Saturday, October 28, 2017

October Odds & Ends

Isaac had his first school photo! 

We also started a 12 day read-a-thon for his school. Isaac set a goal of reading 30 minutes a day. Some of it he is doing and some of it I am reading to him (or Kyle). Last night he completed most of his minutes reading to his sisters.  Thomas likes to read with us.

We celebrated Harpo's 11th birthday on Thursday this past week. The kids were pretty excited it was his birthday and enjoyed giving him treats.

Some cute pictures of Thomas from this past week. 

He's my babywearing buddy. He loves to be close.

We had our FIRST snow of the season on Friday, October 27th. Emma kept saying "let's go play in the snow!" lol. Well there wasn't that much to play in. They actually went outside today and she got to 'play' in some of it. haha

These were from this morning before I had to go into work.

He's thinking about rolling over, had his body cocked to one side almost there! Eyeing that duck!

Friday, October 27, 2017

Grandparents Visit & Science Museum

Last weekend Kyle's parents came for a visit. This was their first time seeing Thomas. He was pretty excited as you can see :-) 

It was a gorgeous weekend and fall was in full swing. (definite change from today's weather of soggy leaves covered in snow)

This photo was actually Wednesday evening after we attended the girls school conference session. First photo of all four (in a casual setting - not in a photo shoot)

Friday we took advantage of our final days as Science Museum members. They had a new exhibit and we only had a week left of our membership so we wanted to check it out. It was a fun maze exhibit.

Thomas does so well just going with the flow. He really likes to stare down his 'friends': a lady bug and butterfly that hang from his car seat. He was staring cross-eyed and it was so funny, but by the time I got a photo his eyes went uncrossed. 

Making use of EVERY seat in our fan :-D full car ride! Grandpa Del was on Thomas duty.. who sometimes likes his car seat, sometimes not. Although he likes it more now than he used to so it could have been worse.

Friday afternoon we hung around the house and I got some sweet photos of Miss Mary:
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Emma wasn't being as cooperative at getting her photo taken
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Saturday morning I took Isaac in to get his wrist looked at: check that out here. And Saturday night we hit up ZooBoo.

Sunday morning was Kyle and I's morning to volunteer at church. After service we met the grandparents at Coopers for brunch!

Isaac's First Xray

Last weekend we attended Church Vacation and I didn't mentioned the fall Isaac had. During nap-time, while Kyle, Emma, and Isaac were at the playground, Isaac had a pretty good fall off the monkey bars. He had hurt his wrist and scrapped up his chin real good. We let it rest and give it time to heal. When we got home from vacation I had him write his name to make sure he still could, it was his left hand he hurt and of course he's left handed. He wasn't complaining of it hurting so we just let it be.

Well fast forward to Friday and we noticed he wasn't using his left to throw the ball at the Science Museum, it also hurt when I touched it later that evening. So we thought something might still be up. It was still a little swollen and we would rather be safe than sorry. So I took him into the local orthopedic urgent care Saturday morning, exactly one week after the fall.

The doc felt it and suspected one of two things a buckle fracture or a growth plate fracture. He sent Isaac over for an Xray.

Thomas and Isaac got some good brotherly bonding in. :-)

The xray didn't show a definitive fracture, maybe a teeny tiny minor one. But he was going to treat it as a buckle fracture and have Isaac wear a brace for 3 weeks. Given that we were already a week in from the trauma he said 2-3 weeks would be fine. Just whatever Isaac felt was comforting. Isaac was being a goofball for pictures, but has been great about wearing the brace. Hopefully it helps it be comfortable and heal properly.

Sweet big brother keeping Thomas company on the ride home.

Boo Zoo 2017

This year we hit up the first weekend of Zoo Boo at the Como zoo. (this was last weekend, I work this weekend which is why we went to the opening weekend, bummer to miss out on the many other Halloween events taking place this weekend, maybe next year)

We got the obligatory costume photos before going in. I brought my nice camera like I normally do, but it is just so hard to lug around these days with four littles to tend to. And wearing Thomas with as a big spider was making it extremely difficult. So I got a few photos before going in and left the camera in the car :-( someday I'll get to photograph like I used to. By that time my camera will be so outdated....  
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Real life here, attempting to get everyone to participate and look decent. Emma's face explains it all. 
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We made it to the line, since we were a little after the opening time of 4:30 the bulk of the line had already gone inside so there wasn't a long one for us to stand in. 

In case you don't get my costume, Thomas is suppose to be the spider and I am the web. The girls are Poppy from the movie Trolls and Isaac is a bat. 

Kyle's folks got to tag along with it, I think they enjoyed it. Emma liked having grandma Cindy as a buddy. Emma is a BIG fan of trick-or-treating. She's been asking everyday to do it again and get more candy. I keep trying to explain that Halloween hasn't happened yet and we have yet to do the real deal, her mind will be blown in a few nights.

We stopped at the little game area for some fun

They all wanted their photo in the crab:

Johnny pops for EVERYONE!

We braved going on Saturday night even though it was calling for rain. We made perfect timing because once we got everyone loaded up in the van it started to rain! We managed to have dry weather for the whole walk through. Another good year at Zoo Boo.

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