Friday, September 28, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Bridget has been smiling sporadically over the last few weeks, but I finally managed to get a couple pictures of her. Cute, huh?
Wednesday, September 26, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Jonah is a VERY sweet natured boy. He has a natural tendency to care for others. He is funny and loves to make others laugh (which he can do quite easily). He really is a great kid! He is happy 99% of the time (and when he isn't it is usually because he is tired).
The 'problem' that we are seeing in Jonah is a lack of focus. He has trouble paying attention to directions and even if he does listen to what he's asked to do, he forgets what he was doing pretty much before he starts. (And to clarify, I'm talking about simple directions such as "Jonah, go get your shoes and put them on."). Often when someone is talking to Jonah he will wander off as though they weren't even talking.
Jonah has a very difficult time hearing his name being called. He does not have a hearing problem, but he just doesn't seem to process that someone is talking to him. Sometimes it's like he is in his own little world.
Also he generally moves at his own pace. I know that this is part of who he is, but it does seem as though he could speed some things up when he is asked. (An example of this is that it can take him five minutes to get out of the van. He sloooooooowly crawls out of his car seat. Then he stops to pick something up off the floor. Then he turns around and sees a book. He starts to flip through the pages of the book. He finally realizes that I'm standing at the van door saying "Jonah, come out of the car, let's go!" and again starts to head my way. Then he notices the seat belt hanging over the middle seat. He starts playing with that. And on and on and on......)
So my question, for anyone who has any suggestions for me: what do we do with Jonah? How can we help him focus on completing tasks, paying attention to people talking to him, etc....? Have you dealt with this with your child or have you seen someone else like this? I really am feeling like we need to deal with it (somewhat) now before he is old enough to be in school. I honestly think that he would have to be home-schooled because he would get left behind in a classroom setting. (Yes, I know that he is only 2 1/2, but it's never to early to start, right?)
Thanks for your input, folks! :)
Monday, September 17, 2007
I went out to see what he had done....he had taken his most prized possesion (his blanket!) and spread it over his sister. If you've been reading this blog long, you know that Jonah does not often part with his blanket. It was so sweet and selfless!
He thought it would be best if he laid down with her for the picture. What a great brother, huh?
Friday, September 14, 2007
Tuesday, September 11, 2007
We had so much fun watching the game! Can't wait to see what will happen at next Saturday's game! :)
Saturday, September 08, 2007
At dinner he finally opened up and shared some details. When I said I thought it was a secret, he said, "I was only joking. I just wanted to tell Daddy at the same time!" What a sweetie, huh?
Then today at bedtime Henry said, "I did meet a new girl at my class. Her name is Lilly and she's really pretty! And she's short too!"
Saturday, September 01, 2007
2 Tbs olive oil
1 onion, sliced into rings
1 medium eggplant, cut into cubes
1 small zucchini, sliced thin
1 small yellow squash, sliced thin
1 pound mushrooms, sliced
2 cups (or so) grated mozzarella cheese
Brush crockpot with olive oil.
Place onion slices in bottom of crockpot and top with eggplant cubes.
Sprinkle with garlic powder and salt (to taste).
Sprinkle a handful of mozzarella over top.
Next layer zucchini slices, sprinkle with salt and a little more mozzarella.
Continue layering in this fashion (yellow squash, mushrooms and tomatoes with a sprinkling of salt and then mozzarella between each).
Cook on low for about 8 hours.
We serve this over warm egg noodles.....so yummy!