Monday, May 31, 2010
Emma & Gavin were both troopers and managed to stay in the water for the entire day. I can not wait to hop on a plane in about a month and head to the beach with my sweet babies. It is going to be some kind of fun!
Before I forget, Gavin can now fill in the blank of Old McDonald. We sing, Old McDonald had a farm ________ and he says, "E-I-E-I-O". It has to be one of the cutest little things I have ever heard. Today he was trying so hard to say, a moo moo here and a moo moo there. He could get out the moo part and the rest was jibber jabber.
As for Emma, I bent down to kiss her last Tuesday and guess what I saw? The cutest little FRECKLES scattered under her eyes and across the bridge of her nose. I love em and think they are so stinkin cute!
Off to get some rest for my last 2 days of school. Woo-Hoo!
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Mrs. Julie was so sweet and was prepared with dum dums waiting and a cute little book. I ended up having to hold her in my lap, but it did not bother me one bit.
We kept telling her that Mrs. Julie also cut Brookie's, Tor-Tedra's, Cassi's & CoCo's hair. That kept her interested for a bit and then she was ready to talk about the next thing.
I thought I would be a little sad about it, but I was 100% okay and more then ready to watch the hair hit the floor. Even her Daddy said, she could have gotten a little more cut off. She ended up getting 3-4 inches of stringy baby hair cut off, so now it looks much healthier.
She seemed to be really proud of it and ready to get the candy in her hands.
We came home, washed it and I had to comb it out and get a final picture. This is one more thing Mommy can check off her list.
Thank you Emma for cooperating today and I am sure it will be a piece of cake from now on.
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Kind of hard to get pictures at the pool, but I did manage to get two of this cute little boy in his turtle swimsuit.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I love my kids, I love my job, I love my co-workers, I love the challenge, I love helping others and I love the relationships I have been able to build as an Assistant Principal this year. My caseload has consisted of 220 amazing, awesome, talented, kind hearted, compassionate kids that all have a very DIFFERENT story to tell. One day I am going to write a book about all the kids I have come across and the stories I have heard. Some are funny, but most will tear your heart completely out and make you wonder if you ever have a legitimate reason to complain.
We will be adding Varsity sports this year and our campus will consist of 9th, 10th and 11th graders. There is something about Friday night Football that excites us all and I especially love that my whole family can be a part of it. So, I have ordered Gavin a jersey and the Emma a uniform to wear to support the Bulldogs.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
I say he is sweet, but I feel like I should be honest with you and with him (in hopes that he reads this one day.) The truth is...he is the MEANEST 14 month old I have ever been around in my life. He throws fits, pulls our hair, bites us and attempts to hit us in the face. I have NEVER seen a kid do the things that he does. People think we are kidding when we share this information with them because he is so happy ALL the time. I am here to tell you this is 100% the truth.
We have spent the last month trying to redirect his inappropriate behavior and concerned about what is going on. He is super independent just like his sister, very strong willed and gets frustrated very easy. He is doing so much better since we are very consistent in holding him accountable and issuing some sort of consequence when he does not make good choices. I am confident we will all be on the same page in about 4 more weeks. He has made so much progress and is doing so much better, but we do have a ways to go.
We love this little boy so much and we want him to always be the jolly little fella he is today, but we have to make some changes in other areas. So, you tell me...is this a BOY thing?
Sunday, May 16, 2010
All day she kept saying "Thank you Mom and Dad for my big girl bed." Little did she know we have had it stored in our closet for 15 months.
Her room is not complete, we still have some monogrammed items that are not finished and we are also having some additional things made to tie it all together. Our goal was to stay in the same color scheme as the nursery to avoid having to repaint.
When we took everything out of her room I asked her what she thought we should do with her bedding and the crib. She quickly responded, "Sell it Mom, Sell it!" Anyone who knows us will laugh hysterically at this, she is so my child! Good idea mini-me, good idea.
Saturday, May 15, 2010
She is so super excited about the upcoming celebration and so are we. She has chosen to celebrate by having a FIREFIGHTER birthday party. You heard me right, we let her choose and she did not think twice about her decision. Remember this is the child that ask me daily, "Mom, are you sure I can be a Firefighter when I grow up?"
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Always wants to make me laugh and loves to look at little trinkets everywhere she goes.
Thursday, May 6, 2010
Bedtime is such a wonderful experience for this little guy. We take him to his room, he turns off his own light, hugs us, he lays down, we pray, cover him up and he puts himself to sleep. One of the things I am most thankful for is the routines we have established with our children and how peaceful bedtime is for both of them.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Yes baby, it is almost summer time. Why?
Monday, May 3, 2010
You have started walking and you did not do it a step at a time, you decided to stand up and take 7-10 steps all at once.
You are a VERY strong willed little boy and have began throwing fits. Yes, you throw yourself on the floor into a belly flop position and you bite the carpet or try to bite the floor. If you happen to be standing you bite the furniture or try and bite one of us. You can scream, shake and cry like nothing we have ever seen. I have started correcting you and you are getting better, but man you can throw some kind of fit boy! It is hard for everyone to imagine that you can do this because they always see you as a jolly little fella.
You are becoming more vocal everyday, entertaining us with constant babbling and laughing. Your vocabulary consist of 12 words in the order you said them:
- Uh oh
- Thank you
- Bye Bye
- 27.5 lbs at the Dr. on Saturday
- Size 6 Sandel (same size as your sister)
- Size 6 Diaper
- Size 2 Clothes
- 12-24 month Pedi Peds
- First real haircut, clippers were used
- Love to ride in the Bike Trailer
- Crawl like a Bulldog with your hand turned inward
- Chik Fil A is your favorite place to eat
- Feed yourself with a spoon
- Enjoy splashing in the bath tub
- Constantly take your shoes off, so you stay barefoot most of the time
- Play with cars and make a zzzooomm noise
- Enjoys the grass and playing outside
- Want to have or do whatever your Big Sister does
- Sleep from 7:30 at night till about 6:30 the next morning
- Cook at Emma's pink kitchen all the time
- Pretend to eat, talk on the phone and take our temperature
- Brush your own teeth (we help you to get them real clean)
- Do not like when Beamer barks if someone rings the doorbell, it scares you
- You always want to be around Emma or know where she is at all times
- You love to hug your Daddy
- Open mouth kisses are your favorite and it is so sweet
- Light switches keep you busy
- Climb anything that can be climbed
- Dig through the cabinets
- Love our dog, but are not fond of any other animals
I wish I could explain to you what it means and does for me everyday when I see that smile on your face. You light up any room you walk into, but you light up my entire LIFE! Your eyes tell a story and even when your not smiling those eyes are saying 1000 words.
We love you so much and are so proud to call you our SON ~ never stop SMILING Gavin Thomas Frazier.