Monday, September 21, 2009

Woooo Hoooo!

Today, Noah underwent yet another speech evaluation. He often times crosses his arms and doesn't want to do the whole thing. I was having him evaluated by the school system to see if he qualified for their speech therapy. I was greatly impressed by the results. Not only does he NOT qualify, the therapist said he is right on target!!! Great news!! We will continue with speech through the doc in order to improve the tough sounds but she felt he was doing just fine and even questioned his diagnosis. He has improved SO much in the last 6-8 months. I'm proud of our little guy and tickled pink . . . or should that be blue . . . What-Ever!!

Friday, September 18, 2009

"I'm NOT going to have fun"


Those are the words I heard as we drove away, leaving Erin to put Mya on the bus.
Here is what happened. You decide if he had fun at preschool!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

A Month of Firsts



Yesterday was Noah's first day of Preschool. Unfortunately, we had an eye dr. appt in the morning and did not make it home to grab the camera. He went straight to school. He did extremely well and loved it! No tears. Just a wave good bye. I'll grab some pictures on day two, tomorrow!
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Today is Mya's first bus ride TO school. She has ridden the bus to daycare but with the move, this is the first day they had her on the route. Had to grab pictures. Noah was less than happy that she left. :(

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Buddy Rose's Birthday


Not sure why or how she got that nick name but she did, probably due to her middle name being Rose. My dad called her Rosie for a bit. Now she is all grown up and off to college, enjoying a job and all that life has to offer. Happy Birthday Erin!
Please also note that our friends, the Bilbys, have gotten their daughter today in China. Check out THEIR BLOG.

Monday, September 14, 2009

One Big Day covered over with Another

Twenty nine years ago, I married my sweet heart. He is such a blessing to me--patient, forgiving, understanding, courageous (he did say yes to birth kids and then adoption!), fixer of all things (the kids call him Super Dad) and so much more. Happy Anniversary, Honey!


Six years later, we added our first daughter. She is talented, cute as a button, smart, married to a great guy. Happy birthday Carrie!

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Pre-K testing --Noah

The school district called today and they have an opening at 2 pm. I really don't know how Noah will do. He has been evaluated for speech so many times that he just plain refuses to participate. I sure hope they make it fun cuz I'm just not sure he will cooperate. I'm actually hoping he qualifies for school based speech as that would save us some money but he is on the border for ability. Guess we will find out. No time for boredom here. Always something!

Follow up: The "testing" went well. At one point, Noah did refuse to participate. Apparently he had had his fill. Fortunately the tester mentioned a reward at that time. It helped so they could complete the activities. Noah is pretty much on target for Kindergarten next year. He starts preschool next week. Such a big boy!

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

First Day of Kindergarten For Mya


THAT BACKPACK WAS LOADED!
It really was. 3 packs of crayons, 2 packs of markers, 2 bottles of glue, etc.
She was extremely excited to go. With afternoon Kindergarten, you have the morning to double check everything. You also have a child asking if it is time to go about a gazillion times.
No bus today. I drove her. Since we moved in during the summer, they need to create a stop for her. We'll have those pictures mid-Sept. By the way, Mya did her own hair. This is her pig tail look. Hope your first days of school went well!

Thursday, September 03, 2009

My Grandma Drives a 4 Wheeler

Did you think we were pulling your leg??

She also has a gold fish pond.


Daddy had to give us a ride too.

We each picked one of grandma's apples. They were sour but fun to pick!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Kindergarten Open House


It's that time of year again. Mya is going to Kindergarten next week and so glad of it. She is definitely ready. Can you see the excitement in her face??