Friday, August 28, 2009
The poor little guy was scared to death, but I do believe I was even
But, after Derrick came home and the neighbor loaned us a cage,things got better. Our neighbor actually has a friend who has had squirrels before as pets, so he was a lot of help.
When Noah and I first got the squirrel (name yet to be decided!) Derrick and I were discussing what squirrels might eat. Noah then answered:
Squirrels eat corn mom!
He knows this because Grammie has squirrel feeders at her house with corn cobs on them!Well, we couldn't hardly catch the crazy beast, let alone feed it.So, long story short, we finally found out he can eat out of a medicine dropper, and he likes....
My niece surprised me the most. She was not the least bit afraid of him.Aunt T on the other hand was a little skiddish at first, but I got over it!!!
We asked Noah what the squirrel's name is and he said, "Ho-Ho's sleigh!"
Derrick wants to name him Alvin (like Alvin and the chipmunks.)
Felicity (my neice) wants to name him Honey because of his hair color.
I'm still undecided!!!
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Tuesday, she said Noah would not lay down at all....he didn't throw a fit or anything, surprisingly....but he just wouldn't lay down. He said, "Noah went to lunch, now Noah go home. Noah's mom comes." His teacher, Mrs. Jen, explained to him that he'd be staying longer at school, and not coming home after lunch anymore. So, she let him quietly sit and watch a movie.
Wednesday, he was the first one asleep, at 11:45 am (they typically lay down around noon), and the last one to wake up at 1:15 pm. Hahah!
Thursday, he didn't go to sleep, but he layed down real still and calm. That's good enough!
All week, he got all smiley faces on his little progress sheet she sends home.
This morning, I woke up, and Noah was standing by my bed saying, "Good morning Mom. Can I go to school today and see my teacher?!" So, all in all, he loves it!
Mrs. Jen says he's doing really good, and he is so smart and mature from the last time she taught him. He started in March 2008. He had her from March to May 2008. Back when he didn't talk at all, wasn't potty-trained, etc. She said he could go to regular preschool somewhere, that she thinks he'd do fine with typical peers, but I still think maybe not. And, I'm sorry, but Momma knows! But, I guess that was a compliment from her, and her saying he is one of the smartest kids she has ever had. That was nice.
Everyday, Noah comes home so excited, telling me all about his day. He shows me all of his work from school, and tells me all about what he is learning. He told me yesterday, "Mom, I work at school. I have to work!" Haha.
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
- Our pastor: "He who findeth a good wife findeth a good thing. He who findeth a bad wife, well, he's just found a thing!"
- Me: "What are you watching Noah?"
- Noah: "Mr. Roger's Hood."
- Derrick: "Noah, do you want a knuckle sandwich?" (Playfully)
- Noah: "Daddy, do you want a butter sandwich?"
- Me: "Noah, it's time to lay down now, pick out the books you want me to read."
- Noah: "No thanks Mom, you go read the books to Daddy now! I'll stay awake!"
- Me: "Noah, you know it's time. Mom will read to you first then Daddy."
- Noah: "Okay Mom, maybe, sometimes."
The above picture is Noah wondering when they will
Thursday, August 13, 2009
~We have a Golden Retriever Puppy.
~He will be one in October (and we are having him a party!).
~He was Noah's Christmas present.
~He is a mess.
~He runs, jumps, and tears up everything!
So, I have been trying to teach him to be calm. We haven't had him neutered, and may not, because he is pretty and might want to be a daddy one day....if he finds the right girl. Anyway, I have taught him to sit, and finally to shake. And now, I am in the process of trying to teach him to be calm while we walk on the leash. I have taken him several times on his leash. Mainly just down the road a bit, and back. But I'd love to take him to town to walk on the sidewalk, and little things like that. Right now though, he walks me, or runs me I should say. This morning we went from my house to the little sewer plant down the road. It's a pretty good ways there and back walking with a maniac dog, but I nevertheless made it. By the time we were coming home though, he did really good. Just walked straight rather than running all over the place. We have to stop when he smells something good. And when a car comes, we go over to the grass and sit and watch it pass. He did real good with this. I actually think he is afraid of cars. After having dogs all my life who chased cars, this is new to me!!!
All of this reminds me of training Noah on stuff. Obviously my dog is not a drop in the bucket when compared to Noah, but it's quite similar. When children are born into the world, they know pretty much nothing. My kid probably knew everything, but ya know! In truth, they know nothing. He had to be trained to do everything. Eat, play, crawl, sit up, walk, just to name a few. Now he's being trained to read and write. Training the dog is a fun thing. Training Noah is a serious one. I'm not going to just leave that to grandparents, sitters, and teachers. That's my job. Not only do I have to train him to function in the world, I have to train him up in the way of the Lord. HUGE responsibility. What if I mess up? If it's on the dog, that might be alright. If it's on Noah, I can't take it back. I have to make sure, starting October 22, 2004, that Noah knows right from wrong and real lessons of love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, meekness, and temperance. Those aren't individual fruits (although that is commonly misquoted Galatians 5:22-23), rather it says the FRUIT of the Spirit. That means all 9 traits go together to make up one fruit. Like an apple is made up of a core, seeds, the juicy fruit you eat, the peel, and the stem. An apple would not be an apple if you left on of those ingredients out. A Christian isn't effective either without all of those traits. In other words, you need all 9 in order to have the fruit. So, it's apparent that I would be responsible for showing my child ( along with the rest of the world) the love of Jesus. It's not always about rules, but about a relationship. I don't want to feel bound by the rules that man has made up and scared people away from a church with. Instead, I want them to know I am a Christian by my love!!!
In conclusion, hopefully I can teach Buddy Boy to be calm. To walk around like a big boy dog!!!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
So, August 11, 2009. First day of second year at Preschool. Next year, August 2010, my boy will be in regular kindergarten!!! When I woke Noah up, I said, "Good morning Noah, it's time for school." He popped up and said, "Good Morning Mom, I'm going to school today!!!" He ate his breakfast, got dressed and ready, then allowed me a few pictures. He was so sweet. He was so happy too. Notice the brand-new lunchbox! He was so proud.
Then we got to the front of the school, and Noah then knew it was for real! He got mad because at meet-the-teacher we made him leave. He wanted to stay that day! Anyway, we got to his class, he was super happy. I thought this year would be different and I would be strong. I thought I'd be ready for this because he'd be so happy. When it was time for goodbyes, the conversation went like this.
Mom (the strong one): " Good-bye Noah."
Noah (While starting to cry): "No, mom, Noah not go good-bye!"
Mom (starting to tear up too): "Noah, you are going to stay, and Mom is going to leave."
Noah (No more tears): "Oooohhhhhh, Noah stay and you go. Okay, bye mom."
Mom (trying not to lose it!): "Bye Noah. I love you."
Noah (the cute one): "Bye Mom. I love you Mom. Noah play games and have fun."
I didn't just boo-hoo cry like that first time I left him (he went from March to May one year). I cried an entire week about that. Then last year, I didn't do so bad. It wasn't until about day 3 of school (for him, he only went three days a week, half a day!) that I realized I missed him terribly bad. This year, as much as I thought it wouldn't bother me that bad, I was a little misty-eyed when leaving. He didn't want to say bye because he thought he was leaving. He was fine telling me bye though!!! He was ready for me to go, and to let him be a big boy!!! He's growing up on me, too fast. So, I guess I'll have to stand back and let him. Yesterday, I was told that I can just drop him off in the car-rider line instead of parking and walking him in everyday (lots of parents walk in their kids). But, the car-rider line? I insisted that I didn't mind walking him in, but his teacher said it would help him be more independent and ready for Kindergarten (which is what this class is all about!). Talk about a big boy. He had a good first day over all. After being told something that he didn't want to do, he told his teacher, "No ma'am." How funny! Not that he told her no, but that he used manners! She said when they get back after the summer, they just want to play every thing, and do their own thing, but she also tries to get them into routine as quickly as possible. Hopefully today, he won't say "no" or "no ma'am." We talked to him about that, so we'll see. I am excited for him, and happy for him still, I just hope I survive the car-rider line!!! I'm proud of you Noah, very proud of you!
Friday, August 7, 2009
Saturday, August 1, 2009
Mr. Noah was good at measuring 6 cups of cereal!
And, the first bite!!! Mmmmm! Noah was so excited. He couldn't believe we made these