Monday, October 12, 2009

Fall is Here!

The last few weeks have brought chilly nights, our leaves changing colors, talk of Halloween and pumpkins, and lots of fun! Today has been our first "real" chilly day with temperatures in the mid-50's. Kylie has been having a blast at her new dance class, and is learning lots of new stuff. they are even putting on a performance of the Nutcracker on December 11th and Kylie's hoping for a part as a snowflake! She woke up this morning with a croopy sounding cough, so I'm hoping that with some rest today she'll bounce back quick from her little bug.

Caitlyn is doing well with violin back in session for the year. She started fifth grade last month and is has been a bit of an adjustment. Her work actually requires her to study (something she's never had to do before) and she's trying to get used to that. She is still getting A's and B's but gone are the days of easy 100's. Caitlyn is actually two years ahead in school and we're just letting her go at her own pace right now. Since her adventure at camp this summer, she has been a bit more grown-up. She's is experiencing her first real crush and we hear about him ALL the time right now!

John David just turned five yesterday! Here's some pictures of him and his best friend, Raymond, visiting the fire station for his birthday. I made him a R2D2 cake and he was so excited! No laughing! He got a couple Transformers toys and a BB gun for his birthday. I can't believ how fats he is growing up. We measured him the other day and he has grown a whole three inches since March! No wonder I can't seem to keep him in clothes.

Luke is everywhere and happy exploring. He has discovered how to open the front door and tries to escape on a regular basis, so we have to keep the door locked at all times now. He is eating table food now and learning to use a fork and spoon but he has a ways to go yet with that. He recently learned the word "no" and likes to run away from me when I call him, typical toddler stuff. He definitely keeps us on our feet! Luke is growing by leaps and bounds too, and is wearing 18-24 months clothes. Where does the time go?!

Jeremy and I have been pretty busy. Jeremy has been swamped with extra work at Dupont. But we're thankful that he has a job so I won't complain too much. :) My website, My Four Monkeys, has kept me busy as well as school and church activities. We are currently doing some painting and home improvement work at the house. Thanksgiving is fast approaching as is our trip to Tennessee that we are all looking forward to. My parents are coming to visit the end of next week, and Jeremy's Grandpa Marvin was here just recently. It's always so much fun to see everybody!

That's about all for now. Love you all, and thank you to God Almighty who has blessed us with a healthy and happy family!