Wednesday, December 12, 2007

A Week of Firsts

We've had an eventful week. Ana lost her first tooth. She's cute with such a gap in her mouth and even lisps a bit now.

And Zac broke his arm. It happened on Sunday morning at the early hour of 6 am. He was playing with Ana in her room, decided he needed to reach something up high so stood on her pink horse (which is quite large actually) and promptly fell off. He screamed something fierce and even after he calmed down a bit still whimpered everytime he moved his arm so we knew it was serious. Sam took him into the er at 7 am. The nurses thought he must have done it last night because it was so early - little do they know!

He is doing fine now and can even put weight on his fingers which is a good sign. He should have it on for 3 weeks. I'm just glad it didn't happen in the summer when the pool is out and it's hot and sweaty - that would have been less fun then this!

He thinks his "hard bandage" is pretty cool and just today started bonking stuff with it, including his sister, which I quickly put a stop to. He has already figured out that if he really doesn't want to do something he just says he can't 'cause I have a broken arm' in the most pitiful voice imaginable. All in all it's been good though - it could have been a lot worse!

Saturday, December 1, 2007

Winter Wonderland

We had a snowy day - already our second of the year and the kids loved it.

Sam put up the Christmas lights. It's always fun to do it when it's snowing.
Making snow angels on the pavement - ouch!
The digger came out to play. Zac loves pushing it around in any weather but the snow was especially fun.
Just a little poser.

It's already December and that is amazing. Where has the fall gone? It feels like just yesterday Ana was starting Kindergarten. She got her first report card last week. It was all good but we need to keep practicing her fine motor skills - so that means printing lots of letters and numbers. I actually think she's doing very well at it but gets distracted at school with all the socializing that goes on so she has a hard time concentrating.

Zac is a snacker. He loves snacks - anything chocolate and with lots of sugar. Apples and oranges are not snacks and especially not carrots or anything remotely fresh! The other day he asked if snacks will make him big and strong. I said - not a chance buddy! He just sat there thinking it over than went on with eating his cookie. Right now the favourite snack is marshmallows and hot chocolate. Any ideas on how to get him to eat something else? Well I guess he does eat one other thing - peanut butter and honey sandwiches. If I ask him what he wants for breakfast, lunch or dinner it's always the same choice - pb and honey. BORING.

We just finished a great visit with Grandma and Grandpa from Winnipeg. The kids had lots of fun and so did we. We did lots of shopping, baking, making a gingerbread house, decorated for christmas, played games and hung out. Thanks for coming to visit gramma and grammpa!

We miss all of you great people who are so far away! Hugs all around!!