Sunday, March 03, 2013

H and Mama!

And just a sweet photo of my little guy and me!

 Meg is totally in love with the color RED. I don't know if you can tell in the picture here.. but she dressed herself in her school shirt and she picked out her new backpack based on the color, she is fine with ladybugs as long as they are red and not real or on her.

School has been a joy for her and the only thing she asks is for us to do is to pick her up when school is done, we always have and we are always telling her that we will come and get her.

 This is a paper fan that Meg painted. She loves to paint so both days she was at school she made one, and she gave one to her sister. She's got a big heart that way!

My big kid

 Here is a pic of Shivani in Uniform. She's in the Catholic school here and she was wary at first of wearing a uniform, but we kinda enjoy not having to worry about picking out clothes for school. There's also a hat that's mandatory when they go outside.

She's done pretty well, there's the usual drama about being a new kid in school, but for the most part she is doing well. Getting used to a new school midway thru and leaving a beloved school in Texas was pretty tough on her and my heart has broken when she cries sometimes about missing friends back home.  I hate moving for the reason that her heart breaks for leaving her friends, and it's going to be unbearably hard when we have to move from here back when she's older. Hopefully she'll forgive us!

I've been up to her school to help out and the teachers are really nice and welcoming. The kids are very adorable.. I worked with a KG class and S's class. Thinking about sending in my teaching paperwork so I can substitute teach (called relief teaching) here.

Overall it's been good, a transition, but it's going well so far. 

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

First days...

Today was the first day of Kindy (which is the term here in Australia) for 3 year old preschool. M absolutely loved it! It's 2.5 hours per day and she goes twice a week. They do a lot of crafting and are read to and get to get their energy out! She loves that she gets to be this independent little girl!

Meg at Kindy 2/19/2013

Here is a photo of big sis on her first day at Kindy (circa 2009)

Big Sis is a 2nd grader and in dance and gymnastics and Girl Scouts and is SO busy!

And here's a nice and random photo of the little big man

So far we're all doing well, just missing family and friends a lot!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

I can't promise timely updates, but I WILL try!

SO here is it 2013. Life with three kids moves by at a breakneck pace and it's hard to find time to blog! I wish I could. I've become an Instagramaholic! That's where most of my memories and photos of the kids and hubby come from.

I keep the blog around as a way to TRY to keep up with what's going on.

So many things have happened since Baby #3 was born. He just turned 1 on Jan 14, he is just about walking, holding everything and walking and has been crawling up a storm for the last 4.5 months or so. He can say Uh-oh anytime he does something naughty like throw toys. He's a joy to be around and his big sisters fight to play with him.

Meg has really grown up in the last year. But the biggest improvement has been with her eating habits. This girl was only want to eat things she decided to eat. Now she's willing to try new things. Yesterday we had cauliflower and I was prepared for her not to eat a bite of it, yet she CLEANED her plate! She said it was so delicious! It gives me hope she will eat more veggies. We keep offering and it's starting to pay off that she's interested in it! In other news she will be starting school soon!

Shivani is in 2nd grade... but before I get to that... We moved back to Australia! YES... over the Christmas/Holiday break we packed up and moved out!

Dennis is very happy being back! WE all miss being so close to family and friends in the US, but we knew the time to be overseas again was while the kids were young.

Shivani is in 2nd grade here in private school. I love it because there is no fighting about clothing choices, I love uniforms for that. They still get days they can pick out what they want to wear, but it's so much less stress! She has friends and loves to go to the canteen (cafeteria) here to eat lunch. She is pretty relaxed here, apart from some anxiety from the move itself. She still misses her friends back in San Antonio, but overall is doing well here.

I'm back in the swing of things, re-met a bunch of friends we had here, and made some new ones! It's good to be back here because things are so laid back and very low stress! I'm in some groups to learn a new hobby and will report on that in another post!

That's it for now! Head over to instagram for photos.. I'm ska1ser, but I have to add you as it's a private account, or go over to flickr... again most photos are private as well, just send me a message!

Hope all is well :)