Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Monday, April 26, 2010
Ms Silvia, she is the cuddler and enabler. Clayton knows that if he wants something or has a boo-boo of some sort Ms Silvia will fix his problem. She is the one that spoils him in the since that if he feels like staying up and doing art, reading, or singing while the others are trying to sleep.She is the one that when he falls and hurts his lip she sits with him and gives him all the TLC he needs until HE is ready to play again. She is the one that writes very detailed notes to us panicked parents telling us exactly what he ate, drank, how many times she changed his diapers, and how his overall day was. How do you tell this wonderful woman just how much she means to us.
Ms Judy, she is the spunky little lady that is yelling in excitement when Clayton enters the door. Judy is teaching Potato how to make friends.Everyday when he walks in she gives him a big hug after she calls his name loudly making sure all the other babies know he has arrived. Then in a rush you see about 10 babies running to the door to give hugs! At this point you don't give a damn about germs or whose nose is running because when I look down and see my baby boy returning the hugs with a huge teethy grin all other worries go out the door. Ms Judy is the Art expert. She helps Clayton develop is coloring skills and learning the letters of the alphabet.
One of the most incredible things about them is that they are teaching my child the word of God. They make sure to have children's Christian music on while they have free play and they teach them scripture. Well they teach them about Jesus and that he saved us. What more can a parent ask for?! I have put my trust in these ladies and so far they have not let me down.
This week is going to be a great week for them and Clayton. He will be able to make them happy not only with his smile but with tokens of friendship. I will blog about each day and how they react to each gift. Please make sure to read.
The letter of the week was E. His art was an elephant cut out.
The theme for the week was animals, Eve, Garden of Eden.
Clayton is best at playing outside. Duh!
He loved reading this week. I read somewhere that if you read to the mat least 20 minutes a day you are doing them wonders. I know that he understands practically everything we say because he is a pointer and nods yes and no when we ask him questions. This gives Mr and I confidence because he is not really saying a lot of words. He will do it when he is ready and every kid is on their own schedule no matter what your books say. He has been saying a few words this week and we could not be happier. Oggy(doggy), Kiddy-Kiddy(Kitty), Aunty or Gaggy(Aunt Claire), Deeedy(Daddy),Boo(then he pops out from behind something), and of course mastered Go-Go.He nods yes and no and sometimes we hear him say the words.
Bible verse- Proverbs 20:11
Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right.
Friday, April 23, 2010
I am on the search for a nice men’s watch for Mr. Not as easy as it seems. I have to admit that when it comes to the taste in clothes or jewelry I suffer. Thank God I am getting help in this area! Ok well here are my top picks.
They are all great watches but I am pretty sure I know which one I should get because it best suits Mr. Which one do you like?
I am always searching for cool gifts for Potato and these caught my eye!
Teach my baby learning kit
Tikes Swing Along Castle Climber. This will be small enough to have at our condo.
What I want/need! Same thing right….
Jeep Overland Jogger Stroller- Orange Grey
So many people are shocked that with our family being as techy as we are that we do not have one of these. We DON’T!
We were sort of living a parallel life. He had moved onto college and I was a senior in high school being an academic nerd. One day I was with another friend from high school and she needed to get gas and decided to go to the Sam's gas station. There he was! Not very romantic I know but who cares. He looked so cool, too cool to be working at a Sam's Club gas station. Of course I did not talk to him except for the polite "Hi!" from the inside of my friends truck. I completely ignored him because I surely wasn't talking to someone that looked like he was in his late twenties. That was soooo old.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
You have brought laughter, joy, tears, and growth into daddy and mommies world. The happiness that you give us each day makes us stronger. The day you were born God gave us the most beautiful and precious gift. The gift of unconditional love. No matter how little sleep we got, dirty diapers we changed, or how much you fussed at us; you were and still are our life's treasure.
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
I read this article today and I realize that I have heard everything or at least I feel like I have. Mr knows how to handle each situation but I take everything to heart and feel like somethings should not be said. I am finally getting guidance and developing a backbone when it comes to snippy moms that think they can do better! Please go check out this article!
Monday, April 19, 2010
I don't follow to many blogs because I am very new and love searching and reading about every ones life adventures. The following blogs have got me through the past few months and kept a smile on my face.
1.) Kristen at The Wilson's, this woman is true blue and full of incredible advise about life and babies. She has the cutest, fattest, hunk of chunk.
2.) Stephanie at Adventures of the Brummett Bunch, I joke and call this woman "SUPER MOM" but in all honesty I don't know how she is able to run after two beautiful twins girls, two preteen boys, and a hubby. I mean I would lose my mind!
Thanks again Gina!
Enjoy the reward and pass it on!
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Butterflies weekly calendar says that the theme for the week was Plants & Flowers and the letter was Qq!! What fun?!? First Corinthians 16:13 was the bible verse of the week. "Be on your guard; stand firm in faith; be men of courage; be strong. Butterflies is also working on a web site: www.Butterfliespreschools.com. It also tells you who is the student of the week and I can't wait until my Potato can tell them his favorite color, movie, pet, and movie.
Clayton's weekly progress notes told me that the thing he liked best was being back at school. I personally think that Ms Silvia and Ms Julie were lost without their Potato kisses! What he was really good at this week was playing outside. No kidding!
Mr and I are so happy that our little man is adjusting well to school. It has been such a blessing and Clayton is developing such a little personality and HAS FRIENDS! I can't wait to see how he does this week.
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Saturday was our departure day from San Antonio. Mr and I decided we would not leave until we absolutely had to because we wanted to get in more time with Richey. On our adventure list that day was Sea World, laying pool side, and then back to Lulu's Cafe for a cinnamon roll and great food.
We had entirely too much fun in Sea World and I was so busy that I did not take any pictures. "Shamoo" and his girl friend had a baby and we were able to see her debut!
I did get pictures of the dinner highlights!
Monday, April 12, 2010
It was a beautiful Friday morning and I just knew it was going to be nice and warm like it was on Thursday. Not the case! When we sat in the bleachers and the wind kicked up and the temperature dropped we were all huddled together. The graduation ceremony was beautiful. All of the flights of soldiers came out and lined up then the did a march of the state flags that represented the Airman's home state. Then they had an airplane solute, which Potato was very excited about.
I know this post was long but I have so much to share. Part III will come soon so please keep an eye out!
Sunday, April 11, 2010
These pictures are from the coin ceremony on Thursday morning. Which meant that they completed the graduation requirements and declaring them Airmen!
Sunday, April 4, 2010
Then we headed to the Smith house to see if the bunny had showed and he DID! Fried chicken, mac-n-cheese, and corn on the cob was for their Easter dinner. My mom always makes the best fried chicken!
There were so many pictures taken but not by me because for once I was the one in the picture. I could not help but try and get all the loving I could from my two beautiful nephews and the BEST Potato!
More to come......