Sunday, November 27, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Driving Lessons

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Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Infant 2


Our little baby is ready to transition from the baby room (infant 1) to the cruiser/walker room (infant 2). It is hard to believe but it's true. For several weeks now the teachers in Infant 1 have been picking him up when the administrators visit their room so they can't see how mobile he is. He has been so loved by his teachers Carolyn, Young, Evelyn and Gina. One day when I was taking him home early because he was sick they said they would take Landon sick over some of the other kids healthy any day. He has been so happy and well adjusted.

In Infant 2 he will learn to walk, feed himself, sit at a table for meals, have music/dance time and be reunited with his friends who have recently transitioned too. He will be loved, I am sure, but it will be different. I never thought with Avery when she was a baby "oh these little babies will become her friends in a couple of years" but now I think about that for him. Likely one of these little boys will become a best friend for the first 5 years of his life, so I do look at them differently. Sweet growing babies. The picture above was sent to me by one of his Infant 1 teachers to show him sitting at the big kid table.

So You Think You Can Dance or Material Girl?

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Karen and I personally guarantee you that our latest video from last night will put a smile on your face. During the video try to listen to a quick chorus line "It's Not Acceptable"

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Independence: A lesson (sort of) learned

When I started grad school in 1998, I was fresh out of college. I relocated to a new city where I knew no one and was fortunate enough to make 2 of the most wonderful friends, Angel and Aubrey. When we started school Angel had at the time a 4 year old daughter. I can see her sweet little face to this day (now she is a beautiful 18 year old woman). I learned so much from Mama Bear Angel, she was such a good friend to us youngins. I watched her love her daughter with all her heart. This was something I guess I had never seen from that perspective. None of my friends had kids at that time, we were still just kids. I distinctly remember that Angel would allow Rebecca to dress herself, even if it was a crazy little ensemble. I remember thinking I wasn't sure if I would be able to do that with my own kid, that I might not have the courage. I remember thinking that again once I had Avery. But nowadays, when we don't have anywhere too important to be :) I try to foster this independence in Avery by letting her choose what she wants to wear. I don't even go in her room, because if I did I would probably have to stop her or provide recommendations. Here is the recent outfit that got me thinking to write about Angel and Rebecca. I love and miss them as they live too far away!
Isn't she wonderful in this delightful ensemble!?!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Post-bath Hairdo Fun

Tee hee.