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Friday, December 30, 2011

So many firsts!


 

It has been so long since I last posted anything.  I don't know where the time has gone.  At any rate, we have been busy busy busy it seems.  Halloween has come and gone, Sy's 3rd Birthday, then came Thanksgiving, and Christmas zoomed in.  We have had such a wonderful time, of course not all of it rosy, but most of it is!  Jake was Pecos Bill and Sy was a Tiger for Halloween and Sy thought this was a great holiday because it meant getting CANDY!  By far this is his all time favorite, followed closely by GUM and then VITAMINS (gummy bears).  Bringing up the end would be peanut butter, nutella, marshmallow creme!  See a pattern here?  Sy has from the beginning struggled to "explore" food much beyond a few things.  But I am happy to report he at least has moved toward crackers, goldfish, and an occasional bite into a grape or apple!  Very occasional.  If we had one real issue...this is it.  So I guess you could say we are lucky.  Sy loved his birthday.  He opened lots of presents and I think the opening was his favorite part, more than what was in them.  He loves to sing happy birthday and we have celebrated lots of family birthdays since he has come home.  Sy started Preschool in late October and just loves it.  It has been good for him and he interacts well with the other kids his age.  He is a very routine oriented and so this structure is good.  Jake is also enjoying school and brings home  homework many nights and it is fun to watch Sy pretend to have "homework" as well!  They are really doing pretty well together and they do tend to fight a bit, but don't all brothers!  Thanksgiving was so nice as the whole Horton family was together and it is so much fun to see all of them.  Christmas was great.  Sy doesn't really understand all of it but liked to go around saying  HO HO HO...MERRRRRY CHRISTMAS!!!!  We put out cookies for Santa and both he and Jake decorated the "tree".  Actually it was a sage brush but it was beautiful.  Again the boys were showered with presents and Jake loved his new replica pistol that santa brought.  Sy, when asked, will tell you that Santa brought him GUM!!!  While this is true, it was really a stocking stuffer, his real gift was a toy computer....he likes Jakes stuff more!  Imagine that!  We are so blessed for what we have.  Our family is amazing and Sy loves all of them so much.  He is a true gift and we could not ask for anything more than the two boys we have!  They are amazing and we cherish our time with them.  2012 is sure to be a great year for our family.  More firsts, more laughs, more frustrations, more family, more friends.