Friday, December 3, 2010

Can you believe

I FINALLY updated this blog? and I use that term very loosely since I'm only including 5 pics.
This Fall has been busy with me returning to teaching. Maybe I should have Keith take over the blog. Caleb is in Young 5s at my school and loves it. His teacher is my good friend, so it's been fun chatting with her about him. Alanna and Ryland are enjoying some serious daddy time on MW and F mornings while Caleb is at school. I always wondered how those two would do with Caleb gone and they seem to be having fun with each other. Alanna will often "read" to Ryland.
Ryland is starting to say more and more words. His newer (and again...newer in the last month or two) words include, "mama, dada, nahnah (alanna)" and his newest, which is really cute, is "me!" I heard him say it for the first time yesterday morning when I asked the kids, "Who wants breakfast?" I expected to hear from Caleb and Alanna, so it was quite a surprise to hear Ryland shout out, "Me!" You can pretty much ask him anything that starts with, "Who wants_____?" and he'll answer with "Me!"
The other day Caleb decided to teach Ryland the letter sounds, so Caleb starts at the beginning of the alphabet and says to Ryland, "Ryland, say ah." Ryland responds. "Ryland, say buh." He responded. Caleb followed him around the house until he had made it through to Z. What a good teacher he is!

Here are some Fall pics. Keith's annual Michigan attire picture, our family at the apple orchard and the kids at Halloween (and in case you're wondering...the kids are wolves and a pig. I couldn't bring myself to do the 3 pigs and dress Caleb up in pink).
I really should figure out how to upload more pics....