Kaitlyn loves books and I’ll often find her “reading” them to herself.
Month: January 2016
Daddy went to Atlanta and brought everybody back GaTech shirts.
(Truthfully Kaitlyn’s was a little big so this is one of Alex’s when he was younger.)
Alex found my old electronic battleship game the last time we were at Gram’s, but the batteries had been left in the game and rusted. We brought it home with us and Wade replaced the battery holder. Alex and I tested it tonight.
Red Jeep had a run in with a tree shortly after we moved into this house. Today the repairs were made. Teague was ecstatic!
Kaitlyn couldn’t get enough of riding in red jeep.
She wanted to share a snack with her baby.
This boy loves his chocolate chip pie. (And I do too!)
Notice anything? That tape is holding together broken glasses. That’s the third broken pair since the end of October.
Teague has been struggling with his pencil grasp and his writing. Now we practice every afternoon (on top of his practice at school) and I’m starting to see some real improvement.
She was determined to sit in the big chair just like Teague (without even a booster).
We’ve been around the world with speech evaluations for Teague. He’s always been more difficult to understand than Alex (who enunciated extremely well from day one). Teague’s preschool did a free screening and Teague’s speech was noted as a concern. We decided to go through the public schools for potential services. This required another screening and then an evaluation. It was finally determined that Teague doesn’t have enough of a problem to qualify for an IEP, but they did offer him services. He goes once a week to work on his “s” blends. It was determined his other problem sounds fall within development guidelines.
My helpers on trash day (especially when Wade is out of town).
After swim class:
I was told they are “making.”
After taking pictures from the other side of the counter I went to get a second spoon. Then I realized Kaitlyn wasn’t standing in her chair at all, but had climbed up into a drawer to get closer to the action. This child will be the death of me!
Birthday invitations finally arrived!!
Kaitlyn still loves her loveys, but I’m starting to see some definite attachment to this particular blanket.
I have wanted a kids’ art wall for years. Our last house had the perfect place, but we moved before we could really tackle the project. This house has a perfect empty wall in our playroom. I bought the frames before Christmas and Wade filled them with cork and got them hung on the wall last week. Now I just need to find the “right” pushpins and the kids’ art work can fill the frames!
I was later informed they were fighting zombies from Fort Sinister (The location at least is from a book we are reading together. The zombies are from who knows where….)
She’s so desperate to join in with the crazy noises she hears her brothers making outside.
The latest in tandem sliding.
Fort building – every day.
Child labor all in the name of cheese dip.
We haven’t seen that sneaky nap in quite a long long time.
(or any nap at all for Teague)
Some days waking up from a nap is a little rough.
Alex had library at school yesterday and leaves the books at home for the entire week. These guys love the latest books he brought home. They couldn’t wait to finish their snack so they could look at the book.
The boys begged for a bubble bath tonight.
(Showers are so easy and much less messy.)
Kaitlyn got in a little sledding accident today. Thankfully it wasn’t too bad and she was giggling down the next run.
I can’t imagine where she gets this from…
Alex’s school had an art show fundraiser tonight (Genius in my opinion). Every child had framed art work for sale. Who would say no?
The dreaded flossing.
Do you see the awe on all three faces? Wade got some kind of crazy converter that lets old school Nintendos (we own them all) be played on new TVs and look somewhat decent. He’s introducing the boys to old favorites.
It turns out Kaitlyn loves dinosaurs too.
I am starting to have trouble letting Kaitlyn finish her naps in the afternoons. We currently have one activity that almost always means I have to wake her before she is ready and next week we’ll add another to our schedule. It’s no fun being the third.
Teague has the cutest phrase for tears – “cry water.” Any time there happen to be tears and he has been wearing his glasses, he’ll come to me and ask me to clean off the “cry water.” The picture below has tears, but from a nap, not sadness!
Everybody had today off school so they built a fort in the kitchen – perfect.
This picture needs a sound track. I had no idea Alex and Teague were going to sing when I lit the candle.
(They didn’t last night.)
Birthday party for a best friend!
The kids and I drove to Milwaukee today for Riley’s birthday party. There were games in the gym, but my favorite were the games Nicki had out in the common area. Hilarious!
The kids were super excited to start celebrating Wade’s birthday a day early.
Wade knows how to liven up Saturday mornings.
The snow is definitely melting, but today one of the Moms brought sleds to our after school playdate! The boys loved it!
Notice anything? He’s now broken a second pair of glasses since the end of October.
(Actually Teague should get full credit for breaking this pair, but Alex has a horrible track record in general with glasses.)