Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Maeve's 1st Day of Kindergarten

Maeve K loved her first day! She woke up to the 1st grade families leaving a special sign in our yard! 

She enjoyed:

  • meeting new friends (even the other Maeve in her class 😮)
  • chasing the gingerbread man (a fun way to tour the school)
  • eating school lunch (ham and cheese sandwich)
  • rest time on her nap mat (I'm still trying to figure out if she actually slept but I think she did)
  • Spanish songs
  • Playing outside

She was so brave and didn't even hesitate. Mrs. Moore made it so welcoming - from meeting her last week, to assessments yesterday - Maeve (and Mom and Dad) felt so comfortable dropping her off. We arrived pretty early this morning since you never know how long daycare drop off will take so we had extra time to meet her after-school program director and make an owl craft. 

Here's a look at her schedule for the year: 

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

10 Years of Marriage

10 years of marriage
9 different countries visited
8 concerts
7 different companies for work
6 cars
5 new family traditions
4 years of grad school
3 kids
2 houses
1 dog

Life is busy and this summer has just flown by with one starting daycare, one starting kindergarten (in two weeks), and activities and trying to enjoy the weather. When we look back at all we've accomplished in 10 years, we find it hard to believe, but then it seems like it's been longer than 10 years too! We're looking forward to the next 10 (which we heard just gets busier but we can't even fathom that!) In the meantime, we're looking forward to planning a trip away when we don't have as big of milestones in the kid's lives so we'll have to wait until next Fall to head to Italy.

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Cecilia's eye

Cecilia has another health condition that she's working through like a champ! She met with the pediatric ophthalmologist last week and was diagnosed with Esotropia - it's a form of lazy eye. Her daycare teacher noticed it at school a few weeks ago so after several hours on the phone and trying to get an appointment, we finally got a direct referral from our pediatrician and got in last week. She'll be wearing a patch for 1-2 hours a day and hopefully we'll see improvement within 3 months and she won't require surgery! Poor girl has been through a lot this year!

Monday, August 12, 2019

Kyle is 7 months old

7 Months old today!

Kyle is now trying some puffs and mum-mums. He can get a few in his mouth but then mostly gags or throws them on the floor. He's definitely interested in lots of baby food and is now taking all formula. Besides his first ear infection last week and the chronic daycare cough, he's been pretty healthy.

He's sitting up consistently now and he's army crawling and his sisters are just so excited about that (we aren't as excited as we can't take our eyes off of him and diaper changes are like wrestling an alligator). He's getting into the stage where he loves his mommy and doesn't want me out of his sight. If he hears or sees me then I have to pick him up but he still goes to other people!

We've had several trips to the cabin over the last month and he's been a pretty good traveler. Mostly sleeps and plays in the car but we can't quite make it without stopping at least once for a diaper change or feeding so we've checked out every rest area and a few gas stations that we hadn't been to before!