Thursday, February 19, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday Gracie!

Little one, when you play
Don't you mind what they say

Let those eyes sparkle and shine

Never a tear

Baby of mine

Besides turning 3 today, which is a big deal all by itself, Grace is also starting preschool! If you had asked me even 6 months ago if I would send my child to preschool, much less public school, I would have said "nope!" But here we are. Grace will have some wonderful opportunities with the Goddard schools that she wouldn't otherwise. Her class size is 9 including her, and besides her teacher there are 3 paraprofessionals. She will be working with the speech therapist each day in some capacity, and the occupational therapist and physical therapist once a week each. If she is happy, she will attend every day. If it proves to be too tiring or she just doesn't adjust well (which I certainly don't anticipate), we'll re-evaluate. But I expect her to really shine with the example of other children her age. Yes, mommy is nervous but I'm ready. I want her to have every opportunity.

We are so proud of Grace. She loves to read & be read to, draw and 'write', take care of her baby, talk on the phone, help mommy with chores, dig in the sandbox, and boss Joshua around among other things. She is learning lots of new signs and can make most of the letter sounds when we ask her to. Speech is still her biggest developmental delay (very little delay in other areas) but we DO see improvement, a little at a time.

We think she is SOOOO beautiful. We realize we are not objective, but that does not affect our position on the matter. :)

Friday, February 13, 2009


I know they're not in season, but they were on sale! Joshua likes to eat them,

Grace likes to decorate with them.

Grace, repeat after me: "I will not put blueberries on the carpet or furniture. I will not put blueberries in any orifice but my mouth. I will not remove half-chewed blueberries from my mouth for any reason no matter how driven I feel to 'paint' with them. I will not sit on blueberries." I think that should just about cover it. Oh, except "Should I choose to violate these blueberry rules, I will not involve my little brother in my blueberry crimes."

Monday, February 2, 2009


REVISED Weekly Menu:

Saturday: Opened what was supposed to be hamburger to find....a ROAST! Instead of meatloaf we had breakfast burritos (eggs, cheese, bacon in a tortilla), which were a hit.
Sunday: I was sick. Sick sick sick. Paul fried up some burgers I guess, I couldn't care less. I saw the 100 yard touchdown, that's all I know.
Monday: The previously mentioned offending roast with potatoes and carrots, lovingly placed in the crock pot by mom. Thanks mom. It was great. Not so offensive when I don't have to cook it.
Tuesday: May try to resume the menu previously posted in some fashion, but with a better sense of humor as I am feeling slightly mocked by...don't know who. My own efforts to be organized?

I'm feeling much better but off to bed anyhow. Hope your week is going along more smoothly than mine!