Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Year's Resolution

My New Year's resolution (one of them) was to start a blog.  Not that I have anything to say that anyone would be interested in reading, but I thought it would be a good way to record our family's life.  At the end of the year, I will see if this was worth it.  I am a little late on getting started as it is already January 27, 2011.  So far I have done some of my resolutions....I decided to lose weight so I began Weight Watchers.  It's not as encouraging when your spouse has already doubled what you have lost in the same time span, but at least I only have nine more pounds to lose....we will see how long that takes.  Also, because I never seem to find time to read a "grown-up" book because I am always reading kids books, I have decided to read at least one book a month (again, we will see how that goes).  I have, amazingly enough, squeezed in time to read one book: James Patterson Cross Fire.  I have also decided to organize my life so I am trying (week-by-week) to follow the book Organize Now!  I have been on "Week 1" since January 9.  Week 1 is entitled "Organizing Your Mind"....I will let you draw your own conclusions about why I am still on Week 1. 

I can't believe that Morgan is halfway through the second grade!  She reads more than any kid I have ever seen.  Right now she is into mysteries and absolutely loves Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew books.  Morgan also loves math (apparently she takes after me) and likes to do big math problems in her head. 

Molli will be in kindergarten next year, and it dawned upon me the other night that I didn't know if she knew her ABCs or if she knew how to count past ten (you can tell she isn't the first child).  I was pleasantly surprised to find that she knows all of her letters, can pick most of them out when shown to her, and can count to 25...who knew?  Maybe I should ask questions more often....I will put that on my list of things I must remember to do.  I do know that she wants to be a "fairy princess."  For Christmas, Santa brought her the book The Very Fairy Princess.  Now she thinks the book is about her.

Madison turned six months old this month....I can't believe how far we have come in six months!  Even though she is six months, she refuses to sit up.  It's not that she couldn't if she didn't try, she just doesn't want to.  She is finally eating baby food after a couple of months of absolutely refusing to take anything but her bottle.  Although, she only eats rice cereal, bananas, and prunes (of which I am not too fond of her eating).  She has developed quite the cute little personality, she loves to cuddle and rub noses.

Oops, I hear the little one waking up, I had better go before she starts screaming.....