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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tiny leg brace

Last week we had a little accident at our house where Lexie got hurt. She was competing with Gracie who could get to Daddy faster but was sidelined when Gracie slipped on the couch. Lexie basically broke Gracie's fall. Since she doesn't walk we did not see a difference in her stance until the next day during therapy time. That is when I noticed she would not put any weight on it so we made an appointment with our doctor. After a series of x-rays we found out that it wasn't broken or fractured but the doctor wants to ere on the side of caution by having her wear a boot for 3 weeks. As of now we are 1 week down so after the next 2 weeks and another round of x-rays, we should be ready to start practicing walking again. She still tries to walk with it but gets easily discouraged because I am either stopping her or the boot unbalances her. Thankfully she doesn't seem to mind the boot too much.

Wiggle worm wouldn't sit still ;)

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Award Assembly

Yesterday was the end of another 9 weeks which means awards are given out representing all of the students hard work. Ethan got two ribbons this time and was given his report card. He got excellent for everything and his teacher commented, " Ethan is continuing to make even more progress. He always gives 110% effort!" I will need to remember that the next time I ask him to clean his room. 110% drastically decreases in our house ;) Nonetheless, we are very proud of him and are just happy that he is enjoying school.

I see my mom!!

When he laughs, all seems alright with the world.
I love it that much!

If you look close at Ethan's elbow you will see what happens
when you are having way too much fun on your scooter

Go-Kart & Scooter Races

Since there was no school last Monday due to Martin Luther King Day, we took it as an opportunity to take over the school parking lot for some Go-Kart and scooter races. The kids were ECSTATIC about this and for one moment in time Eric and I were the best parents ever. That was until we told them it was time to go and then were back to being the meanest parents ever. Ethan got to try out his new scooter that he bought for himself using all of his birthday money. We all enjoyed our afternoon and it was quite nice to just relax and have fun!

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Happy 6th Birthday Ethan!!!!!!

It feels like I just wrote the post about Ethan's 5th birthday party and now here we are another year later. These years are flying by and our little boy is changing so much. He is such a blessing to our family and such a great big brother!

This year the kids were given a choice between a party or a fancy dinner and a special outing. Well, Ethan choose the fancy dinner and special outing but changed his mind a WEEK before his birthday. Now this realistic/hate to be ambushed mommy was " OH NO buddy, you made your choice, so now you have to stick to it." However, up creeps that horrible thing called mommy guilt! I made a mad dash to the store for invitations and we got them to school the next day. He invited all of his classmates from school and I think we had a great turnout. His theme was Indian Jones, which by the way is not so easy to find but thanks to craigslist and pinny, I think it turned out quite cute. We had it at Peter Piper Pizza which is a first for us and I have to say it was not hectic. I tend to like to throw parties at home because those places can get a little too chaotic for me but we had it early enough so it was quite nice.

Front of the invitation

Inside the invitation

The satchels that I made for everyone.
The boys got the traditional brown whereas the girls got purple.
Each one was personalized too and were so easy to make.

The cake

Everyone eating pizza

Ethan & Gracie
Lexie was already passed out in the stroller.

Opening Gifts

Listening to his new radio while reading a 3d book with 3d glasses.

Gracie showing off her satchel!

A huge thank you goes to Jami at Blackberry Vine for the inspiration, resources to other parties and for emailing me her labels!!