Friday, September 26, 2008

Little Ballerina

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Reagan has started taking ballet classes at the local recreation center on Friday mornings. Last Friday was our first class. When we walked in the door, she was the only little girl not wearing a ballet leotard and tutu. She promptly turned to me with a sad pouty voice and face and said, "Mommy I don't have a dress." Her Daddy took us shopping over the weekend to make sure that was not the case when we went to class this week! She's a natural... our little ballerina.

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Birthday Potty for Pops

September 25 is Pops birthday, so we of course phoned first thing in the morning to sing Happy Birthday to him. But September 25 almost marked another SPECTACULAR occasion this year... REAGAN STARTED USING THE POTTY! She came to me about 1:00 this afternoon and took off her diaper, handed it to me, and said, "I need to go potty." We ran to the bathroom and VOILA... pee pee in the potty. That was her first time, and she has gone in the potty every time since! (Except while sleeping of course) We even made poop go in the potty before the day was done. Up until today, she had only sat on the potty and pretended to go. We are so proud of her! She phoned Pops and told him all about it... we are sure it made it an extra special birthday for him! LOL!

Monday, September 15, 2008

Lullaby and Goodnight

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"Lullaby and goodnight, go to sleep little puppy."
She was just too cute singing to her puppy this morning. I'm not sure what puppy did to warrant going to sleep in the refrigerator, but at least he got a lullaby first!

Saturday, September 13, 2008

More Late Summer Fun

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She is such the Little Miss Sunshine! Here's a couple of cute videos of her playing in the pool and soaking up the sun. As she jumps in the pool, she is saying, "Yahoo!" And yes, she is counting in Spanish... thanks to Dora & Diego. She can count to 10 in Spanish, to 20 in English, and she can sing her ABC's. Smarty Pants!

Friday, September 12, 2008

End of Summer - Or Maybe Not!

We were so disappointed to think that summer was over when we had a couple of weeks of cooler temperatures and rain. But it was just Mother Nature giving us a tease, because the weather this past week has been terrific! Reagan & I are working on our tans again, playing in the back yard for hours and hours each day.
It's been a really crazy summer for us this year. We completely re-did our backyard in May. June marked the start of the kitchen renovations and we went on vacation. July was busy with working on the house still while enjoying Pops & Momsey visiting with us. August consisted of getting back to a normal routine and finishing all the little projects that needed to be done. And in the midst of all this happening, Ryan has been in severe pain. It started in May, and it's not over yet. He has been to numerous doctors, physical therapists, and finally a neurosurgeon. CT Scans have shown that he has mild to moderate bulging discs at L3 & L4, and a severely bulging disc at L5 that is compressing his S1 nerve root... The sciatic nerve. The neurosurgeon recommended surgery, but was hopeful that an epidural block would solve the problem instead. Ryan had that procedure done on August 26, and it helped at first. But the pain is now back, so the process starts over. And if that hasn't been enough for him to deal with, I had to call an ambulance to come rush him to the hospital on August 19 because he had fallen down upstairs and couldn't get up from the pain of KIDNEY STONES. Thankfully, that trauma is over as Ryan gave birth to a 4mm stone the following weekend!
So, it has been a tremendously fun yet tremendously stressful summer! Here's to hoping that fall is a little nicer to us... and maybe the summer temperatures can hang around a little while longer too!

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Mommy's Little Helper

Monkey see - monkey do! Reagan is quite the little helper these days!