Sunday, June 21, 2009

Blog Neglect!

I have become so bad at blogging, I actually feel bad about it. I have a feeling that my work is going to slow down a ton in the next few weeks so that actually well free up some time, no promises but potentially I could be blogging a ton more by the end of summer :)

We have had a busy few months, shoot who am I kidding we are ALWAYS busy....

In May we had the Walk for Williams, thanks to everyone that came out and supported the event it turned out great! We are planning to make it an annual thing. We raised over 6k for Williams Syndrome and NDHS received an award for there community service. It was truly inspiring and a terrific event for our community.

Emma Turned 6 on Tuesday and it was her last day of school....She has made it to first grade and she is moving forward at level 8 for reading. I can not believe how it all just seemed to click for her one day. Tatum is also learning tons in school, her teachers tell us that she is quit popular at her school. It seems everywhere we go someone knows Tate. She has also been babbling up a storm, she does have some songs and phrases, you can tell she is so close to it all pulling together. It is about time but I have a feeling once she starts talking it's all over for us. July 6 is when Tatum starts back to school for the extended school year so until then she is hanging at KV with Em for there summer program. This summer is going to be huge for Tatum, at least that is my prediction.

Another first for us this year is Emma participation on the swim team. Right now we have only had one swim meet and some practices. Emma is really enjoying it and her attitude toward it is outstanding. Emma is becoming a very caring well behaved little girl, I guess someone did something right with her :).

OOPS how could I forget it is out favorite time over year!!! The Pool is open!!! And Kerry and her family are coming to visit in 2 weeks WOOOO HOOOOO, I love summer!!!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Long Time No Post.....

We we have certainly been blog MIA....I have been way to busy at work yo update and once I get home it seems baths and homework take forever...Another big contributing factor to lack of blog is once I am home from work the computer seem to be the last place I want to be...Anyway we have been busy so let me try and fill everyone in:

In Feb after Tatum's b-day we had a Cardiology apt. It went well her doctor is still not ready to operate...fine by me her thickness is borderline... we are pretty much leaving well enough alone right now

Child find is the pre-k school that Tatum goes to now, it is through the county and is a the pre-k program that follows infant and toddler. Tatum seems to have really come a long way in the month she has been there. There is still a long way to go especially with her speech but we are making slow steady strides. The new added tricks for Tatum include her version of ABC's and if you point and ask who I am she says " Lisa" it is petty cute.

Also in Feb my Mom had her 60th b-day so we went to visit her to celebrate. We also got to see my Aunt's since they were visiting for my Mom's day. Since we do not get to see my Mom's sisters very often if was a nice visit. and it is always cute when Julie, my sister, and I can get our girls together.

Onto Emma:

Emma is not really digging Kindergarten and fearing 1st grade even more...last night she actually said she wanted to stay back...She is having issues with the independent work piece, he teacher says she is not disrupting the class or anything she just doesn't want to work. I guess her teacher has told her that once in first grade she'll have to do this work and if she can not get it done she'll have to do it over... Needless to say Emma did not like that idea to much...he reading is slow but steady...she needs to be at a reading level of 7 by Kindergarten end and right now we are almost at a 6 so i am confident we can meet that mark. It is just crazy Kindergarten s certainly not what it used to be. At this rate Emma's children well be taking the SAT in Kindergarten...

Our big milestone was last night Emma lost her first two teeth at the same time, good thing I made a dentist apt last week. opps and she is allergic to amoxacillen...foud that out the hard way a few weeks ago...

Tuesday, February 10, 2009


I know it has been forever I actually have a post that have started and still need to finish...Today is actually Tatum's third B-day we had a party Sunday for her. The party was a blast my friend Kristin took some great pictures...We even had a visit from Mickey!!!

Our life has been non stop I literally worked 100 hours of overtime last month...We missed our January Cardiology apt...big mix up, anyway we are scheduled for the 19 of this month. Tatum started pre-k today through the county child find program. I think she did OK the teacher did say she fussed some but nothing they could not manage. The transportation piece did not fall into place today but hopefully we got it straightened out today and tomorrow we'll go great.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

2009, Can You Believe It!

I can not believe that I did not post the entire month of December, oops. Between the Fed rate cut, Christmas, and kids I barley had time to breath and well sleep that was totally out of the question. I have even been facebook MIA...

Although there was no post December came and went we had a terrific Christmas attended a few parties and actually cut down out own Christmas Tree. In case anyone is wondering Julie and I did not plan to send out the same Christmas Card I guess there are some big tell tale ways that prove we are sisters LOL. This is a picture Of Tate on Christmas Day, we were at Chris' sisters house and they day after Christmas we went to my Sisters house in Baltimore.

The girls have been great for the most part, Emma is plugging along in school learning something new everyday and Tatum is gearing up for her big move to Child find from Infants and Toddlers. We saw the Geneticist a few weeks ago for her annual visit, seemed to go well he was impressed with her for the most part but a bit concerned with her speech. I know I should be a little more concerned then I am but I have to tell you I have total faith in her we are hearing more words every week. This sounds so bad but I am enjoying the silence, Emma is non stop and I know Tatum well be the same way...who know where they get the gift of gab from, LOL... Tatum say's Thank You now clear as day it is so cute!!!

I have been off work this week so yesterday I had the opportunity to go on a field trip with Emma and her Day care class. It was really cute the kids brought the food the the center collected to the food bank. It was pretty interesting, I have been to a soup kitchen before but I think that may have been my first trip to an actual food bank. The lady that runs the place told us how back in October there was not a single can of food in the entire place...Wow talk about giving you can see from the picture all the extra food they have now.

For New Year we went over to Yvonne and Steve's house. It was nice the kids ran around and the adults just chatted and munched on food. We had planned to play games but that did not really pan out...Oh well we all had a great time anyway. It is funny because the sec we come into Yvonne's house Tatum beelines for the piano, I think she may be getting better. Last night Yvonne actually played a song with her and she loved it.
It was a very nice New Year.

We go to the cardiologist some time this month for a sedated echo and check up, I am sure that is going to be just a hoot. I am always concerned that they won't sedate her because of her chronic nose drip from October to March. Her geneticist suggested a nasal steroid, said the runny nose s very common with WS Kids...anyone???

Tatum has not been the most cooperative child lately, she is VERY clingy and has become a bit of a bully at school, she needs to move up to a more advance class, we working on it but transition really is not much fun. It is tough when the bully is so friendly and cute... She does have a mean bit if you do not believe me check with Emma she has felt the fury...haha
I Hope everyone has a great day, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!