Saturday, August 29, 2009

Back to School

After being on maternity leave for 5 whole months, I am back to work. I really love my job and I missed my kids so much, so I am glad to be back.

Caeleigh has two weeks of 3rd grade at St. Malachy School under her belt. She is doing great. Her teacher is Mrs. Dunn...and she calls the kids "Scholars" and sometimes talks in a British accent, which Caeleigh thinks is hysterical. Poor kid has two yellow lights this week because of her horrible organization, but we're working on it! She has also started cursive writing and is THRILLED about that!

Kasey Jo has adjusted to her babysitter quite well. She loves Miss Laina, her sitter, and Aunt Na-Na (Nadia is Laina's 19 year old daughter). Kasey is the ONLY girl out of the 5 kiddos Laina watches, but she loves watching those boys!

Kasey is also able to sit up with just a little bit of support from her Boppy pillow. She is 5 1/2 months old. Loves to eat rice cereal mixed with fruit, sweet potatos, carrots, and squash. The fruits we have tried include bananas, pears, applesauce, and out of necessity....PRUNES! I always lay her on a blanket when on the carpet, but she doesn't stay on it very long. She's rolling--slowly--all over the place!

I just love this pic....had to share it with you!

Have a great weekend!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

My grandmother, Patricia "Patty" Jane Kasemeyer, passed away this morning after battling cancer. All my love to you grandma.

With Kasey in March

At Christmas

Christmas a couple of years ago


Sunday, August 2, 2009

July Happenings

What a month! I can’t believe it has been over a month since I’ve updated you all on our family, but then I did realize we have been CRAZY busy this month!

We started out the month by driving to Northern Indiana (La Porte to be exact) to visit with Sean’s dad. Paul, a.k.a “Pops” to Caeleigh, has retired from Indiana teaching to teach near Daytona Beach. He flew up for 10 days to stay at Uncle Larry’s so we decided to take a short trip to see him while he was in the state. He had not met Miss Kasey Jo yet, so we took the opportunity for him to do so!

Sean had to go to Minnesota for work so the girls and I decided to get out of town. We travelled to Marshall to spend some time at Nana and Poppa’s house. Caeleigh went swimming with Nana and picked sweet corn with Poppa. We had a really nice visit.

Kasey Joann is pushing up when lying on her belly and started rolling from her back to her belly. She’ll then push up and push herself back onto her back. She is grabbing for toys and loves to put anything in her mouth (my finger, her fingers and thumbs, burp cloth, toys, blanky, etc.). She had her 4 month check-up in mid-July. Kasey weighed 12 lbs; 12 oz and was almost 24 inches long. She started eating rice ceral…well, actually she spits more out than she swallows. She did love sweet potatoes and bananas. This week we are going to try carrots and applesauce. She is sleeping about 12 hours through the night and eats 6 ounce bottles every 3-4 hours. She is really growing up!

Caeleigh did 10 days of swim lessons and really progressed! She can now swim in the deep end without fear, jump off of the diving board, and tread water. When she is in the pool she is getting stronger and diving down to get toys in the deep end as well! She did refuse to go down the slide at her instructor’s house. Maybe next year! I am so proud of her! Now we need to get back to learning how to ride her bike!

We have also spent many afternoons swimming at my good friend's pool. Kasey is quite the waterbug. She enjoys swimming with her sis and relaxing in her bug swimming ring.

Sean finished a big landscape project and we now have a rock garden and fire pit. We hosted a fun cook-out and later had the neighbor kids over to roast marshmallows and make s’mores.
I go back to work on August 13 and Caeleigh returns to school on August 17. We have a few more days to enjoy out of this fabulous summer. Kasey Jo will also start to her babysitter’s house, hopefully that will be an easy transition!

Have a great week folks!