Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Jonathans first week of PRESCHOOL!

Jonathans first day with his new elmo backpack he picked out!

Can you believe it, the first day of preschool?! I remember when I prayed for him to make it till the next day! Oh my little man is growing up! So the first day went very well for him and I did alright of course I cried but I controlled myself.
We checked out the other kids, seen his coat rack with his name on it, and talked with his teacher Miss Ashley! When I got home it was just me and Leah, I was lost. My routine was gone to some degree but it was nice to have some one on one time with Leah. I think she was wondering where her brother went because she kept crawling around the living room a bit confused. When one o'clock came rolling around I was so eager to see my boy and there he was sleeping, I had to do a double take because my boy sleeping thats a miracle! So we woke him up and he was happy as could be. We said bye to the kids and I couldn't stop kissing him, I missed him so much. The next day was harder for him and me! He was happy walking into the school however when the teacher came to get him he started crying and had a little blue spell. He is so darn smart he understood that this was the place I dropped him off! So we tried to reassure him and I stayed for a bit but when I was leaving he started crying. I knew I had to just go but it was so darn hard! When I picked him up the report was great! He settled down and then had fun in the swing and hitting the toys. He LOVES circle time and Miss Ashley said he is making choices with his eyes on what songs he wants to hear so I was really happy about that! He did great all in all and he loves school so far!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

10 months old!

O.k could someone please tell me where the pause button is! Leah is growing up way to fast! Its sad really, when you have a special needs child you get to enjoy each milestone for awhile but with Leah once she masters something shes on to something else!

She is pulling up everywhere, its so scary. I don't want her to fall and hurt herself but i also know this is part of her learning so she has fallen and no tears just gets up and does it again! I swear my hair is getting grayer by the minute!
She dances, its very cute I must say. I really want to get her into a tumbling class she would rock it out there! I just caught on that when she poo's I usually say pee you and hold my nose well 8 out of 10 times when she goes number 2 she says pooh its awesome, thinking I'll have to get a potty chair for her 1st birthday and if we are lucky she can be potty trained before 18 months, just some wishful thinking:-) She is eating great but not really gaining guess she will be skinny minnie like I WAS! She is getting some beautiful hair in a very sandy blonde. And yes she still is temperamental boy its her way or no way and she screams, LOUD! So different to a little boy that you can barely hear, but Jonathan does laugh when she cries which now makes her more upset. I can see battles ahead and me having to give a little since I am very hard headed! Overall she is sweet, loves the camera, and can fool anyone into thinking she is a quiet happy baby all the time, she gets them every time!!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Being silly and renaissance festival

WE went into a costume place to look at costumes and ended up making everyone laugh in the place with having the kids try on different masks. It was a riot my daughter loves the camera and being silly and Jonathan loves seeing people laugh. I think we spent a good 2 hours in this place we had so much fun!

We went to the renaissance festival in holly which we do every year! It was fun. Jonathan loves watching the jousting and Leah loved seeing the ladies dance and sing! We had a group of girls dance with all their attire just for Leah it was great she laughed and danced right along!
They had a petting farm and both kids loved that, I have never known a kid to love animals as much as Jonathan does. Its great maybe he will be a veterinarian some day:) They also had a playscape and the kids liked the slide, who doesn't!
They both had fun going down every time we would get ready to walk away poor Jon would give us his boo boo lip and pout, we'd say o.k one more time and he would be all smiles, I love this kid!


Our trip to Virginia was nice, very warm but nice!Leah and I flew and my dad, brother and Jonathan drove. We stayed for a week and did a lot. beforeafter
Jonathan got a haircut on the military base at Quantico he liked seeing all the guys in uniform getting their haircut and felt like such a big boy sitting next to them however when the lady buzzed his hair in the back he wasn't going for that, I think the back of his head is sensitive. We did a lot of shopping on base its cheaper and there is no tax so I had to take advantage of that. We went to the arcade almost everyday since my aunt and uncle live so close the boys went go carting while I LOVED the batting cages!! The kids were great the whole week I was very impressed since I had to take them by myself everyday my brother did come with me but he likes video games so he didn't help unless it was convenient for him but thats o.k we managed. We tried sushi for the first time minus raw fish since I am still nursing and it wasn't so bad. Had a few krispy cremes which is really bad (fattening wise)! We also went to Kings Dominion that was so fun it was really nice at night with the lights and music both kids really enjoyed that!
It was a nice visit since my aunt and uncle haven't seen Jonathan in a year and hearing how much he had progressed since the last time they seen him made me feel real good because sometimes I forget how far Jonathan has come! And this was their first visit with Leah, oh is she a trip! She is very hard headed and wants everything her way! She would only go to my uncle if he would tell her he was going to see the doggie otherwise forget it she wanted mama! So know we are trying to squeeze everything in before summer is really over!