Sunday, January 31, 2010

Holland update

Good news!!! We have Holland's spot reserved at Wichita Christian School for the 2010-2011 school year. She will begin in their 2 year old program that only meets 2 days a week. She will attend prayer time, learn bible verses, and also have instructional time. We are really excited about her attending a good Christian school.

We have subscribed to some magazines and books for Holland and her Animal Baby came in last week and Holland was so excited to receive it. I gave it to her and told her to go sit in her chair and read it. She ran over to her rocking chair, opened the book, and started going through every page. This month's new animal is the groundhog since it is for February. She loves to see the groundhog. The Klein Family sent Holland some learning books in the mail and we are so excited to start using them. These books will teach Holland short and long vowels. Thank you Klein Family!! :)

Friday we had a bad weather day due to the ice and snow our area received. We stayed indoors and just hung out. I got out my Netbook (Thank you Mom!) and Holland had to sit by me with her Barbie laptop. We look hard at work. :D

Here is Holland shaking our Tassimo Drink Station pods and her tushy. Too funny!

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Shake it!

For all of those who love to see Holland shake a tail feather, here are some new moves. We watched the Hope For Haiti Now telethon on Friday night and Holland got into the dancing spirit when the music would start.

Our Christmas gift

We finally have our Christmas gift done! Finally! We got a new bedroom suit, bedding, and new decor to match it all. The furniture was in around Thanksgiving, the bedding was in a couple of weekends ago, and I finally got the bedroom painted this weekend. We still need to put up the crown molding, get new lamps, and order the window treatments. I'm so glad to have the majority of the changes done. Our bedroom suit is so great. The chest, dresser, and night stands all have marble tops so we won't leave drink rings or scratches.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

19 months old

Holland is 19 months old today. The time goes by faster and faster as she gets older. She is still doing great. Holland can name all of the body parts and features of the face. She has been doing 2 step commands for months now, like picking up something and putting it in the trash. Holland helps with laundry and dishes. She will even pick up her toys and move them out of the way when we vacuum the living room. Holland is talking so much. Today she said, "let's go home and see Precious and kitty cat." I was amazed she put that many words together. Typically every sentence anyone says, she will say at least 1-2 words of that sentence as well. She can pick out and name over 75 animals. She can even pick out and say jaguar and iguana! Holland brushes her own teeth and is self feeding. For 4 months now, in the evenings when it's bath time, she uses her potty chair. We are just waiting for it to click for her to know when she's got to go to the bathroom and then we will be potty trained. Holland knows what hot and cold is and loves to tell us what is hot and cold. :) Most importantly.......... she is still dancing! Right now, anytime the new Cadillac or Lincoln commercials come on, no matter where she is in the house, she will go running into the living room and dance. She will even say, "shake it! shake it!" while dancing. Holland is great at entertaining herself. She will get a book or her Barbie laptop (Thank you Pepsi and Paw-Paw for the laptop), climb up on the couch, and read or play.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Andrew's baptism

Cousin Catherine and Danny's son, Andrew, was baptized this morning. We are very honored that Catherine and Danny asked Kirk and I to be their son's baptismal sponsors. The church service was beautiful and Catherine's family hosted a luncheon immediately after church.

We worked with Holland all week with saying Andrew and she did great. She would see baby Andrew and call out his name. Holland is really good with babies. She will get close enough to see them but never touches them. She just looks at them, smiles, and says baby.

New Holland stuff

Holland is learning and growing every day. She says new words and does new things all the time. She can now pick out different shapes. Holland can pick out and say square, circle, star, plus, and triangle. She can also say and pick out the numbers 1, 2, and 3.

We finally have started giving her the fun stuff kids enjoy, like powdered donuts. She loved them!

Holland's bangs were in her eyes and driving all of us crazy Saturday, so I trimmed them. She wasn't a big fan until she realized what I was cutting and then after the bangs were out of her eyes, she was cool with it.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Happy Birthday Kirk!!

Today is Kirk's birthday. Lucky for us, he is off work so we went to Duncan, OK to shop and eat dinner. We never get to go out to dinner for anything, let alone on our birthdays. So this year, I wanted to make sure we did something on Kirk's day. We went to Murf's Guns and bought Kirk some Oakleys. Then, went to dinner at Don Jose. We had a great time and Holland enjoyed the time out and about. She behaved the whole time and was so friendly saying hi to everyone in the restaurant. We need to do this more often............. if we only had the time.

Happy Birthday Kirk!!! We Love You!!!