Friday, July 11, 2008

Welcome to our blog

Hi everybody. I am starting this blog so that our friends and family can watch the boys grow and keep up to date with everything we have going on in our crazy lives these days.

Ben: He is still working hard at Dogwood Acres Pet Retreat.

April: I am still a full-time stay at home mom, but looking into possibly getting a part-time evening job in the near future. I had my hernia repair surgery in June and have healed well from that.

Zak: He is a very busy boy and into everything. He is now crawling all over the place and starting to pull up on things in order to stand. We are working on teaching him the meaning of the word "no" since he is into everything including things he should not be into. He has 2 bottom teeth right now. He loves to go swimming in the pool and play peek-a-boo. He is doing great with weaning from the bottle and using the sippy cup and he loves to eat anything you hand to him.

Ryder: He is a very happy boy who is content just watching what is going on around him. He still has no teeth yet. He is getting some therapy (physical, occupational, speech) through the Early Intervention program since he is a little behind developmentally. The therapy seems to be helping because he is now rolling over on his own and much more vocal. He is doing well with weaning from the bottle and using a sippy cup and we are working on his chewing so that he can eat more table foods. He will have his surgery on August 25 to correct the hypospadias & chordee.

Ben and I are both in Tracy & Dave's upcoming wedding so we are looking forward to that. The boys will be coming to the reception, but will not be at the ceremony since we are both in the wedding. We are also in the process of moving out of the apartment at Dogwood and into a house. We will be moving in with Tracy & Dave in Shipley's Choice which is in Millersville. We will be making the big move on Sunday and Monday. The boys are being baptized on July 19 so we are also looking forward to that. I can not believe the boys are already 11 months old!