Friday, March 25, 2011

Its Been a While

Hello Spring!!

It has been about 2 months since my last post. I can now report that Julianna is officially completely potty trained. (Well, night time is a different story. She still has accidents while sleeping, but when she is laying down to go to sleep she refuses to put on a pull-up. Only "big girl underpanties" for her now. I have to slide a pull-up on her once she is asleep!)

She is talking like crazy!! She is a motor mouth! She knows all her colors, letters, letter sounds, and identifies numbers 1 - 10. She still loves books. Each week when we go to storytime, I pick out at least 20 books to take home to read to her. She quickly picks "favorites of the week" and knows the books by title.

5th Grade is coming to an end for Caroline. We are actually finishing up a few things now. It is nice to have a few things done early in the Spring. I learned that trick a few years ago. We ease back into things early in Aug. and don't go into everything until Sept. That way we are done a bit early with some things.

We have been on a lot of cool field trips this year. We went to a blimp hanger this week (built in 1941 for WWII). Caroline enjoyed the art museum, and we drove to Richmond to visit the Confederate White House recently. (Julianna was a bit restless on this one, so Gary took her out and Caroline and I were given a great private tour of the house. Sometimes it pays to have a wiggly toddler!!) We have a turtle and bird migration trip down on the beach in a few weeks.

I am looking forward to Easter and our now annual Disney World trip on Mother's Day week. Can't wait to see our buds!! " Watch out Buzz, Woody, and Jessie - Here come Julianna and Jaden!!!!!!"