Thursday, August 15, 2013

Where does the time go?

I feel like summer was over before it even got started.  In May, we were playing in the sprinklers almost daily and running up the water bill like crazy.  All of a sudden it's August and we are buying backpacks and lunch boxes for another school year!

This summer was full of outside fun, popsicles, swim lessons, movie dates, a few Birthdays, potty training, and of course... some chaos.

Jack will be in a TK classroom this year, which will allow him to have one last year of preschool under his belt before he takes on kindergarten.  We are hoping that because we have decided to hold him back, he will benefit from being one of the oldest kids in his class.  He loves his current school and he can't wait to get back into his routine!  He is excited to share his school with his little brother and maybe a little worried too.  Our neighbor told us that Jack said he is going to have to sit by the door in school so he can look after Thomas to make sure he is not getting into trouble.  Oh, my!!!

Thomas will be starting preschool this year in the same building with Jack.  I'm not even sure where to start with how I feel about Thomas going to school.  Not true, I am thrilled and a little anxious about him going to school!  I think Thomas will be happy being out from under my wing and learning the ropes from someone else besides good old mom.  Thomas' teacher called this week and introduced herself.  She was just as sweet as sweet can be.  She seemed to have a kind, fun-loving personality and she said she likes the ornery ones!  Thank God!  I feel like Thomas is in the right place. 

 Despite the fact that she would really like to go to school with the boys, Caroline will not be starting school this year.  Instead, she is really looking forward to the gymnastics class that she is signed up for this Fall.  She potty trained herself in the beginning of July and I am just blown away at how easy it has been to transition from diapers to princess underpants!  She never ceases to amaze me!  Caroline did take a tumble while playing in the basement, which did land her in the ER with four stitches right in the center of her forehead.  She handled the entire event like a champ.  I on the other hand, did not.  All I can say is, it is a huge blessing to have healthy children.

Kate will be one next week and that is why I titled this entry with, "Where does the time go?".  Our sweet Kate has been such an easy-going baby.  She hardly ever fusses.  She laughs at the kids all of the time, she constantly smiles,  and she just melts our hearts.  She has three teeth and the Chiclet on top is one for the record books!  We took family pictures last night that captured that smile perfectly, I'm sure!  She is starting to pull herself up on anything and everything and I know it will be just a few short months before she is running after the other kids.  To end this post on a very positive note, after next week, we will never have to buy formula again! Wooowhooo!