Sunday, August 31, 2008

First week of school

Oscar had his first full week of daycare and he did really well. Actually better than expected. Hes getting used to the kids and routine. But he does start to cry when we turn on 9th street. The boys had a good first week of school, too. It's nice to get back to our routines!

Saturday, August 16, 2008

My baby's growing up...

I was a little sad, but proud, that my baby will be going to daycare soon. He's been at the office with Howard and me since earlier this year and it's been an experience. We have been lucky to be there when he needed us most, enjoying all those "firsts" that a baby has to go through. Many people who have come in to the office have gotten to know him. And he is not shy because he has gotten used to seeing different people all the time.

Now it's time for him to move on to the next phase - daycare. He'll be going to the same one we sent his brothers to, and I'm glad for that. I know everyone there and know that they will take care of him as if he was their own child.

Julie let us send him for a couple of days, so that he could get a feel for the place. I was told he only cried a couple of times on Thursday, and that he did not cry on Friday. Julie sent me this picture to show me how much fun he was having at the playground. It's a relief to see him having a good time. He will start full time when the boys go back to school. I guess I don't have a "baby" anymore. He's a big boy now.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

McDaniel 5

I think this is a good family photo of us! This was taken on our way to Mass for Mom & Dad's anniversary. The whole weekend was good, as we had family come in from all over. The Kinser family came in from Missouri and Hunter stayed a couple of nights with the boys. Mom's brothers and sisters came, too, for the party. Even Dad's side came for the party. We had a good turkey dinner and Zavala band played until sometime into the morning. Apparently everyone was having a really good time, not getting home until after 1 am.

I haven't gotten much scrapbooking done, but my room is getting organized and cleaned out. I need to go through my stamps and put them up for sale. There could be some good money in that! Maybe enough to buy a computer for scrapbooking. Hmm, we'll have to see about that. Or maybe a new kitchen table and chairs...