Sunday, October 9, 2011

A Review of the Past Couple of Weeks

So, we took our first trip out to the dollar store and let the kids pick out a toy for themselves. It was interesting to see what they picked out and showed their personalities to a tee!



We’ve always thought that Ava is going to be good at sports. She’s very aggressive and is pretty tough. She is definitely our tomboy of the group. She also is a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse fanatic. She chose a Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Ball. Problem is, it’s already in the trash because she picked it apart. She was very upset when I threw it away, but she’ll know better next time.



Lily is our princess of the bunch. She is totally a girly girl. She chose a wand with a star on the top that lights up. She loves this thing. She loves to dress up in her tutu and spin around holding her wand.  She couldn’t have picked out anything more perfect to suit her personality.






Luke was very excited and proud of the toy he picked out. He got a Hot Wheels motorcycle.  This is in addition to all the other cars, trucks, and motorcycles he has already. He is a car fanatic. He also goes nuts when his sisters touch his cars. It’s pretty much all he plays with.


Little Miss Sarah. She is our petite little girl that loves to color and pay instruments. She is the artistic one of the bunch. She chose a tambourine. It was a bonus that it had Lightening McQueen on it. She loves it and plays with it all the time.


This is the crew before bed that night. The are now infatuated with Blue’s Clues. They never take their eyes off the screen the whole time it is on. I think it is so cute when they talk to the TV and answer the questions Joe or Steve asks : )

Lately, I’ve had a few helpers on Saturdays when I do laundry. Luke and Lily love to help Mommy fold laundry.



Luke loves to take clothes out of the basket…..








and tell me who it belongs to.




Lily on the other hand, is quite domesticated. She loves to fold the clothes. She is actually quite domesticated. Mom Mom showed her how to fold properly and she does a pretty good job. I know who’s going to like doing laundry when she gets older :)

Some other big news…..we have some members of the family that have moved here to Florida. My Aunt Susanne (my mother’s sister), Uncle John, and cousin Sean recently sold their house and have relocated to Florida. Sean started his first day of 8th grade last week and John flew back to Delaware today and will return hopefully in the months to come. He is still working up north. It is great to have so many family members move here. My cousin Dan, who is their oldest son, moved here in May. He lives a little farther north. Their middle son, Kyle, goes to Virginia Tech right now. He will be down to visit on holidays.



Sean is very excited!

We also had someone else start school this week.


Sarah qualified to attend to the 3 year old program in our local school district because she receives speech/language and occupational therapy. She is really coming along in those areas. We were all sad to see her go, but excited at the same time.


As you can see, she was a little nervous at first, but now is having fun and loves her teacher (pictured above), Mrs. Turner.


I was very sad that I could not see her off on her first day of school because I had to be at work before she had to be at school. Daddy got to take her and was very nervous for her, but he was ok.


Have a good day Sarah!

The next day, she started riding the bus. Some of you may be saying, “What/ You let you’re almost 3 year old ride the bus?” My answer is yes. We have no choice. Me, Nick, and my Dad all have to work and my mom is at home with the other three kids. She needs to go. Plus the bus driver is great and there is an aide on there. I trust them. Plus there is only 9 other students that ride her bus and she gets picked up and dropped of right outside of my moms house. They have been extremely accommodating to us. Here are a few pictures of Sarah’s first day riding the bus.




Mom Mom is helping her on the bus.




Mom Mom also made sure she had her backpack and her lunch box.

I was lucky enough to get home in time to see her get off of the bus. I was glad to be there for her!



Here comes the bus, right on time!



She was as happy as could be and shouted “Hi Mommy!”


It was a good day! Bittersweet!

We also had visitors that came in for a night to visit with the kids and give them a birthday present. Nick’s Aunt Kris and Uncle Robert were so excited to see the kids and the kids were happy to see them. Although the visit was short, a good time was had by all. They saw Sarah that night, but didn’t get to see the next day cause she had to go to school.



Until next visit!

Yesterday, we took the kids to the county fall festival. It was a really nice day. Below are a few pictures from the festival.

There were trainers walking around with donkeys and horses and the trainer told us they were having horse rides and to come visit.


Luke and Lily both petted the miniature horse, but Ava and Sarah wanted no parts of it.


Luke and Sarah had a great time in the bouncy house. 
















Once again, Ava and Lily wanted no parts of it. Which is funny because at home, those two rule the roost.


In fact, they spent the majority of the time in the strollers. They were scared of everything!

Then Luke freaked out…cause the fire truck was there. He wanted to see it, so I went over and asked if he could see inside the truck.


Not only did he say yes, he took his hand and walked him over. Luke took his hand immediately. He was soooo excited.



Here is a couple of pictures from the front.



Sarah even got in. She didn’t want to get out. She kept saying “I’m driving the fire truck, I’m driving the fire truck.”


We also went to the pumpkin patch. I tried to get a picture of them all, but they wouldn’t sit still.


Lily LOVES Minnie Mouse!


And we already know how Ava loves Mickey Mouse Clubhouse.


Finally it was time to ride the horses. When it came down to it, Luke was the only one who would do it. They had four horses there; black, white, brown, and gray. Luke chose the gray one and got on. I was waiting for him to cry once it started to move……


But he didn’t! He was as happy and proud as could be and Daddy was sooo proud of him when I sent him the pictures. Daddy was on a horseback riding team when he was younger.


Look like I may have found something he likes other than cars, but we’re talking an expensive hobby!

We ended our day with lunch by the water. It was a great trip. Thank you to my Mom and Aunt Susanne for going with us. I don’t think I could have ever done it myself. We were sad that Daddy didn’t come because he had to work, but I sent him lots of pictures!


Stay tuned for next week’s blog as we have their three year old check up on tomorrow,  Nana and Pop Pop are coming down on Wednesday, and we are having their 3rd Birthday party on Sunday. I can’t believe they will be 3 years old on Tuesday! Boy time really does fly!

Till next time!