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Kat Matthew hug and kiss

About My Children

I am so hot. Stupid fevers. And yes, they normally make you cold, but low grades tend to make me hot. :-p


1) Favorite activity? Reading, playing, and 'doing letters' which is spelling.

2) Favorite food? Beans, especially bean soup.

3) Favorite toy? Usually a book. Right now, it's the princess book my mother gave her.

4) Favorite color? blu

5) Does he/she look more like momma/daddy/both/neither? Daddy

6) best feature? Everything? She's absolutely beautiful, and yes I'm biased but other people have told me that. :-p. Probably those million mile long eyelashes.

7) big/small/average for age? somewhat tall tall

8) Nickname(s): Kat, Kat Kat, Kit Kat, Baby, Sweetie, Darling (I use this a lot for both of my children, I call them my darlings)

9) Favorite outfit? overhalls

10) Favorite word/phrase lately: either 'why?' or 'on my next birthday'. :)

11) Clingy or independent? Depends on the day, how she's feeling, what's happened...

12) Daredevil or cautious? depends on the circumstance

13) Best friend? She likes all the children she's around. Daniel, Deanna, Avery, Samuel, Grayson...I think she'd be hard pressed to pick one.

14) Favorite animal? Probably cats and fish since we have those.

15) Does he/she have something that they sleep with or do for comfort? Not really for comfort, she just likes to have things in bed with her. It changes almost daily. Tonight it was a curious george book.

15) Favorite book? Probably that silly Princess book my mom gave her.

16) early or late riser? She'd sleep until 10am or later if you let her, so she'd prefer to be a late riser.

17) good napper? Sometimes, more often not than she is. I wish she napped more.

18) Fussy or easygoing as a baby? Fussy

19) Shy or outgoing? outgoing

20) talkative or quiet? very, VERY talkative!

21) Something most kids like to eat but they won't touch? I can't think of anything.

22) Favorite song? Right now, I think it's "Fare Thee Well My Dear", but she likes singing so it probably changes.

23) Something you feel they did earlier than most kids/babies? Started to crawl at 6 months, walked at 10.

24) Something you feel they did later than most kids/babies? Um. She talked just past a year which I think is slightly later than most.

25) Snuggle bunny or too wiggly? a snuggler who likes to wiggle. < - Stealing Kristin's.

26) If of talking age, what letter(s) did he/she have most trouble pronouncing? She used to have problems with various letters, but I think she's gotten over that now.

27) Favorite room of the house to hang out? The play room or the kitchen.



1) Favorite activity? playing, but especially if it involves balls or trucks.

2) Favorite food? bread

3) Favorite toy? balls and trucks. the specific one changes.

4) Favorite color? he changes, but I think he leans toward red.

5) Does he/she look more like momma/daddy/both/neither? mommy

6) best feature? His eyes and his smile.

7) big/small/average for age? Short

8) Nickname(s): No shortage of his name, we don't call him Matt. Either Baby, Sweetie or Darling

9) Favorite outfit? Either his Spiderman shirt or his "Cars" pajamas

10) Favorite word/phrase lately: probably mommy or repeating whatever Kat says.

11) Clingy or independent? Clingy

12) Daredevil or cautious? depends on the circumstance

13) Best friend? Probably Kat.

14) Favorite animal? Cats and fish.

15) Does he/she have something that they sleep with or do for comfort? Like Kat, he picks something every night. Most often it's a car or truck, occasionally a book.

15) Favorite book? That changes too much to pick one.

16) early or late riser? Early. it's so annoying! :)

17) good napper? Most of the time.

18) Fussy or easygoing as a baby? Fussy, more so than Kat. He was colicky.

19) Shy or outgoing? He dips between both.

20) talkative or quiet? talkative!

21) Something most kids like to eat but they won't touch? Ice cream.

22) Favorite song? Twinkle Twinkle Little Star or Itsy Bitsy Spider.

23) Something you feel they did earlier than most kids/babies? Crawled at 7 months, Walked at 11, but started talking at 10 months.

24) Something you feel they did later than most kids/babies? Grow.

25) Snuggle bunny or too wiggly? a snuggler who likes to wiggle. <-Stealing Kristin's answer again.

26) If of talking age, what letter(s) did he/she have most trouble pronouncing? L's. It's so cute though!

27) Favorite room of the house to hang out? Play room, kitchen, anywhere with Kat. :)
Aikido way of life

Long time...

No update. Well, that's not completely true. It's been a long time since I've done a real 'life' update. So...I shall attempt to go over life in general. :)

So I'm sitting here and really...I don't have a whole lot to say.

I joined a coop but after some not so great treatement on the preschool teacher's part and the finding out that half of these members are calling themselves Christian but are actually members of a religion that is definitely NOT Christian...well, I pulled out. So, homeschooling shall continue only at home.

I had a whole bunch of fabric that someone gave me on Freecycle. I took out what I wanted and needed and had a lot left. The lady who took it from is a couple of years younger than me, married, with a four month old. She's also very nice. We've talked and we're hopefully going to get together some time soon. Her daughter is a bit young to 'play' yet, but I bet the visit will distract my children and it will be nice to have some adult conversation too. ;-)

I hurt myself a week and a half ago while in aikido. I was uke and my tori was doing a technique on me. With the way we moved, I fell against a pillar that's in the dojo. It's wrapped in carpet, and I didn't bang my head. I was able to move my head so I wouldn't bang it, but I pulled a muscle in my shoulder. Unfortunately, with the way my children pull on me, it's taking its sweet time in healing fully.

I've got more than enough hours to test for my second degree brown belt in Aikido. Hopefully that will occur soon. There's a clinic being held the last Friday and Saturday in October. We knew about it last year but it was too short notice to go. Kurt said I could go this year. Fortunately, I can sleep in the dojo so I don't have to worry about a motel. I was told they should have showers. ^_^

There was an accident at home today. Kat and Matthew were in their highchairs and pulling at one another. Kat actually managed to topple Matthew's highchair over with him in it! I set him back up and I pulled them apart and told them to stop. Unfortunately, I didn't pull them apart far enough and they pulled on one another again. She toppled him again but that time he hit his head on her highchair enough to get a nice little knot and bleed a bit. The cut isn't bad, but he's definitely got a bump. Kat was actually crying about five times longer than Matthew did. His eyes were bright and he was laughing within a couple of minutes, so he's okay.

Summer, our 19 year old cat seems to really be slowing down. I'm sort of just waiting for her to pass in her sleep, poor girl.

Oh, and I got my first quilt commission! I'm going to get PAID to make someone a quilt! YIPPEE!

I feel like there's stuff that I should be writing down here but I'm missing. Maybe I will think of it later.

Got questions? Ask me. :)
Precious family

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One of these days I will make another real entry. In the meantime, something cute from Matthew.

*Matthew babbles rather incoherently.*

Me: What's he saying?

Kurt: I don't know, it sounds French.

Me: Oh, Matthew, are you French?

Matthew: Mmmhmm, yeah, I am French.

Okay...so it was cuter when it happened than it is writing it out. Meh. :-p
Careful- might be in a novel

Got a lot done

Though very little was done around the house itself, today was a productive day. Kat helped me with laundry by helping me take clothes out of the dryer, helping me carry the basket of clean clothes into the room where they wait to be sorted, then holding open the door while I put the wet clothes into the dryer.

Afterwards, she helped me with dishes. I would rinse them and she would put them into the dishwasher (with some gentle guidance from me). After that, I did numbers with the children. Matthew can count to ten! Kat can, for the most part, count to twenty. After numbers, we did phonics. Kat can read more than she lets on, she just gets so distracted by other things. I need to figure out how to do this better. When we finished with phonics (probably did those for a good thirty minutes), we sang some songs, then I read a little bit. By that time, it was getting close to lunch. I had them do a little free play while I vegged for a few minutes. Then I made them fish sticks and grilled some chicken for Kurt to take to work for lunches this week. The children had free play after lunch, then I put them down for an afternoon nap.

During nap time, I went over the themes for the homeschooling coop that I'm going to be in this coming fall. I'm doing the story time and art for the preschoolers as well as helping the main teacher with other activites for that age group. I will have both Kat and Matthew in my class. Matthew might go to the nursery if he's disruptive. Anyway, we meet once a week. The main teacher set up themes and I spent a good portion looking up children's books, reading reviews, and writing down several titles and authors for each theme. When I get a list for the whole year, I'll be heading to the library to actually read them, then figure out what sort of arts and crafts we can do that will go along with the stories we read. I got through half the year. It's a good thing we only meet once a week! *G*

After I finished the first half of the year, I took the time to update the coop's website at dentonclassical.org. There were a LOT of changes to make! Once that was done, I had to call the lady in charge of Faithworks (a ministry at my church where we make quilts for the Crisis Pregnancy center in the closest city to us) because there was a conflict with some Sunday School Teacher training. Got that rescheduled and sent a note to the Office Manager of our church. I finished all this about ten minutes ago. Whee!

After nap, probably a lot more reading. I started Kipling's "The Jungle Book" and am reading it out loud to the children in between all the picture books. After that...we'll see. Maybe more phonics. I really want her to get a good base for reading early on.

I will be doing one last update to Matthew's list, though it might be another month before I actually update this LJ with that! *G*
Precious family

Update again

Just talked to the oral surgeon. I've been feeling hot and cold, had some minor nausea, as well as weakness and shakiness since last night. Evidently it's from coming down off of the hydrocodone. Great.
Anyway, this morning, I heard Matthew say: :What happened?" and "I sweeping". There was a word I heard him say but now I can't remember it. Blar.

EDIT: Ah, throw. He said Throw.