My posts this summer have been pretty sporadic. I was going through some picture files on my computer, and I found some from the summer that I hadn't posted it ... they are randomly posted throughout. :)
So ... what have we been up to the last few weeks?
*Jaxon is now 10 months old! AAAHHH! Post coming soon!
*I have some super adorable football pictures of Jaxon that we took. I was hoping for some awesome editing done by me, but I don't understand photoshop - even with phone tutorials from my sister. :)
*The kids and I have done a ton of swimming in the back yard. They are all little fish!
(Great Grandpa Gerry with his girls!)
*I took the kids to an outdoor play - Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. Justin's Grandma Marcia helped me out and met me there.
*I took the kids to a puppet show at the library. It was cute, but I am so thankful that it wasn't too long. The room wasn't huge and it was jam-packed with kids and adults, and I don't think any kid (or adult) in there had much patience left by the end. :)
*The kids and I went and watched Justin play softball a couple of nights. The girls had a blast playing with their friends Zachary and Brody. Zachary and Jordyn are great buds!
*Two weekends ago we were at the lake. We were able to see Justin's uncle, aunt, and cousins from IL. We enjoyed seeing them!
(A little summer project the kids made for their grandparents.)
*Jordyn has had 4 out of 6 soccer nights. All have been 95 degree+ nights. There is one little pine tree at the whole complex, so I make sure that I park Jaxon and Jayla in the itty-bitty shade given from that tree!
*Jordyn likes soccer, but we think she would like it even more if the temps weren't so high. They usually stop 7-10 times for drink breaks in the sixty minutes of practice.
*Jaxon has been to the doctor twice in the last two weeks. I took him to the pediatrician for his 9 month wellness check. As I was getting him out of the van, I noticed that his left ear was draining. Thank goodness that we were walking into the doctor. He weighed 24 pounds and was 30.5 inches long - both 90th percentile. He's a big kid! While we were at the the doctor, our pediatrician called the ENT and we all had a conversation together. We decided to continue the drops, and if it wasn't clear in 3 days, he would start an antibiotic, and we would also see in the ENT in about 10 days. The ear cleared up after 2 days. I still made the appointment for the ENT, which was just this past Friday. His ears had been fine, until the night before the appointment. The right one started draining and he was miserable. He screamed so hard Thursday night. By Friday morning it was draining blood. Scary! I'm so glad that once again, I already had an appointment scheduled! His ear is quite infected, but the blood actually isn't of any greater concern. It just looks worse. He is now on an antibiotic and the drops. The ear is still draining, but he doesn't seem to be in as much pain. Poor baby!
*Jaxon is walking! He is not a full-time walker, but he can easily take 5-10 steps! He knows he can crawl faster though, and he likes to get places quickly, so he will often drop down from walking to a crawling position. :)
*The kids are still loving daycare. Jordyn's preschool went to Dairy Queen last week. I went along with them. They got to dip their own Dilly Bars. They also have sprinkler days on Tuesdays and she still does Tumblebus.
*The kids and I just got home from a weekend at my parent's house. Justin was out of town for the weekend. The kids and I spent the weekend with my parents and siblings. We had Kandi's baby shower on Sunday. So fun! We also swam at BJ and Devin's house. I wish their pool was in my back yard. Ha! :)
*In the last month I have had several doctor appointments for my leg. I had some vein issues in my right leg when I was pregnant with Jax. My leg looks much better than it did, but I still have some pain in my shin. An ultrasound determined that everything is working correctly, but I will still have a procedure sometime this fall to clear up some of the areas. I opted for the fall due to the heat we have been having here. I might need to wear compression tights for just a few days after, and I do not want to wear them in 100 degree temps!
*We love the Olympics, and I am pretty sure that I could watch them 24-hours a day. I absolutely love beach volleyball, but I will watch anything. The girls were pretty annoyed on Saturday when I had the bike road race on for 4+ hours. Then the women's race was on on Sunday morning. Jayla looked at me and asked if there would be more crashes and people falling over. Then she asked when it would be over. Ha!
*Jayla is still our best sleeper right now! :) Like I've said before, knowing how awful her sleep schedule was for so long, we never thought she would be such a great sleeper! She is much happier with a better sleep schedule.
*Summer is quickly coming to an end. I feel like it just started. I have two weeks left before workshops start. My head and stomach hurt just thinking about that. I have a bit of anxiety with this new school year. All of our math curriculum is new - and there's a lot of it. I did four days of training last spring, and I have two days this week. I'm stressed thinking about it.
Well, that gets us caught up a bit as to what we have been up to! :)