Saturday, September 19, 2009
I just wanted to report to you that all of the children have been doing there chores faithfully, thoroughly and consistently. They have chore packs that they have to do everyday. But....on top of that they have been doing some extra stuff without being asked. Yesterday, Briley mopped the kitchen, living room, dining room and hallway without even being asked because she wanted to surprise me. Caleb grabs the baby and is constantly taking care of his needs (putting pacifier in his mouth, laying next to him and singing, bringing me diapers, etc) without having to be asked, Isaiah has become the self-proclaimed trash man in our house and has to gather the trash each morning. But throughout the day, he constantly picks up whatever trash or paper item he might see and just takes care of it without being told, and Audrey cries if I ask one of the children for something and she doesn't get to get it for me. She wants to help do everything! They all have been helping to try and potty train Macey since I have a hard time getting her in and out of the bathroom. They cheer her on and even reward her with marshmallows. She is making real progress and it has been because of the kids.
As their mommy, I am very proud of the daily work they are doing and the extra stuff they have been doing on their own. They have not complained one time and that means a lot! They have really got their act together and have applied themselves to out new system and structure. I am blessed to have such a great bunch of kids!
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
- Dust the living room
- Pick up clutter (set your timer and work for 5 minutes)
- Sweep the front porch
- Straighten the front porch (shoes/boots included!:)
(These will be worth 5 FSS points if you do them.)
Other things that will get commendation will be:
- Putting pj's away every morning without being told for one week
- Making your bed without being told for one week
- Taking your plate and silverware to the kitchen without being asked at each meal for one week.
(worth 10 FSS points if you do this for one week.)
You will need to post on the blog at least once a week and report what you've done. So, if you have put your jammies away for one week just put on this blog- "Dear FSS-put my jammies away for one whole week-Audrey" (or Isaiah...or Briley....or Caleb...or even Macey!) and we'll keep track of that.
If you hear the rumor that FSS sends rewards when you get up to about 100 points that is true, so let's see what you can do!
Your FSS Agent
Thursday, August 27, 2009
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Sunday, August 9, 2009
we have been watching Scooby Doo and have had fun. well I gues I better be going now.by briley.
On March 12, 2009, I woke up paralyzed from my waist down and have been since that time. I was 5 months pregnant at the time, so there was not much that could be done. We do not know what the future holds, but we are trusting the Lord for whatever He has planned for us.
We have always been a close family and this new chapter in our lives has definitely been challenging for us. We feel that these kind of things will either make you closer or tear you apart. We believe that what you say is love is truly defined in the actions of all in how this can be handled. Believing this, we have chosen to take this and grow closer to each other - to be unselfish in our feelings and actions and that together we can do all of this as a family.
After having my baby, my mother was here for a good while and challenged the children to start a blog about how we are handling this as a family. The children got very excited about it and asked me to help them get it started. We know that there will be a lot of trial and error as well as some things that have really helped us. They want to share all of this as well as their thoughts and feelings about things and they hope that this will be a good place to share what they are going through while hoping to inspire other children to do more and be an encouragement to their own families.
The Reagan children are as follows:
Briley (10) - my oldest daughter and future typist of this blog. She is a very industrious girl and is the right arm of her daddy and momma.
Caleb (8) - my oldest son and the one who is my deep thinker. He wants to add his ideas to this blog.
Isaiah (6) - my second son and the one who is all about action. He jumps into any new situation and faces it as a challenge.
Audrey (4) - my second daughter and the one who notices every little detail. If something gets looked over, she will make sure it gets discovered!
Macey (2) - my third daughter and the source of many messes, but also the source of an endless supply of giggles and entertainment for us all.
Elisha (newborn) - my third son and at this present time, a source of many snuggles.
We invite you to share this journey with our family and enjoy our life from the viewpoint of the Reagan kids, and their "We Can Do It" club.