Thursday, October 24, 2013

Long Time No See

Wow, so apparently I have a blog! I feel like I should just totally start a new one as it's been almost 2 years since I last paid any attention to it! I make no commitments as to my loyalties going forward (I'm slightly noncommittal like that) but I do like to use this as a sort of memory keepsake for our family so I'm going to attempt to at least post occasionally with the latest happenings around the Day household. Please bear with me! :)

Here's a brief update as to life lately. Collin left his company of almost 5 years over the summer to go work for a similar company in Keller, Texas (about 25 miles from where we live but in a traffic-y area). He's commuting and hates it. Loves the job. Hates the drive. Ridiculous traffic is high up on the list of about fifty reasons we moved from Houston 5 years ago so his new commute is getting to him. Which brings me to the next thing...

We are in the process of getting our house ready to sell and move you can't guess where...Keller! The schools in Keller are top notch and since Cayden will be starting kindergarten next year (can you even believe that?!), it was a no brainer.

I am currently in my second year of teaching preschool at St. Stephens Presbyterian Day School (what I like to think is the best preschool in Fort Worth) :) The kids attend and I work there and it all works out beautifully. I honestly love my job and the people I get to work with. And the kids are thriving. They are very happy there and that makes me happy. The other 3 days a week, I am doing the personal chef, maid, chauffeur, laundry specialist, soccer super star, baby doll playing expert, counselor/psychologist, disciplinarian, lego architect, nurse, judge and jury, toy repairer, mind reader, dino playing guru, toilet unclogging specialist, seamstress, teacher, waitress stay-at-home mom gig. Best job in the world.

Cayden will be 5 in January and I am in denial that he will be that old. Five seems so big. Sigh. Along with attending Pre-K twice a week at the best preschool in Fort Worth, Cayden is in his second year of zoo school. He is passionate about animals so zoo school is right up his alley. He is enthralled with dinosaurs, he loves the color green, wrestling with his daddy, and enjoys playing soccer. He has an amazing memory but in typical boy fashion, pays no attention to most details. He has THE MOST gorgeous blue eyes and he totally melts my heart. He randomly tells me that he loves me and that I'm pretty. He seriously melts my heart. (He also asked me last week if I had a baby in my belly but we won't talk about that. And for the record - no, I do not.) He is a great big brother and loves Kyla Brooke, most of the time ;) He is sensitive and compassionate and it is such a joy getting to see him develop into the person the Lord has created him to be.

Kyla Brooke turned 2 in September and is my super sweet and sassy child. She is angelic and agreeable 95% of the time. She laughs easily and is almost always smiling. She loves all things girlie - baby dolls and "Rella" aka Cinderella - are some of her current faves. One of her favorite things to do is to dress up and usually, she ends up wearing whatever it is most of the day because she refuses to take it off. She's spunky and fun and has us all wrapped around her little finger. I find myself often saying things like, "If we could be guaranteed another one just like her, I would do it again". But that other 5% Kyla Brooke kicks in and I regret ever saying that! Ha! She can be such a toot! Some of it is the age but some of it is, I believe, payback. Apparently I was - ahem - a handful at her age. And it appears she has taken after her mother in some areas. She is stubborn and very opinionated. She has an advanced vocabulary and talks CONSTANTLY. Seriously. We have to be very careful what we say and what we talk about around her because she repeats everything and seems to understand so much at such a young age. **This is random but I feel like I should add that I am still shocked that her hair is curly. Cayden had so much hair when he was born that we joked he came out needing a haircut. KB was born with a small amount of fuzz that took forever to grow in. Like F-O-R-E-V-E-R. And when it did, it was pretty curly. And it makes me laugh because my hair has always been as straight as a board. I love her curly hair so much but I'm at a loss with what to do with it. Hopefully someone will take pity on her and teach me how to do curly hair. And to french braid. I feel like all girl moms should know how to french braid. I have no clue how to do either one.**

So that's family life in a nutshell. We're busy - like everybody - but we're incredibly blessed and thankful. I will attempt to be better at this whole blogging gig. For those 3 of you that still check this blog, please don't give up on me!