December 1st thru December 31st – 2018

Production Team 12-1-18

Production Team 12-1-18

After the holiday show 12-1-18

Holiday Show 12-1-18

12-1-18 Her new Skating Club’s Holiday Performance in the afternoon with the Production Team.

Dress for Holiday Show 12-3-18

It’s Just the Beginning! 12-2-18

New Skates 12-2-18

12-2-18 Her new Jackson ice skates are FINALLY in. I have a feeling it’s just the beginning of buying new skates as he gets more advanced.

Art Reflections 12-3-18

12-3-18 Tried on her new dress for her skating show next week at her old skating club. I have been preparing 235 pieces of artwork for the PTA Art Reflections competition since I took on the position of the Art Reflections Chair for the entire school district since my kid asked me to take it over. I may home school next year just to get out of doing this! All the art needs to be labeled, logged in, organized by category, division, etc and hung by Friday for judging.
12-5-18 Woke her up at 6am to ice skate before school….then, OMG! She walks through the door after school and starts whining and yelling because she has an A/R test tomorrow that she forgot about and I’m seriously trying to ignore her because I have way too much other stuff going attempting to get the Art Reflections art pieces ready to be judged by Friday for the entire school district. Trying to remain calm and walk her through it. Decided to skip ballet tonight so she could get ready to test tomorrow.
12-6-18 Skating after school with Coach Meegan, then stayed for Group Power class.

12-7-18 Art Reflections

12-7-18 Art Reflections

12-7-18 Art Reflections

12-7-18 Art Reflections

12-7-18 Art Reflections

12-7-18 Art Reflections

12-7-18 Art Reflections

12-7-18 Art Reflections

12-7-18 Art Reflections

12-7-18 Skating with Coach Meegan after school. I spent the morning hanging the Visual Arts and Photography entries.
12-8-19 Daddy took her skating in the evening.

Ballet Recital 12-9-18

Ballet Recital 12-9-18

12-9-18 Ballet recital. So glad her new studio is much more relaxed than last year’s! She missed dress rehearsal last week due to her A/R test and they were happy to let her participate. Her old studio would not have allowed her to. She was front and center and several of the other dancers watched her to see what to do.

12-10-18 Daddy picked her up from school since I had to be present for the Art Reflections judging in the afternoon.
12-11-18 Skating with Coach Arlene after school.

Before School Skating 12-12-18

Cookies & Crafts Night 12-13-18

Cookies & Crafts Night 12-13-18

Cookies & Crafts Night 12-13-18

New Ornament 12-13-18

12-12-18 She’s up at 6am to go the rink…as I’m driving there, I’m thinking to myself, “Don’t Think Just Do! ” Once we get there, she tells me I have bags under my eyes.
12-13-18 I went to a Love & Logic seminar today, then took her to her ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan. Proceeded to Cookies & Crafts night at her school. Her friend, Max was there and her Kindergarten mentee, Parker. Aunt Jenny sent her a new Ice Skating ornament.

Joi is Huge! 12-14-18

Xmas Card Pic 12-14-18

Performance Ready 12-14-18

Before Show 12-14-18

Power is Out at Rink 12-14-18

12-14-18 Took photos for our Xmas cards since she was all dressed up. Winter Solstice performance with her prior skate club. She’s performing with Alice and Julia. The show was about 3/4 of the way through and the power went out in the rink due to a wind storm. They had to cancel the remainder of the show. She was quite upset because she really wanted to skate.
12-15-18 Played with the neighbors outside all afternoon. She requested a sleepover at our house with Ivory and Riley, I declined. Too busy and too tired. Daddy took her to the library to check out some non-fiction books. She has to have a total of 10 ready by Friday to meet her A/R goal.
12-16-18 Birthday party at for the neighbors, Jojo and Kai.
12-17-18 Told her to her off ice skating after school; you’d thought I had asked her to climb a mountain!
12-18-18 In the car to ice skating, she said that the kids in the highly capable program are weird. I asked what she meant, she said they asked her how babies were made today in class. I haven’t had that discussion with her yet, but apparently all the kids in her highly capable class are highly educated and know. She said the kids are different than her other friends; they talk about different things, and that the HC kids said they are considered nerds sometimes. Continued on to her ice skating lesson with Coach Arlene and I’m thinking why do the HC parents have to have this conversation already?!? I’ve been trying to avoid it

A Girl and Her Cat 12-19-18

Shopping 12-19-18

12-19-18 She had her annual eye doctor appointment after school. Decided to order contacts to try them out. Then, we went shopping for Christmas presents for her friends. She had to give Joi a bunch of hugs when we got home…she loves the cat!
12-20-18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan after school. She can do an Axel. Meegan wasn’t doing anything…just holding the rope.

Winter Solstice with Haley 12-21-18

After Winter Solstice 12-21-18

12-21-18 Make up Winter Solstice performance for the skaters that didn’t get to perform last Friday due to the power outage. Her ice skating friend from her new skating club, Haley went with us to watch. At dinner they were attempting to explain to me how they can play games together on two different devices.

12-22-18 Daddy took her skating in the evening.

Enhance Christmas 12-23-18

Enhance Christmas 12-23-18

Enhance Christmas 12-23-18

12-23-18 Went to Enhance Christmas downtown. There was an ice skating rink and a Christmas light maze.
12-24-18 Daddy bought her Minecraft for the Xbox so the neighborhood kids came over most of the day to play. Her friend, Max stopped by so they could exchange gifts.

Max’s Gift 12-25-18

Christmas 12-25-18

Kiss & Cry Bag 12-25-18

New Zuca 12-25-18

Christmas 12-25-18

Christmas 12-25-18

Neighbors 12-25-18

Christmas 12-25-18

Cousins 12-25-18

Kid’s Dinner 12-25-18

12-25-18 Christmas! She got everything she wanted…a Hoverboard, new Zuca bag, Kiss & Cry bag, lots of Justice clothes and gifts from the neighborhood kids and her skating friend Haley gave her a bath balm maker. Went to brunch at Aunt Cindy’s in the morning and played with the cousins. Went out for Christmas dinner in the afternoon.
12-26-18 Daddy’s off work this week and she has been playing with the neighborhood kids as much as possible.
12-27-18 Daddy took her to her afternoon ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan so I could teach an extra yoga class in the afternoon.
12-28-18 Lesson with Coach Meegan. Meegan had her do off ice training since the rink was crowded due to the holidays. She landed an off ice Axel, although I didn’t see it since daddy took her.
12-29-18 Playing with neighbors all day.
12-30-18 Spent too much time playing video games, then daddy took her to the ice rink in the afternoon.

Neighbors 12-31-18

12-31-18 Neighbors came over to play Minecraft again. Let her stay up late and watched movies.

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November 1st thru November 30th – 2018

Edge Class

Edge Class 11-1-18

11-1-18 Mom fail! I turned my alarm and went back to sleep, so she was 10 minutes late to school today. Whenever I have to ask her more than 3 times to do something, my voice becomes very stern, then she starts whining that I’m mad at her! I remind her every day to pick her jacket off the floor, put her socks in the hamper, unpack her backpack, pick up her things left all over the living room, etc. Then, she gets mad because I’m asking her to do it because she already knows she’s supposed to do it! Then, why do I have to ask her every day?!? She had her ice skating lesson after school with Coach Meegan, then stayed for an Edge class. I asked her to start choreographing her own Christmas program and kept saying she couldn’t. I told her to at least start making notes and coming up with ideas and received more resistance. Threatened to take her phone away and that got her started. She called on my way to yoga class to ask for some advice and the conversation always ends with, “I love you mommy.”

School Pic

School Pic 11-2-18

11-2-18 Brought her 5th Grade school picture home…really cute! Ice skating with Coach Meegan. Took a family photo…mom & dad were in plank and she wanted to do frog pose on dad.
11-3-18 Daddy took her to her production ice skating class in the morning.
11-5-18 Early release from school all week, so she went to the rink to practice ice skating in the afternoon. I decided to practice some handstands.
11-6-18 She brought home her Highly Capable 5th Grade Math and I looked at it and couldn’t do it. I’m definitely not smarter than a 5th Grader!
11-7-18 Ballet after school.

Before School 11-8-18

After School 11-8-18

11-8-18 She wanted to go skating before school, so I woke up at 5am to get ready and woke her up at 6am to go. She jumped right out of bed. She’s the only person I would get up that early for to take her to a COLD ice rink just so she could skate before school! Then, she went skating again after school.
11-9-18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan in the afternoon.
11-10-18 Disney on Ice in the afternoon. Think this may be the last year we will go…she enjoyed watching the skaters, but I read Raja Yoga on my Kindle app most of the time…not interested in Disney.
11-11-18 Joi is turning into a crotchety old cat. Dropped him off at the vet at 945am for a checkup and vaccine. Received a call at noon that he’s stressed out, hissing and batting at them and won’t let them give the vaccine, so they had me pick him up, sent home a sedative to give when we try again on Wednesday. She comforted when I brought him home.
11-12-18 Veteran’s Day observation…no school. She played with the neighborhood kids all day. Said it was a really fun day! Dad took her skating in the in the evening.

Joi Hugs 11-13-19

11-13-18 She thought she lost her jacket she wore to the neighborhood park yesterday and was whining and almost in tears. I told her to go look in the park. It wasn’t there. I was busy working on something, so I told her to keep looking for it. She kept whining because she thought I was mad. I wasn’t mad, but the whining was starting to make me twitch. I finally asked her which jacket it was and realized I had put it in the washing machine. Gave her a hug and told her she’s too hard on herself. Joi the cat always makes her feel better.
11-14-18 She woke up at 6am to go skating before school…dedication! Ballet after school.

Power Class 11-15-18

Neon Day 11-16-18

11-15-18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan after school, then she stayed for Power Ice Skating Class…fast drills…they were jumping on the ice and none of them fell! They proceeded to  do push-ups and sit-ups on the ice.
11-16-18 Neon Day at school. Went skating before school. After school, the neighbor kid lost his garage door opener, so they couldn’t get into their home and both parents were at work. I let them come over and they went to the ice rink with us for her lesson with Coach Meegan because their mom wasn’t going to be home until later. Daddy met us there and gave them a ride home, so I could make it to a yoga class. When I got home, they were still at our house eating pizza and playing Uno. After they left, her and Daddy exercised in the garage.
11-17-18 Production ice skating class in the morning, then she played with the neighborhood kids most of the day.

Drawing Book 11-18-18

Tent Project 11-18-18

Cookies 11-19-18

11-18-18 She went to her classmate, Allina’s house to work on a partner project…not sure what they are doing, but she made a sketch of a tent. Found a drawing book she made sitting on the table…she might be getting back into art.
11-19-18 She met me in the school cafeteria after school since I was there with the Art Reflections Visual Arts and Photography entries getting the pieces judged. I wanted a chocolate cookie, so we stopped and got a couple on the way home…when mom wants a cookie, she gets one too! She didn’t sound too happy about a math test tomorrow and says that school is boring.
11-20-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school.

Morning Ice Skating 11-21-18

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 11-22-18

Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving 11-22-18

11-21-18 Ice skating before school. Can you say cranky this morning? Because she was falling on her sit spin. Ballet after school.
11-22-18 Thanksgiving. Went to Aunt Cindy’s and spent time with her cousins.

Pho

Pho 11-23-18

Thanksgiving

After Thanksgiving 11-23-18

11-23-18 Daddy took her ice skating with the cousins. She threw this piece at me she made at school, and said, “Oh yeah, I was supposed to give this to you on Thanksgiving and forgot.” I like how it says, THEY get up at 6am?!? Actually, MOM’s alarm goes off at 5am and wakes Carly up at 6am and MOM takes her to the ice skating rink! Purchased Cirque du Soleil Crystal tickets today. She had Pho for the 1st time and liked it!
11-24-18 Went to the rink to practice the Christmas program with the Production class in the morning. The neighbor kid came over in the evening and asked if she wanted to help them decorate their tree, so she went to help and we will put ours up tomorrow.

Charlie Brown Tree

Charlie Brown Tree 11-25-18

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree 11-25-18

11-25-18 I told her we could go get a larger artificial Christmas tree since ours is only 4.5 feet. She started having smart ass remarks or distractions whenever I would ask her to do something, so I told her I wasn’t sure if we would get a new tree. She started crying dramatically…”sorry, what can I do so we can go?!?” Decided to download a meditation app for kids instead of making empty threats. Made her go to her room and meditate for 10 minutes. From this point on, whenever she starts getting an attitude or yells at me, I’m going to make her go meditate for a few minutes. We managed to get the tree and she decorated it. She wouldn’t let me get the Charlie Brown tree I wanted. Lol.

Art Docent Project 11-16-18

11-26-18 She didn’t want to go to school in the morning. She said she just didn’t want to be around people today and wanted to stay home and read all day. She didn’t know why, she just didn’t feel like it. I made her go and told her she could go to the counselor’s office and call me if she needed to today. A few minutes after I dropped her off, I received a text, “I hate school!” She was fine after school and brought home her art docent project.
11-27-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene. After her lesson, we ran the stairs in the rink.
11-28-18 As I sat in the freakin’ cold ice rink at 7am, my kid told me I have bags under my eyes. Working on her illusion spin…still waiting on her new skates a month later since her order got messed up! After school, she had ballet.

 

Glasses

No Glasses 11-29-18

Presents

11-30-18 Presents

11-29-18 No glasses. She thinks she looks better with her glasses. At her next optometrist appointment in December, we’re going to discuss getting  her contacts. Lesson with Coach Arlene, then Power class. Daddy took her to PTA Skate Night since I had to teach a yoga class.
11-30-18 Daddy picked her up at school, then took her skating, so I could receive all the art for the Art Reflections contest since I had a moment of insanity and agreed to be the entire school districts Reflections chairperson this year. I wrapped some of her presents and put them under the tree; the cat immediately thought they were his!

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October 1st thru October 31st – 2018

10-1-18 I arrived home around noon from Barre training and she rode the bus home since we didn’t have kid’s yoga after school.
10-2-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene.

Meme

How She Feels Meme 10-3-18

10-3-18 She didn’t get enough sleep last night…holy tween meltdown before ballet! With her in the highly capable program this year, she can’t just breeze through school like she has in the past, so I decided digital device time is limited to 1 hour during the week AFTER she gets her homework and reading done. She doesn’t want me to pull her out of HC, so she’s going to have to put in extra effort. I saw this meme and thought this is how she must be feeling this year.
10-4-18 She won the PTA fundraiser drawing, so get’s a free large pizza and 4 soft drinks at a local pizza restaurant…why do they give kids soda?!?  Ice skating with Coach Meegan.
10-5-18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan. Getting ready for regionals on Sunday.

Regionals

Heading to Regionals 10-6-18

10-6-18 Driving to Portland for the NW Pacific Regional Figure Skating Competition tomorrow. 1st time she’s competed at the regionals.

Regionals

10-7-18 Regionals

10-7-18 Practice ice at 7:30am, then she skated at the Non-Test Level. She placed 6th place and said that was unacceptable; she wants 1st next year! She skated great, but had a meltdown before she went on the ice due to nerves. Thank goodness her coaches know how to encourage her to go on the ice. She said a couple of her spins and jumps were a little off. As long as her butt’s not on the ice, I can’t tell. She skates about 3 hours per week and we found out that most girls at her level skate 8-15 hours per week, and skate before AND after school. Wondering what she could accomplish if she spent that much time on the ice! She said she wants to start skating more because she wants to get better. Everyone is good at regionals, I think she realized that she needs to work more to be at the top.

10-8-18 Went to my kid’s yoga class after school. She had fun helping out with the younger kids.Sent her dad to get cat litter…he brings home the scented kind. It’s permeating through the entire house! I can’t stand perfumy crap! I think this is his passive aggressive method of never being asked to get cat litter again. She’s laughing at me because I think I might die!
10-9-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school. Her and her skating friend, Hayley had a group lesson together.
10-10-18 At pick up, she immediately starts whining about how much homework she has and how the highly capable program is so hard. I told her I would help her with her after ballet, then she starts whining about now wanting to go to ballet and her shoes are too tight. Daddy picked her up because I’m starting to get sick. Once they came home, I started to help her with her math homework.
The 2 most stressful things in my life:
1. Traffic.
2. Helping her with homework.

I emailed her teacher to check in and if I should pull her out of Highly Capable and put her in a regular class.

Halloween

Chuckie 10-11-18

10-11-18 Picked her up early from school to go to her annual pediatrician’s appointment. She’s finally 53 lbs! Still in the 5% of her age group. She’s healthy as can be and grew 2 inches from last year. She received her flu shot, then had so much whining because her arm hurts…my head hurts from the whining. When your own kid whines, it’s equivalent to fingernails against a chalkboard. She claims it’s the “shot of death!” Stopped to get her new ballet shoes and by the Halloween store to get her devil costume. She found a new friend, Chucky while we were there! Proceeded to her ice skating lesson with Coach Meegan. Daddy and I helped her with her 5th Grade Highly Capable math, which is actually 6th Grade math…I sent her upstairs to ask her dad, since there was a question I couldn’t figure out. HA! Haven’t heard back from her teacher yet.
10-12-18 She wants to train more to get better at ice skating, so as soon as I feel better, we’re going to start off-ice training at home. Ice skating lesson with Meegan in the afternoon.

Friends

Friends 10-13-18

Bands

Off Ice Training 10-14-18

Stairs

Off Ice Training 10-14-18

10-13-18 Her friends, Ivory and Riley came over for an all day playdate, then ended up spending the night.

Japan

Japan School Project 10-14-18

10-14-18 We started training at home today. I guided her to use the resistance bands, jump/squat up stairs and we did core work in plank using washclothes under our toes for sliders and bring her knees to her chest. She finished her country project for school. She chose Japan since she is 50% Japanese.
10-15-18 Today is my last day of teaching my kid’s yoga class after school. Gave it up, so I can free up more time to take her ice skating.
10-16-18 I taught a 10:30am yoga class…that moment after teaching a class, you look at your phone and there is a message from your kid’s school that your kid is absent and you dropped her off at 8:45am. She has a substitute and it was a mistake. My first thought was abduction! Proceeded to her after school ice skating lesson, as normal.

Rehearsal

Skate America Rehearsal 10-17-18

Rehearsal

Skate America Rehearsal 10-18-18

10-17-18 I picked her up early from school for rehearsal for the Skating Spectacular at Skate America that she will be performing in on Sunday.
10-18-18 Took her out of school early again for another rehearsal. She asked if she could start skating BEFORE school, then if she could be home schooled. I agreed to before school skating, but HELL NO! on home schooling. My days just got longer! She found out that a couple of the other girls that are really good skate about 20 hours per week and are homeschooled and said she needs to practice more to keep up.

Slate America

Skate America 10-19-18

Skate America 10-19-18

Skate America 10-19-18

Skate America 10-19-18

Skate America 10-20-18

Skate America 10-19-18

Nica Digerness 10-20-18

Skate America

Skate America 10-20-18

10-19-18 First day of Skate America competition. Men’s short program and Pairs short program are competing tonight. We had an extra ticket, so her friend Haley will be coming with us all weekend. Nathan Chen is amazing!
10-20-18 Second day of Skate America. Pairs free skate, Men’s free skate, Ladies short program and Rhythm Dance compete today. They met Nica Digerness, a USA Pairs skater. Nathan Chow performed another amazing program! They made signs supporting the 2018 US Figure Skating Champion, Bradie Tennell.

Skate America 10-21-18

Skate America 10-21-18

Skate America 10-21-18

Skate America 10-21-18

Skate America 10-21-18

Skate America 10-21-18

Skate America 10-21-18

Skate America 10-21-18

10-21-18 Day 3 of Skate America. Ladies free skate and Free Dance in the afternoon, then Skating Spectacular show in the evening. She was pretty upset right after because her blade clipped another skater’s blade and fell. And, she felt as if she was the only one that messed up at the end pinwheel. After watching the video, she realized she was in the right place, but her partner started going the wrong way, so she followed, but then everyone turned around and started going the right way, then she was the last to get in line. She said it was sooooo embarrassing! Everyone messed up the line because they were supposed to do another turn…everyone got lost at the end. Now she wants to do another performance to redeem herself.
10-22-18 Very tired after the weekend. She felt better about the performance today.
10-23-18 By her after school skating lesson, she thought the pinwheel during the performance was funny because everyone messed up.
10-24-18 She started complaining about going to ballet in the afternoon and she didn’t like it because it was boring, etc. Then, whined about her homework. I was so happy to drop her off!

Fall Dance

Fall Costume Dance 10-25-18

10-25-18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan after school, then daddy took her to the Fall Costume Dance at her school. She went as a cute devil and he went as himself, a grumpy old man. Lol.

Warming Up

Warming Up 10-26-18

Warming Up 10-26-18

Warming Up 10-26-18

10-26-18 I picked her up at 12:30pm from school, so we could get her feet measured for new skates. Her coach says she needs a stronger boot. She was fitted for new Jackson ice skates…should arrive in 1.5 weeks! 1st time someone explained how important it is to have a proper fitting boot to do jumps and spins, so a skater doesn’t fall. Her current skates didn’t fit well on her foot. $$$, but worth it if she loves doing it and it keeps her out of trouble when she’s older. Then, she had her 5pm lesson with Coach Meegan. Meegan said she has improved so much in the last 2 weeks.
10-27-18 Started a Production Ice Skating class to perform with other skaters in shows. Her friend, Haley is in the class. I asked her to write her Art Reflections artist statement for the PTA Art Reflections competition. Didn’t know it was going to turn into a big drama…she started whining that she didn’t know what to write. I asked her a few questions, to get her mind turning, but that didn’t work, so we decided to come back to it tomorrow.
10-28-18 Daddy had her doing some math worksheets, then I asked her to come back to her Art Reflections statement. Meltdown!

National Cat Day

National Cat Day 10-29-18

Pumpkins

Carving Pumpkins 10-29-18

Botany

Botany 10-31-18

Halloween

Halloween 10-31-18

Halloween 10-31-18

10-29-18 National Cat Day! Celebrating Joi. She carved pumpkins with daddy while I was teaching my yoga class.
10-30-18 Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school.
10-31-18 She went as “Botany” for the 5th Grade Vocabulary Parade at school. The 5th graders chose a word, made costumes describing the word, then presented the word with the definition with a short one line story in front of the entire school. Went to Ivory and Riley’s house for trick or treating. Daddy took them around the neighborhood while the mom’s stayed home and drank wine.

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September 1st thru September 30th – 2018

9-1-18 She spent the day with daddy since I taught yoga all day.
9-2-18 She played with the neighborhood kids all day while I sat on the couch as much as possible.
9-3-18 Dropped her off at her friends, Ivory and Riley because I had to teach and daddy went to Grandma’s to attend his Aunt’s funeral. She had so much fun, she didn’t want to come home when I went to pick her up at 6pm.

Back to School

School Meet & Greet 9-4-18

Max

Max at Meet & Greet 9-4-18

1st Day of School

1st Day of School 9-5-18

1st Day of School

1st Day of School 9-5-18

9-4-18 “Meet and Greet” at school in the afternoon. She met her new teacher and was able to spend time with her friend, Max.
9-5-18 1st day of school!!! She was slightly nervous since she’s in the highly capable class this year and doesn’t know any other students in the class yet. Joi was sad she was going back…on the other hand, Mom was relieved and ready to get back into our routine. When I picked her up, she said she had a good day. 1st day of Ballet after school and her friend, Lily is in her class.
9-6-18 She made it through another day of school and made 3 friends in her class. Ice skating with Coach Meegan after class. On the way home, she said she was really tired, so going to bed early tonight.
9-7-18 She wanted to take the bus home today so she could be with her neighborhood friends. Skating with Coach Meegan again. Getting ready for her competition on Sunday.

Practice Ice

Hayley at Practice Ice 9-8-18

Be Best

Be Best! 🙂 9-9-18

3rd Place

All Placed 3rd in their Groups 9-9-18

3rd Place

3rd Place 9-9-18

Blades on Ice

Blades on Ice 9-9-18

Blades on Ice

Blades on Ice 9-9-18

Blades on Ice

Blades on Ice 9-9-18

Blades on Ice 9-9-18

Blades on Ice 9-9-18

Blades on Ice 9-9-18

Blades on Ice 9-9-18

Blades on Ice 9-9-18

Blades on Ice 9-9-18

9-8-18 Daddy comes home tomorrow from Grandma’s. Surprisingly, we made it through the week with very little arguing. Practice ice in the evening for her competition on Sunday.
9-9-18 On the way to her competition, I gave her an inspirations message…being a “bad mom”. What does “Be Best” even mean?!? Never seen her so nervous before a competition. 1st time competing at No Test Free Skate level. Her awesome coaches pep talked her seconds before her skate. She did great! Placed 3rd out of 6; competing against skaters older than her. Her 2 skating friends that competed placed 3rd in their groups also.
9-10-18 My kid’s yoga class started up again today, so we went right after school.
9-11-18 Her music teacher told her today that she should stop and/or tone down her hugs because she is in now the 5th grade now. I told her to just not hug in music class. Just depends on the person. Last year her teacher gave her the “Happy Hugger” award. She likes to hug everyone and a lot! Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school…getting back into a routine.
9-12-18 Ballet after school. She has been tired this week…think it’s getting back into the routine of school.
9-13-18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan after school. Helped her with her math homework…not sure which one of us would end up in a body bag if I had to do this every day! Lol.
9-14-18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan. She wanted to go to movie night at the high school tonight. I told her “no” we were not going because daddy couldn’t get home in time and she has ice skating anyway. She acts just like I did as a child when my mom told me no. Extremely persistent in attempting to get me to change my mind, whispering under her breath and storming off to her room. The difference is that she doesn’t stay mad as long…thank goodness! After school, she played with the neighbors and was still pretty tired.
9-15-18 Daddy took her group Free Skate 6 class in the morning.
9-16-18 Lazy day.
9-17-18 Conversation before school:
Her: Mom, you’re my favorite woman in the world…even though you’re kinda grumpy sometimes.
Me: All moms are grumpy sometimes.
Her: Especially those that are 50!
Me: (silence with eye roll)
Her: Am I smart?
Me: Yes…probably smarter than mom, but I have more life experience than you.
Her: Yeah…A LOT more, you’re old enough to be my grandma.
Me: Thanks.
Her: You’re welcome!
Kid’s yoga after school.
9-18-18 This morning she said I was lucky because I got to do what I wanted…teach yoga. She’s right! I hope no one ever discourages her from doing what she really wants to do! Ice skating with Coach Arlene after school, then Coach Meegan had her practice her program for another 15-30 minutes.
9-19-18 Ballet after school.
9-20-18 She forgot her lunch today, so I took it to her because they were going to the park today. Otherwise, I would not have…she would have had the school lunch. After school, she said she didn’t feel good and didn’t want to go to her skate lesson. I told her we would drive there and try. Once we talked to Coach Meegan, Meegan told us to skip tonight because we could all tell she was off…she didn’t even get on her phone on the drive there.
9-21-18 Stayed home sick from school. I had her watch the effects of too much device/screen time on YouTube and how it affects kids since she won’t listen to anything I tell her. After, she went upstairs to read a book.
9-22-18 Daddy took her to her ice skating lesson, then she went to Cousin Alyze’s 6th birthday party.

Needy Cat

Needy Cat 9-23-18

Yoga

Yoga 9-24-18

9-23-18 Our cat was being a little too needy today, so she captured it with a photo.
9-24-18 Went to my kid’s yoga class after school. She had homework due since she was sick on Friday. She didn’t start it until after 9:30pm and she forgot if something was due or not. She had a mental breakdown and was crying because she thought she would get in trouble if she didn’t do it right. I told her she wouldn’t be in trouble and certainly wouldn’t be in trouble at home, but kept going on and on and on! I asked her to make some logical steps, such as, did the other students already turn it in. They had, so I the logical answer would be then it was due. We sat down and finished her worksheets and she finally calmed down.
9-25-18 Picked her up for school at 1:45pm for a dental appointment. A tooth had been hurting last week, so wanted to ensure it wasn’t a cavity. It was not, had more to do with teeth coming again and causing achy gums. Back at school by 2:15pm. Ice skating with Coach Arlene.
9-26-18 Ballet after school.
9-27-18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan. 5th Grade Curriculum night at her school. I had to teach a yoga class, so I told her dad to go since she’s in highly capable this year. He said, one parent was worried about the height of the desks. Another parent was worried about the storage size of the desk. And his favorite…”I’m worried that the kids aren’t using three ring binders. How will they be ready for middle school if they haven’t learned how to organize using one?” So glad I wasn’t able to go…could never be a teacher…the look on my face would give away my thought of, “Are you kidding me?!!” They are highly capable, you’d think they can figure out how to organize a binder!
9-28-18 Ice skating with Coach Meegan. She started crying during her practice. For a 10-year old, she puts way too much pressure on herself! Coach Meegan told her she would be just performing an exhibition, although she will be actually be competing, so she would relax a little.
9-29-18 Daddy took her to her ice skating group lesson.
9-30-18 Daddy took her to a movie and Mexican food while I was in Barre training all day.

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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).
**************
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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