One of our favorite fall family traditions is going to our local apple orchard. We pick an obscene amount of apples, buy some cider, and the best part is the doughnuts! I could go on about the doughnuts but I will just say that they are the best in the world. We had fun this year and Elizabeth loved her first wagon ride. Now all we have to do is figure out what we can do with a 1/2 bushel of apples!
Elizabeth has been at it again. She has been vomiting for over a week nearly everyday and almost always right before bed. It could be that she has out grown her zantac dose or the little cold she has is irritating her already very sensitive throat. We go back to see her doctor on Wednesday so maybe he will have something to say.
Just when you think you have turned the corner on an issue it comes back to bite you!
Today was Ava's first day of pre-school. She loved it! She went right in and sat down at the play-doh table. No problems saying good-bye at all, she did give me an extra big hug and kiss when I left. When I picked her up she proudly showed me around her room and the paintings that she did. Ava also told us that her new friend had a cookie in her lunch box for dessert (Ava had rasins) we thought maybe she could have a cookie sometime too:) She added that she did all of the fun things and liked the play ground the best and then snack. (It sure sounds like recess and lunch are her favorite subjects!) After we got home Ava told me she missed me but was ready to go back again on Wednesday. Elizabeth and I were able to fill in the day without a problem, even making it to baby story time at the library for the first time- I thought we could get a few of those in before we go into partial hiding for the cold/flu season.
Dressed and Ready to Go (eyes look a little red due to the sniffles)
Walking in, She was so excited to go in she didn't want to wait for me!
It is official! Elizabeth took her first steps!!! On Sunday August 30th, Elizabeth took her first steps- for Daddy! Stinker!! She takes about 3 steps at a time usually once or twice a day. She is very cautious and is no hurry to go anywhere on her two feet preferring all fours. As she is so cautious and doesn't walk very often I don't have any pictures yet, but hope to have a video soon!
She just looks like she is ready for a day at the shore
The girls with Grandma Eve
Daddy and Ava on the boat ride
Elizabeth and Mommy on the boat.
We went up north for a few days last week. Not being from Michigan I hear this a lot, but am not sure what it means to go up north. How far North do you have to go to be up north? Well we went with my whole family. Both my sisters Anna and Christina came who live in New York City and Alaska. It was fun to see them and Ava LOVES to spend time with them. We had a great time and were sad that everybody had to go home. As Ava says "I miss Aunt Annie" (Aunt Annie spent all of last summer living with us to help with Ava and all kinds of other things while Elizabeth was in the hospital. Ava and Anna have a special bond.)
Elizabeth was born weighing just 1 pound and 3 ounces. She spent 109 days in the NICU; coming home one week before her due date. She spent a month a a ventilator, then moved toCPAP, and was on oxygen for 5 months. She had a PDA ligation, Grade 1 IVH, ROP laser surgery, multiple blood transfusions, and a sepsis infection.