Monday, June 6, 2011

Josh Oppa came home to visit- Kaitlyn still thinks he walks on water- muddy water sometimes but he still walks on water :)
She loves to make "big nostrils" even when out to dinner...
We celebrated Daddy's birthday at Texas Roadhouse- we have managed to find one in most states we have lived- good thing since we all seem to like to eat there~!

Whew, summer is bearing down on us like a wild woman! The temperature today was a "mild" 99 degrees F if you listen to the weatherman but Lordy- we made the mistake of looking at the thermometer outside :( and it said a whoppin' 100+ degrees!
Kaitlyn has been out of school for a tad over a week and is "bored to tears"- literally to tears! She has been working in the workbooks I got her to maintain her math and reading levels along with some science and social studies but she is missing her "friends" from school.
The last day of school I asked her "did you get the phone numbers of your friends so we can call them and set up play dates during summer break?" Her reply was "naaah, I don't think I will need to call them". Mind you, we live "out of the district but in the district" so her friends live 10 or more miles away- more like the "more miles away". Our school district is over crowded so "we" got bumped into the next county- yep, you read that correctly, the next county- and most of the children live 20 or more miles away; we just happen to be lucky enough that I only have to drive her 10 miles to school. Ok, so I don't HAVE to drive her, rather didn't have to drive her- I just refuse to place a child her age on a school bus at 0620 and then have them sit in the school gym or cafeteria for an hour awaiting school to start...nope, I chose to drive her an hour later and let her get an hour more of sleep each morning! we are dealing with the "it's too hot outside", "I am bored", "what can I do", can we go to the store", "I don't want to be at THIS store", and other fun phrases...yep, love my girl to pieces :)
As I am contemplating going back to work- what is that? Yes, I did say "back to work"~! Miss Kaitlyn thinks I am abandoning her and daddy says "why on earth would you want to go back to work (uhhhm, how about to see if daddy remembers how to fold laundry, fix dinner, tuck kids into bed, stay awake past 7 PM, etc? lol)". As I was saying...I am contemplating returning to work, something I have not done in 5, almost 6 years in my "trained" field so we have been looking for child care- I give up, there is no reasonable child care to be had for the hours I will be required to work! I have resorted to looking for an Au Pair- similar to an "exchange student" only they have a college degree, will come from one of several countries and will be issued a visa through the State Dept and must be specific guidelines to be an Au Pair. I am looking for a Korean Au Pair - strictly for selfish reasons! Kaitlyn will be able to regain much of her native language (native? that sounds primitive doesn't it?!), we will be able to add more of her birth culture to our home than we already have and yes- the food!~ Someone who knows how to cook KOREAN food better than I!!! Oh wait, this is supposed to be about Kaitlyn...(sighs).
Well- off to bed for me while the Princess sleeps.

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