Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Hi has been a while.

It has been a long time since I have actually posted anything that had some substance to here we go...

John and Megan are doing great.
At their three year check-up they weighed in at 29 and 24 pounds respectively.
Megan has finally made it to the growth charts and is in the 1st percentile for weight! Yeah!!!!!
Let's be honest, she is still miniature. She is pretty darn cute though!
John is in the 14th percentile and is about 3 inches taller than Megan. He is my handsome little man.

Since the last post, they have been moved into their own bedrooms, are in big kid beds, we don't have any pacifiers or diapers/pull-ups in the house, and they are getting smarter by the day!
Both kids have begun learning how to ice skate as well as play soccer. They are starting to really get into both sports.

The summer flew by. The kids and I spent a few weekends in Indiana with Angie and crew, we also went to Tennessee and Georgia for a 10 day road trip. Grandpa Tad went with us...we all survived the 14 hour drive was touch and go for a while, but we made it. The kids and I had a great time visiting with Tammy, Nick, Sara, Roger, and kids. I had an amazing summer! I spent a ton of time with my kids, got the opportunity to really enjoy myself again, really found out who my true friends were, and learned that I am not just a mommy!

Over Labor Day weekend, I (kids were with Tim) took a trip to Florida. My friend and I stayed with Aunt Karen and had an AMAZING time! It was my first adult vacation just for me...I am pretty sure that it will be happening again soon.

School has been in session about three weeks now. I lasted two days into the school year before the plague hit and I was knocked on my butt with bronchial pneumonia. It took about 4 days of nothing but sleep and fluids for me to get out of bed. I am feeling much better, but the cough is horrendous and lingering. At one point I was pretty sure my class was going to get to dissect my lung. The kids are also back at school at Real Life Nursery School and Farm and are loving it as much as last year!

As of the first of September, I am no longer the chairperson for the Family Advisory Board. I have passed the baton onto someone who is very capable, but I am still going to miss being the chair. I, of course will continue being part of the board, attending meetings and participating in activities and volunteering. November 4th will be our 7th annual fashion show. John and Megan will be in the fashion show this year, but I will be on the sidelines. Tim and I will be there supporting our kids and the NICU that helped to save their lives.

Tim and I are working together to make sure that John and Megan have everything that they need in order to be well rounded, happy, and healthy kids. We are doing our best and it seems to be working out well. :)

I am still dealing with mom's death. Some days are fine and some pretty much suck. Megan and John talk about Grammy Robbye Lou all the time and tell me that she is in heaven...taking care of the dead baby bird that we found in our back yard. Nothing sweeter than that!

I received a letter from my former school district today. They were calling me back from lay off and offering me a 5th grade position. I am so happy that I can say I didn't even hesitate or think twice about the decision I stay with the school I am working with now. I don't know if I have ever had a job that is more challenging or more rewarding.

Missing so many of you more than you can imagine.