Monday, March 29, 2010


Thursday was a busy busy day for the Doughan house. We had our tax appointment in the morning, Lilly had dance at noon, I had to register Lilly for preschool in the afternoon, and then we were off to Swea City to visit my family for the weekend.
I just can't believe that I am a mom of a preschooler now...and it didn't come at an easy task.

We decided that Covenant Kids was the best place for Lilly to go, along with just about every other family in Orange City (maybe I am exaggerating a bit) but you know what I mean. I had heard that people start standing in line THREE hours before the doors open for registration, so right away I thought, these people are CRAZY. So what do I do???? I ask my dear husband if he'd come home from work early and watch the kids so I could be a crazy mom and stand in line for THREE hours.

The school did put some guidelines in place this year. People could not park in the parking lot or in front of the school before 3:35pm. So I went at 2:30 and parked across the street facing the school so I could keep my eye on the door and the line (whenever it did start forming). I even brought some work to do and just hung out in my van for the afternoon.

At about 3:20 the chaos begun. I saw a gentlemen actually go into the school and then come back out while at the same time 2 more women parked it outside the front doors so I joined them. We were all standing there when the Principal came out and asked us to stand across the street until 3:45 (because that's when the grounds are pretty much cleared from kids getting out of school). So there we were, standing on the corner waiting for our ok to form our line in front of the school. Keep in mind that the doors actually didn't open until 4:30 and registration didn't begin for another hour after that.

When it was all said and done, I was the fourth person in line and I DID get Lilly into this, what seems to be, awesome school. I have no idea how many people ended up being there. I think about 40 which is the magic number. There were 20 spots open for the am session and 20 for the pm session.

So, come August Lilly will be attending preschool M-TH from 8:15-11:15 at Covenant Kids. We are so excited for this new adventure! Lilly's a bit more leery--she's scared of growing up. She just wants to remain Daddy's Little Princess.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Lilly is FOUR (Part 2)

I know, it's been waaaay too long since I have last posted. I could blame it on a lot of things: tax season, three kids, babysitting, just enjoying my family, but I am not going to. It's just been too long, sorry.

I am going to let the pictures do most of the talking. Enjoy!

Some of my friends
(They all received their own personalized birthday hats)

The Cake & Gift Table

Gift Ope
Having a Grand Time
Tucker got to sport Lilly's new hair bow-don't tell Adam I posted this :)
So there you go. Lilly's now 4 and loving every minute of it. I am going to be registering her for preschool next week, I just can't believe it.