Friday, March 25, 2011

The Kids

It's been quite a while since I've put anything up here, so I thought I'd give a quick update on how the kids are doing. 

Rae is doing great in 4K.  We've been hosting a lot of play-dates with her friends from school, and that seems to be helping her socially.  Now she has all sorts of friends that she plays with at school, rides the bus with, shares snacks with, makes art for...very, very neat to see!  She is inviting 5 friends from school to her birthday party next month.  It is going to be a Fancy Nancy themed party with stations for hairdos, nail polish, dress-up, photo shoot...about as girly-girl as it gets!!

Jo, as usual, is only a half step behind Rae with all the academic stuff.  She can now write all her uppercase letters, and some lowercase.  She spends a good part of each day having me spell words out loud so she can write little notes/phrases.  Her personality has really started to shine lately too.  She loves to be silly and make people laugh.  Fun and joy just emanate from her when she is happy...but if she is over-tired and crabby watch out...she definitely has a balance.

Van is 7 months old now!  He sits up, rolls over, and scoots around the tile & hardwood floors in his walker.  He's eating solid foods...cereal, sweet potato, broccoli, cauliflower, squash, pears, apples, carrots, mango, beets, cantaloupe, and honeydew.  He has also started drinking a little of his milk from a regular cup.  He is getting to be so much fun to play with...he can play with his little toys and has the greatest smile and laugh.  He keeps us all pretty exhausted though as he is definitely not the greatest sleeper.