Monday, September 16, 2013

Kate is 1, Caroline kicks the pacifier, School is off to a great start!

Kate celebrated her first Birthday with family, a beautiful cake made by Aunt Jennifer, and too many presents!  The Birthday girl was not too impressed with getting messy while eating cake, but she did look cute even through the tears!
We were dreading taking the pacifier away from Caroline because of her serious attachment to it while sleeping.  We held off and held off and we decided when the boys went back to school it was time to get rid of it. I laid Caroline down in her crib one night, tucked her in, and simply told her we had to throw the pacifier away.  BAM.  That's all it took.  Why were we so worried?  She is waking up routinely at 4:45 a.m. and it takes a little coaxing on my part to get her to fall back asleep, but she usually dozes off for another hour or so. I call this a semi-success...

The 2013-2014 school year is off to a great start!  The boys love their teachers and have so many sweet things to say about the kids they have already met.  Thomas' teacher told me he knows his letters quite well!  You can probably imagine the surprised look on my face when I was given this information at the end of a school day last week!  So, some things are sticking?  Excellent!  Jack has already worked so hard on all things encompassing the letter 'a' and he is not as upset about being asked to write as he was two weeks ago.  Baby steps!