I do realize I left two kids out of my last post. So, I came back when I could to post a little more.
Mostly, those two are just taking things as they come and doing good, which is why I didn't write about them initially. Emma is her own little sweet self most of the time. She is eating well, playing, ripping up books with the best of them, and snuggling like only she knows how. She is learning that Wesley isn't a toy and is enjoying the "play" time that we've all had together.
Wesley is changing :). He's understanding a LOT more! He's starting more and more to refuse to eat and drink. I know this is a control thing for him, but he is SO small, that he really needs to eat and drink! We have him on Pediasure and we're adding calories to that as well. If he refuses it, we've begun putting him in his room (not his bed, but on the floor by himself) for a few minutes and telling him it's time for eating, and when we come back, he needs to sit and finish his drink. He usually will finish after that! He's also getting around better, getting himself across the room that he's in, going over to the swing and laying under it playing, or engaging another child if they're nearby. He's playing with some toys and prefers the "big" items like a baby doll stroller or a ride-on cart to play with and manipulate! There's no question that he's never "out of sight/out of mind" because he's either engaging someone else, or they are engaging him in play of some sort... ESPECIALLY Brianna! James likes to mess with him and so does Emma, but Brianna wants to play with him and love on him. Aleksa also continues to have a fondness for Wesley though she doesn't quite have appropriate play down and will often be too rough (like Emma...) or put things ON TOP of him... like... pillows. (yes, we watch her VERY closely!!)
So, there's the other two kids that I'd left out.
And now... a few things that *I* am pondering, so why not ponder them (or share your own thoughts on them...) with me? :D :D
What do you send in your kids' lunch boxes for school?
What are some simple but good dinners your family enjoys?
What are some 'routines' or organization things or... whatever... that make your life go smoother? I post about ours as I think to do so, like our "family closet" or cooking one day each week for the entire week. So... what are your tips and tricks, time savers and sanity savers that help you do what you do?????