f-bomb, went back home to check on the cat…we finally made it to dinner.
5-28-18 Memorial Day. No school. Spent the day playing with her neighborhood friends.
5-29-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene. Getting ready to compete on Sunday.

Cougar Pride

Cougar Pride Award 5-30-18

5-30-18 She was so happy she received the Cougar Pride award yesterday! She has been going to her elementary school since 2nd grade and has never received it…every month, she would be so disappointed because she felt everyone else had received one except her. Kept telling her she didn’t need the recognition because she does good things every day, but phew! Proceeded to my kids yoga class.
5-31-18 No ice skating today due since Coach Meegan is at Ice Fest today. Played with the neighbor kids after school. Not only do they play together all the time, they now FaceTime each other when they have to come inside.

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April 1st thru April 30th – 2018

Easter

Easter Basket 4-1-18

Poppy

Poppy 4-1-18

Making Slime

Making Slime 4-1-18

4-1-18 We let her skip her ice skating lesson so she could attend the neighborhood Easter egg hunt. Daddy bought her lots of sugar! Her best friend from last year, Poppy is in town for Spring Break…she is so excited!

Neighbors

Neighbors 4-2-18

Ballet

Ballet 4-2-18

4-2-18 The neighborhood kids decided our garage was the hang out location. Not sure how kids can be so loud! Is Spring Break over yet? Monday evening ballet.
4-3-18 She had to go to the gym’s child care while I taught my yoga class…she was not happy, but she survived. Ice skating with Coach Arlene.

Camel Pose

Camel Pose 4-4-18

4-4-18 Daddy took the day off since I had to teach all morning. She came to my kids yoga class in the afternoon and when we arrived home, the neighborhood kids were hovering outside our garage door waiting for us. They aren’t even wait until we get home to come knocking on our door.
4-5-18 Playdate with Lilly and Poppy all day until she had to leave for her ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan.

Senior Discount

Senior Discount 4-6-18

Axel

Practicing Axel 4-6-18

4-6-18 Last day of Spring Break. Went to Fred Meyer, then lounged at home until her ice skating lesson. On the say there, she says, “Mom, can you drive calmer, I’m getting a headache.” I thought I was…took the backroads to Kirkland to avoid interstate. Guess I’m a pretty aggressive driver. On the way home, she informed me that in 6 years I will be able to get the senior discount at Fred Meyer…she saw a sign in the store earlier. Thanks kid! Ice skating with Coach Meegan in the afternoon; she’s working on her Axel.

Joi

Joi 4-9-18

Princess Cake

Princess Cake 4-7-18

4/7/18 Daddy was going to take her to her morning ice skating lesson, but I took off with her skates in my car before they woke up, so she didn’t get to go. When I arrived home from my yoga workshop, I had gained 3 neighborhood kids.
4/8/18 Last day of Spring Break!
4/9/18 Back to school! She took a close up photo of our kitty this morning. She loves Joi!
4/10/18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school.

Kids Yoga

Kids Yoga 4-11-18

4/11/18 Went to my kids yoga class.
4/12/18 Pick her up from school and the conversation went like this:
Me: How was your day?
Her: Good.
Me: What did you learn today?
Her: Math.
Me: Anything new?
Her: New things in math.
Me: 🙄

We proceeded to her ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan. Working on her program today for her competition in May…she chose her own music – ‘Forgettable’ (ft. Olivia)’ by Project 46.

4/13/18 Measured her for her new ice skating dress for her competition in May. Ice skating with Coach Meegan.
4/14/18 Daddy took her to her morning ice skating lesson.
4/15/18 Daddy took her swimming while I was teaching.
4/16/18 Ballet in the evening.
4/17/18 She has been constantly bugging me about getting a cell phone for a few months now. I finally toll her that once she lands her Axel, I will get her a phone. At her ice skating lesson, I’ve never seen her work so hard on a move!
4/18/18 Went to my kids yoga class. I have to reign her in when she starts bossing the younger kids.
4/19/18 Daddy took her to the trampoline place for the PTA fundraiser. Nobody she knew was there, so they ate dinner and she came home and played with the neighborhood kids.

WA State Project

WA State Project 4-20-18

4/20/18 She brought home this fun Washington state project the 4th graders made from homemade clay (playdough-ish). Ice skating with Coach Meegan.
4/21/18 I taught yoga in the morning and afternoon. When I arrived home around 4:30pm tired and cranky, all the neighborhood kids were in my living room creating a mess. Daddy made them leave as soon as I was home because I whispered under my breath to him to get them out of my house!
4/23/18 I had art docent training for this month’s 4th grade art class. She took the bus home and had ballet in the early evening.
4/24/18 Guess one of the parents in the school pick up line is attempting to be cool by blasting some hip hop music with the windows down. 🙄 Should crank up some Snatam Kaur! Ice skating with Coach Arlene and she talked incessantly about what kind of phone she wants. I finally had to shut her down before I lost my mind. Apparently, I’m a mean mom and she wishes she had a mom that isn’t mean.
4/25/18 Kids yoga after school and she was upset because another classmate received the Cougar Pride award from her class this month and she has never received it.
4/26/18 I have always said I would never force religion on her. I would give her the knowledge then she makes the decision. She asked why we don’t go to church and we should go. Now I have to get off my arse and find an evening service that I can tolerate since I teach yoga on Sunday mornings. Small world…decided to get a haircut last minute and the salon had an opening…chatting with the stylist the entire time and find out his daughter is in the same class as mine!
4/27/18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan…still working on her axel. And still talking about getting a cell phone!

Birthday Cake

My Birthday Cake 4-28-18

4/28/18 It’s my birthday today. Some of the neighborhood kids made me a cake…guess they aren’t all that bad! Lol.
4/29/18 Played with the neighborhood kids most of the day.
4/30/18 She’s still bugging me about getting a phone…keeps asking what kind of phone she is going to get. Told her to stop talking about it. Had ballet in the early evening.

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March 1st thru March 31st – 2018

3-1-18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan after school.
3-2-18 She was chosen to be “Cougar of the Week” in her class. She makes a poster sharing about herself, then will share it to the class next week. Ice skating with Coach Meegan after school again.

Skiing

Skiing with Daddy 3-3-18

3-3-18 Daddy took her skiing…I was concerned because she started to get a sore throat last night. She really wanted to go, so I didn’t object. By evening, she was feeling sick with a headache and slight fever, but she said she had fun.
3-4-18 She’s sick today with a sore throat and headache. When the neighbor’s knocked on the door to see if she could play, I said, “no!” I was told I was the worst mother ever!
3-5-18 Home sick from school. Spent most of the day on the iPad. Skipped ballet.

Sick Day

Sick Day 3-6-18

3-6-18 Went to school. At 10:20am, I was on my way to teach my yoga class and the school called. She has a crying with a headache and wanted to come home. Messaged her dad to pick her up and bring her home. I arrived home at noon, so he could go back to work. Told her to get off the iPad and do something else, so she decided to paint.
3-7-18 Back to school and regular routine. Went to my kids yoga class after school.

Movie Night

Movie Night 3-8-18

Axel

Practicing her Axel 3-9-18

Georgia O'Keefe

Georgia O’Keefe 3-9-18

3-8-18 Ice skating lesson was canceled since the rink was closed. PTA Movie Night after school. They watched Despicable Me 3. She hung out with her friend, Max while I sat in a corner and read a book.

3-9-18 I volunteered at the school as the Art Docent for her class today. Lesson was on Georgia O’Keefe. All the girls just wanted to paint flowers and the boys bones. Only a couple painted both in their watercolor paintings. Ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan. She practiced her Axel on the harness.
3-10-18 I taught yoga all day, so he was at home with daddy. She played with the neighborhood kids and cousins, Zarah and Alize came over in the afternoon.
3-11-18 Daddy went bike riding, so she came to my instructor meeting with me at one of the yoga studios I teach at. After, we went to Red Robin for dinner. I ordered my Diet Coke, as usual…she says,You eat healthy and do yoga, so why do you drink so much Diet Coke?” 
3-12-18 Had my last Diet Coke in the morning…lasted the rest of the day just drinking water and Perrier. She had ballet in the evening.
3-13-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school.

Biellmann

Biellmann 3-14-18

BFF's

BFF’s 3-14-18

3-14-18 After my kids yoga class, she played outside with the neighborhood kids. I let her take a few pictures outside with the iPad. They took some of her in her Biellman. Then, her friends, Ivory and Riley came over while the moms went to a hot yoga class.

Shirt

Butterfly Shirt 3-15-18

Morning Cat Hugs

Morning Hugs 3-15-18

3-15-18 Snuggle time with the cat, Joi in the morning. After school, she was whining and almost in tears because she checked on her A/R goal and still needs 21 points by next Friday. (About 4 points per book, depending on the book she reads). Told her she won’t get the iPad back until next Friday and she needs to bring at least 3 books home over the weekend and spend her free time reading to attempt to make her goal or she can ask her teacher to lower her goal. She wasn’t happy with either choice. She wanted me to talk to the teacher and I said I would not because she waited until the last minute to check her points and she spends too much free time on the iPad playing games. This all took place in the car on the way to her ice skating lesson. By the time we arrived, she had calmed down and decided to attempt to make her goal. She wanted me to take a picture of the shirt she was wearing for her Aunt Jenny. Jenny gave her this shirt that is black and white until it’s in the sun, then changes colors.
3-16-18 Apparently, I’m a mean mom! Making her stay in and read on this sunny day she still needs 17 points by next Friday (about 3-4 books…took one test today and received 4 points). Told her not to wait so long next quarter to check how many points she needs…trying to teach her about deadlines. If you wait until the last minute, you have to cram it in and you don’t get to go out and have fun…oh, and the iPad is gone until next Friday. Yep, I’m a mean mom! Had ice skating with Coach Meegan later in the afternoon.
3-17-18 She went with me to my 2pm yoga class that I taught so daddy could go for a bike ride. She is banned from the iPad, so she read her books working toward her A/R goal. I let her play outside with the neighborhood kids for an hour when we arrived home, then she came in to read more.
3-18-18 Still reading in the morning, then I let her go out for an hour before lunch. Came in to read for another hour, then daddy let her go outside for about 2 hours to play before coming back inside. When I arrived home from my yoga class, a letter from her school district had arrived. She scored high enough to participate in the Highly Capable Program at her school. Daddy was hesitant about letting her participate, but I want her to and so does she, so next year she will be doing work one grade above her level. Still don’t know how we ended up with a highly capable kid! Lol.
3-19-18 Ballet this evening.
3-20-18 She made her A/R goal 2 days early! Amazing what she can accomplish when she isn’t playing games on the iPad. Told her I’d let her dye her hair tips purple if she made her goal. Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school.
3-21-18 Went to my kid’s yoga class.
3-22-18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan.
3-23-18 Finished teaching my yoga class at 1pm about 35 minutes from home. Listened to my voice mail at 1:18pm…it was her school telling me that they were released at 1p today…called her dad at work to pick her up since he was 20 minutes from her school. Ice skating with Coach Meegan. Getting ready for her competition tomorrow.

Fiesta Skate

Fiesta Skate – 1st Place 3-24-18

Fiesta Skate - 1st Place 3-24-18

Fiesta Skate – 1st Place 3-24-18

Fiesta Skate - 1st Place 3-24-18

Fiesta Skate – 1st Place 3-24-18

Fiesta Skate - 1st Place 3-24-18

Fiesta Skate – 1st Place 3-24-18

Fiesta Skate - 1st Place 3-24-18

Fiesta Skate – 1st Place 3-24-18

Fiesta Skate - 1st Place 3-24-18

Fiesta Skate – 1st Place 3-24-18

Fiesta Skate - 1st Place 3-24-18

Fiesta Skate – 1st Place 3-24-18

Fiesta Skate - 1st Place 3-24-18

Fiesta Skate – 1st Place 3-24-18

3-24-18 Fiesta Skate today. She competed at the Free Skate 5 level and placed 1st!

3-25-18 Played with the neighborhood kids all day.

Student Teacher

Ms. Myers 3-26-18

3-26-18 Teacher conference today…she’s doing great, as usual. The student teacher, Ms. Myer’s last day will be Friday, so she wanted a picture with her.  Ballet in the early evening.
3-27-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene.

Purple Hair

Purple Hair 3-28-18

3-28-18 Early release from school this week due to conferences. She took the bus home today for the first time since I wouldn’t be done teaching soon enough to pick her up from school. As soon as we arrive home, the neighborhood kids start knocking on our door. Our garage has become the designated hang out place. The are so loud! After my kid’s yoga class, she had her hair appointment to dye her ends purple. She was soooooo excited! Sat in her chair for 2.5 hours grinning the entire time.
3-29-18 I had cosmetic laser treatment on my face this morning due to some sun damage. I looked like a burn victim, so called the school and had her take the bus home again today. She loves riding the bus! Ice skating with Coach Meegan…walked her into the rink, then hid in my car (due to my face) until she was finished.
3-30-18 Had her take the bus home again today and canceled her ice skating lesson because my face is swollen today and starting to blister. The neighborhood kids are back in our garage, as usual.
3-31-18 The kids are in our garage again and loud! Let her walk to the Dollar Store with a group of kids to get slime supplies, the oldest in the group is 11. Made sure she had her Gizmo Pal 2 on, so I could track her. She talked me into letting her skip her ice skating lesson tomorrow, so she could attend the neighborhood Easter egg hunt.

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February 1st thru February 28th – 2018

2-1-18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan after school. Working on her new program. Meegan said this will most likely be her last competition at the basic skills level, then she will move up to non test and possibly regionals this summer.
2-2-18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan again.

Playdate

Playdate with Lilly 2-3-18

2-3-18 Daddy took her to her ice skating lessons this morning. Free Skate 6 and on-ice jumps. Playdate with Lilly all afternoon. They made cupcakes and slime.
2-5-18 Ballet in the evening.
2-6-18 She said her classmate, Grace asked her if she was a dwarf today because she’s so tiny. She’s perfectly proportionate, just small. She’s 9 and looks as if she’s 7 and only weighs 49 lbs. I’m just glad that she has self-confidence (at least she appears to), and she doesn’t seem upset by it. Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school.

New Glasses

New Glasses 2-7-18

Fitness Night

Health & Fitness Night 2-8-18

Fitness Night

Health & Fitness Night 2-8-18

2-7-18 Cousin Zarah’s birthday today, so she left a voice message for her. Went to my kid’s yoga class, then picked up her new glasses.
2-8-18 She said her friend, Addy stuck up for her today. Apparently, some 5th graders were talking about her and laughing because she is so petite. Addy told the to stop. She said that made her feel good and I told her she was just right and everyone comes in different sizes. Ice skating with Coach Meegan, then we went to Health & Fitness night at her school. She played with her friend, Max most of the night. At home, she’s online doing her iReady homework and she gets one too many answers wrong, and I hear her say, “How am I supposed to know this shit?!?” She sounds like me…not my proudest mom moment.

Teacher Comments

Teacher Comments 2-9-18

2-9-18 She brought home her report card today. So proud of the comments her teacher provided. The kid is such a better person than her parents! Lol! Dropped her off at daddy’s work after school, so he could take her to her ice skating lesson since I had to meet a client.
2-10-18 Daddy took her to her morning ice skating lessons, then dropped her off at Aunt Cindy’s because it’s Cousin Zarah’s 7th birthday. They went to a gymnastics place, then had birthday dinner at their house. I had to teach classes in the afternoon, so I skipped and took a break.
2-12-18 Daddy took her to school this morning since I had a morning class. The PTA is selling candy grams again for $1 this week. Students or parents can buy candy (Laffy Taffy) for their friends, kids and teachers. She bought one for everyone in her class. When I picked her up, she said she was the only one that didn’t receive one…I reminded her that’s because she bought all her classmates one. She said it didn’t bother her, but I think it did. I usually buy a few for her when they sell them. She asked if I would buy her some. She had ballet in the evening and daddy bought her soda since he felt bad for her. They started their secret pal gift exchange today through Valentine’s Day. She received 2 bottles of purple nail polish.

Valentine's Box

Valentine’s Box 2-13-18

Valentine's Box

Valentine’s Box 2-13-18

2-13-18 She took her Valentine’s box that her class was required to make for their cards. I stopped by the school at lunch and bought her 5 candy grams. Her friend, Max’s mom was there and said Max had bought her one today, so at least she’ll receive one from him. I went shopping for her secret pal, teachers and Max’s Valentine’s gifts after teaching my evening yoga class. Target was sold out of everything, so had to go to Fred Meyer…didn’t get home until 11pm. Daddy helped her make cupcakes because she wanted to take them to her classroom party tomorrow.

Gift

Gift from Max 2-14-18

Hershey Kiss Pose

Hershey Kiss Pose 2-14-18

2-14-18 I volunteered at the school today and she received 3 more candy grams from me and Max gave her 2 and another friend gave her one. Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school. Classroom Valentine’s Day party…they made slime and had ice cream sundaes. Went to my kid’s yoga class after school. They did a partner pose and we called it Hershey Kiss pose. She received a cute clip on bear from Max and she gave him some Star Wars toys.
2-15-18 “Dress like food” day tomorrow…she tells me after school she wants to be a strawberry. I was thinking a fried egg would be easy (white fabric, cut into a shape of an egg, cut a hole in the middle to go over her head, glue on a yellow circle). But, noooooo, that’s not cute, she wants to be a strawberry! So, after ice skating at 5pm, we go to Target, Burlington, Old Navy, Sears, Fred Meyer looking for a plain red t-shirt or dress…nothing! After yoga, I run to another mall and find a pineapple shirt at Macy’s 15 minutes before they close…I’m done! She can be a pineapple! Decide to stop at another Target on the way home just to check and find a red t-shirt in the BOY’S section…she refuses to wear it because it’s a boy’s shirt! Good! Because I am not cutting the seeds and gluing them on at this point!!! Red t-shirt and fabric glue getting returned tomorrow!

Dress Like Food

Dress Like Food Day 2-16-18

Neighbors

Neighbors Making Slime 2-17-18

2-16-18 Dress Like Food day today. She’s the cutest pineapple ever! Ice skating in the afternoon with Coach Meegan.
2-17-18 Daddy took her to her morning ice skating lesson, then the neighborhood kids congregated at our house to play and make slime. Why is our house ALWAYS the house they hang out at?!?
2-18-18 I taught yoga classes all afternoon, so not sure what her and daddy did all day.
2-19-18 No school today. She went to Mid Winter Camp all day, then had ballet.
2-20-18 No school again. Went to camp again for half the day. I picked her up early, then she had ice skating with Coach Arlene.
2-21-18 Back to school, then to my kid’s yoga class.

Chinese ARt

4th Grade Chinese Art 2-22-18

Chinese Art

Chinese Art 2-22-18

2-22-18 Volunteered in her class today. Taught the art docent class on Chinese art. Some of the students are great artists. Her teacher said their math specialist is running a challenge, high level thinking math group once per week for a select group of students and she has been selected to participate…she has her daddy’s engineer brain…he’s the only person I know that likes Common Core math. Had ice skating with Coach Meegan after school. After her competition in March, she will start working on her axel.
2-23-18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan.
2-24-18 Daddy took her to her group ice skating lesson.

Minecraft

xBox Minecraft 2-25-18

2-25-18 Daddy bought her Minecraft for her xBox, so the neighbors came over all afternoon to play. Apparently, they didn’t tell their mom where they were because I received a text asking if I’d seen them because she couldn’t find them.
2-26-18 Ballet in the evening.

Roller Skating

PTA Roller Skating Night 2-27-18

After Ice Skating

After Ice Skating 2-27-18

2-27-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene, then daddy took her to PTA Roller Skating night since I had to teach yoga.

Kid's Yoga

Kid’s Yoga Class 2-28-18

2-28-18 Went to my kid’s yoga class after school. 11 kids showed up…they are extremely energetic!

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January 1st thru January 31st – 2018

1-1-18 Happy New Year! We lounged on the couch most of the day.
1-2-18 Back to school…happy to get back in the routine. Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school.

Art Reflections

1st Place at District –
Dance – National PTS Art Reflections 1-31-18

1-3-18 She went to my kid’s yoga class after school and she displayed some poses. Then, we went to the PTSA National Art Reflections Contest reception for her school district. She won 1st Place in Dance Choreography with her “Spanish Ice Dance”, so she will be advancing to the State level. She was very excited and proud that she won…couldn’t wait to tell her teacher and Coach Meegan!

1-4-18 Lesson with Coach Meegan after school. She was so proud to tell her she won 1st place. We watched the ladies U.S. National Figure Skating Championships on TV.
1-5-18 She had ice skating after school with Coach Meegan.
1-7-18 Daddy took her ice skating in the afternoon while I taught my yoga class.

Sick

Sick Day 1-8-18

1-8-18 She woke up with a sore throat and headache, so I let her stay home from school. She went with me to her school at 2:20pm for the Art Docent Training for this month’s class. On the way home, her best friend from last year that moved to South Carolina FaceTimed her, so they talked for about 2 hours.
1-9-18 Woke up with a sore throat, so staying home from school today.
1-10-18 She is sick again today. I picked up her school work this morning to do at home. Attempting to help her with her writing assignment because she’s complaining it would take her 24 hours to finish…she argues with everything I try to explain! Stubborn!
1-11-18 Back to school, then we went to her ice skating lesson, but she didn’t feel good, so only stayed 15 minutes.
1-12-18 Skipped her ice skating lesson after school since she still has a headache.

Birthday Party

Ava’s Birthday Party 1-13-18

1-13-18 Went to her friend, Ava’s 10th birthday party at a pool.
1-14-18 She stayed home with daddy while I taught yoga all day. She is really into pop music this year. 9 seems so young, but I remember liking “Hot Child in the City” when I was a kid. I had just turned 10 when it came out. But, I had to go to the store and buy the vinyl 45’s and play it on a record player and change the record after every song instead of downloading it to a device into a playlist.
1-15-18 No school today due to Martin Luther King’s Jr. holiday. She went to ballet in the evening.
1-16-18 Coach Arlene sick today, so no ice skating after school.
1-17-18 She came to my kid’s yoga class, as usual.
1-18-18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan after school, then stopped by Costco to get her new glasses since her current frames are broken. Costco is the least expensive and we have to pay out of pocket since she only get’s frames every 2 years. Her prescription is so strong in one eye that Costco can’t make the lenses, so we bought the frames and will have her optometrist make the lenses.
1-19-18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan after school.
1-20-18 Taking her Highly Capable Test today. I don’t care if she passes, just proud that she wanted to try.
1-21-17 She went to my new kid’s yoga class with me. She didn’t want to participate and was being a slight pill during class, so I told her it would be best if she didn’t come anymore. I asked her why she acted the way she did during class, she said, “Because you’re my Mom!” We were sitting in the living room watching TV in the evening and the cat climbed on my new pillow sitting on the floor and proceed to pee on it! He’s going to vet again tomorrow! She started to get cry and get upset because she’s afraid our cat is really sick and will die because he’s 14 years old.

Recital Dress

Ballet Recital Dress 1-22-18

Going to the vet

Going to the Vet 1-22-18

1-22-17 She said she went to the counselor’s office today. She started crying during class because she was worried about Joi the cat, so her teacher asked her if she wanted to talk to the counselor. She said they talked about Joi and played a game before she went back to class. She had ballet in the evening. We ordered her $65 dollar recital dress that she will wear one time!
1-23-17 Picked up Joi at the vet, then went to ballet class. I had to teach a yoga class, so Joi rode home with her and daddy…daddy had to stop and buy a tarp before he would let him in the car. Joi peed in the carrier in daddy’s car.
1-24-17 Kids’ yoga class after school.

Music Day

Music Day 1-25-18

Injury Day

Injury Day 1-26-18

Ice Skates

Putting on Own Skate 1-26-18

1-25-17 It was “Bring your parent to music day at school.”

Art Docent

Art Docent Class 1-26-18

1-26-17 Injury day at school; she gave herself a black eye with eye shadow. It looked real! It’s and odd theme, there was some controversy amongst some adults. I also led the Art Docent class on Ansel Adams today and the class developed a picture they drew on film paper under a light. After school, ice skating with Coach Meegan, she just started putting her own skates on and she’s so independent, she wouldn’t let me help her tie them tighter.
1-27-17 She had her Free Skate 6 ice skating lesson, then an one ice jumps class. Proceeded to swimming.

Tubing

Tubing 1-28-18

Tubing

Tubing 1-28-18

1-28-17 Daddy took her and her friends, Ivory and Riley tubing all by himself. Think the girls had fun…daddy was stressed out by the end of the day. Lol.

Slime

Pink Slime 1-29-18

1-29-17 No school today. Daddy took the day off and took her to watch Paddington 2. She also made pink slime. Had ballet in the evening.
1-30-17 Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school.
1-31-17 Science Day at school. She brought home small bones, they ended up in the trash. Went to my kid’s yoga class after school. We got or tickets to Stars on Ice coming in May…she insisted on going to the Meet & Greet again this year.

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December 1st thru December 31st – 2017

12-1-17 Volunteered as the Art Docent for her class today. Taught a 1 hour class on Renoir. Trying to get some of the kids to make small strokes with the oil pastels was almost impossible. They all did a good job, though. Had ice skating with Coach Meegan after school and she was practicing her axel on the jumping harness…was thinking I should get one for home and suspend her from the ceiling when she won’t get off the iPad or won’t listen. Lol.
12-2-17 Daddy took her to her morning ice skating lesson. No swimming this month, taking a break. Went to dinner before The Nutcracker in the evening.
12-3-17 Her & daddy made chocolate truffles for her teacher’s birthday on Monday. After I taught my afternoon yoga class, I made them go to the ice rink to take a family photo for our Christmas cards.
12-4-17 She received the results from her big math test from last Wednesday that she didn’t want to study for because she wanted to play on the iPad. I told her that if she didn’t get 100% that she would lose the iPad for a day. As she was getting in the car from school, she says, “I got the results from my test…I got a 60%.”  I said, “What?!?” She said, “Just kidding, I got 100!” Received a large box of presents from her Aunt Jenny.
12-5-17 When I was a kid, we had fire & tornado drills. As I was waiting in the pickup line for Carly on Tuesday, the intercom said they were having a lockdown drill. Scary that kids have to have these today. We raced to her ice skating lesson with Coach Arlene and arrived at the rink to realize I forgot her skates again. Messaged daddy and told him to help me out and put them back in my car after the her weekend lessons.
12-6-17 Went to kids yoga class after school, then had an extra lesson Coach Meegan preparing for her Winter Solstice show.

Joi

We love our cat! 12-7-17

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice 12-8-17

Winter Solstice

Winter Solstice 12-8-17

12-7-17 As I was waiting in the pickup line at school (have to get there 45 minutes early or else you’re at the end of the line), the intercom said they were having a lockdown drill. Scary that kids have to have these today! Ice skating with Coach Meegan after school. We took photos of our cat, so I could Photoshop him into our family photo for Christmas cards.
12-8-17 Winter Solstice ice skating show. She performed with Julia and Alice to “Joy to the World.

12-9-17 Morning group Free Skate 6 lesson. Daddy took her swimming in the afternoon.
12-11-17 Ballet after school.

Funky Bun

Funky Bun 12-12-17

12-12-17 We actually remembered her ice skates for her lesson with Coach Arlene after school today…when she came up after her lesson, Arlene had put her hair in a really funky bun. She received one jingle gram from her friend, Natasha from school and said she probably wouldn’t receive anymore because she didn’t think many people in her class liked her. I asked why…she said that on the playground no one wants to be her partner when playing America’s Got Talent during the comedy portion. Morgan told her it’s because her ideas are not good. As she’s telling me this, the mama bear in me wants to go to school and beat up the little girls on the playground. Instead, I had to be the adult and tell her that she’s good at many other things and throughout life, people will have opinions of her performance whether they are good or not, but she just has to do her best and keep trying. She did say Morgan said it in a nice way to not hurt her feelings, but still!!! Then, she got teary eyed because she missed her best friend from last year, Poppy that moved away.
12-13-17 She received another jingle gram for her friend, Cleo today, but said everyone else in her class receive 2 except one other girl. I reminded her that everyone received 2 because she bought each of her classmates one today, so they received one plus one from her, but she didn’t buy one for herself, so she only received one. I think that made her feel better. She said she doesn’t have a best friend like Poppy this year and the other girls are not like her. We had a talk about what makes a good friend and some friendships take effort, like listening and finding things in common. And, it’s ok to be different. She’s only in 4th grade, I have a feeling it’s only going to get more complicated from this point forward.

Cookies & Crafts

Cookies & Crafts 12-14-17

12-14-17 I asked her if she liked school and she said, “Yes, it’s fun!” So, I guess everything is fine. I went and bought her 5 jingle grams and she received one from her classmate, Annie. She seemed to be happy today after school. Went to ice skating with Coach Meegan after school, then it was PTA Cookies & Crafts night at school.
12-15-17 Last day of school for Winter Break…Pajama Day. I volunteered selling and preparing the jingle grams. I bought her 6 more and she received 2 more from classmates. Ice skating with Coach Meegan again.
12-16-17 No activities today due to Winter Break.

Smurf Dance

Smurf Dance 12-18-17

Playdate

Playdate 12-17-17

12-17-17 I had to teach 3 classes today, so she was with daddy all day. Daddy let her friends, Ivory and Riley come over for an all day playdate.
12-18-17 Eye doctor appointment. She started doing the Smurf dance while waiting for the doctor.
12-19-17 Ice skating with Coach Arlene.
12-20-17 She played on the iPad while I taught my morning class, then came to my kids yoga class with me. Her and Olivia where the only kids today due to the holiday.
12-21-17 Forgot I had signed her up for camp at the athletic club, so she was about an hour late. Ice skating with Coach Meegan in the afternoon. She is getting pretty good with her sit spin.

12-22-17 Went to Winter Break camp all day again, then ice skating with Coach Meegan.

Girls Night Night

Girls Night Out 12-24-17

iHop

iHop 12-23-17

12-23-17 She needed some mommy time, so after my afternoon yoga class, I took her to watch Pitch Perfect 3 at the iPic theatre and to iHop for a snack after.
12-24-17 We had a girls night out at the seasonal outdoor ice rink. On our way, it started to snow.

Christmas

Christmas 12-25-17

Minions

Minions 12-25-17

12-25-17 Woke up to a white Christmas. Between myself and her aunt, she received everything she and more on her list. The Hatchimal is the creepiest toy ever! All the neighborhood kids played outside in the snow and she found the Minions across the street. Then, we went out for dinner since we didn’t travel to extended family this year.

Princess Cake

Princess Cake 12-26-17

12-26-17 When I arrived home from my class, she had made one of her Princess cakes. Pretty impressive!

Playdate

Playdate 12-27-17

Snowball Breathing

Snowball Breathing 12-27-17

12-27-17 Went to my kids yoga class in the afternoon and her friends, Ivory and Riley came too! It was a winter theme, so they had a snowball breathing race. They the girls came back to our house for a playdate. She had so much fun…she’s know them since they were babies.

Pull Up

Pull Up 12-28-17

12-28-17 Half day Winter Break camp in the morning. Daddy took her swimming in the afternoon. Went upstairs and found her doing a pull up on daddy’s rings.
12-29-17 Went to camp all day, then daddy took her to her ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan.

Sleepover

Sleepover 12-30-17

12-30-17 Sleepover with Ivory and Riley. They were playing with the Xbox in the living room and when I walked in to get my computer, I was told they wanted their privacy…until the disc froze and they needed my help.
12-31-17 We tried to stay up until midnight, but by 11pm, we crashed!

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November 1st thru November 30th – 2017

Biellmann

Practicing her Biellmann 11-1-17

Biellmann

Biellmann 11-1-17

4th Grade

4th Grade 11-1-17

11-1-17 She brought home her 4th Grade school picture, then we went to my kids yoga class, where she practiced her Biellmann move for ice skating.
11-2-17 Picked her up from school and she was complaining of being tired and didn’t want to go to her ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan. We went anyway.

Parking Lot

Wrong Way 11-3-17

11-3-17 Started snowing today…guess that means all the rules of the school parking lot no longer apply…the car is driving the opposite way of the arrows…if  a car whips in the entrance to the right…crash! She had her ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan in the afternoon.
11-4-17 Daddy took her to her Free Skate 6 lesson, then swimming lesson.
11-6-17 Started taking the neighbor kids to school again this morning…couldn’t wait to drop them off for breakfast at school. She had STEM after school, then ballet later in the evening.
11-8-17 Kid’s yoga class after school. Since I’m the teacher, she doesn’t listen and attempts to control the class.
11-9-17 When I picked her up from school, she said she missed her best friend from last year, Poppy and started crying because she thought Poppy forgot about her. She has been trying to FaceTime her, but hasn’t been able to get in touch. Took her to her ice skating lesson and sent a text to Poppy’s mom to ask if she was still accessible. Poppy’s mom said she was and and that Poppy has been talking about her also. She practiced her Biellmann at ice skating today.
11-10-17 No school today due to Veteran’s Day. Ice skating with Coach Arlene in the morning, then ice skating with Coach Meegan in the afternoon.

disney on ice

Disney On Ice 11-17

Disney On Ice

Disney On Ice 11-11-17

11-11-17 Disney on Ice in the evening. She said she could do about 1/3 of what the skaters were doing and said she would like
11-12-17 She Facetimed her best friend from last year, Poppy that moved to South Carolina. She misses her so much! She’s been being a pill today. Every time I tell her to get off the iPad, she says in a minute, then doesn’t get off. She ‘s says I’m always getting mad at her and I said I if she would listen, I wouldn’t get mad. She said if I never had her, then I wouldn’t get mad. I had to bite my tongue because I wanted to kick my 9-year old out of the house!
11-13-17 Received a call from the school 25 minutes after the final bell saying she was waiting for me to pick her up. She forgot she had STEM right after school. She made it for the last 30 minutes. Had ballet in the evening.
11-14-17 PTA Roller Skating Night. I had to teach a yoga class, so daddy had the duty of taking her…yay!
11-15-17 She woke up last night around 3am with diarrhea. She got up at least 5 times to use the bathroom and made me go into the bathroom with her every time. She stayed home from school today. Made her Cream of Wheat twice! Once with water and the other with burnt milk. Apparently, I don’t make it like daddy because she said it tasted like barf! Cooking is not my forte.
11-16-17 Picked her up at 12:30pm from school for her annual pediatrician’s check up. We’re waiting to be called back and when the medical assistant comes out and calls her name, she says, “Finally!” very loudly. The office staff started laughing while mommy’s looking at her in disbelief. She’s healthy, as usual. Just had to get her flu shot, which she was not happy about. Ice skating with Coach Meegan later in the afternoon.

Cat

Spoiled Cat 11-17-17

11-17-17 Face paint day at school. She drew a heart on her cheek with dark eye shadow. We spoiled the cat after school, then dropped her off at ice skating with Coach Meegan after school and daddy picked her up. She passed her A/R goal even after increasing the points.
11-18-17 Had her morning ice skating and swim lessons. She still working on Level 4.
11-19-17 Her Aunt Jenny bought her the L.O.L. Surprise! Big Surprise ball. I told her I wouldn’t buy it until after Christmas since it’s sold out everywhere and Amazon is charging double the price. I don’t know what her aunt paid for it from eBay. I did order her some Squishies she wanted.

Ballet

Biellmann at Ballet 11-20-17

11-20-17 STEM after school, then ballet. She received a letter and school picture in the mail from Anna, her friend from her old school.
11-21-17 I was annoyed because she forgot to come to the school office 5 minutes early like she does on Tuesdays, so we can get to her ice skating lesson on time. She was having a good day until I started bitching at her. I threatened to take the iPad away. Made it to the rink with 5 minutes to spare and realized her skates were not in the car…ended up turning around and going back home in rush hour traffic. I tried to be less bitchy, but it wasn’t working.

Rainbow

Rainbow 11-22-17

yoga

Yoga 11-22-17

11-22-17 Daddy took the day off, so he took her and the neighbor kids to school and picked her up at 1pm for early release. She went to my afternoon kids yoga class with me…saw a bright rainbow on the way.

Thanksgiving

Cousins 11-23-17

Cupcakes

Turkey Cupcakes 11-23-17

11-23-17 Thanksgiving. She made turkey cupcakes to take to  Aunt Cindy’s & Uncle Dan’s. She played with her cousins and mom & dad wanted to go home asap.
11-24-17 Ice skating with Coach Meegan. Daddy took her and there was a hockey tournament at the rink, so they did off ice training today.
11-25-17 I taught yoga all day. I think she played on the iPad for 8 hours…not sure, but she couldn’t tell me what she did all day except for the iPad. Her Squishies she asked me to order from Amazon arrived this afternoon. The only thing I’m letting her open before Christmas.
11-26-17 Daddy took her to Wendy’s for lunch, then ice skating in the afternoon since she didn’t get her Tuesday & Thursday lesson’s this week.
11-27-17 She had ballet at 6pm.

USB

After 2.5 years, I found my USB port in my car! 11-28-17

Radio

Wow! Had no idea! 11-28-17

11-28-17 I bought my new car in 2015 and never realized it had an aux/USB port in the console…there’s a tray that sits on top and I never looked under it…should probably read the owner’s manual occasionally! Her dad found it after I insisted I didn’t have one…was going to take it to Car Toys to get one installed. Lol! I made her a playlist on my phone so now whenever she’s in my car, she insists I play HER music. Top 40 music is very different from when I was a kid! Never knew I had these features in my car!
11-29-17 My sister (Aunty Jenny) sent her another American Girl doll, so this is the 3rd…STOOPID! I’ve told her from a very young age that I would not spend money on American Girl products, so Aunt Jenny spoils her and buys her anything she wants.
11-30-17 Ice skating with Coach Meegan after school.

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