Friday, September 15, 2006

Highlights of the week.

Monday was Jordyn's first day of school! She goes Mon.- Thurs. for two and a half hours. She goes to a great school and I'm so glad they have this program for Jordyn. She is riding the bus to school on Monday and Wednesdays (I watch my neice, Katherine, those days and didn't want to cart two 6 month old babies with me to Jordyn's school!). On Monday, Jordyn was supposed to ride the bus, but there was a big mix-up and the transportation dept. didn't read the info. saying that Jordyn was in a wheelchair... so, the bus came and she couldn't get on! Oh well, Tom was still home and I was able to take her. On Wednesday she finally got to ride the bus for the first time! It was so cute, I just had to laugh the whole time. While she was riding the ramp up onto the bus she had the biggest smile on her face... it was hilarious. And sadly, I didn't have the camera that day! I was so worried all week about Jordyn being good at school and she did awesome! I think her teachers were pleasantly surprised. They are very honest about how the kids behave, etc, and they said Jordyn did SO good this week! I was so relieved and I am keeping my fingers crossed that she continues to stay happy and do well at school!

Here is a picture of Jordyn and Evan goofing around. Jordyn always has to have her feet on everything. If you are sitting near her, she will always put her feet on you. So many times, Evan is Jordyn's foot rest. He really doesn't seem to mind it at all!

Evan got to eat rice cereal, for the first time, this week! It looks pretty tasty doesn't it?

On Wednesday, Jordyn also went to the eye doctor here in Spokane. We talked about our appointment in Seattle and he examined Jordyn's eyes again. He thinks we should give glasses a try for a couple months. The doc. thinks Jordyn will eventually get used to them. I'm not too thrilled, but of course I will try them. After two months, if the glasses don't help correct here eyes crossing, they may consider surgery. But, we will see. (no pun intended) I took Jordyn to get fitted for glasses and we got her a pretty cute pair... at least I hope they are cute! She won't get them for a few weeks. We will be sure to post photos. While we were picking out the frames, I couldn't help but laugh at one pair of lenses. They had HUGE lenses and were the thick plastic frames and a bright blue color. Extremely out of style, but much like the ones I used to wear!!! haha I think that is the main reason I am hesitant to get Jordyn glasses... because I look at photos of when I was little and just CRINGE at how dorky I look in my glasses. Mom and Dad... How could you let me go out in public looking like that!?? hahaha

Tonight Tom and I had a date night! We started a baby sitting co-op with some other couples in our ward. We rotate every Friday night and one couple watches ALL of the kids! So, we get 4 Friday nights of babysitting and on the 5th Friday, Tom and I will watch all of the kids. Then the rotation starts over again. Most of the kids are over 3 yrs. old and Evan is the only baby. All together, there are 9 kids! Are we crazy or what!? We just keep thinking that we only have to watch the kids once every 5 weeks, for 3 hours, and in return we get 4 Friday nights out! That's worth it, isn't it? I was worrying about it all week because none of the families know Jordyn very well and I was afraid that they might be scared to watch her. But, I wrote up everything they need to know about her and I think they did really well. Tonight was the first night and the couple that watched all of the kids said that it went better than they thought it would! So we are off to a good start. Tom and I met some friends at the Fair and just walked around and had dessert. It felt very strange to not really have any set plans for the night and to not have any kids! We are hoping the co-op will keep up because we could sure use the break every week! We are already planning fun activities and snacks for when it's our turn to watch the kids. Posted by Picasa

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Topher said...

That's cool you actually got a co-op past the "we were thinking we could do..." stage. That's as far as ours ever gets. I don't know if it's because someone just has to take the initiative to make it happen, or if we just always hint around to the wrong people. Most all of our friends here have at least one set of parents or siblings that live close so they don't need babysitters.

momma k said...

Jordyn will probably be the best behaved--she loves action! I would like to be a little mouse in the corner to see what happens each week.

Emily said...

Yes, we wish we could watch what "really" happens each week. Maybe secretly videotape it? :) On the way home we were saying how every parent probably wonders if the babysitter is really telling them the truth... about how their kids behave. We said that if we watched a really bad kid, we probably wouldn't even tell the truth! Maybe just tell them in the nicest way possible that there kids was a little naughty!

Pop said...

The picture of Jordyn sprawled over Evan is so cute. I think Evan is getting "used to" Jordyn's antics. Question is, will Jordyn be ready for Evan's antics when he gets ready to do things to pester her?