Changes Made

For the past 3 years, "Little Tykes Preschool" has been a major love in my life! It started in Arizona, and migrated with us to Michigan... Unfortunately, the economy in Michigan has forced the larger majority of families to have two working parents, putting them in need of full-time childcare, which I do not provide.

A little over a year ago, I started an online business selling boutique hair accessories, "Bailey's Blossoms" - another love of mine! As I have had a very hard time filling my class for this coming preschool year, I have tried harder to expand www.baileysblossoms.com to help compensate for my financial losses. These past few months it has really started to pick up, and I have enjoyed every moment! However, between teaching early morning seminary, preschool, my website, being a full-time mom to 3 (soon-to-be 4) young children, a wife, a housekeeper, cook, chauffeur, etc., my time has been spread pretty thin. I realized that I am doing a lot of things mediocre, and not much "great".

After much consideration, Brandon and I have decided that it is time for me to close my preschool doors for a time after the finish of this year. I LOVE teaching preschool, and this has been a very emotional decision for me, but I realize now that I care more about my children thinking I'm "super mom", than anyone else! ;) So, I look forward to spending more quality time with them (and making hair accessories when they're asleep!). Alas, this is not goodbye forever to Little Tykes Preschool, but rather a recess until a better, more plausible time. :)


School Pictures

A girlfriend of mine came over last week to take our individual and class pictures for preschool. Although I always knew she was talented, there's nothing like an adorable picture of your child to solidify your beliefs!:) Thanks again Sharon - you are of course, AMAZING!!!

It's crazy how much they change in one year. Here is our little diva Bailey:
And Hunter.. I just want to jump in this shot and squeeze him!
And of course Landon, who I don't believe you can take a bad picture of! LOVE that under the chin chub!!! :)
..I love pictures! (Accept of course when they're of me when I'm pregnant... hence, the class picture is NOT being posted today - yes, I may just be that insecure!) :)


Let's go FISHING!!!

I'm not sure what it is about a toilet that gets a young child's heart to beat rapidly with excitement...

With Bailey, it was the plain old water that she couldn't wait to splash in. Hunter, well he preferred to go fishing... yeah... (as a matter of fact, Bailey still hasn't mastered the "FLUSH" aspect of the whole ordeal.. any suggestions?? I'm at a loss, seems kind of common sense to me!:P).

Then there's Landon... He prefers for US to do the fishing. I guess it's good he realizes human waste belongs in the toilet, but how do you teach a 16 month old that if it's in a diaper in the garbage, that's alright too?! I must admit, it's SOOO much funnier to watch someone else "go fishing" for a change! Thanks Brandon - SOOO glad you were home!!! ;D


Mmmmm Mmmmm

I return home from seminary at approximately 7:15am. It isn't unusual for the kids to be awake watching cartoons while Brandon is getting ready for work upstairs. Today was no different, accept no one was actually watching Curious George... I heard "Mmmm.... Mmmmm..." and it didn't take me long to find the source of the commotion!

I'm glad my pie got the ultimate seal of approval, but I think it's time we put a lock on the refrigerator door! I always knew these two were trouble... ;P