We had Kota’s 5 yr doctor’s appointment on Monday, 10/17 and here were her stats:
Weight- 44 lbs 8 oz (77th percentile)
Height- 45 1/4 in (92nd percentile!)
So she grew 3 inches in a year and gained 4 lbs. Growing up too fast!🙂
Monday was our typical busy day but it was made even busier with Kota’s dr appt thrown in there for some extra fun! We checked the mail on the way home from dropping Skylar off at school and found that Kota’s bday present from Grammy had FINALLY arrived! Yay!
Poor Kota had to wait until that evening to open her gift so that Daddy could be there to watch and we FaceTimed w/ Grammy too. Such torture for her seeing that gift sitting there all day🙂
After our usual Stroller Strides class we played on the playground for ~15 minutes and then headed to the grocery store to get some fresh green beans b/c I was making dinner for a fellow SS mom who just had a baby. We were dropping dinner off at her house after Skylar’s ballet lesson. Anyway, so we hit the grocery store and then went home and had lunch and then let the puppy out. Then it was time for Kota’s dr appt @1:15 pm. And I was totally kicking myself for making the appt at that time b/c that’s right in the middle of Summy’s naptime. But, as I was saying to Chris that night, it was the earliest appt they had when I called the office- otherwise we would’ve had to wait til the end of October or something for Kota’s checkup. Well, next time I’m definitely going to just wait those extra couple of weeks so I don’t have a super inconvenient time for young kids! I think 2 extra weeks wouldn’t have made that big of a difference for a 5 yr old. Lesson learned. Anyway, so yeah, we had the dr appt @1:15 and got home at 2 pm. I immediately put Summy down for her nap but, of course, I fell asleep for a bit while doing so and so when I woke up at 2:30 I immediately jumped in the shower and was rushing to get everyone out of the house to head back to school to pick Skylar up by 3:15 pm. Argh- holy hectic day! And then it continued w/ coming home and getting Skylar ready for ballet class and then going to ballet class and keeping Summer and Kota entertained for the hour. Then coming home, picking up the food and dropping it off at the friend’s house and then finally coming home and eating our dinner. Whew- Mondays just totally wear me out and I don’t make them any easier on myself by volunteering to do things like let puppies out and take dinner to friends. Oh well, I can rest when I’m old, right?
And now both girls want to do gymnastics and the days/times for their skill level are not very convenient. We can basically do Tuesday evening 5:20-6:20 for Skylar and 6:30-7:30 pm for Kota. Not sure why the younger kids are later than the older kids but that’s the way the schedule is set up. There are other gyms that have times on Saturdays but I hate having something scheduled for EVERY Saturday. I just can’t handle that level of commitment at this time in life- the Nutcracker is enough of a commitment for me right now. And adding yet ANOTHER hectic day sounds like torture to me. B/c if we signed up for these classes on Tues evening, I would have to make sure I leave work on time at 4:20-ish to get up to Primrose before 5 pm so we could be to the gym by 5:10-ish to be able to change into a gymnastics leotard and be ready for class. Sounds hectic and torturous to me just talking about it let alone actually doing it week after week after week. I’m totally procrastinating on signing the girls up. Right now Kota does dance and soccer during daycare and that totally works for us. Unfortunately, gymnastics isn’t offered during the day or even after school there for Skylar so that’s a bummer.
Anyway, 2 photos from the dr appt on Monday- Kota reading books while waiting for the ped to show up:
And Summy doing her exercises in the dr’s office:
Dr. Linsky also got to witness, first-hand, Summy’s spit-shining everything in the office🙂 I felt bad that Summy was getting her spit/germs all over the place but, at the same time, it was keeping her quiet and happy so I let her continue. Ah to be child #3 and get away with everything… huh, Cindy?😉
And then after dinner we FaceTimed Grammy and Kota FINALLY got to open her gifts- yay!
After Summer’s bath I asked Chris to comb Summy’s hair so it didn’t get so snarly and crazy at night (not sure if this helps or not but it makes me feel better…) and this is the end result🙂 Last night he did the comb-over style but I didn’t get a picture of it.
And now it’s already Wednesday. The girls and I went to the pottery place at the mall yesterday after I picked them up from Primrose to get their finished pottery pieces. They turned out really nicely- I’ll have to take a photo of them and share. Then Kota really wanted to go tot Red Robin for dinner for mac&cheese but I said we could go to IHOP b/c they have a “kids eat free after 4 pm” special so it makes it cheaper than RR. Plus, IHOP is a whole lot less crowded than RR for dinner. Chris always groans when I suggest IHOP but it’s my rationalizing of being able to go out to dinner- we can spend less $ and not have to wait as long. Plus I love eating breakfast for any meal of the day!
Skylar has off school tomorrow and Fri b/c of Parent/Teacher conferences. Her report card comes out today so I need to sign in online and get it and review it w/ her before our conference w/ Mrs. Hough tomorrow @5:30 pm. I’m going to work from home tomorrow so Skylar doesn’t have to go to Primrose tomorrow. I haven’t decided yet whether I’m going to let Kota stay home or not yet. In some ways it’s easy b/c S&D can play w/ each other but sometimes they get in fights that I have to break up so it makes more work for me. Plus Kota has soccer on Thursdays that we pay for so I don’t want her to miss out on that.
On Friday I’m planning to go to the local pumpkin farm out off of Woodmen Rd. w/ the girls after SS class. We skipped going to this farm last Sun w/ the other SS people in favor of trying out the 1 in Canon City with Chris. The 1 in Canon City is only open on Sat and Sun but the local one is open every day. So we’ll see what that one’s like. And then this Sat is nothing really except Skylar’s Nutcracker rehearsal from 2:45-3:15 pm. The weather had cooled off Monday evening and our highs for the day this week have been ~58-61 but it’s supposed to warm up again by this weekend. Highs of about 73 or so… so maybe it’ll be nice enough again to get out and go for a bike ride or a hike in the AM before lunch and naptime. And the girls definitely want to paint their pumpkins this weekend. We’ll save carving the big pumpkins for next w/e right before Halloween.
Oh, and Summy is a talking machine these days! She has recently started saying/asking “What’s that?” I need to catch it on video b/c it’s just so stinkin’ cute but, so far, she hasn’t performed on demand for me videoing it. :( She has also started saying “I try it” when she wants to have something or taste/try something. Again, so stinkin’ cute to hear her say it. And she’s getting pretty good about putting 3 word sentences together- amazing! Oh! And how could I have forgotten?!? She went PEE PEE in the POTTY on Monday AM. I think it was just a coincidence that she happened to be on the potty when the pee pees came out… but still! Pee pees in the potty for Summer! Monday, 10/17!
I think that’s about all that’s new from here.