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DEAD! [29 Sep 2010|07:32am]

this community was dead, but i have gotten 5 membership requests in the last week, i opened the membership for now. i have been on a lj-hiatus, so i apologize for the delay.
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Firsts [24 Aug 2009|08:09am]

My 2003 kid lost her first tooth today and she started the first grade!!!
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helicopter parenting [17 Mar 2009|01:06pm]

how far do you let your child stray?

today i took my boys {2.5, 5.5} to the library. to get to the kids section you have to pass three library desks, a metal detector, the two main check out desks and a sharp corner. i'm also confident he's contrary enough to yell for me in an emergency. and he's well big enough to remember where i am.

for the first time i let boo go free range in the children's area. i spent my time with the little one and getting books. boo was thrilled. he liked the freedom. i also had him sit with the little guy and show him computer tricks while i ran in the middle school stacks for pet and dinosaur books.

at one point when he was out of my sight for about 10 min i started to worry, and i found him sitting in the storytime area talking to a lady and playing with a 6 month old baby on a blanket. he was being sweet, and the mom was totally fine with him visiting. he <3's babies.

this transtion from kindergartener to 1st grader or little kid to kid is hard.

i'm unsure where to draw lines.
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ask your kid meme [20 Feb 2009|07:18pm]

What is something mom always says to you? pick up your toys
What makes mom happy? saying sorry when i did something bad
What makes mom sad? when i do something bad
How does your mom make you laugh? tickles me
What was your mom like as a child? she loved her mom when she was a littl girl
How old is your mom? 15
How tall is your mom? taller then me!
What is her favorite thing to do? i don't think i know!
What does your mom do when you're not around? read books
What does your mom do for her job? she takes care of me and seth
What is your mom's favorite food? i don't really know
If your mom were a cartoon character, who would she be? a girl
What do you and your mom do together? play and go out to dinner
How are you and your mom the same? we both like being together!
How are you and your mom different? i have some of papa's blood cells.
How do you know your mom loves you? that's an easy one! because she hugs and kisses me
What does your mom like most about your dad? he brings her donuts
Where is your mom's favorite place to go? we are from america, [i asked again] i think it's the aquarium
What does your brother do that gets you mad? takes the stuff i'm playing with
What does your brother do that makes you happy? he gives me hugs
what does papa do that makes you happy? he brings me donuts!
what is your favorite toy? optimus prime! ...and my favorite game to play? ask me that! star wars games. i'm being a good clone! [he was wearing his clone hemlmet and running around the backyard with a nerf dart gun when i called him in] he added that he loves his amythyst crystal
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Sudden Oversensitivity [28 Jan 2009|04:57pm]

Since Christmas, Nicholai has become SO emotional. He cries over the littlest things, tells me he doesn't want to do simple things (not demanding and yelling, just repeatedly stating it), and does such stuff at school, too, when it is time to go to circle, clean up, etc. he also wants to do bad things, like knock over someone's tower, and when told he can't, he'll be like, "but I WANT to". He totally knows this is wrong. He has stopped listening to us well. We've tried positive reinforcement, spankings (little ones), talking it out, etc. Bribes! Rewards. Nothing is working. He gets SO emotional that he can't get ahold of himself. HE WAS NEVER LIKE THIS BEFORE. He did have the following directions problem, but not the emotional stuff. Any ideas, or is anyone else having this problem? He's an oct. 2003 kid. he's the oldest in his class, possibly bored (he's pretty smart), and has a 2 1/2 year old brother. we don't lavish more attention on the little brother at all. i don't nkow why he'd be trying for more attention.
the only hints he can give me (and i don't know how much to trust them, as i might have given him the ideas and he just said yes to them) are that his teacher hugs him and all when he is sad, so he does this for affection (which he gets plenty of at home). she also said she does this and is going to tone it down. also, says he suddenly can't stand to hear the teacher or me yell or be mean, but when he tells me i am yelling and being mean when i am simply redirecting him, putting him in time out, etc. he doesn't want a consequence.
I just don't get why this has suddenly happened.
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[28 Jan 2009|07:42am]

me = FAIL

nathaniel was being a huge pill today, i took his arm and shook it. innapropriate and sucky me, yay.

can't he just fucking brush his teeth and get dressed without pulling huge heaving sighs and saying how bored he is?! FUCK

i am just trying to get him to school.
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AHHHHHHHHHHHHH [27 Oct 2008|09:11am]

bossy bossy mcbossypants!!! he's all over his little brother 'taking care of him' read: being bossy

also - WII monster!!! i don't let him play more than an hour a couple/few times a week, but he's obsessed!!!

he's growing like a weed, i'm buying clothes constantly. he won't eat his snack. he barely eats dinner. i've started cooking based on "will he eat this?" rather then "is this healthy/good/balanced?"

i packed a juice box and a yogurt for his snack today, hoping that would "bribe" him to eat it. :/ at bedtime he calims to be hungry, even if he barely eats dinner. i allow string cheese or a bananna in bed afetr hours for the hungry-stalling-techinque.

i'm just ranting. am i alone? (he's 8/19/03)
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xpost cause i'm proud! [17 Sep 2008|10:11pm]

1st parent teacher conference:

the teacher loves boo. he is ahead on his writing and reading of letters and numbers. he is on track with counting to twenty and his shapes. he can write his first and last name. his coloring is improving by leaps and bounds.

she remarked on how cute it was that he often colors with both hands simultaneously. she called him a "sweet intelligent boy without a mean bone in his body" and commented that he 'never has bad days' (lol)

he is slightly behind (which she made sure to tell me was normal and she was seeing improvement) in lisetnigng to directions promptly and waiting his turn to speak. she mentioned wanting to move his desk away from iris, and i asked that he please stay if possible. he loves girls, and she is very sweet. she helps him with his coloring.

the school speech therapist observed him this week and said that he is well within the range of normal, but has a slight lisp that should go away in the next year. the lisp is adorable, even though i worry about it. he is getting better with his l's and can say "la la la" now instead of "ya ya ya".

overall = :)
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Kindergarten update [08 Sep 2008|08:52am]

How is your kindergarten experience so far? Are your 2003_kids adjusting well? Are you adjusting well?
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Kindergarten [04 Aug 2008|09:59pm]

Talk about it...
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birthdays [20 Jun 2008|08:41am]

what are you doing for that 5th bday?

i'm torn.

either backyard bbq, chck e cheese, or the zoo.
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barbers [24 Mar 2008|09:22am]

specialty kids barber - so worth it.

just fyi, if you have a haircut phobic bebe.
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Jordan [15 Jan 2008|11:37pm]

This was the present she wanted the most for Christmas. It's a Snoopy snowglobe that plays a lot of different Christmas songs.

click on the thumbnail for a larger version

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pics [15 Jan 2008|10:36am]

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picture time! [15 Jan 2008|12:34pm]

lets see some current pics of our kids!
Post in your own post!
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xpost from my j [04 Jan 2008|03:54pm]

i went to the mall to play because it was rainy. good idea in theory. boo had a blast, but seth kept escaping the play area to try to get to the ride-on toys. so basically for two hours its was walk over to the toys, get picked up, scream, get carried back to play area, get put down, walk over to toys, etctecetc. he figured out to throw himself backwards headfirst onto the tile.

so it went fairly well, and then as we were leaving i see nathaniel grab a little girl, throw her on the ground and jump on her. for those in the know, he was wrestling/bodyslamming her. he does this to seth all the time, with no trouble or crying from either one of them.

this little girl was about seth's size, but fragile looking and screamed. her mom ran over right as i was bending to deal with it and yelled at nathaniel, "what are you doing! you're so mean! why would you do that?!" so i tell her he was wrestling, she glares and carries the little girl away. the girls name was "genesis" lol. anyways. i put boo's shoes on and tell him to go apologize. he did, but the mom was ungracious and bitchy.

i wanted to cry. i feel like my children are beasts. i have huge rough strong boys who don't like to apologize. FUN. boo uses the force on everything. this involoves making a claw-hand and grunting and eventually running and slamming his whole body weight into something. he has super strength and tries to show you by grabbing your hand and squeezing it HARD.

oh and-

boo wants to be a girl. he doesn't want to be a boy anymore. he wants girl shoes, a purple princess dress and girl toys. how the fuck do i deal with that? i tried to figure out why with gentle q's, and i think he just wants a barbie and sparkly outifts. i don't know. when i get some cash i'll take him to the girly toys aisles and target and let him pick something out i guess. i don't want to respond to this the wrong way.

i was too tired to argue with his movie choice when we got home. he wanted the demon and d (tenacious d and the pick of destiny).

ps boo (nathaniel) is 4 (8/19/03) and seth is 1 (08/14/06)
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Proud mommy flailing time. [31 Dec 2007|01:15am]

[ mood | cheerful ]

Angel is 4. She's been working on writing letters here at home. In her pre-school she does a lot with words and basic pre-school stuff; I've visited her class a few times and I like how they have the day scheduled. The structure gives them the most out of their day; even snack time is a time of learning. She's in a special ed program because of her speech problem. She can't comprehend the sound letters make in words and the school is helping her work with that so she doesn't fall behind. I'm amazed to see that in public school; I'm also amazed with how quickly their help has shown improvement in her speech.

Anyways mommy flail time.
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:D I'd love to see some others post super proud mommy/daddy moments as well. It's always fun to share.

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help! [02 Oct 2007|12:03pm]

my son's newest phrase is "yeah-but"

"can you get me this?"
"yeah... but-"
"can you do this?"
"yeah... but"


the end.

i told him i inever want to hear "but" from him again. today is day one of no buts.
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plug [12 Sep 2007|02:34pm]

i love love love the color wonder markers and crayons. boo is obsessed with them.

i cannot say enough how cool these are.
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