Friday, October 22, 2010

Fall Festivities, part 2.

This past weekend Drew's mom and dad came for a visit. We all went to Hillcrest Apple Orchard. It was so pretty up there!! We all had a great time. We picked apples, Nathan and Zayne rode a pony, Nathan got to petal around on a cart, went on a tractor ride, milked a cow, and shopped at the market for some of their homemade goods. We ate fried apple fritters with a big dollop or vanilla ice cream on top.
It was a blast and we were so glad we got to spend time with Nah-Nah and G-Dad!! We hated to see them leave.

Before we went to the Orchard, Nah-Nah and G-dad took the little boys to buy them some new shoes at stride rite. This first picture was Mike holding Noah on the way to the shoe store. He was just so happy in G-dad's arms!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Fall Festivities, part 1.

Last week we took the kids to a local churches' pumpkin patch. They had such a good time seeing all the pumpkins, walking through them all, and picking them up. We let them each pick out a small pumpkin and then Nathan and Drew picked our big family pumpkin for carving. This weekend I am going to let them decorate their little pumpkins with stickers and markers. I just love fall and everything that comes with, crisp air, leaves turning and falling, pumpkins, baked goodies, drinking coffee by the fire, Halloween. It is my favorite season.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

9 years.

I just wanted to say Happy Anniversary to my precious husband. I love you more, most and infinity!!!


Wednesday, October 6, 2010

(Not Quite) Wordless Wednesday

These are some pictures of Z &N that I took last month. I will remember this day for a long time. They loved on each other and shared so much! It was a very happy day. They worked together to pull up the grass and pile it in a little toy. I love it when my kids behave this way.

Monday, October 4, 2010


All 3 boys had haircuts Saturday.

They were long overdue.

They all now look like handsome, clean cut little fellows.

Unfortunately, my camera battery was dead so I have no pictures.

I am excited to say Zayne didn't. even. cry. He was such a big boy (with a sucker in both hands) and I couldn't have been more proud! This is huge compared to last time. He screamed the WHOLE TIME. Haircuts can be traumatic for children with sensory disorders.

I really think occupational therapy has helped a lot. He has some sensory issues and we have noticed an improvement with a combination of PRAYER (which I know is the main reason), speech therapy, occupational therapy, and him just getting older. Certain noises don't bother him anymore like the fridge animal magnets. lol

He also know his ABC's(and the sounds of some), some numbers, *has an awesome memory, saying a lot more words, knows the tune to a few songs, notices things more, and he even mimiced me when I told him Friday that "We've got to go get Nay Nay". It sort of sounded like this: 'ne not no net Nay Nay'. I think I threw him up in the air and did cartwheels...well maybe not but I sure was thrilled. We even made a song out of it and sang it all the way to the bus stop and back. He is just learning so much and truely loves to learn and I am so thankful for this sweet little boy. He is definitely taking steps in the right direction.

Well, this post was only going to be about haircuts but I just get so excited when I talk about my Zayne and his improvements. They may not seem like much to normal standards but they are HUGE to me!!

*Nah Nah- do you remember when you were here a few weeks ago and you traced his hand on the magna-doodle? Yesterday I started to trace his hand on paper and he said "Na Nah, Na Nah"!
He remembered you tracing his hand. I thought it was too precious!

**UPDATE- Zayne showed me tonight he knew ALL of his shapes!! I asked him where the triangle, rectangle, square, star, circle, diamond, and oval were and he showed me all of them numerous times and got them right!!

10-19 knows his colors and animals