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Showing posts from August, 2016

First Day of School: First Grade

We officially have a first grader! We attended the open house this past Friday where we were able to check out Nathaniel's classroom and meet his teacher. We all really like Mr. B so far. He makes learning fun for the kids so they are more engaged and willing to participate. He is also so open and highly encourages communication between parents and teachers. On the evening of the first day of school, he called all the parents to see what the children said about their first day; and also to give us his personal cellphone number! Mr. B also uses an app called ClassDojo, which he updates in real time so we know how Nathaniel is doing in school. It is almost as if we are physically in the room with the kids.  Nathaniel is very excited about this school year. He starts common core math this year but he still claims mathematics (after recess of course!) as his favorite subject. It will be a huge adjustment for us older folks since we are already set in our ways but I have no

Two Months Old

Our little Princess is two months old! Eleanor reached my favorite developmental stage this month and has started social smiling and cooing. She is such a smiley baby but she reserves the best ones for me. She catches a glimpse of me and just grins from ear to ear! I love this stage where Mommy is everything. Never mind that it is because I am food. 😆 Poor baby had a terrible acne and cradle cap! She is our only summer baby so we never had to deal with warmer temperatures with the first two as newborns. The heat was just making Eleanor's baby acne worse by adding heat rash and making them extremely red. And her cradle cap was so awful that she had them on her eyebrows as well (eep!). But as you can see on the photos, her skin had cleared up very well. And if you're wondering, olive oil and soft baby toothbrush worked wonders on getting rid of cradle cap. Eleanor has established a pretty regular nighttime routine. She usually cluster feeds in the early evenings with th