Monday, November 10, 2008

Georgia's new "Hangout"

Georgia's found a new favorite place to play this week - under the kitchen table! There's a little space down there that is just her size and she loves to sit down there and hangout! It has a glass top, so she loves to look up at you through the glass and play "peek-a-boo" and laugh! She is so much fun and constantly on the move!!

My Star Student

No picture, but I did have to brag! Sam was named "Student of the Week" last week at school! He has done so well this year, and is even ahead of his class when it comes to phonics and numbers! He's such a smart little guy! And when you consider all the obstacles he faces on a daily basis, and the extra amount of work that he puts in each day (from 8 am to 5:30 pm), all with a smile on his face and a skip in his step, you really begin to get a sense of what a special little boy he is! I am so proud!! Congratulations Sam! I love you "more than words"....

I don't ever want to forget....

*The sweet way you crinkle up your nose when you smile.

*The way you fake cough to get someone's attention.

*The beautiful sound of your little voice, and the way you say "what's that?" or rather, "wats dat?" ALL the time!

*And when you're not saying that, your either wanting to go "outsi" (outside), or calling for "meme" (Maggie), or "Sa" (Sam).

*What a little monkey you are! You can climb up the entire flight of stairs at our house, and even climbed up the slide on our swing set all by yourself the other day.

*How you think you won't get in trouble when your told "no" if you just turn around and smile real big before proceeding!

I could go on and on, but I'll save more for your one year update. Wow....I can't believe we're almost there. Where has the year gone? Eleven months and counting....I love you Gigi!

Halloween 2008

We had such a great time on Halloween this year. Sam was a NASA astronaut, and Georgia spent her very first Halloween as a pumpkin. They both looked adorable - if I do say so myself!! The kids (and adults!) enjoyed Madeline and Ella's Halloween party next door, and then we were off to our church's fabulous Fall Festival. There were games, bounce houses and pony rides at every stop, and enough candy to leave Sam on a sugar high for the next few days!! (Mom and Dad have enjoyed their fair share, too!)

Georgia's Surgery

My sweet baby girl had to have minor surgery a few weeks ago - a frenulectomy to be exact. We discovered a few months ago that she was very slightly tongue-tied, and while our pediatrician wanted to take the "wait and see" approach and didn't think it would at all interfere with her speech, Kevin and I made the decision to go ahead with the surgery before there was even a possibility of a speech problem developing. With our history of Sam's difficulties, I wasn't about to wait around to see if Georgia would have a problem. So long story short, the procedure took about 5 minutes, and we were back home in time for Sam to go to school. She did great, was loved on by all of Daddy's friends in surgery, and never even had to take any Motrin at all!! Sooooo glad this is over and behind us! And from the look of things, the surgery was a complete success - she's been sticking her tongue out at everyone she sees!