Saturday, July 14, 2012

Ford pink bling!

Yes I was feeling a little like I needed some more girl power this week and decided to spruce up "Olga's" shabby looking ford emblem. What do you think?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

More pics from June

And some more...

Crazy June!

Wow what a whirlwind of craziness this June has been! We finished up Ellis' first baseball season, had a visit from the NY Johnson's, including new beautiful baby Zarya, Garrett's Kindergarten graduation and Brooke's first dance recital...not to mention all the end of the school year parties, outings and events...Father's Day, Ellis' birthday whew! I'm tired just writing it all down! The last day of school was yesterday so the kids are veggie for their first day off and then we'll get into some summer activities! Here's some shots from our June...

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Pics from baseball

A clean uniform, baby sister giving E some advice before his next at bat, and the happy ball player post game...

Opening Day!

A day I've been waiting for since the day we found out we were having a boy happened today. Ellis played his first little league baseball game today!!!!

Ellis played left field for two innings, and third base for two innings. He caught a fantastic pop fly! Very proud mama moment!! He struck out twice but that will be better with time and experience. He didn't look comfortable up there. It will happen. He had a good time and was very excited after the game... Feels good to be back at the ball fields again, after all those years watching the girls play.

Thursday, December 8, 2011

Update on our Garrett

After several conversations, emails, and instances happening at school, we have started with a therapist for Garrett to see if we can get some help with his behavior issues. Our therapist's conclusion at this time is that Garrett has many strengths. He is bright, academically; right on target, socially he is pleasing and wants to make friends and be the center of attention, it is the behavior piece that he has not developed properly. He doesn't have the internal anchor to stop his impulses. He doesn't have the trigger to stop him from doing something that is bad, or detrimental to himself or others. Our therapist explained that on this particular part of him, he is functioning on a two year old level. At two you function on the "Pleasure Principal"...so whatever feels good, you want to do. As far as rules go, when you are told a rule, if that authority figure is out of sight, the rule goes out the window. Which is a lot of what we have been experiencing. So we are moving forward with therapy to try to help him develop to his proper age, and to be able to function as a six year old, in full. And for us to learn how to parent with the duplicity of having a child who has a two year old behavior and a six year old capacity...we love our beautiful son, and we will do what it takes to help him reach his full potential...

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Turkey day pic

Here's some of the guests we had for Thanksgiving. Others were around the corner...knoshing!