Friday, August 24, 2007

Where did everybody go?

First day of school
Jacob, Joseph, Mikaela, Maimie

School started with a half day Wednesday and full days on Thursday and today (except for the heat schedule). Mikaela and Jacob are at the junior high and Joseph is enjoying his first few days of "real school" at the grade school.

Joseph in front of the grade school

Maimie and I can't believe all the time we have together! Maimie has been a bit clingy and must surely be wondering where everybody has gone. She continues to ask where Daddy is several times a day and wants to "talk" (listen) to him on the phone.

Where did everybody go?

Maimie continues to add new signs to her vocabulary, but few new sounds. She has started to sign "yes" and say "yea" with it. Some of her new signs include: cat (she says "meow"), dog, tree, flower, bird, water, juice, thirsty, applesauce, salon, library, car, shoes, want, wait, candy, playground, fish, ice cream. Maimie loves to help with laundry and vacuuming and wiping up spills. She often tries to help dress herself and helps put her lotion on. She gets excited about making her own food choices, eating ice cream, and getting her toenails painted.


A 5 time mom said...

She is so adorable.....we should get the girls together to play now that all the kids are back in school.


Mike + Vickey Lanan said...

Sure was glad to get home from vacation and see the new blog. So glad the kids are enjoying school and can imagine little Maimie wondering where her sister and brothers are! Jacob and Joseph were the same way when Mikaela first went off to school!
Maimie has changed so much since you first held her in your arms. She is beautiful and you can tell she is loved by the look on her face.
Grandpa & Grandma are thinking about learning to sign so we can communicate with Maimie. Can't wait until she can talk on the phone like the other three!
In Christian Love,
Grandma & Grandpa

Jeff and Amy said...

Monica, Maimie is so adorable!!! The first few days Jeff went back to work Lily would look around and just whine, I know she was missing daddy but is adjusting fine now. Need to plan a get together will all the girls again.

Love, Amy

Nancy said...

Wow, has the family ever changed!!! Loved to see how the kids are growing and Maime's haircut!! Mikaela is sooooooooooooo tall!!!
I do enjoy peeking in on your web site to check up on the kids!!! What an adorable group. Please give them all a big hi from Miss Nancy!