Hard to believe 2 years ago today I was laying in a hospital room waiting for the "real" labor to begin. It was about this time that things got moving. I was nervous because I had never been through an induction before, but we made it didn't we little guy?
Happy Birthday Lil Man- Mommy loves you!
Friday, March 27, 2009
Thursday, March 26, 2009
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His spunk. I don't know what it is about our boys, but they both have had rough things happen to them. Is it a boy thing? I have no clue. But he comes through it like a trooper, nothing keeps him down for long.
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
He loves people- we'll be driving down the road and he's in the backseat waving at people in other cars. 'Hi!" It cracks me up, but you know what? It puts a smile on the faces of the people who notice him.
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
I love that he gives people nick names. Its one of his newest things, he just randomly picks a name and thats what a person is called. We've had "Nani" and "Ana", and "Nina" and "LeeLee"
Which are NO where near these people's actual names- well except for LeeLee.
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Matthew has something new. It started when I let him have the rest of my drink one day. The other kids swarmed around him asking for a drink, and even though there was some left, he hugged it to his body looked at them and said "dink GONE.....Ok?" then proceeded to polish it off. I think its his way of saying 'this is mine, you aren't getting it, now back off!'
We let him open his gifts at Connor's party since Aaron's parents aren't going to be able to come up two weeks in a row. When he opened the movie from us, he got excited, then noticed all the other kids getting excited. He gripped that movie, and in no uncertain terms "Wadee GONE...Ok?"
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This episode of Friends? Where Chandler can't smile?
Maybe we should have named Matthew, Chandler. This seems to be almost all I get these days, unless he's unaware I'm taking his picture.
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Saturday, March 21, 2009
Friday, March 20, 2009
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Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
This was pretty much all I saw of him for about 10 hours after he was born- pictures like this on the back of our camera. I love what a miracle he is. I love that when I look at him I see a physical manifestation of answered prayers. I realize that things could have been so much worse, but our God answers prayers.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
When I think of Matthew's birth I think about how awful I felt, how sick I was, and the scary situation we found ourselves in. Then I look at his grin, and realize it was all worth it and I would do it over again in a heartbeat. In the days following, we'll look at the reasons why I love Matthew.
Monday, March 16, 2009
His Creativity always astounds me! The he can create the most unique things out of what other people would view as trash. That he sees the usefulness of everything is another thing I love about my oldest son.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
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Saturday, March 14, 2009
His brains. :) He's so smart, and learns so quickly. He retains information like crazy- he's going to go far, and I love that about him. He can do anything he puts his mind to and never ceases to amaze me with what he knows.
Friday, March 13, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
Monday, March 09, 2009
Sorry for the poor quality- its a scanned pic.
I normally post blast from the past pictures on the day of the kids' birthdays. This year I thought I'd do something different. Connor's birthday is exactly 10 days from today. Each day I will post one thing I love about Connor, with a picture from the past 7 years. (Can you believe it?!?)
I'll be doing the same thing for each of the kids- so Matthew and Connor will overlap a bit. :)
Without further ado: Day 1
I love Connor's mind. He has such an inquisitive spirit. I love watching him figure things out, or the excitement in his voice when he "invents" something.
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Saturday, March 07, 2009
Connor doing the Sudoku and crossword puzzles in the paper.
Aaron and I with our "Himself" and "herself" coffee cups that GiGi and Papa J brought us from Ireland. Forgive the lack of makeup and puffy face. lol
How I found Cass last night. Talk about relaxed!!!
Happy Saturday everyone!
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Friday, March 06, 2009
Lang Comp: 91
Social Studies: 90
He has been doing much better since starting his medication, and beginning GT. He is being challenged in GT which is what I was hoping for. His homework for today included researching the city of Dublin online and finding what country, continent, labeling it on a map, and then also finding what ocean it is closest to. He really enjoyed it and I have to admit I enjoyed helping him ;) I'm so proud of him and how he is doing in school.
Lang Comp: 85
Reading: 96 (up almost 7 points since last 6 weeks)
Math: 92 (up 10 points)
Social Studies: 87
Sadie made Mavericks Club and Pricipals Honor roll. She has pulled most of her grades up, and a couple she pulled up significantly. They had TAKS test on Tuesday, which because of her personality she stressed over, and is still stressing over. I hate that they inflict so much stress on these kids about a standardized test. Aaron and I tried to explain to her that she makes good grades, and she will do fine on the test. And I'm sure she did do fine.
She has been participating in an after school club on Mondays where she is learning to play chess. Its something she is really enjoying. Some of the school subjects don't come as easily to her as they do for Connor, but I am so proud of how hard she is working, and how that work is reflecting in her grades.
I know I'm biased, but I think I have awesome kids. ;)
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Sunday, March 01, 2009
Sadie recieved her first Valentine this year. She came home from school the Friday before Valentines (which is when they had their parties) with the little stuffed dog (which had a heart with Candy in it) and the rose (which lights up) They were given to her by a little boy in her class who's mom is actually a Preschool teacher at the same school as well. She was all giggly and blushy but I think its cute. :) He also asked her to the Valentines dance "as friends" but we had company come in that night, so she was unable to go.
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