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Saturday, May 16, 2009

Heart Warming

While on the way home from work after picking the kids up from day-care last week, "Remember When" by Alan Jackson came on the radio in the car. Ava said to me that Max was holding her hand. I looked and sure enough he was. We got closer to home and Ava said Max was still holding her hand. As I pull in to the garage and park the car, Ava unbuckled and started hugging Max and I could hear her crying. I asked if she was sad and she said "No, I don't know what I feel". We get in the house and Ava and was still crying. She got out her markers and a piece of paper and started. She brought in a drawing to me and asked if I new what it said. I said no, what does it say. She said the picture said that "Max lets her break her heart." She said she was crying because she was happy and she loved Max so much. I told her that Max was so lucky to have her as a big sister. She got a big smile on her face and gave Max a big hug.

Almost a Kindergartner


A couple weeks ago Ava had her Kindergarten orientation. Prior to going to the orientation, she mentioned she was excited to see the lockers and desk. I had to burst her bubble and tell her that in Kindergarten she wouldn't have lockers and desks. She would have a hook for her coat and backpack and they would sit at a table. She looked at me kind of confused and said "Well, what do you do in Kindergarten then." And she asked if she could start wearing make-up when she goes to Kindergarten. I asked here why she thinks she is going to have a locker. And her response was "On Hannah Montana they have lockers." I hope her idea of school isn't hanging out by her locker while wearing make-up!

She did have a good time at orientation meeting all the teachers and seeing all the rooms. I hope it gives her a better idea what to expect when she starts school. I think it made her feel better that things didn't look much different then her pre-k room that she is currently in. She loved seeing the art area in each room and all the supplies they had. . . her favorite!

And she has learned to tie her shoes, so she is all set!

We've got a . . .

WALKER!!! It is official! After months and months of practicing and teasing us, Max is walking. We are so proud of him. He started walking on his Aunt Becky's 30th birthday on April 25th. Check out the video. . .
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Now that Max is walking, he is starting to play around with different sounds. mmmms and aaahhhs. Music to my ears! Prior to these new sounds he would usually only make a "ha" sound.

Along with the sounds, he is picking up signs. He has now signed more, all done, dog, go, please, eat, drink, bath, and bannana. They may not be clear signs to others, but they are clear to me.

I don't know where all of this is coming from all at once. I am not sure if it is because he is not getting sick as much and he has longer stretches of being healthy. Whatever it is, I will take it.

Max is loving going to the park to swing. When I ask if he is all done swinging, he will sign more like a mad man.


The little man is definitely a mommy's boy. If I am around, he needs me to be holding him all the time. He will have a meltdown if I set him down. So that is a bit of a struggle, but at least I know he loves me! Do you think he is playing me???