Friday, June 15, 2012

Last Day of School

Sam's last day of school was June 1st.  
We are so lucky that he was able to have such a wonderful program to attend.

(Last day of school)

(First day of school)

His progress in the last 9 months has been amazing.  

They took a little guy who talked with his mouth closed to a dude who asks every single person that we meet, "What's your name?"

He does addition.  He spells.  He reads.  He LOVES telling us what day it is and what the weather is like.
We constantly hear about his friends and teachers.  

We are so blessed to have had this opportunity and we know that our lives were made better by Ms. Laura, Ms. Cory, Ms. Jill and Ms. Dana. Love you ladies!

Swimming Lessons

Sam has been in swimming lessons for the last 2 weeks and LOVING it.  

He loved his teachers Miss Emily and Mr. Ryan.  They were so sweet with him and did a great job teaching and encouraging. 

Sam especially love Mr. Ryan who became Sam's buddy. 

 Mostly because someone needed to keep a constant eye on Sam or he would make a break for the slide.

Needless to say he was very happy on the days they went down the slide as a class.

To top it all off, one of the teachers from Sam's school, Ms. Janet was also working at the pool.  Since she knows Sam, she also understands some of his challenges. (FOCUS!) It was wonderful for have her there to assist.  

Sam did a great job learning how to blow bubbles, do alligator arms, wave to the fishies and practice his starfish float.  He happily put his face in the water and ALWAYS had a smile on his face. 

We are so excited for more swimming lessons later on in the summer!  Great job dude!


Monday, June 11, 2012

11 Weeks

11 weeks old and she's cooing, smiling and basically charming our pants off.

Friday, June 8, 2012

10 weeks

Happy 10 weeks little miss!  We sure love you!

Getting Dressed

Sam has decided that he whenever he is home, he should be in PJ's. Usually he changes while he is supposed to be napping. Since there are still 18 month PJ's in his drawer I find some pretty awesome outfits when he gets up.  

Cupcakes for Jordan

One of my very favorite teenagers, Jordan, turned 15 in May.  Since her mom is my Texas BFF and she is practically Elly's sister I had to get in on making her birthday cupcakes . . that were high heels.

It only took us a couple of hours to make these spectacular little treats.

May 26 & 27

So we are a little behind these days.

On May 26, Sam was 3 yrs and 9 months old.  Dannelly was 2 months.  

They are the sweetest little friends.  Sam love to play peek-a-boo with her and sing to her.  Elly just likes to grin at Sam.  She follows him as he walks around the room.  Today she was sitting in the Bumbo and spit up a little bit.  Sam ran to get a burp cloth and proceeded to very gently clean her up. So cute! Sam also calls her, "My Missy Miss."  This is especially cute because that is what Ben calls me.

On May 27th Ben and I celebrated out 6th anniversary.  My friend Buddy took the kids on Saturday so we could go out sans children.  We spent it watching the Avengers and eating at Alamo Drafthouse.  Fabulous food WHILE watching a movie WITHOUT children. Priceless.