Sunday, January 18, 2009

Dear Kids Sunday

Sunday January 18, 2009

Dear Baby Girl and Baby Boy -
It's been somewhat of a tough week. Last weekend Isaac got sick. I thought he was improving come Sunday night and we ended up going to dance class on Monday. Ryleigh - you hadn't been to dance class since before Christmas, so you were excited to go. But, come Monday afternoon and Monday night Isaac, you really were not doing well. I ended up taking both of you in to see Dr. Miller first thing Tuesday morning. Thank goodness I did. It turns out that Isaac, you had bronchitis AND an ear infection. Poor little guy. :( You seem to get everything going. It's been one thing right after another - especially since fall. Ryleigh, you checked out fine - you just have a hasn't gone into your lungs like your brother's. Thank goodness! So, we spent the rest of the day Tuesday and Wednesday just recovering. Thursday Ryleigh went back to school even though she was still a little congested and had a runny nose. You really wanted to go back to school. Especially when I told you that it was 'Children of the World' day and you would be 'visiting' Italy. When I picked you up from shool you were in good spirits - like you always are when I pick you up from school. I asked you what you had done at school and you told me that I would have to wait until we got home to see. I couldn't wait! We got home and you reached into your little school bag and pulled out a paper plate covered in red construction paper, yellow yarn, brown and red pom poms, and white buttons. I said 'OH! You made some spaghetti and meatballs!' But, you promptly informed me that it was NOT spaghetti and meatballs - it was a PIZZA! Of could I be so silly?!?!? By Friday you were both feeling quite a bit better and were pretty much back to your normal selves. And its a good thing because Friday was a busy day! Friday morning Shelly and Chloe came over so that Shelly and I could try to get some scrapbooking done while you guys played with Chloe. You all had a good time and for the most part you did a very good job sharing. Poor Isaac, don't stand a chance with those 2 girls around! Everything you touched one of them took away. Good thing you're so laid back and you take everything in stride. I guess you'll be good at sharing....since you don't have much of a choice with an older sister who is NOT good at sharing. Friday afternoon Andrea and Jonah came over to visit and play. We all had a good time and it was nice for Isaac to have another little boy close to his age to play with. Not to mention that Mommy appreciated having adult company for the day. :) Saturday morning we went grocery shopping and then headed over to Justin and Shelly's for the afternoon and evening. Once again, you guys had fun playing with 'Baby Chloe'. Its always fun to play at other people's houses with all the new and different toys! Isaac, you're quite a handful at other people's houses, tho. Wherever we go, no place seems to be 'Isaac-proof'. You get into cupboards, climb chairs, take things out of people's bath name it. You keep us on our toes, for sure! And here it is Sunday again...we didn't do much today...hung out around the house. Ryleigh you were complaining of a belly ache this afternoon...saying you felt like you were going to throw up. You never did and ended up falling asleep on the couch for an hour or so and you've been fine ever since. I sure do hope we haven't brought home the flu again! That was NO fun! I love you kiddos!

Ryleigh: this is a 'city' that you built with blocks one night this week - you didn't want to pick it up at bed time, so we convinced you to take a picture of it and then we could pick it up. :)

Isaac and Jonah playing under my sewing table:

Hugs and Kisses!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Dear Kids Sunday it is Sunday again ALREADY. And guess what....I have nothing prepared for this week's Dear Kid Sunday. So...turns out I'm really bad at this (yes, I am aware that I missed last week too). The past week was kind of a 'catch up' week where Josh went back to work and I tried to get caught up on business stuff and housework and tried to get the kids back on schedule. I know...bad excuse...sorry kids! I do have a few memories and random thoughts that I'd like to 'jot' down, however...

Sunday January 11, 2009

Dear Ry and I -

I'm sorry kiddos...I'm really not good at this - I forgot to write down our weeks adventures once again. But, we had a good week...mostly. Ryleigh, you've been such a good girl lately - being polite, trying really hard to be nice to your brother, and listening to Mommy and Daddy. I'm really proud of you and so glad that you're over the bratty stage that you went through a couple months ago. You're getting so big and you never cease to amaze me with the things that come out of your mouth. It just doesn't seem right when a 3 year old says words like 'gigantic' and responds to questions with 'actually...' or when you say things like 'Great solution Daddy!' like you did tonight. One day Nanni asked you what you had done one day and you said you didn't know. So, being silly, she asked you if you went skiing (you've never been skiing) and you said ' wasn't the right temperature today'. That same day you were coloring and noticed some different coloring books pictured on the back of your book. You showed them to me and told me you wanted 2 of them. I told you that they looked nice but I wasn't sure where to get those 2 specific books. You very matter-of-factly told me that 'you get this one at Wal-Mart and you get this one at Target'. You crack me up! Sad thing're probably right! LOL..You went back to school this were really excited to see your friends after Christmas break. You brought some of your perler bead creations for show and tell and you gave each of your classmates one of them. I thought that was really sweet and thoughtful of you. And when I picked you up from school that day Miss Elaine commented on how happy you were that day. I'm sure it was because you got to experience the joy of giving. I was very proud of you!

Isaac - you're getting SO big and losing your 'baby' look. :( You're a of your new favorite activites is climbing up onto the coffee table and jumping off it. It's funny, but it scares me at the same time. We had to take away the little Dora couch that you use as your stool to get up onto the coffee table because you just wouldn't stop doing it and you kept getting braver - going from sliding off the table to standing up and JUMPING off. Crazy boy! You had your 15 month check-up on Monday. You hate going to the doctor's these days. As soon as we walk into the exam room you start crying and trying to escape. I'm not sure why....but, you weighed in at 24 lbs 12 oz and were 32 1/4"! What a big boy! Your weight is in the 50th percentile and your height is in the 75th percentile. The doctor said you looked great! On Wednesday you came down with a nasty cough and by Friday morning you had a fever of 103.2. :( We spent Friday and all weekend with one SICK little boy. You didn't want to do anything but have Mommy hold you on the couch which is SO unlike you. As much as I love snuggling with you, it breaks my heart to see you so sick. By today you were doing a little better, but still not my 'normal' little boy. Hopefully we're on the upswing now!

I love you both and I promise to try to do better with these letters!

Hugs and Kisses!!!