Another year, another Father’s Day photo shoot. These year over year comparisons of the 3 of them amaze me – they change so much each year – especially the boys. They changed from toddlers to kids this year (2011, 2012). Happy Father’s Day to my two favorite Dad’s – Scott and my Dad!
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Last Friday my mom offered to keep both of the boys at her house for the night. For the first time since they were born, I went to sleep without my usual stop in their room to check on a little boy or two. It’s been over 4 years since we went to sleep with . . . → Read More: A Glimpse of What Might Have Been
If Juliana is sitting still, it’s probably because she is busy with an art project. She keeps a pencil box in her backpack -inside she carries the supplies for her latest art project so she can create on the bus. The pencil box currently holds puppet making supplies – she figured out how to make . . . → Read More: The Artist
The boys have had their well visits at the same time since the first appointment when they were 7 days old. 1, 2, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 18, 24, 30, 36 months old – 12 well visits together.
Our pediatrician shifted the pre-K appointment to age 4 and it is a double-appointment with . . . → Read More: Ruslan and Wyatt 4.0
Ah, Mother’s Day. The children are pleasant and spend the day with their father while the mother sleeps in, goes to brunch with friends, and has a relaxing day. Oh…that’s just folklore?
Don’t get me wrong, Mother’s Day did not go unrecognized. The children brought home projects and cards from school and Scott sent . . . → Read More: Get Your Corn Dog Stick Out of Your Sister’s Ear!
Both boys talk so much now. They have a lot to tell me and each other and they have started imagination play where their stuffed animals talk to each other – there is a constant stream of words flowing at our house.
It is a lot of fun to watch them and I love . . . → Read More: Random Ruslan and Wyatt
I had all sorts of ideas for the boys’ birthday cake and I finally decided on a construction themed cake. I found mini construction vehicles and had plans to destroy a perfectly good chocolate cake. I made a basic cake, ripped a crater in half of it, and frosted the rest. Then I positioned the . . . → Read More: If You Make a Construction Cake
Tuesday was Wyatt’s first day of preschool! Last week and over the weekend people kept asking him if he was excited about starting preschool. He would nod his head but in typical Wyatt fashion there was no great enthusiasm.
Tuesday morning he didn’t kick and scream when it was time to get dressed and . . . → Read More: Wyatt’s First Day of Preschool
I didn’t want to be the parent who refused to believe that their child might need a little help. I didn’t want to wait until it was time for Kindergarten to realize that he wasn’t ready. I didn’t want to fail him as his mother.
I believe that one of my responsibilities as a . . . → Read More: Assessment, Evaluation, an IEP and Progress (Finally)
The winter has been long and last weekend we had a glimpse of spring – a few days of sunshine and warm temperatures. My kids need outside time and in the winter they are stuck inside too much. Once spring arrives they will spend hours each day outside. Until then I planned to make . . . → Read More: We Pet an Elephant and Other Outside Fun