Friday, June 5, 2015

The Friday Five!

Happy Friday!!

A certain little three-and-A-HALF-year-old started swimming lessons this week!  This has been a long time coming, and I probably should've started her last summer.  But, we didn't.  So anyway, I am glad we're finally doing it and was so proud of her during her first lesson!  It's 30 minutes, one-on-one with an instructor.  She was nervous, cried a little, but did about a million times better than I thought she would.  I'm already looking forward to watching her next week!

And also something new I'm doing with CK?  A sort of "summer school," if you will.  I get Certifikid emails, and a few months ago there was a special for an educational Peppa Pig magazine.  I quickly snagged it for my girl and the magazines just started arriving.  Y'all, they are awesome!  We've been practicing tracing letters, letter sounds, and all other sorts of workbook-type-fun.  She loves it and I absolutely adore watching her concentrate and struggle and then succeed!  The magazines are really cute and a great mix of silly and educational.
Plus, the fact that they're Peppa?!  Icing on the cake.  Because in case I haven't told you enough, my girl loves her some Peppa Pig.  Case in point:

That silly little threenager above is having her first big girl weekend away!  I'm helping host a baby shower this weekend to spoil my sister-in-law and her sweet baby boy who is due to arrive in August - yahoo!!  And T is playing in a golf tournament.  So while E is going to tag along with me, CK gets to spend the weekend being spoiled by her Grammy and PaPa.  I miss her already, and can't wait to hear all about what they did when she gets back!

Well... Our little butterball is, in fact, going to need helmet therapy.  Womp womp.  We saw a specialist last week in Atlanta, where he was diagnosed with brachycephaly.  They recommended a helmet, and T and I spent hours debating whether or not to do it.  There's controversy surrounding the topic of helmet therapy and whether or not it's actually necessary.  And it's expensive.  But there were two moments of clarity that helped me make the decision:  I imagined him being ten, coming home from school upset because someone made fun of his head, and me feeling so guilty knowing I could've at least tried to help fix it.  And also, we may regret not doing it, but I don't think we'll regret doing it.  So, now he really WILL be Rocky.  Ha!

And speaking of ELP, he's SEVEN MONTHS OLD you guys!  And I am absolutely obsessed with him.  He is such a sweetheart.  He had a pretty big month -- he's sitting up now, will finally roll from belly to back, ate his first "real" food (watermelon!), said his first word (Dada!), went swimming for the first time, and even got up on all fours and did the pre-crawl-rocking motion:
After which I nearly pushed him down because NO I AM NOT READY FOR YOU TO BE MOBILE.  E is taking two naps now, with his afternoon nap being pretty decent in length.  He likes veggies more than fruits, sleeps on his stomach, and his eyes can't seem to figure out what color they wanna be and are actually different from each other...

You make our lives so much better.  Everyday your dad and I look at you, look at each other, smile, and say, "Can you believe he's OURS?  What did we ever do before him?!"  And that is so true.  I'm not sure how I ever existed without you, but I will spend the rest of my life making sure you know just how special you are, and just how much I love you.

Have a GREAT weekend!  We'll be back around these parts next week, when CK will be attending and I'll be teaching Vacation Bible School for the first time!


  1. We had a helmet for 4 months. It wasn't as "bad" as I thought it might be and the time flew by. Our girl looks great and I'm so happy we did it!

    1. Thank you for sharing your positive experience! I'm definitely anxious about it all, but it helps hearing from mamas who have been there!!