Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Brief Update

Skyler is speaking in full sentences, spontaneously now. You'd hardly believe to hear him talking that he was once a child of whining and pointing (though he still whines..) it's amusing the funny things he says. He's excited to go back to preschool next month, I'm happy that he likes it. We'll hopefully start to work on the alphabet a bit more in the winter. He loves reading with me. Every morning I grab a Dr. Seuss book and hop into bed with him and we read to each other. He has memorized most of the words to his favourites. And every time we get to the end of the book he says "Be And!" instead of "the end" it's so cute.

C and I have started making our own organic soaps and household cleaners. Better for the environment. The dishwasher powder we made works quite well and it's really simple too. It's just baking soda, citric acid, salt and borax. (I think. C made it.) I've been crocheting a lot too, making dishclothes and bath puffs and so on. Keeps my hand busy while my mind concentrates on other things. Adriel is still having shuddering attacks, but I try not to worry about them since the doctor says it's not harmful. He is growing like crazy too, getting cuter everyday. I love my kids!

Anyway I just wanted to give you guys a quick update, it's late and I think both the kids might finally be sleeping *fingers crossed*

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


Thanks for the comments everyone, we've been so busy lately. On Sunday we went out to a town about an hour away for the Icelandic festival. We go every year and visit our friends in their Viking Village. Living history re-enactors set up their tents for a week or so and they re-enact how the vikings lived. It's very cool and a lot of fun (while learning!) .We had a great time. Oh and about a week ago, Skyler got his first tricycle! I was amazed that I managed to find one that he can reach the pedals on. He still doesn't know how to make it go on his own yet, but we're working on it.

I've been crocheting my fingers off lately. I'm going to try my hand at a craft sale or two this fall I think. I crochet enough I might as well try selling some of it. Only one more month until Skyler starts back at his preschool. It's only 2 hours a day twice a week but it's a nice quick break for me. I was going to sign him up for more swimming lessons in the fall but his surgery is going to be in "September, October or November barring emergencies" and he won't be able to swim for a month or so after that so I think we may wait until next spring. Summer goes by so fast it seems.

Anyway I have a fussy baby to get to so I've gotta run, but I hope you all are well!