Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Meet the Cubs

To add to our busy first week of school we went to Meet the Cubs Wednesday. Our nephew, Dalton, will be playing football for the first time as a 7th grade cub football player so we went out to watch him run across the field with all the 7th grade football players. The kids enjoyed hanging out in the stands with their cousins and clapping and cheering for all the cub athletes, cheerleaders, band memebers and drill team. 
Sitting with our cousins
Ready to see some football
Addison was clinging to mommy all night 
Collin with his best bud Colton 
Bryce was so excited and clapped for the athletes and performances 
Dalton is somewhere in this cluster of football players
Bryce getting a ride on Daddy's shoulders

Monday, August 29, 2011

First week of school in review

Addison had a excellent report everyday. She ate well and napped well each day. I think she enjoyed school once she was there. Tuesday we left the house and Addison cried the whole way to school, I thought it was because she left something at home that she wanted but she wouldn't tell me what she wanted so we went on to school. Mrs. Winkelmann pulled her from my arms crying, kicking and screaming. The rest of the week was about the same as she was taken out of the car crying!

Bryce is definitely our sensitive one and his report most of the week said "sad". The first two days he refused to take an afternoon nap but laid quietly during nap time. Tuesday Bryce got out in the drive thru just fine and was smiling ear to ear as he walked in holding Mrs. Winkelmann's hand. The next day was a little different and as soon as we pulled into the drive thru of St. Paul's he start crying and didn't want to get out of the car.

Collin is Mr. Independent and enjoyed school once he got there. He had an excellent report everyday. Tuesday as we pulled in the drive thru and before I even stopped the car he said "bye momma" and got out in the drive thru without any trouble but the rest of the week he followed suit with his brother and sister and started crying.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

First Day of School Notes

Steven and I were both excited to pick the kids up from school to see how their first day had gone. I snuck up to the window in their classroom and Collin quickly saw me and took off running towards the door. All three were in good moods and happy to see us which made me fill much better! As we went through the backpacks this is what their notes said:
Bryce excited to see Daddy!
Addison telling Mrs. Connie bye
Collin giving Mrs. Connie a hug bye
Ready to go home with Mommy!

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

The First Day of School

The first day of school started like any other morning just a little earlier! We asked several times "are you ready for school" and we got the answer of "yes", "Daddy's school", "Mommy's school" and even a couple of "no's" so they didn't really know what was happening. Steven and I both took them to school and walked them into their classroom. Since they were the first to arrive they got the teachers undivided attention so Steven and I thought we could quietly slip out. As the door closed we heard Bryce run to the door and scream and cry. I left crying and cried several times throughout the day. Daddy was relieved but was excited to go get them at the end of the day. I called once in the morning to check to see how things were going and got this report, Bryce was fine, Collin was crying and sitting next to the teacher and Addison had a small melt down when someone tripped over her but was all better. Needless to say I was counting down the hours and minutes until we could go pick them up.
Walking into school with Daddy

Mrs. Michelle greeting the boys. Addison was already leary and staying close to Momma.
Collin caught us walking out the door and I'm pretty sure he started running for the door!
(This was the last picture I took as we stepped out)

Tomorrow we will be dropping off in the drive thru so we will see how that goes!

Monday, August 22, 2011

All ready for school

Today was the first day of school and our Frisky Frogs were up early and ready to go to school. We did the typical pictures by the front door before we left and everyone seemed excited about going to "school".

Mommy had backpacks and clothes laid out and ready to go for the first day.
We woke the kids up at 6:30 (much earlier than the 8:00-8:30 that they were used to) but Daddy had a yummy breakfast waiting!
A cute picture of the boys before they actually knew what was happening!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Meet the Teacher

Tomorrow the kids will go to "school" for the first time! On Friday we took them to meet their teachers. When they got into their classroom they went straight for the toys, didn't really want to talk to the teachers and had a couple of fights over toys. I'm still not sure how the first day will go but I know they will be with some great teachers!
Bryce, Addison and Collin with Mrs. Schmidt
Collin, Bryce and Addison with Mrs. Connie
The boys playing well with Dane
Mrs. Connie trying to talk to Bryce
Addison and Charile coloring

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Aggie Family Fun Night

Wednesday we went to the local Aggie Club Family Fun Night. It was hot but it was fun getting together with other Aggies and its just a reminder that football/tailgating season is right around the corner.
The Siemsglusz Family with the Yell Leaders
The Yell Leaders lead the crowd in a couple of yells. Bryce thought this was funny, he would crack up in his little belly laugh after each yell they did.
We ate hot dogs and
Blue Bell ice cream!
Aunt Lindsey and Cousin Catherine got scholarships
Our attempt at a group picture in our Aggie gear
Addison had fun

Monday, August 15, 2011


Addison's hair has grown very little over the last 2 years. She has yet to have her first haircut but its finally long enough that we were able to put it in small pigtails. She looked pretty cute but I'm not sure what she thought about her new do!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

School Supplies

Now that the kids are starting pre-school we have our first school supply list to buy. After multiplying the list by 3 I realized I may need a wagon to get all of these supplies to school. I obviously bought in bulk and I can only imagine what our school supply list will look like in a few years!

Here is the school supplies for our frisky frogs:

3 large backpacks
6 large packages of wet wipes
3 boxes of tissues
3 boxes of sandwich size ziploc bags
3 containers of clorox wipes
6 rolls of paper towels
3 small pillows
3 small blankets

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Changes in the Siemsglusz Household

The Siemsglusz household will soon be experiencing many changes. I will be going back to teaching at Krause Elementary School as a math interventionist, so my time as a stay at home mom is quickly coming to an end. Since getting the job I've experienced every emotion possible, happy, sad, anxious, nervous, excited, etc. On one hand I'm very excited about my new job (especailly since the terrible two's are in full swing) but on the other hand I am really going to miss being at home and spending this time with our precious children (just typing the words makes me teary-eyed)! Once we get our routine figured out I know it will be fine. There may be a lot of tears shed the first week, by me probably not the kids, but it is what is best for all of us. I will have a plate full with a full time teaching job, a part time real estate buisness and still being a mom but it impowers me knowing I can do it all! Steven's reality will have some major changes as well since he will no longer be able to wake up 20 mintues before he has to be at work and he will probably no longer come home to a cooked dinner (not that he always does).  He will now be helping with morning routines and even more daily chores. The kids will begin pre-school at St. Pauls which will begin Aug. 22. They will be Frisky Frogs and we are excited that they will have Mrs. Schmidt as a teacher. I look forward to the things they will learn and the friends they will make. Last week each of them got a letter from their teacher welcoming them to the frisky frog class.

We all look forward to this next chapter in our lives and we hope the transition is as smooth as possible!