Tuesday, May 18, 2010


Drummer Boy

Making a cake

A New Schedule

So I've discovered while home on maternity leave that Alex is a child who needs some major structure. Without it, he gets bored and starts to do things that he knows we do not allow. After 7 weeks, I finally figured out that I need to do a schedule like I did with many of my music therapy clients I worked with awhile ago. I created a storyboard and found pictures, laminated them and put them with velcro on a piece of cardstock. We now have everything planned out for the day so there is no time for Alex to get bored. Included in this schedule is a time for chores. I took a few pictures the other day of Alex doing his chores. It made me laugh, but he was LOVING it!!! We also have arts and crafts everyday as well as some time to "play" with Paige. He is doing very well with it.

Family Visits

My Grandma came from Arizona to meet Paige at the beginning of May. It was great to have her here, even though it was a short visit for the day. We were able to catch up and most importantly she was able to spend some time with our kids. We love that Alex and Paige have two great Grandmas that love them and are a part of their lives.

The whole gang!

Grandma Bev & Paige

We were excited a few weeks ago to have Kent's parents come and meet Paige. They had a quick visit, but Alex was beyond thrilled to have Grandma and Grandpa here to play with. He quickly took them to his room to show them ALL of his toys, read many books, and many silly games.

Bedtime stories

A bedtime prayer