Monday, July 27, 2009

Lydia graduates from Preschool and Jack finally looses a tooth at age 7!

Lydia graduated from Page 1 preschool in June and will attend all day Kindergarten with Jack starting in Sept of this year. We are so proud of her and think she did a great job! Here are some highlights:
I want to give you the story behind Lydia's banged up lip and face. I awoke one night before graduation to find Lydia crying loudly in her bed only to find her bleeding from her mouth and lip all over her bed. My husband and I cleaned her up and decided that she didn't need stiches. Lydia has no recolection of what happened to her and I did not see it happen. All I can assume is that it may have been from one of her night terrors. She tends to have night terrors at night, I have witnessed her standing up in her bed screaming at the top of her voice, eye's wide open and we have been instructed by the physician not to wake her up. If you know anyone that has had that type of dream, you know it can be terrifying to watch and all you want to do is protect them from whatever it is that is terrifying them. It is crazy her eyes will be wide open looking beyond you at something terrifying, you can literally see the fear in her eyes. So, my assumption is that she had, had one of these dreams and fell off from a standing position off of her bed and had hit the corner of her bedside table drawer, which was left open that night? Poor girl!

Lydia's teachers Mrs. Julie and Miss Shannon

Yes, it is true that my little boy finally lost his first tooth. He actually wrote about it in his journal at school and this is what it said, his spelling and all :).
"It was math time. later in math I got board so I disided to wiggle my tooth. While I was wiggleing my tooth something shoot up in my mouth! I took it out... and it was my tooth! I couldent believe what just happend."
I have to add that he left a note for the tooth fairy and here is what it said:
On the front it said
"To the tooth fairy
From Jack West
(leave for us Please. Thank you)
Inside it read:
"On the seat you will find the empier state bilding to welcome you. by the way, WELCOME"
(he had made it out of legos)
"Do wateever you want with it, you can even reck it! only if you want to. if you want to you can write back to me, I might show my class."
Of course the tooth fairy wrote back, you know she was quite nice. ;)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

Margaret Louise Park and Birthdays

Ok, it has been a long time since I have written in my blog… and there is a lot to share... so there will be many posts dating back to early spring this year. Here is the first of many...

I had the Richards kids over for a few hours. They played out in the backyard where we have a small stream and nature path. They caught snakes, saw frogs, turtles and even saw a small beaver. After they played for a while catching snakes, I took all the kids including a few neighbors down the nature trail which leads to Margaret Louise park. Here are a few highlights from the trip:Grant holding the snake with Jack and Monte
Lilly and Lydia
Boys with sticks!

Elise, Emma, Erin, Lydia, Grant, Lilly, Monte and Jack.... here they are looking at turtles.

Comming back from the walk.

Emily Turned 1!

Emily’s birthday was a low key birthday we didn’t have a party or get together just simple cake and ice cream with Dad when he got home from work. We opened a few presents which included a couple of very pretty dresses from Grandma and a couple of outfits from mom.

Here is my 1-year-old eating her cake!

She took her first steps about a month after she turned 1!

Jack’s 7th and his Surprise!
I told Jack this year that he wasn’t going to get a birthday party, so his birthday came and went with just cake and ice cream and a few presents. He got some new roller blades and clothes and as an extra special gift I told him that we would go to adventure speedway one Saturday. So, two weeks later, on weekend where John would be home on a Saturday, we had all of his friends gather at Adventure Speedway to surprise him and the boys got to ride go carts and bumper boats, they all had a blast. Needless to say it was Jack's best birthday ever!