Sunday, August 29, 2010

A month of firsts

The month of August has been a month of firsts in my house, all of which have been fun and exciting! We started off the month with Caiden's first birthday party with friends and his first trip to Chuck E Cheese. Unfortunately, only one of his friends was able to make his party, but that didn't dampen the day for him. They both had a blast playing games, climbing in the play area, dancing with Chuck and getting in the ticket blaster booth to catch a bunch of free tickets. It was a ton of fun and we will be going back again!
In the middle of the month, Caiden had another first...and this one was a BIG one. Caiden had his first day of Kindergarten on a Thursday. The day before we found out which teacher he had and which classroom. He actually got the teacher he wanted, which I was shocked about. He also got to meet the other Caden in his class. We dropped off all his supplies, I filled out some paperwork and we were ready for the next day. I didn't sleep very well that night, worried about his first day. He was so excited to go, I dropped him off at the before/after care that morning with no tears! On Friday the other half of the new Kindergartners had their first day, so we didn't go back until Monday. Well....Monday was harder. He loves Kindergarten, but he isn't so fond of the before and after care as of yet. I think it is just overwhelming for him. What can I say, he takes after Mommy. Meeting new people is tough and it stinks to be somewhere where there are a ton of people you don't know. Of course, every night when I come get him, he is happy and having a good time. Every day has gotten better and Friday was a pretty quick and painless drop off. Then comes the weekend and two days of not going. We'll see how this Monday goes.

Bennett had a first this month too. He got his first try of baby cereal. Why so late you ask? Only because it took so long to get his 4 month check-up done. By the time we made it to the doctor, he was 5 1/2 months old! But he really likes it and does very well with it, as long as he isn't tired. Caiden took a few pictures of Bennett's first bites for me.

Finally, our whole family made our first trip to the Niabi Zoo in Coal Valley, IL and the John Deere Pavilion in Moline, IL. Then when we were done, we stop and visited uncle Garett and aunt Jen's house. It was a busy but fun day!
If you have made it through all of this, CONGRATS! It has been a busy month for this busy Mom. Hoping to post a little more often now, but that remains to be seen!

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