Friday, March 05, 2010


I am feeling just a tad bit overwhelmed. The one downfall of blogs is that you really just can't share it all....well, you could, but then no one would talk to you:) There is a whole lot going on in the next couple of days and I can't wait to go on our trip! Gary and I are really looking forward to our getaway and I can't wait to see how long I can sleep in without kids. Gary is looking forward to other things. You know, like the full body massage and super fancy meals we're getting...woohoo! Koen is getting better, the medicine sure is helping. Phew. So thankful for medicine.
The rehearsal for my sister's wedding was last night. Steve had a workplace accident and his ring finger is too swollen to have a ring on it...way to try to get out of it Steve!
Today I was very short on patience. I think that's what happens when I'm feeling overwhelmed. Just look at his kid though, he's so adorable! The picture below is blurry but it's just so funny to me.
Kai is quite intelligent. Of course I'd say that because I'm his mom. He's known his letters for a year now so I keep trying to encourage him to practice writing his letters. He has NO desire. I'm trying to be patient, I'm trying to make it fun, yet, he resists. The other day he said he would try if he wore my old glasses. He looked so studious.
He gets upset and frustrated very easily if it isn't perfect. I'm trying to teach him that it doesn't matter if it's not perfect, it's just good to try. I need to be patient with him because I don't want to turn him off of reading and writing, I'm just trying to figure out how hard to push. I'm trying to get him to trace one word per day, that's kind of where we are at. Today's word was `hot dog':)

Kai: Mommy, Koen is smelly!
Me: Smelly like what? (meaning dirty diaper? vomit?)
Kai: Smelly like a rooster.

Well, I will be insanely busy the next few days so I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!
Love, Louise.


  1. i'm rather short on patience today too. only, my excuse is lame: ezra napped to short! :)
    have a wonderful time at the wedding and going away together. i hope your bodies cooperate with the freedom to sleep in :)

  2. I hope that you both have a fabulous trip. Sean and I adore the King Fisher especially the Hydropath and the buffets!!
    Caileigh has a perfectionist spirit like Kai and one thing that helped her to feel more motivated to practice her writing was to start with an erase board or chalk board. It gave her control to erase as often as she wanted until she felt more confident. It is definitely a tricky personality trait to deal with.

  3. Have a great trip! Hope you get to sleep in very very late! And hope your sister's wedding is great!

  4. Have an awesome time away....sleeping in!!!! How awesome will that be, especially after being up with Koen lately! Enjoy!!!!
    And the picture of Kai in his glasses? I haven't met this sweet boy, but his personality just bursts through your pics!