For starters, Connor started soccer a couple weeks ago. He did indoor soccer back in March and liked it, so we decided to have him try the outdoor soccer this fall, and he loves that even more and is SO good at it! It's nice being outside too, and there's a ton more kids doing the outdoor soccer than the indoor, so that's nice to see some familiar friends and faces and make new friends too! We didn't get him any soccer gear back in March when he did the indoor but definitely decided to get everything he needed this time around since he is definitely going to be doing it and sticking with it.
Connor has soccer on Wednesday evenings from 6-7, and supposed to have it on Saturdays from 9-10 as well, but he doesn't go every Saturday as it runs into Merasia's ballet class....
Merasia did gymnastics earlier this year. We figured that would be a safe bet to get her semi involved in a dance type environment, as a precious dance class the year before didn't work out too well. After doing gymnastics for 6 months and being a part of the big final dance show with ballet dancers, she was inspired to do ballet again, so we decided to take a chance and sign her up for the ballet 1 class for 4-5 year olds at the same dance academy she did gymnastics with. Her first ballet class was today, and she loved it! I am SO glad! She was born for this type of stuff and with my own personal dance background, I have to say, it makes this mama very proud! In January she will continue ballet, and return to her gymnastics class again, as we feel that is a great outlet for her too and really helps her with strength training and keeping upbeat and active. So, we have soccer Wednesday evenings and ballet Saturday mornings. Both are only an hour though, and are so good for the kids, so we make it work and can sacrifice that little bit of time for something that is so very beneficial to them!
Mason isn't doing any sports yet, but he is having a great time watching Connor play soccer and spending time with daddy and Connor Saturday mornings while mommy takes Merasia to ballet. When he is old enough, we will get him involved in soccer and other sports and activities too, if he wants to! He is doing so good otherwise though. His speech amazes me every day, and the things he learns and knows about just surprise me every minute! He is so big, it's unbelievable!
Kendall is officially 3 months old! I can't believe it has been 3 months since she blessed our family! She is so incredibly amazing and beautiful!
I will update more on a separate post for her, but I will share that we got her ears pierced a few weeks ago! We did Merasia's ears at 2 months old as well. Kendall was a little fussy before her ears were actually pierced just because she didn't want to be messed around with but she got over it very quickly. And besides, it looks ridiculously adorable!
We are getting her 3 month photos done tomorrow. Her newborn photos were done a couple months ago and we just barely got to see all of them. They are WAY cute! Here are some to share:
I can't wait to see how her new photos turn out since she has changed so much and smiles now. I'll be sure to share when we get them back!
On another note, we have some big changes coming this week! Connor and Merasia head back to preschool on Monday. They will be going Mondays and Tuesday mornings again, the same as last year, and have the same teacher as last year. They have 1 friends in their class this year that was in their class last year, and all the rest of the kids are new, so they will be making a lot of new friends! They are so excited to get back to school again. I can't believe that this time next year, they will be off in their first year of KINDERGARTEN! I am looking forward to them having another school experience, but also really looking forward to getting a little extra time alone with Mason. Of course I will have Kendall, but she is still so young that it will still be some great alone time with Mason without his big brother and big sister nagging and bugging him. :)
Another big change this coming week is a new daycare for all of the kids. The three oldest kids have been at a local daycare for about a year now, but certain events have transpired these past few weeks that have caused us to make the decision to pull them from that daycare and place them in a new one. I used to work at the daycare they are moving to, and Mason went there for a little while as a baby, when they didn't have room at the time for the twins. They start there this coming Wednesday. I'm a little nervous just because it's a big change for them and different teachers and kids, but I am sure they will adjust fine and it will be a positive change for all of us. Kendall is even going to be attending daycare one day a week. She will go on Thursdays, so that I can devote that entire day to homework and other school related stuff with all 4 kiddos gone for the day. I'm sad to send her being so little, but I also need to be sure I keep up with school, so this will be the best option for us right now. I'm sure she will be fine!
Another big milestone in our house right now is that Connor has 2 LOOSE TEETH!! We noticed his first one, right in the front on the top, was loose a few nights ago and then tonight we noticed the one right next to it, also rght in the front on the top, is a little loose too. I can't believe we are already at such a big milestone in our little one's lives, but it's really happening! I supposed the Tooth Fairy will be making a visit very soon, and all Connor will want for Christmas are his two front teeth! ;)
It's sad to say that summer has come to an end and fall weather is here, but with that comes a whole lot of other, colder weather fun and memories, so we can't complain, and can't wait!