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Monday, September 2, 2013

Week 35: Aug 27 - Sept 2, 2013

Photos taken: 58


Aug 27: what a whirlwind of a few weeks, new schools, eating lunch at school for both kids, new bedtimes and wake-up times, whew, I think we made it, lol! Apparently, from what i've read online, it's called 'the new normal' LOL!
Here's an excerpt: It took Eric and I a while to figure out lunches, because lunch boxes don't come with a thermos like when I was a kid. So you have to try to figure out what to do. So I gave him a thermos thing I bought at the store and he said all the kids made fun of him because it was shaped (at the top) like a baby bottle. honestly, it doesn't look anything like a bottle, it has a straw at the top and a closure lid, but whatever, he will never drink out of that again. So the next day I gave him a water bottle. He told me he threw it away without even opening it because he doesn't want water for lunch. I asked him not throw anything away because I was afraid he would throw away his lunchbox or sandwich container, etc. So then I went and bought two different flavors of juice boxes. The first day I gave him one and he said he took 1 taste and threw it away because he didn't like it. The same thing happened the next day with the new flavor. So then i got a water bottle and filled it full of the juice he likes. When he came home, there was no water bottle. apparently he threw it away. I asked him to please not throw anything away. So the next day I got the last water bottle in the house, filled it with juice and reminded him not to throw it away. He threw away just the lid. Luckily I had a spare lid. So the next day I filled it with juice and reminded him not to throw it away. This time he came home with a dripping backpack -- he didn't throw the juice away, but he didn't drink it all either and didn't put the lid on the bottle. So we came home and practiced closing the lid and talked about not throwing anything away and the next day I filled the bottle with 2 oz of juice. He was able to drink it all, didn't throw anything away, and his backpack was dry, woo hoo! 

Sept 2: Eric and Evie are playing the Stars Wars Lego game on the XBox and Eric says, "Evie, make your R2 follow mine." Evie (who is not quite an expert at the controls just yet) says, "But my R2 can't follow, Dee Dee!"

Sept 2: Eric starts soccer today, his first game is this weekend and because our neighbors are the coaches (and will be out of town) they have asked us to coach the very first game of the season, hand out all the jerseys, and provide snack! It was a great game, everyone had fun, and we won!!!



Monday, August 26, 2013

Week 34: Aug 20 - 26, 2013

Photos taken: 78


Aug 20: Evie started preschool!

Aug 20: Scott found a snake in the backyard and captured it in a bucket so he could bring it in the house and show it to the children!

Aug 23: Evie is getting really good at making her own sandwiches!

Aug 24: She's also become quite adept at building forts out of anything she finds in the house.

Aug 26: Playdate with Jacob


Monday, August 19, 2013

Week 33: Aug 13 - 19, 2013

Photos taken: 74


Aug 13: I have my sleep study tonight, I feel weird being gone from the kids all night long and I worry about when they come to get in bed with us, what will happen when they see I am not there. I know Scott will handle everything just fine, I just worry about my kids feeling like I let them down because I wasn't there when they needed me.

Aug 15: Eric starts kindergarten!

Aug 18: Evie is really into building forts lately!

Aug 20: Evie starts preschool!

























one of my CTMs made this for me...

























Monday, August 12, 2013

Week 32: Aug 6 - 12, 2013

Photos taken: 48


Aug 7: It's been 5 days with no #2 accidents from Evie!!! *knocks on wood*

Aug 8: she pooped in her pants :(

Aug 8: Today is Eric's last day of preschool. he doesn't seem sad at all, he is ready to move on!

Aug 11: We all went outside before bedtime tonight to see if we could see any of the Perseid meteor shower. We all saw several shooting stars and it was really exciting!

Aug 12: I have been on plan with weight watchers as my new year's resolution since Jan 1. Today at my weigh in I am down 15 pounds, so my little prize to myself was a lemon mint clay facial. The kids said I looked like a clown and Eric took my picture, lol!

Aug 12: play date with Jacob


Monday, August 5, 2013

Week 31: July 30 - Aug 5, 2013

Photos taken:  135



Aug 1: Eric graduated (he still has a few more days of preschool)

Aug 3: We went to McBean Memorial Park with Gran and Papa Steve when we discovered a tiny baby egret had fallen from his nest in a large tree. His mama was calling to him but he couldn't fly and his mama couldn't figure out how to get him back into the nest. Papa Steve called several of his ornithologist friends and we were able to find the proper agency to come and rescue the baby!

Aug 4: Scott's birthday




I made a pirate treasure chest full of treasure for the kids along with a map, hats, swords, eye patches, telescopes, etc. They had a great time playing pirates!



Monday, July 29, 2013

Week 30: July 23 - 29, 2013

Photos taken: 42


July 25: Abigail and Eric are best friends at school! Hopefully we will see her next year too! The last day of school was Star Wars day, check out the purple light saber!

July 26: We celebrate the beginning of summer with doughnuts, play dates, crafts, and fresh fruit!


Monday, July 22, 2013

Week 29: July 16 - 22, 2013

Photos taken: 72



July 17: Evie's new bedsheets came! Many thanks to Great Aunt Wendy for letting us use her Disney discount to get princess everything for Evie's room!

July 20: We went to Gran and Papa Steve's to play in the sprinklers and eat watermelon!

July 21: We celebrated Grampa Bill's birthday!



Monday, July 15, 2013

Week 28: July 9 - 15, 2013

Photos taken: 171


July 9: I have tried to plan a lot of fun summer activities for the kids including crafts, swimming lessons, play dates, water park time, visiting the playground, making snacks and etc. I was a bit worried about the dentist appointment, but they were very pleased with the stuffed animals, and the prize afterwards!

July 14: We've been working hard in the garden!




Monday, July 8, 2013

Week 27: July 2-8, 2013

Photos taken: 205


(there is a video of evie singing from july 3 or 4 or 5)

July 1: Eric starts swimming lessons today. He refuses to put his face in the water. Evie really wants to swim too, but she is too young and they won't let her. It's 30 minutes of torture for her to have to not be in the pool, and 30 minutes of torture for everyone in the surrounding area who have to listen to her screaming and crying and trying to get in the pool anyway. 

July 4th: Happy Fourth!


















July 6: I saw a hummingbird sipping from our agapanthus (lily of the nile). I think he's the first I've seen this season. Must be time to get the feeder out!

July 7: We went to "old macdonald's" with gran and papa steve