Monday, July 11, 2011

A Little Update

Summer time in Georgia is in full swing... or full heat! It's been SO hot. We have made the best of it by swimming every chance we get and soaking up all the fun the summer has to offer. Learning comes naturally to Chyenne and Cohen, so as much as I wish, we haven't really been on a learning schedule with "homeschool" for the past couple of months. We learn every day, just in a different way.

Chyenne has been stuck on words, writing, sequences, patterns, matching, and guessing. There has yet to be a day go by without Chyenne quizzing me "what comes next?". She has also been all about math. "Mommy, ask me how many cucumbers I will have after I eat these three?" She's a complete nut, but she makes my world go 'round. She is still a diva. She has the BEST imagination ever. It's absolutely amazing to watch and listen to her interact with her toys... she soaks up SO much from the world around her.

Cohen has been making GREAT strides. I feel like he's grown up SO much in the past couple of months. He has been fully (daytime) potty trained for about 2 months and he's doing GREAT! Next month he turns TWO! We're celebrating his birthday with a pirate swim party. He's so excited, every day he asks "pibate cake?!?" lol. He's amazing. He has been speaking so much lately. I am very proud of him. He almost always speaks in 2-3 word sentences, sometimes a little more words too! He is such a great helper. He will pick up any toys or trash and after placing them in the desired spot, he will run back to me with his hand in the air waiting for a "five!" I'm so lucky to be his mommy. He makes life... enjoyable, to say the least. He's a complete mess-maker and is always spilling something or breaking something else, but his kind heart, loving eyes, and great big smile always melt me to my knees.

We have also been busy remodeling our house! EEK! It has been going smoothly, so far. We've been busy turning our "bonus room" aka 1400 square feet into a studio apartment, complete with full kitchen, full bathroom and laundry room. I'll upload pics of the progress soon. We have a friend who is going to rent from us (well he's actually been staying with us helping us finish it). Extra income always comes in handy.

The biggest news of all?! Colt, my lovely husband, is deploying (again)! We are a bit apprehensive but we have faith that everything will go smoothly. He will be deploying to Kosovo for a year. Better than Afghanistan again! He should have all of the technology to keep in touch with the kiddos and myself. 

Well that's all for now... I will come back and post more details and pics!  

1 comment:

  1. I can't believe Cohen is going to be TWO! WOW! Andy Chyenne is adorable as always. I love hearing her stories. I am addicted to the preschool work books. I think I have 15 still of them and that's after Mack's finished about ten of them. She could do a whole book a day. Have you seen them around? They are awesome and soooo cheap! And exactly what we taught in our preschool.

    I'll be praying for Colt and the family leading up to and during the deployment!