We are enjoying Fall. On Friday we carved one of the pumpkins we had brought home from the pumpkin patch. Well, I carved it anyway. If you saw the video I posted on Facebook then you know how well it went when I told the boys to clean out the pumpkin guts. Vance was the only one to actually get a few seeds and he did it delicately. There have been many years that he has acted just like the other two did. "YUCK!" I blame Stephen because he thinks the whole carving pumpkin process is yuck too. One reason we paint our pumpkins, not to mention way easier for the kids.
Friday, October 19, 2012
Fall is in the air! Here are some pictures from the past weekend and a half or so. Porter loves to lay on the floor and pretend to nap.
I realized this day that I had only taken pictures of preschool stuff and none with Tanner in them so here is my photo of the day- monster activities that Tanner did for preschool.
Vance recently got two new pairs of glasses. His old pair kept breaking and he needed a new prescription on top of that. He has been wearing the other pair, but I made him put this pair on to show off.
Thoughts by Heather J. at 8:07 AM
Monday, October 8, 2012
I haven't posted for a while. One day Tanner was playing Angry Birds on Stephen's phone and Porter hopped on the chair next to him with his snack to watch. So cute.
Porter was being cute playing with this Apatosaurus.
Vance has daily homework which includes reading at least 10 minutes to me, a super speed reading where he is timed on sight words, super speed math where he is timed on a math card, then he practices his spelling words for the week. He can also write his teacher a letter about the book he read that day for extra points to go towards a game they play on Fridays and Vance, who is always motivated by rewards does a daily letter. Here he is working on a letter.
A cute picture of Tanner, Porter, Elliot, and Jillian when the Gallands were at our house one day. I was actually taking a picture of Porter and Elliot being cute together and Tanner and Jillian were eager to be a part of the picture taking too.
Last Monday was the big day. Potty Training day! Oh boy, my least favorite thing to do, but boy is it nice not to have to change or pay for diapers. We had a rough three hours, but then things started to click in his little head and it got easier. The dinosaurs actually ended up being a huge help. I had them talking about how cool the potty was and he made sure they were all turned towards the potty and when he would use it the dinosaurs cheered for him.
Porter was having fun playing games. I let him hang out just in a t-shirt and underwear the first few days he was getting used to potty training.
Thoughts by Heather J. at 10:09 PM