31 August 2012

Last Day at Preschool

The kids had their last day at preschool today.
 Last day photo...Do they look excited? Sorry no fancy pinterest type photo with a chalkboard. lol

David only went for a few hours today because he had new student orientation at his new school and then we had a quality "Mommy/David day"  :)

We had a Chick Fil A lunch and then went shopping for shoes.. He has to have 4 pairs of shoes for his new school!  Rain boots, inside shoes, and 2 pairs of street shoes (one is a backup pair).  They recommended Toms shoes for the indoor shoes, so I went looking for some.  If you are searching in the Bentonville area, you will probably only find them at the Altar'd State store by Pottery Barn at the mall.  They didn't really have much selection, but they had David's size in a color that he liked (brown).  Yay!

We stopped by a couple toy stores.  Even though David rarely plays with his trains at home, he is still entertained by the train tables at toy stores.

Anyways, I told David to pick out a toy for Kayla's birthday.  He couldn't find anything, but saw a toy camera that he wanted.  Later when we went to a clothing store, he pointed at some bracelets and said Kayla would probably want those for her birthday.  He is so thoughtful.  Kayla loves her accessories.  She doesn't really have any favorite toys....except for her phones.  She loves carrying around purses, putting on bracelets, hair bow, hats, sunglasses, etc.  She sits in her tent singing and pretending to talk.  She likes to gather lots of toys and pile them all up in one spot.  We think she is going to be a hoarder.

We had lots of fun shopping in the rain.  David loved wearing his rain jacket and rain boots and splashing about.  He rarely gets to do that.
Kayla will be staying at home with me and David will be going to a new school. Since I'm not working any more, it took me a little bit to figure out what to do with David. I still wanted him to go to preschool since he's almost 4, but I wasn't sure about him going every day or all day.

So.... David will be going to a Montessori school.  David will be doing regular school hours (8am-3pm) on a regular school calendar.  So he has 1 week for Thanksgiving, 2 weeks for Christmas, spring break, and summer off.  From what we've seen of the school, we're very impressed and excited about it.


08 August 2012

Cardiology Appointment


Kayla has a cardiology appointment every 6 months.  She had one today and did great even though we were there for 3 hours.  That's a long time trying to entertain a toddler at a doctor's office, so I took lots of pictures.

They actually have quite a bit of stuff to keep the kids entertained in the waiting room. 


 Look at that awesome drawing that Kayla did!!  Haha.  Just kidding.  That drawing was there from someone else.  All Kayla can do now is dots and random scribbling.  
 Having lunch.  Snack food... I was hoping we wouldn't be there long and we wouldn't have to eat there.  I don't know why I think such things... We're almost always there for hours.
 Picture of her getting her pulse ox.  It was in the low 80s.  She was 78.2cm long...which is almost 31 inches.    I wasn't able to remember what she weighed or what her blood pressure was.
 Getting an EKG.  I've never seen her get one at this clinic before.  The last time she got one was when she had surgery.


 Staring out the window.  We got some rain today.  Kayla pronounces it 'bain'


 Dancing to some music that I played on my iPhone.  :)
 Playing with some finger puppets.


 She was only amused with the iPhone for a little bit.  I think her brother not being there asking to play makes it less interesting.
 She got a gown for her echo...I put it on backwards.  She did really well.  The last time she had one, she was tired and cried a lot.  I had to have help holding her down.  This time she was happy and watched some Dora on the TV.  

Tired because she missed out on her usual nap time.  Unfortunately, I had to wake her up and she didn't want to take nap again.  

It's been a while since I did an update on how Kayla is doing.  She tires easier than a normal kid, but other that that she is doing great.  Her skin color is normal and she hasn't gotten sick or any ear infections this summer.  She is growing and has been bumped to half a baby aspirin instead of a 1/4th.  I give it to her every morning.  She thinks it's a vitamin because we give it to her the same time as David gets a vitamin.  Otherwise, David would want to have some aspirin or Kayla would want to have David's vitamin.

Her language skills aren't as great as David's were at the same age.  She isn't able to pronounce things well, but she definitely understands a lot.  She knows her body parts and animal sounds.  She's can eat with a fork and spoon.  She can drink from a glass, but still spills sometimes.  She eats well and will try just about anything.

She is wearing 12-18 month clothes, size 5 shoes, size 4 diapers.  I think we might start trying to potty train soon.  Lately, she keeps sticking her hand in her diaper when she poops.  When she is home, she always poops at nap time.  I think it's her way of getting out of having to take a longer nap. 

Here's Kayla's attempt at singing her ABC's.  


Everyone who sees Kayla says she is so sweet.  She is always smiling and in a good mood.  She loves to hug on people and loves attention.