Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Look at him.

Oh look! Oh he's so sweet!

His smile is so great!

Peek-a-boo, Theodore!!

Is he sleeping with a package of wipes in his hand? Yes he is....isn't he adorable?

Isn't he just the most precious thi- NO!! No he is not. 

He is an egg breaking, stair climbing, freezer and stove opening, walking disaster.
He's been home all week thanks to a GI bug that whilst not leave.
Thankfully his mood is good; he doesn't have a fever and everything overall is going well. 
Actually, things are quite well. 
He is totally loving school and he is learning!
Really learning!
His nurse almost made me cry the other day when she was talking about some of the things he is now doing.
Let me share.

They have a bag in his class filled with a few items such as a pumpkin, a leaf, an apple.
They have corresponding posters placed around the room for each item. 
When someone pulls out one of the items the children have to find the correct poster on the wall and point to it. THEODORE IS DOING IT!!! He is purposefully looking and finding the poster to match the item in his hand. 
This is seriously a huge step. 

He makes my heart so happy sometimes... you know, when I don't have to chase him down and pull the raw egg out of his hand. 

Sunday, September 14, 2014


The rest of the back to school photos are now on "The Fam" tab  if you'd like to take a peek :)


Saturday, August 30, 2014

Conan the Barbarian.

A.k.a. Rambo the Destroyer

A.k.a. Theodore

None of these are a good thing. Okay, okay, okay, okay, okay. Yes, I know. Climbing the steps is technically a good thing but the living it out part is not going to be fun. As far as the glass...... I'm none too pleased. It's like the dog bowl situation. It doesn't matter how many times you tell him 'no' he is going to do it anyway. He broke the glass by throwing a wooden block because he. throws. EVERYTHING. 

Ugh. Both of these happened before 10am this morning. I can't wait to see what the rest of the day has in store. (Yes I can. I can definitely wait.)

Friday, August 29, 2014

New day. New year.

I woke up this morning to a call at 7:01 (Yes I was still in bed. I decided to forgo my morning run and stay in bed for an extra hour.) from one of Theodore's nurses telling me that she was in the parking lot I showed her and she didn't know where to go from there.


You know as much as I do.

She tried several times to get me to understand, even after I told her who she was talking to, until she finally looked at her phone, realized who she called, laughed, said sorry, and hung up. 


We are getting ready to start school. Theodore's first day was yesterday and I think he had a good time. I'm really trying to keep my outlook up this year. It's interesting to me how much I fight homeschooling. I wouldn't want to do it any other way.... I just don't want to do it. But this year I have decided to accept my calling and get organized. I have a schedule for everything. EVERYTHING. Each child has a school schedule, we have a daily schedule, I even have lessons marked out through January so there should be little to no planning necessary, save for a few things that need to be done before a project. I think I picked out just the right curriculum for every subject and Tuesday is the big day. 

Have a wonderful Labor Day weekend!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Fishy wishys.

The past 6 months or so we have expanded our territory a little more. Out of necessity we have been taking Theodore with us to the grocery store or Walmart or any other place we need to pick something up. This is not the easiest thing. But it at least opens the door to be a *liiiiiiiiiiittle* less dependent on others. Stopping by a friends house or going to church have all been possible as well, and those are nice perks. 

And this:

This is also a nice perk :) Watching him enjoy the fish at the store for the very first time. He totally loved it. And he all too quickly figured out that the top opens and you have direct access to the water. No fish were harmed in the taking of these photos. I can not speak for what happened before or after.