Thursday, October 9, 2008

The Graham Cracker Bully!!

What do you do when your son is the bully of the classroom? I know what I do...dread getting the daily report. Ronan started preschool a few weeks ago, and has been having some issues with keeping his hands to himself. He really is a sweet little boy, an aggressive sweet little boy. Luckily he has very patient teacher. I have had a few discussions with her and she is confident that he is ready for preschool. According to her, he is very bright and catches on quickly. He actually has been showing improvement this week; his teacher indicated that he is "thinking" about his actions. So what has he been doing up until this point? These are actual reports from his teacher.

Hit a girl & boy with his graham cracker.
Punched two boys in the chest during show-n-tell.
Called kids bozos at recess.
Wrestled a kid to the ground.
Head butted a kid during snack time (not too sure that happened).
Hit a kid with his foot (notice she didn't say kick).

I still giggle when I read some of these reports. I can picture his cute little face wrestling the shit out of a little nerd kid. I know, that's horrible to say. I completely understand that he needs to learn to act right. Like I said, he really is a sweet little boy. He just gets excited and likes to play rough. Unfortunately, he thinks it's funny...but his poor victims don't.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

We're baaaaaaack!!

We are finally in our new home. We actually moved in mid-August…and I think that we will be unpacking forever. Wow…do we have a lot of crap! The past three months have been very busy.

We moved out of our house mid-May. This was hard on the kids, as this is the only home they have ever known. It actually took Rony several weeks to realize that we weren’t going back “home”. At the end of May came the last day of 2nd grade for Caleb, and our trip to Branson. The kids had a blast in Branson this year! We tried to cram as much into the week as possible. We visited the tourist attractions, shopped, the boys hiked & fished. The kids even had the rare opportunity to feed a sea turtle, sting rays & sharks.

Bryan and I took a trip to San Diego so I could participate with Team In Training in a ½ marathon. Caleb had two out of state wrestling camps. The kids and I took a trip to Texas to pickup Caleb from camp. The other wrestling camp was 50 miles west of St. Louis…what a long fricken drive that was. Bryan was working on the house so I had to tackle that drive alone. I drove to Branson, to Northeast Missouri & to Dallas Texas all within one month. That totally sucked!!

Ronan turned three on June 28th. We had his birthday celebration on July 3rd, shooting off plenty of “illegal” fireworks. The party was a hit with about 30 people in attendance. I still can’t believe my baby boy is three.

July is a birthday month -- Sherry, Dad, Bryan, Mom, Vicky & Grandma. We surprised my grandma with an 80th birthday party. 130 of her family & friends showed up to wish her a happy birthday.

Bryan’s dad and step-mom came to visit at the end of July. They were able to stay for a week, which allowed us to spend a lot of time with them. Unfortunately, the house was not completed yet.

First day of 3rd grade for Caleb, and both Gracie and Ronan started pre-school. We closed on the house on August 18th and moved in the following weekend.


San Diego June 2008

Grace @ Uncle Jeff's karate studio, Frisco TX

Cousin Layla & Caleb

Happy 3rd Birthday Rony

Lucie @ Grandma's house for Roan's Birthday

Lucie & Cissi

Lucie's friend Taylor & her mom Shaunna

Rocco, Layla & Roan

Friday, August 22, 2008

The Wunsch Bunch will be back soon...

as we are moving into our new home this weekend. We have done a lot these past few months, from vacations, birthdays & first day of school.

Saturday, May 3, 2008

Calgon...take me away!!

Selling, packing, closing, moving, screaming, smiling.

Well, we listed our house on April 8th, and we had a signed contract by April 16th. I figured the house would sell quickly…just not this soon. The closing is scheduled for May 16th, so we (mom & I) are in the middle of packing. Come next weekend we will be staying at mom’s house until approximately mid-June.

The new house is coming along. Bryan started painting (spraying) the outside today, the cabinets are in, the tile is “almost” ordered. According to Bryan, painting, tiling & decking are next on the agenda. He is really putting in long hours over there…missing all kids of family events like baseball games & practices, wrestling banquets, and just everyday kids things. The kids and I truly appreciate his sacrifice.

The kids and I…now that’s a whole other story. I think that we are both driving each other crazy. Bryan acts as a good foundation for the family, so when he is out of the house we seem to crack a bit. I also think it stems from the fact that we are packing (and have been for months). The house was only on the market for a week --- but we showed it over eight times. So, that in itself is stressful. Let me tell you, the house never looked better during that week…I thought we were living in a model home!! I just keep telling myself, this craziness will be over in a few weeks, and then finally some normalcy.

I love our front door!


Master bath cabinets

Saturday, April 12, 2008

All dogs go to Heaven!

Most of our friends and family had the privilege of meeting our family dog. Vega has been with us since she was only a few weeks old…she just turned 10 in March. Unfortunately, Vega was diagnosed with cancer about six months ago. At that time we were told that there was nothing we could do for her, and to enjoy our remaining time together. Vega quickly started to deteriorate and her tumor grew rapidly. On Tuesday April 8, 2008 we were forced to relieve Vega from her pain & suffering. It has been a very emotional week. You can tell that there is definitely something missing…a member of our family is now gone. Someday, we will get the kids another dog…but for now we will grieve. Wow, our next dog sure has big "paws" to fill. We love and miss you Vega

First Communion

Caleb made his First Communion last Saturday. We are all so proud of him for working so hard this year at his PSR (Parish School Religion) Class. For an eight year old he is terribly busy. Since July he has had a sports practice on Monday, Tuesday & Thursday evenings, as well as PSR on Wednesday. I certainly don’t remember being that busy when I was his age. Another tidbit about Caleb…he absolutely loves to read. He has a reading program at his school, and I am proud to say that he has the most points in the 2nd grade. He is approximately 50 points short of 500 points --- which has been his goal since the beginning of the school year. He is currently reading Moby Dick. Are you kidding me…I don’t remember reading Moby Dick at age 8. He is accomplishing so much and we couldn’t be more proud of him.

Caleb & Mema

Caleb & Aunt Vicky (God-mother)

Caleb with his best friend Tristen

New bike for his First Communion

Caleb & Grandma Lynda

Caleb & Pepa


The audio sucks...but isn't he adorable!!