Sunday, June 1, 2014

School is over!

Here's some of what is going on:

  • We finished up school late last week.  Yay!
  • Baby T finally had her 18 month appointment at 19 months.  She's almost 24 3/4 pounds and 31.5 inches.  She is going to be able to take a break from vaccines from now until 4 (except for flu).
  • The pediatrician would like to see her making a bit more progress with speech.  Baby T understands a lot but uses only a handful of words at any one time and leans hard on the crutch of grunting and pointing when she wants something.  She also gets a lot of mileage out of "No!"  Apparently, the doctor would like to see her using 2 word phrases at this point, which is something I have not seen yet.
  • C baked a lovely chocolate cake.  She and I worked on a no-cook fudge frosting, which was also great.  (C measured, I poured the boiling water and used the hand mixer.)  Baby T had some--her reward for saying "cake!"
  • The cafeterias are reopening for the summer.  Yay!
  •  We are having a leisurely week starting Monday, and then the last three weeks of June will be a heavy camp and class schedule.  Both C and D are doing a bunch of 1-week classes as part of a gifted camp, but they are also doing a fencing class one night a week during June.  C will also be doing 4 30-minute guitar classes and then we'll revisit the question of whether or not she should do more.  The guitar (a Chinese-made Fender) arrived earlier this week.  C is charmed with it but a little worried about how she'll manage to learn guitar.
  • I'm not sure what we do with July and the first half of August, but presumably there will be some travel, C (and maybe D) can do a sewing camp, C has a birthday, we have our water park passes, and maybe we can fit in some swim classes.  I have some other ideas, too (a one-day babysitting training course, a knitting class and a cake decorating class for C), but I'm not sure what we'll manage.
  • I took C and D to a birthday party in a VERY nice suburb (30+ minutes away) today.  There was an inflatable longer than our house is wide and a pool--the kids had a great time.     

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