Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Random

1. Alden's first day yesterday in grade one. We got to school (just me and him since Reg had a late start time) and we walk into the school to find his name on the list for which classroom he's in. And low and behold... his name isn't on the list. So we wait in the office to find out why. They said it was cause we were only here a short time?? Anywho, got that fixed up and took him into his classroom where two of the boys he knows from church are there. (yipee!)

Here he is out side the school doing the mom hurry up and take my picture face....
DSC_0958
After school we (me, Lucy and eli) go to pick him up from his very first day of grade one and well Lucy throws a big fit. A fist flying, screaming, kicking, snot flying fit. I literally drug her all the way to the van. And you know how when your kids is doing that and you feel like everyone is looking. Well, they were. In fact, it got so bad one stranger walked up to me to ask if I needed help. So I handed Eli to her (which made him start screaming) and tried to push in Lucy's belly so I could get the car seat around her. Finally did.... and then I close to door and the lady hands me Eli and starts telling me how two year olds grow out of this phase and yada yada... (too bad SHE'S ALMOST FOUR!) and i was crying by then. So I get into the van and Lucy tries to kick and hit Alden all the way home...... which put Alden in kind of bad mood..... and Eli..... and me.

So all in all. Alden's first day of school was....um... eventful. It was a I feel like a bad mom kind of a day. So you know. It was.

And on to more uplifting things.....


2. September Scraptivity kit....
I made cupcake toppers and took them all to the Young Women in our ward.
DSC_0960
The paper and stamps are from the kit and I added the little tags I made in photoshop and printed out and ribbon. It was a good thing to do in the evening after I had a bad day.

And on the Scraptivity note.... I've been designing with Scraptivity for like 5 years. And I've decided to step down. It's been lots of fun, but this September kit is my last one. I am ready for a break. I love all the girls I've gotten to know over the five or so years. Tons of talents and wonderful girls all over Canada. Who knows if I'll get to be on another DT or not. Sometimes I am not sure if I could get on another one - there are lots of talented people out there. But I think it is the right move right now. So on to other things!

3. I am off to bed. I've gotta get used to this earlier getting up deal. And I haven't made Alden's lunch yet... now it's like I'm a real mom eh? :)

19 comments:

Susie said...

I think the real mom is when you deal with the crazy tantrums, making lunches don't seem so bad now. Cutest cupcakes, I want one, BAD.

Jen and Ian Isackson said...

You are so wonderful Rhonda. I'm sorry you felt like a bad Mom... you are truly AMAZING. I love you!

Visible Voice said...

Oooh I hate the days we feel like bad Moms. But kids are their own people...you don't make them have a fit. They are really good at doing that all on their own. Sometimes I just tell Isaiah that I'll have to order a new child. He doesn't seem to care but it makes me laugh! Love the cupcakes!! I bet the YW were super excited!!

Laura O'Hearon said...

Rhonda, I loveeeeeeee those cupcakes. You are among the coolest of Moms and your kids are so lucky to have you!

Jewels said...

Hey Rhonda! Sorry to hear you were having a bad day, it's frustrating when the kid doesn't cooperate! and sorry to hear you were crying, that's never fun. but don't worry - we all look up to you and think you're a fantastic mom!

stepping down from design? whoa, that's huge! I understand tho - it's a lot of work! your kids are lucky to have such a talented mom :)

Create in me a clean heart O God, and put a new and right spirit within me. Psalm 51:10 said...

What a rough first day of school for Mama! Linked to your site from the "U Create" giveaway - congrats! Hopefully the rest of the week went better for you!

Denise said...

Raising kiddos can sometimes be a challenge, and the learning curve can be a steep one, but it's always always worth it at the end of the day. Big {hugs} Rhonda, and I'm going to miss chatting with you on DT. I'll be following along here tho. BTW, your cupcakes and toppers look fantastic!!

Skye and Aaron said...

Rhonda! YOU WON that fabric from U Create? I'm beyond jealous.
Sorry you had such a bad day. It's awful, but it always makes me feel a smidge better to know that other Mom's have tantrum throwing kids too! :)

KellyLady said...

Public tantrums are one of the quickest ways to make great moms feel like bad moms! Good job for hangin' in there!

Tongue River Boulters said...

some day are just like that and you are a great mom. do you forget it.

threecows said...

MY children would certainly never have tantrums. Tsk Tsk Tsk!

;-)

Amy said...

Yep, you're a great "real" mom. Good for you for accepting the lady's help, even if what she was saying in trying to be helpful, made you feel worse. We all have those days. But you handled it better than most. I'm more of a yeller, and I feel like a crappy mom lots too. But we're trying our best and that's what counts. Congrats to Alden, grade 1 should be lots of fun! And congrats to you for making a change if it means simplifying your life a bit.

LindsayB said...

hope the pick up went better yesterday. those cupcakes are pretty much the cutest!

Anonymous said...

So nice that another mom wanted to help you and make you feel better. A meltdown can sometimes never be stopped. I'd rather they do it at home so we can close the bedroom door...but alas there is always a parking lot crazy day.
It's all good. Onto the next day...
You're doing great. KB

Crystal said...

((( HUGS ))) LIfe as a mom is so challenging - and so amazing. Too bad these things happen in public but guaranteed that everyone watching was thinking "I'm so glad that's not me!" Remember - God never gives you more than you can handle and this too shall pass.

The cupcakes are so cute - what a lovely thing to share! And you have done awesome work for Scraptivity! I love seeing your work and I hope that there is a ton more scrapbooking and story keeping in your future!

Lora said...

I think you are great mom!!! Very cute cupcakes!!

M and J Smith Family said...

Gotta love those tantrums! ha Hard enough to be dealing with the tantrum child but then having to help your other two kids at the same time is rough. Hugs.

Did I tell you the time when Brayden was having a fit on the library floor? Good times. Complete freak out. Screaming while on his back with arms and legs flailing. Bet everyone at the library loved that! :) So much for peace and quiet at the library.

Hope today is better. I KNOW you are fabulous.

Jess said...

Love your cupcakes. I think everyone has days where they feel like the bad Mom. I have just entered this phase with a very independent two year old but I try to remember they are only kids and just learning. I am sure that you are doing fantastic.

Alysha said...

those cupcakes are DARLING!! i hear you on days like that. gotta love public tantrums!! and it's not bad mom... it's just one of those days.