Life with a boy and his Hypoplastic Left heart Syndrome, now Heart transplant and partial Liver from Aspergillius. Also, a girl and her Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, Neuro Endocrine Cell Hypoplasia, Lumbar Hemangioma, asymmetrical gluteal cleft, Pectus Carinatum and two Super Sisters and one yummy baby brother.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Photograghy of a three year old...


To help Ryleigh be good and help with her chores without complaint we heard of a jar system that seems to work really well.... For everything good that she does she gets to put a marble into an old formula can that she decorated with stickers.... When she has reached the total amount of marbles for the pre-set amount, she gets to earn her reward... This particular time she really wanted a camera, I thought that was probably worth fifty marbles... it has taken her nearly three months to earn them all... Well on Friday she had fifty three when we counted them up so we headed off to buy her camera... The camera took horrible pictures, so we took it back and got another one... We hope the new one is a little better. I haven't downloaded them to picasa yet. just to show you how awesome the camera is we saved her first shots, I tried to make them a little more visible, we will be having a gallery show every once and a while to show you how she is coming with taking pictures.... Also the little TURKEY has figured out how to escape again... It is not like I never pay attention to my child, she just gets away from me... It can be as simple as me changing Gator and she is gone... she can now get out of the backyard that is totally fenced in and has these hard to open gates that I even struggle with... But to a three year old master mind, it is a breeze. like I said before; great problem solving skills, but a flight risk none the less.. Her bike had a time out because she left without telling mom... I think that she got the idea...AND she lost a marble.... Tragedy!!!! She hates to loose them... She is figuring this whole thing out... We as parents are too!
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Gourley Fam said...

I love that idea! I totally am going to steal that idea when we have more kids! You are such a smart Momma. Truly is a tragedy to lose that marble. I remember being a kid and feeling so bad about leaving with my sister for a bike ride and not telling the babysitter. Hence, my Grandma was called and my sister and I got a gentle swat on the butt ( I have been love swatted harder!) but was so sad that I had let my Mom down!
Anyway, love the idea!
Hugs, Emily

Reynolds Family said...

I'm starting the marble thing tomorrow. I think it's a great idea!
I'll keep my eyes peeled for Ry if I happed to spot her wondering around! I know, I'm having a tough time containing Ellie as well, last week I was just putting my shoes on to take her and Scottie on a walk and next thing I know she's gone. Panic attack!!!! I found her running up to your house. fun stuff!!
Well, see you at dance tomarrow ( last one!)