This posting I thought I'd include the kids profile pics as well. They watch me get my photo taken every two weeks and now they will ask for their photos and even turn to the side for profile view. Cracks me up when they do that.
T started kindergarten and LOVES it. The kid was made for school. So far, he is rocking all his lessons but struggling a bit with tying his shoes. We're working on it and he is progressing nicely. I am also the art mom for his class which he is very excited about. Ironically, the day I was chosen to be art mom I was also notified the kids both won 1st and 2nd in the city library's super hero drawing contest. (We're not talking a small contest - I will do an individual posting on this. They won some cool prizes.) His teacher is awesome. We really enjoy her. She is the classic kindergarten teacher and every morning each child gets a hug during line up and before marching into the school. We all adore Mrs. T. Morning class is also great for our little big guy who still takes naps about 5 out of 7 days. He has struggled a bit getting up early but he's been great and has even become a milk drinker as it's quite the social time in kindergarten to take a milk break.
Lil Sister started ballet school. We discontinued gymnastics, opting for a break. Instead we're doing community dance classes through the same parks and rec group I took my tap class. You cannot go wrong at $32 a session. That's like $4 a class. And the teachers are awesome! She is loving it. I will post more on her blog. She is the youngest in her class and (preface as I am totally biased and about to brag) the most naturally talented in her class, too. I have not even worked with her on positions or anything. I think she has some genetic memory I passed onto her from my college days of dancing! So far a great experience. Her Auntie J gave her the dance outfit. I love community ed as there are no strict clothing requirements and it's about having fun and learning skills at the same time.
Here are my 30 and 32 week pregnancy profile pictures. It's hard to wrap my mind around the fact that soon we'll be a family of 5. We're all excited but I still feel like there is much to do and the nesting instinct is really kicking in. Plus, my body is SO ready to be done with pregnancy. Each pregnancy it gets harder and harder on my bones, ligaments, muscles, and gut, and other things. I am grateful not to have preterm labor issues or be on bed rest but pregnancy and me do no get along. I wish I could be one of those lovely women who just glow and radiate and love being pregnant. Alas, I seem to just be one who tries to make it through every day but still glad I am blessed to be able to do it. It's just super hard work for me and super hard on my body. I am grateful for a loving husband who helps with as much as possible. We make a great team. He is most understanding when I say I just need a few minutes or some reassurance or just to cry because I'm tired of feeling nauseous. Still, we know how blessed we are and the baby is very healthy, happy and extremely active. We all marvel at watching her acrobatic moves through my belly walls.
So without further ado, profile pics. T on his first day of school, Lil Sis on her first day of ballet school, and me at 30 and 32 weeks.