Monday, September 12, 2011

Phoebe's First Day at Preschool

Last Wednesday was Phoebe's first day of Preschool. She was soo excited about it she told us that, "Next year she was starting school" for the whole month before she really started (yeah she still doesn't have any concept of time).Unfortunately, right before we left to go to school we had quiet a bit if drama, mainly over the outfit I put her in, so at the last minute we changed into the way too warm, but still cute outfit you currently see & because of sooo much time was spent having tantrumsI only got a quick picture before it was time to head out the door.
The first day of school was bring your stuffed animal day and for a month I kept asking Phoebe what she wanted to bring and she ALWAYS said a purple unicorn, which is something we don't actually own. Once we even saw on in a store and Phoebe said, "Oh mom I was wish it could come home with us."  for a special treat the morning of preschool I went and got her the purple unicorn to take on her first day of school. when I came to pick up Phoebe she was enjoying a bear treat, to match the theme of the day, of teddy grahams & gummy bears.
Since the morning's photo shoot was soo rushed we came home and did another one  full of adorable poses all of which Phoebe chose herself.
I love how huge Phoebe's school bag is compared to her. Really, I am hoping this is going to be a really fun year for my big preschool girl Phoebs!

4 Mos

My baby is growing up too fast and I am not happy with it at all. On Labor day she turned 4 mos old and to celebrate the next dy we went in for her 4 month Dr appt. She got 2 shots and cried 2 cried and then was done. She is the happiest baby ever, she couldn't even get made enough to really cry about her shots.

Sophie Marie's 4 month Stats:
Weight: 13.11 lbs (50% for girls)
Height: 24 in (50% for girls)

We teach 'em young, GO DUCKS!

This month we went to the pediatric ophthalmologist and he looked at Sophie eyes and told us once again everything looked healthly, but she was experiencing Delayed Visual Maturation. This means that she is just slow in developing all her visual skills and she should be fine & just give her some more time.  He also said if in the next month she isn't tracking more smoothly or past midline that we should bring her back, but we have already seen improvements in these areas so she will not have to be going back anytime soon! Sophie now always sleeps through the night and is very giggly when you tickle her. She doesn't mind tummy time nearly as much as the other kids & at 4 mos she was almost rolling over but now at 4 mos and 1 weeks she is fully rolling, mainly for her back to tummy, but we have also see her roll the other way too.

Fergy Day Campout '11

Every year for Labor Day we have a camp-out in grandma+pa Fergy's back yard. This year we started by roasting hot dogs for dinner.
After Dinner Grandma had a special treat for all the kids.  Feather princess crowns & wands for the girls and light sabers and Spider-man masks for the boys.
After dinner we cleaned up and put on a movie outside for the kids while all the tents were set up. We discoverd how much Josh really loved tents. He kept running in them all before they were even set up.
For our last big event of the night we all gathered round the camp fire and roasted marshmallows in all varieties and starburts.
The next morning we packed up the tents and had yummy homemade blueberry pancakes. You can tell by Josh's face he really loved the blueberries. We then had a lazy fun morning filled with playtime, swinging, nail painting, bug watching, and stamps.
Lunch brought excellent Training Table style hamburgers and very messing Popsicles. Some of my children made such a mess of their clothes, they will forever bear the sings of another fun Labor Day weekend at Grandma's
My kids loved spending soo much time playing with all the cousins that they are excited for this tradition every year and cry & cry when it is over.