Veda's school offers one-on-one piano lessons during class hours. Have I mentioned that I LOVE our school?! She's pretty into it - let's hope it stays that way. I hated lessons when I was little but I will always remember the reward at the end. After every lesson Mom and I would have Salami, Ham and Provolone Sandwiches with Lettuce, Tomatoes, Oil and Vinegar at Bushnell's Turtle (now Martini's in downtown IC). I've ordered my sandwiches the same way ever since but don't think I've ever had one as good as the ones BT made.
Mom has been here since last Thursday helping with the kids. They have had more books read to them in the past week than their entire lives;) Pretty sure they are a notch smarter than they were before she came too. Veda has had one-on-one help with her letters and spelling which I love. Winston has a new best buddy and smiles every time she comes into the room. She leaves tomorrow and we (I) am sure going to miss my help.
Adele weighed in at a whopping 26lbs - down .5 from her last appointment several months ago. That's 18% and her height put her in the 16%. She is a munchkin but at least she's proportional. We are celebrating her 2.5 yr mark in potty training hell. I decided it was time the week before last and every since she's been marking her territory all over the house. She goes on command - no problem - but I just can't get her to make it to the potty on her own and she could care less. She'll run around in sopping wet pants all day.
We had to pull off the road to attend to a major barf attack on our way to Madison. Strip the car and the kid. We got to enjoy this fun little stop in Prairie du Chien, WI where we picked up some ceremonial cheese curds on our way into the State.
We got to visit Auntie Kel's Evoke Brand Strategies office while we were in Madison. Take notice of this super cool desk. This is the old door from Grandma Uthof's house where Diane grew up. She had tinted glass cut and the even made a hole for the door knob. LOVE!
Our friends from California just moved back. Here are some pictures of JB's visit when house hunting. We also had the entire family over this weekend for a little reunion. Great to have them in Cincy! We broke out the sparklers - I never thought I would give Adele fire. Thanks to my buddy Nicole and her pinterest find this was a safe activity - sort of - Dad stepped on a live ash - party foul.
Todd didn't get a birthday post. In fact, he didn't get much of a birthday. He got a couple of sweet tshirts, some very nice and appreciated checks from the 'rents and an ice-cream cake from Chris and Kel AND a 5 hour roadtrip with small children;) I guess I have some planning to do for next year.