Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ugh with a big huge capital U.

So much has happened the last two months I don't even know where to start! I have had this post saved for so long, editing/adding/deleting.

Ben — growing up so quickly. He is an excellent counter, can identify letters and is starting to put them together into wee words. He has always quite the memory (I call him my little elephant) but it's sure showing now. Songs, sayings, even clips from his movies — we hear it all! He is in swimming lessons again, repeating his last level as it had been quite a while since his last set, but loving it. One more to go. We have had a private tour of his new elementary school where he will be going to kindergarten full-time in the fall. They are so nice there, introducing him to everyone they met, seeing all the classes.. he is so excited for school! He will be going to a day summer camp here in town, for 5 days in the late afternoon, all Toy Story themed! It's put on by a local church, has a HUGE turn-out (last year was 400 kids) so I know he's gonna love it. Haven't told him yet!

Daisy — our little spit fire, learning her independence (aka stubbornness!). She is talking up a storm, full sentences, and will try to repeat everything. She says "I love you" now (been working on this for a while!) She's doing great potty training, going pee quite often, waking up dry quite a bit, actually pooped on it today for the first time! She is so in love with her baby brother, it's awesome. I was going to try to register her for something this summer, but not sure yet.

Jack — 6.5 months old! He's got two teeth, waiting for more wee teeth buds to show up. He's got great strength, rolling over and able to hold himself in a sitting position for quite a while. He's always got smiles and giggles for his brother & sister, his non-stop entertainment, and he loves to cuddle and hug. His sleeping routine seems to come and go, was good for a while, and then back to the way it was, but I know it could be a lot worse! He's still tiny, just 15 pounds, but healthy. Doctor isn't concerned as he is growing & gaining, just at his own rate. The other kids at this age were pounds heavier. Bonus of having a tiny baby — the clothes fit longer!!

Mike — laid off again, for the third time this year. He would still have a job, if we could afford to just sit around and wait for work to pick up, but that's not the case. Last one hired, first one to go typically. He has been busy around the yard though (aerating, sanding, built an awesome sandbox for the kids) and various things in the shop.

As far as myself goes, when I wasn't being mama, I was working on Delish Magazine! I call it my fourth child ;)

Delish is a free-to-the-reader online publication for women. It shares a credo with the three of us, and that’s “Live like you mean it.” We’re not teenagers, we’re definitely not cougars, we know our own minds and we’re comfortable in our own skin. With that in mind, Delish will focus on what’s real, what’s useful and what’s beautiful.

All in all, we are happy & healthy, the main things.. right?!?