Thursday, February 26, 2009

Plugging along

There hasn't been much going on around here lately. We continue to stay busy and cold. (Does winter ever end?) I just thought I would give a quick update of what we have been up to.

C: Loves school. Talks about school. Wants to know what they are doing the next day at school. He is starting to read. It has just been a natural progression for his curiosity. Lately he has gotten into 'simple machines.' He tries to find them everywhere, and never calls something by its real name anymore, its a 'wheel' or 'inclined plane' or 'lever.'

K: Loves to copy her big brother. Its a constant battle to get her to try to think for herself. She is learning though. Her prayers have become more thoughtful and heartfelt. She loves anything girly and one day wants to be a 'ballallet dancer' I guess we need to think about some dance classes for her.

E: Can get anywhere he wants to go now and rather quickly crawling army style. He refuses to sit, although he knows how. He would rather lay or stand. Is not a huge fan of baby food. (can't say that I blame him for that one) He prefers real food. We have been having to give him a lot of food to get him to gain weight. He is still really small for his age, so we continue to feed him formula (with extra powder for the water amount) cheese, butter, oil. sour cream, etc. He still doesn't have any teeth (been waiting on the bottom two since Thanksgiving and they are stubborn)

D: Has one and a half weeks left of his master program. He has been such a trooper through it all and we couldn't be more proud of him for his dedication. He is currently occupied with SOS. He is a wonderful husband and father.

J: I have been keeping ymself busy with Primary, kids, food storage, finishing up details in the basement. Every once in a while I get to go to the gym, which the kids love and I enjoy the break.

We are so blessed to have all of the things that we do. I know it is hard for a lot of people in todays economy, and we are grateful that we are doing well. We have no health issues, and things are normal around here, and that is a good thing.


Jill said...

It sounds like C might grow up to be an engineer! :o)