Wednesday, September 7, 2016

2 years?

I cannot simply believe that it has been almost 2 years since I updated this blog on Kyleigh. Well you are in luck and so is Kyleigh when she looks back to read this because boy oh boy does this child give me nothing short of a run for my money! She is 7 going on 17 and thinks she is the boss of the world. Homegirl I AM the BOSS not you! My Mom used to tell me I brought you into this world and I will take you right back out!

You know the saying the apple did not fall far from the tree...That is an understatement. I am convinced the apple is still hanging IN the tree. This child is JUST.LIKE.ME!

She continuously reminds me what life is and how important it is to be the best image of myself. I saw a quote yesterday that "Parenthood is the hardest hood you'll ever go through" - if thats not the truth. Here are some recent pictures of Miss. Kyleigh...

So just to say Kyleigh is 7 (8 this November) she has lost 6 teeth, weighs 49lbs and is 50in tall! She is a direct image of me, and keeps me going everyday. I would be a liar if I told you there were days I wanted to give up, and I would be lying if I told you there were days that I felt like I could not go on. But those are the days I wipe the tears, pick myself up, go to work, do my job, cook dinner, and keep the ball rolling. Those are the days that I need to show Kyleigh how strong a single Momma can be. I would never want my daughter to go through the trials I have gone through, nor would I ever want her to settle for anything less than what she deserves! She is a beautiful child inside and out and my goal and prayer for her is to succeed in EVERYTHING that she does.

I love you Kyleigh bug you test me everyday but I feel like so far I have passed the tests!

Tuesday, December 16, 2014


So as most of you know this is my daughters first year in kindergarten. This year has been full of overwhelming challenges for my daughter to overcome. Keep in mine she is 6, and anyone that has a 6 year old can attest to the fact that they do not sit still for any longer than 5 seconds on a given day...My child is no exception. In her school there is a kindergarten teacher that is having a baby, so as a result that class has been split into two classes and some of the kids went to my daughters class. So instead of having 22 kids in her class she now has 45 with two teachers. Keep in mind they are all 5-6 years old. They all have personalities that clash, and they all want to run around play, and talk to each other. So she is obviously not grasping any technique that the teacher is giving her. So the struggle has began....

I know my daughter can read and write, she does it at home just fine but when put in a situation with 45 other 5-6 year old kids she either shuts down, or just will not do it. So this is causing her to fall behind. Falling behind with the common core they have there. Her teacher has made several notions that if Kyleigh does not catch up then she will be forced to hold her behind. So here I am with a child with the prospects of having her repeat kindergarten. I have been in constant communication with her teacher and I am doing everything she suggests but I do not seem to be progressing with Kyleigh. I know my child can do it, she does it at home...But I am trying to figure out why she will not do it at school.

I have also, been in communication with my Mom and Kyleighs struggles. My Mom is offering to homeschool next year which will be a great benefit. BUT then I have the lack of interaction with kids that concerns me. What is a Mom supposed to do? You want the best for your kids, but nobody ever warns you about this!

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Impeding Birthday/Party/Chaos!

By my posts you can probably articulate that my daughter is high maintenance, ball of energy. She has a zest for life, but she also has an attitude for miles. So as a part of her Birthday my parents took her to medieval times and she got "Queen of the Tournament" so this is how the conversation went...

Kyleigh: Mommy I got Queen of the Tournament at Times place!!
Me: Oh yeah what does that mean? That's cool
Kyleigh: It means you have to bow to my orders, and obey the Queen
(thinking it was a joke)
Me: haha ok Queen what shall I do?
Kyleigh: Take me to buy a toy!
(realizing she is serious...I turn the tables)
Me: Ok Queen we can buy a toy but you must obey the Master of the Land for a whole week!
Kyleigh: But I'm the Queen
Me: But I am the master and the Queen has to obey the Master in order for the Master to obey the Queen - so start by cleaning your room
Kyleigh: This is just unfair!!

Conversation ended! hahaha

My girl is so crazy at times I am just unsure what to do with her! But I can honestly say I love her to pieces and would never want to walk thru this life without her!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

6 going on 36

As I sit here and we are approaching Kyleighs 6th birthday really fast I cannot help but look at her and be amazed. She is turning into such an amazing, smart, fun, loving, caring, energetic lady. She amazes me with her knowledge, her personality, and her wittiness. I take a minute to reflect on the last 6 years of her life. From being pregnant, to labor and delivery, to our first day of daycare, and finally the first day of kindergarten. She is getting so tall (44in and 44lbs) and loves everything about life. She loves to ride roller coasters, water slides, and be outdoors. She has a love for princesses, barbies, and monster high. I honestly have no idea where my life would be without my daughter. I can remember sitting there and getting that positive pregnancy test and thinking my life was over. Little did I know my life was just beginning. She has saved me from myself, because of her I am able to go to school, have a career, and be the best Mom I can be.

So Kyleigh Lynn, one day when you are older and reading this just know that Mommy did the best she could with what she had to make sure YOU had the best life you deserved. From Disney trips, Busch Gardens, to airplane rides you are my partner in crime and I Love you more and more everyday. You may outgrow my lap but you will never outgrow my heart.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pink = Bad

We all know the apple did not fall far from the tree with regards to Kyleigh. With that said she is quite the social butterfly in her kindergarten class. A little girl in her class has been in the same class as Kyleigh all the way through daycare (from 18 months) to now in kindergarten. So for them it is social hour. They come to school .......... and talk! Now for those who know me, know that I am a social butterfly, and I will talk to anyone, and anything to feel comfortable or if I am bored. Same with Kyleigh!

So in school they have a color wall that determines their behavior. Red being the best, and pink the worst. (red, orange, yellow, green, blue, purple, and pink). So Kyleigh 3 days in a row last week has come home on pink. So we have had several conversations about this, and I have tried taking things away, punishing her, etc. But you guessed it...DOESNT WORK! Have I mentioned how much I love my kid? LOL. So I figured out this app for her is called ABC Mouse and this app is a learning app. She is able to interact with this app in order to learn to read, write, etc. It is actually a pretty awesome app and to make things even better Kyleigh LOVES it! So everyday she gets home she wants to play ABC Mouse...But when she comes home on pink or anything below green we do not play ABC Mouse. This is most likely the end of the world in her mind. But I think I am onto something! She is starting to understand if I clip down colors I do not get ABC Mouse, but if I clip up I get ABC Mouse. Who would have thought learning would be fun!?

Saturday, September 6, 2014

So School Started...

Oh Kyleigh started kindergarten....Not much more to say! LOL. She loves it but I'm a wreck.

First off lets go week by week, we are 3 weeks in now!

Week 1
The first day was excited but for me emotional. She got right on the bus like a big girl and never looked back. She turned around and said "Bye Mom!" Well that was the beginning, I got to meet her at school that morning - and she was surprised to see me in her classroom and she was sort of mad at me for coming because she told me she was a big girl and didn't need me. As a Mom, totally went back to my car crying!
Week 2
The teachers sort of hit the ground running. Week one was totally a fun week for the kids and they colored, created collages, and really got to play around to get to know one another. Week 2 Kyleigh came home with homework that I had to read twice (yes a college educated ADULT had to read a kindergarten school work twice!)
Week 3
The lunch line is proving to be Kyleighs favorite time - BUT I have since regulated that she cannot have snack but only what they serve as a meal. Upon finding this out you would have thought someone told her she would never eat again! We all know how my kid fights to eat! Oh well, challenge accepted!

So kindergarten all in all is becoming a success and Kyleigh seems to be thriving in her environment. She enjoys times with her friends, teachers, and the action packed day she has. As a Mom Im loving this kindergarten thing because by 7:30pm my child is knocked out somewhere!

All for now!


One crazy kids Mommy!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Kindergarten Fun!

Miss. Kyleigh starts kindergarten this year....Hard to believe!

I am very excited for her and her little friends. So tonight we had kindergarten orientation and that was nothing short of overwhelming! I was given a file folder of paperwork. Within this paperwork was deadlines, supply lists, assessment requirements, shot requirements, paperwork that has to be turned in, summer camps, and the list goes on and on AND ON!

Clearly since I was in kindergarten (20 plus years ago) I walked to and from school in Baltimore. My Mom did not have to pick me up, I was able to walk home by myself at the age of 5...Now that is not the case Driver's licenses must be present when dropping off and picking up... When you pick up the child they you get sign to hang in your rear view mirror that shows what child you need...If they ride the bus they get a bracelet and the parent gets a bracelet and that bracelet must be shown in order to take the child off the bus. The systems are so different. Not to mention the iPads in the classroom, the iMacs in the library, and oh NO MORE CHALKBOARDS? what!?! ha. They do not even have over heads anymore (am I really showing my age?) they have projectors that the teachers use a laptop...Man oh man.

Kyleigh was so excited because she had all her little friends from school there and she ran and played - honestly she will love it. I will have more of a hard time than she will I am sure. To her it is the new normal...for me it is anything but. My baby is growing up right before my eyes and I just cant believe it.

So let the fun begin!