Thursday, September 30, 2010

Happy Birthday Michael

Today is Michael's first birthday. There is so much I want to say, but just don't have the time right now. Hopefully, before too long, I can write all that I want to say. In the meantime...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Hello September

Yep, more post slacking. I guess that is the new norm for me and this blog. It is just hard to keep up on this blog with everything that is going on in our lives. Benjamin and I took our trip to Disneyland and had a fabulous time!!! It was nice to be away just the two of us. However, once I got back I got really sick and he was still in California to take his class. Thank goodness for my parents, because they really helped me that week since I was a single mom and started back to school that week too. It was absolutely crazy, but we all managed to make it through and Benjamin got back safe and sound. Since then, I have started back teaching. It has been a pretty nice year so far. The new principal is very nice, so all is ok at work for me. BIG NEWS for my William - he started preschool. I can't tell you how well he is doing at preschool. I was a little worried since he has had some separation anxiety in the past, but that first day there were no tears at all, and basically Benjamin and I didn't even need to stay at all. We only stayed about 20 minutes, and I think I had a harder time with it that William did. Mikey is crazy cute. I can't believe his first birthday is at the end of the month. We took him to the Children's Hospital to his development evaluation. He was officially diagnosed with "Developmental Coordination Disorder". From what I have read, it is usually diagnosed with older kids, so I'm not sure how they can come up with the disorder with him so young, so my totally un-medical opinion is I'm not too sure I agree. The good thing is that he doesn't have some sort of disease or genetic problem. He is crawling, pulling up to stand (even though not solid at standing), and he can FINALLY sit on his own without falling back or to the side!!! That last one is a HUGE deal. He really has seemed to blossom in the past months and it almost hurts my heart to realize how fast this past year had gone. We don't plan on having any more kids, so this was my last baby phase. I am going to miss so many parts of having a baby. I can't believe how my boys are just growing and learning so much!!! Oh, and I got a new van - that I absolutely LOVE. We did have to trade in other 2 cars, but it was worth it. Benjamin got a 1990 Ford Escort, so now he has a beater car that will probably get better gas milage than the truck! So, I guess that catches you all up for now!

Here is a picture of Benjamin and I at Disneyland after our "A Walk in Walt's Footsteps" tour.

Willia's first day of Preschool!!!

Here is a picture of Michael at Children's Hospital while we were waiting to start.