Into the swing of things…..

28 10 2009

We are finally into the swing of things here.  It has taken us all a little time to get used to having another wonderful blessing in our home.  Ethan is very fussy, but we finally think we have a hold of it.  They are thinking he has reflux with no classic signs.  So all in all, it means we don’t know if that is what he has so lets try some meds and see if they work.  It seems to be working so that is good  🙂

School with the kids is going really well.  We are having some trouble trying to get in our Read Alouds (these are books that are longer in length that Dave or I have to read to them).  The problems we are having is that the books need the kids attention, so we need it to be quiet and calm…..well with a 2 month old and a  2 year old it isn’t always like that.  We are getting it all in with time, we have Dave doing some reading on Saturdays so that is helpful.

Isaac is going to have to patch his eye for 3 hours a day for the next 6 weeks. He is VERY unhappy about this.  He will do it but he isn’t wanting to.  He is reading like a champ!  It is so neat to have your little one reading to you 🙂 

Grace is doing great.  We start reading with her pretty soon.  She is still learning and reviewing sounds right now and is doing GREAT!  Her handwriting is amazing for only being  4 years old.

Owen is just sweet.  He is doing much better with potty training and we seem to have turned back to the road of success!  We are so happy about that !  He is just a beautiful little boy.

Ethan is a sweet and fussy baby.  We love him non the less and are happy that he is doing much better now 🙂  He is sleeping from about 8:30 ish til about 5:30 am  woo hoo for mommy 🙂  He is fully nursing still and we hope to continue until he is a year.

The other good things that are going on is that we are back to full meal planning (check out more under Stewardship and getting organized).  This frees up my afternoons to be with my kids or take a nap (the nap wins sometimes) 🙂  Getting out with 4 is becoming normal.  I am able to go to the grocery store and church by myself…..but will NEVER turn down help!  Also, I have learned to accept help at times 🙂

Well, blogging World, I have lots of posts in my head and I hope to get them out here soon!  One will be on meal planning, something lots of people have asked me to blog about and sleep training your little one.

Potty Training Troubles….

15 10 2009

Well, Owen is really having a hard time with Ethan coming into our family.  This is the first time we have ever had a child regress in potty training.  😦  We are sad about it, but we are learning new tips and things to do with a child that would rather pee in his pants and change HIMSELF!  He will take off his pants, tell you he peed and go get new underwear.

We have decided that he just wants our attention….so we have decided to ignore his accidents right now.  When he goes on the potty we  chear and give him stickers and hugs.  If he pees his pants we just ignore the behavior.  We don’t want to give into what he wants for naughty behavior….attention.

Now, I wouldn’t call it naughty behavior if your child is LEARNING!  Owen was already potty trained and is now choosing to disobey us as his mom and dad.  So, we will have to see how it goes.

Any ideas on what we should do would be helpful.  🙂 Thank you!

New Family Pics…..

14 10 2009
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Dave and His boys
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School Quote:

13 10 2009

Quote of the Day:

Dave is reading one of the books from our Sonlight K curriculum and there was one chapter left. 

Me: Dave if you want to stop I can finish the book at bedtime tonight

Dave: But I want to know what happens too. (He is at work at bedtime)

Me: ( I start to laugh) That is why I am in here nursing the baby, I want to know what happens too.

Isn’t it great that we are all excited about the books we are reading!