Friday, May 23, 2008

Long Day...

R and M woke up vomiting yesterday. What a way to start the day.
It ended with R being admitted to the hospital for the night to be watched and to receive more fluids. M has been home and doing much better. We are hoping R will be home in the next few hours. A has been with my parents and going to work with my mom. She is LOVING all that one-on-one time. And we are supposed to go to the beach tomorrow! I think we will be waiting until Sunday. Pray that we all stay well! See you after vacation!

Thursday, May 15, 2008


A had her Field Day yesterday! We had a great time. It was 2 hours of fun for the children and adults who came. The weather was wonderful and the rain held off for the entire time.
Here is A with some of the girls in her class.

Here she is with her teacher, Mrs. F. We LOVE Mrs. F. She has made 1st grade AWESOME! I tried talking her into looping up to 2nd grade with her class yesterday.
Here is A getting ready for the Tug-of-War.
And she is pulling...don't you just love the face!
This ball is so BIG! As soon as she got to the finish line she sort of rolled over the ball. It was very funny. The children had a lot of fun. There were so many activites for them to do. Of course, we finished off the day with popsicles. YUMMY.
Yesterday was also R's End of the Year class party. Here she is with some of the friends in her class. We ate lunch in the classroom (rain threatened our outside picnic). Then did venture out under the awning for bubbles and sidewalk chalk. This is her 2nd and final year of preschool. I know that I am really going to miss everyone.
Here is R with her BEST FRIEND, G! They have been the best of buddies for 2 years. We are sad that they are going to be going to different schools next year. He is showing you his muscles. Aren't they just precious?!
We had such a busy but fun day yesterday. Although I am ready to have all my girls home with me for the summer, I am still sad to see all of this come to an end. We have been blessed with a TERRIFIC preschool for A and R, and I just don't know what I am going to go without seeing all those wonderful faces next year (however, my gas tank will stay fuller longer).

Bring on the summer! We are ready for some more FUN!

Friday, May 09, 2008

Yearly Checkups

A and R had their 7 and 5 year checkups yesterday.
They are both healthy and growing like they should be. A only had to get one shot, and it was all she could do to not cry....but she didn't and I was so proud of her. R got her shots back in March so that we would be ready to register her for Kindergarten last week. That was is each arm, one in one leg and two in the other. She screamed and it was all I could do not to cry. I hate when they have to get shots. She also passed the hearing and vision screening. We were a little shocked as she rarely listens to a thing we say. Now we know for sure that she can see and hear well, so she has no more excuses. She did have to get her finger pricked, and you would have thought it was the end of the world. Those tests came back fine as well as her urine test. She thought that was HILARIOUS peepeeing into a cup (not as fun for me since I was the one holding the cup).
However, Dr. S was very impressed with both of the girls. They love our Dr. and we think she is the GREATEST!
Here are their stats:
A weighed 48.2 pounds and is 47.75 inches tall
R weighed 37.6 pounds and is 43 inches tall
When, where, how did this happen? I blinked and they got big. It is not fair. They both grew 3 inches and 6 pounds from last year. I knew they had both grown, but it was amazing to see just how much. A's 3 inches came a little along the way all year long, but R's came quickly. I knew she had grown because back in August I tried all her pants on her and thought that I did not need to buy anything much for her. Well, along came December and those 4's did not fit anymore and all the 5s we put away had to be gotten out. I just couldn't believe it.
They both keep telling me that they have to keep growing, but I really would like for it to SLOW DOWN! I am sure I am not going to get my wish. And M is just right there with them too!
Poor mommy!