So many things have been going on here lately. I am finally to the point where i can acutally sit with out being in terrible pain. :) PT is going well. I am scheduled for four more sessions. We decided that even though i made great progress, 4 more weeks would be kind of a wrap it up and lay a good foundation for healing my back. Last week at my appt i still was not able to bend forward. Today I can! :) Yesterday i actually put on my own socks for the first time in about 6 weeks. Unfortunately I have not passed any of the kidney stone other than 2-3 grains of sand...
This is Jacob after returning from a BS weekend camp at Wright Patterson Air force Base. This was the first overnight camp that he went on without dad. He called home every night, one night he called home 3-4 times. lol He really had a great time.
Here is Sarah after doing some school work....Kindergarten is so exhausting! I feel like that some days too! ;o) Yes, those are bruises on her leg...they are from a fight that she got into with her brother.
This is Timothy while working on a simple composition. Wish i could remember what he was writing about, since it caused him to cry. If you couldn't guess...he HATES writing!
Here are the girls with their new painted walls and bunk bed. As much as Emily hated getting a roommate, she was happy her walls are blue and no longer PINK! We are working on adding some color with curtains and perhaps some border.
With Sarah moving out of the boys room, Joshua got Sarah's old bed! With a simple change in sheets from Strawberry Shortcake to Looney toons we now have a boy bed! He is very happy in his new bed and his brother is happy he is no longer sharing a bed with him!
What chores do you give a 2 yo?? He loves to feed the dog and vacuum. He spent almost an hour one day vacuuming. It was noisy, but we knew where he was and knew what he was doing. (and the floor got cleaned!) Which is very important for us since this little guy finds trouble where ever he goes!
And yes, i said sewing! This is my new favorite skirt! No, i didn't make it...i found it at goodwill for $3. it was a little too big, but i really liked it so i took in the sides so that it did fit. Since i am short, it almost drags the ground but i am not worried about hemming it, i kinda like it that way. I just have to remember to lift it when going up stairs.
I finally got around to making Timothy his beanbags. He make his own game board out of a box and was using old baby socks as beanbags. Now he has his own colorful bags. Soon Sarah will have some girl bags.
Here is one happy girl! She finally got her Panda Bear! Lucky for us Build-a- bear came out with a new Panda just at the right time!! The one she originally wanted was "on-line only" for $25! This one was available in the stores and was $16! She sold enough pictures to cover the cost of the bear. "THANK YOU to everyone that purchased pictures! It was a good learning lesson for her.
Not only did she come up with an idea for earing money, she learned that earing money is hard work! She did think her hard work was worth it for finally getting the Panda. Although she was tempted several times to spend her money on something else! lol (and yes, she is wearing pink cowgirl boots...)So the whole build-a-bear experience is you choose your pet. They have this little thing about making a wish for your bear. You choose a heart for your bear and rub it on your tummy so he never goes hungry, place it on your heart so he is always loved, jump or turn in circles so he has lots of energy and some other silly things that kids think are great. After he is stuffed you take him to the bath and clean him up. (all pretend stuff) Then you SHOP!!! 2/3 of the store is clothes and accessories for your new pet. Panda which Sarah named Katie, tried on tons of clothes! She couldn't find just the right outfit...so many choices for a new Panda. After taking several breaks, Sarah and Katie decided upon a pink a new pink dress. Oh yeah and a new stuffed animal for her new stuffed animal....It is one of those, "Why didn't *I* think of that!?" things. $$$$
Last picture i wanted to share is of Sarah and her new shirt. She said she really *needed* this shirt because she likes wearing shirts that are real. lol plus it was only $4 but yeah, she is just naturally awesome! :)