Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Some of the Best

... people are the ones you never expected to meet. Sid's Easter Seals teacher is one of those people. We never expected a need during Christie's pregnancy, and were surprised just how much fun the education was. Lots of pointers, lots of help, lots of observations.

This one fantastic lady will remain nameless to the internet, but hold several happy memories for us, and Sidney.

Thank you so much Teacher, your efforts, patience, kindness, and genuine care. You have rewarded us so much, and inspired us to do more with Sid. We'll hope he can benefit from many more Teachers that try as you do to make children's lives richer, fuller, and easier.

- Us :)

Thursday, June 19, 2008


Yep, we're moving to the Steel City. Sid doesn't know it yet, but he's going to have a big back yard, big living room, and his own bathroom soon. Our friends and family there have been so helpful. Sid's Aunt Dawn did all the leg work, evaluated locations, background, etc. She's awesome. Sid's Aunt Carol and uncle Dave have been so understanding. Letting me beat the old Toyota into shape in their driveway, store tons (no, really!) in their attic, and watching Sid all the while.

What would we do without help ? Got me.

Jack & family, we'll be there to bug you before ya know it. Happy belated (what a month now ? sorry buddy!) birthday, miss you buddy, see ya real soon !

Learning fast, so fast !

We're beginning to realize we're going to need some help soon. Sid's counting to 5, and knows the difference between 1,2, and three now. He can count to 10, but it's not really solid yet. Using two hands to count to 10 means he may start over with 1,2,3 etc so we know we need to work on that.

Also we're more into order than the actual differences in numbers. Mrs. Kathy (fantastic lady, going to miss her terribly when we move) has pointed out that things need to be FUN, not just learning. We're catching on.

The realization that we know absolutely nothing about teaching, let alone teaching a toddler has come. Gotta look into some tutors or more books I guess.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sentences !

Sid's first couple of sentences were this week. Today's was: "I want more bubbles!"

This stuff is great.

He's also learning how to call someone's name loudly to get their attention. FUN !

Saturday, June 7, 2008


Whoa boy, whoa. Good boy, now, let's agree not to hurt each other...