Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Beautiful Day!

It was a wonderful weather day today, in the mid 60's and sunny. I managed to get the yard all cleaned up and the swings ready for the kids. Also got some spring fever and washed curtains and tore apart strollers to clean them to get ready for the impending summer weather. I just cannot wait!

First Steps came and worked with Wyatt today. They are just amazed at his progress and meeting milestones. Lil man is a fighter, he will be ok, I am sure!

Other great news, Katie got her report card today, my lil smarty is now reading on a 6th grade level, 6th!!!! I am so proud of her!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Manners...are they no more?

Casey, my husband, had to work today, so, I got some courage and took all three kids with me to Meijers. Remarkably, it went extremely well! They were very well mannered and actually listened to me the entire time! My youngest has this way around the elderly, they all comment on her 'cuteness' which just tickles me. I did get a compliment today in checkout that made my day and reaffirmed that I must be doing something right with my parenting. A couple in their 50's were behind us in line. The male said "excuse me, I just wanted to let you know that your little girls are just adorable." I thanked him and he went on to say " it is nice to see that some children are still being raised with manners." I thanked him and beamed at my kids.

It made me ponder on the way home, why is it so remarkable for people to see children behave in public? I noticed at Meijer that there were so many little kids just running willy nilly throughout the aisles and parents not saying a word. I saw one little girl actually slap her mother when Mom grabbed her hand and told her "No, you can't climb onto the shelf." Mom let go of the girl and let her climb up the shelf to get her own fruit snacks.

I was raised that children are a reflection of their parents in most cases. There are exceptions, my oldest was on the autism spectrum and I know all about meltdowns that make others look at you like you are a bad parent or that you are beating your child, but, for the most part, there is no reason for your child NOT to have manners. My kids know to say excuse me, please and thank you. They know there is some sort of expectation of them to act civilly or there will be consequences. I am just amazed that things have changed so much from my own upbringing, maybe I am just a dinosaur for a mom...

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

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Isn't one ALWAYS sick?

Sigh.....the girls are sick...again!! Both have ear infections, cough and Katie, my five year old is still running a temp. I sure hope the baby doesn't get it! The are on 3 day Z-pak so it should kick it this time.The Clorox wipes and sani-hand gel is getting huge usage around here~!
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Saturday, March 6, 2010

Things are looking up!

Thinks are finally looking up at our end of the spectrum. Took the baby ( Wyatt) back to Riley for a followup appointment and things went awesome! He is no officially off the oxygen! Happy Days!! He is also gaining weight, a lil too much, he is now up to 14 lbs and 8 ozs! The Similac Neosure is definiely doing what it needs to. He is also making strides in his milestones and is cooing and smiling and even trying to roll over. Thank God for all the improvements he has made in the last two weeks!
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