Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Spring Ducks!

For Spring Break this year I adventured north to my Mom's house in Ferndale with the kids. Issac loves walking the dogs with Grandma Melanie & popped up in bed every morning looking for her.  It was good to get away and I'm thankful to my Mom & Aunt Nicole who took vacation time off work to spend with us.  Issac still had a rough cold so we mostly stayed in minus an adventure to Hovander Park & a coffee date with my old high school BFF I hadn't seen since graduation.  At the park, being early spring they only had a varitety of birds & some bunnies. Every bird was a duck. Turkey, goose or rooster didn't matter to Issac they were all "dux".  
 
 
Saturday we bought Issac a twin sized race car bed. We bought the twin in hopes we can get a few good years out of it.  He was excited from the second he saw it. I am happy that with a little effort from Tyler, Issac has slept every night in his own room!  This week Issac is learning where his fingers & toes are. He currently knows where the following body parts are: hair, eyes, nose, mouth, ears, shoulders, belly button, butt, peepee, hands & feet.  On Sunday we made a trip to Costco & bought Yogi Bear on blueray.  We have watched it everyday since: Issac says "YOGI PEAS" & neither of us can deny him :) 
Josie is growing and finally kicking the cold. I was pleased to receive a personal phone call from my pediatrician Tuesday since A Medical Center representative has been calling and insisting that I take Josie to a 4 plus hour consultation that included an examination by a neurologist, an occupational therapist, eye specialist and the list goes on. The kids Pediatrician agreed with us that Josie has been lumped in with other NICU babies who have long term problems & that Josie is developing just fine. She assured me that my gut was right & that such an examine would be a waste of everyone's time. (WOO HOO) I'm excited to take Josie in for her 4 month check up in 2 weeks & see how much she has grown.   
Tyler FINALLY got his car fixed Tuesday evening and had an MRI done this morning on his ankle.  We hope to get news early next week. Spring Classes started this week, I'm taking a community development course, the political theory of Human Rights & participating in an intership to wrap up my UW Tacoma expirence.  Busy busy. XOXO ~til next week!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Our First Blog!

Early this month I was introduced to a blog about the Staats family who lost their daughter to SIDS. It brought back a ton of emotions for me surrounding my brother Shawn's death in 1991.  However this blog also made me think about all the miles stones people miss out on.  People have become very political and emotional surrounding facebook posts, often things are blown up and have increased the differences among us.  My goal for this blog is to post every week or two about our family activities and miles stones reached.  I hope our family members enjoy the information & begin to feel more in touch with our children. 

This week is Spring Break, Leah finished her BA in Urban Studies & Spring Quarter will complete her minor in Human Rights. Graduation is June 10th & we're about to start counting the days.  Tyler is off work still due to his ankle injury, L & I is scheduled to review his claim today & we hope to proceed with a MRI to gain a full understanding of what the exact issue is.

We spent Friday making the rounds in Everett- by having coffee with Grandma Laura, attending Cousin Hannah's 2nd Birthday party & having dinner with the Wagesters.  Both kids have had a horrible cold since Saturday afternoon but spirits are high & smiles a plenty.  Issac has mastered the sounds of most animals & his vocabulary is growing each day. Last week I started to count to him to get him to behave, I said "one" & Issac yelled out "TWO"! I couldn't keep a straight face.  Josie has begun to rollover onto her sides but hasn't made the full flip yet. She is such a smiley baby with a cute lil giggle she reserves for her Momma.