Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Life with 5!!

  Things stay soooo busy around here, and I have almost completely forgotten about blogging! But since this is the main place i write what is going on in my life, I should update it every once in a while!!!   We had a wonderful full summer of playing, swimming lessons and family trips!  
    We started back to school at the end of August.  Topher started 4th grade, Creedance started 3rd, and TJ is doing Kindergarten again.  After a couple of days we moved Toph up to the 5th grade.  He has been, i don't want to say bored, because he was never bored at school he just read so much that it felt like that was all he did there.  Fifth grade has been an adjustment for him. He stays busy with school work which he is having to get used too. He is still getting straight A's but has to work on paying more attention at school.  He does all the after school activities he can. I think he is signed up for like six of them. Although i am in trouble because he only got to attend the first part of his robotics after school class.  In my defense it seems like he stays every single day of the week and occasionally i like to see him and know how he is doing!!!!!!
   Creedance is on the dance team and loving it.  I was a little worried, but no problems so far.  I hated dragging her to ballet when she did it before, and although she still doesn't really like ballet she doesn't bawl to stay home.  She dances two days a week and tries to stay for after school things too.  But doesn't make it nearly as often as Toph. Thats ok i like her to come home.

TJ really wants me to sign him up for anything!!! He has begged and begged and i still haven't gotten him into anything!! He wants to do soccer, or dance, or ice skate, or swim, or basketball, or gymnastics.  I don't think he cares what he does he just wants something.  He has thereapy every week, and i tell him that is something but i don't think he really agrees.  He is loving school this year.  He has always been a happy boy and is great at making friends, but i think it is easier for him to understand and follow along this year. Hopefully i will eventually get him signed up for something, but kind of want to wait for the new year!!!

Pearson is ball of never ending energy and is very defiant!! Some days i love it and others i become completely overwhelmed!!! He will not potty train!  I have tried everything i can think of and he just won't!!!!!  We have tried punishments, rewards, and everything inbetween. No matter how hard or long i try he says NO!  Right now i am trying not to focus on it and hopefully he will do it eventually!  He is dancing this year and is enjoying it.  He has only had one performance, but he didn't dance at all!  He had an ear infection and i don't think that helped.  He still likes to give me loves everyonce in awhile and loves to just keep me busy!

Talmage, well Talmage is the baby.  We love having him around.  He is usually a very mellow baby.  Right now he is teething and has an ear infection.  It has led to a lot of crying and he won't sleep in his crib anymore.  He has never slept through the night but it is even worse right now.  He is soooo cute and has the cutest dimples on his chin, which means i can't even be mad at him.  Just love on him as much as i can and hope he will be back to his loving self soon.  OH yeah he started crawling about a month ago. I was soooo not ready for it but he was.  He gets all over now!!!  The boys like this stage though and love playing with him!

Life has been quite busy!

Thanksgiving was kind of low key this year.  We stayed home, and had dinner with Tyler's parent's. We had a much smaller group for dinner than normal.  Tyler's brother from California couldn't make it.  One of his sisters families were there and some of his parent's friends.  It was a delicous dinner though.  We did go to the Museum of Idaho to the King Tut exhibit.  Topher has wanted to do this since the day it opened.  We had a good time.  My mom worked most of Thanksgiving week but we got to see them a little bit. Even my brother Jake a little in the evening when we were over there. 
    Tyler has been way to busy at work lately!  When he isn't working he is thinking about it! They have a big project going on right now and it is fairly stressful for him.  But we can't  complain too much cause he has work.  Oh yeah he has finally started working on putting my shower back together!!!! I am soooo excited i can barely stand it.  Of course it will still be awhile but atleast it is getting worked on!!!!

1 comment:

Jodi said...

Yay for updates! Love you guys!