Tuesday, November 17, 2009


This last month has been an eventful one for our family.

We spent Turkey Day with Jamie's side of the country in Kentucky. Kian had a great time playing with his aunts, uncles, cousin, Papaw and Granna. I think that Granna has officially been worn out from playing Monopoly Jr. and Trouble.

While we were in Kentucky, we did a gift exchange. Kian opened a gift every day while we were there lol! He came home with quite a stash of great stuff.

Playing a game with Granna.

Sharing something with Aunt Dreama.

Granna and Papaw Hedrick with their Grandsons (and R2D2)

Halloween 2009

So, I have been slacking in keeping Kian's blog updated! I can't believe I forgot to put up our Halloween photos!!! I put them up on my Facebook profile, but forgot to do it here....oops!

A few days before Halloween, Volition had their office Trick or Treat (ToT). Each office, if they want, has a little bucket of candy and Volition kids walk through, showing off how cute they are and getting a TON of candy.

Some of the staff dressed up too. Kian had a good time greeting "Harry Potter" and "Optimus Prime" among other characters we saw along the way.

The whole office was decorated!

"Batman" spotted "Optimus Prime"

Batman with Pirate Nicholas and Pirate Daniel

Combing through the candy to find the "safe," completely nut free types.

Elevator going down! Time to go home and eat all that candy!

Halloween Day our good friends, The Traficantes, had a Halloween Party at their house. After pizza, all the kiddos went ToTing in the neighborhood.

Poor Kian had a rough time because this year he actually knows what brands are safe and which ones are not safe for him to eat. There were many stops made that he couldn't eat one thing they offered (even 3 Musketeers because it's processed near nuts). He had a good time anyway :)

Batman with his parents

I'm Batman...

Hey Buzz Lightyear, check out all my candy!

Swing Batter, Batter!!!

Most weekends, when the weather is nice, you will find Kian, Jamie and even Bailey out in the backyard playing some sort of sport.

During this weekend in October, it was baseball. Jamie decided to throw the ball to Kian for him to hit - usually he uses a tee. I was inside the first few times he threw the ball to Kian. Jamie said that he hit three in a row! So I headed out with the camera and caught one hit and even go a thumbs up :)

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Sometimes You Just Have To Laugh

Kian's teacher started filling out a chart for behavior during the day. The teacher colors in a square for the day which represents how the day went.

Green: Good behavior
Yellow: One warning
Orange: Second Warning
Red: Third Warning and note sent home

Each color is assigned a disciplinary action like time taken away from recess or having to choose a free time activity last.

Yesterday Kian received a green. I praised him and gave him a high five for doing such a good job.

Today, when we were talking about his day as we headed out to the car Kian randomly said. "I got a yellow today." I asked him what he did. He said, "I have no idea." (That is his response to most things these days.) I talked to him a little bit more about it asking more specific questions. His teacher wrote that he was not following directions.

The most I got out of him was that he got in trouble with another boy he told me he's friends with then he said that he had to sit out of recess for 5 minutes. That sounded very fair to me.

Tonight, when Jamie got home the first thing Kian says to him was, "I got a yellow today." So we went through the whole song and dance of what happened and received an answer of I don't know. I jumped in and said the name of the boy that Kian said he got in trouble with at the same time. And finally Kian came clean. With a grin on his face he said, "for burping"

I was glad i was not the one crouched in front of him talking with him because I started to laugh. I had to actually look away and pretend I was coughing! Poor Jamie had to stick it out.

Kian has this "fake" burping thing he does. We are trying to get him to stop and I am guessing he did this at school after he was asked stop. Kian did seem genuinely sorry that he got a yellow today. We told him that tomorrow is a new day and he starts over again. And hopefully it's done without any fake burps.