Friday, April 6, 2012


The weather has been crazy here the last few weeks.  We pretty much bypassed winter altogether and had upper 80's for temperatures last week.  It's going to be a long, hot summer it looks like.

Things are still crazy busy around here. Soccer has started back up for Monster Boy, and he's loving it. I am seeing vast improvement in his ability this go round as well. As long as he enjoys it, I'm happy to let him keep playing.

First practice of the season
His team has played two games so far, and it's obvious the boys have played together before.  All of his current teammates have been on his last two teams as well, and it shows.  Even though they've only had three practices, they play together like they've been practicing together all year. 

Monster Boy in white, heading down field
Miss Sunshine is crazy as usual as well.  We are (knocking on wood) finally successfully potty trained around here.  Even at night!  She has done very well lately, and we are very proud of that.  We also pre-enrolled her in preschool for next year!  I can't believe she is old enough to go to school.  But she is ready, we are confident at that, especially based on her evaluations in November.  She will attend the same private school that Monster Boy goes to, and even has to wear uniforms like Monster Boy does.  We came across some teeny tiny jumpers at the used uniform sale the school had during parent-teacher conferences last month, and we jumped on them.  She looks absolutely adorable and oh-so-grown-up in them.  I can't believe my baby is so big!

Oh so grown up!
We have also been spending lots of time at the park.  Miss Sunshine loves the swings.  Monster Boy is a blur from the second we get there until we leave - so, while I have gotten several cute photos of Miss Sunshine playing, I have zero of Monster Boy.  We have also taken Wonder Mutt, our dog, with us several times.  (The dog's name is actually NOT Wonder Mutt - it is Chloe!- but we frequently call her Wonder Mutt so that shall be her nickname here.)

Mommy playing with camera angles

Loving the swing, the sun - not so much.

Wonder Mutt hanging out by Monster Boy's bike while we play.
We are all looking forward to Easter this weekend - it's an important time for us.  And in two more weeks, we finally get to meet the newest member of our family - my nephew!  He was born at the end of February, and since my sister and brother in law live several thousand miles away from us, we have not gotten to meet him yet.  They will all be coming here to have him baptised, though, and we can't wait!

The next few weeks will be hectic as classes wind up for me and school comes to a close for Monster Boy.  We will have about a week and a half break before summer classes start up for me, but the end is getting nearer, and we are all looking forward to the short break.  I will try to stay up to date on here as we get our next Shriner's appointment for Miss Sunshine, as well as her ENT follow up.  We also have a dentist appointment coming up next week - and her last canine FINALLY decided to make it's appearance last month!  We shall see if we can successfully get a set of xrays to see just what all is going on in there.   For now, though, I'm going to head to bed - we have all sorts of busy-ness going on tomorrow, starting with work bright and early for all of us!

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