Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
12.22.09 - Andrew just loves his Bongo. I was playing with a new lighting trick with my camera and what better creature in our house to have hearts next to than Bongo. I think he may be the most loved monkey ever. (Andrew even has hearts on his eyes - this new trick is just way to cool!)
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
12.15.09 - I got an early Christmas present today from my parents. Well a forced early present because I just couldn't wait. I LOVE this necklace and the saying is just perfect. When Blake said are you going to have Andrew start calling you mama again? I said "Okay I guess I should have put Mommy on there but I was Mama before I was Mommy." I didn't say this but pretty soon I'll be Mom. :( So, I'm sticking to my Mama!
Monday, December 14, 2009
12.14.09 - Little Miss Kenleigh is having open heart surgery today. After I drop Andrew off I am taking her and her husband Starbucks (that hospital coffee is awful) while they wait for her surgery to be over. I'm at a loss as to what I can do to help out so this is all I could come up with. To just be there.
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
12.10.09 - Andrew saw Santa today! A bit overwhelmed with all of it and ended up being a little shy. (That is so NOT like Andrew.) He got on his lap and told him what he wanted and posed for the picture but as everyone kept asking him questions and he got more attention he started to shut down. :-) We were the ONLY ones there visiting Santa at the time. :-)
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Monday, December 7, 2009
12.7.09- This was how cold it was on the way to school this morning and 4 hours later it was 6 degrees. YIKES!! I'm used to the the cold but not *this* cold. This is like Alaska cold. LOL I can't even imagine how cold it gets up there. We are supposed to get back into the 40's in a few days. It's a heat wave!
Saturday, December 5, 2009
Friday, December 4, 2009
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Monday, November 30, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
11.28.09 - I put the big tree up in the front room today. That thing sure does take a long time but I love looking at it. It's so bright and cheery. It does seem to go through the ceiling though!! maybe one year we'll by a new tree for the front room but it just never seems to be the right time. :)
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
11.21.09 - We attended the tree lighting ceremony and Santa visit at Southlands. This year was so organized and they had much more than usual. There was a DJ and marching band, float, dancers, entertainers and of course Santa himself came riding up on an old fashioned fire truck. Okay, I'm completely ready for Christmas now!
11.20.09 - Andrew got a new Wii game today from Auntie for his birthday. She was a little late in getting it out to him, she thought she may see us at Disneyland but it didn't work out. :( He was very excited to get a birthday gift a few weeks late!! It's Toy Story Mania - and is just like the ride we rode at California Adventure that he loved so much.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
11.18.09- I was browsing through Barnes and Nobles and came across these little books. I've heard they were a lot of fun so I thought I'd give them a try. Andrew loves work books and learning new things. These are a bit different and more interactive. He got home from school and tore into them and didn't want to stop answer questions to go to the park. Yep, these are going to come in handy this winter!
11.17.09 - Today is Blake's 34th Birthday!! He got home today from a 3 day trip so we had his favorite dinner ready for him (lasagna), gifts and a yummy coldstone cake. I got him some new pajamas and shirts and Andrew drew him a picture of him and Daddy and I got a frame from Halmark that has "my little masterpiece" engraved on the front.
11.16.09 - Today Miss Kenleigh had to have surgery to fix her heart. They were trying to do it via a catheter to avoid open heart surgery but we did find out she was just too small for the catheter. They were able to get a better look at her heart by going down her esophagus. The good news is that her pulmonary hyper tension isn't as bad as they had originally thought. She does have 4 holes in heart though. My friend will find out more this the next week but they are planning on doing the next surgery the early part of December. The one thing I do know is that Kenleigh is a strong little girl and a fighter.
11.14.09 - I was part of a vendor fair today and I really wasn't sure what to expect. I didn't book any sessions but I didn't really expect too since the weather is starting to get so bad and most people like outdoor photos. I did meet about three potential clients who seemed very interested and I got exposure. So, hey that is good for me!
11.12.09 - Andrew had his first dental appointment today! After he was calmed down by reassuring him he was not getting a shot he actually enjoyed it. We went to a pediatric dentist which makes all the difference in the world. He played video games while we waited to be called back and then after his cleaning he got to pick two toys for behaving so well. Then he played video games while we waited for the consult from the dentist. He doesn't have any cavities but has a couple areas with plaque so we need to brush with some fluoride at night and then start flossing each night as well.
11.11.09 - We had Andrew's parent teacher conference today and we have never been so proud of him! Upon sitting down they describe him as"EXUBERANT! He is so enthusiastic in class and full of joy. He does however need to work on staying in his space and not be so touchy with his friends. Apparently, he hugged and kissed the most reserved boy in class one day and it didn't go over so well. So, we are now working on him keeping to himself more at school. :)
Academically he is one of the top students in the class. They do an assessment test with numbers, letters, etc. He was one of the only kids to do a few items and the only child in the class to do one item. Which was sounding out all letters in a word. So, he is right on the cusp of reading.
They also told us he stays on task. For example, other kids at the table may be getting distracted and playing but he continues to do and finish his work. He also is very proud of his work. Everyday they come in and practice writing their name 3 times. Most kids do that and then go off running to play. He makes sure he shows the teacher he is finished and then goes and plays. He also participates in class discussions and lessons.
Again, we are so proud of you Andrew!!