Sunday, August 30, 2009

Attention All Children

When your mommy tells you to back away from the hot pan on the stove listen to her because you could get hurt.....that also means your lips. 

As I was cooking pancakes this morning Ryan came over to see what was in the pan. I told him ,as i do everyday, that it was hot so back away and somehow someway he ended up kissing the pan. Not sure why or really how but after today I don't think he will ever do that again now that he knows his lips will burn just as much as the rest of his body.

 We took him to A-cute kids (love that place) and he has a 2nd degree burn.  They gave him some antibiotic cream that has to be applied twice a day. Since I have "the day after Christmas sale camera" from Target these pictures don't show much, but as you can see from them he is still his wild little energetic self. 

Oh and yes for all you mommies out there who were wondering if you were going to get the "mommy of the year" award this year...well don't wonder any longer because they called me today and told me I WON!!!!  :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

First Day Of School

Today was our first day of CLC ( Christian Learning Center ) and it was a success in some ways and tearful in others. 

*up on time and out of the house early=success
*setting up the room and making it to morning prayer=success
*ryan quite during morning prayer=big success :)
*dropping off Ryan at his class=success
*dropping off McKenzie screaming crying tightening her legs around me=tears for her and watery eyes for mommy
*having 10 out of 13 kids cry almost the whole day=wanting to sit in the middle of the room and cry with them. :)

Other than that it was a good day. First day is always the hardest because we are holding a kid in each arm bouncing rocking singing dancing whatever we can do to try and make them feel comfortable and loved. At one point the other teachers (whom I love dearly) and I just sat there and started laughing because that was all we could do. Even though we could barley hear each other most of the day we still made the most of the moments we had. Our class is so sweet and just a little scared right now trying to figure out why their mommy dropped them off with complete strangers, but once they get to know us and realize we do have fun the crying will subside. 

Kenzie on the other hand I am praying for. They said she cried on and off most of the day and wanted to be held.  If you know Kenzie you know she does not want to be held and wants her independence. I know soon they will see that side of her. The second I picked her up she started laughing and blowing bubbles with her mouth. My sweet sweet girl. Ryan did AWESOME and ran to me when I picked him up with a big smile on his face. He said he had a GREAT day and was asking when he was going back.   

We are gearing up for Tuesday and are truly excited about the new school year. 

Here are pictures from last year. 

Thursday, August 13, 2009

It has now begun...

After talking about it for almost 4 years it is finally here and I can't believe it.  Ryan's first T-Ball practice was on Wednesday night and he loved it. He has two great coaches and is on the same team as his friend Rylee. Ryan felt comfortable seeing Rylee there and wanted to stand by him the whole time. Scott was even able to come out on the field and help with the kids which was also a dream for him.  Ryan's first game will be sometime in September. GOOOOOO CUBS!!!!!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Yummy Apple

The other day Ryan decided he wanted an apple for a snack. As he was eating it Kenzie was trying to sneak some bites in and thought it tasted pretty yummy. Ryan soon remembered he had Spiderman gummy snacks and graciously passed the apple along to Kenzie to eat those. She thought it was the greatest thing eating an apple like a big girl. She did really good with it and even carried it around for about 30 minutes taking a bite, playing then taking another bite as she continued to play.  
Kenzie walking around with it getting SO excited that she had it. 

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Happy Anniversary!!

Six years and four months ago Scott got down on one knee and our whole lives changed for the better. March 26, 2003 I woke up ready to go to work and found a rose on my car door with a note that said "I want you to have a great day". As I looked around the parking lot and saw no one I headed to school and on my door to my classroom I found another rose and note that said "I love you very much". Through out the day in random places I kept finding roses and notes that said something sweet. Random people would come up and even hand me the rose, but still never seeing the person that was giving them. My principal came over the announcements that day and asked if "Ms. Bailey could come down to the front office and get a rose". As you can imagine the whole school was enjoying all of this.  I went to Scott's house that night because we were headed to dinner at our favorite restaurant since he was headed out of town the next day. Scott's niece had stopped by right before we left asking if we could go to the park before dinner. Not wanting to let the 2 year old down that was begging her uncle we said of course. When we got to the park Scott took me over to a certain bench where we had talked for hours one day. He gave me the last rose with a note saying "Mari I truly love you with every little bit of my heart and soul. My love and admiration for you has grown each and every one of the 445 days we have been dating. That date was January 5th 2002 and you remembered it well so let me give you a new one March 26, 2003 the day that...." and when I looked over Scott was on one knee. After the emotion of it all we headed to our restaurant and as I walked in I was greeted with some great friends and family. Scott had put together a surprise engagement party. Although it was a perfect day, August 1st 2003 was even more so. I married the man of my dreams. I love you Scott and I am excited to be celebrating us today and look forward to spending the rest of our lives together. 

Our honeymoon
Tahiti and Morea Island
Swimming with stingrays
We were babies!!!
Our first New Years as Rogers'