Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Back to school!

I have to admit I'm looking forward to back to school this year. The summer went by quickly and I was focused on trying to get myself back to Jen mode (ie mentally, physically) and am finally there. 

I'm looking forward to this time for new goals, new plans,a chance to be more organized and to he happy! This summer wasn't completely out of our routine since lex attended summer school, so bedtimes for us and waking up early are the norm. What I'm really hoping to accomplish is to be more of top of things. Lots of September goals to maintain with my schedule and lex's schedule!

1. Blog again...I loved reading about the things we've done in the past and I want to take a dedicated hour to recap our week. This past weekend we had an amazing 75 degree day in Georgetown on the waterfront. Alexa was a perfect angel people watching with Michael and I while we daydreamed of what type of yacht we will buy and what we will name it ( ha--- the jenny, of course). It was such a perfect little family day for me with the two people who make me laugh the most.  I also love to watch Lex and Michael interact because they have a very unique relationship where one teases the other, especially Lex.  If one of does something "wrong", we get "a warning" which is a smack in the bum. Lex LOVES to give warnings for no reason and it always makes us giggle.

2. Implement some more teaching strategies for lex. I met a teacher in the locker room at lifetime who gave me some good ideas for keeping lex organized and focused. One way is to set a timer for her to finish her homework without getting distracted. Big time importante for my kiddo with adhd.  Another thing I've done this year is to create a homework supply holder where all the items (crayons, a set of scissors, glue sticks, pencils, markers, eraser) must always stay in there and return to their home spot. 

3. My workouts! Need to keep up my momentum that I started in June-- 13 lbs down and 10 more to go before I leave for china October 16! I can do it if I am prepared and organized!!

4. Sleep, since I've been going to bed at 10, I just feel better!

That being said, nighty night!
Tomorrow will be a new post summarizing our fun, summer!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Things I need to remember...

Redefine Intelligence

Broaden your definition of intelligence. Being smart doesn’t have to mean you are an excellent speller and reader, or that you are a math whiz. Being smart can also include being artistic or a good storyteller. It can mean being good at sports and able to read what is going on strategically within the soccer field, being social and understanding of people’s feelings and emotions. All these activities require intelligence.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Cesar Milan--

So, I must admit, I think I have a crush on super cute Cesar Milan, aka "The Dog Whisperer".  Michael started watching the Dog Whisperer on National Graphic a couple of months ago one Saturday while channel surfing and I have to say, we are addicted to this mexican man.  So many of his concepts (ie being the pack leader, reading your pack, knowing your energy) are applicable to dealing with humans. 
Someone has even written an article about comparing the Psychology of Dogs with the Business Place....

Business Communication Lessons from the Dog Whisperer

Michael and I have even "zzttt'ed" (okay now get your mind out of the gutter), when someone was not following our pack.  HA!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Father Daughter Dance

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Snowcapolypse 2010

Blizzard of 2010!! We were dumped with almost 30 inches of snow this past weekend. Lex LOVED it!!! Michael and I, not so much! We amused ourselves with lots of tv, naps, and books for me....more of this powdery white stuff is coming tonight! UGH! How many days until spring?!

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