Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
We enjoyed time with our neighborhood in a friends garage, as it was raining. Then off to our babysitters house, where the kids hD a great time. Next stop was some friends who live in a spread out neighborhood. Since the youngest 2 decided to fall asleep in the car, joe and I traded for who got to go out of the car in the pouring down rain to knock on doors! Luke and Graham wanted to know why this group of 15 girls kept following them! We ended up at my bosses house where we had brownies and pumpkin bread! A fun time and now everyone has enough candy to feed the daddy candy monster, or the Madison M &M monster for a good while!
Saturday, October 26, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
Friday, September 20, 2013
Sunday, September 15, 2013
Joe was in the wedding so taking 4 kids to the pool seemed quiet crazy, but we did it Friday when we got there and it was fine. I couldn't get graham totally comfortable in the water as I was holding Madison also, but it was a start. Saturday morning joe and grandpa Nash were both there for help. So I took graham and tries to pry him off me and again he just became paralyzed and frozen in the water. We went in the hot tub and they wanted Togo back in the other pool and I mentioned that I needed to find courage to go back in as I knew it would be cold. So we talked about courage. Then I said he needed to ask God to give him courage to try to swim.
So after talking about it we moved to the big pool and I jumped in. Then I talked "courage graham" into joining me. He did and I got him swimming by holding him by his floaties from behind and then letting go as he was kicking away. As soon as he realized he wasn't being held he just froze and started to panic. We did this 2-3 times and he would panic but I kept talking about courage graham can do this. I would lift him out of the water to the side each time. So I am swimming or doing something with the other kids and graham says, "courage graham is ready". I say ok. So I get him in and let him go and he swims a little bit! Then he does it again and again and ends up going 10 times up and back! It was great to see his face light up as he realized he could do it, and that he had courage! He kept saying "courage graham is on the move". Such a good feeling to see him conquer his fear!
Next up no floaties! But that will have to be another time!
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Sunday, September 8, 2013
Sunday, September 1, 2013
Thursday, August 8, 2013
Proud of my boys!
Tuesday, July 30, 2013
Tuesday, July 16, 2013
Thursday, July 4, 2013
Friday, June 28, 2013
It was the first time at the beach for all of the kids, and the first Atlantic Ocean experience for Joe. We enjoyed days at the beach with sandcastles, burying people, attempting boogie boarding, jumping waves, and finding crabs!
We often went back after a nap for more fun. We enjoyed the playground close by as well. We also went on a pirate cruise to find pirate treasure and defeat stinky Pete! We enjoyed a night of Manco & Manco pizza followed by Kohr bros custard! So much that we went back for a second night!
The boys were ready to come home and Eli kept asking to go home to "fennsylvania". Luke and graham bought hermit crabs and Eli got a Brobie backpack.
While holding the hermit crab graham started to scream. The hermit crab had pinched his finger and wouldn't let go. Luckily we had read the instructions and put his finger under warm water and the crab let go!
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
Sunday, June 9, 2013
After getting thru some busy weeks I thought this weekend was pretty quiet And I would have time to potty train him. So on Wednesday I started in the morning with underwear. He had one accident and the. Went once before I had to leave for work. He had 2 more accidents that day, but since that time he has been dry-day and night. Telling us he has to go potty even when outside or at church!
So this has been my easiest potty training to date and I did nothing! We have been rewarding him with m&m's when he goes but will go to the store for his potty training toy on Tuesday. He is also very excited to get to go fishing with Daddy on the boat!