Holy Shamoley! Summer has absolutely FLOWN by! I realize that I haven't blogged in FOREVER! Sorry about that, my lovely followers!
Kids are back in school now, but we're still getting into the routine. Ellie is in 1st grade and is loving school and being back. She has made some new friends, but we are still working on Miss Picky Pants eating those school lunches.
Darren and Claire are both in preschool-Darren in Pre-K, and Claire in 3 year old. Darren goes Mon, Tues, Wed and Thurs afternoons and Claire goes Tue and Friday mornings! I see a lot of running in my future this year! :) Actually it's not too bad. Darren will get to walk home with Ellie, something they are both VERY excited about. Our preschool here doesn't go full out the first couple weeks-the kids just go for an hour and then they gradually increase it. Kind of a pain and Claire was not so impressed that she didn't get to paint her first day of school, but being that we LOVE LOVE LOVE this preschool and the teachers, this is a minor detail.
Kai...well, he's just Kai! :) He is such a spunky little turkey. The kid is a daredevil and scares the livin' daylights out of me about 100 times a day. He loves the slide, any slide, anywhere, and does NOT want help going down. This has led to some bangs and bruises, but he's a tough kid and seems to just shake it off and keep going. He has really started to give hugs now-quite possibly the most adorable thing ever. He will wrap his chubby little arms around you and make that noise you make when you give someone a tight hug. Sometimes, he just makes the noise and pretends to give hugs and then he thinks he's hillarious. Speaking of hillarious, at some point I need to get a video of him and Darren saying "OUCH". Darren (or anyone for that matter) will bang his head on the wall or couch or whatever and say "ouch!" and Kai just dies laughing. The other day I stepped on something and said ouch and he just about fell out of his chair he was laughing so hard. Not quite sure why that is funny, but it's just so cute when he laughs that you can't help but smile.
So, it is now REALLY late and I really need to go to bed. One of these days, I am going to sit down and do about 500 blog posts to get y'all caught up on our life, but for the meantime, this was your brief synapsis! :) G'Night! :)