Monday, August 11, 2008


We have been having some connection problems for the past two weeks and I am going crazy. I use the internet for a zillion things and to not be able to do such is totally throwing me off my groove. But the thing that has been bugging me the most-- blogging. Not being able to read up on blogs makes me feel really disconnected and homesick. Weird. And I really miss having “my place” to write my thoughts and certain events going on in our lives. Hopefully I can get this post to post and hopefully we can get this connection thing straightened out soon.
We have now been in Yuma for a year. In some ways it feels like we have been here forever, but in others its gone by so fast. Daniels job was a bigger project to organize than we initially thought , but he has learned volumes through it all. Overall it was a good decision for us, and we have met some of the most wonderful people here.
Kylie started 1st grade last week. She was so excited to go, but one week in and she is already bored with it. That’s probably because they are going over stuff she learned in preschool. I can understand the need to review and find out where the kids are, but shouldn’t they be reviewing kindergarten stuff? If the 1st graders don’t know where there head, shoulders, knees and toes are by now, then they shouldn’t be in the 1st grade. Her friends from church are in a different class, and I am feeling pretty bad about that now cuz on her first day she asked another girl in her class if she wanted to be friends, which is something hard for Kylie to do cuz she is very shy, especially in new situations. This girl told her flat out no, and so Kylie spent her first day without a friend. That just made me mad. What kind of kid tells another kid they don’t want to be friends? Come on. Thankfully by Wednesday she figured out where her friends from church play at recess, and has fun with them. She told me she wanted to go back to the school she was at last year, and I have been questioning my decision about that. If it wasn’t so expensive I probably would switch her back. But hopefully all will be well this week.
Tyler has a new found obsession. Star wars. I wont let him watch the movies cuz he gets scared just watching swiper swipe stuff. But he loves playing lego star wars on the playstation even if he doesn’t really know what hes doing, and loves his daddy telling him the stories. He use to pretend he was Diego, but now he thinks hes Chew-bacca. It’ll be sad to say adios to Diego as hes been part of the family for 2 years now, but maybe James and Ben will develop a bond for the animal rescuer some day too.
James has been missing his “sss-sa” (sister) during the day. He had been so attached to her the past 2 months, and without her around, he is so sad. His big brother doesn’t mother him like Kylie, and since Ben is out of the newborn stage he is awake most of the time, so he has to share my lap and attention and its just not what he wants. Two weeks ago he started climbing out of his crib whenever I put him down for naps or bedtime. I have to put him down 6-8 times each time before he stays. Its outta control. I need to find one of those crib tents to put over the top, but alas without a connection, I cant find/ order one.
Ben has been gnawing on his fist for the past 3 weeks and his gums are all swollen. His first tooth is ready to break through any day now. He is getting so big. Hopefully my arms will get some tonation with me carrying around those 15 pounds all day long. Yeah, I wish.


Deb said...

No internet connection?!?!! AHHHH! That's everyone's worst nightmare. And have you really been gone for a year already? Everytime I look at the little angel you gave me, I think of you.

I'm so sorry Kylie got off to a rough first week at school. That friend story made me so sad. I can't imagine how I would feel if it was my kid that happened to.

Julie said...

So much going on! School really changes the dynamics of the whole family. I hope Kylie begins to love school. I'm sure she will as she gets to know kids and the review is over (tell her to stay away from the "unfriendly" girl)

I'm laughing because my kids have no idea what Star Wars even is. That's girls for ya.

Cook Zoo said...

I've been wondering where you were! I've missed hearing from you! :) I can't believe it's been a year either. Like Deb, that little angel reminds me of you and it makes me smile to see it. :)

Poor Kylie! I'd be mad too. My Ben can be pretty shy and something like that can really affect them. I'm proud of her for moving on and finding nice girls to play with. That's an important lesson too. :)

Your Ben is getting so big! It's crazy!!

alison said...

Oh my goodness, I am even more nervous for Kenz to start school on Monday, she keeps saying her prayers at night and saying, "Heavenly Father, please help me to make a best friend at my new school." If a kid told her No, I think her little spirit would be broken. Hopefully she has made friends now in her class and not just with her church friends on the playground. I am still freaking out that my kids will both be in school on Monday, they just grow up way too fast.

Tina said...

I know that the beginning of first grade has been painfully easy. I think the pace will pick up pretty soon.

We would be really sad if Kylie went back to her old school! I hope things are going lots better for her now.

Glad you are back on the computer!

brenda said...

Hello Jackson Family!
I love your blog! You have a cute family and what a great Mom you are! Welcome to our blog-
(I just need your email address)

brenda said...

I guess it would help if I left you my email address so you can email me yours!