Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Charli and Conner Update

I'm back!! I have been so busy lately with the holidays and getting stuff together for this big craft show we have in a few weeks.

It feels as though I am spending my days chasing a 2 year old boy around....oh wait I HAVE! Conner has become such an active and destructive lil man - but I love him dearly! My mom watches him on the days that I work and she never complains one bit about it...except last Wednesday. She calls me up at work asking if I was on my way home yet, she was done. Hmmm, he had to have been real bad for her. I walk in the door, she has her coat on and says "have fun! So I scoop up Conner and we wave goodbye to grandma. I turn and set him down, and what do I see??? A DVD in the fish tank! "CONNER, what did you do today??" he says to me "bad...pank butt". Yep, I am sure you were bad and I need to spank your butt! *sigh* I can't believe he will be 2 this month - it goes by so fast. Papa is amazed daily by all the new words he says. He is clearly forming sentences and telling stories. He can read his 'first word' books to me...more of a picture book, but he names all the stuff in it. My favorite thing he says right now is "fun". He will climb up on the living room table and jump to the couch and say "fun" and giggle. He will chase the poor dog around and say "fun".

Charli Ann on the other hand is doing wonderful in school. We had our first progress report and teacher conference last month. Charli is getting the whole learning thing and how! I am amazed daily by the things she learns and retains. She and Nick were making Rice Krispy Treats together and her job was to mix the chocolate and regular ones together. She measured out 2 cups of the regular and 1 cup of the chocolate and put them in a container. While she was shaking up the mixture, she looked at daddy and said "daddy, did you know that 'shaking' is an action word?" Anyway, her teacher let us know that she is above average on most everything. She has moved up 2 levels already in reading and has almost completed the third, which is 1st grade level. She counts to 100+ by 1's and 10's & is close to getting it by 2's and 5's. Thanks to all the fun songs in her class, we all know how to spell colors :) I am very proud of how much she enjoys school.

That is my lil update on us. I will post my craft chaos tomorrow for you all to see, I know you are just sooo anxious to see it all! haha!

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