Monday, October 26, 2015

Happy Birthday Nolan!

 Happy birthday to Nolan!  He is seven years old!  Talk about excited!  Our little guy begins looking forward to his special day months before.

 Isn't he a doll?  Such a little flirt, he can charm the way into anyone's heart!

 Nolan is so easy to please.  He likes just about everything.  This year he asked for only one thing-- an Elsa doll from Frozen.
We got him one-- and he got a Frozen book from big sister Galina.  He was so enthralled in the book as Galina read it to him.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Lexi and Ginger

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Making Strides

Natalie continues to make great strides.   After nearly a year she is drinking out of a sippy cup by herself.  She is also making more eye contact, something she rarely did before.
Natalie does not like milk.  Or water.  She drinks only juice.  Lately, I have been mixing her juice with a little almond milk.  It's hit or miss with whether or not she drinks it,
but today I got her take a few sips.
Oliver and Natalie get on the same bus every morning.  They go to the same school.  They are in the same class.  They have gotten closer.  Our mornings are a little less chaotic because of them having the same schedule.  It's a nice arrangement all around. 
However, this was something I had to push for.  Last year, the school suggested a medically fragile class for Natalie because she was not walking and her delays were so significant.  I was apprehensive before visiting the class, and adamant about her not being in the class after seeing it.  There was no way she belonged in a medically fragile class, but the school was hesitant to put her in any other class when she wasn't walking yet.  So I told them, we would wait to enroll her until the new school year, when I knew she would be walking.   Fast forward to now, and she seems to be doing well.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Anastasia's Birthday

Happy birthday Anastasia!  I can't believe you are seventeen!  You are growing up into such a sweet, helpful, loving, young woman.
For Anastasia's birthday we made homemade pizzas.  They are always a hit with everyone.
Anastasia requested an ice-cream cake.  One with lots of chocolate fudge!

Anastasia did a great job blowing out all of her candles.

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Happy Birthday Jonny!

Wow-- you are growing up fast Jonny!   Happy happy birthday!

After cake and presents, we took Jonny to drive go-carts!  He had a blast!