Just wanted to give you an update: We figured out why Rachel kept getting out of bed – she liked the security of being closed in because when she was sleeping in her port-a-crib she would sleep just fine. So, in her big girl bed – we just created the same type of environment. She can climb in and out but it is a little harder to do at night.
She also is completely potty trained. Thank goodness because I kept forgetting the diaper bag anyway. 🙂
We have started a family karate class through the YMCA here. Rachel is in childcare while the rest of us learn karate. We go twice a week and Jon and I are the only adults. That’s okay though because the look on the kids faces is great when we are kicking and punching with them.
We are getting ready for school to start in one week. Two of the three will be in school. The school has an ice cream social the family goes to to meet the teachers and put your school supplies in your desk. S will be learning French this year – I think they get it three to four days a week and then A will get it once a week. Don’t worry – I have plenty of stuff to keep me busy! I think this year I will be a professional volunteer for 6 different places/clubs. Daisy scouts, AWANA, hospital, PTO, and church stuff . I also have recommitted to get back in shape. I have met with a trainer to get my abs back in pre-baby shape and joining yoga and pilates classes thru the YMCA.
We have been finding lots of fun stuff to do around town. Today we went to a BBQ cook off and got to vote on the best BBQ. The whole family loved it! I even ate a bunch of BBQ on a bone. (Normally I don’t eat that stuff) We went to a fountain downtown that plays music on the hour that the kids can play in the water while a teen battle of the bands were happening. All next to a playground to play after. What a fun day! I think Jon and I are even going on a date tomorrow!