Monday, December 28, 2009
Sunday, December 27, 2009
Stay tuned for Georgia Pics...
Saturday, December 26, 2009
After leaving my parent's house, I had to work until 11:00 on Christmas Eve. Chris took the kids to his parents' house. He had the fun times of getting them to bed on Christmas Eve by himself :) They were so excited and off the hook! Luckily they were sound asleep with visions of sugarplums dancing in their head by the time I made it home, around midnight. They must have been exhausted, because they slept until 7:15 Christmas morning! I had to wake them up so they could see what Santa had brought them! After playing with their toys for awhile, we packed up and headed to Georgia to celebrate Christmas at my other grandmother's house. Whew! What an exhausting few days.
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Kaylyn is up next. Hopefully we'll get the same good news. Fingers crossed for no glasses! Praying my kids don't inherit my bad eyesight!
P.S. Sorry this pic is not the best in the world. I forgot my camera so the only pics I have are compliments of my iPhone, whose battery was dying.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Her "Hearing Birthday" is actually the day she was activated, December 31, 2008. So on New Year's Eve, 2009, she will celebrate her first "hearing birthday." Here is a video from activation day, the first time she heard voices....
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
The kids are great. They're just getting ready for Christmas and getting more excited by the day. Darling Daughter has now started receiving texts to MY PHONE! It's pretty sad that I have to relay text messages to my 8 year old. And I'm just the meanest mother in the world because I won't let her have her own cell phone, because you know "all her friends have one." She also informed me tonight that she needed her own email address. Just another thing which earned me the Meanest Mommy Of The Year Award. Ohhh, I don't know what I'm going to do with that one....
Stay tuned for our annual 52 Family Christmas get-togethers.... I'm already tired!!! Pictures coming soon, I promise!!
Thursday, November 26, 2009
I am so blessed to have two healthy, happy, and beautiful kids! I am also thankful for my family, my health, my home, heat in my home, clothes to wear, food to eat, a job to go to, and the list goes on.... These are the things that are easily forgotten in our hustle-and-bustle, materialistic world of today. I hope everyone can take time today (and everyday) to be thankful for all the joys in their lives. Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving!
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
Oh! I almost forgot to add her Christmas request to this post.....a CELL PHONE! I hate to break it to her, but there is NO WAY she's getting a cell phone for Christmas! I told her Santa had a minimum age limit on those!
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Sunday, October 18, 2009
The McWane Center
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Anyway, on to the point of this post....
Both kids got their first report cards for the year last week. Kaylyn made straight A's and Luke had mostly S's (satisfactory), with a few P's (progressing), and one N (needs improvement). Kaylyn is so proud of herself. She works hard in school and we usually have no problem getting homework done in the evenings. Luke's areas which are progressing were: talking, paying attention, staying in his seat, and following directions. The one N he received was number recognition. These are all areas I knew he would have some trouble with. He's still getting into some trouble in school for not wanting to do his work in class, but he hasn't pinched anyone lately or stolen any fruit roll-ups! One thing has become more evident to me since school started...Luke will most likely go to Kindergarten again next year. It's a maturity thing. Luke can learn what he needs to know to go to first grade but he is a "young" Kindergartner since his birthday is the week before school starts and he's barely 5 years old. There are several kids in his class who have already turned 6 and this makes a big difference in elementary school. I think he would struggle through school in every grade if we don't let him repeat Kindergarten.
Kaylyn is loving her dance classes this year, even though the competition teams have stepped it up a notch! This year she has 3 hour classes instead of2 hours and there will be 3-4 competitions. During competition season she will have 2 3 hours classes per week. She wants to do a solo this year at the recital....we'll see....
Chloe is still progressing more and more everyday. She's learning new words and her babbling is mixed with words. She understands just about everything that is said to her and is following directions. She has also developed some major 2 year old attitude! Everything has to be done HER way! The wrath of her 2 year old temper will befall anyone who thinks differently!
I am trudging through my LAST semester and have a major case of "senioritis." I never thought I would have senioritis at the age of 31 years old, but I do! I'm just ready for December 10th to hurry up and get here so all of this will be OVER!
Chris is still in and out of Mobile. The job there is supposed to be finished by the end of November. Hopefully that will happen, but there will be other traveling jobs to come. Who knows where...Oh well, he has a job and we are thankful!
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Saturday night we went to eat at Margaritaville. Had some good food, listened to some good music, and were entertained by some pirates on stilts. After dinner we went back to Tootsie's and hung out for the rest of the night.