Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Merry Christmas

Welcome Back to Texas May Family!!!
After a week in Norman, Oklahoma spending time with my family that lives up there we are home and getting ready for Christmas #3!!! Gotta love the divorced parents things. On our way back from Oklahoma we stopped off in Austin, TX to see Jack's Dad and his wife. We had a little Christmas celebration with them at their house, then we went over to Jack's older brother's house Khadd and his wife Linsdey Mitchell to finally meet their youngest son Husdon, and for them to meet Jackson. Their older son Hunter and Jackson played for about two hours non-stop while we were there, they were running around (Jackson was crawling his fastest) the living room, kitchen, and front room just going in circles!!!! It was great fun to watch if I do say so myself. When we got back to Jack's dad's house Jackson CRASHED OUT!!!!! He did not wake up once all night and he would have slept longer but the stupid dog barked and woke him up at 8:15.
Let's go back to Oklahoma and Jackson's 1st CHRISTMAS!!!! We celebrated on Sunday the 26th because my Aunt and Uncle and their three kids were flying in from New York on Christmas day and they wouldnt arrive until 10 PM. So Sunday morning we woke up and Jackson go to open his stocking (he had no idea about any of this stuff) He got three big trucks; a roll of quarters; a teddy bear that said grandson; and a small elephant. Then for Christmas he got a lot of toys!!!! Too many to name but lets just say our truck was completly packed on the way back from there. We could not have fit one more item in the bed of that truck. He had a lot of fun playing with all of his cousins and getting to meet all the people that are important to his Mommy and Daddy!!!!
I hope that you are having a great Christmas Holiday Season and a Happy New Year!!!!
Love, The May's

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Crazy Saturday

Well all I have to say is Thank Goodness today is Saturday and I have TWO WEEKS off from work!!! The only bad thing about that is that my oh so special student whom we have been working very hard with for the past month also has two weeks off and Monday back is going to be HELL!!!!

On a lighter note Jackson decided that he was going to sleep in until 7:15 this morning!!!! Yeah to two extra hours of sleep!!!! SO my parents were getting ready to leave for Oklahoma this morning and Jackson and I come down to say good bye to them, even though we will be leaving tomorrow to go up there for a week. :-) Around 9 A.M. this morning after my parents leave Jackson decides that he wants to take a nap. Once I get him down for the count I begin to clean a little. I am trying to stop being lazy and get my butt in gear to keep the house clean to prove to my husband that I can be a good house keeper for when we move next year or so. I vaccumed all the rooms, mopped the kitchen, did all the laundry and started to pack for our week long trip. I think I did very well today. Oh did I mention that I did this all while Jackson was taking his nap, which he didn't wake up from until 1 P.M. After he woke up I got him dressed, I got dressed and we went out to B&N so that I could get a study guide for the ESL test that I signed up for in March. So this will be the third Certification that I will be adding to my resume to hopefully next year be able to just slide right on in to the teaching position that will hopefully open up next year at the school.

SO we load up in the truck and head out. Jackson is not a happy camper in the carseat. I can't wait until he is 1 and can be turned around and forward facing so that he can see me. We drive down 281 to Barnes & Nobles and guess what THE PARKING LOT IS PACKED!!!!! I drive around for about 15 minutes trying to find a parking spot. Let me say that people SUCK parking in a jammed packed parking lot, they just park crooked and don't bother to take the minute to fix their vehicals so that other people can park without having to AUSTIN POWERS IT into the parking spot. I finally park myself and get everything out that I would need for Jackson in the store; bottle, toys; snacks; and wallet. First things first; COFFEE!!!! Gotta love the Peppermint White Chocolate Mocha's!!!! VENTI!!! Then I'm looking around in the section that the study guides are in and I can't find the ESL study guide. I get upset becuase I need this book to start studying on the 6 hour drive up to OKLAHOMA tomorrow afternoon. Finally there it is. So I pick it up and go on to the kids section to look around for a few cute books. I found many different books that I wanted to get for Jackson but decided that I would wait until he was a little be older. However I did find three books that are going to be stocking stuffers for my mom, dad and Jack. I thought they were very cute and hopefully they will like them as much as I do. Jackson has about had it being in his stroller, so I get him out and he DOESN'T want to be held. He wants to walk around; or crawl around. I let him hold on to the stroller and we start walking around B&N, he was SOOOOO cute if I might say so myself. We get to the checkout desk and buy all of our books and head home. Jackson falls asleep in the car and when we get home I transfer him to his crib and he has been asleep now for two more hours. Which I have done some more laundry folding and putting away and watching shows off of our DVR. Geezz so many shows!!!!! Well I hope you all have a wonderful CHRISTMAS!!!!!

Much love,
Michaela

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Is it Friday yet???

OMG!!! Is it Friday at 1:15 yet??? Finally two weeks off from school!!! Unfortunatly when we get back I fear that my student will go back in all the progress that we have been working on in the past three weeks. This student is really going to be the death of me!!! I swear I come home everyday and THANK GOD for my wonderful son!!!! And for having a husband who cares about me and things that happen to me and Jackson. I never understood parents who ignore or neglect their children. It makes my job 100x harder than it really has to be. I understand that you have a difficult child but the way that things are being handled it crazy!!!! All of the other teachers at school are great though, I don't think I could get thru the day without the others there to make me laugh and see the good in the day. And the other kids who are so great!!! I love all of you guys so very much!!!

On a happier note; I am looking forward to Christmas in Oklahoma this year!!! It will be Jackson's very 1st Christmas and we are going to be spending it with my mom's family up in Norman, Oklahoma!!!! I will get to see my Aunt and Uncle and their three kids from New York who I haven't seen since LAST Christmas!!! It's going to be crazy; a 9 month old (almost 10) and an almost 2 year old little baby going crazy over all the PAPER AND BOXES!!!!! Well I hope that everyone has a safe holiday season and I am praying for all those who are not with their families this season. Wes and Morgan, if you read this I hope that you know you guys are in my prayers and you two will be together very soon and hopefully never apart again!!! I hope that everyone is making it as easy as possible and happy time so that maybe it won't be as hard for you guys to be apart for your First Christmas.

Until next time. I love you all and hope all is going well with you!!!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

FINALLY!!!!!

My Husband is finally home from Oklahoma!!! He has been gone for 12 weeks!!! Granted that we were with him for 4 of the weeks. Ok so here is how the break down goes: Jack went up to Oklahoma for 3 weeks; Jackson and I went up for 4 weeks; and I got a job :-) and had to come home so then we were away from each other for 5 weeks. So 3:4:5!!! He has started his own business of being a Farrier!!! Here is is business card!!

So if you have horses or know any one who does have horses and they need a new Farrier or want to use my husband here is all of his information!!!

Jackson is a crawling terror now!!! He is always into everything now, he is crawling all over the house and is chasing our dogs around like they are just really big moving toys!!! It is the funniest thing ever to watch. Jackson is very excited to have both his mommy and daddy in the same house again!!! A little update of Mr. Jackson, he has been sick for the past few weeks, but is finally getting better!!! He had an ear infection which led to an eye infection and because of all the medicine he was taking gave him a yeast infection that flared up horribly on Thanksgiving day. SO my mother-in-law insisted that we take him to the ER because she swore up and down they he was allergic to his medicine and I was doing everything wrong. SO we took him to the hospital, luckily there was NO wait and we got him in right away, and low and behold they said he had a yeast infection (which we already knew) so not only did they make me feel like I was a horrible mother for letting my son get this bad, but it was something that we already knew!!! But the doctor said that the BEST medicine was air!!! Just to let him run around without a diaper on and that would help heal his infection!!! Starting that night we let him run aound nakey!!!! Boy al mighty did he enjoy that one!!!! almost immediatly he began to look better. and now two days later and a new medicine his rash has almost vanished!!!!

Thats just a little update on everythng that has been happening in the past few weeks!!!

Monday, November 8, 2010

Crazy Monday

I love when you are excited to go back to work (really who is on a Monday) and your day is just going along great, and BAM!!! a kid decides to flip out and go crazy on anyone who is near!!!! It just makes everything jump into reality, that i work with a very special group of kids and you cant underestimate anything!!! they dont care that you might not be paying complete attention to everyone around you. and WHAM!!!! they attack!!!!! luckily i wasnt in the crossfire of the outrage!!!! Yeah to new medicine!!!! hopefully EARLY RELEASE TUESDAY will be a much better day!!!!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

I survived!!!!

Yeah!!! I survived my first week at work!!!! It started off with me having to leave my son for the first time in almost 8 months at a daycare... well not me but my parents... then taking a 45 min drive from Bulverde, to New Braunfels where my school is. When i get to the school they aren't sure the exact classroom i was going to be in. so i get to bounce back and forth between the two different rooms. which i end up liking a lot more than i thought i would. i would get bored to easily in just one room (not really, there is enough to always keep me busy). it is very tiring being with all of the children (whom i have grown to love). monday was a get to know you day for me, i was getting to know all the other teachers in the school, in the two classrooms, and getting to know all the different students that i was going to be working with, and getting to know the crazy schedule that i was going to work my way into. lunch time comes around and it is a nice break from the crazyness that is my day!!! I find out that my friend Emily has the same lunch break that i do so we eat in her classroom, which is a nice break from having to sit in the workroom with teachers that i dont know yet who already have their lunch time buddies down (i started on the first day of the second nine weeks). It is also a nice break from having to introduce myself all day to all the other people in the school, to know someone, it is just a nice feeling to have a friend in a new environment. Lunch is over and its back to the grind (hahaha) i get to go outside for recess for a few minutes with two of my fifth graders. then i get to go work with my first grader, who is going to be my new best friend, because of all the time that we are going to be spending together just the two of us. the afternoon seems to zoom by and its time to leave. so here i go on my 45 minute drive back to Bulverde, and i get to go pick up Jackson from daycare!!!!! i get there and he is playing on the floor and is just as happy as can be!!! it is such a great relief to see that your baby is doing well not being with you!! its a bitter sweet feeling, knowing that he is growing up and doesnt always need his mommy right there next to him and also knowing that he is going to be ok without you, and that he is in great hands at his daycare!!! tuesday rolls around at 5:30 am and its back to the same routine that is going to be my life for the next 7 months. Tuesday goes by without any problems... i go to pick up jackson and he has a runny nose!!! second day in daycare and he is already sick!!! wedneday comes around and coffee is my best friend and if i could have a coffee drip hooked up i would be golden!!! on wednesday i have my orientation which lasts FOREVER!!!!! i finally get back to school and finish out my day and picked up jackson!!! which i think is the best part of my day; getting to see my son!!!! friday finally makes its way around and it is a crazy day, but we make it thru... so after school i go to talk to my pricipal and vice about finishing out my 4-8 certification, and that is one laugh after another with those two, but we think we have it figured out and decide on the two other tests that i should take after i finish my other certs. so after i take this other test i would be certified to teach pre-k - 8th grade. so i talk to my parents about all this information and today i look online at my account with TEA and all i have to do is pay $77 and my certification will be complete!!! so that was a great way to start out my weekend, not having to take another test and only having to pay a little bit!!!! so now i get to start focusing on taking my ESL test in January!!! Yeah for a great first week!! and tonight i get to go see a Cirque play at the Majestic!!! and tomorrow is Jackson's 1st HALLOWEEN!!! he is going to be a dragon!!! how cute is that!?!?!?!?!?!?!? Until next time!!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

The little joys in life



Well after a night of little to No sleep (thanks to a teething baby boy) the cutest thing is when he wakes up in the morning and sits up in bed (yes he sleeps with me in the bed) and starts tapping on my back (or face, depending on which way i'm laying) to wake me up to turn on his cartoons and place him on the floor so he can crawl over to the mirror and play with the baby in the mirror (himself) and crawl all over the room and play with whatever was left on the floors from the night before. Jackson is the cutest baby i have ever seen (yes i know i am his mother, but serioursly) he will wake up and crawl all over the bed and make sure that i am completly awake when he is ready to get up... even when i am not. and wants to play and just starts talking up a storm (and when i say talking in mean just babbling (he is just 7 1/2 months old))... then we come down stairs to play with all of our toys and all of the dogs!!! I have never seen a baby laugh so much as Jackson when the dogs are running around and playing with toys. he laughs and laughs, which i have to say is one of the best sounds in the world. so we come down and he wants to walk all over the living room so he goes in his walker and runs i mean RUNS around the house like a crazy person. hahahaha. he is chasing the dogs and making them run around, which makes him laugh even more, and gets him even more excited. I have to say that i am going to miss this like crazy when i start teaching in a few days... i think i will probably cry a little on my drive to work... its a nice 45 min drive from my house to the school... thats a lot of tears!!!!! Hopefully i can dry my eyes and make me look somewhat decent for my first day in the classroom... my students won't care what i look like ( i dont think) i think i will drive very fast back home to pick him up from daycare. but not to fast... cant afford any tickets lol... I am going to miss so many things that i take for grated right now:

1: playing with him on the floor

2: watching him crawl and pull up on everything that he can find

3: telling him not in the mouth 1,000 times a day

4: changing his diapers (yes i know your thinking how can you miss that) but i will, now someone else is going to be taking care of my son

5: leaving him in the care of someone i dont know is the scariest thought in the world (i dont leave him with anyone ever)

6: being able to just watch tv with him and be lazy

7: feeding him and having him make a mess and me getting upset and then calming down and laughing about it

8: just being with jackson all day everyday

9: getting his hugs and kisses

10: getting my hair pulled on a million times a day and loosing all those baby fine hairs that he somehow always manages to find and pull out


I dont know what else i am going to miss but im sure it will be a lot harder than i can even imagine. im sure that it will be ok, since i use to work in daycares, and other moms have been able to do it for centeries before me (well you know what i mean)


Oh get this!!!! we went into the daycare that i am going to be leaving jackson at (no names) but it is a really nice daycare and Jack and i picked it out together before he left so in case i got the job i wouldnt have to find a daycare on my own. i go in to drop off the paperwork and the "director" says:

"oh you use to work for the other daycare right."

" yes, why?"

"well we have to call and check because i was told there was a restraining order against you and your husband"

"Um i dont think so, would we know if we had a restraining order against us?????"

*a few minutes and many phone calls later

"She said everything was ok and that it was against someone else. Ok so lets get everything set up for you guys"

*now she said this last line like she hadnt just been treating us like we had a bomb strapped to us and we were going to do some harm....


Now i love this daycare and i didnt want to have to try and find something else. but i really hope that they can let it go and the fact that i worked for a different daycare that was owned by the same people... now tell me if that makes any sense... oh well its all taken care of and no harm was really done...


Looking back all i can do is laugh at the whole ordeal... it was just so random and not us!!!



good news about the daycare was when we went to the room that he will be in the 8-12 month room (because he is so moble) he wanted to be put down and went straight over to all the toys and the other kids and played with the toys and had no problem... now lets see if he is the same way when he realizes that mommy is not in the room anymore...



Jackson is starting to say Mama more and more and now its more than just when he cries!!!!! sorry daddy mommy wins!!!!! Love you!!!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

A New Day... Same Story

Well things are looking like they are taking a turn for the better... I guess. Jackson and I moved up to Oklahoma to be with Jack, who is in Purcell at school. We moved up to Norman, Oklahoma with my Mamma on her 10 acres. It was so much fun to be able to see her. Since we only get to see her once a year, and she was able to see Jackson before he was walking and she would see him at Christmas. Sadly I got a job offer and had to move Jackson and I back home. It was very hard for me to leave my husband up in Oklahoma. I felt like the worst person in the world because I was taking away his two loves; his wife and his son. Fortunatly I got the job, so the move back wasn't for nothing. I was going to be really upset if things didn't work out. Now I have to wait until HR calls me to go and fill out all the paperwork... SO more waiting until I start. Hopefully I can start on Monday. I got a job at Freiheit Elementary in their PPCD/Behavior classroom. I am looking forward to spending time with my new students, they are going to be a lot of work and the other teacher that I talked to said that in one month she lost 7 lbs!!!! SO here goes loosing the baby weight!!!! I hope that everything is going well with everyone out there... If you are even reading this!!!
~Love The Mays~

Thursday, May 13, 2010

One on One

Hello to anyone who is reading this. Let me tell you a little bit about myself. I am 23 years old and I live in Texas, I am married and have a 2 month old son. I was a cheerleader in high school and miss the intensity of our workouts and training. I have a bachelors degree in education (I can be a teacher) but have decided that I want to stay home and raise my son. (that and the economy is horrible and no school districts are hiring) I have a wonderful family who I need to survive!!! My husband and I have a great relationship (although we do have our arguments) and we are so much in love that we will never be apart if we don't have to be. Well since I have a 2 month old I want to get back to my pre-baby weight and body, so I have joined a group of moms who work out every morning called Stroller Strides, I love it!!! Granted I have only been working out for 2 weeks but still it makes me feel better about myself that I am doing something other than staying at home and sitting on the couch watching reruns of The Real Housewives of what ever city they are in today; or Law and Order. I need to work on my house cleaning skills though. I swear it never seems that there are enough hours in the day to get everything done to make my husband think that I do anything. I hope that if you are reading this that you can relate to being a new mom and I hope that you just enjoy reading. I have always loved to write and always wanted to write a book but never knew what to write about. So that may be the next adventure that I try. Writing a book!!!

Today at stroller strides no one showed up!!! What's with that? It was just me and Veronica (the instructor). So I got one on one training. She kicked my butt!!!! Jackson is doing great!! Growing and growing each and every day!!! He probably weights close to 13 lbs and he is only 2 months old!!! Totally in love with working out every day!! I am very happy that I joined Stroller Strides, I think that the other moms are really nice and are fun to talk with everyday, and it is a great reason to get out of the house. Excercise is a great way to make me feel better about myself and hopefully get back to my pre-baby weight and body. I am only 23 and I still want my husband to find me attractive, even though he tells me that he loves me the way I am, I want to feel better about myself.
Belated Mother's Day dinner with my Grandmother at Olive Garden... Me, Jackson, my mom, and my dad are going to pick up my GM and take her to dinner; wish my husband could make it... gotta practice roping!!!
Until tomorrow. Hope you enjoy!!