Friday, September 26, 2008

We're almost done painting!

We are almost done painting! We only have touch-up work left to do. Our electrical is getting hooked up tomorrow, and we have carpet ordered!! I can't wait!!
This is Cayson's bedroom. We still need to put the border up.

This is Christian's bedroom.

This is our family/playroom. I was really worried about the colors at first and thought it might be too dark, but I really love it now!

Dirty Look

So, this is one of Jillian's latest things. She can give people the dirtiest looks. I don't know where she got it from, but she will now do it on cue. We will say, "Jillian, can you give me a dirty look?" and this is what we get. This picture is the best I have, but it really doesn't give it justice. Now if I can get her high-pitch scream on video, I'll share that, too. It's great fun, let me tell ya!

Parent Teacher Conferences

Christian had such a great report from his teacher. He is getting mostly A's, with one B+. He even has an A in his "regular" geography class. His teacher just adores him and thinks he is the sweetest kid ever. It was fun to see how he spends his days. He goes to the greenhouse for 1st and 2nd period, and he has geography and seminary for 3rd and 4th. His last few classes are in his "homeroom" where he can get more one on one. For PE he gets to play Wii Fit and do Tae-Bo and yoga. How fun is that?! He also has a study hall period where they help him with geography homework and do miscellaneous things when he's caught up, such as math. He also has a writing skills class. Christian really wants to give up study hall and do his homework at home just so he can go to a math class. What kid wants to do that?! He also gets social skills weekly with the school psychologist with a group of kids. It's such a great program.
We then went to the greenhouse and met the teachers over there. They were so nice, and we could tell they were so happy to have him there. They showed us the 4,000 poinsettias the kids were working on for the holiday season. I can't wait to go buy some and support the program! Christian really likes being there, and he is determined to save up for a laptop from the money he earns. Great idea, Christian!


Here's some pics I just thought I'd share....

Cute, huh?

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Aloe Vera Plant

Christian isn't one to ramble on about school or give many details about his day, but when he came home today, he was so excited to show me his Aloe Vera plant that he planted all by himself. His explanation went something like this:

"Do you know what kind of plant this is Mom? Don't you know that it's an Aloe Vera plant. Actually, it's a baby Aloe Vera, and we can keep replanting it over and over. We can replant the baby plants. Can we replant it? Can I sell them when I make more of them? Did you know that it has medicine in it?"

For Christian, that much detail is pretty non-existent, so I was so excited to see him this excited over something!

15 month check-up

Jillian had her 15-month check up today. Where has the time gone?
She weighed in at 23 pounds even and was 31 inches long.
The doctor said she was doing great and even said she was pretty advanced in her speech. He was hoping for around 20 words. He said that is pretty typical at this age. He was really surprised when I told him it was much higher than that. Of course, little miss attitude wouldn't say anything for him, except, of course, "No!"
She also had two shots, which she handled like a trooper. She cried for a tiny bit, but she was more upset about having to lay down on the exam table.
She zonked out on the way home and is much happier now!