Sunday, February 22, 2009

Lost Tooth

Jordan finally lost her first tooth. She has been waiting for this moment for so long I think she never thought it would come. Her tooth has been lose for a while and she kept playing with it hoping she could make it magically fall out faster then it was ready.

I am not a tooth person and never is Jeff so I never wanted her playing with it. I just thought she should let it be and when it was ready to fall out it would. Well patience is not something she has, since she is one of the last kids in her class to lose a tooth.

So while walking in the mall yesterday, looking for furniture, which was total torture for her. She started wiggling it. All of a sudden she is jumping up and down yelling at me like the mall is on fire and we need to get out. I look at her and her whole mouth is bleeding. My first reaction was, what did your brother do to you know. Then I looked down and she had the smallest tooth I had ever seen, in her little hand.

I wonder what the tooth fairy left her. Being her first tooth and all.

She is no longer my baby and it is a little sad to see her growing up so fast. Sometimes I just wish I could freeze time and keep her little.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

My budding artist

Devon started taking art lessons for about 2 years. I think his work is wonderful and love to look at the things he draws. He told me he wanted to be an author and and illistrator so I felt the need to support that. I am also bias because I am his mother.

This first piece is a pear that he drew using chalk, which at this time is his favorite element to work with.

This second one is a fish that he drew using colored pencils. It totally amazes me that he can draw this well because I do not have that talent, he gets it from my mother. She is always telling me how easy it is to look at something and just draw it. For her and Devon it is, for me it is not.

Last year his art teacher put on an art show and Devon sold his first piece, which was a fruit bowl for $50.00. This year they had another show. Devon piece is selling for $65.00. I am not sure if he will sell it or not, I am just grateful that he is getting to show his work.
Looking at his picture this year I can see the maturitey and the talent has grown over the past year. He is more detailed and his drawing is more defined this year.

My hope is that he will continue with his art lessons until he is in high school. I do not know if his art teacher will still be teaching at that time, my only hope is that he is. Devon had learned so much from both Mr. Blanton and David and I can never thank them enough. Devon has many issues with anxiety and going to art really helps him. It relaxes him and he is a totally different child after leaving his lessons.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Tired of the snow

I know that the snow is beautiful and every year I say "This year I am going to go back to snowboarding and the kids are going to come with me as well." That never happens and then we get to February and I am so sick of snow and not seeing the warm, hot sun I just can not stand it. I know I live in New England, you would think I would be used to the snow by now.

Every year I start to get depressed at this time and it usually lasts for the better part of 2 months. The past 2 years we have been planning a moms vacation, which has taken away the depression. Knowing that I would be leaving all this to go someplace warm and sunny was fabulous. I knew I would not have to worry about anything. Although the planning and making sure the kids were never forgotten was a lot of work it was all well worth it.

This year unfortunately I do not think we will be going on vacation. Some of the moms have major events happening their lives and they can not make it this year. Alice and I are trying to recruit other moms for this event, but sadly nothing is working so far.

So I will sit here in my sweat pants and sweat shirt dreaming of warm sunny beaches, with dolphins swimming out my window, while I drink my morning coffee.