Thursday, April 28, 2011


Even though it's been a couple of months since my last post not too much has been going on other than the usual up here. Jase is loving school and riding the bus. He smiles real big and runs to the bus every day. They just love him at school (minus the running off from the class moments). He is known for saying some pretty hysterical things. He even said a few curse words which was really embarrassing but he did use them appropriately. That is a positive, right?! He gets to do fun activities with paint, playdoh, glitter, glue, scissors while learning his numbers and letters. As we all know he has known his numbers and letters for quite sometime but now he is learning the sounds that those letters make so that he can identify them by sound. You can ask him what letter a word starts with and most of the time he will know! We had our first IEP meeting. He had some more testing done at school. He is now going to be receiving occupational therapy at school for his delay in some skills including how to hold a pencil properly, using scissors and getting himself dressed. Most of these things he is delayed in I feel that are they are a lot my fault. For instance who in their right mind would hand Jase a pair of scissors prior to him being in school. He didn't really have an interest in coloring or drawing so why force it?? And then getting dressed...well he sure didn't care that I dressed him! So we have also set up an appointment with a private therapy place to evaluate him and discuss these concerns along with some sensory issues he may have.

Zach is just having a grand ole time hanging out with me during the day. We leave the house almost every day and if we don't he will keep asking me to. I finally joined the gym a couple weeks ago. So Zach is going to the childcare room there and he LOVES it. He just runs in without looking back. He holds onto as many little cars he can and plays with the kids. They say he is really sweet and doesn't fight with the other kids. Good to know! HA. He is obsessed with golf and wants to go the golf store everyday. Jason bought them real golf clubs and balls. Zach has really taken to it and now knows the lingo. We went to the golf store the other day and he wanted to putt on the greens they have for practicing. I had to take him out of there kicking, screaming and crying...literally. It really was a sight to witness, 2 year old acting like he is being taken out of a toy store! He is really talking good and answer our questions!

Two funny guys playing on their electronic devices. Both boys love playing the games, books and videos on them.

I found this one evening after the boys went to bed. After researching it was Zach that decided to raid the pantry for his dump truck.

Zach still has his pacifier all the time which is really getting on my nerves but I am not willing to deal with the consequences of taking it from him except when he sleeps. I am hoping that when school starts next fall then we can enforce the rules again! His speech is getting messed up as a result but it's so cute too see his tongue when he talks (just like Jase's...OOPS!!).

We were playing with play-doh one day and I asked Jase if he wanted me to make coal for his train. At first he said no then I rolled one ball and that is all it took.

Zach loves playing outside and especially loves hitting the golf balls with Jason. It's becoming a little thing that they do. Jase doesn't like to hit the golf balls because he can't hit them like Jason does. So he likes to push his cars, trucks and trains in the dirt.

He's getting so grown up looking. The boy's favorite shows right now are Bubble Guppies and Care Bears. Of course they still love Dora, Max and Ruby, Wonder Pets, Berenstain Bears, Busytown Mysteries and Thomas.

Now that Jase has been in school he really makes an effort to try to play with Zach. It doesn't necessarily last long but it's sweet.

At school they use a method from a book called 1-2-3 Magic and so we have started using it at home and since they enforce it school it makes it easier to enforce it at home with results. Zach is a little more stubborn and but it's getting there with him.

We went to Charleston for Jason's cousin's wedding. It was nice to get to see a lot of the family and it was a pretty ceremony and reception. You see Zach has his golf club on the beach. He sleeps with it takes it in the car.

I am so glad Jase is finally manageable on the beach. He doesn't try to go straight for the ocean. He had fun digging in the sand and burying his cars.

He just loves feeling everything and trying to make it into a story. Such a creative mind.

I LOVE this picture of us. Everyone looking and smiling.

Zach eating some fruit at the wedding.

They did so good and had fun at the reception.

Jason's dad decided to Jase for a walk and they disappeared for a bit. Then we saw Jase running back towards the reception.

There is Pawpaw! Jase is fast but he had fun.

Here is our most adorable nephew.

Jason went to catch up with Jase and to help his dad.

Jason with his dad and his boys.

Jase asked permission to go rock. So here we are dancing because we "totally rock". Something Jase learned from Bubble Guppies.

Bubble bath time

One afternoon from coming inside I found the boys sitting together watching a show. LOVE

Easter basket time!

One happy boy!

New books at the best new prizes.


Georgia gnome hiding some eggs.

It was fun and they didn't even fight or cry when the other got an egg that they were both reaching for.

Serious business.

Uh Oh

Zach trying to eat all the candy

Very happy boys!!!

This video was take a couple months ago when we had the flu. I walked in to check on Jase one morning and found him like this.