McKinley has grown up so much in the last month. She has started talking and walking. Her first word was Ma-Ma. She often says Bye-Bye and we're pretty sure that she says Da-Da in her own special way. She "talks" to the doggie and the kitties often and is definitely learning from her brother and sisters. She is such a cute baby. Her little dimple makes everyone smile. Her sisters and brother have missed her since going back to school and I imagine that if she could talk that she would tell us that she misses them too. Here is McKinley, caught in action on a typical afternoon.
McKinley, 10.5 Months - Youtube clip
Sunday, September 9, 2012
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
Here is Jackson and his friend, Logan Fuller.
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
I would love to start "blogging" on a regular basis. Is it wrong that I feel overwhelmed? I wonder if I know where to begin? Do I go back to the beginning? Or do I just start from now and move forward? Do I go back and try to capture the birth stories of each child, each funny or memorable story? There are so many! My goal this year is to spend more time documenting my beautiful family than I spend working from home at night. Shouldn't be tough, right?
Today was the first day of school. Savannah started 1st grade (with Mrs. Maras), Jackson started Kindergarten (with Mrs. Davis) and Caroline started pre-school (with Mrs. Kessman). I am still in shock that we have three children in school. I am still trying to fully accept that Caroline is going to school. She still seems like my little baby girl. They have all gotten so big, so fast. I couldn't be prouder of all of them. Savannah is so excited and I know she will blossom with her new teacher and new friends. Jackson is excited to meet new friends and I am so excited for him to learn to read this year. Little McKinley is going to be a lonely little baby without the companion of her sisters and brother. When she saw them today it was obvious they missed each other and communicated (in their own way) about what they missed about each others' days. Kinners took several (4-5) steps today. I think by tomorrow she will be off and running...yet another milestone.