Saturday, April 11, 2009

All I want for Easter is my two front teeth

Austin has lost his two bottom frontteeth... He lost them about a month apart from eachother. I will post the 2 missing teeth picture soon. The ToothFairy brought 4 quarters eachtime, Austin was SOOOO excited.

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Day Two....WooHoo

Well...I might as well update you on the boys...
Austin- almost 5.5 yrs old. He cannot wait to go to school...He knows he goes to school when the leafs turn yellow. He just started his second year playing hockey and is LOVING it! He is a wonderful big brother to Aaron...but sometimes too wonderful (he can defiantely annoy Aaron).
We have started a button system with him, which works really well. I would do an allowance, actually have already tried, but everytime he got any form of money, he wanted to spend it on candy (not good for the teeth). So my SIL mentioned a reward/discipline system that I believe she saw on one of the nanny shows.

You have two jars, one for the child and one for the adult (filled with payment ie beads, rocks...I used buttons.) With every chore, good deed, even immediate obedience you would give them payment to put in thier jar. With disobedience, backtalk, lying etc. they would have to pay you in to your jar. (we have Austin put the buttons in and out of his jar...not a problem when he gets them, but he is not happy when he has to put them back in our jar...I tell him he needs to do it, but if he refuses he looses an extra button. Also if he knocks his jar down (which he has done only once) he looses the buttons that fell on the floor.

So far this has worked pretty dang good (THANK LISA) Once he fills the jar (which he could do in a month to a month and a half, if he doesn't loose a ton of buttons... we will let him choose to go to Chuck E Cheese or pick out a toy. I also have lines on the jar as milestone when we get to do cheaper fun icecream at McDonalds.

Aaron - 18months is growing soooo fast. He is walking/running like mad and nothing, I mean nothing can restrain the boy! We take the ladder off the Austin's bunkbed so Aaron wouldn't climb, since there was no ladder he climbed up the side. None of the baby gates work...he always finds a way...pretty smart kid. He is a huge talker, was told if he had a twin, they would have there own language. He totally is speaking his own laguage, and even laughs at what he says. I only understand a couple of words, his favorite one is "NO" or "No way"..this could mean either yes or no. He has a blanket, which he LOVES...Austin never has something like this. This blanket is not the design I would have picked out, but he doesn't go any where without it. He is a Linus. He definately looks up to his brother ans want to do EVERYTHING his brother does.

Monday, April 06, 2009

Six Months....SERIOUSLY...I suck!!

Wow...I CANNOT believe how time flies and how much of a slacker I am. And I am truely sorry, and yes I know my last post pretty much started out the same way. But I am going to change!
1. I need to post more..This is my journel
2. Keep family updated
3. To get off of Jessica's Blogs in Time Out list

A lot but not too many things have went on...but to keep this post from being uber long I will give a quick overview and in future might do some "flashbacky" posts.

Beginning of October I went back to work to help out for 2 months while a girl went on Maternity leave (THANK YOU mother for watching the boys!)

Halloween was a blast! Austin & Aaron LOVED getting candy.

Austin's Birthday nice and small

Thanksgiving was lots of fun also...spent it with my family.

Christmas is always was neat seeing Aaron more excited about opening presents. Plus I got a new sewing machine! :)

New Years..Totally fell asleep before the ball dropped.

January & February not too much that I remember.

March Chris got a new job..5 year contract baby! WooHoo!

And here we are in April...Austin started his new Hockey Season. Aaron is our little daredevil following in his brothers footstep. (he climbs the bunkbed EVEN when we take the ladder down and still makes it to the top).

Just some cute thinks I heard today...

At Austin's hockey's practice, one of the kids forgot his stick and we had an extra one for him to use...The mother told me she asked her son "what is a hockey player without his hockey stick"..he no joke said "a figure skater"

Tonight we had FHE on the Easter story...we had Chris's sister's kids over for it. We got to the part about how Jesus died...Emmalee my niece said "all we need to do is put bandaids on and He will be all better".