Friday, November 20, 2009

Career Day

Today is Career Day at Caroline's school. She had a hard time deciding between being a veterinarian or an artist. She finally chose veterinarian. Here she is all ready for school this morning. She had a dog in her shirt pocket.

She was very happy with her outfit...good thing Josh and I were up last night scurrying through the house trying to figure out how to make her look like a veterinarian!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Caroline Reading

Here is a video of Caroline reading a book from school. The title of the book is Stop! Josh and I are very proud of her, she is doing a really good job at school. We are convinced that she is a genius! ;-)

The video quality is a bit sketchy. The dog was up in my face and at one point you can hear me giggle, that is because the dog put his nose in my armpit and well...I'm ticklish. Then Will enters the picture and stands right in front of the camera because he is giving me a card saying that he wants Fruit Loops.

Without further ado...Caroline reading!!

This is what happens when I go to the bathroom...

NO!! I am not going to tell you about that silly!!! But what Will does while I am in the bathroom. AHEM!
I come out of the bathroom to find this...
I round the corner to find this...
He thought he needed a snack and couldn't wait for Mom to come out of the bathroom. 2 minutes! That is all it takes for Will to turn into The Stitch!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Hubba Bubba!!

I have given Will a new name...Hubba Bubba!! That's because he gained 3 pounds in a month!! He is doing so well with his eating by mouth that we are now only tube feeding him one time a day (in the morning) and he is eating and drinking the rest of his calorie intake by himself.

He is a bit on the chunky side right now...

Gaining 3 pounds in a month is very exciting but not ideal, he needs to slow down. I never in a million years would have thought I would be saying that a year ago! We are hoping that within a few months we can cut out all tube feedings, won't that be exciting!! I think that we might have a party, not even kidding!! So we are monitoring his calorie intake and we will weigh him again in a month, if he has gained then we will decrease his tube feedings. If he loses a little weight it will be okay (since gaining 3 pounds in a month last month) and if he stays the same that is fine too.

I can not even tell you how excited Josh and I are about Will's new found eating habits. What a difference a year makes!!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Caroline's Bird Feeder

Caroline had a Girl Scout meeting on Monday. At the meeting they made pine cone bird feeders, you know, the kind where you smear peanut butter onto the pine cone and then the bird seed sticks to the peanut butter, yep that kind. Anyway, the girl was super pumped about her bird feeder and super pumped about hanging it in a tree when we got home. Well when we got home it was dark outside so we waited until the next day. We hung it up after everyone had gotten up that morning, so around 7am. It was still there at 7:50am when Will got on the bus. But by the time Caroline went to get on the bus at 8:45am it was gone!

When she got home from school I told her about how it was gone and she was sad. I told her that sometimes squirrels get greedy and take things without sharing with others. She was already making plans to make another one when we looked outside and it was back!! The squirrel brought it back and put it on a landscaping rock just under the tree that he had snatched it from. I promise that it was not there before, we would have seen it!! Caroline was so happy that the squirrel decided to share. But then before I could get the camera and take a picture of the pine cone on the landscaping rock, it was gone...again!

So that is the story of the pine cone bird feeder and the greedy squirrels that live in our yard! I am sure that Caroline will be making a new bird feeder this weekend.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Sisters Weekend

I spent last weekend with my sisters. We had a great time together. Leslie and I drove to Cincinnati and stayed with Marcea. It was a five and a half hour drive but it was worth every minute in the car.

We went to Ikea. If you have never been there, the upstairs is a showroom. They have rooms set up and you can walk through and look at all of their items in decorated rooms and then downstairs is the warehouse with all of the merchandise. Marcea had some fun in the kitchen...
And then she needed to take a phone call in her office...
We had fun being silly and laughing together. We did lots of shopping, lots of eating and lots of talking. But the best part was just being together.

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