Monday, December 8, 2008
After 9 days of being here, we discovered that our Wii was stolen from our hotel room. Really sucks that somone could be so mean as to steal from our family especially this time of year. I have to say that I am very surprised because the staff has been so nice and helpful. But on a brighter note, God is good. My insurance company will reimburse me for the loss minus my $100 deductible, and one of my new co-workers had recently put one on layaway for a friend who decided they did not want it. She was going to cancel the layaway today until I told them what happened so she offered me the one that she had on layaway. We have filed a police report and USAA is taking care of the claim.
I will update you all soon as I have time and will download pictures as soon as I can.
Lots of love to all,
Sunday, November 9, 2008
Have a good week.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
I called about 2 hours later and they said he was playing and having a good time. I bet they say that to all the nervous nelly parents.
My first day back at work was to say the very least not uneventful. I had a full day and really needed to stay and get some things done but left at 5pm.
Matt picked up Hannah from Drama. She's going to be in a play "The Reindeer Rebellion" She's Comet, her friend in Rudolph. She's going to be so cute dressed up as a Reindeer.
I picked up Andrew, where he was outside not really jumping around just walking fast toward the teacher and I said Andrew. He looked up at me, started to cry and ran into my arms. It was so very sweet. I thought he was thinking I wasn't going to come get him but he told me no he was just glad to see me. He had an accident but I was prepared and packed him some extra clothes just in case his neves got the best of him. He did not eat all day except for the afternoon snack of Chocolate Chip Cookies (what a surprise). They say that is normal for the first day but Andrew cannot afford to not eat, so we will watch this closely for the rest of the week. If I have to make lunches, I will definetly expect a credit for meals.
Then of course to top my whole day off, It was my turn for Bunco, had to have my dinner prepared and over to Karens by 6:30pm. Well, that did not work. I got there at 7pm. They loved all the prizes especially the ones Sandy made for me. Thanks Sandy!
Well, I best close. Sorry no pictures, busy morning but I will take one of Andrew with my phone tomorrow in his daycare class.
Have a good day!
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Well that is my update for the week. I will let you know the drama that unfolds as I return to work, Andrew goes to daycare and we start a new chapter starts in the OBrien Family.
Hope everyone has a GREAT rest of the week.
Love to ALL,
Sunday, September 14, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Thursday, September 11, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Hannah started her Drama Club today. I picked her up and the teacher said she did "fabulous". I said to myself "I know she's my daughter". HEE HEE.
Andrew and I spent the day with my Mom and will spend tomorrow with her too. Sandy and Mom will watch Andrew for me so stay tuned to Sandy's blog...I'm sure she will have pics of Andrew.
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
Hannah is doing very well in school. I had a parent, teacher, and principal conference yesterday. We aired out our differences and cleared the air. I explained to the teacher that I in no way was questioning her abilities as a teacher but I was questioning her ability to have a two way conversation with another adult. I felt that each and every time I tried to have a discussion with her it was one sided (her way) and she was not going to budge. But Thank God for Dr. Witt, the principal at Morningside Elementary. She understood where I was coming from and explained to the teacher that open communication had to happen and her directions need to be clear and percise. She also needed to send home any communication in writing versus through the children because 7 years olds do not translate themessage as clearly as her writing her instructions would be. We ended saying that we have a clean slate, we will do better communicating. She did say that Hannah was her little helper and secretary. She said that Hannah keeps her on her toes when she is doing work with the class. I know that Hannah is a good girl in school and I have nothing to worry about Behavior wise or Academic wise for her. But just like any other 7 year old, she wants to sometimes be lazy and not do her work the right way and I just have to steer her in a better direction. Hannah aced 100% on her first spelling test. She has another one today and I know she will do fine. We prepared like we did last week. She knows her poem and all is GOOD with her. The Jonas Brothers were in Atlanta Wednesday night. She was bummed she did not get to go but understood that it was not feasable with my surgery only being 1 week out.
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Andrew is the little follower and loves everything his sister likes. He is into Alvin and the Chipmunks movie. He likes to sing and dance and always likes to make people laugh.
My surgery has been changed to the 12th. I have my pre-op on the 8th. Please put me in your prayers during this. Work is work...I enjoy it but it is majorly grueling.
Hope all is well with everything Have a great week.
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Sunday, July 6, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
Sunday, June 22, 2008
Thursday, June 19, 2008
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Hope he made you smile and laugh as he does for me every day.
Lots of love to all
Monday, June 16, 2008
You are in our prayers and our hearts Michael. Get Well Soon.
Matt, Debra, Hannah and Andrew.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Hope this finds all of you guys well. Hannah has finished school and is having a good summer. We are trying to make as many trips to the pool because the cost of gas will not allow us to take any trips out of town.
Hannah is going into the 2nd grade and I am still in shock she will no longer be at the Primary School but in the Elementary School. She'll be with the Big Big kids but I know she will do just fine. She loves to read and watch Disney TV. She loves Hannah Montana and High School Musical.
She's still a girl scout but is thinking about playing soccer this year instead of participating in girl scouts. She is making these decisions this summer.
Isn't she beautiful???
Andrew is getting bigger everyday. I remember there was a time when Andrew would not talk to anyone. He would just cling to our legs and hide. He still does that when he is extremly tired. The other day we were at my work and he was eating lunch with two of my co-workers and they said he talked and talked. He would not be quiet. They have never known Andrew to be the talkative one and Hannah quiet because she did not say much and he kept the conversation going.
He's just so big now.
Here's a picture of the both of them and then I am going to stop. Hope everyone had a great FATHERS Day. I will try no promises to blog more often. It is rough at work...trying to get the sales above last year. We did it in May and came off the Bad list to the Good list in the Good/Bad/Ugly list. So we are on our way to redeeming the store but it is taking a lot of hard work.
Keep the smiles going and We love you all.