Tag Archives: Milestones

Two Wheeler

Patrick lost half his wheels on his bike last night.

He was a little worried.

But with the encouragement of his Big Bro and Little Sis, he rocked it!

A little coaching from Dad and he was ready to go.

He did really well.

Within minutes he was on his own.

We were all so so proud.

Steering was his only challenge. He is a bit of an over-correcter but he will be a pro in no time. He only ran into one junction box in the neighbor’s yard.

Such a big kid!

He has come a long way since his time on his little Crocodile bike. He hated riding bike. More proof of that hate here!

But last night he rocked it! You might want to watch the video at half volume or on mute. It was windy and I was cheering pretty loud!


Last Day of Kindergarten

I can NOT believe it is the last day of Kindergarten for our oldest. My goodness. Wasn’t I just worried about whether or not he would ever take his first steps and now here he is writing “Thank you for being my teacher” onto note cards for his two teachers.



Just like Patrick’s teachers, Michael’s teachers got a note with a Target gift card. With Michael’s teachers I put the note and GC in a bucket from the dollar spot at Target because all year the teachers stressed the importance of  being a “bucket filler” to the kids. Bucket filling comes from this book and it is super cute. Give it a read sometime.

I even found Target GCs with a dog in a bucket. I am thinking that I am pretty clever this morning. Excuse the photography. I was clever but very rushed. No time to mess around with settings and try to get a good shot. The card with the phrase “It takes a big heart to shape little minds” is a printable from Bitsy Creations that I edited a bit in GIMP and made into cards.


The irresistibly cute school bus cards are a free printable from Caravan Shoppe. I love them so much that I printed out four and wrote a little note inside for each of Michael’s bus drivers and the aide that rides the bus too.





And what you really wanted to see:




Haircut, we’ll call it the first

All three kids got haircuts today. Elise only had her bangs trimmed but I still think it counts. It wasn’t the first time someone took sheers to her hair but I am marking today as the day she got her first haircut anyway.And man she looks cute!

I would post a pic but she screamed through the whole 5 minutes it took to trim her bangs. She wouldn’t even sit in the chair. I had to hold her through the whole process. It is kind of my own fault. I should have known better than to wake her from the 15 minute car ride cat nap and go straight into a new situation where a stranger with a disconcertingly large and fake smile wielded sharp objects inches from her face. When I think about it from her perspective, I understand the screams of fear but we were there, so I held her still and the stylist snipped away. She did a great job, the stylist, not Elise, she even cut herself in the process because Elise zigged while she zagged but it got done and she looks super cute.

So, yeah. No photos from her first haircut.


To answer Beth’s comment: She went straight into her highchair when we got home from the haircut and then started playing a new game that she made up today… the new game is what the boys would call (because they are so clever with their game naming, more proof of that here) “How many cooked carrots can Elise shove in her ear before Mom takes the tray away?” I don’t know what she calls her little game but that is what it looks like. Needless to say she went from highchair to bath and then after bath I combed her sweet hair and put her to bed. I will try and get some pics up int the morning.