Wednesday, February 9, 2011

no news is good news

He likes shoes.

Avery home from school "sick"

On the train at the zoo!

big boy bed!

I don't have too much to write about these days which I am thinking is a good thing! So here are a few pictures from the past week or so. A few quick updates: I started working out with a trainer at the gym! We get along really well and its fun. (no, it really is) I am meeting with him 3 times over 6 weeks so Im on my own once he shows me the routine and gives it to me in writing. This is good for me because now I am accountable to more than just myself. Im so ready to get into the shape I know I can be in! And Hawaii is right around the corner! Im so sore from our workout on monday. Still. So It must be working.

Nolan has a big boy bed! He LOVEs it. But, is still in his crib. We got the bed on Saturday but it didnt come with the frame. Thats what I get for ordering it over the phone-but I assumed it came with one! So on Monday I went and got the frame (what a rip off! $50?) and sheets. Nolan kept saying "I'm eh-cited!" but when it came down to sleeping in it, it was a no go. One of these days! The good news is that we were able to sell the upholstered rocker in order to cover pretty much the bed and a new rug!

Avery should start trying out a Dynavox at school soon! (this is a speech generating device) Im hoping that we will find one that works well, get one, and have her using it well by the time kindergarten comes around. Im hopeful!

Im taking Nolan today to look at a preschool program near our house. It is adjacent to our home elementary school where I am hoping Avery ends up (we won't know until early summer) which would make it super convenient. I have heard great things about it and they have an opening for T, Th and F beginning in March, 8:45-11:45. And it wont break the bank. They do before and after school care as well so if I ever get back to the working world, it would be nice to have had him there from the get go. Plus they supposedly have a "special needs" program which I will ask about today.

It will be nice to have him in school a few hours a day because it's already time to get planning for the Strollathon! Yes. Im doing it again! It will be on 10.02.11-still figuring out the location. We will be moving it for sure for several reasons. I'm hoping we can raise more than $72K this year and that we get more corporate sponsors! So if you know anyone that wants some business publicity for a GREAT cause, let me know!

Plus, Im writing a grant proposal for Katie's Clinic and nominating them for a Community Leadership Award-both time consuming tasks! I hope they both come through! fingers crossed.


The MacDonald Family said...

Love the pics! And Love that you are doing the stroll and the grant writing thing - you are AWESOME!!

Zenaida said...

Sweet Erica! You are one busy Lady! I am so proud of you!

Lynn said...

Love Nolan's snazzy shoes! I'm sure that he'll be in the big boy bed in no time!

I'm jealous of that personal trainer...I'll be in FLA in two weeks and didn't manage to lose the weight I'd meant to by then :(