Wednesday, November 9, 2011

20 Week Check-Up

We had our appointment today as well as the anatomy ultrasound.  Everything is going well with the baby, and me, so far.  Baby has all the appropriate anatomical structures, etc. and is measuring exactly on schedule.  We are having another BOY!  Everyone is excited, except Meredith... she's still pouting because she wanted the baby to be a girl.  Personally, I think it's just because Michael picked boy and she wanted not to agree with him.  Haha!  My blood pressure is doing fine (for me) so no increased medicine dosage yet.  Still no weight gain, woot!  Next appt is Dec. 7th.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

What is Home School Really Like?

  • Sometimes when the days seem long and breaks seem far away it is like
    Nike – Just Do It.
  • Sometimes it is like 
    Geico – So easy a caveman can do it.
  • Sometimes it is like
    Office Depot – Taking Care of Business.
  • Sometimes when doing Math – I know God is bigger and like
    Allstate – I’m in Good Hands.
  • Sometimes adult conversation is needed – like 
    I need to  Reach Out and Touch Someone.
  • Sometimes I just want to scream – 
    Give Me Break, Give Me Break – Break Me Off A Piece of That Kit Kat Bar
  • Sometimes as the Mom/Teacher/Lunch Lady – I’m like 
    Bounty the Quicker Picker-Upper
  • Sometimes we make mistakes and the next time we are like 
    Avis – We try harder
  • Sometimes it is like the 
    US Army – Be all you can be
  • Sometimes like 
    Mounds and Almond Joy – Sometimes you feel like a nut, sometimes you don’t
  • Sometimes homeschool is like 
    Visa – Everywhere You Want To Be
  • Sometimes I know that home and school go great together like 
    Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups – two great tastes that taste great together.
  • But MOST of the days are like
    McDonald’s – I’m lovin’ it.
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Picasa and Other Updates

Hello, all!

I have finally updated Picasa.  There is a gap where I'm missing some pictures... I moved them to the back-up drive before I added them to Picasa, so one day I'll go back and add those.  :)  But I've added the pictures from my camera dating back to Meredith's birthday.

New stuff...
Michael just started karate... he's not too confident yet, but he does enjoy it once he gets into class.  :)  School is going great!  He's reading now!!!!  Today he read a 7-sentence story about a cat and a rat, lol.  He is doing addition facts in math and LOVES it!
Meredith is doing gymnastics and not only does she absolutely love it, but she's actually pretty good at it!  Her teachers have mentioned how well she is doing for just having started.  :)  In school she is beginning to write/copy/trace letters and is progressing very quickly.  I am amazed at how many letters she already can write (before practicing) and how fast she is improving.
Jonathan is growing so quickly!  He's got 2 teeth and is working on several more.  He can crawl like a maniac, pulls to stand on everything, and is already cruising along the furniture!  He tries to stand up in the middle of the room sometimes and gets quite frustrated when he can't do it.  :)  His favorite subject is eating, lol.  He really eats anything and everything!  Recently he's decided that he loves broccoli - yay - and can really pack it away!
New baby seems to be doing great as well.  My next appt is Nov. 9th and is the anatomy ultrasound, so hopefully we'll know the gender after that!  My blood pressure is high, as usual, but seems to be holding steady, so I haven't had to increase my medicine dosage yet.  :)  Again, I'll try to remember to update after the next appt.  No names, for either gender, yet... pray for my sanity as we go through this gauntlet once again.  :P
Oh!  We got a new car!  Hooray!!!!!  Well, new to us anyway.  It's a 2009 Ford Expedition EL... same thing as a Suburban, just the Ford version.  I absolutely am thrilled with the car.  It fits all of us, with room for the new baby, 2 extra passengers, and groceries/luggage!  We have been really struggling with what to do about a vehicle and were extremely grateful when we found one in our price range and with excellent mileage/features AND that Mom was still around to hassle the salesman for us!
We are all looking forward to our Houston Thanksgiving trip and can't wait to try our new car on an adventure!

Love to all!