|Having a snack of avocado chocolate pudding|
|Proud of his gingerbread house|
|Loving his smoothie|
|Playing Ned's Head with Mommy|
|Ready for school|
|Helping in the kitchen|
|Giving a friend a check up|
|Making hot chocolate|
|Made gumdrop trees|
|Lost his front top tooth|
|Hayden decorated the area beside where he sleeps :)|
|Ruby and her melting snowman|
The days seem to be passing by quicker and quicker. I am working more, Brandon is working more, and the kids are in more activities. Trying to find the balance in daily life is challenging!!! I don't like being so busy that there is no time to just be together at home and enjoy each other. I also want my kids to be involved in activities. What a great challenge to face :)
I am so in love with my babies. They are learning and growing at a lightning pace. It seems every day they are learning and doing something new. I feel like in a blink of an eye they will be driving and going on dates.
|Hayden has the yellow sled and is walking back up the hill|
|Helping shovel at home|
Hayden's handwriting is getting better and better. He is getting the spacing of letters and the relation of letters and lines. He is also starting to sound out and spell simple words. Hayden also knows how to spell several words by memory (I think he knows way more than he lets on to know). We practice handwriting in several different ways to keep it light and fun. I want Hayden to want to write. I want him to understand the purpose of writing. What we don't do is repetitive writing drills. This week during one of his writing lessons I had Hayden draw a picture and then write a story about his picture. I was not sure if he was ready for this length of task. Much to my surprise he was up for it :) He drew a picture of one of his favorite games, Flying Pigs. It says, "I like to play flying pig game. I like to play with Mom." He then signed his name.
|Using an inclined writing surface has been beneficial for Hayden. He knows how to write all his letters but it seems there is a disconnect between his brain and vision. Cranial Sacral Therapy is helping with the vision / brain connection.|
|Corn starch and water mixed together. I put it in a jelly pan. There is a lot of resistance when you write and draw in it.|
The kids have both been asking if we can get a puppy or have a baby. Daddy says no to both. Who thinks Daddy should change his mind???