Monday, August 30, 2010

Back to School

The girls started school last Wednesday. They were so excited they were up at 5:00 a.m!

I can't believe my baby started Kindergarten. I'm SO glad she only goes half days! So far, all has gone well. Both of their teachers seem great, which I am thrilled about.

Lindsay came home from the school the second day and informed me, "A boy likes me." I asked her how she knew & she informed me that he told her. Okay then, let's not beat around the bush. It's promising to be an exciting year...

Wednesday, August 25, 2010


A few weeks ago, Laura began her first phase of orthodontic treatment. She has a pretty significant underbite and also some issues with spacing, jaw size. She will wear these braces for at least 15 months. After that they will let more of her permanent teeth come in (she will wear retainers during that time) and than see what they need to do in phase two (let's hope nothing)!

So, here is my girl's new "smile".

At the orthodontist - "Before" & below is "After"

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Just to Catch Up!

I'm so far behind in my blogging and everything else in my life. I spent last week extremely ill with kidney stones so now I am another week behind in everything. It's so frustrating to be so overwhelmed all the time. I am hoping that as the kids start back to school (tomorrow) that I will feel a little less overwhelmed. I don't want them to go to school and at the same time, I tend to do better with a more strict routine for myself unlike the unorganized self I have been this summer.

Here are a few things I wanted to highlight this summer but never got to...

Laura spent a week at horse camp again this summer. This year she was responsible for "controlling" the horse all on her own. She did such a great job & looked so grown up on that huge horse! Her horse was being stubborn during the show but Laura did a great job.

My boy! He is now 20 days into being four months old & I have yet to post his 3 month photos. So, here are 3 months old & 4 months old.

He is an absolute joy! I am SO glad we decided to take that terrifying leap and have another child. He is so sweet and good-natured these days. He is rolling all over, army crawling himself right over to where the girls leave choking hazards out, he is *almost* sitting up. (He can actually sit by himself but loses his balance still.) He is growing so quickly, I can't believe it! A few days ago, he reached his arms out to me to pick him up for the first time. Nothing melts a mommy's heart like that does!
Tomorrow the girls start school. Lindsay has been somewhat nervous & anxious about starting Kindergarten. She met her teacher last week and seems less nervous now. Pray for them (& me) tomorrow if you think of it. Sending them (back) to school is always hard & I miss them so much. I know I will be sad to let Lindsay go for the first time. Luckily for me, she is only going to Kindergarten half days so I still get her for the other half day. :)
Beth is going to be mad if I don't post photos of "Wired" so I'll be back *real* soon to post those!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Catch a Tiger by it's Tail

I took these photos a couple weeks ago...