Monday, September 6, 2010
I really can't believe that it has been almost a year since my last post, I guess that just proves that life with two is much busier than life with one child! My school life was pretty darn busy too, in addition to my normal school duties I took on the first school musical and took 8th graders to Washington DC, both in March!
The kids are doing just great, they are growing like crazy and love each other so much. I am very lucky to have such healthy happy children. At Noa's 3 year old check up he had gone from the 20th percentile in weight and height when we got him to the 50th percentile, in just one year! He is almost as tall as Makana ad she only outwieghs him by 2 pounds on most days. Mostly they get along well, but she is a bit bossy at times and he is growing up and beginning to resent that a bit. We spent a month in Arkansas with my mom, Dean Dean to the kids. We were so lucky to have so much time with her. The kids got to ride in the golf cart, check the bluebird houses, swim, meet cousins, and visit the beach in Texas. The car trips were not much fun, we drove there and then drove on down to the Texas coast with a stop in Ft. Worth. Makana was car sick much of the time and I did not discover how well a little children's Dramamine worked until the last day on the way home. I was not aware that it was safe for little kids. Noa's speech continues to improve, he is still hard to understand, but is trying more and more words, his newest is "Why?" to everything, which is a bit annoying! He is quite a tease, sometimes that is not good, he seems to think I am teasing when he is in trouble and he just smiles and laughs at me.
Both kids started public school this year, Makana is in Kindergarten and Noa is in pre-school. They are at different schools because the elementary that M attends is too full to house the pre-school program. They both ride the bus to school and then to the sitters house. Noa has the bus to himself both ways and loves his driver, Mr. Gideon. Both kids love going to school and love Leslie even more, some days they don't want to leave when I come to get them. Makana can read most anything, and just forget about spelling something in front of her if you don't want her to understand it you have to resort to pig latin. Please, no one teach her that! She writes stories about princesses and letters to her grandmothers. She is pretty amazingly smart, the other day she was writing something and telling her brother, "now this is the mall, don't forget." It was a map! As a social studies teacher that makes me proud! Gil is building a deck, has been working on it since June! Anyway, Noa loves to "help" and dad is so good about letting him do so. He bought him a Lowes apron and Noa puts that on with his sunglasses and hat and goes to work hammering with his plastic golf club even when dad is at work. Yesterday he wore his sister's pink bejewelled flip flops to top off the ensemble, cute! Of course yesterday he also swung said golf club into his sister's head. Oops, glad it is plastic. Oh and on another note, yesterday he also stuck cereal up his nose, pulled it out and then while I was telling him not to do that laughed at me and ate the cheerio! As Makana said, "I told you he was gross!" Happy Labor Day!