September 15, 2010

what we're up to...

this week has been better... james is feeling less pain and able to sleep for larger blocks of time.
he still cannot sit down for very long, so we are hoping that will keep improving, so he can feel a little more normal. he is so tired of being on crutches to walk around all day!

i celebrated my 36th birthday and james thinks it is funny to point out that now i am closer to 40 than to 30... who cares!?? i will always feel like a teenager inside, sometimes still shocked that i am the mother of a first grader. how does that happen? i was so blessed by so many heart felt wishes and blessings from my oldest friends and my newest friends. it was a whole lot of love!

asher is talking up a storm, making full sentences that you can clearly understand. it is so fun to hear him react to things with 'big boy' thoughts. james started reading hop on pop to him and he loves the STOP- you must not hop on pop! it cracks us up to hear him try to read the rhymes.

abbie has been working on her handwriting and making new friends at school... it seems most of the new friends are boys, which isn't surprising. she's always had more boy friends than girls, but i didn't expect the 'change' in how she thinks about them to be so soon. though i know she doesn't really understand everything she is saying, she does understand love and that she wants to 'marry someone who is nice and funny like my dad'. so, in her class assignment she brought home today, i was impressed with her ability to correct the sentence with all the correct symbols. then on the back, they are supposed to write their own sentence using the word of the day. check it out, it is hilarious! [click on the image to see her handwriting!]

translation: i will have a crush on jack & tyler forever.


jen said...

It's so good to read your update. Your family is often in my prayers as this year has been extremely painful in many ways for your family. We are praying for James to recover from his back injury. I know how much he loves your kids and pray that he will be able to give them the attention he longs to give them. Miss you guys. Jennifer

Mendy said...

Happy Birthday Sarah! Listen, the 30's are the new 20's and so on, so really it's like you're 26 years old! Ha ha. I still think of you as a 20-something art student and youth leader anyway.
About Abbie's newfound perspective on boys...I've found entire books I wrote as a 2nd grader about the boy I had a crush on hidden away in all of the old school work that mom saved. Embarrassing. I wonder why mom chose to save that particular piece of work. At least Abbie's not writing novels about her crushes...yet.

Lauren Blake said...

happy birthday sarah...
hop on pop is one of noah's favorites too...

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