This month there's no blog circle; it's just me! But hopefully I'll have some more friends writing with me again next month!
My cute kiddos,
Here’s what our month of September looked like:
-trip to West Virginia with Nonni and Poppy for the Italian Festival
-Italian family reunion in West Virginia
-visit with Aunt Jean
-church Labor Day picnic
-Elli’s birthday party
-Elli’s FIRST birthday!!
-the start of Awana
-tractor trailer show in Pennsylvania
-Baby Carson’s birthday party
-getting antique tags for the Z and washing it
-Mason being the Star Student in Kindergarten
-a few playdates for Rylan and Elli
-got a new mower that’s much faster and should save us a lot of time
Mason, you have been doing an awesome job at school so far. You love it, you’re making friends, and you are having fun. It’s really strange to spend so much of our days without you here, and we miss you. I feel like I barely see you some days, so I try to ask you lots of questions when you get home from school. (Thankfully that doesn't seem to annoy you.) You’ve only had your clip moved a few times off of green, and it sounds like it’s usually been when you were trying to make your friends laugh. You like your teacher, and you like all of your “specials” (music, art, p.e., computers, library). Nonni said you’re doing well in art and you’re already making some cute things! The schedule is working out so much better than I anticipated with getting you to and from school thanks to help from Mrs. Doty and Nonni. You’re still adjusting to the routine of school and we’re trying to figure out how you can get enough sleep. By the time you come home, you’re often exhausted, which usually results in bad behavior and fighting. Hopefully we will figure that out better soon. You also love Sparks. You say you like it even more than school!
Rylan, you keep us entertained every day with the cute things that you say and do. You like it when Elli is awake, since Mason isn’t here during the day, but she’s starting to be at the stage where she knocks down the things that you make, and that makes you mad. We’ve been playing in the play room more lately, and you’ve been enjoying legos a lot. You’re having fun in Cubbies, and so far you seem to be doing well in there.
Elli, you have sadly gotten two more ear infections this month. When we went for your one year checkup, you had no fever, but you had a double ear infection. We went back to check on it again (it’s coinciding with teething, so you’re super fussy, but I wasn’t sure which thing was the cause) and you already have another little ear infection starting. Hopefully this antibiotic will kick it for a long time, because otherwise we may be talking about tubes. But I hate how hard the antibiotics are on your belly. Aside from that, you’re getting bigger (literally- weight and everything!) all the time! You have sort of stood on your own a couple times, but it’s usually not on purpose. You also walk while holding onto furniture. That’s about as close as you are to walking. Your two top teeth just finally poked through on Thursday, although you still can’t see them, so now you have four! You are still saying the same words- mostly just “dada” with occasional “mama” and “nah-nah”’s thrown in. You love to laugh, and you dance whenever you hear music. Your brothers, Daddy, Mommy, and the kitties all make you very happy.
Here are this month’s quotes:
Ok, I think that’s it for the month! I love you so much!
I love you, Mommy