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Christine’s Third Week


Christine is now 3 weeks old! She went for a check-up on Wednesday. She’s doing great. She passed her hearing and PKU tests and has gained 11 ounces since birth (she is now 9lbs 6oz). The midwife could hear a mild heart murmur but wasn’t concerned. Apparently fetuses have a hole in their heart, and sometimes the flap doesn’t close right at birth . She’ll listen again at her 7 week check-up and it may have corrected itself by then. We’re not worried about it at all as Christine seems very healthy.

Christine is very strong, she doesn’t like to lay flat she always tries to pull her head up or tries to roll over. Even in her stroller she has to be sitting up. Overall, she is a very peaceful baby.

Graham has put up some pictures of her in the 20071025 Christine’s Third Week gallery…

The Intelligence Genes!

They don’t give official report cards until June for J.K. so they ask the parents to come in and observe their child in the class and then meet with the teacher after class. Yesterday Graham and I went to school with Andrew. Before we left the house Andrew asked if we were excited to go to school with him and “see how excellent I am”. We replied with a chuckle and said, “actually we are excited to see how excellent you are.” The morning was pretty boring for us, but we did see how excellent and intelligent Andrew is. Mrs. Marr told us that Andrew was one of her most intelligent students and that he is functioning at the level of her S.K. students. He participates in discussions and always has the right answer, he’s her only J.K. student who can tell her the next number in their counting chart, such as what comes after 24? With a bit of help he can count to 100 and he’s been writing sentences. He does really well with his independent work and following the instructions, she said that she always helps the J.K. with that work but she never has to help Andrew. The only negative thing she said was that Andrew is bossy and he occasionally hits, kicks or spits. She has come up with a reward program to help Andrew always have a good day. It was nice to hear that 99% of the time he is excellent.

Andrew The Entertainer Returns

A few weeks ago we got some picutres of the kids in Florida, I placed them on a shelf in my room along with a picture of my neice Melanie and a few of our wedding photos. Last Monday Andrew wanted to look at them, so he sat in the living room and asked me who everybody was. After a few minutes I left him there so I could go and get ready for an appointment. I was in the washroom washing my face and I could hear Andrew talking to himself in the living room, so I turned off the water so I could hear him better. I heard Andrew asking, “do you have any Melanie’s?, Oh, thanks. Do you have any Ryan’s, Go fish. Do you have any Laurens, Oh thanks.” It was hilarious!

“I didn’t toot on you”

Last night after dinner Andrew was sitting on my knee  at the kitchen table while Graham cleaned up the dishes. Andrew excused himself, got down, stood beside me and tooted. He looked at me and said “I didn’t toot on you”. Graham and I thought this was hilarious. A few days prior Andrew came up to me, put his bum on my shoulder (I was kneeling on the floor) and tooted on me (I wonder who he learned that from). I told him, that was disgusting and to never do it again. Go figure, Andrew listened. It’s a break through for our household.


Hats off to Mom

The Wing’s of St. Catharines had a Valentines dinner at Hilda Street on Sunday. Mom did an awesome job. The turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy, coleslaw (no one makes it like Mom) the cake. The list could go on. Everything was delicious and decorated so festively and creatively (the Valentine place cards were very creative). Thanks Mom for all your hard work.

Happy Birthday Andi

This month is such a special one, it’s birthday time for you.
We’d really like to celebrate your happy day with you.
Zip-a-dee-ay and high-dee-ho, here’s something we can do.
We’ll sing a song that we all know, Happy Birthday, to you!

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You can listen to the song here.

Happy 28th (oops, that you’re “real age“), I mean 21st birthday!

I got a juicer!

No… not one of those electric ones, but one you use when making grape juice. Our neighbours behind us, Mr. and Mrs. Jones were doing some cleaning in their house and Mrs. Jones called me and asked if I wanted any Mason jars. I said sure (even though I already have 150+) and when Mr. Jones brought them over, he also had a juicer. I was very excited. I was going to be on the lookout for one at Value Village or garage sales. This one is in mint condition and I didn’t have to pay a cent. Too bad I have to wait until September to use it 🙁

I’m 28.3!

I just completed the real age questionnaire at Graham is always saying that he’s younger than me. Well, maybe in calendar years, but according to this site, his real age is 31. For those of you who don’t know or remember we are both 30.