Today, this little man had his 9 month well visit (3 weeks late). He weighed in at 18 pounds 10 ounces, 15%. And his height was 28 1/2 inches, 50%. He got 3 vaccines and you can see the bandaids in the picture on his thighs. I hate when they give my kids vaccines. But, I suppose I would hate my baby getting polio or hepatitis more, so it is what it is. He had a great checkup and he's doing well. I think we are going on night number 4 of sleeping through the night. He wakes up about 6 and David is already awake, so he feeds him and then puts him back to sleep. He wakes up for the day about 8:00. I'm slowly starting to feel like a human again.
Ben is doing great in vacation bible school. I'm so glad his friend is there with him. I think it helps a lot. The second he gets home, he runs to his room, stripping his clothes off down the hallway. He can't wait to get out of normal clothes and put on a costume. I was saying goodbye to our friend who dropped them off after school and by the time I walked in the door, he was Spiderman. Look at this costume. It is seriously on it's last leg. He thinks the rips are webs.
I decided to try to do some school work with Emily everyday. I'd hate for her to start 1st grade and she has forgotten to read because I didn't help her this summer. Every afternoon we play teacher and I make them call me Ms. Gina. Emily writes sentences and Ben tries to write anything. He's good at circles. We do some work together on the dry erase board. Emily does a few pages out of her workbooks that we bought. I thought she would give me a hard time about it, but she can't wait to do it. She was begging me to start school today. I don't know how long it will last, but for now, it fills a few hours of the day.
Day two of summer break and I haven't had to break up one fight or send anybody to their rooms.
So far, so good.