Thursday, May 26, 2011

Ava's preschool graduation

Ava's preschool graduation ceremony was tonight at her school, Ossian Presbyterian Church.  She attended this school for 2 years and had the same teachers both times.  Miss Laurie and Miss Jacque.  Great teachers!  We will miss them.  Ava walked down the aisle by herself, stood up in the front of the church and recieved her diploma.  The class also sung several songs they have been working on for several weeks, like "If I were a butterly" and "My God is so Big".  In two more years, Reid will go to this school and have these teachers!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Reid's 1st Birthday

Reid's birthday was kept simple.  I only made one dol tower.  I went to an Korean market and got a couple kinds of Korean candy (that was very good) and some Korean moon pies.  That was all the more adventerous I could go with Korean treats for family members!  Reid's hanbok was big on him.  He wore the top and the hat.  The pants don't even fit my 5 year old, so it will be awhile before he can wear them!  Out of the doljabi items we had Reid choose from, he chose a ball....this is supposed to mean that Reid has a future in sports.  Reid was a little slow at wanting to get his hands in his birthday cake, so I pushed his hand in for him.  Once he tasted the frosting, it was all over.  Reid has a major sweet tooth.  He loved frosting!  He had frosting in his ears and nose too.  Daddy hosed him off in the tub!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Birthday Pictures

Reid turns "1" on May 24th.  Wow.  He's been home for only 6 weeks.  So glad we get to celebrate this special moment with him!  Ava turns "5" on June 23rd.  Her birthday is a sad one for me.  We accepted Ava's referral before she was even born and she didn't come home until she was 22 months old.  And now all the sudden she's 5!  What?  I tell Ava almost every single day to stop growing, but she doesn't listen to me!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Ava's news

Ava has started swimming lessons. She goes 2 times a week for the month of May. She has so much more confidence this year. Last year she would panic if her feet didn't touch the bottom of my aunt's pond. But this year, she jumps into the pool to her instructor. She trusts herself and the instructor enough now to float on her back and float on her stomach. She slipped off of a pool noodle in the deep end of the pool, which was 12'. She didn't freak!! I could see her trying to get to the surface of water. I bet she was under for 5 seconds before her instructor saw her and helped her up. When she surfaced, she was laughing! OMG!

And Ava got glasses. This came as a total shock. She went to get her free kindergarten eye screening, and the doctor said her eyes were bad! She has 'severe' astigmatisms on both eyes, and she is far-sighted. Poor kid, no wonder she had trouble writing and why she always sat 3' away from the tv. She loves her glasses and that she can SEE now. She's doing great with them!

Friday, May 6, 2011

Paper lanterns at last!

Well, 5 weeks after coming home from Korea, I finally found the time to hang up Reid's paper lanterns.  This is one of the things I've wanted to do the most in his room.  Now he has something to gaze at when he's on the changing table.  ha!  4 teeth so far, but very soon there is another tooth on the bottom going to pop through!