Too Cute Not to Share

It was a really warm weekend so we wanted to spend as much time as we could outside. But it was a rough weekend because Holly was teething really badly. By far the worst case yet. So each time she was happy we tried to take advantage & have some fun. One moment of her happiness came this afternoon so we let her play in the little pool & in the water table while her brothers ran in the sprinklers. 
 I also took the time to capture her 49 Week Photos. She has started clapping whenever we clap or say YAY!   
She is also very smiley (when she's not teething) & now whenever she can she stands up & starts walking until she gets too tired that is. Shocking that we are only 3 weeks away from her 1st birthday so I'm just trying to enjoy each moment every day.


Our Big Boy

During our vacation last week Johnnie asked Rick if he could get a pair of shoes like daddy's. The kind with laces instead of velcro. So today I bought him his 1st pair of big boy shoes. Right away he started trying to learn & within an hour he figured it out. And when he did it he was so proud of himself exclaiming YES when he was done. I'm always proud of him but especially when he picks a goal, sets his mind to it & does it.


School Days

Today was another first in the Bolander house. Joey won't be starting Kindergarten until next year so we decided it was time for him to be in a full time preschool program for the next year so he would be better prepared to spend all day in school. Since we have been on vacation for 2 weeks we decided that it was a good time to start a new school. He was so excited. He spent the last few days telling everyone that he was going to a new school. And then today came. He happily put on his backpack, grabbed his lunch & bravely walked up to the door of Rainbow River. The door opened & we walked in with him at which point he nervously put his finger in his mouth & started whimpering. After a little while in his new classroom it became evident that Joey was not going to stop crying so Miss Vicky & Adriana told us that we should just go. We sadly left him but we knew he would be fine. Well at the end of the day when we arrived to pick him up he was sitting around the table with the other children for story time. He spent the day playing with dinosaurs, reading books, playing with new kids, napping, playing outside & just enjoying himself. We are so proud of him & hope he remembers how much fun he had when we drop him off tomorrow!