His First Visit To His New School

Kyle starts school in just a few days!  He will be starting 6th grade at a brand new school, in a new school district.  

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

We have groceries!

We went to Walmart for groceries today while Kyle was in school.  We went a little crazy and bought a lot of food.  We bought two frozen pizzas, ingredients to make burritos, and our other usual foods!  I also bought some foods specifically for Kyle when he gets home from school. 

Kyle has an early release day tomorrow, so he'll get out of school at 11am.

Monday, November 29, 2010


Kyle came home from preschool with the following message from his teacher:

Each day he's at school, the teacher writes a short message about how his day went. This one is by far the cutest!!!! 

Kyle just loves school and loves riding the bus!   He's become more verbal these last few days.  He's making more noises and trying to imitate a few words that we ask him to say.  He'll say the words that he already knows and loves making sound effects. 

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Bag of food!

Kyle came home from school with a heavy backpack.  When we got home, I opened it up to find a plastic bag full of food along with the following note:

The food ranged from snacks and a drink, all for Kyle!  I gave him a chocolate pudding cup and the drink for a snack when we got home. 

Monday, November 15, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Today is Shannon's Birthday!  We had a busy day.  First, we had an IEP (individual education plan) Meeting at noon at Kyle's school.  The meeting lasted about 45 minutes.  Afterward, Shannon and I went to Walmart for groceries!  I am so glad we have food again.  We haven't been to Walmart in at least 3 or 4 weeks, but we did go to BJ's Warehouse a few weeks ago.  I bought some protein bars to eat after my workouts.  I am still trying to find a suitable whey protein shake for after my workouts!  Right now, I am using one I bought from Walmart and I am not sure if I like it or not.  I also bought avocados!  I was intending on keeping the seeds to plant in some soil.  However, I couldn't find any pots at Walmart, instead they have Christmas stuff in the Garden Center.  They had the soil I wanted, but decided to wait to get that.  Hopefully we can go to Lowe's or The Home Depot to get my garden supplies.

After Kyle arrived home from school, my MIL and I went to Dairy Queen and bought an ice cream cake for Shannon's birthday!  We bought an 8 inch cake and it was really good.  It was made with chocolate ice cream and chocolate cookie crumbles.  There was vanilla ice cream where the icing would be and it was so good.  Icing is usually so sweet and not very good but there was ice cream there instead.   Last year we bought an ice cream cake from Baskin Robbins and it wasn't as good as this one!  Dairy Queen sure knows how to make ice cream cake!  Kyle saw the cake right away and of course, he wanted to eat it right then.  He loved it, he loves ice cream! 

Thanksgiving is next week and my in-laws decided to buy their dinner from Whole Foods instead of cooking that day!  Even though the closest Whole Foods is in Winston-Salem (which is about 35-45 minutes away), they are going to drive out there to pick it up on Thanksgiving!  They brought home a copy of the menu for us to choose what to get.  My MIL chose a turkey breast and 3 side dishes.  I am getting the "vegan meal for one."  We are also getting sushi since Shannon loves it!  My MIL is getting the pie from Cracker Barrel.  Hopefully Kyle will eat some of the food, he's so picky, we never know what he'll eat.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Rainy morning

Kyle had therapy this morning.  While he was in therapy, Shannon dropped me off at Walmart and he went by the post office to mail something out.  I bought another pair of Levi's jeans, I love my last pair that I had to have it in another color.  I bought some art supplies for Kyle.  He now has washable markers, a little paint set, and a huge pad of white paper to use. 

I needed some whey protein and decided to try a different brand based on the customer reviews.  Plus, if I like it, I won't have to order whey protein online.  I found a few other things we needed and stopped by the Garden Center before checking out.  They had a display of plants on 50% clearance but I didn't see any that I wanted. 

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I dyed my hair for the first time!

This afternoon I decided to dye my hair.  A few days ago, I saw a commercial for hair dye that was perfect for those who have never dyed their hair, the hair dye is in the form of foam!  It can only be purchased at Walmart and it was only $9!  The product is called Fat Foam.  I chose "Dark Brown" because I wasn't ready to go BOLD just yet.  Using this product was really easy!  I can't wait to try a lighter color!  It gave me the confidence to dye my hair again at home. 

I do have to admit, I was worried I would turn my hair purple or somehow do it all wrong.  This kit makes it easy! 

I can describe my hair as "less black" and you can see the brown in sunlight or bright light.  There are also highlights mixed in and not just a solid color.  Overall, I like the color!  It was a nice stepping stone to see how it would all go.  Next time I plan on going lighter. 

Monday, November 1, 2010

Second day in a row

I love my new workout so much that I did it again today!  I woke up this morning a little sore from the day before of doing the new workout.  I felt a little more sore after doing the workout today.  I start to get short of breath during the warm up [of the workout] but then I remember how much fun I am having and just keep going.  I do stop a few times throughout to drink water.  I forgot how much I enjoy Turbo Jam and can't wait to get more videos to add to my collection! 

Shannon received his Eminem CD today!  He's already listened to a few songs on the CD.  I am really glad I was finally able to use my Amazon gift cards to get something for him for a change!  I am still waiting for the Twilight Saga hardcover book set and satin pillowcases. 

Shannon went to get his haircut today, it's been a few months and his hair was getting long!  I also had him stop by the grocery store for a few things.  We needed eggs, orange juice, chocolate milk, and toilet paper.