Friday, October 1, 2010

Dunn Updates

1. Preschool. I am excited to announce that all is quiet on the preschool front. Well, for now. Parker has seemed to regain is confidence and LOVES going to school. When I am loading him up in his car seat in the mornings, he jibber-jabbers about seeing his teachers and friends. I have figured out from my brilliant deductive reasoning skills that the teachers give out stickers at the end of the day if the students have avoided going to time-out too many times during the day. Parker has popped in our car at the end of each day with a sticker all but one day. Pretty good in my opinion. On top of that, when I have asked him the past few days if he has gone to time out at all, he has said no. Now, he could be fibbing, but my radar says he's not. He's usually pretty honest about his misbehavior. He did, however, tell me about all the other student's infractions. Jack hit Bob and Jill pushed Sally. (Yes, the names are made up.) I'd be lying if there wasn't a little hint of happiness that other kids are being "bad." Not that I want their parents to feel as I did at the beginning, but it's just nice to know that the attention is off of my kid. I am so excited for the next few months of school. There is a book fair, Halloween party, and Thanksgiving play. Will Parker be an indian or a Pilgrim? Hmmm. They better go with indian for noise reasons. Can't wait!

2. Baby Graham. He's changing so much right now. Everything from his nap schedule to his speech development is turning upside down. Last week, he said his first word other than "Dada." While David was holding him and running back and forth through the yard with Parker, Graham yelled, "GOOOO!" It was high pitched, but go nonetheless. Cute as ever. Then, while in the kitchen earlier this week, a stink bug crawled across the ceiling. I pointed to it and said, "bug." He then pointed to it and said, "Buuu." He left off the "g" but it was definitely an attempt to say bug. He repeated himself a couple times and still walks around pointing to spots calling them bugs. I love year two with babies because it's the language explosion year. So much fun. Here's a clip of Graham in the kitchen.

3. My Phone. Just so you know, I am cool now. I have an iPhone. Because I didn't want to be one of those people who sacrifice all to have the newest, fanciest cell phone out there, I've been carrying around a little $9.99 flip phone for the past few years. You know what I'm talking about. You've seen those folks who get out of a 20 year old vehicle in their ratted up pj's. They then proceed to Walmart to purchase things with food stamps. Right before they leave the store with their case of Budweiser and cigarettes, their phone rings and they bust out a new 4G iPhone. Let's get an understanding here. I have no issues (well, few anyway) with old cars, food stamps, and Wal-mart, but it just doesn't seem right to have other people paying for things for you when you sport the latest and greatest unnecessary miniature computer. I'm really not mean-spirited, I promise. Anyway. I love my phone and I'm glad I waited until now to buy it. I am soooo thankful for all it's jazz. It's like having everything I need in the palm of my hand. Well, maybe not everything, but it's pretty encompassing. I'll leave you with some pictures from my new phone. I'm kind of addicted to the free Shakeit app that turns your pictures into Polaroids. I'm sure it has little to do with how they visually turn out and much to do with the fact I get to shake my phone to make the picture appear. Love it.

1 comment:

Heidi said...

So glad Lil P is enjoying school now! I love the pic of Baby G sitting on the steps in his diaper. So cute. And I love the sprinkler pic. Isn't Shake It so fun? It only took us 3+ years, but we are finally part of the Cool Kids Club with our iphones. lol