Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Family Fun Nights!

Griffin ready to play Waxk a Mole
Austin pouting.
Dinner before Family Fun Night!
The Boys on their new bench. They are shirtless becuase there was ketchup involved! Good looking out , daddy!

Family Fun Nights

The kids had a great week. Everyone is healthy and happy. Griffin is teething like crazy and has decided to only sleep 2 hours at a time. It's terribly frustrating for me but eventually he will be in his own room and I can get some sleep! The 2 year olds are good. Emerson and Maxim had their evaluation for speech therapy this week. Within the next few weeks they should be starting. Although they are delayed in their speech quite a bit, they now seem to be talking more and more. I am also looking into music classes for the boys. I would love for them all to learn an instrument. They LOVE music. We sing and dance all day. Between my mother and myself we have gotten them all the First Act instruments. I can't wait to get a drum set. I always secretly wanted to be a drummer! Austin is amazing. David and I had our first teacher conference this week. His teacher said he is a smart boy. He is the best reader in his class, reading at a 2nd to 3rd grade level. He is having some issues in class with talking. I guess he's like me and a bit of a class clown. He also is having issues with writing. We are not sure if it's his poor eyesight or a concentration issue. We've decided to get him a tutor for a couple of months and than move on from there.

Since the children are getting older(I know 10 months, 2years and 6 years isn't "older", but bare with me), we've decided to have "Stinner Family Fun Nights". These are evenings we either go out, shopping, dinner, sight seeing etc... or we stay in and bake cookies, pop popcorn, watch a new family friendly movie, make a craft or play games. We are hoping Santa (wink, wink) is bringing us more little person friendly games (they are on the lists) so we can expand our horizons a bit. We started on Sunday and the boys had a blast. There were occasional frustrating points when someone didn't want to follow the rules of the games but all in all the kids laughed while catching butterflies with Elefun, laughed while slamming furry creatures in Wack a Mole and saw who was faster in putting the game pieces in Connect Four. I think this weekend may be "COOKIE BAKING". I can almost imagine the mess now. It doesn't really matter what we do as long as we do it together. I love this phase of our lives. The kids are so interesting.