September 26, 2009

A Welcome

In the wee hours of the morning on Saturday, September 26th 2009, our very own special Grandjack got a brand new piece of heaven to share his birthday with. Little miss Lilly Park Cooper was born into the family this morning, and we are all a little more blessed for her arrival. Welcome to the family, Lilly. We love you to pieces already.
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September 22, 2009

I Have Been Blessed

I really do have two fantastic kids. Happy, outgoing, cheerful, determined, fantastic kids. I'm trying to make a conscious effort to notice them and how wonderful they really are, and every now and then I catch a glimpse of it on camera.
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Pile of Kids

Here's *my* kids! They all had so much fun playing together!
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September 16, 2009

Not Saying A Word

Not a single word.... I am, however, silently crossing things with the fervor of a thousand chocolate starved menopausal postal workers...
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September 14, 2009

Little Man Big Man

The look on this girls face is priceless. That is how Kael was recieved by the other,

smaller children in general the whole time.

Little man all grown up, today was Kael's first day of pre-preschool! Just as I'd expected, he's the giant of the class so far ( we meet the other half of the class tomorrow) and just as I'd expected, he's still Kael and not the social butterfly that is Raegan. He flitted from activity to activity, kind of avoided the other children and personal interaction in general, but was the same super happy excited little boy I know and love. His teachers handled him very nicely, working with his extra energy and short attention span very easily. Tomorrow is his first full day without me, and I'm eager to see how he does! I worry about this kid. He is just SO big, I've seen others and I've been guilty myself of expecting him to act the age he looks. He's a tiny little man in a giant body, and some times that doesn't serve him well. He made a wee little friendship overature at the train table with this itty bitty little princess of a girl, and I was spending the whole interaction worried about how he might accidently hurt her.. something as simple as stumbling could knock that tiny little pea flying, and Kael would feel SO badly about that. Time will tell, I just have to trust in his teachers and trust in him and trust in myself that he will be absolutely fine.
** ha ha, Hey! Guess what? Just realized that Kael's pants have been on backwards all day. What a fantastic first impression to make, lol!!Posted by Picasa

September 09, 2009

Super Special Snowflake

Well today was the day! Raegans first day of official pre-school. She's been socializing for a few years now, and has loved every second of it, so this year we took the big step and enrolled her in an official pre-school program, and oh my goodness!! She's the smartest cracker in the box! Which may become a problem because she doesn't give the other kids much of a chance to offer an answer... but she's the only one that recognised her written name ( without a picture), the one that knew all the numbers in the counting game... Why, she's just the most super special snowflake in the bunch! I know, gooey mom stuff. We all think our children are the brightest and best, but today? Mine really was. She did so well playing with the other children, sharing, interacting with the teachers and other parents, I'm just so excited to see her so confidently comfortable. I'm sure it's a mix of her own personality and her previous pre-pre-school experience, but dang if I'm not feeling a smidge like I may have had something to do with it. Now if only her Mama could feel so comfortable in new situations... we'll work on that.
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