Tuesday, September 9, 2014

First day of kindergarten

Jonah started school at the end of August and this week is his first week where he goes all day. He is loving school and I feel like we made the right choice. His teacher couldn't be more perfect for him and I love that he has art, music, foreign language and computers. I took a few pictures very quickly on the first day and attempted a couple with all the boys.



We got our first fundraising packet from school today. If you were thinking about renewing or getting a new magazine subscription follow this link and the school gets 40% of profits for computer upgrades and field trips.

https://www.apmags.com/store/landing/3/4d8e67ec-19da-47e7-a111-b4ca7ffed04d

Also, I have an order form for scrips so if you wanted to buy a gift card with a portion of the cost going to the school I can hook you up.

Friday, September 5, 2014

Busy busy

It would be nice if life would slow down but then again being busy is a nice distraction. Jonah started school last week and getting up at 6 am is killing me. I told Matt today we need to home school so I don't have to get up so early. Also the multiple trips down the 17 steps to the car because the boys won't go down the stairs is no fun. I know the winter is going to be brutal. The really nice thing is that they have drive thru drop off so technically I don't have to get dressed. Next week drive thru pick up starts too so I won't have to get the boys out and walk in to get him. Today the teacher asked if we could set up a meeting. I knew it would happen eventually but I wasn't expecting it after 6 days of school. I met with her and I cried because apparently I have to awkwardly cry in front of an unsuspecting poor soul every week. No really they were tears of relief. Finally someone who had the same concerns and observations I have for two years that other teachers and pediatricians told me were normal boy things he would outgrow. I had already called the ADHD center at Children's last month and had the evaluations ready for the teacher to fill out. Once she turns them in we can go ahead and make appointments.

We're getting to know the hospital well unfortunately. On Jonah's birthday Simon fell and cut his head requiring staples. This week Simon also went to the audiologist. We didn't have any concerns about his hearing but he has a speech evaluation coming up and that is always something they want checked. The audiologist got a big kick out of him because instead of looking to the left or right in the direction of the sound and toy he would always look into the booth because he knew it was the audiologist talking. Here are a ton of pictures from my phone and a few my sister took last weekend of the boys. I'm going to work on catching the blog up on the boys soon.


This park had the cutest little cars. Too bad they were metal and very hot. 
Waiting for brother to get out of school
One of the parks I walked in this week. It was early so very foggy but the gardens were beautiful.
A dear friend sent me this. I love it! If you need Origami Owl I can give you her info.
A rare moment when they weren't fighting.
If I'm ever looking for my oven mitts I know where to find them.
You can tell who runs the show here.
Elliott is a very fast runner and there is Simon sitting on the sidewalk taking his shoe off.
I showed him the last dance in Dirty Dancing. 
They're saying its 100 degress and too hot to be outside
Hooray for weekends! It will all end when I start working again. 
When Simon is throwing a tantrum he likes privacy. He'll go sit on our bed or go upstairs.

With my glasses of coure

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Those who sow with tears will reap with songs of joy

Our son, Benjamin John was born on Saturday, August 16th. We held him and said hello and goodbye. 

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Big News

If you follow me on Instagram or we've seen you in the last month this isn't news but, making it blog official, we're expecting a new addition in February. I'll be out of the first trimester this week which feels really good. I had a miscarriage in February which was hard on all of us. This time around we waited until we had a couple of ultrasounds that looked good before we told Jonah. I've felt crummy and tired but that could be the whole moving across the country while in the first trimester thing. I think some of my energy is returning and I'm looking forward to the weather cooling down and getting outside more. I had been running regularly before the transfer but stopped not wanting to risk it. While I can't lie and say I'm not hoping for a girl we would feel incredibly blessed with a boy too. We already have a boy name picked out and I will be a little sad if I don't get to use it. And here is a picture from today. It is always disappointing when everything is very clear on the screen and then you get the photo and it looks like a blob. The baby was moving around and even flipped during the ultrasound.  Jonah was too interested in his video game and the boys in their cheerios to watch.

Saturday, August 2, 2014

A month?!

I can't believe it has been a month since I've posted and we've moved to Cincinnati. We've had one trip to Illinois, a week of zoo camp, 2 radiology bbqs, and three birthdays. Unpacking is going slow because I haven't been doing it. A couple of days ago I finally unpacked all my craft and sewing supplies and shoved them in cabinets. It doesn't sound like much but it was probably 7 or 8 boxes. We have 4 large boxes in the living room containing things from our old hall closet. Being as this house is nearly 100 years old it lacks closet space and I'm not sure where things will go. I have much more to write but seeing as I'm on my phone I'll end with pictures. Matt's new laptop had to be sent to the manufacturer to have the battery replaced but it should be on its way back now. Look for a special post in the next week.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Our rental

Here are a few pictures of our rental house. We miss our house in Washington very much and are trying to make this house work for us.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Day 4?

I think I forgot to document a day because yesterday was day 5 I believe. Yesterday was the day the boys said they were tired of being in the car. Simon cried when I was packing his pack n play as if to say he didn't want to keep traveling. We drove 4 hours straight and they all did a great job. The little boys take naps off and on and "watch" movies. Jonah broke his DVD player on day 2. We bought them new for the trip and he thought it would be a good idea to pull parts out of it. So yesterday was uneventful. We went through Minnesota and arrived in Iowa where we spent the night. Now we're getting on the road and will arrive in Illinois this afternoon.