Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Crazy Kids

So.....how's your day going? I'm trying to clean house and get ready for Abe's family coming tomorrow. It is a real challenge because I have three little helpers. Here they are acting crazy.

What you don't see in these videos is the part where Mack and Sophie start running in circles...through the dining room, living room, kitchen and back to the breakfast room. They are screaming and laughing and Grace laughs as the run past her. Then she looks up at me and says "I need to run. Mommy, I want to run with them". That's the part that sucks.

Monday, December 29, 2008

The Ones That Didn't Make the Christmas Card

I think we took about 50 photos in all.

Monday, December 22, 2008

Made with Love

No school this week so I'm trying to keep the trio busy. Today we made chocolate covered pretzels. Kat came by to help and I'm so glad she was there. I think the kids got more chocolate on them and in their bellies than we got on the pretzels.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Party at ACCDAT

Friday afternoon we had a Christmas party at A Child Can Do All Things.  Below is a photo of me and Grace and some of the other kids and moms.  I am so thankful for the other families that we have gotten to know.  Each child has a unique story and we all deal with "special issues".  These woman are so strong and are there to hold each other up when you think you can't do it alone...I love these ladies!
Santa came and Mack told him he wanted a truck.  Really Mack...the 50 we have aren't enough?!
Sophie had a hard time deciding what she wanted.  She said a teddy bear.  I think she panicked. (Grace refused to sit in Santa's lap)
This is Agi, one of the conductors from Hungary.  She is a new addition to the team and is amazing!  I didn't get a photo of the other Hungarian conductor, Timi (but I will :)  She has been at the school almost since the beginning and we love her!
Kasey is another conductor from Michigan.  Gracie talks about her (and the others) nonstop.
Grace with Hailey, Carly and Caroline...some of her best friends.

Pre-School Program

Friday was a big day for us. We had a program at pre-school and a party at ACCDAT (not to mention it was the last day my Starbucks would be open). I was very excited about the program. The teachers had been telling me how Mack and Sophie had the songs down really well and Sophie's dance moves were...well, beyond interesting. In addition, Grace had been invited to participate in the program even though she had not been in pre-school during December.

Well, Sophie and Mack saw me as they were walking in and ran to me and clutched on as if there life depended on it. They did sing the songs, but only for me. Grace, however, rocked the house. She did awesome.

This is the only photo I got of Mack while they are walking in to begin the program.
Look for Sophie in the front row (right side).  I convinced her to go up with the other kids but only for a moment....
(Look at all the parents that rushed the stage to get photos.  It was hilarious.  I think I might have been a little frightened myself)
She then decides to crawl off the stage to me.
Grace has so much fun.
This is after the program.  Bekah has been Grace's aide at school and we love her! (The big bows are starting to slide off the head.  I need to work on that)

Thursday, December 18, 2008


Most parents take it for granted that their child will crawl, speak and walk.  However, some of us cannot assume that our child will even crawl one day.  These are NOT small things to hope for.  They are HUGE!!

Well, GRACE IS NOW CRAWLING ON ALL FOURS...no more commando crawling!!!!!!!  We have been working on this for what seems forever!!  When I picked Grace up from Conductive Education on Tuesday, she crawled out to me.  It was such an amazing feeling.  I wanted to cry.  Of course, I didn't because it would make her cry (she has such a soft heart and cries if someone else does) but I did jump up and down and clap with joy.  It wasn't easy and was/is a lot of work but she is so proud and so am I.

Amen and Party On!

Sophie has added a new ending to our meal time prayer.  

This morning before school, all three kids were sitting in the floor cooking dinner for Elmo.  When it was time for him to eat, Sophie said the prayer (is it bad that my kids fight over who gets to pray).  It ended like this "....in Jesus' name, Amen.  Yeah!  Party!!!"  The arms were waving in the air.  Hmmm....I think God likes a good party, don't you?

Friday, December 5, 2008

My Brilliant Daughter

Even though she was having a bad hair day, she could still spell the heck out of it!

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

I Am Second

Have you seen this?!  Are you second?