22 September 2007

pitter patter to lots of chitter chatter

a while back i wrote this [and never posted it]. i think it was around mid august because i do remember that annie first said mama for the first "real" time on august 18th. so here's what was going on a month ago:

annie has a few words she has added to her vocabulary...they are not your run of the mill first words. i don't think she has said momma in 6 months. her favorite word, of course, is jackson. she wakes up and tries to see if he's in his bed and repeats his name until she sees him. she also likes to say "ut oh", "peek boo", "tank you" - which also sounds like jackson for some reason. she said "kelsey" this weekend. and then a bunch of other things that i have no idea what she's saying. but, if i do ask her to say momma it comes out as "popo"[not to be mistaken with poo poo]??

now...only one month later we hear mama, dada, jackson, no, bye, juice, chicken, mimi, papa, cookie, book, toy, phone, tickle, peek a boo, mm mm mm [when she's eatting food], hi, up, thank you, please, dog, choo choo, train, car, truck, baby, poo poo, pee pee, annie, shoes, boom boom boom [when she falls down], purse, beep beep [when she pushes anyones belly button] and she tries to say her abc's. repitition is so good to get them to learn something like their abc's or 123s. [but she doesn't talk at school for some reason]
when jackson first learned to count he could count to 11. 11?? but then i found out that every time i carried him up the stairs i would count the stairs & there are 11 on our second step. for annie i sing the abc's everytime i put her hair in pig tails - so probably about 6 times a day i'll sing the abcs to her. but most of the time jackson wants to say them instead of me. annie tries to say them but i think that's expecting alot...but eventually she will because she hears them so regularly. hopefully when she's 18 going to prom and getting her hair done at the salon she won't start repeating her abc's while they're doing her hair. tee hee.

jackson likes to spell his name. i taught him to spell his name using a chant like cheer ja-ck-SON. it's fun to hear him randomly start chanting this. of course, i think he's brilliant and adorable all at the same time. kinda like how i like him to do more toddler things but i also like him to be a cute round face little kiddo who likes to cuddle.

20 September 2007

i teach math

perry video & photo +
part - time teaching [w. a new book...makes a world of ease into a world of hurt] +
jackson +
annie +
jack at greenwood king
one tired momma!

but one of my favorite thursday people came over today...sylvia so my house is straightened and clean enough for me to relax. these moments are great.check out jack's new hair style: man bangs...haha!
these black pants rock. they had my name written all over them...or just on the tag. they are called "julie" from ann taylor. i might wear these to teach up to 3 times a week. maybe that's horrible but i love them & i only teach for max 2.5 hours.

the kiddos started school about 2 weeks ago. here are some pictures we took that morning. jackson and annie really like to give each other hugs. it's quite the picturesque moment. but this moment can be followed by jackson dragging annie around the room by her arm as if he's a caveman and annie is his conquest. they both like school and are eager to go each monday, wednesday and friday. annie is a quiet, laid back observer in her classroom. doesn't say much just smiles alot and is curious. jackson is the leader of his class [his teacher told us this]. he has to be in charge of something or he gets in trouble. for instance, he wanted to open the door and his friend [i'd actually say best friend] colin opened the door. so, jackson bit him. he's pretty entergetic in class and mrs. padavoni has to tell him cool down sometimes. she's the most amazing teacher i've seen with 3 1/2 year olds. each day i realize how much i LOVE sending my kiddos to school. the patience these women have to help teach and mold my child for the better and their sweet love the have for kids is such an amazing gift.

school tomorrow for all of us...so i have to go and make lunches, prepare my notes for tomorrow and pack bags.