Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The Bird Has Landed!

I don't know why I chose that title, but it seemed to fit!

Jake started Pre-K on 8/23 and we decided that we would no longer put him in pull-ups.  So we sent him into school in his big boy undies and lots and lots of extra clothes.  And guess what...he has done fantastically with it!  The last few days of last week and yesterday, he has come home in the same shorts and underwear that we sent him to school in! 

And then last night.......

He was in taking a bath and I was cleaning up the kitchen, when I heard "MOM, COME HERE!!".  Much to my surprise, he had gotten out of the bath and went poo poo in the potty!!  I called for the rest of the family to come see!  Everyone was sooo proud of him and he was soo proud of himself!!  James took a picture of it, but I am quite sure, that no one really wants to see it!

It is a tradition in our family that when you poop in the potty and are using the potty consistently, you get to go to Target and pick out whatever toy you want! 

I immediately got him out of the tub and dressed and off to Target we went!  Here is what he picked out...

Sorry for the picture quality

I love how proud Grace is of him in the background!! 

He's awesome!

Monday, August 23, 2010

School Begins!

Today is Jake & Grace's first day of Pre-K and it is Caroline's first day at preschool!  There are finally all back in the same school! 

Because of space limitations, all the kids could not start at the same time.  Grace was first to start and we couldn't have made a better decision to have her start first if we tried!  She started on August 2nd and has been learning the routine, so when it came time to show her brother and little sister around, she was in hog heaven!  She has shown them where to put your lunch box, where they lie down to take a nap, the best toys to play on the playground with...etc!!  She has been awesome with them today!  She might be a little control freak, like her mama I'm afraid ;) 

They have been separated for the past year, so it is sooo awesome to have them all in the same place so that they can see each other every day!

Here are some pics!!

They are soo awesome and I am soo proud to be their mama!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

And....I'm back!

Wow, it's been awhile since I have posted.  I guess I am not very diligent about posting regularly. Oh well, it is what it is and I can't, won't, put expectations on myself.

So, life has been great lately!  I am such a lucky person to have the husband and kids that I do.  They make my life absolutely awesome!  I am in a place of euphoria these days.  Just been hanging out and doing stuff with the kids and the hubby.

Summer is going fast!  Jake starts back at his school on the 23rd of August and this is the make or break year for him.  This next school year will determine if he makes it in to Kindergarten.  Our fingers and toes are crossed that the deem him ready.  I feel in my heart that he will be ready based upon the strides he has made in the last two years.  The strides have been HUGE!  From a child, who at age 2, could not utter a word, to a little man who uses 5 word utterances and more!  He is doing just awesome and I could not be more proud of all the progress he has made. 

Also on the 23rd, Caroline will join her big sister at preschool!  I am soo nervous for her, but I know she will do great!  Recently my sis-in-law has been watching Jake & Cara and it has been beyond wonderful!  I love knowing that she is with them and that they get to spend so much time with their Auntie.  We will all miss her watching them!!

Here is a pic of Grace & Caroline watching t.v. together

Grace started at the new preschool on August 2nd, so she will be able to show Jake & Cara around.  Which I know she will love to do!  She is such an awesome big sister to Caroline.  She really likes to take care of her.  It is soo sweet to see the relationship blooming between them.  And I know with both Jake & Grace at the same school, that they will look after Caroline.  Jake has really shown his big brother ways too!  He is soo very cute with her!

So, that's it for now.  I hope to not be away for soo long again as many other topics are swirling in my head that I would love to post about.

Bye for now ;)