Sunday, September 27, 2009

It's been awhile


I have been the worst blogger this summer and I've been told I need to get back on track. Summer has been so busy. We have spent a lot of time outdoors and a lot of time with our great neighbors this summer. We really live in a great neighborhood and on a great street with some great people. There are kids Will's age and Kaela's age to play with so it works out well. Kaela and Will have changed so much this summer too. I can't believe how fast they grow and change. Kaela is talking like crazy. Almost as good as her brother sometimes which is crazy. I can't believe how much she can say for her age. It's funny to listen to her and William have conversations. They are so polite to each other at times and then sometimes they can drive us up the wall with their back and forth bickering. It's been so much fun to watch them change and grow into people...no more babies in this house right now.
We just got back last week from visiting my sister Rachel in Austin, Texas. We had a great time and were so glad we were able to go and have a good time with her there. The kids had a blast eating candy for breakfast and getting pretty much whatever they wanted for a few days. We went to San Antonio for a day while we were there and went to Sea World and downtown San Antonio. We had a blast at SeaWorld and Matt and I LOVED San Antonio. It was beautiful! Lucky for us, Rachel will be coming to Michigan at the end of October to stay with us for at least a few months! We are so excited to have her home and to be close to her for however long we can keep her here :) I'm just going to have to let her know candy is not okay for breakfast ...
Kaela has been doing well with her walking. She's not walking on her own still other then a few steps at a time, but she is great with her walker. She can litterally run with that walker. We are currently borrowing one from her physcial therapist, but we have a script in to get her very own. I can't wait to get it so we can take it everywhere with us to try to get her to walk more on her own. She's getting heavy now and it's harder to carry her everywhere. I'd like her to be more independent in that way too. She pretty much does everything else though and has been very independent this summer. If you try to ask if she needs help she's very quick to tell you "I do it I do it," so we have learned to let her do a lot on her own. Some things, like getting out of the car, are a bit of a safety issue so I let her do as much as she can, but sometimes I have to step in. This girl has some lungs on her too! She does NOT like being helped when she wants to do it herself. At least she is determined.
We are going to try and get William into pre school here soon for a couple days a week. I think it will be reallly good for him. His b'day is Dec. 2nd which is one day after the cutoff for kids starting kindergarden so he will be one of the older kids in his class and it won't be for another 2 years.
I am so excited fall is here. I love fall and living in Michigan we truely get to enjoy a real fall watching the leaves change, cooler weather, cider mills, hay rides and all that fun stuff. I will try to be better about posting too.
I'll leave you with some pictures of the kids.



















7 comments:

Danielle said...

What a great post! I completely understand about slacking this summer, same here! The kids are so cute! That's awesome that Kaela wants to do everything on her own...and great for her that she is able to do a lot :) She is so cute, as is Will! It's great that your sister will be staying with you guys for a while, it's wonderful to have family closeby. I look forward to seeing you post more :)

Misty said...

THey are getting so big Sarah!! I know how you feel about the bday thing.. Tyler is DEFINITELY ready for kindergarten.. he can recognize every letter of the alphabet, write his first and last name, he knows our phone number and both of his grandmas numbers too, our address, .... in other words he is so damn smart and cant go over a stupid bday... arrr...
i think kaela looks a little like rachel... what do you think?
i love you and miss you!!

Melissa Swartley said...

Glad to hear that all has been well lately! It sounds like you all really enjoyed your summer! The pictures of the kids are so cute!

Lisa said...

Great pictures and it's great hearing what's been happening. By the way, I thought I had that award for worst summer blogger completely in the bag. Maybe it's a tie between the two of us!

Kim said...

I am so happy to see you post! I am so excited for you that your sister is coming to Michigan for awhile. I wish so bad that Katie would move to Virginia I miss her so much. I am so happy that Kaela is getting to be super independent! Preston is like that too-you are not allowed to help him at all. I usually am wrestling the toothbrush out of his hand to get those molars.
Will is getting so big. Pres is the 6th so he too will be one of the older kids in class unless I go private school.
Great pics of the kids as always. Cutie pies both of them!

Greene Family said...

It sounds like you guys had a fun summer! Great pictures - Will and Kaela are so adorable!
I love how independent Kaela is - it sounds like she is doing great! Simon is very vocal too when he wants to do something on his own and we try to help - it's so much fun to watch him figure things out!
How fun that your sister is coming to live with you guys for a while! You can tell how much your kids love their aunt!

Anthea said...

Great Pics Sarah - It is great to hear (and see) you have had a fun filled summer. Glad all is well.