Monday, November 23, 2009

Halloween and other stuff

All 3 kids looking in the same direction!!

It's not fair that he is SO photogenic--but I love this picture.

Our small but mighty Buddy Walk Team this year.

Daddy's birthday present. He loved it and so did the kids!

Halloween- Tia as Tinkerbell

Tyler my astronaut--every good astronaut needs a teddy bear right?!

If I had a UPS man this cute, I would order a package everyday!!!

So why don't I blog anymore? Well, mostly because life is busy but also because I now have an account on Facebook and if I have spare time for the computer I go there. I love Facebook. It is such a great way to hook up with old friends and find out how everyone is doing in a glance. But, I know I need to get much better at blogging.

School is still going well. I am stress a bit because Max will start preschool in January and I am not sure I am ready to leave him for 2 1/2 hours a day, 4 days a week. He still seems too little for school but I remember thinking that about Tia and Tyler too. The teachers are so great at their school and I know he needs more than mom to really develop his skills. The class is made up of children with special needs as well as typical kids. The class sizes are small and he will get Physical, Occupational, and Speech Therapy at school as well as home now. He is SUCH a busy boy. He never stops moving and learning and discovering. He will keep the teachers busy for sure. He reminds me of Tia at that age. Tia never stopped and we even had a psychologist tell us she probably had Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder (ADHD) when she was 3 years old. Totally NOT the case anymore. I mean, she talks a mile a minute and will perform at the drop of a hat and is full of energy BUT she also does great in school and focuses well and sits for long periods of time. Hopefully, Max will learn to sit longer eventually too. =-) Tyler is my couch potato. He likes to play board games and cards and things he can do in one place for the most part. He is a climber though. I'm convinced he would be a lot less active if it wasn't for Tia's influence.

So, we all got the Swine Flu last month. It was OK but Tia got pneumonia from it. Funny story about that: We wake up on a Sunday morning to Tia having a hard time breathing and really pale. So I tell Kevin I am taking her to the ER and we decide to say a prayer before she goes. After the prayer Kevin tells her that she will be just fine because she has a "prayer on board". So, she told every person at the ER that daddy said a prayer so she won't be bored. It was so cute. She is the most pleasant sick child. All the doctors and nurses couldn't get enough of her. She made them take her dolly's blood pressure every time they checked hers. And everytime they did any procedure she thanked them and told them she was all better now. Too cute!

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving on Thursday. I know we will. We have so much to be thankful for!!


Kari said...

Shawnie, your kids are so cute! They are growing so fast! I could take your little Max home with me! He is so sweet. Glad I could catch up with you here!

Beth said...

Love those costumes! I can't believe how much the kids have grown!

Christine said...

I’m holding a $1 challenge over at, on the countdown to Christmas. Kiril is a little boy with significant special needs who has been waiting on Reece’s Rainbow for a long time, and has been bedridden in an institution for over 6 months now. My goal is to get as many people as possible to come and donate just ONE dollar to Kiril’s RR grant, and then pass this message on to just ONE other person of their choice.

Apart from people I know well, I’m contacting 50 people whose circumstances I’m not as familiar with - so if you’re in the middle of an adoption etc, I obviously don’t expect you to donate. But *please* pass along this message, whether you can give yourself or not.

Thank you and Merry Christmas!