This morning was Kaitlyn’s 5 year check-up. She is still doing great. She is now 44.7 inches, which is 90th percentile- she’s grown nearly 3 inches in the last year. Now, she weighs 50 pounds, which is also the 90th percentile. Kaitlyn also had her first hearing test. She refused to tell the nurse when she heard the noise, so instead she squeezed my hand whenever she heard it. Just like last year, she wouldn’t participate in the eye test, once again going into shy mode. She got one shot and the nasal flu mist then it was off to school for the rest of the day.
Monday, November 18, 2013
Unfortunately we didn’t get to go to Caribou/ Presque Isle for Columbus Day weekend like we usually do, thanks to my temporary lack of pay check. No corn maze for us this year! In a way though it all kind of worked out. We decided to head north for Veteran’s Day weekend and Kaitlyn’s birthday instead.
Saturday night, we had a family birthday party with pizza, cake, ice cream, and presents for Kaitlyn. It was so nice seeing everyone that we don’t get to visit with very often!
Aunt Cassandra was awesome taking pictures of the cake book and then ordering the one that we picked. Kaitlyn has been loving Tinkerbell recently, so we picked the Tinkerbell cake. Added bonus… it was purple!
After talking with her teacher, we decided to bring Kaitlyn’s cupcakes in for the Wednesday after her birthday since everyone is there on Wednesday. (Some of the kids in her class only go part time).
Now that Kaitlyn’s 5 day birthday celebration is over, it’s time to switch gears and start gearing up for Christmas. Thanks to everyone making Kaitlyn’s birthday so special from near and far!
Monday, November 4, 2013
Shortly after we returned from vacation, we went on our yearly apple picking trip. I just finished up all my canning. If the apocalypse happens we will be living off of canned apple sauce for at least a year
The Sunday before Halloween, Kaitlyn’s school had their first annual Trunk-or-Treating event. Some of the parents decorated their car trunks, parked in the school lot, and the kids went trick-or-treating from car to car. It was a lot of fun! Kaitlyn and her friend, Zophia, spent the whole evening together.
Kaitlyn was a little nervous to go trick-or-treating in the dark. After all, last year she was on the brightly lit cruise ship. But, she had the cute ghost flashlight that she had picked out with the Halloween money Oma and Opa sent and once she got going with the candy she was very excited.