Friday, November 14, 2014

Isaac the Phoenix Award Winner

Yay Isaac! 
You won this month's Phoenix Award from the principal.
Once a month one deserving student from each grade is chosen to be recognized in front of the school. You were chosen last year too. Steven checked his email luckily this morning to let me know we could go in for it. Good timing because I usually have to rush home to get Clara but she came early. 
This is what your teacher wrote. 

I wanted to let you know that I have chosen Issac as our Phoenix award winner this month.  It is a well deserved award as Issac always tries his very best.

The ceremony is this morning during announcements.  I am so sorry this is such late notice but I have been sick this week and I forgot. Please let me know is you can't make it and I will capture the moment for you:)

Thank you,
Mrs. Mazzei

We had a conference with her for the last grading period. She said you can start out each week with the harder spelling list because you need more of a challenge. She said you are not adraid to raise your hand and pay attention so you can answer her questions. You had a couple of red disruption remarks with the good green ones a couple of weeks in a row but now they are all 100% positive. You are a smart good kiddo. I love you my Isaac. 

Friday, November 7, 2014

Doc visit

So Julia started out sitting happily. 
But after 45 minutes, she got wiggly. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Dear Julia, You're 6 months old!

Dear Julia,
You're 6 months old! Happy half birthday my baby girl. You went from being a content infant to being a curious wiggly baby. You took your first crawling step with your hand on October 24th. You surprised us right after turning 5 months old by basically crawling. Your tummy came up off of the ground! Your knees started crawling but you would splat down to reach out. On the 29th, you took a bunch of hand crawling "steps." How cool! You started sitting too!

You have been holding on when you are carried. 
You started to reach for food. I let you taste Clara's mango sweet potato amd millet pouch. Then I made you cereal with formula but you thought it was gross. I tasted it and agreed. I will stick to breast milk for your oatmeal. That formula from pouches might be bad. Sorry! Pumping is impossible to do with babies awake and I do not have much frozen milk saved up. So you have had yummy cereal only two or three times. I will start giving you more now because you are fussy more and wake up lots at night now. 
You take a pacifier and expect it in your carseat but do not need it all the time. Recently, it does not pacify you all the time. 
When you cry, you are tired. 
Here you are at your cousin(-ish) Trace's 5th birthday Ninja Turtle party. 
You started needing to be next to me to go to sleep and stay asleep. So I've gotten nothing done in the evenings. I do love sleeping next to you, we both get good sleep that way, but lately you have woken up multiple times at night, and some to cry. It was like you were hurting two nights in a row. Then you cut your first tooth. I didn't even have your amber necklace b/c it was beside our bed and I couldn't find it. You were also stuffy so had a hard time nursing or using a pacifier. The last couple of nights have been better although you still have a bit of a runny nose.
You are crawling officially now. (2 days after your 6 month birthday.) You crawled before, but now you're not intimidated by something being on the other side of the room. You go for it. You are making me nervous because we have to vacuum twice/day now but this also means that you're smart and will be getting into things. You reached the plugs today. At least we already have plug covers in the holes. You are going to be a leader. I can already tell. At least you will not get bored in one place and beg to be moved to another location. That's the good news.
I love you. I love that you grab onto my garments. I love that you have soft hair. I love that you are already a self starter. You're going places in life!
I love you,
love, Mom