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 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 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 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.


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 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 1-28-18


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.


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.


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 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 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 12-25-17


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 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 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


Practicing her Biellmann 11-1-17


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.


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.


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 11-22-17


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.


Cousins 11-23-17


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.


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


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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October 1st thru October 31st – 2017

10-1-17 Daddy is sick and I’m tired, so I let her play on the iPad way too much today.
10-2-17 Couldn’t drop her and the neighbor kids off at school fast enough…when the three get together, chaos happens.
10-3-17 Coach Arlene had to get ready for regionals so she didn’t have her after school ice skating lesson today…not sure it’s a good thing that I was a little too relieved that it was canceled and I didn’t have to taxi her there.

Color Run

Color Run 10-4-17

Color Run

Color Run 10-4-17

Half Scorpion

Half Scorpion 10-4-17

10-4-17 PTA Cougar Craze Color Run today. There were 3 chalk stations they ran through on the field (4x around). The entire area was covered in chalk dust. She’s like me…said she didn’t like it because the dust went up her nose and in her mouth. I can’t stand dust! We went to my kids yoga class right after school and a couple of the kids were doing Half Scorpion pose.
10-5-17 Picture Day at school. She walked out of school crying because her best friend from class, Ava is being transferred to another teacher. She was crying all through her ice skating lesson and was talking about Poppy, her best friend from last year that moved away. She said she didn’t like change. Coach Meegan had tears in her eyes too.
10-6-17 I have been taking the neighbor kids to school every morning this week because their mom had surgery and can’t drive…I may lose my frickin’ mind! As she is working on her Artist’s Statement for the Art Reflections Contest, she tells me play by play what she is writing as I’m trying to get some work done…she caught me rolling my eyes at her…oops, I’m supposed to stop and be attentive and supportive! Then we proceeded to her ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan…1st her group lesson with 2 other girls, then her private.


Target Message to Moms 10-7-17

10-7-17 Bought her some new size 6x jeggings at Target because I had bought her size 7 and they are falling off of her. Looked down at the Target basket and it’s like the sign was speaking to all moms!
10-8-17 Daddy took her to a Salmon festival while I went to a yoga class then taught a class.


New Jeggings 10-9-17

10-9-17 She wore her new jeggings and they were still a little big on her. We were having a discussion in the morning about kindness. I asked her how would people treat each other to create peace…she said, “like Anna does. Anna is her old friend from her old school. First day of STEM after school. Picked her up and she says, “Mom, I want to be in the highly capable program.” Me: “Ok, do your homework.” Kid: Can you get me a pencil? Me: You want to be highly capable, but can’t get your own pencil?!? When she finished her homework, the neighborhood kids came over and were playing in our garage. Some kids were playing soccer in the street and her dad kept going out to check on his new car…he was worried they would hit the car with the ball. Then, I hear…”not the glitter!” Gold glitter all over the garage! Lol! After awhile she came in and said she didn’t think her friends liked her anymore because they were picking her last to play a game. I told her they wouldn’t come over if they didn’t like her and she said she didn’t think they would be coming over anymore.
10-10-17 She met her mentee, Kira today. Very proud that she happily gives up 10 minutes of her recess to mentor a Kindergartener. She played a tic tac toe game with her and said she was shy. No ice skating with Coach Arlene today.
10-11-17 She went to my kids yoga class after school then played with the neighborhood kids that came over when we got home…apparently, they still like her. We decided she would start taking ballet classes again, so scheduled a trial class for next Monday.


Brunch 10-13-17

10-13-17 No school today, so I took her to brunch at her favorite pancake place after I taught my morning yoga class. Had her group ice skating and private lesson in the afternoon with Coach Meegan.
10-14-17 Daddy took her to her swim lesson.


1st Day Starting Ballet Again 10-16-17

10-16-17 STEM after school, then first day starting ballet again. She said she had fun after the class, so we signed her up for the semester.
10-17-17 Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school.

Scorpion Pose

Scorpions 10-18-17

Wheel Pose

Wheel Pose 10-18-17

10-18-17 My kids yoga after school…I always have to threaten to take the iPad away if she doesn’t behave and participate in the class. Lol. I have a lot of younger kids in class and if she starts messing around, then they do too. She always rolls her eyes, when I start singing…today, I sang this during Boat Pose…may have to try this in an adult class:
“Row, row, row your boat.
Sing it if you please.
Keep your feet up off the ground,
And don’t forget to breathe!”
10-19-17 Picked her up at school at noon just so we could get to the ice rink before any other kids arrived. Needed to video her routine to submit it for the National PTA Art Reflections Contest.

Highly Capable

Highly Capable Questions 10-21-17

10-20-17 Early release at 1pm from school, so the teachers can get ready for conferences starting tomorrow. She pestered me into downloading practice CogAT tests for the highly capable program after looking at some sample questions. I only was able to answer #2 correctly…I’m definitely not smarter than a 4th grader! Paid $69 for the tests, she better get in! Lol.


Playdate with Friends 10-21-17

10-21-17 Free Skate 6 lesson in the morning, then swim lessons. Her friends, Ivory & Riley came over in the afternoon and daddy watched them while the mom’s had other stuff to do.
10-22-17 Daddy took her to the YMCA to play ping pong and swim.
10-23-17 Early release at 1pm this week due to teacher conferences. Her conference today went well, as usual. Her teacher said she was a good candidate to test for the highly capable program.
10-24-17 Rinks are closed today, so no ice skating lesson.
10-25-17 Daddy took her to school because I had to leave early to teach a yoga class. She went to my kids yoga class with me. She’s starting to complain less about going.


Drawing for Yearbook Cover 10-26-17

Fall Dance

Fall Dance with Neighbor 10-26-17

Fall Dance

Fall Dance 10-26-17

10-26-17 She finished her drawing to enter into the Yearbook Cover contest. She drew it in the wrong orientation, so I doubt she will win. Daddy took her and our neighbor to her school’s fall dance since I had to teach my yoga class in the evening.
10-27-17 Daddy picked her up at school because he wanted to take her to the last day of the book fair at school. They came home with four more books. He went back to work and we went to her afternoon ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan.
10-28-17 She had her Free Skate 6 lesson in the morning. Will take FS 6 again. Swimming at noon, then daddy dropped her off at her classmate, Holly’s 10th birthday party until 7pm. She said someone from America’s Got Talent was there doing magic tricks.

Carving Pumpkins

Carving Pumpkins 10-29-17

10-29-17 The neighbors came over in the evening and carved pumpkins.
10-30-17 I picked her up at 1:45pm for her 2pm dental appt. No cavities yet…yay! They gave her a couple pieces of gum in her goody bag. She says, “Mom, I think you have been lying to me, telling me gum is bad for me so you don’t have to buy it.” She’s getting older, I’m going to back up my statements with facts. She went back to school because she had STEM at 3:30pm.


Halloween 10-31-17


Halloween 10-31-17

10-31-17 Ice skating with Coach Meegan after school, then dropped her off at home with daddy while I went to teach my yoga class. Daddy took her to our good friends house to trick or treat in their neighborhood and I joined them after my class.

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September 1st thru September 30th – 2017

9-1-17 Hanging out at home with the windows open. We have a clarinet player practicing in the neighborhood…thank goodness we are leaving soon for her ice skating lesson.


IKEA 9-2-17

New Bed

New Bed 9-2-17

9-2-17 Went to IKEA to get her new bed. As soon as I pulled into the parking lot, I knew we were in trouble. They had lot attendants directing traffic. When we finally figured out the items to pick up from the warehouse, there was a line to get a flat cart. Then, we had to wait in checkout and another wait at furniture pickup. At least the kid is happy!
9-3-17 I was looking for the iPod because I wanted the music on it to make a new playlist for my yoga class. I asked her where it was and she said she didn’t know. I told her to look for it, but found out, she took it to someone’s house months ago and forgot it there. She doesn’t remember which friend or when it was and said she didn’t tell me because she was afraid I would be mad…she was right!!! I yelled at her and told her to find it! I’m so annoyed! I understand that she just turned 9, but she leaves shit everywhere…she lost her thermal bathing suit and goggles at the pool because she ran into a friend in the dressing room and got distracted. Daddy had taken her, so I wasn’t there to remind her to get her things. It’s partially my fault for thinking that she can be responsible with expensive crap…need to quit reminding her and not replace things when she loses them. She went to bed upset and I made her cry…slightly felt guilty and wondering if I needed to find her a therapist. Lol.
9-4-17 I decided this morning that she is no longer allowed to take items to her friend’s homes because every time she does, she leaves something there then gets upset. Until, she shows she is responsible to remember items for school, etc., she no longer can take things to her friends. She apologized and I told her I was more mad that she tried to hide it from me. Today is Aunt Jenny’s birthday, so she FaceTimed her while she was in Vegas. We went to Target then Sears looking for school clothes. Everything is seriously picked through. We found a couple of T-shirts she liked, but there wasn’t much to choose from.

Meet & Great

Meet & Greet at School 9-5-17

9-5-17 Went to a yoga class at 10:30am at the gym. Wanted to check it out since I’m taking over the class next week. She had to go to kids club and wasn’t happy about it. After class, the kids club attendant said she was sooooo good…I said, “With other people!” Lol. She was having fun when I picked her up. Took her to get a back to school haircut and she had her ice skating lesson with Coach Arlene. Then, we went to her teacher Meet & Greet at school. Can’t believe she will be in 4th grade tomorrow. The parent in front of us was asking tons of questions and drilling the teacher…I was getting impatient because I just wanted to say hi and get the heck out of there! The teacher said she had heard from all the other teachers how sweet my daughter is. She can be sweet and also can be a major pill at home! Ran into her friend, Max from 3rd grade; they did not get put in the same classroom this year. Then, the neighbor kids came over and decided to come inside to play in her room. They started screeching and running up and down the stairs, so I told them to go outside. They quieted down and stayed in her room. Sent a text to her dad to hurry up and get home because the kids were driving me nuts…thank goodness school is starting tomorrow! As soon as he walked though the door, I grabbed my stuff and left to go teach my yoga class.


Eagle Drawing 9-6-17

9-6-17 First day of school! I think I was a little too happy! Then, I experienced the parking lot zoo again…people driving the wrong way, backing up with cars behind them, passing each other. Kids yoga started again after school, so she went with me a took the class…begrudgingly. I have the kids draw and color for the 1st ten minutes of class to get settled in and she picked up one of my kid yoga books and drew a character from the book.
9-7-17 She met a new friend in her class, Ava.
9-8-17 Picked her up from school. She said she almost accidentally kicked Matt when she was swinging on the monkey bars, then she said, the boys really don’t change from 2nd grade…ever. She had practice ice in the afternoon for her exhibition skate tomorrow.
9-9-17 Her Free Skate 5 exhibition was after 6pm. She fell doing a Waltz jump, so Coach Meegan told her she had 2 weeks to perfect it.
9-10-17 Daddy wanted to go bike riding, so she went with me to my morning class and played on the iPad while I taught. Lilly came over at noon for an all day playdate until after 7:30pm!
9-12-17 Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school.
9-13-17 She came with me to my kid’s yoga class right after school. She followed along better today then she usually does. Her and daddy were playing Simon Says before bed and she said, “Simon never says curse words!” Daddy asked her how she knew about curse words and her response, “Mommy says them all the time!”
9-14-17 Ice skating with Coach Meegan after school. She practiced her Camel Spin and Waltz Jump with a Loop.

9-15-17 Ice skating with Coach Meegan. She has a group lesson for 30 minutes with 2 other girls, then a private for 30 minutes.
9-16-17 Daddy took her to her group Free Skate 6 lesson, while I worked all day.


Momism’s 9-17-17

9-17-17 I taught my morning class and she came with me and played on the iPad. Then, daddy took her to her cousin, Alyze’s 5th birthday party.She said she didn’t have anything to read, so I told her to go into my office and pick a book from my bookshelf. 10 minutes later, I hear belly laughing from her room. She was reading, “Momisms…what she says ad what she really means”.
9-19-17 Picked her up from school and she was excited that she could be a mentor to a Kindergartner or 1st Grader this year. She has to answer a questionnaire and has to be chosen. Had her ice skating lesson with Coach Arlene.

Cat Drawing

Yoga Cat Drawing 9-20-17

9-20-17 Arrived 30 minutes early to get a parking space in the school lot, otherwise, you’ll end up parking a few blocks away for pickup. It got a little real today…Lots of honking then a mom yelling at a guy, calling him an idiot to get the fuck out of the way. People getting out of their cars yelling, more honking! Yep, my kids goes to a Rated 10 school! After successfully making it out alive, we proceeded to my kids yoga class. She picked out a cat from one of my kids yoga books and just drew it. I’m pretty impressed! Stopped at the store to get her new sneakers and fall boots, then headed home to safety.


Fashionista 9-21-17


Lilly Spent the Night 9-23-17

9-21-17 Wore her knew boots to school today…quite the fashionista!
9-22-17 Career Day at school. She dressed up as a figure skater, of course…wore her performance dress. Had ice skating with Coach Meegan after school.
9-23-17 Daddy took her to her Free Skate 6 lesson while I worked all day showing houses and teaching yoga. Her friend, Lilly spent the night.
9-25-17 Played with the neighborhood kids in the garage after school, then Lilly came over to pick up her stuff from Saturday and wanted to stay when she saw all the kids playing. Her mom dropped her off and after awhile Lilly wanted to play something different than the other girls, so my kid asked if they could take turns. Lilly said no. My kid was trying to include everyone, but Lilly said she came over to just play with my kid. I was thinking, she joined in after the fact, so maybe she should go with what was going on before she arrived. I told my kid she was doing the right thing and not everyone gets there way all of the time.


Crazy Neighbor Kids 9-23-17

9-26-17 Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school. Measured her foot for new skates tonight, her current ones are 2 sizes too small…no wonder she says her little toe feels crammed into her skate. $369 for new Riedell skates! I take the neighbor kids to school 2-3 days per week because their mom goes to work early. When the 3 of the kids get together they act like siblings and start bickering and teasing each other. I told them to try to act like they like each other and took a photo.

Frog Pose

Little Frogs 9-27-17

9-27-17 Kid’s Yoga class after school. Captured them in Frog Pose. She was in a mood after school…I told her to clean up her stuff and she got mouthy, then started crying. As soon as she was done, the neighborhood kids knocked on the door to play. Within 10 minutes, she was happy again.
9-28-17 She was chosen to be a mentor for a Kindergartener or 1st Grader at school and was very proud. Went to ice skating with Coach Meegan and I was about 5-7 minutes late coming into get her (sitting in my car) because I figured she would practice after. She was crying because I wasn’t there and she thought something happened to me. Started complaining of a sore throat before bed.
9-29-17 I called her in for a sick day, but when she woke up she wanted to go to school because they were having a Cougar Pride assembly and had a couple of other fun activities planned. She skipped ice skating after school, though.
9-30-17 Daddy took her to her Free Skate 6 lesson, then she played with neighborhood kids the rest of the day.

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August 1st thru August 31st – 2017

Green Day

Mom & Dad went to Green Day 8-1-17

8-1-17 She went to a new yoga studio with me that I’m trying to teach at and sat in the lobby while I took the class because I wanted to check out their classes. Then I took her to lunch at Applebee’s because she loves their sliders. Ice skating with Coach Arlene in the afternoon. Daddy & I went to the Green Day concert tonight, so she spent the night at Aunt Cindy’s.
8-2-17 She went to the studio with me again and played on the iPad, then we went to lunch again.
8-3-17 She sat through my class in the morning while I taught. I’m most likely rotting her brain with all the iPad time I let her have while I’m teaching or taking yoga classes.
8-4-17 Ice skating with Coach Meegan.


Playdate 8-5-17

8-5-17 She had her Free Skate 6 lesson in the morning, then swim lessons at noon. We went to our friends house from her old school in the afternoon, Grayson and Simone. Coach Meegan is their aunt, so she joined the grownups with her son.
8-7-17 Typical summer days lately…she’s driving me crazy by arguing with everything…when does school start?!?

Mom Laughing

Mom is Laughing 8-8-17

8-8-17 Her: “Mom, what are you laughing at?”
Me: “Nothing…nevermind…:)”


Swimming 8-9-17

8-9-17 Took her to the outdoor pool at the gym even though the wildfire smoke is making the skies still hazy…she says she loves to swim.
8-10-17 Met our friends, Ivory & Riley at the pool, then went to dinner to celebrate their mom passing the RN state boards.


Girls Night Out 8-12-17


Friends 8-11-17

8-11-17 Daddy left to go see grandma in Michigan. I took her to her afternoon ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan.
8-12-17 She had her swim lesson at noon, then she played on the iPad while I took a yoga class.We had a girls night out…I took her to Despicable Me 3 and out for sushi.

Kids Yoga

Kids Yoga 8-13-17

8-13-17 She came with me to my morning yoga class I taught, then I stopped and id a Zumba class, then received a message asking me to teach a kids class at the old studio I used to practice out. They were in a bind, so we stopped at the studio and I taught.
8-14-17 She complained because she had to go to the Kids Club when I taught my morning class at the gym, but when I picked her up, she said she had fun. Then, she had her ice skating lesson with Coach Arlene, then came with me to my evening class I taught at another gym, but could play on the iPad at this location.
8-15-17 Dropped her off at our friends, Ivory & Riley’s house all day while I went to an all afternoon training session. Their mom took them swimming at the club. When I picked her up, she didn’t want to go home yet, so my friend, Genn & I visited while the kids continued to play.
8-16-17 Lily’s mom picked her up for a morning playdate and I picked her up at 1:30pm.
8-17-17 She had to come with me to my morning yoga class and evening class I taught. Daddy arrived home around 9:30pm.


Sushi 8-18-17

8-18-17 Daddy had to go to work, so she came with me to get a haircut, then I took her to her favorite sushi restaurant for hanging with me at all my yoga classes I had to teach while daddy was out of town. Then, she had her ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan.
8-19-17 Daddy took her to her morning ice skating lesson, then swimming lesson, then as soon as I was through teaching my yoga class, I relieved daddy at her swim lesson, so he could go bike riding. Then, I dropped her off at the roller skating rink for a playdate with her friend, Halo from her old school.
8-21-17 Dropped the cat off at the vet in the morning to get a urine test. He wouldn’t go, so they sent a kit home so I could get a urine sample at home…joy! After getting the sample, I dropped it off at the vet then dropped the cat off at his cat boarder that he has been going to for over 10 years. Getting ready to go on a 4 day mom vacation by myself…we have never been apart this long. She’s a little nervous.
8-22-17 Left early for the airport before she was up. Talked to her on the phone that evening. She went to day camp at the gym while daddy was at work.
8-23-17 Daddy took Tuesday through Friday off to take her to a couple of water parks this week while I’m out of town. Sounds as if they are having a blast.
8-24-17 Another day at the water park. She’s finally 48 inches, so can go on the big slides.
8-25-17 Daddy took her to another water park, but I guess they were getting tired and started getting annoyed with each other, so Daddy decided to make the long drive home. I arrived home at about 11pm. She was asleep, but I woke her up to give her a hug.
8-26-17 The cat has a urinary tract infection, so have to take him to the vet in the afternoon to get a shot. Picked him up at the cat boarder and he puked and pooped in the carrier…welcome home Mom! The kid and I spent the day together while daddy went biking.
8-27-17 Relaxing from our vacations. Her neighbor friend, Ki Ki arrived home today after being in California for 3 weeks. She was happy to have someone to play with again.
8-29-17 I took her to the gym with me in the morning and she had to go to the child care. She pissed and moaned the entire way there…I’m ready for another vacation by myself already! After the class, we went by Lowe’s to pick out paint for her bedroom. She wanted a new bed for her 9th birthday because apparently her current loft bed is for babies. We agreed, but her new bed will fit better in my office due to the configuration, so I’m painting it light purple (like she wanted) before we get the bed. Taped off my office to prep for paint.

Before Painting

Before Painting 8-29-17


After Painting 8-30-18

8-30-17 Painted her room “Sassy Lilac” this evening…fitting.
8-31-17 Had to teach early, so she came with me to my class. On the way home, the sign on the freeway said, “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over, Patrols on Now”…it’s 11:30 in the morning!!! She had ice skating with Coach Meegan in the afternoon.

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July 1st thru July 31st – 2017

Swim Lessons

1st Day of Swim Lessons 7-1-17

7-1-17 First day of summer swim lesson.
7-2-17 Aunt Jenny, Uncle Jason and Bachan arrived from Texas! She’s so excited! Aunt Jenny brought her a huge makeup set…I’m not thrilled about this. They took her to the park. Uncle Jason couldn’t figure out the water fountain, so she played a trick on him.

You Have to Eat

You Have to F*cking Eat 7-3-17

7-3-17 Went to one of the local malls and of course, her Aunt Jenny bought her 6 choker necklaces. I found a book to buy her for her birthday to help her eat her vegetables. Then we went back to their hotel to swim.

July 4th

July 4th 7-4-17

July 4th

July 4th 7-4-17

7-4-17 I let her wear her new makeup for 4th of July…a little too much eye shadow. She asked me to help her put eyeliner on and I told her no way…she’s too young. She started crying, which is unusual for her. I asked her why she was crying and she said because she missed Poppy. Aunt Jenny stopped by in the afternoon and brought her more stuff she doesn’t need, then they went back to their hotel and we went to our friends (Ivory & Riley) for 4th of July, like we do every year.

Having Fun

Having Fun with Aunt Jenny 7-5-17

7-5-17 Despacito came on the radio…she told me to change the channel. I said, “I like this song!” She responds, “Justin Bieber? Wow! (in a condescending unbelievable tone). Went to Aunt Jenny’s hotel, then we went downtown to sightsee, came back to the hotel so she could swim and I left her there while I went to teach my yoga class. When I got back, her aunt had bought her more stuff…Animal Jam toys, play earrings, etc. Ugh! She had fun, though!


Lunch with Aunt Jenny 7-6-27

7-6-17 I had to teach a yoga class in the morning, so her dad dropped her off at her Aunt & Uncle’s hotel and she spent the day with them. They took her to lunch and she met one of her Uncle’s friends 2-year old daughter. Apparently, they had a blast together, then they went swimming at the hotel pool and I picked her up after teaching my evening class.


Festival 7-7-17

Japan Gardens

Japanese Gardens 7-8-17

7-7-17 She had ice skating with Coach Meegan in the afternoon, then we went to a local festival so she could play the games and ride a few rides.
7-8-17 She had her Free Skate 6 class in the morning, then swimming lesson at noon. Then we met the relatives and went to a Japanese Festival then proceeded to the Japanese Gardens.

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing 7-9-17


Cried All the Way Home 7-10-17

7-9-17 Met the relatives in the afternoon, then went to another local festival, then the relatives came back to stay at our house since they are leaving tomorrow.
7-10-17 Dropped the relatives to the airport in the afternoon and she cried the entire way home (about an hour) because her Aunt Jenny was gone. Daddy got home and they made slime.


Kids Yoga 7-12-17


Pink Slime 7-11-17

7-11-17 Ice skating with Coach Arlene in the afternoon. Then she made pink slime.
7-12-17 Playdate with her friend, Lilly today. Dropped her off at 11:30am and I went to a yoga class. Picked her up at about 3pm and she started saying things like, “I was having fun until you came in a snarky tone, etc.” I let her know it didn’t make her sound cool in front of her friends when she talks to me in a disrespectful manner . Took her with me to my 4pm kids yoga class. While waiting for the other kids to arrive, she drew a picture of a local yoga studio’s logo…thinking she should get paid to advertise for them. When we got home, she showed me what she wanted for her birthday…a new bed and redecorate her room…why can’t the kid just want a new shirt or something?!? New Bed for Her Birthday!


The Cat 7-13-17


The Cat 7-13-17

7-13-17 She had to get up at 6:30am to come with me to my yoga class I was teaching. I walked into her room and her and the cat were having a moment. Then she started working on her cursive, so he joined her. He loves her!

Wiped Out

Wiped Out after Yoga Classes 7-14-17

7-14-17 I had to teach 3 classes…7am, 9:15am and 12pm. She was wiped out after sitting through 3 classes…I’m lucky she’s a good kid! Then, she had her ice skating with Coach Meegan at 3:15pm.
7-15-17 Daddy took her to her morning ice skating lesson and I took her to her noon swimming lesson.
7-16-17 We went to a family team BBQ at one of the studios I teach at.
7-17-17 First day of morning Science camp. Her friend from school, Kaitlyn is enrolled in the camp also.
7-18-17 I decided we would walk to Subway for lunch before camp and locked us out of the house…daddy had to come home from work and let us in. Second day of camp; had to pull her out an hour early because she had to come with me to my yoga class I was teaching.


Neighbor Friend 7-19-17

Ice Skating

Ice Skating Practice 7-20-17

7-19-17 Third day of camp. After camp, we went to my kids yoga class I was teaching. Then our neighbor Kai Kai came over.
7-20-17 Ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan after science camp. She’s getting ready for her competition next week.
7-21-17 She had to come with me to the 7am class I was teaching, then stayed for the 9:15am. She’s a trooper…she get’s to play on the iPad, so I don’t think she minds too much. Last day of camp, then ice skating with Coach Meegan. She was tired by the end of the day.
7-22-17 She had swim lessons at noon, then she played outside with the neighborhood kids.
7-23-17 We went out for dinner at a nice Indian restaurant. She asked what the occasion was…I said because I flat ironed my hair and actually changed out of yoga clothes.


Lilly & The Neighbor Girls 7-24-17

Sun Drawing

Sun Drawing 7-24-17

7-24-17 First day of morning Art camp. The instructor is her friend, Lilly’s mom. Her mom is an art teacher at a local high school. When I picked her up, they asked if they could spend the night with each other. We decided to have Lilly stay at our house, so she came over around 1:30pm and stayed the entire day and played with a couple of neighbor girls. By the time daddy came home, they were getting tired and both wanting to do different things. I had to leave to teach a 7:30pm yoga class. I get a text 20 minutes after I left from daddy to come home. She had hit her friend with a fly swatter and her friend took off on her roller blades. Apparently, daddy became really angry when she wouldn’t put the fly swatter away and made her feel extremely bad, so she scratched her arm. Of course, I can’t just leave my class and come home, so I called her before my class started and found out it was an accident, she didn’t mean to hit her friend that hard. Daddy was overreacting. So, I had to remind daddy who the adult was and told him to bring them both inside to watch a movie until I came home. I spoke to her about not harming herself when she feels bad about herself. I’m trying not to freak out before my class. Hopefully, this is an isolated incident.

Rocket Painting

Rocket Painting 7-25-17

Vintage Camera

Vintage Camera 7-26-17


Lilly’s Playhouse 7-26-17


Jellyfish 7-27-17


Lightbulb 7-27-17


Owl 7-27-17

Flashlight Art

Flashlight Art 7-27-17

7-25-17 Second day of Art Camp in the morning, then she stayed and played with Lilly for an hour after. She brought home a Rocket painting.
7-26-17 Third day of Art Camp.  I picked her up and then her and Lilly wanted to spend the night, so Lilly came to our house for awhile to play, then dropped them off at Lilly’s house for a sleepover. They slept in Lilly’s playhouse in the backyard.

Art Camp

Art Camp 7-27-17

Art Camp

Art Camp 7-27-17

7-27-17 Picked her up at Lilly’s after art camp, then we came home to relax.  She brought home several pieces today. The owl was her favorite. She had an ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan to practice for her competition tomorrow. When I asked her to go to bed, she kept trying to get a few more minutes, I gave her 15 minutes, but when that was up, she tried for more, so I said no. Then, she started getting angry and saying she’s having fun until I make her do something and it’s her birthday tomorrow…blah, blah blah. I told her to pick up her play doh, so she kicked it, so I bagged it up and told her I’m not sure what I was going to do with it. I think she’s nervous for her competition tomorrow. She brushed her teeth, gave me a hug and went to bed.

9th Birthday

9th Birthday 7-28-17


2nd Place

Summer Sizzler 7-28-17


Neighborhood Party 7-28-17

Soda Shop

Soda Shop Maker 7-28-17

7-28-17 She turns 9 years old today and had a ice skating competition in the afternoon. She fell on one of her jumps, so she placed 2nd. When we got home, we invited the neighborhood kids over for a Pinata party. I gave her the soda shop maker that she wanted even though I’m against her drinking soda.

Bday Party

9th Birthday Party 7-29-17

Bday Party

9th Birthday Party 7-29-17

Bday Party

Bday Party 7-29-17

Bday Party

9th Birthday party

Tree Pose

Tree Pose 7-31-17

7-29-17 She had her morning Free Skate 6 lesson this morning, then had her 9th birthday party at the rink.
7-30-17 Day of relaxation.
7-31-17 I taught a morning yoga class, so she came with me to hang out at the studio.

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June 1st thru June 30th – 2017

6-1-17 Trump backed out of The Paris Agreement (French: Accord de Paris). are
6-2-17 I canceled her afternoon ice skating lesson today so I could attend Street Yoga Training. It started at 5:30pm at the other end of the city. I was trying to take a shortcut during rush hour, pulled into a parking lot and was backing out to turn around and hit a railing that was close to the entrance I was backing out of. I’m not sure how people deal with rush hour every day! Daddy sent a text saying to cancel one of her lessons with Coach Arlene because he got irritated when he took her to the rink to practice and after 15 minutes, she was done and wasn’t sure what she was supposed to be practicing. He doesn’t want to pay for it if she’s not going to take it seriously. So, I canceled one of her lessons, but haven’t told her yet.
6-3-17 I had Street Yoga Training all day today. When I got home, her friend, Poppy was at our house and she ended up spending the night. I let them stay up past 11pm.
6-4-17 Dropped Poppy off at 7:30am on my way to teach a yoga class before Street Yoga Training.
6-5-17 After school I told her that we canceled one of her lessons with Coach Arlene and she became really upset. After explaining to her why, I told her that if she practiced more this summer, we would revisit it in September.
6-6-17 The neighbor kids came at 7am today and I dropped them off at school. She had her weekly lesson with Coach Arlene today and her coach agreed that she should take it a little more seriously if she wants to continue.

Hugging Cat

Hugging her Kitty 6-7-17


My Yoga Assistant 6-7-17

6-7-17 The neighbor kids came again at 7am…the brother pushed his little sister off thew couch and she was fake crying and screaming…I couldn’t drop them off at school fast enough! Before school, my kid was hugging the kitty “good morning”. After school, we went to a kid’s yoga class at a gym I teach out because I’ll be taking over the class for the rest of June. I had to prod her to go because she doesn’t like yoga as much as I do. I told her she would be my assistant during the classes I teach and help the younger kids.
6-8-17 Daddy dropped her off at school since I have to leave early on Thursday’s to teach a yoga class.
6-9-17 Getting ready for school, she tells me she’s having an issue about Halloween because she usually knows what she wants to be by now, but doesn’t know yet. I told her when the Halloween stores open, we can go shopping and decide then.
She said ok…but no more of that princess stuff, yuk! Maybe a black cat with eyeliner and mascara dressed all in black. I’m thinking…should I be scared…when did this happen?!? I received a call at 1:15pm from the school telling me that my kid was in the office because they were released at 1pm today…I didn’t have a clue. I was heading home from the store, so was right at the corner of her school. Then, we had afternoon ice skating with Coach Meegan and proceeded to Target to get her friend, Anna, a birthday gift for her party tomorrow. She started being a pill in the store and became argumentative because I bought Anna a soda maker and she wanted one. My relentless daughter kept pissing and moaning about it. I’m already exhausted and she’s just sucking the last bit of life out of me…she’s only 8! We get home, I make dinner and have her try one green bean…just one! She gets dramatic and starts yelling and gagging and runs to the trash can to spit it out. Then, she starts complaining that she’s bored. Her dad needs to get home because I am done for the day! He gets home and starts complaining about his job. The kid went outside.

Anna's Birthday

Anna’s Birthday 6-10-17

6-10-17 Daddy took her to her ice skating lesson in the morning, then I dropped her off at her friend Anna’s birthday party while I went to a yoga class. I had a yoga event in the evening. When I arrived home there was a new Lego set all over the living room floor.
6-11-17 I decided it was time to organize her Lego’s because I can’t take them being thrown in a cardbox box in her room and her sets are put together all over the floor of her room. I went to Storables and found some containers that work and proceeded to sped at least 2 hours organizing her pieces and taking apart all but 3 sets. At bedtime when she went to look for something, she could’t find an important piece and was accusing me of throwing it away. I was calm, at first, reassuring her that everything was there and I had not thrown anything away. She proceeded to escalate and start screaming and crying because she couldn’t find it. I tried to ignore her because I’m not engaging when she’s acting like this. I finally lost it and yelled at her to quit whining and start her 20 minutes of night reading. She got quiet really quickly and after about 5 minutes, I asked if she was reading. She said she wasn’t, but she knew I was going to be mad when she told me something. I said I probably would be, but what? She said she found the piece she was looking for because I hadn’t taken that set apart, it was still sitting in her room. OMG! She asked for a hug. I gave her one and told her to get to her room to read, then she started whining that she wanted to sit with me in the living room to read…ABSOLUTELY NOT! Go to your room and read! Then, I was told I was the worst mother ever. I sure hope this stage passes!
6-12-17 I volunteered in her classroom for the last time this year!

Ice Skating

Ice Skating 6-13-17

Ice Skating

Ice Skating 6-13-17

Ice Skating

Ice Skating 6-13-17

Ice Skating

Ice Skating 6-13-17

Ice Skating

Ice Skating 6-13-17

Ice Skating

Ice Skating 6-13-17

6-13-17 She didn’t want to go on the field trip to the zoo today, so she stayed home and I took her to the ice rink and the mall. Then, she had her ice skating lesson with Coach Arlene.

I Love Mom

I Love Mom 6-14-17

6-14-17 Taught my first kids yoga class. I envisioned all the kids engaged and participating in this wonderful story I came up with last night doing yoga poses. 6 and up were good. 4 and 5 year olds…not so much. I told my kid, she was my assistant, so she kept getting up and trying to get the younger kids back to their mats…I kept telling her to just stay on her mat. She was playing with some baking soda concoction and she made sure to take a picture of what she wrote in it.
6-15-17 Field Day at school, so they played all day.

Ice Skate Drawing

Ice Skate Drawing 6-16-17

6-16-17 Ice skating with Coach Meegan after school. Then, she had to run some errands with me. Over 2 hours in the car with her and the only song we agreed upon was “We Are Young” by Fun.I went through her backpack and found a cool ice skate she drawing.
6-17-17 I was in a workshop all day, so she was with daddy all day…not sure what they did.
6-18-17 Father’s Day. Took daddy to lunch.
6-20-17 Ice skating with Coach Arlene.

Sun Circles

Sun Circles 6-21-17

Sun circles

Sun Circles 6-21-17

6-21-17 Little Sun Circles in Kids Yoga today. The 9-year old wanted to play a game so I let her lead it…I could probably just let her teach the entire class and she would do better than I would! I told my kid that she needed to stay on her mat and show a good example for the younger kids.

Lilly's Bdat

Lilly’s Birthday 6-22-17

3rd Grade6-22-17 Last day of school! They were released at 1pm, then she went to her friend, Lilly’s birthday party.


1st Day of Summer Vacation 6-23-17

6-23-17 Day 1 of Summer break…kid is on the couch with electronics…adult is ready for a nap at 9:30am. We were in the car and she said when she was in the car with daddy the day before, they saw a couple of driver’s in a parking lot getting into an argument and one blocked the other car from leaving. She said they had anger issues…lol.

Strawberry Festival

Strawberry Festival 6-24-17

Strawberry Festival 6-24-17

Strawberry Festival 6-24-17

6-24-17 She went to Poppy’s house to give her a matching bookmark so they could both have the same one before Poppy moved. We went to the Strawberry Festival in the afternoon.
6-25-17 Her best friend from school and the neighborhood, Poppy, moved to South Carolina today.

Missing Poppy

Missing Poppy 6-26-17

6-26-17 She is sad that Poppy left and when we drive by her house on the way home, she says she doesn’t like that house anymore. She said she is never going to play outside again because Poppy is no longer in the neighborhood. She stayed inside and painted.
6-27-17 First day of ice skating camp. Neon Day.

Hawaiian Day

Hawaiian Day 6-28-17

Most Creative

Most Creative 6-28-17

6-28-17 I had to teach an early class, so we left at 7:30am and she played on the iPad while I taught before ice skating camp. It was Hawaiian Day…she finally fits into the moo moo that Bachan made for her years ago. She was voted “Most Creative” today. I was at the store in the evening and I get a text…“She swallowed her gum, will she be ok?” I should of responded that we needed to go to ER and to get it surgically removed.

Crazy Hair Day

Crazy Hair & Pajama Day 6-29-17

6-29-17 Pajama & Crazy Hair Day at camp; the best we could do is put a red streak in her hair. When we got home, she didn’t want to go outside because Poppy isn’t here. I had to kick her out of the house and go play instead of sitting on the couch playing on the iPad.

Assembling Table

Assembling the Table 6-30-17


Selfie 6-30-17

6-30-17 The camp splits up into several different groups depending on the kid’s skills. She’s always in the highest skilled group because some kids attend the camp, but have never skated before. She was on the yellow team, so each team wore their team colors today and each team performed a program at the end of the day for the parents. Our friends, Matt, Genn, Ivory & Riley joined the fitness club that I teach hot yoga at and they have and indoor and outdoor pool, so now the kids can hang out at the pool this summer. I kept telling her dad to put together my new sofa end table that has been sitting on the floor for 3 weeks. She says, “If you want it put together, then why don’t you just do it yourself?” She opened it and said the instructions were easy, so she put it together. 


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May 1st thru 31st – 2017

5-1-17 Volunteered for the last half hour of school today.
5-2-17 Daddy picked her up at school and took her to her ice skating lesson because I had orientation for the gym I’m going to start teaching yoga at.
5-3-17 As soon as I picked her up, she started whining about being hungry, etc. and I couldn’t get a word in, so I raised my voice at her…a dad looked at me like I was the wicked witch. Once we got in the car, I just didn’t say a word so I could chill out…I usually ask her how her day was, etc. After a few minutes, she tells me that she got 100% on AR test. I felt slightly guilty for having no patience. Proceeded to ice skating with Coach Arlene and I stopped to get her a snack, so guess I’m not that wicked. Lol.
5-4-17 Picked her up from school and she started talking to me with acronyms…”Mom, BTW there’s this mom thing at school…” I had to think about what she was saying.

Old Friends

Old Friends 5-5-17

5-5-17 After her ice skating lesson, she went to her friend from her old school, Rebecca’s house to celebrate Rebecca’s birthday. Anna was also there…she misses her old friends. I dropped her off for 3 hours while I went shopping.
5-6-17 Daddy took her to her Free Skate 6 class.
5-8-17 Volunteered at school today.
5-9-17 Ice skating after school with Coach Arlene.
5-10-17 Ice skating after school with Coach Arlene.
5-11-17 Daddy took her to school this morning and will be every Thursday since I have to teach a yoga class in the mornings. When I picked he up from school, she said she & her friend, Poppy broke up but didn’t know exactly why. Poppy told her at recess that she was moving in June and she asked her why or something, then Poppy because upset and was crying on the playground. After recess, Poppy wouldn’t talk to her, but was talking to everyone else. After about 30 minutes at home, the doorbell rang and it was Poppy…apparently, they made up and all is good again.

Breakfast with Mom's

Breakfast with Mom’s 5-12-17

The cat

The Cat 5-13-17

5-12-17 Breakfast with Mom’s at school for Mother’s Day…so many kids running around!
5-13-17 Daddy took her to her morning Free Skate 6 class, then she was complaining of a sore throat, so we stayed home the rest of the day. I fell asleep on the couch, then the cat decided to climb on me and so she snapped a photo.

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day 5-14-17

Mother's Day

Mother’s Day 5-14-17

Mother's Day Yoga

Mother’s Day Yoga 5-14-17


Spicey 5-14-17

5-14-17 Mother’s Day. I made her go to yoga with me today, then we had sushi for lunch. Then we went outside and had a visitor in our bushes.





Aquarium 5-16-17


Aquarium 5-16-17


Aquarium 5-16-17

5-16-17 I was a chaperone for her 3rd grade class to the aquarium. The only reason I go on these trips is because I know how chaotic it is and I want to keep an eye on my own kid. She likes it when I go on the trips too. Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school.


Poor Kitty 5-17-17


Daddy’s Mess 5-18-17

5-17-17 Poor 14-year old kitty had to go to vet and was trying to find a hiding place. He has a urinary tract infection. Had 4 accidents outside the litter box in the past 3 months…was about ready to banish him to the garage! And an infection in a tooth, so has to get dental work next week. Ice skating after school.
5-18-17 Daddy took her to school so I could teach my morning yoga class.
5-19-17 Coach Meegan is out of town so she didn’t have ice skating after school, which I was happy since I was going out with friends at 6pm and needed to get ready!
5-20-17 Stars on Ice! She met Gracie Gold for the first time! She was so excited!

Gracie Gold

Gracie Gold 5-20-17

Karen Chen

Karen Chen 5-20-17

Adam Rippon

Adam Rippon 5-20-17

Madison Chock & Evan Bates

Madison Chock & Evan Bates 5-2-17

Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue

Madison Hubbell & Zachary Donohue 5-20-17

Meryl Davis & Charlie White

Meryl Davis & Charlie White 5-20-17

Ashley Wagner

Ashley Wagner 5-20-17

Nathan Chen

Nathan Chen 5-20-17

Stars on Ice

Stars On Ice 5-20-17


Friends 5-21-17

5-21-17 Met our friends for lunch, then asked Ivory & Riley if they wanted to come to our house. Riley at first said she didn’t. She’s the little sister and sometimes gets excluded, so I told my kid that if they came over, she had to include her and asked if she had ever been excluded and how did that make her feel. My kid responds, “Yeah, I’ve been excluded, but I get over it in 5 minutes.” She’s definitely my kid!
5-22-17 The neighbor kids came over at 7am and I took them all to school at 9am.
5-23-17  Watched the neighbor kids again this morning before school…one kid is calm and quiet…three kids are crazy…kicked them out to the backyard because they decided to play war…my head was exploding! Ice skating with Coach Meegan after school.
5-24-17 The neighbor’s mom dropped her kids off again at 7am unexpectedly. I dropped them off at school for breakfast at 8:45am to get rid of all them earlier.
5-25-17 Daddy took her to school this morning since I teach yoga on Thursday mornings. Was just thinking about how much she is SO my kid! A couple days ago picking her up from school, she was just sitting on the ledge reading a book with kids running all around and chaos. Another day, I told her not to exclude another kid and asked if she had ever been excluded & how did it feel…she said, “yeah, but I got over it 5 minutes.” I’m not looking forward to the teenage years when I was a little, stubborn *sshole!

Mental Health Day

Mental Health Day 5-26-17

Mental Health Day

Mental Health Day 5-26-17

5-26-17 Dropped the cat off at the vet for dental cleaning at 7:30am, then we decided to take a mental health day. I let her skip school and we went to a local lake with her scooter and went around the 2.5 mile loop. Had sushi for lunch, then fro-yo for desert.
5-27-17 Holiday weekend. Daddy took her to the park to play frisbee.
5-28-17 Daddy took her swimming, then she played outside with the neighbor kids. She left her bike at a neighbor’s house, so daddy took it away for a couple of days trying to teach her to take care of her things. Of course, she told him she didn’t like him anymore. e
5-29-17 We told her to come in from playing at 7:30pm and she stormed up to the house stating we ruined all her fun. I told her that was our jobs.
5-30-17 Ice skating with Coach Arlene.
5-31-17 Car conversations on the way to her ice skating lesson:
Me: What did you do in school today?
Her: We burned chemicals.
Me: What did you learn from burning chemicals?
Her: To not touch the bottom of the tin foil.
Me: But what did you learn from burning the chemicals?
Her: Science.
Me: But why were you burning the chemicals?
Her: I don’t know.
Me: So you learned nothing?
Her: (silence)

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