The kids are back in school which must mean summer has come to an end. I feel like I missed it, being away so long. But at least we're in Houston and the temperature will stay in the 90s for a few more months. So maybe we still have a few more trips to the pool in our future. Maybe I should get a new bikini to show off my sexy scars? Except every time Trevor catches a glimpse of my belly he screams "Mommy, I don't want to see that!" As in, "Hey freakshow, you're scaring me!"
I always take pictures of the kids on their first day of school. If only I could be as efficient as my friend Mackenzie and find them all so I could show you a "look how we've grown" montage. I can't even seem to put Trevor and Hayden's pictures on the same hard-drive and they were only taken a week apart. But here's my handsome 4-year old on his first day. About 30 frames of goofy faces were sifted through to find one decent shot...
And here he is enjoying himself on the playground at his preschool. I'll miss this place next year.
One week later, here's the little man displaying the BITE mark on his chest. Apparently a little girl had moved from the swingset to another part of the playground, but when she saw Trevor climb onto "her" swing, she decided she wanted it back. Trevor, being the stubborn middle child, held his ground and got a lovely bite to the chest. It left a nice mark, even through his shirt. When we talked about ways to avoid these problems in the future, I was hoping for something like "run and tell a teacher" and he was thinking more along the lines of "kick her down before she can get her teeth on me."
Last, but not least, I can check one item off my 2009 to-do list. Matching Christmas pajamas? Mission accomplished. Every year I get matching Christmas pajamas for the kids, and every year it gets a little harder. Hayden's getting big, the other two are still toddler size, and we need something unisex. If you wait till November to look for something, you'll be sorely disappointed. Last year I spent Christmas and many days thereafter in the ER so we didn't get the traditional Christmas morning picture. Fortunately, Sean left the tree up till I got home in mid-January so we staged a shot. This year we got a practice shot in September just in case.
Hopefully I'll be through with treatments for a while come Christmas this year, so we may take a family vacation. Given Sean's aversion to cold weather, maybe we'll go to the Carribean or somewhere warm. How do you think these fleece pajamas will work out Christmas morning on the beach?