Saturday, August 8, 2020

Kyle's Surgery

Kyle had surgery to get ear tubes and a circumcision revision. He was a trooper who had to fast all morning as the surgery wasn't until 12:30. The surgery was quick - 40 minutes total - and he was back in our room after about 1.5 hours. He enjoyed 5 popsicles that day and was excited to eat pizza when he got home (thanks Grandma Jan and Grandpa Steve). 

Hoping for an easy recovery so we can focus on his food allergy next! We're going to learn soon if he's allergic to anything else besides eggs and a low level of strawberries. 

Distracting with some dog videos

A nice treat from Ronald McDonald house!

Yum - popsicles!

Heading out about 4 hours after we arrived!

Friday, July 17, 2020

Maeve loses her 1st Tooth

We had an exciting visit from the tooth fairy this week when Maeve lost her 1st tooth! It happened to be the day before we visited the Dentist so she was excited to tell Dr. Amey that the tooth fairy brought her $5. It was shaped like a heart and she got a certificate too. 

We were so excited to tell the Dentist that she lost her tooth that we forgot other important news that the Dentist encouraged her to stop sucking her thumb when the new tooth came in so she did that as well. We're so proud of her!

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

Quarantine Chronicles: Maeve's milestones

Maeve's big milestones that we took time to teach her and she mastered it very quickly are: bike riding and shoe tying. She is just loving her bike and is the "hill master." She was also a really good teacher to her little sister and let her help with her Kindergarten work and even made her sister her own video and workbook lesson.

She got used to her virtual class via the Seesaw app and seeing her friends on Zoom but has enjoyed getting back to school for Summer camp after being gone for several months.

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Quarantine Chronicles: Cecilia's milestones

Cecilia did a great job keeping up with her's sister's Kindergarten lessons. She now loves to pretend to read, is excellent with her letters, and is attempting to tap out the sounds. She loves doing workbooks and also "reading" to her brother.

She likes helping Mom with the dishes and is the barista in the morning and helps Dad make his French press coffee. She enjoyed baking too!

She had some great learning opportunities from school too and kept up with her LEGO class where she even won a prize (more LEGOs).

Monday, June 8, 2020

Quarantine Chronicles: Kyle's milestones

We thought we'd document what the kids did while we were quarantine because of COVID-19 for 2 1/2 months. This is Kyle's version and the milestones and the habits that he gained during this time.

He said several new words to add to his favorite: dog. He says a form of Grandma and Grandpa, bird, bubbles, snack and ball.

He has really long hair as we delayed his first hair cut!

And he was still taking a bottle in the morning and at night until halfway through the quarantine and in early May (he was almost 16 months old!), we transitioned to a sippy cup. He's had no problem with that change. But he did decide that a pacifier would be a fun new habit, and it's probably because he got 4 new teeth in the first month we were staying at home.

Of course time at home wouldn't be complete without a trip to the doctor for an ear infection. Hoping we can reschedule the ENT consult for tubes since that was cancelled during this time too.

And his other big milestone is eating with a spoon!

Friday, May 29, 2020

Cecilia's 4 year old checkup

Cecilia was a rockstar at her 4 year old check up. She didn't even flinch when she got two shots. She was excited to wear her mask as we haven't brought her anywhere where she's needed to wear it yet.

Here are her stats:

Height: 41.93 inches (87%)
Weight: 36.6 lbs (61%)

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

Maeve's final weeks of Kindergarten

It was a week filled with emotion as we finished out the year at home e-learning. Maeve was very sad to be done with Kindergarten. We were disappointed too as she was having a such a wonderful year and she didn't get the kind of closure that we expected.

She did great e-learning, however, and loved reading, science and math homework. The teachers and staff really did a nice job in coming up with creative ways to keep the kids engaged. She had an end-of-the-year nursery rhyme skit (There was an Old Woman who lived in a Shoe) that we did virtually and a video that her teacher put together that we all got to watch. She also made a COVID-19 time capsule, research and wrote a book report on horses, and had a drive by for teacher appreciation week where they made signs and waved to her teacher.

After her last day we headed up to the cabin (which has been a good distraction to the end of the school year and gave us something to look forward to that seemed to be more normal than the last few months). She's also looking forward to summer camp at OLG so hoping to see some friends again soon.

We're so proud of her accomplishments this year as she met new friends, learned to read, loved learning math and playing at recess.