- The boys have been sick A LOT! Austin has been to the doctor more since he turned 1 than Jackson had in his first 3 years of life. We were going to the doctor a few times a week for awhile. This is difficult for a couple reasons: First, I'm a mom and it's hard to see my babies sick. And second, because I am a germ-a-phobe with OCD (I don't think it gets much worse than that) and I just see germs creeping and crawling ALL OVER MY HOUSE! The boys never passed around the same virus, thank goodness, but they kept picking up new viruses. I'm not sure which is worse. Anyway, as of Saturday night Austin has yet another ear infection. I'm going to start looking into some more natural ways of keeping in the ear infections at bay like oils, vitamins, and probiotics. So if any of you have any knowledge of these things or books that I can read about them please share all your knowledge with me. ;)
- My littlest buddy still isn't walking, but he's already showing letter recognition and he'll repeat certain words randomly. He'll take 2-3 steps then realize he's walking unassisted and fall. It's all a mental game now. He's not talking really, but he's great with sign language. Next Saturday a very good friend of mine who is a sign language interpreter is starting a sign language class for kids and their parents, so Jim and I will be taking the boys to her house every Saturday. The boys will love it, especially Big Poppa.
- Jackson is a very healthy 3 year old, and I know this because he is testing every last nerve I have! I was a nanny during my undergrad and I learned that the "terrible 2's" has nothing on the "That's it! I'm selling you on EBay 3's". I think he just needs to be challenged more mentally, so I'm working on that. Good news! We finally found a pre-school that we love that's not full-time. He'll start St Luke's Pre-school in the fall. He's super excited and so are we! In our house we share a car to cut on expenses, so the boys and I will be taking Jim to work M/W/F bright and early at 6am so that I have the car to take Jackson to school, but Jim and I really think it's worth it. Plus, since I'll have the car I can sign Austin up for some Mommy and Me classes. He'll have a blast and he'll get some one on one time with mom!
- Jim still really likes his job and he's doing well in school. He made a 3.0 last semester. I'm very proud of him. I'm still in graduate school and I'm currently taking the hardest class I've ever had. I can't wait till I can say this class is OVER! Too bad I've only finished week 1 or 11.
Anyway, that's us in a nutshell, a really big nutshell, but you get the jist.