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!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Sarah,

Glad to read your update! I returned for the school year on July 29th. It actually was supposed to be July 27th, but we have to take 3 furlough days and possibly 3 more furlough days pay in order to save money in the budget. The kids started school on August 3rd. I hope the school year is great for all of you!

God bless,

Katherine Brown