Monday, January 25, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
*My mom and grandmother travelled down to California this week. They thought they were going to get warm. And they ended up in Oregon like rain.
*Logan continues to not answer when you ask how old he is. He is weirdly stubborn about stuff like that. Sometimes he says that he doesn't know...but I think it really means he doesn't care.
*Jacob and I now have to be very strict about reading at a specific time every night. We are going to get him reading. Some nights it is like I'm torturing him but I just have to remember it is good for him. Watching him have a hard time is one of the hardest things I do.
*My kids love to tell jokes but they don't really know many jokes. So they usually just make them up...so the jokes aren't always the best. Logan always tells the some one...Knock, knock...Who's there?...Orange...Orange who...Orange Pineapple.
*Tomorrow we are going to OMSI. I'm super excited...we are going to have so much fun.
*Next week I'm taking Ally to watch an OSU gymnastics meet. I think we will have a fun girls night, and I even think Grandma and GG might come along.
*This is boring. I promise I am going to work on writing something interesting this week.
Monday, January 18, 2010
Since the day you were born you have been such a light in my life. You love to see people smile. I think you know what you are doing when you are silly; you want people to laugh. I love your smile. I treasure your smile. I have a habit of taking life too seriously and you are always showing me that there is fun in everything.
You have also shown me that even though I have 2 children that have survived their toddler years, I am not an expert. You are your own person and I am not easily able to convince you to do anything. If you do something its usually because you have decided that it is time. I would just appreciate a clue as to when you will think it is time to be done with diapers. Just give me a date and I would be happy to know that an end is in sight.
You may have been born a "preemie," but now at 3 years old, you are a big boy. You are so tall. You are atleast half a head above other 3 year olds. And you are about to outgrow your 5 year old sister. I think you might be bigger than her by next year at this time.
I love you Logan and I love seeing you grow! Thank you for so much happiness!
Sunday, January 17, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
*Tonight Ally cried a lot! That's what I get for letting her stay up to watch American Idol. She cried when she bumped her cup on her tooth. And she cried when she spilled juice. I wonder if I cried that much when I was 5.
*American Idol has not been that interesting this week. I remember in the early days of Idol when watching the audition shows was really fun. Now I just want them to get to Hollywood.
*Jacob's spelling list has the word anemometer in the challenge section. I had to google it; I should have just asked Jacob. He knew...it measures wind speed.
*I went to my first Weight Watchers meeting last night. I'm excited and motivated right now. I cannot guarantee that my happiness about this will last.
*Tonight I put some old Pull Ups on Logan, from when Ally wore Pull Ups. These Pull Ups have princesses on them. So I told him since he isn't using the big boy potty, he is now a baby girl, wearing a baby girl diaper. He thought that was funny. I told him he would have a princess birthday and I would buy him make up. He did not think that was funny. He wants a boy birthday with choo choos. Is it sad that I am calling my son a girl to try to motivate him to potty train??
*Happy Birthday to my Mom tomorrow!!!
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Saturday, January 9, 2010
I wish that there was some magic I could use to pass this love on to Jacob. Struggling through learning to read with Jacob has been one of the most challenging things I have tackled. He tries so hard and it frustrates him when he isn't able to read perfectly.
One of the most important resolutions that I made this year was to work really hard with Jacob on his reading. This past week I can see how my effort really makes a difference in Jacob's success. I have found a small chapter book that him and I take turns reading out of every night. It isn't always easy to find this time but it is so important. We are really enjoying this and I hope this is the magic that I need to pass on my love of books.
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Maybe it was my pessimistic nature, but I have been waiting for a fish to die. I am not lucky with fish and I just knew it would happen.
Today was the day. Nemo is no longer with us. After Nemo was out of the tank and gone, it was time to tell the kids. Logan asked to see Nemo. I had to explain tht he was already gone. But he was pretty accepting. He would say Nemo died and is gone.
However Ally was heartbroken! Tears, tears and more tears came from Ally. She told me that we hadn't had Nemo very long. She cried that she missed Nemo so much!
Ally has finally calmed down. Time for bed. We loved you Nemo!
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Monday, January 4, 2010
It doesn't help that his little sister thinks its fun to try to spell with her brother. She sits and writes random letters while Jacob is spelling. She smiles and laughs and asks what we are going to spell next.
Tonight spelling time was hard. But we recovered, after some tears, and we read together. Reading was fun tonight. I am so thankful for fun books.
And while we were going through our spelling and reading time, Logan started a puzzle. We all helped him finish...but he really did most of it. He didn't need us. I was just trying to speed it up; it was bedtime. However once the puzzle was complete, we had to shut off all the lights...becuase this puzzle glows in the dark.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Today we decided to go check out the bowling alley near GG's house and make sure Logan really does love bowling. That was a really great way to spend our Sunday afternoon! And I think Logan may be a true bowler.
Back to work for me tomorrow. And back to school for the kids this week. The holidays are done for now. I plan to start keeping a log of my food and exercise tomorrow. I also intend to continue blogging regularly. I just want to make sure I write those things down so anyone reading this can hold me accountable.
Saturday, January 2, 2010
I hope everyone else's new year has been as wonderful as mine!