Tuesday, June 29, 2010

New beginnings

Well folks, I am finally comfortable in the new house! I am still not done unpacking but I have got everything out that we need to have out and just have the non-essentials still packed. We had a housewarming/pot luck on Saturday that went well, IMO. It was good to see friends that I have not seen in a while and show off the new place.
In education news: Lilith will not be going to the performing arts school that I want to put her in yet. The school does not start until 6th grade and she is only going into the 5th grade. However, this will give her another year of orchestra and playing the violin under her belt. She is going to have to write an essay on how the arts aid in her development as a scholar as well as get TWO letters of recommendation from adults that are not related to her. In addition to that, she has to go through an interview process so it is going to be some work to get her into this school for next year. I have already talked to her about it and she is willing to put in the work for it so I am going to let her. Nu-Isis is going to be going to the same school that Orion went to last year. Academically, the school is in the top 20 in the nation so she is excited about that already. Plus, she has the uniforms needed that were passed down from a friend of mine from her kids. I am also looking forward to starting school this fall with the kids. It is another step towards achieving my goal of becoming a mad scientist! ^_^
In entertainment news: I totally love Glee! This show brings out the music lover in me! Hearing some of my favorite songs sung in different styles is really fun. Besides, who doesn't love a story about a rag tag band of outcasts who work together to achieve a common goal?
In health news: I am currently dieting. I can't do a whole on that end since I am breast-feeding but I can cut back on the calories that I consume and that seems to be helping take off some of the weight. Now that I am 30 and have had 3 babies, the weight is harder to take off but that is just more motivation to do it!
Baduhenna is now 13lbs 7oz as of June 4th. The Dr said that she is in the 95%'ile for babies her age! She is eating food now and so far we have tried applesauce, peas and carrots, mangoes, lima beans, bananas, black-eyed peas and a smoothie. (That is not counting the baby cereal that she also eats) So far, she has liked everything except the bananas.
In travel news: We are getting ready to go on vacation! Time to take the old man, his kid, and the new baby to meet the family. I have met most of his family already and now the tables are turned *insert evil laugh* Just kidding. If the man can put up with me, he will do just fine with my folks.
That is all the news that is fit to print for today my fine readers. Here's to hoping that you all have a great week!

Friday, June 11, 2010

Hanging out, downtown by myself

Lots of news today. We moved into a house the last weekend of May. 3 days of moving to get everything! Talk about being pooped! The good news is that we are now in a three bedroom house and the kids have a huge backyard to play in. I am currently working on getting everything unpacked and good lord who knew how much crap we had! It is definitely different being in a house. I have always lived in apartments or trailers so it is pretty cool.
Baduhenna is now 2 months old and going to the doctor today. She is now trying to sit up on her own and trying to talk.
We are thinking about enrolling Lilith into an arts school next year. Her orchestra teacher sent me a note saying that she is musically gifted and she really enjoys playing the violin.
I am still waiting to hear back from the school regarding Isis. She was tested in May to see if she could be accepted into the gifted and accelerated program!
Orion is going into the 2nd grade which means that he passed! We are very proud of him and all the kids.
That is all for now.