WOW! I cant believe it. My little goober is growing up! He has graduated into the world of "real school" as he puts it. He was so proud. WE were so proud. All the kids recieved diplomas and their teacher Mrs. Jagoda (who is FANTASTIC!!) wrote a little something about each student and read it at the ceremony. Here is what she had to say about Eli.
"Elijah is always happy. He keeps busy creating great buildings with magnetic tiles, blocks, and legos. Outside Eli likes to ride bikes, dig, and pretend with his friends. His favorite color is green. When he grows up Eli wants to be Iron Man or a Viking and help his son train dragons."
I LOVE IT!
Noah got a hold of a "cap" as well.
Eli and Jesus.
Eli & Issac.
Eli & Grace. I LOVE this picture because if you look at the ones with the boys he has his arm around them and a big smile. He was soooooo nervous to take a picture with Grace. He has a big crush on Grace. Which I think is so adorable.
And last but not least... Eli with Olivia and Maddie. He calls them "his girls". So stinking cute.
These past couple of months have been a little tough on Noah. I had been noticing things here and there that suggested that he might not be hearing very well. I was right. I took him to an audiologist and found out he had significant hearing loss. His lack of communication was what brought me to think that this was the case and it was devastating to have it confirmed. He had a quick surgery to inplant tubes in this eardrums that would hopefully repair some of his hearing loss. When we went back to check his hearing again the doctor said he is doing great. Now all I have to do is get a speech thearapist for him. With such a late start, he is having a hard time learning to talk. Hopefully we can get him talking soon. : )
I think between the boys Noah is the more athletic of the two. He has great motor skills and is OBSESSED with sports. The other day we were watching a baseball game of TV and he came into the livving room with a large maraca and a small ball. He was actually hitting it too! So creative huh?
We finally cut his hair. Eric was mad because he wanted to grow his hair out and let him look like a little surfer/rocker kid. but I just thought he looked little a little street urchin. And kinda girly.
Isnt he so stinking CUTE now??? And much cooler for the summer.
He also had a birthday in May! With his severe lactose intolerance it was sortof hard to get together a birthday cake that wouldnt make him sick. But we found a chocolate cake with peanut butter frosting that was delicious! Of course it had to be covered in dinosaurs.
Little Miss Avery Lou Who is going to be a YEAR OLD next month. Holy happy birthday Batman! This is sad but exciting. I cant wait for her hair to grow and her first set of pigtails. I cant wait for her little personality to start shining through. She is already a little firework. Hmm my July baby is a firework?? LOL. So heres an update on our "Princess Ruffle Butt"
I love the way she waves. When the boys learned to wave they just flailed around like little monkeys. Not Avery, she waves like a delicate princess in a parade float. No one taught her this, that just how she rolls.
She is learning to walk!! Its pretty stinking cute because she looks like a little dinosaur. She is so proud of herself every time she gets a couple steps down she squeals and claps her hands. SO CUTE!
She and Noah have a love/hate relationship. They are close in age so they either play very nicely together or rip each others hair out. And boy howdy Avery does NOT back down from a fight. In fact I would go so far as to say she wins most of them. Poor Noah....