Tuesday, June 23, 2015

The past TWO weeks in numbers

3 trips to the swimming pool
8 swim lessons (E)
2 visits to child psychologist (E)
2 visits to Fraser - social skills class (E)
2 visits to OT (E)
2 visits to PT (E)
1 visit to pulmonologist (E)
1 visit to development pediatrician (E)
1 visit to pediatrician (S)
2 photo shoots
1 full day of wedding photography
6 blog posts written
4 soccer games (S)
1 birthday party thrown
7 trips to the gym
10 loads of laundry done
5 trips to the grocery store
2 photo sessions edited
4 parks visited

Summer has been soooo crazy! We are enjoying it, but wow! Swim lessons end this week, so next week will be a bit lighter. But then we'll be getting ready for our big trip! The little boys and I are road-tripping out east again this summer. First stop: Kentucky, to visit one of our favorite heart families, Evan and Co. Second stop: North Carolina, to visit my dad and stepmom. We are excited!

As you can see from the above list, we've been spending a lot of time in the water. I am determined to get these boys swimming! Both boys have been terrified about dunking their heads under water, so we have been working hard on it. FINALLY, after much coaxing and a bit of bribery, Elijah willingly went under water today THREE TIMES! His swim instructor is going to be soooo happy tomorrow to see this! He also went down a huge water slide all by himself six times and (kind of) jumped off the edge of the pool into my arms. Progress! And have I mentioned that Sammy is actually excited to get into the pool these days? That is such huge progress compared to last year!

We are currently in a night-time potty transition, which means...sleep disturbances. Which means...we are having a hard time controlling our behavior (all of us). Things had gotten a bit better but they are a bit rough again. Don't get me wrong, it is GOOD that night-time potty is finally being addressed. In the long run, this will be a good thing as long as we can stick with it.

I hope you all are enjoying summer! This weather is fabulous. I'll end with a few Sammy funnies:
cardboard = "carveboard"
instead of "fall in love," he says "follow in love"

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