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Thursday, December 31, 2009

December 2009

What a nut

Today I took the kids to Target. They were riding in the cart next to each other and Rylie asked Cole to pray. First they said their night prayer together. "Now I lay me down to sleep..." They went through the whole thing and had people just laughing. Then she told him to pray again and he said "Dear God, please give Jesus a haircut. Amen" HAHAHAHA!

12/7/2009 8:34:23 PM

I just realized I haven’t written in here since September. Oops!! I figured I should update on how the kids are doing.

Cole is doing AMAZING with his sensory stuff. The last week of so he even started eating meat!! Last night he ate baked chicken and said he liked it. Tonight he ate quite a bit of steak! I’m so proud of him! He has been very willing to try new foods also. We had his Special Education evaluation with the school district and they found that he doesn’t need any services. I figured this would be the case since he’s made so much progress! He’s also a lot more willing to get his hands messy and the shaking in his hands while eating has seemed to slow down also. He has even stopped asking for a "paper wet towel" at every meal! We have him using a napkin and he’s completely fine with it. :) Huge improvement!

Rylie had her 2 year check up and she’s doing great!! Her weight was very good for her height and as far as motor skills go, she was similar to a 4 year old.
She was 26lbs and 33 3/4 inches. Her weight was the 40th percentile, height was 50th.

Both kinda have been very healthy so far this fall (knock on wood) with only 2 small viruses. Rylie was sick with a fever for a few days early Sept and both had a cold the week of Thanksgiving. It is such a relief from this time last year! We’re hoping to keep this healthy streak going for the rest of the winter. :)

12/7/2009 8:22:40 PM
Merry Christmas!
We’ve been having lots of fun this holiday season. The kids are really getting into Christmas this year. They LOVED decorating the tree (even though Nina can’t leave the decorations alone) and looking at Christmas lights. We also went to see Dora at the Mall of America last week. They had a Christmas special and the kids got to give her a hug and get a picture taken with her. It was very cute and they had so much fun!

Cole’s favorite Christmas movie is Frosty the Snowman this year. He’s watched it over and over again. They both though Rudolph was too scary so maybe next year.

Even Rylie walks around the house singing "jingle bells, jingle bells, jingle bells" over and over again. We can’t wait to see their reaction on Christmas morning with a tree full of gifts!