Sunday, September 27, 2009

The week in review

This has been a pretty good week in the Phillips household. Although there's been plenty of rain to go around, there have been a few dry spurts as well.

Ryan had a fantastic, can I say again, FANTASTIC, week at school. Every day he received a smiley face!!!! This is such an improvement from last week. On Thursday his teacher had written that he was trying really hard to follow directions and was doing a great job. I was very proud. But Friday took the cake. While I was sitting in car line, the lady getting the car numbers stopped at the truck. She asked if I was Ryan's mom. I said yes, having no idea what was going to come out of her mouth. She said, "I just love him. He is just the sweetest boy. He is so kind and loving. I took him to the principal's office today. (In the back of my mind I'm thinking 'oh no, it's only kindergarten'.) I got him a special treat because he's been so good this week." WHEW!! Crisis averted. I was so proud inside. My little man is growing up and adjusting to school. It's good to know he is so well liked by his teachers.

Alex is just blooming with words and his understanding of things. His definite "no" and "sit down" are my favorite. Stubborn child though--just like his mommy!! He turns two on Friday and my heart just aches. As I passed the nursery this morning and saw the newborn area I just wanted to cry. I remember just yesterday my baby was that small. I know life goes on and children grow, but sometimes my heart just yearns for another. Oh well, I love my children as they grow just the same.

Love to all,

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Our life

Okay, so I have decided that even though New Year's is a few months away, my resolution should be to update my blog at least weekly. So much changes and life gets so busy I just don't take the time. I need to make an effort to do this better.

Ryan has been in kindergarten for just over a month. He's had his ups and downs and share of straight and upside down faces. Last week I had a "come to Jesus meeting" with him. Evidently his teacher thought it entertaining when I wrote that on the note to her, as she showed it to the TA in the room. They both appreciated it. Ever since he's gotten nothing but smily faces. Kindergarten just isn't that challenging to him right now. I am sure it will become that way eventually, but now he just breezes through everything. He is already learning to read, and is all about his sight words. He reads to me most nights, which I just love. Since Mike and myself read so often, I hope our love of reading has rubbed off on him.

Alex on the other hand has turned in to the typical toddler, complete with tantrums and screaming at inappropriate moments. He is still absolutely adorable though. He's talking so much--"sit down, be the ball, Hi, papaw" just to name a few. It's so cute when he tells me to sit down. It's quite adorable. He still eats anything I give him. He really loves black beans and rice from my burritos. He says, "bite" and points. In other words, that is his and he wants it. Spoiled little child. But that's only on way to be when you're that age. Not only that, but that's how memories are made.

My birthday has come and gone as well on the 14th. It was a great day, complete with a childless dinner at Bonefish Grill. The food was great and dessert was even better. That was until we got home with the little man. He had croup and the next day at the peds office, discovered he had another ear infection. Bless his heart. Finally now a little over a week later he's feeling better. Still not sleeping through the night, but hopefully that won't last much longer.

Well, there's a lot coming up in the next few weeks. Alex will turn two, Mike and I will have been married for 7 years, Mike has a birthday, then not long after that is Ryan's birthday. Then of course only 6 weeks later it's Christmas. Geez, it's a busy next few months. Hopefully I'll be able to sit down to blog all this.

Best to you all