Monthly Archives: March 2006

Fire drill and language progress

Today I went to Carrboro Methodist to pick up Aidan to take him for his speech therapy appt (Sam had to stay for after care). When I arrived, all the children were coming out for a fire drill. Now Aidan (with Ms. Maria holding on tightly to his hand) was coming out of the building saying “Run fast!” Sweet Sam on the other hand was a little traumatized by these events. And, she was really confused when I put Aidan in the car and not her. So, I took her back into her classroom and made sure she was ok before we left for Aidan’s speech appt.

Also wanted to share that Aidan has mastered 2 of his language goals after only one month of speech therapy. We are so proud of his progress!

Kristan

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High five and Mr Polite

Sam’s new thing is to hold up her hand whenever you say “High five.” She holds up her hand and laughs like crazy when you give her five (she especially likes high fives from Aidan).

When Aidan was coming downstairs this morning, he tried to pass Flash on the steps and said “Excuse me, Flash.” Rahul laughed all the way to the kitchen.

Kids, funny little creatures!

Kristan

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Re-adoption time

I submitted the documents to the Clerk of Courts this morning so that we can officially re-adopt Sam in North Carolina. Rahul jokingly said this morning that we should list her full name on her birth certificate as Sammie-Lou Shimpi… hehehee!

Kristan

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crazy weekend

What a weekend we had… household trauma during the DOOK game (outside spigot broke off while I was watering the freshly fertilized lawn. Aidan thought it was time for water play even though it was 57 degrees outside).

Then, the worst of all… UNC, the defending National champions, lost in the second round of the NCAA tournament. Just waiting for next season.

And then, Sunday during bathtime, Aidan slipped in the tub and chipped his front tooth (took him to the dentist and it looks like there is no damage to his permanent teeth, etc). In the midst of all this bathroom chaos, forgot to give Sam her nighttime Zantac = up all night.

Ready for a fresh start this week… crazy weekend!

Kristan

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Some funnies from the weekend

Nana came to visit this weekend. When she opened the door, Aidan said to her “Well, hello there!” What a little man.

Sam is learning to hold her bottle and feed herself. We gave her Aidan’s old bottle with handles, and she learned very quickly that she could hold it up and drink away… smart little gal!

Kristan

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First 4 syllable word

Tonight when it was time to eat dinner, I asked Aidan if he wanted some pizza… his reply “Yeah, pepperoni!”

Kristan

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Sam sits at the "big kid" table

Sam sat at the “big kid” table for snack time today. Her teacher said she was all smiles sitting and eating snack with her friends!

Kristan

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