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Wednesday, October 12, 2011


This past month has been wonderfully crazy! This is a really quick update just to keep you up on the latest.......

John passed the bar! YAY!!!!! And, got a job with the State attorney's office as a prosecutor. Look out drug offenders of Brevard County!!! And, we're moving to Melbourne (Coco Beach, Cape Canavral area) in .........10 days. Well, John is moving in 10 days to start work. We'll stay for one more week, then he'll drive back down, load up, yet another, Penske truck and off we go.

Miles LOVES preschool. Every night we ask the boys what their favorite part of the day was and it's almost always preschool. He is in a really great one and I'm hoping to find another great one for him when we move.

I am teaching him to read using the book "How To Teach Your Child To Read in 100 Easy Lessons. He is doing great, mom needs to have a litte more patience some times when he's really wiggley and can't concentrate (which is often) but he is on lesson 29 and he is reading some sentences! It is so fun to hear him sound out the words.

Eli still makes me laugh. He is hillarious. Yesterday he told me I smelled like cucumbers. He tells me I'm beautiful all the time. I painted my fingernails a really dark color (OPI midnight in moscow) and when he saw them the next morning he said, "mom, your fingernails are black. I don't like it. I want them to be white like mine." And every time he sees me he says, "mom, your fingernails are still black." For the record, I think I have painted my fingernails three or four times in the last five years.

Eli is enjoying his preschool too. Everynight after dinner I do a reading lesson with Miles (they take about 15-20 min) and while I'm working with Miles, John does preschool with Eli (and Liam). They work on shapes, colors, numbers, letters etc. His favorite preschool lessons are when we let him get onto It's actually a really great website. Eli can control the mouse can click on things all by himself. I would recommend it for any preschool age kids. It costs money but it's only $35 for a whole year. Miles and Eli both love it.

Last tidbit on Eli. He has successfully pooped in the potty for a couple of days now. Then just today he said to me, "Mom, I don't like going poop on the potty, I like going poop in my diaper." Then proceded to hide behind the chair and poop. AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! Not sure what to do but I guess we're moving in a couple weeks and I'm not going to worry about it right now.

Liam is such a happy baby. He had his 6 month appt today and smiled at everyone in the waiting room, and smiled at the assistent taking his weight, then smiled at the doctor when she came in. He only cried for a couple of minutes after his shots then fell asleep in his car seat on the way home and slept for an hour and a half (which is a good nap for him because although he is happy, he does not take good naps during the day). He weighs 15 lbs 9 oz and is 26 inches. He sits up on his own and I bet he's a few weeks away from crawling. Every time I go to get him from his nap he's up on his hands and knees, rocking back and forth.

We feel very blessed and we are really excited about this new adventure. Stay tuned for the next udate, probably in another month or so :)


Steve and Donna said...

good luck with everything- make sure and keep in touch :)

Kandis Mortensen said...

Congrats John! On to the next adventure!
Wendy: I am excited to talk to you very soon!