Tuesday, January 16, 2018

10 yr Anniversary Trip Part 1

Daniel and I have been planning a 10 year anniversary trip for a long time. We thought about going on a cruise, or a beach vacation, or an East coast trip to see the changing leaves. With Adeline still nursing, I had to plan it accordingly. She turned one on July 28th and my babies tend to nurse longer than one year. Thankfully, I was able to wean her at 13 months and we were a clear go on our vacation. My parents were kind enough to come to Dallas and watch the kiddos. Arizona was in school and Brielle had preschool so I didn't want them to miss out on learning. I was also adamant that my parents came here so Adeline's sleep schedule doesn't get messed up. Can you tell I like to keep my kids on a specific schedule?

We headed out in late September on a flight to Boston. We had the whole week planned and it was a blast. We flew in on Saturday morning and drove up to Salem to take a Witch tour. That night we drove back to Boston and Sunday was a full day packed with a Kennedy museum tour, walking, eating, a Boston Red Sox game and a dinner in Italian village. My feet hurt so badly at the end of the day, but it was so worth it!

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Preschool, Soccer, Firsts, and More

September was a month of fun. Daniel and I noticed that Arizona's bottom tooth was loose. Now, I don't care much for loose teeth. It's a fun first but I will not be the one to pull it out. I told Daniel that it's his job as a parent. It took about two weeks for it to come out. With a small tug on her tooth, Arizona pulled it out on her own. She felt accomplished and at school, her teacher and classmates sang her a song.  

 We went out to a concert on Sept 11th. We danced to The Fitz, The Tantrums, and One Republic. It was a perfect night out with our friends and each other. Daniel and I also saw the Piano Guys in Concert and that was amazing. Those guys are seriously so talented.

Preschool co-op started the first week of September. Seven of us moms switch up every week to teach the kids. I took on the first week of teaching and was excited to get the kiddos together to learn. There is something about 3 and 4 year olds and the things they say. We had a couple of meltdowns- one from Brielle of course, but all in all it was a success. The kids meet every Tuesday and Thursday from 9-12. Our theme the month of September was Our Amazing Body, and for October- The Changing Weather. 

Oh yeah, and this is a big first for Brielle- she pooped in the potty! She is officially potty trained and we are so proud of her and filled with relief that we don't have to deal with diapers anymore. You go girl! We celebrated with Andy's ice cream. 

Soccer season has started again and Arizona is getting better each time. Last season she was hesitant and this time she is going for the ball more. We talked about defense and we have noticed that she puts her arm out blocking the opponent. We love rooting for the Kangaroos. There are 7 games in the season and we are heading into the 5th game this coming Saturday. We won one game and have lost the others. It's great to see the kids work together. We love watching them play.