Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Who needs the zoo?

I'm kidding of course. Our local zoo, Riverbanks Zoo and Garden is the BEST. But, we are getting quite a bit of wildlife here at home. Like the oppossom, the raccoon and now, the brown snake. It eats worms, so Alden has a pet - well, for awhile. Zion actually found it, and calls it the "awwww cute worm." I had to keep her away from it for while we figured out what type of "worm" it was.

Apparently it's time to clean out the pool.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Arri at work

Arri is getting older. He gets upset when I watch LOST on "his" couch. And, he doesn't like to move out of the sun at work, which makes it challenging for customers to enter the shop.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Neuro Reorg update

Today was day 7. We're getting into a groove and I'm learning SO much about my sweet kids. I didn't think I would enjoy this at all, but I am. We've done morning activities outside the past two days, and I liked it.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Neuro Reorganization

Today was our second day doing Neuro Reorganization therapy with the kiddos. It's supposed help their brains work out things they probably missed when they were young, so it entails all sorts of fun stuff like creeping and crawling around the house, spinning in office chairs, doing these things called "patterns," as well as breathing and sensory exercises.

We're looking at about a two year stint, so we are all adapting to the new schedule. Actually, just the fact that it has to be done EVERY single day is a big part of it. I'm sure this will shock you, but I'm not a "schedule" person. About the only thing I do every day without fail is brush my teeth. So, this is big.

We may need some cheerleaders.

I'll update with progress reports, but I really don't expect much before around four months in.

Progress so far for the youngest:

I took her to karate and the teacher said after wards, "she was much more focused today than usual."

Second day I noticed her reverting to a LOT of baby behaviors - baby talk and so on.

Should be interesting to see what happens over the next two weeks.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Mommy! Where my wings?

Some things you just can't leave home without.