Sunday, August 30, 2009

I know, I've been wordless a lot lately (though some of you may prefer it that way). Not too much going on around here..... well, I say that and half a dozen things just popped into mind.

The kids start back to school (Pre-K) this week.... yahoo for them and for me!!! They love it and I love that they love it. It's only 9 hours a week, but it's amazing what can get done in those 9 hours.

Cal started Taekwondo last week... he loves it! At the end of the half hour, they had to stand at attention (arms to their sides and feet together) staring straight ahead for 2 minutes.... 2 minutes is a long time for a 4 year old! Especially my 'ants-in-his-pants' 4 yr old! Daniel and I were sitting in the back watching (and thinking 'this is going to be funny'). To our surprise, out of 6 kids (four 4 yr olds, one 5 yr old, and one 6 yr old veteran with a yellow belt).... Cal and the 6 yr old were the only two standing after 2 minutes. We were shocked (and I think the instructor was a little surprised too). At that moment, we realized that we had totally made the right choice for him... Taekwondo is his calling. I was hoping that Patti would do it to, but she clung to me and daddy and refused to try it out. After we got home and she saw the uniform and after some 'practicing' with daddy, she started to change her mind. She now says that she wants to do it. We'll find out tomorrow.

David is growing like a weed! He's rolling over.... from tummy to his back..... like it's his job. He's really proud of himself. The last 2-3 weeks have been really rough though. I've mentioned his reflux before and how he's on prevecid... he was doing great on it (still spitting up, but not as fussy) and even sleeping through the night! BUT, that changed a few weeks ago. He started waking up several times (up to about 5 times) a night. He'll eat and then it is a struggle to settle him down enough to get him back to sleep. It's been exhausting. He fusses a lot more throughout the day (probably b/c he's so tired and his tummy is hurting). I finally called the doctor and got him an appointment Friday. We upped his prevecid and I'm changing a few things in my diet to see if that's upsetting him. We pray it gets better soon.

Okay, here are a few pictures (because that's what everybody's looking for right.... I know I'm more interested in a blog when there are lots of pictures :)

The kids are snuggled in our bed watching a movie... and no, David wasn't really watching it with them.... I just put him there for the picture and the TV just caught his attention.

My boys are just acrobats at heart. Some people thought that David's little stunt on one of my previous posts wasn't real..... it's real.


The Robinsons said...

Fun post. I always love the "Livingston Family Circus" pics :)

I can't WAIT to see some pics of Cal (and Patti if she goes for it) in his Taekwondo uniform. I'll be he's adorable!

Me said...

I think the acrobats your kids do are amazing!!! Are you sure Gymnastics is more their speed than Taekwondo?