Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Back again!!

Well its only been 10 months this time since I blogged. One thing I am quickly learning is that I would fail miserably being a professional blogger. However I have these great kids that are growing up TOO quickly and I know when they are older I am going to wish I kept this blog up a little more than I do.

So here goes nothing lets play a little catch up. Not sure how it is possible but I have an almost 4 year old and a 6.5 year old. I feel like I have just blinked my eyes and they have grown up over night. Westin Kate is in 3 year old preschool and goes three days a week and is doing great. Wade is in 1st grade and LOVES his teacher and school. He has a very young very sweet teacher and I am pretty sure he has a crush on her haha. He makes her cards and even tried to take her $2 last week. I had to break the sad news to him that she couldn't take money from students.

Westin Kate has finished up with speech therapy and is doing really well. It was never anything severe but she was mixing up some of her letters and we wanted to get a jump start on it so it wouldn't continue. She did a few months of speech with Ms. Lindsey and we were so pleased. She is taking a break from gymnastics now and is doing a little dance class through the town of Apex. However I think gymnastics is going to be her thing because she keeps asking to do it again and stop dance :) She is writing her name and can write a lot of her letters. She got her ears pierced a few months ago and did GREAT. She loves baby dolls and real babies, anything Frozen, Barbie's and playing in her kitchen. She is really so sweet and such and EASY 3 year old. She finally sleeps better. We have dropped her nap and she will sleep from 745p-815am. She still will wake up for water or covers every now and then but goes right back to sleep thankfully. She loves the library and loves for us to read to her. She is super sweet but super sassy (Josh swears it comes from me!) She has no problem standing up for herself and letting us know what she thinks-hey it will make her a strong independent woman one day. She is around 39-40 inches tall and weighs about 32-34lbs. She got her first hair cut just last month at 3.5 years old. Bless her it took her that long for her hair to get long enough to cut. It is super curly (ringlets) and I just love it. She always has to have her pocketbook with her and it is always filled with all kinds of goodies. Usually she has a pocket book and a baby stroller. It has been so much fun having a little girl.

Big brother Wade is still wide open and all boy. I have to say I am so glad I had a boy first because WK is quite and calm and I would have had no idea what to do with a boy after having her. Wade loves school and loves PE and recess best. Of course this is no shock to us. He LOVES soccer and is so good at it. He just finished playing baseball for the Fall and is getting ready to start basketball. He did great with baseball. He didn't love it at first because he didn't know anyone on his team but as the season went on he really enjoyed it. I have a feeling he is going to be just like Josh (good at almost everything) because he was so good at baseball. We were so proud of him and his hard work. He is reading really well for his grade and he can do math faster than I can. It is actually really sad!! He still has to be encouraged to read each night but now that he is getting more fluent he is enjoying it more. He loves anything outside and sports related. He still has A LOT of energy and that is our biggest struggle with Wade. He is perfect at school-never once gotten in trouble. At home I think he lets all his energy out. Of course I would rather it be this way but there are times when we need him to settle down and listen :) He is so sweet with his sister...of course they fight but anytime Josh and I are not around he takes great care of her. He still sleeps great. He sleeps from 745p-730am every night. He loves Wii U, sports, super hero's and anything boy related. He is still a little sensitive and takes everything to heart. He still looks just like Josh except his hair is still blonde. He is solid...he is close to 4 ft tall and weighs over 50lbs. One thing for sure Wade can always make us laugh. He is silly and so funny. Sometimes not appropriate but I keep hearing that is just a boy thing.

Josh and I have been doing great. It is so nice that this Fall he is not having shoulder surgery or in a sling. We have had tons of house projects going and and we are so glad they are almost done. We added a large screen porch, a patio and fire pit and now Josh is finishing up his man cave in the back building. We still love our old house and love where we live. Hopefully these are our last projects for awhile. Work is so busy for Josh but he is doing a great job and building a successful business. I am still working a couple days a month at the hospital and I recently took a job with Magical Vacations by Me planning Disney trips. It has been a lot of fun and I am just getting started. We got away to Mexico this year and took the kids to Disney this past October. We love to travel and are renting a cabin in the mountains for Christmas and taking the kids snow tubing. Wade is of course thrilled. Hoping to do a "day in the life" post either today or this week so I can look back and see what we did when our kids were little :)

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