After First Grade poetry night, we went to Dairy Queen for a treat. We ordered and Juliana turned around to one of her classmates and asked if she could please, please, please eat her ice cream with Donnie (name changed). While I waited off to the side for our ice cream she stood with . . . → Read More: I Didn’t Expect the Flirting to Start So Early
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)
Yesterday was another busy Saturday, I planned to spend the morning with the boys and the afternoon with Juliana at a birthday party. Scott had National Guard this weekend, so my mom was swapping places with me at 1:00 and staying with the boys for the afternoon. I gave the boys some time to play . . . → Read More: A Quick Haircut Makes Such a Difference
There is no doubt that Juliana loves her brothers. She doesn’t see them in the morning before school since she leaves before they are up, and she is always excited to see them when they come home. She wants to play with them and help them and she genuinely cares about them. They are . . . → Read More: 6 going on 16
This is Juliana on her first trip to Kennywood – she was 10 months old. Those 2 little teeth, they are gone and have been replaced by big teeth.
She spent most of the day riding around in her stroller enthralled with the sounds and activity all around her. She only went on . . . → Read More: Who is this Big Kid
Newborns are helpless when you bring them home from the hospital. We set Juliana in a bouncy sea and stared at her. Now what? She was dependent on us for everything and we were scared that we would mess up. I didn’t realize that was this easy phase when all that mattered was food, sleep, . . . → Read More: Shouldn’t Parenting Get Easier
An October birthday equaled three full years of preschool for Juliana, it seemed like she was in preschool forever (half of her life to this point). This last year of preschool was much of the same – same classroom, same teachers (with the exception of her beloved Ms Moran, Juliana still tells me that . . . → Read More: Growing Up and New Beginnings
I sat at the table with Wyatt while he was eating his snack. I blinked and he suddenly looked so big. Bigger than he did before his nap. How do they change so quickly?
Tuesday afternoon the Toys R Us Big Toy Book came in the mail. When I was hit hard with a migraine that evening I needed a way to get Juliana to go to bed without my involvement. So I sent her to bed with the catalog and told her to find toys to add . . . → Read More: Dear Santa
Sometimes I look at her and I am amazed at how quickly she is changing and growing up.
She plays by herself for longer stretches of time – emerging from her craft table with fabulous masterpieces – or appearing in fantastic dress-up attire – or sitting quietly playing her leapster.
She is watching . . . → Read More: My (little bit) Big Girl