Monday, June 23, 2008
From a speech-language pathologist perspective he should have been rid of this nasty thing a year ago. however, when i was about to have Price i admit that i needed him to have his "bubba" to make my life easier. The real deadline for me was his 3rd bday.
We finally decided that we were ready for whatever ramifications came from losing this treasured friend.
So at naptime on Father's day his last bubba went in a box and was sent to babyland. He cried in his bed for an hour and a half before falling asleep. Fortunately he has taken naps and fallen asleep without his soother all week.
I was worried we were going to have to sign him up for PA ("Pacifiers Anonymous") but it looks like he wasn't as addicted as we thought.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
This is the backyard btwn the garage and house...the first pic was taken on tuesday, 2nd pic on wednesday...they worked fast and it's my favorite part of yeard.
This pic is of our church friends playing whiffle ball in the backyard, just so you can see the before pic.
The front of the house
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
Here are a couple of clips from his clothes check-out on Monday.
(i apologize for the wild videography. i was videotaping with our video camera and our digital camera at the same time and had price on my hip...so you also hear price complaining in the background.)
This was the beginning of the "check-out"...i'm putting it on here to show you that it's not an easy thing for these guys to float on their backs fully clothed (note the green crocs from last summer...)
In this clip Gayle (an instructor in training) flips quade over to see if he can correct himself and get into a floating position...
This clip is where she pretends he falls in from the side and flips over. he swims the whole way to the side...once he has a goal in mind he won't stop to take a breath.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
late last week and this week they stained the fence (i describe it as the color of a tree trunk...subtle, blends in with the landscaping)
only one more post to come...the real landscaping!
Tuesday, June 10, 2008
yes, starting on June 1st Price took his first "crawl".
This first video is from June 3rd.
this is a video i took yesterday...amazing the difference a week makes! my world has changed drastically...i now have 2 mobile children...AHHH!!!
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
We have been going 4 days a week for 10 minutes each kid, each day. Both quade and price go and are one-on-one with Bev. I have been sitting on the side of the pool biting my nails! It's stressful!
She basically is teaching them to swim, then float on their backs and then swim. For Price, he had to learn to float and to find the surface from being on his face (flip-over).
Well, after 9 classes Price had his "check-out" where he was fully clothed and she simulated him falling in the water. I taped the lesson for you and a clip is below...be forewarned it may be difficult to watch.
It was a fabulous family time. The boys were great and it was a beautiful lake (cliffs, great cool evenings, dry air). Bruce and I played tennis 2x! the boys swam and played. I would highly recommend the Cliffs at possum kingdom if you need a little get-a-way (i wish i got a kickback for my little promo).