We had a great Christmas with all three babes. Santa came to our house on Christmas Day and then the following day we packed up and headed to G and Pop's house for a second celebration. We celebrated with Aunt Kim, CK and Grace the following weekend.
Friday, December 18, 2015
Monday, November 23, 2015
Griffin had his second eye surgery the week of Thanksgiving. Our hope in moving forward with another surgery was for Griffin to obtain bilateral vision and after his most recent appointment we found out that it worked. We are so grateful for the physicians and all that cared for him and helped him with his eyesight. We hope that now he will be able to gain more depth perception and 3D vision as his eyes begin working in unison.
The morning of surgery - before pictures with and without glasses
Friday, November 13, 2015
Can't believe Campbell is 8 months and about to turn 9 months. She is such a sweet and happy baby. She is crawling all over the house and loves her brother & sister. Campbell has 3 teeth and more on the way. She's very independent about eating. She prefers to feed herself small bites rather than be fed with a spoon. She also continues to eat everything we eat - no baby food for this girl. She is fearful of strangers and doesn't like to be without mom for very long. Church nursery lasted about 15 minutes before I got the page to come get her!
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Thursday, October 15, 2015
We celebrated Campbell's baptism in August at church. We had her christened at the same church as Griffin and Sarah Kate as well as the same place Scott & I were married. Campbell was so good during the service and smiled most of the time. After church, we went and had lunch with close friends.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
Campbell is already six months old, which is unbelievable. At her check up she weighed 17lbs 5ozs and was 27.5 inches tall. She is already starting to transition out of the baby stage. Campbell can sit up by herself and is starting to scoot around the floor. She loves to eat and prefers real food to baby food. She is such a sweet and happy baby. She sleeps so well at night, going down around 6:30 and sleeping until 6 in the morning. Her naps are short during the day, but I'd rather have the sleep at night so we play a lot during the day.
Saturday, July 25, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
Griffin started Kindergarten last week at Laurel Park. He is really enjoying school and learning new things. This is what he did his first week in school.
In reading, we read the book “The Kissing Hand”. This book taught us about Chester the raccoon and his special kissing hand. Ask your child to explain to you why Chester has a special kissing hand. We also visited Letterland. Letterland is a wonderful program that helps students learn their letters, letter sounds, and all of those tricky rules in our English language. We will be doing a fast track through letterland until we track out. During this fast track we will quickly meet each letter and their Letterland character. When we come back in September we will begin exploring more about each letter and their character.
In writing, we started talking about how we can be an author and an illustrator. We practiced neatly drawing pictures of things we know. We will now start labeling our pictures. When your child labels their pictures, they need to write at least the beginning sound of the word. If they are able to write more sounds, we encourage them to do so. Please help your child write their first name independently with a capital letter at the beginning and all other letters lowercase.
In math, we have been talking about the importance of counting. We are practicing how to rote-count to at least 20 (if your child can go higher, that is great). We will also begin writing numbers.
In social studies, we have been talking about rules and why they are important. See if your child can tell you about our class/school rules and why we have class/school rules. To help with our rules we read a book called “Have You Filled A Bucket Today?” by Carol McCloud. The book talks about how you are a bucket filler or bucket dipper. A bucket filler is a person who makes good choices and is a helpful friend. When you make a good choice and follow rules you fill your bucket and someone else’s as well. When you don’t follow the rules you are being a bucket dipper.
Thursday, July 16, 2015
Campbell is so strong and already learned to roll over. She loves sleeping on her tummy but she will roll over to her back and wake herself up. She also just learned to roll from her back to her tummy. She is so fast it's been hard to get a video, but I finally caught her in action.