Friday, January 06, 2012


We made the journey down to Florida from South Carolina last Monday. We planned to stay longer in South Carolina, but Monday two of the kids came down with poison oak and had to stay in the house. Since we could not really do anything, we decided to go ahead and come down to Florida. We will visit South Carolina again in a few weeks and hopefully will have better luck!

We are visiting with my mom and it took only one day for her to say that Nick is exhausting! We are used to him and we are still exhausted at the end of the day. Wednesday we managed to make a trip down to the beach and enjoyed an afternoon out. The boys had a great time! It was nice to just let them run and play in the sand. Nick loved it! We need to go back when it gets a little warmer-at least warm enough to go in the ocean. It was a little chilly that day, but still way warmer than what we are used to.

I have started to work with Nick on writing. That is one of his biggest goals in his IEP from his last school. We are taking it slow, and it has led to some meltdowns, but I am determined that he will write his name. I am using every tool I can think of that I have. My child WILL write. I don't care if it is just his name, he WILL write!

While we were at the beach the other day, we stopped to get some Coldstone Ice Cream(YUMMY!!). That is where Nick took his very first spoonful of ice cream. And he kept on eating! He tried some of hubby's french vanilla, but then got turned on to my Cake Batter w/chocolate chips! He kept coming back for more :)

Right now the boys are enjoying time with their nana and aunts and uncles. Tomorrow we are going to visit with two of my aunts and maybe my cousins. Nana has agreed to come along to watch Nick and give us a chance to visit. Hope she is up for it!! LOL!

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Happy New Year!!!

We welcomed 2012 on the East Coast! It was a long journey and it is not totally over with yet, but we are relaxing with family for a while. We have 'parked' in South Carolina for a couple days to visit with Mike's side of the family. After that we are headed down further south to visit with my family. Will leave you all with a couple of pictures from our travels.....

Playing with his big brother

Loving the sunshine down South!