Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Random thoughts

I was hoping to add new pictures tonight but the scanner isn't cooperating. I will try again tomorrow if I feel up to the challenge. Don't hold your breath though. :-)

I took Alex and Abby to the doctor today. Both take after me with the allergy issues. As it turns out, Abby has a sinus infection (which I did not guess) and Alex is on the verge of one (which I expected). Both have started antibiotics and new allergy meds in hopes of keeping other issues at bay. I hope it all helps. Spring in GA seems to last a really long time-----something is always growing.

Katie continues to be busy at school. She is attending 4 days per week of AP US History review sessions for her AP test on May 9. That teamed with baseball games means she isn't home very much. I cracked down on that because I felt like she was spending more time with her friends/school than with us. While that is expected at this age, I would like to see her before 9:45 at night. Texting and phone calls are great but I want to physically see you too!

Alex is cranking at the guitar. He loves it which is just great. School is a very far second place behind guitar right now. However, I will say that he has pulled up some grades and is truly trying to become more organized in his work. Due to a new computer grading system, I now have access to the kids grades 24/7. That is a great help as well in making sure they are both staying on top of things!

Anna Grace is still plugging along in Pre-K. While her initial drop off's may not be great, she absolutely loves school. Daddy is taking her tomorrow (I have an early conference) so I have been prepping her for that. A big change in routine can really throw her for a loop. She has started waking up again during the night to come to our room. However, she does not complain when I take her back to her own bed and leave her there. That's a plus!

Abby is trying so much harder to say her sounds. The speech therapist at my school told me to bring her by so they could "play". She is going to give me pointers on how to get Abby to say the /s/ and /f/ sounds---primarily at the beginnings of words. I told Abby this tonight and she said, "Mi Harah i (short i) goin to help me hay my hound" or in other words, "Miss Sarah is going to help me say my sounds"!!

Dave heads to Nashville on Friday to run the Nashville half-marathon. We are not going with him since we don't want to leave school early just to spend the night in a hotel four hours away! He has been working hard to train for this race so I hope he does well. It's the Country Music race so there are country bands every block or so. Should be fun.

I hope the next update includes photos!

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