Sunday, August 15, 2010

Chuck E Cheese

After church today we went to Chuck E Cheese. Ravi kept saying, "Momma, I want to take a picture with you". Of course, that was the one ride that had a line. So we kept checking back and eventually took a picture just him and I, as requested. Afterwards, he picked up the picture and said, "here Momma, for you". I said, "don't you want it for your room. We can hang it on the wall". He said, "No, I got it for you, so when I go to school tomorrow, if you start missing me, you can look at the picture. It'll make you happy". My heart melted. I love him soooooo much. :-) Your probably wondering where was Xavier during all of this? My little bundle of energy was in the background saying, "hurry up, water game, water game". He had his eyes on a messier game. :-)LOVE MY BOYS!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Kindergarten Day Two

Day two of Kindergarten was GREAT for Ravi and tolerable for me. Looks like we are getting use to the NEW routine. :-)

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Ravi's first day of Kindergarten

Talk about an emotional rollercoaster. Today was one of those days. Ravi went to his first day of school. I was excited for him, but at the same time was worried about the unknown. I wanted to protect him from anything negative that may come his way. After all, he is about half the size of most of his classmates. Realizing it is unrealistic to have a mother protecting you for all the days of your life. I put on my game face and smiled. I was determined to cheer him on and make him feel safe. This was the norm and I wanted him to feel good about school. It was outside his classroom when reality REALLY hit me. I stooped down and leaned into him. I realized this is it. I am stretching out my heart strings and will be leaving a third of my heart at school today. I kissed him on the cheek and said, "ok baby, I love you, have fun today." He looked up at me with a smile and said, "I love you too Momma, bye." Off he went into the classroom. I walked five steps and I felt warm tears falling under my sunglasses. As I drove home, I thought of him as a baby, all my favorite memories and then thought of little boy he is now. I smiled through my tears as well as laughed at myself. I am excited to gain even more memories throughout this precious time. But, I feel as though time is passing like sand in my hand. Too quickly to hang on to. All too bitter sweet. I swear I was staring at the clock all day and finally it was time to pick him up. I get there and hear. "Hi Momma." And just like that my heart was back in my chest. I felt complete again. During the ride home I heard about everything from recess, cafeteria food, and story time. I even was suprised with an arts and craft project. Oh, the many precious memories I am getting now. :-)

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Pool time with Cousins

So Ravi and Xavier hung out in the pool with their Cousins. I gotta say being part of a large family is pretty awesome when you see the kids together. Man, are they cute! Must run in the family. :-)

Rain one, Mommy zero.

So I made plans to take Ravi horseback riding today. Plans that were set months ago and of course, the few times of the year it rains, it happens to flood the ranch we were going to! I received a call an hour before I was suppose to leave explaining that the rain made a mess of the ranch we needed to reschedule!!! Ughhh....I was very disappointed but it wasn't their fault. Go figure we ask for rain so many times throughout the year and when it finally comes it foils my plans. Sooooo.......time for the back up plan. Ravi has been asking to go eat sushi. Today's NEW plans Ichi Ban. :-)

Friday, August 6, 2010

So Ravi had meet the teacher day today. She seemed nice and Ravi liked her, just not quite what I imagined. Not as interactive as I would like. Time will tell. :-) Ravi really enjoyed the classroom. It was decorated with a cowboy country theme. How perfect is that especially since he LOVES horses. Talk about the perfect comfort zone. :-) Man, he's getting so BIG!

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Date with MY Ravi

So, Wednesday was a big date day for Baby Ravi and I. I set the WHOLE day to do stuff with my eldest and end the day checking out an elementary school. So.....we started the day at the park, just chit chatting and having fun and for lunch we had his fave sushi... :-)
While holding hands, leaving the restaurant he said "Mommy, I LOVE spending the day with you". My heart leaped and I felt so blessed. It just reminded me that no matter what type of attention he gets at home, alone time is essential. Having a brother is great for Ravi but, so is alone time with his parents. I will remember this from now on, it's easy to forget in the hustle of life. Lesson learned. I am so proud to have been on a date with such a handsome, funny, smart, charming guy. Big Ravi has some competition. :-)