Tuesday, March 24, 2009


Wow...it's been a while.

Because I know you've all been wondering - I no longer have a thumb-sucker. And it was all for this...Barbie Thumbelina (Thumbelina - ironic huh).By Friday she'll have enough 'dollars' saved to buy one. She is so proud of herself. And I'm proud of her. I still catch her with it in her mouth when she's deep in sleep - but those moments are getting more rare. Hopefully after she stops for a while, that will stop too. Now...the new problem - putting EVERYTHING in her mouth.

So, yesterday I stayed home from work sick. And, I kept Carlee and Eli home with me (I'm not sure how smart that was).

Here was Carlee's prayer at lunch:

'Jesus, thank you for my mommy staying with me all day today. Please Jesus, let Jenna come play in my playhouse with me. And I love my mommy and I love my daddy. Amen'.

Not glad I didn't feel good...glad my sweet girl was home with me.

And, Eli - my little man. He's pulling up on everything and every-once-in-a-while gets brave enough to let go with one hand. He crashes into things, crawls under things and bangs his head, falls off things...and never cries - just keeps on going. Is this a sign of things to come? Carlee was, and is, afraid of everything - no risk taking, nothing dangerous. I love this little guy.

Last thing...I would love to hear pre-school opinions/suggestions? I'm considering a couple of scenarios for Carlee. I was told last week that to be where she needs to be to start Charleston kindergarten (and not be behind) she needs to do 4-day pre-school (full days). Thoughts/opinions?


Amanda J. said...

I'm so proud of Carlee too! I keep watching her during the day to see if she's sneaking it in, but nope! She's so proud of herself and that's so neat to see!

Preschool thing, we already talked about, but my opinion on the 4 day full day thing, I think, at least for Kate, that it would be hard to send her for that long. Of course, Carlee is used to daycare and Kate isn't. I don't know what to do either!

Anonymous said...

Grace has been going to preschool this year after my babysitter had to quit. It was a very hard decision but she goes 5 days and absolutely loves it!!! She has learned so much. Just my two cents.
Kristin Aishman

Michelle said...

Congratulations Carlee!!! What a sweet little prayer too. And that is funny about the THUMBelina. Haha!

As for preschool, I try not to think that far ahead, because the thought of it makes me sick to my stomach and I want to curl up in a little ball and cry myself to sleep. So it's safe to say, I'm no help there.