First of all- we made it through the first month of 2012! And we’re still taking photos! Woohoo!
Second, hooray for playdates! We got to hang out with my friend, and fellow mommy-blogger, Anna, and her two darling children! We got together a few weeks ago without the husbands, and we just had a BLAST. So, this past Sunday, we got the whole crew together for supper at our house, and were stoked to see our husbands hit it off, too! Because there’s no such thing as “too much of a good thing”, we went ahead and hung out today, too. It was so freeing to hang out with a family used to dealing with the special needs of their own kiddo- there are no awkward moments, no lengthy explanations, and no weirdness in general. It’s just… relaxing. As you can see in the photo above, the kids had a terrible time. JUST KIDDING! I was snapping photos of them in the middle of their “we’re too tired from playing so let’s watch a movie” phase- how dare I, right? (Does Aaron look like he wants to kick my butt, or what?!)
Here are some more fun shots:
Our little ones, captivated by the TV.
So many smiles. They just love having their photo taken.
Aaron, my darling 3yo son, has been having some trouble with transitioning between activities during the day. His speech therapy team, (yes, we have a team: occupational therapist, speech therapist, special ed teacher), suggested that we make a “visual schedule” for him. So, I got out my cell phone and photographed our typical day (no small task, I assure you.) Once I had them all printed, I cut them out, and taped them to a 6 foot tall banner on our kitchen wall. We haven’t implemented it yet, but when we do, I’ll be sure to let you know how it’s working. This could be a really helpful tool for us- maybe it will help eliminate (or lessen) the crying jags and temper tantrums! That would be a true gift.
Project 365 Photo Idea: Take a picture of something indicative of your child’s stage in life. Are they potty training? Get a photo (but don’t share it online lol). Are they learning to read? Snap it. Are they beginning to like carrots? Boom, photo done. These will make for great memories AND help you keep track of when which kid did what.
Another week has gone by, and that means I dragged-and-dropped our photos into another easy layout. We are just loving being able to look back on our week and see all the things we did- so much fun! I can hardly wait for this year to be over so I can see them all together! (Wait, did I just say that? Strike it- time goes by too quickly as it is.)
Don’t forget- you can use this template for your photos for FREE! Click HERE to download.