Sunday, September 10, 2017

First Day of School 2017

Isaac started Kindergarten this year! WooHoo! And the girls started preschool, double WooHoo! They were all so ready and excited and I was excited for them. Isaac had been getting pretty restless at home and was ready for routine and mental stimulation again. 

The Thursday before school started we met Isaac's teacher: Mrs. Bettes and attended the school wide ice cream social. 

On August 30th, Wednesday, it was his first day! We got the celebratory photo out front and then Kyle took him to school that morning. Besides the first day, he rides the bus each day and has to get on the bus at 7 a.m.! We're all adjusting to the new longer day.  


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Mary has been LOVING her bike, she wants to ride it ALL THE TIME! This was after morning photos about 7 in the morning.

Kyle took these at school on the first day:

I didn't get a photo of him getting off the bus the very first day, the bus was running later than scheduled and Emma ended up having to go back to the house to pee at the same time he got off so we were walking back to the bus stop (a half of a block away) as he was getting off. But I did get a photo the second day! He gets home just before 2:30. 

The girls had their first day of preschool on Friday, September 8th. They are going to the same preschool that Isaac went to last year, but they aren't taking the bus like Isaac did. Mary is pretty disappointed in this, but maybe next year she can take the bus. They are going two days a week, looking back I should have done more because they are ready but we have a Tuesday activity so the schedule wouldn't have worked out as well. They were both very excited to be going to school themselves. After we got Isaac on the bus at 7 am it was their turn to take their photos:

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So excited they are running to the building. 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Thomas 2nd month

Thomas 2 Months-7

In order to help ease my duties, I'm cutting back photos to monthly (which as it turns out is all I did for the other kids) but I still want to try to capture memories and stages and blog about them as they come.

5 weeks old
He doesn't like the car, unless he sleeping of course. We try to time our outings with his wake/sleep cycle so he enjoys them more, but when it's drop off or pick up timing can't really be planned out.
He loves being outside and he loves laying on his play mat. If we lay him on his back outside he is in heaven. He does love his siblings, although they drive mom & dad crazy with how in his face he is, but for the most part he isn't bothered by it. He loves the attention and entertaining of their kisses, dialog, and immediate presence

LOL that didn't last long, I didn't get anything written before he turned 2 months (Today).
He still doesn't like the car and is currently mostly content for a short time while laying on his play mat then wants to be worn so he can sleep close to mama.

Weeks 5-7 were pretty tough weeks for all, mixture between end of summer, excitement and stress for school to start, worn out parents, tantrum throwing 3 year olds, and just the everything it seemed. We had a much better week 8 so things are looking up :-)

Thomas had his 2 month appointment today with good looking growth stats. He was 23 inches long and weighed in at 12.35 pounds. He is still smaller than Isaac was at this point (Isaac was 24.75 inches & 13.5 pounds) but he was also born before Isaac so maybe he will catch up eventually.

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And some more photos just for fun:

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Thomas Aug 10 sleeping-4

Vikings Game

On Sunday, August 27th Kyle and Isaac got to go to the Vikings game. Kyle was given the opportunity to purchase discounted tickets because he coached his TBall team last spring. It was so fun for them to get to go together, this was Kyle's (and Isaac's) first time at the new US Bank Stadium. Isaac says it was loud. They didn't stay for the whole game and when they got home the girls were already in bed and Isaac ran into my room and was telling me all about it! It was pretty fun to see him so excited. 

He got to eat ice cream ("it was cold chocolate with marshmallows on top" Kyle said it was frozen hot chocolate) and a BBQ sandwich. The Vikings played the 49ers, when they left the vikes were losing but in the end they pulled out a win. 

They were seated 6 rows from the top of the stadium. This was the bottom of the top set of stairs they came down. Kyle said Isaac was pretty tired at this point. 

Isaac was excited to see the horn & drum.

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