Monday, April 16, 2012

April va-kay

I am hoping I survive this week. It's only day 3 and I have cranky little people on hand. Or rather...tempermental. They've had some good spurts. Some of it is likely being tired. We had a busy weekend. Chris and Alexa flew down to Boston early Saturday morning for an afternoon/evening Red Sox game and lots of walking. The twins and I did a drive to Auburn for Girl Scout supplies. And because they kept talking at me I got sidetracked and went nearly 20 minutes in the wrong direction! But we made it there eventually and home again.
Alexa, Flat Stanley, and Bobby Orr...whomever he is :)
Then on Sunday we had another long drive to go down to Portland to pick Chris and Alexa up at the airport. I made great time down and had nearly an hour to wait for the train. So we went over to Deering Oaks to play on their playground. The kids had a blast and only one injury each. Jake managed to slip on the woodchips when bending over to pick some up to throw and whacked his head on a post. Not hard enough to bring about tears, but enough to embarass him in front of the boys who were throwing chips. Liz decided to try and let go while on a spinning seat. Luckily I was right there. I wasn't able to actually catch her but was able to control her fall so she didn't get hurt. After meeting the train we headed over to Hadlock to enjoy a baseball game. Well...enjoy it as much as you can enjoy a game that is so slow it'll put you to sleep with kids that don't want to sit still. But they had a blast eating ice cream and wandering the bleachers.
before the game...
trying to find a comfortable viewing position...
The rest of our week aims to be quiet. Today was a check up at the ped for Alexa. That'll be followed up by an eye exam on Wednesday. Otherwise it's just some activities at the library. And home all day...just me and 3 kids...

Saturday, April 7, 2012

K day!

This week brought about the end of week 2 at my new job at RDMS. And I must say I absolutely love it! I don't think I've ever enjoyed a job so much and looked so forward to going every day...or had to drag myself out every afternoon.

Friday was also K day, as in kindergarten registration. The paperwork was fairly easy, just 4 documents, one of which was a language survey, to which I had to answer "English" 4 or 5 times. Super complex! The big event itself consisted of one of the teacher's going with the kids to play while the other "interviewed" me. Then I got to have a brief chat with the guidance counselor, and then the nurse.

We should get a letter in June about their class placement. I have asked that they go into a class together - I don't think they need to be separated, although Liz did tell me she wanted to be in her own class (she did change her mind mere minutes later).

So it is a done deal! They do their assessments during the first week or 2 of school. Which means there is no turning back. Not that I was planning to. They are going to kindergarten! And whenever I think about that fact I do a little jig inside :)

Jacob's milestones

  • weight/length @ 7: 55.6lbs, 48.75"
  • weight/length @ 5: 42lbs, 43.5"
  • weight/length @ 4: 36 lbs, 39+"
  • weight/length@ 3: 32lbs, 36.5 inches
  • weight/length @ 2 years: 26lbs, 33.5 inches
  • weight/length @ 1 year: 18lbs, 29 inches
  • walking: 11/17/08
  • standing: 3/31/08
  • crawling: army, 2/5/08
  • first time rolling: 9/30/07, belly to back
  • first smile: 9/7/07
  • birth date/time: 7/8/07, 12:49am
  • birth length: 19.5 inches
  • birth weight: 6lbs, 1oz

Elizabeth's milestones

  • weight/length @7: 53lbs, 47.75"
  • weight/length @ 5: 40 lbs, 42.25"
  • weight/length @ 4: 34lbs, 38"
  • weight/length 3 years: 28lbs, 35.5 inches
  • weight/length 2 years: 24lbs, 6oz 33 inches
  • weight/length 1 year: 18lbs, 1oz 27.5 inches
  • walking: 9/1/08
  • standing: 4/4/08
  • crawling: army 3/16/08
  • sitting alone: 2/29/08
  • first time rolling: 11/23/07, back to belly
  • first smile: 9/7/07
  • birth date/time: 7/8/07, 12:50am
  • birth length: 18.75 inches
  • birth weight: 5lbs, 8oz

Alexa's milestones

  • weight/height @ 10 (really 10.8): 186, 5'3"
  • weight/height @ 8.4 years: 113 lbs, 55.5 inches
  • weight/height @ 5 years: 61lbs, 4oz 45.25 inches
  • weight/length @ 4 years: 49lbs, 42 inches
  • weight/length @ 3 years: 38lbs, 38 inches
  • weight/length @ 2 years: 32lbs, 8oz 35.75 inches
  • weight/length @ 1 year: 22lbs, 3 oz 29.5 inches
  • 1st day of preschool: 9/3/08
  • solo somersault: 3/4/08
  • whistling: 3/2/08
  • potty training: 10/7/05
  • walking: 12/21/04
  • standing: 8/23/04
  • crawling: 8/21/04, only a week, then became a butt scoot
  • first wave: 7/27/04
  • rolling: 5/2/04, belly to back
  • sleeping thru the night: 3/1/04
  • first smile: 1/20/04
  • birth date/time: 12/4/03, 10:41pm
  • birth length: 20 inches
  • birth weight: 7lbs