Holidays · Milestones · Toddler Twins · Twin Cousins

Happy Birthday! Four Years!

Believe it or not, my favorite kids are 4 years old for a whole week already! 

We popped by our new Pediatrician’s office this past Friday for a checkup and it appears the kids have done a lot of growing this past year. It was fun to take measure since they were lucky to be healthy this past year and avoided the doctor altogether.  They chatted with the doc, got a look over, and up to date on their vaccinations. All is well!

Lucie measured 37.3lbs (63rd%) and 40 in (57th%). At 3 years she was 32.2lbs (66%) 37.01in (45%).

Teddy measured 28.3 lbs (1st%) and 38.2 in (11%). At 3 years he was 25lbs (1%) 35.2in (6%). 

The past 3 weeks have been absolutely full with so many amazing visitors. Jody came from Boston for a week, Becca, Kaleb, and Aiden have been here almost 2 weeks now from Ohio, and Grandma and Grandpa came for 2 days from Chicago for Party Weekend. 

I’ll stick with Party Weekend here for a moment. Lucie and Teddy rang in 4 with a birthday party at the Colorado Railroad Museum with lots of family and friends. They were especially excited to have their friends there to share a train ride on The Galloping Goose (originally used in the Rocky Mountains to deliver mail between 1931-1952) and share birthday cake and balloons. Their cakes were something, if you know me, you know that I take Birthday cake very seriously, and I made sure to take notes of all the requests. Lucie wanted a “lemon cake with white icing and a fruit rainbow and 2 unicorns, one with wings, one without” and Teddy wanted a “chocolate cookie cake with white cookie icing and blueberries and an airplane”. Crazy kids. We rounded out the day with a family pizza party at home, and spent Sunday leisurely hanging with Grandpa Jeff and Grandma Patti. PW was concluded with a ski day at Copper Mountain, where all four kids took ski school with Becca at the bunny hill and made their first ride up the “sky trailer” and run down the big mountain with my mom and I as escorts. Lucie and Teddy were sparkly and aglow from the love and special attention from the whole experience and I can’t thank all our amazing visitors enough for making their birthday so wonderful.

Milestones · Preschool · Toddler Twins

Preschoolers!

   
 The kids attended their first day of class this morning. In addition to a licensed preschool, our local Rec Center offers “weeschool” classes which are a little shorter time commitment and only once a week. That’s the program I scheduled the kids for this fall, I’m thinking if they love it maybe we can upgrade, but one of the major reasons I didn’t sign them up for the preschool class is because it’s oddly scheduled from 1-4 which is exactly nap time. And we still need nap time everyday (I’m hoping naps last until all day kindergarten…fingers crossed). Anyways, they are so excited to go to school! Lucie picked out all of her accessories and Teddy said goodbye to his kitty at home. Their teacher Miss Beth Marie seems very sweet and there are only 5 total kids in the class so they all get lots of attention. They didn’t have a lot to offer in the way of a report, but there were zero water works when I left and lots of smiles when I came back. I, with my 2 hours of free time, took advantage of the rec center location and swam some laps (which I haven’t done since I was pregnant), and rehydrated in the steam room. Whew! Felt great to be in the pool, and really great to sit quietly in the steam. Two thumbs up for school day Wednesdays!