After school cookie making.
Month: August 2017
Today Kaitlyn decided to experiment with superheroes instead of princesses.
Kaitlyn has been waiting and waiting (not so patiently) to start school. Today she finally got to see her classroom and meet her teacher. Now she can’t wait for her official first day.
Someone has a new trick.
A foggy walk to the bus.
Kitty check-up time.
The boys started school today (and Kaitlyn was quite perturbed that she didn’t). Then we had some park playing and ice cream when everybody got home!
After school silliness.
Today was “Meet the Teacher” for both boys. We started with Teague at his school. (Crazy thing about our town – or maybe New England – there are two elementary schools. K and 1st are in one building. 2nd to 6th are in another building.) Teague’s class has five tables and each table has a different option for seating. They get to try them all out and then pick what they like best – regular chair, bouncy ball, wobble stool, floor, and …) Alex’s school is literally 6 houses down the street but thankfully the bus will pick him up on the way. His school also starts an hour before Teague’s and getting him to school would be tricky if I had to take/walk him.
When we moved to the area, Wade’s work gave us lots of passes to local museums and attractions. We had heard great things about the EcoTarium and then we learned that today they were introducing a baby otter to the otter exhibit. We all had a great time! There was an awesome outdoor playground and exploration center, a huge bubble exhibit, and then lots of interactive exhibits inside. There was a also a baby shower for the otter with ice cream for the kids and otter pins to take home.
Three little monkeys riding a train.
We are still making our way through Harry Potter together.
We’ve been making smoothies every morning for these two.
Bubble bath in Mom’s tub.
It turns out this house was not designed for riding toys indoors. Every single doorway has a significant threshold. Kaitlyn spent more time carrying her ladybug from room to room than riding.
They requested the kitchen and I did nothing but pop in to take a picture.
Kaitlyn prefers her cars lined up neatly thank you very much.
Back to the splash pad we go.
Today we eat muffins.
She’s mine. All mine.
Today the fort was for reading.
Elsa dress. Elsa purse. Why not watch Elsa on TV?
Wade and I have missed small town life. Tonight we loaded up the wagon and walked a few blocks to the Concert on the Commons. Music outdoors. Picnic dinner. Kids running and play.
My little bakers are at it again.
Library books – one of his favorite things.
Kaitlyn is now reading Minecraft books. I may have to break down and figure out how to play.
Our YMCA has a pretty fun splash pad. Alex loves to anticipate which bucket will dump directly overhead.
This boy loves tomatoes. He had an entire one with his lunch.
Taking a break from the splash pad.
It turns out our local beach has a special day just for dogs. After the beach is officially closed to the public for swimming, it opens one last time for dogs. Madison has always loved to swim so we headed to the beach. Madison swam. Alex talked to every dog owner he could find. (He’s doing research on what kind of dog he wants if we get one next year.) Kaitlyn played in the sand. Teague observed it all. Then a man offered to let Alex throw a ball for his dog. He and Kaitlyn spent the next hour playing fetch with a very happy puppy.
Amazingly, none of my kids ended up in the water. We went home with a wet dog and dry kids.
The boys loved watching all the other dogs – especially the ones that would fetch in the water.
It turns out our beach has a special day at the every end of the season just for dogs. We couldn’t wait to take Madison!
I let Kaitlyn wear a swim suit because I knew she would end up in the water somehow.
Patiently waiting for lunch at an awesome hot dog stand.
I took a picture every month while I was pregnant with Kaitlyn. That hasn’t happened with this pregnancy at all. Here’s what 24 weeks looks like with baby number 4.
Those are pre-baby jeans, but the last pair I can wear and not for much longer.
The Lego cleanup has become a massive undertaking every single night.
A rare collaborative effort between the boys.
Yes. I let her wear this to the gym.
(Third child with a fourth on the way….)
I normally pick out Kaitlyn’s clothes before I take a shower. Today I was dressed and ready before we even thought about her clothes. She wanted to pick her dress and wanted a black one, like mine. She’ll always want to dress like me, right?
Legos all day. Everyday.
I came out of my bedroom after a shower to find the hallway completely blocked.
Queen Elsa is watching a youtube video of “Let It Go” so she can practice her dancing and singing.