Thursday, August 30, 2012

We now have a 6 year old

Today my little man is 6! I can't believe it...
I can happily say Austin has moved past Mario!! He insist he still likes him just as much. It seems as though Skylanders is winning the battle though.

For 2 years he has been talking about a birthday at Ollie Koala's. It's pretty comparable to Chuk E Cheese. At the last minute he asked for an X box. Austin was given a choice of X box or Ollie Koala's. After much thought he chose the X Box but only if he could get Skylanders for that as well. So he had 3 friends up for cake and ice cream instead of a big party.
He seemed pretty happy that he had a Skylander kinda party.
For his birthday I made cup cakes with Skylander pictures on top that he took into school. For his cake at home I surprised him with a "portal of power" cake. And even better yet I surprised him with putting real Skylanders on top of the cake. These were the ones he has been saving his money for. If you look closely in the pictures when I brought the cake out his eyes became so big and a big smile when he realized they were "real". He chose not to have cake and ice cream or even open other presents. He wanted to get down and play his game.

You'll also see that we put trick candles on the cake. I was sure if it would upset him or give him a laugh. But thankfully he got a kick out of it.
Granny and Grampy got him 2 set of figures and some shirts. Papa and AMA got him his x box skylander game. We got him the x box. He got lots of cash this year from Nanny and Poppy, Weezy and His friends from down the street as well. This man loves cash! He is already talking about what skylander he can get next. His little buddy Josh was so sweet. He wrapped up one of his own Skylanders to give to Austin. He picked the one Austin had been wanting and saving for. I was glad we got it for him so Josh would take his back. Austin also got some pretty cute homemade cards.

He was sure to say thank you nice and big to the crossing guards this morning. It's something I have been working on with him for over a year. He said it was something a 6 year old should do today. Boy, I love that little man.
I think he had a great day!
He goes for his physical at the end of next month so well see how he is growing.
He still loves Bmx biking. Football is new this year, we will see how he likes it. Playing video games has become his favorite past time. Over the last three weeks his reading has become better, flowing pretty well and sounding the words out doesn't take so long.

Sunday, August 26, 2012

First Grader

It's official Austin finished his first week in first grade. It went pretty well. At first he only had 1 kid in his class from last year but later found out one of his football buddies was in his class.

Last year the school asked parents to fill out a paper stating how your child learned. If he/she needed a well structured or more of a free environment. I was a little frustrated thinking they are the ones that know best. I'm sure he behaves differently at school than home. Anyway he got in trouble once last year. The trouble that he got into wasn't really anything much, he just decided he didn't want to sing a song. So I put free environment. I hope I didn't make the wrong choice. He got in trouble 2 times last week. Once for using outside voices inside and once for talking instead of listening. Each gave him a card. You have a chance for 3 cards once you get the 3rd card you have to right a letter home to your parent explaining why you got your card and what you can do better next time. I have already decided to share my thoughts this year and I will not fill out the paper, his current teacher will have a better idea than me!

We were not here for meet the teacher so I was able to walk him in the first day. If you look closely he is not as far behind in the height as he was last year. Yes still the smallest but the gap does not seem so big this year.

She's not a Baby anymore

She's not a baby anymore
My little Savannah turned 3! It's exciting and sad at the same time. This year we passed on a party because she has become obsessed with Princesses. We signed her up for Princess of the day at Disney in September. She is pretty excited although I don't think she knows what it means.
We had her 2 friends down for cake and ice cream. I bought a cake for the first time in 7 years:(. We just had too much going on for me to make it this year.
I made her a make up vanity and chair. Custom one of a kind Sleeping Beauty dress. A lot of love went into that think:). You can no longer by a pattern unless its second hand and the second had ones go for $30. So if you ever see one at a flee market or garage sale snatch that baby up! I also gave her a big girl room with new paint, new blanket, light and a big girl bed. Austin got her some make up for her vanity. Granny and Grampy got her set for Princess gear...a back pack, lunch box 2 outfits (that she wore for 3 days straight) princess doll and books. Her friends got her a sleeping beauty doll as well...she wanted to keep both. Savannah was pretty excited about Beam and Poppys present...they brought Val to the beach. Nanny and Poppy gave her cash that she says she wants to by a mini shirt. Pap and AMA got her a pretty new full face helmet so we don't have anymore "mouth" problems
She start pre school on the 4th of September. I'm nervous, happy and sad. She is signing her abc's pretty good at this point. Doing better with potty training, but still a work in progress. Mostly at bedtime and if she is not over tired she can wear big girl panties for nap. She loves to watch anything with princess, fairies or babies. Rides her bike every day with me for 3 miles, still loves her JoePa. She got her big girl bed the night before she turned 3. It was a hard night for me. She does well staying in it and I do have to make her get out when she gets up otherwise she will sit and cry until I go in her room.

Friday, August 24, 2012

A day with Savannah

Today was Savannah's follow up for her tooth. Still undecided what todo with her tooth. Some bad signs such as the tooth has started to turn gray, pain when she eats hot food and the front tooth is still loose while the others have firmed up. Good signs are the tooth has seemed to move up a little bit, no abscess. So we are waiting 4 more weeks to see what happens.
After the dentist we headed to the nail salon where Savannah got her nails and toes done. She wore her princes dress an crown. Then to the store for a little swedish fish. It was a great day! I will miss her when school starts

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Football has started

 Our first Football session has started.  We are about 1.5 weeks into it.  Austin seems to like it so far.  It's been a lot to get started because, you have to have so many practice hours in before your allowed to play in pads.

End of Day 1

 Running at the end of practice.

Gathering in to listen to Coach Steve.  He seems to be a good coach.  Doesn't take much from the kids, stern, but not to bad.  Defiantly intimidating. 
 Another end of practice run.  He does pretty well.  He is not the last one in.  He also is one of the only boys that does not come in huffing and puffing.  Biking probably helps with that.
 Learning a new drill

 Daddy was so proud on this drill.  I could hear him cheering Austin on as he was completing it.  It was something Austin never did before, but completed very well on his first try.
 When the boys don't listen or pay attention they must do some activity.  Here they were not answering the couch loud enough so they had to do push ups.  Lately its has been running around the cones...Which Austin had to do last night.
 Getting an Iced towel on Saturday.  He seemed to really like this and getting his head squirted with water during the break.

Coming in for a water break with daddy.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Savannah's big fall

So it has been pretty quiet around here...where the kids are concerned anyway. This was up till about a week ago. I was outside working on Savannah's birthday present and she wanted to ride her bike. This was middle of the afternoon with a heat index of 103! So I agreeded to help her start, but I would not chance her. That morning she just moved up from a 12inch to a 16 inch bike. She was on her first round and she turned really quick as I was screaming " your going to fall". She did just that! It was pretty nasty. By the time I got to her she was standing covered in blood crying in her pretty pink dress. It was 5 and I was stuck, unsure what to do. I called the after hours number. They stated if the blood stopped wait until the next morning. Savannah laid around watching movies refusing to eat. Finally right before bed she did eat some pudding. In the morning we made our round to the doctor and the dentist. Both amazed that she was riding he bike without training wheels. So for now we wait for another week before they decided if the tooth needs pulled. So far it looks pretty good. No signs that the dentist gave me are showing up. If you didn't know her teeth were pretty straight to begin with you would never know there was a problem. This past week she got back on!! For her birthday she got a full face helmet.

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