Tuesday, January 26, 2010

As it is today...

As I sit here at my computer, I realized that life is more than I have been able to blog/journal about. So here is some of the daily life happenings and changes that have been going on in the Kutina Family.

Skyler is 7 1/2 and is still as soft hearted and sensitive as can be. She is a sweet little girl who desperately wants her little sister to know that she is in fact the big sister and is in charge. Which always seems to come back to haunt her when Madison doesn't take this so well. :o) She has been making straight A's in school since she started in Kindergarten and even though it seems to be more of a struggle lately she is still doing great. Skyler is a great lover of her Littlest Pets Shops and music....she can listen to a CD and play with her Pet Shops for hours. I know that she is going to be a great help when the baby arrives since she loves helping around the house when asked. Skyler has many friends and one best friend in particular, Hannah. She and Hannah have been in the same class a few years now and even lives in our same neighborhood. They have gotten pretty close and will be going to a much anticipated Taylor Swift concert together in a few months. Even though she is in the goofy looking missing teeth stage, she is still as beautiful as can be.

Madison will turn 4 in a few days and I can't believe where the time has gone. Madison lives in perpetual "happy land" and no matter if she is getting in trouble or just playing around, she is always happy, skipping and carefree. Nothing ever seems to really bother her or take her unhappiness away for very long. Which is great unless you are trying to discipline her for something she has done wrong. :o) Madison goes to a pre-school where she does wonderful work, when they can get her to sit and do class work. I told you, it's always happy, happy play time to Madison. She had us and her teachers fooled into thinking she wasn't retaining or learning much until they did some placement testing a few weeks back. No one expected much from Madison since she is the youngest in the class and will rarely pay attention during class work. After the results were back we were all in shock of how smart she actually is and how much she is actually learning. Her teacher's words, "We didn't expect much from Madison but she blew us away. She tested as one of the smartest kids in this class even though she is the youngest and has the attention span of a younger child." Which is great news, but now I hope the whole attention span thing gets better with age. :o)

Schuyler and I have pretty stable jobs that we enjoy and are enjoying life one day at a time. We are planning a few upcoming small trips/vacations, getting the girls back into sports, the birth of Hayden in early June and Schuyler will be having a vasectomy some time in the next few months. So life is rolling on and we are enjoying its ups and downs each day.