Monday, November 17, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Anyhow I created a slide with photos to fill you in on what we have been doing. I am sure I will have more to post soon...As the next few weeks are going to be filled with my parents coming for 3 weeks, preschools Harvest Festival, our Disneyland trip, the Pumpkin patch, Halloween, and much more. Hope everyone is doing well!
Thursday, June 26, 2008
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Monday, May 5, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
*I realized the same video was posted from week two so this is a new video from Week 3*
So Grady is doing so well! He is no longer whining while he floats. He is even kicking his arms and moving his arms. He told me the other day he wants to be on swim team like mommy. Week 4 will start next week cause the teacher is going out of town. Which works out well cause Grady has bronchitis. So we are all recovering from a few nights of no sleep. Hope everyone is having a wonderful week!
Saturday, April 12, 2008
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
So Grady started swim lessons last week. They are not your typical swim lessons at the public pool. These are really survival lessons. The program is called Infant Swimming Resources. http://www.infantswim.com/ It's pretty amazing to see the progress of Grady and the other kids around him. His first lesson he cried the whole time. Second lesson cried about half the time. Third lesson just cried before getting in and now he is asking to go to swim lessons and doesn't want to get out when they are over.
I must admit they are pretty expensive for a 10 mins per day for 5-6 weeks. But no amount of money can save your child in an aquatic accident. "Swim lessons teach your kid how to swim but knowing how to swim a few feet in the water is not necessarily going to save your child in an emergency situation. Your child's ability to survive an aquatic accident depends on her ability to orient themselves in the water and get a breath & keep breathing until she can be rescued or get out of the water. Most drownings or near-drowning incidents occur when a child is fully clothed." (from the Parent Resource book) Therefor by the end of the lessons Grady will be swimming fully clothed in both summer and winter clothes (oh and shoes).
I found out about this program through a friend who had her son in the class at 15 months. I highly recommend it to everyone. I will post a new video every week so you can see his progress. (We can only video tape on Fridays) But check out the site to find an instructor near you. Some other video to watch http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zesZi6rqGA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aseQsDBJS6c
Thursday, April 3, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Grady, Abigail & Catie - SunAbigail in her cute Padres outfit - Sun
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Abigail kind of sitting by herself (she fell over shortly after the picture)
Catie is growing
Grady at the San Diego Air & Space Museum
Thursday, February 28, 2008
Friday, February 22, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Thursday, February 7, 2008
Wednesday, February 6, 2008
So at 6:45 pm the baby was born weighting 5 lbs 5 oz. And I got to be there for her birth. She was small but did really well. Since she had no prenatal care they took her to the nursery to put some IV's in her and to watch her since they weren't sure how far along she was. Turns out she was born around 38 weeks so she wasn't really a preemie just small. She came home with us Sat night and we have had her ever since. She is doing good and putting on lots of weight already (6 lbs 12 oz as of today) So she is doing good! Now we are just going through the legal process.
This is one of those stories you hear about the kid being pregnant and no one knowing. She hid it well since we saw here mid Dec and had no idea. So we are just glad they are both ok and that she has made the best choice for the baby. I can't imagine what she is going through so it's a little bitter sweet for us. So that's the story of how Kennedy Cathrine Marie came into our life.
Thursday, January 31, 2008
A. The rules of the game are posted at the beginning. B. Each player answers the questions about themselves. C. At the end of the post, the player then tags 5 people and posts their names then goes to their blogs and leaves them a comment, letting them know that they have been tagged and asking them to read your blog.
10 years ago: I was in High School, spent most of my time swimming and working as a lifegurad/swim instructor.
5 things on my to do list today: 1. Clean my house for our SuperBowl Party 2. take a nap 3. Make a few phone calls 4. Take & Pick up Grady from Preschool. 5. Get the mail
Snacks I enjoy: Lets see...chips, chocolate, ice cream, cheese & crackers, salsa & chips, to name a few.
What I would do if I were suddenly a billionaire: First I would invest most of it so that way we could live off the interest. But then I would buy some nice property in Carlsbad and build our dream house along with a house for my parents to live in right next door. And I am sure I would buy a few things, maybe a new car, clothes, shoes, stuff for the kids.
3 of my bad habits: Eating too many sweets, talking on the phone too much & shopping too much.
5 places I have lived: Oregon, California, Nevada, Arizona
5 jobs I have had: Swim Instructor, Lifeguard, AR Mananger, Service Dept. Head Cashier & Receptionist
5 things people don't know about me: 1. I'm 1/4 Swedish, Mormor (grandma) was raised there 2. I swim competetivly 3. I love photography 4. I want to go back to school when my kids are older to be a RN in Labor & Delivery 5. And the big shocker... Mike and I are in the process of adopting a week old baby girl. Her name is Kennedy Cathrine-Marie, she was born Jan. 24th weighing 5 lbs 5 oz and 17 inches long. She came home with us on Sat. the 27th. So life is busy with 3 kids under the age of 3.