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Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Home Visit and Geyser

Thursday, August 5th, Kaitlynn's preschool teacher, Miss Maureen came for a home visit.
Miss Maureen read "The Dot" by Peter H. Reynolds to Kaitlynn. Kaitlynn sat right next to her while listening to the story. After the story, she asked Kaitlynn if she would draw a picture to use to decorate the classroom. Kaitlynn drew 2 pictures.
Miss Maureen brought a supply list, information about Preschool Play-Based Screenings, information about Saying Good-bye and a My Preschool Book for Kaitlynn to color and learn about preschool.
Dave and I had a chance to ask her some questions. There are 12 kids in Kaitlynn's class currently. They can take up to 18 and it will probably get filled as the year goes on. There are 2 teachers and 2 teachers' assistants. We will meet the other teacher and teachers' assistants at Open House.

As the date gets closer and closer, I become more of a basket case about Kaitlynn going to preschool. I couldn't sleep the night before her teacher's home visit because I was nervous about meeting her. I just want to cry when I think about her starting school. I'm just hoping and praying that I don't cry in front of her and that I wait until I get out to the car on her 1st day. It is just so bittersweet because I am really excited and happy for her, but then I am also so sad! Every time I think about it I start to cry!

Not long after Miss Maureen left, our neighbor in back of us called to ask what was going on in front of another neighbor's house. We had no idea what she was talking about, until we went outside. There was a water main break in the neighbor's front yard. I have never seen anything like it! Dave talked to the guy from the water company. He said that he was checking the pressure and the pipe burst. He said it's a good thing it happened now and not in the winter. Dave and I joked about charging admission for people to come see this 30ft geyser. We had police and all kinds of people out taking pictures and videos. It was crazy! We were disappointed to have to leave the excitement in our neighborhood, because I had to get blood work done.

After leaving the lab, I looked back at Kaitlynn and she had blood on her mouth. It totally freaked me out! I don't know where it came from and didn't find anymore. I'm not sure what happened!

We were shocked when we got back home that all the excitement was over from the water main break. Of course, as soon as we went in the house and turned on the water, we realized why they were able to stop the geyser so fast. The water was turned off! It really sucked not having water. You don't realize how much you use the water or rely on it until you don't have it. It seemed like every few minutes I was trying to turn the water on for something. I don't know how people live without running water. It really made me think about Living Water International.

Thankfully the water came back on 2-3 hours later. It was a bad afternoon / evening though. I had a bad headache that wouldn't go away and Kaitlynn and I were stuck at home. Dave accidentally took both keys for the car I drive.

Dinner Playdate

Wednesday, August 4th, I was feeling a little better. Not sure if it was the clean house or the sadness lifted a little bit. I didn't think about it as much as I had on previous days. We have also received a lot of support from family and friends. My niece, mom and friend Danielle have been so great to me!

A lady and her little boy came over for Kaitlynn and I to meet. She is looking for a part time babysitter. They stayed for 3 hours! Kaitlynn had fun showing the little boy her toys.

Kaitlynn, Dave and I met Cynthia, Annabelle, Alayna, Jen, Conor, Caitlin, and another friend and her son at McDonald's for a dinner playdate.

The evening didn't end well. Kaitlynn and Annabelle were hugging and Kaitlynn lost her balance. They both crashed to the ground and Annabelle got hurt. Needless to say, the playdate was over and both girls were unhappy!