Wednesday, June 15, 2011

June 15th, 2011

I've been a bad blogger, lately. It's not that I don't want to blog, I've just been so busy.

My 17 year old has been working on getting a drivers license. He passed driver's education and he has finally gotten all of his driving hours finished. We're hoping to pick his car up next week. It's nothing fancy - a 1999 Toyota Camry. Insurance rates for boys are absolutely crazy! Make sure your boys get good grades and maintain a good driving record.

Kirsten completed her 1st year in the Dental Hygiene school. She received a C- in a class, therefore she was excused from the program! They allowed her to re-apply to the program. She was accepted again - after they created a 37th spot for her. They only accept 36 students a year. However, they are making her repeat her entire Junior year! Crazy! A very expensive lesson learned - not to mention time spent. She's a very good student with a high GPA. So hard to believe that one class can cause you to be excused from the program. If she was able to find the class and take it over the summer, they would have accepted it. However, we searched all of the US and couldn't find the class offered this summer. It's a specialized class that is typically only offered as part of a Dental Hygiene program. Most Dental Hygiene programs are very competitive and you have to be in the program at the specific school in order to take the classes. The classes are offered in blocks and only those accepted in the school's program are allowed to take them.

Hayden is playing T-ball this summer and Harrison is playing basketball. Everyone is keeping busy.

Kinnick is doing better every day with her words. She'll repeat up to 5 word sentences. She is using up to 3 word sentences appropriately. Gotta love the summer- no lung infections.

Carver is sitting better and holding his head up better. He isn't able to sit without assistance, but he's sitting for longer periods of time with some support. He's rolling more and more with purpose. He'll even roll to us and scratch our leg for attention. He's rolling around the kitchen, great room, hallways, and has even been found in the bathroom. I think he's just exploring for new things to do or in search of new things to play with. He's using his vision more and more. It's amazing to think that a year ago he couldn't track at all with his eyes and now, he's tracking. If he's sitting on your lap and you talk, he'll turn his head around to see who is holding him and talking. He's also learned to turn his music cube on with his middle finger. Another thing that he does (I swear he does this to annoy me) is kick his pants off when I'm changing his diaper. He kicks and shakes his legs as hard as he can until he gets his pants completely off. I know he's doing it on purpose because as soon as he gets his pants off, he stops kicking and shaking his legs. He laughs the entire time.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Kinnick counting to 10

Kinnick can count to 10!