Monday, May 17, 2010

Have to share this

I was looking over the blogs I follow and catching up on some of them this morning and I have to share one with you. This is probably one on my favorite blogs and I love reading her new posts but the one I read this morning was not an enjoyable one to read. Don't get me wrong, she wrote it beautifully but the subject matter was very difficult. Apparently there was a dance competition in which 7 and 8 year old girls danced to Beyonce's song "Single Ladies". It was incredibly wrong! The moves these young girls do and the clothes they are wearing are absolutely inappropriate! It is a very direct and powerful post and I just had to share it. You can read it for yourself here. Please read it and take what she says to heart! Also while you're there look around a little bit, it's truly an awesome blog!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Two peas in a pod

Konner and Lexi are absolutely best friends! They have been from day one. Konner was so filled with fascination when Lexi was born.

He very quickly decided she was pretty cool and could stick around for a while!

As soon as she could play they were inseparable. They spent almost every minuet together, always playing, (almost) always laughing! :o)

*Yes they are in a box!*

*They both had babies in their tummy because I had a baby in my tummy! :o)

All in all they are the sweetest kids and the best of friends. I pray that they always remain as close as they are now!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

All grown up

We found out last week that Konner was accepted into Carver Early Childhood Academy! He will be starting Kindergarten this fall and is absolutely thrilled! We applied back in January and have been waiting all this time to find out if he was accepted, I know it's not been a super long time but for someone who has trouble being patient it felt like forever! This school is a charter public school and they only accept so many students each year, plus the students are chosen through a lottery system so there really wasn't a certain way of knowing if he would get in. So I was very grateful to get the phone call saying he'd been accepted!

Since Konner was a baby we were planing on home schooling our children, Colby and I both were home schooled ourselves and have just always planned on doing the same with our kids. But about a year ago I started really not wanting to, I really felt like the kids, especially Konner, would benefit from actually going to school. So I started looking into Carver a little more and fell in love with this school! They teach piano, spanish and dance on top of all the other regular curriculum. Then once they get into 2nd grade they can choose from other instruments and languages if they are interested. But it took some doing to talk Colby into the idea! :o) I was honest with him and told him I just didn't feel that I would be able to give the kids as good of an education as they would get going to this school. I mean I sure can't teach them spanish, piano or dance, at least not any dancing they would ever want to do in public! :o) So Colby, Konner and I went and visited the school, took a tour and absolutely loved it! Konner got to go into one of the classrooms and play on a computer and with some other kids and he loved all of it. He was so upset when we had to leave, he really wanted to stay the rest of the day!

So now that he's been accepted and he knows for sure that he is going to school this fall i'm having to really face the fact that he is growing up. When he turned 5 a couple of months ago it hit me really hard. I remembered my mom talking about my 5th birthday being so hard on her and I always thought that was weird, I mean 5 years old really isn't that old so it shouldn't be that big of a deal right? I was wrong. It hit me so hard, my little baby boy was all grown up! He was suddenly huge in my eyes and it was very hard to deal with. Now on top of all that he's getting ready to go off to school!

It honestly doesn't feel like it's been that long since he was born, a lot has happened these last 5 years and yet it still feels like he was born yesterday! I remember looking and his tiny little face and thinking "I only have you all to myself for 18 years!" Now that 18 has shrunk into 13 and continues shrinking all the time. However I plan on enjoying every single day of these next 13 years as much as I can! I love you Konner-bear and still can't believe you're old enough to go to school!!