Thursday, September 04, 2014

3rd Grade!

I know I don't post here anymore...with Facebook, it's much easier to update family members. But for anyone who happens by, Adam and Eleanor have started 3rd grade! Eleanor has even made it into the Talented and Gifted program in our district. Talk about beating the odds. :) From day 1, her nurse told me she had "moxie". I wish I knew where she was today so I could tell her how right she was!

Monday, August 06, 2012

Summer Vacation

Every time I get a message from someone letting me know there are people out there still reading. I'm happy to post some more pictures and give some updates. The twins are doing very well and will be entering first grade this fall! We're sooo busy now and it will only get busier as we get closer to stating school again. But let's back up and I'll share some photos of our vacation to Longboat Key, Florida--with a short stay at Disney in the middle.
Both of them love to swim, and have taken lessons several times. Eleanor is really getting quite good recently!
Here are Jim and I with Adam and Eleanor. We stopped for a night in the Smoky Mountains and we all to a nature hike down to the bottom of a little valley. It was a mile walk there and back up and down a rocky trail--what little naturalists they've become.
I added this last one because you can really see her scar from her PDA ligation. She doesn't like to talk about the scar, but both the twins will tell you they spent 100 days in the NICU.

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Catch Up

I'm not sure how many people are still reading our blog--primarily because I never post anymore--but here's an update with photos.
The twins have started kindergarten! They both love school, thank goodness. Adam is still at his special ed. school, but will be starting at the elementary school Eleanor is in next fall. He's receiving speech and some OT for handwriting. Eleanor started piano this fall and she's quite good! She has a bit of a perfectionist personality, so she practices A LOT. Both the twins love Angry Birds and have become iPad experts. Ask Adam to find a video of something on UTube for you--he can do it. He's especially fond of searching for retro commercials for kids' games and anything in Japanese. I don't know why he likes Japanese so much, but he really wants to learn to speak it and visit Japan someday. Eleanor is also still playing soccer and taking dance. I'm so glad they still have half-day kindergarten in our district! The kids have lots of time to rest and play at home, even with activities.