Sunday, August 26, 2012

Kite Flying

I have been horrible at keeping up with the blog, even though I promise myself every week I am going to do at least one to catch up.  My new goal is to get caught up between now and Thanksgiving with all the activities and growing that has been happening around here.  This blog is for our not so little toddlers to see and use as a baby book in the future.

This past weekend we had a blast with the kids, especially when we went down to the park to fly our kites.  Earlier this summer the girls had fun with kites and have been begging to do it again.  The temps were finally cool enough and we had just enough wind.

They are getting too big Sad smile

The girls with their princess kites, they rock!

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Lizy had my phone and took a couple photos.  I had to share to show how good she did!

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Lizy was ready to ride bikes again while Logan and Madi Belle were in heaven.

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Brandon is a great teacher for the kids

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Madison liked to let all the string out so Brandon had to chase a kite or two down.

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Awesome job buggy!!!

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Logan held on and pulled back for about 10 minutes without his kite falling.  Seriously proud that my little man is such a big boy.

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Refusing to let his sisters or Brandon help or come near him.  I got this!

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It does not get better…

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Love and hugs!

~ Amy-Jo and family

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Growing Up Too Fast

The beginning of March everyone started some form of school. Logan started PPCD, preschool program for children with disabilities, and the girls started preschool three days a week going all day! What is a mama to do with all that time? Shower and start a load of laundry then go get Mr Logan :).

We were nervous how Logan would act at first going in with all the change but he showed everyone how happy he was and that he could handle anything. Little did we know he would be more upset leaving least the first week. Luckily for me he is napping better because he is worn out after the few hours he is away. During his spring break the girls still had school which he did not understand why the girls were able to go play with their friends and he could not go to his school. Broke my heart every time he cried, along with the girls teacher.

We are so lucky with Logans school, I LOVE the school, administration, the TEACHERS, the nurse, the kids, the parents, everyone. I feel at peace every day knowing he is safe and that if needed he will be taken care of and loved on. His speech is getting awesome. I cannot stress how proud I am of my son. It brings tears to my eyes typing this just seeing how far he has progressed in the past two months. I am the luckiest Mom in the Universe to have been blessed with all my children and to see Logans smiling face every day.

As for the girls, the are doing FABULOUS!!! It is absolutely great seeing both of them get out of their shell. Madison still has Elizabeth there and may need to be separated down the road however she is showing so much progress once she is in unfamiliar situations after a few minutes. They knew their colors and letters and now they are learning to use them in different ways along with new songs. We are working on showing Daddy their songs and it is hilarious, the videos are too much and hopefully I will get some without screaming soon.

Everyone was sick most of March and Brandon and I are finally over it. Croup and respiratory issues for the kiddos. Sinus, cold, and bronchitis for Mommy and sinus for Daddy...F.U.N!

We are starting a new therapy group at home and have speech and OT, they currently do not have a PT available which Logan needs badly. We are looking in other places for a PT to come to the house so I do not have to drag the girls anywhere and leave them alone while I take Logan in. We were so lucky with our ECI therapists and I wish so much I could go get them all and they could live with us. We miss them everyday and the girls ask if Logan is going to have his "fairy"...precious. I told him the other day that his new Miss Kellye was coming and he was so excited, pretty sure he took that as Miss Kellye was actually coming to the house. He is okay with new people however not nearly as comfortable with the therapists that have been with him for 2.5 years. Did I mention we love and miss his and the girls old therapists dearly?!

The preschool Madison and Elizabeth are in is AMAZING!!!!!  I do not think it is possible for them to be happier.  They sing us new songs every week and always have new art to hang in the house.  They are growing up too quickly, as much as I love watching them learn new things I want them to snuggle up with me and be little forever.

First day of school and the best we could get

Logan was so excited!

Taking Logan in first, so sad for me especially when he cried as we were walking out :(

Madi Belle is wondering when she is going to get to her school

Picking Logan up...Yay!!!!

He had a fabulous first day and was such a big boy

Hey Mama, why don't you quit taking photos and get me in this seat a little better.

More to come very very soon.

xoxo ~ Amy-Jo

Monday, February 20, 2012

We have three 3 year olds!!!

We have made it to 3, that’s right the not so little ones turned three this past Saturday!  It seems like a dream to us as we still are unable to remember many days of the first six months they were home.  We chose to hold off on a party until we are out of RSV/flu season with Logan starting PPCD and many people we know having the virus. 

I believe the kids had a fun day celebrating with just the five of us and our neighbors that have become our family.  I am posting a ton of photos for all of our out of town family and friends, enjoy the Sather kiddo overload. 

Breakfast of champions – waffles and donuts


Happy Birthday baby girls! So grown up and not happy with taking photos.


Group photos begin, I will share a few of the 20 or so. Next time we will hold him up Lizy.


So close…


Hey daddy, how much longer is this going to take?


And the winner is…


This is the first year I made the cake and cupcakes for my precious kids and they weren’t too bad.  Love to cook and bake just need more hours in the day.


Me with my loves


Daddy with his favorite littles


The best we could get, mommy and daddy were a little tired.


Happy birthday to you…Happy birthday to you…Happy birthday dear, Logan Lizy and Madi…Happy birthday to you!!!!


Making our wishes


Where’s the mess Logan?


The girls begged all day for cake and cupcakes, such happy girls.



Alanna and Major (Evey in the background) celebrating with us.


These particular gifts have been sitting on the table for a week and they were so ancy.


Go Evey show Madison who the boss is!


I love your determination and concentration handsome doodle.


Madi got it back and then Evelyn took off again, I love her spunk and her also!


One of Logans favorites!


Something new, Brandon caught the girls sticking wrapping paper in their pockets.  No clue what this was about but it was hilarious! I will say I NEVER let wrapping paper sit on the ground, as soon as a gift is opened I clean it all up and this year I let it all go…it felt GREAT!!!!


Vroom vroom


Our children love getting clothes, their faces light up as if they have never seen anything like them before.  It is going to be fun shopping with them down the road for Mommy, not so much for Daddy.


Madison: Clothes, yay!


Love this photo, his expression says it all.



Love to all ~ Amy-Jo