Thursday, March 17, 2011

Recent Happenings

Well, things have certainly been busy around here the past few weeks! We FINALLY go to take the kids to Disney World!!! This is something we've wanted to do since Jared was first born. It was such a wonderful trip filled with amazing memories. I'm so thankful we had the opportunity to go! We also got to go to SeaWorld - not the best experience after being spoiled rotten at Disney, but the kids loved it. It seemed to take a few days after we got back to recover - lol!! We tried to get to the parks as soon as they opened each day and stay as long as the kids held up - made for some long (but awesome) days! Levi did amazingly well, considering he's accustomed to having 2 good naps a day. While we were there, his naps were taken in the stroller or the Baby Bjorn - definitely not ideal napping locals, but overall he did really well. We got to do so much in those 4 days, it's almost overwhelming to think of it! Now when I see Disney commercials, I get kinda sad, and miss it - lol!! Michael and I both agreed that in addition to taking the kids again, we'd love to go back just the two of us sometime!

Levi is growing by leaps and bounds! His latest tricks are giving "high five" and clapping his hands - both incredibly cute!! He is crawling all over the place and pulling himself up on things. He loves to eat paper - lol!! Gotta watch that one! I love to just listen to him "talk" and squeal - he makes the best noises! I'm so so thankful God blessed us with him. He has brought so much joy to our family. He is precious!

Jared is truckin along in 2nd grade. We'll be done in 8 weeks - praise the LORD!!!! I believe May 13th will be our final day. Definitely not wanting to wish the time away, but at the same time we're looking forward to summer!! He cut his head open this past Sunday, and I had to take him to the ER...I'm trying to figure out why my kids always decide to do things like this when Michael is at Battle Assembly - lol!! (When Laynie needed stitches last year, it was a B.A. weekend!) Thankfully he didn't need stitches -they were able to use Dermabond. I was extremely relieved. Jared can get very worked up (borderline hysterical) when he's scared of something and he was very scared at the prospect of having to have stitches. (No matter how much I assured him that he would be completely numb and wouldn't feel a thing.) Shew!

Laynie is my little princess, as usual! Such a sweetie - I'm so thankful to have a little girl! We got to have a girls' day out today - so much fun!! We've decided to wait one more year to have her start Kindergarten. (Our original plan was to start her this coming up school year.) We just don't feel she's ready. Plus, since her birthday isn't until the very end of May, that would put her as always being one of the youngest kids in her class. (Should she ever be in a Christian school.) We've never wanted to put our kids at a disadvantage due to age - we'd definitely rather err on the side of them being the most mature kid in their age group/class rather than the youngest/most immature. I always felt that Jared was MORE than ready, academically to start Kindergarten a full year earlier than we did, but we just didn't want to push him. Plus the earlier we start them, the earlier they finish and leave for college!! :( I'd like to put that off as long as possible - lol!! Anyhow...I am going to order some of the A Beka curriculum (phonics, numbers, etc.) and she and I will do a more formal pre-K next year, then the year after that we'll get her the Kindergarten videos.

Well goodness, that was a ramble!! If you read all of this, you deserve a medal! :) Hope all is well with everyone! Have a wonderful day!

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