We found a new pediatrician! Who we like! Which means I actually took Natalie to the doctor on time for her five year well visit. And Miranda had a well visit too, because she is quite behind. We pretty much went all spring, summer, and most of fall without them getting sick. They may have had the occasional sniffle, but nothing that warranted a trip to the doctors office. But of course now that I got it together to take them to their well-visits, they are both sick with colds.
But I digress….here are the girl’s stats. Interestingly they are exactly 10 pounds and 10 inches apart for weight and height.
35 pounds (16%)
44 inches (78%)
25 pounds (31%)
34 inches (86%)
Ever since we moved to Brooklyn, we’ve been pointing out Natalie’s school to her every time we walk by it (which is often!). Getting Natalie enrolled was a bit stressful—she was initially “wait-listed” (whoever heard of such a thing at a public school?!) but after some restructuring, the school was able to accommodate all of the children on the wait list. And through my online group Park Slope Parents, I was able to connect Natalie with three girls from her class (who also live on our block!) before the first day of school.
The first day of kindergarten finally arrived this morning, and I think all our preparations paid off. Natalie had friends to sit with and was able to say good-bye to us without any protest or tears! In addition to the usual first day of school chaos, there was a little administrative confusion. Natalie’s teacher, Ms. Parker, didn’t have her on her list, and then the office didn’t have Natalie on any list. In the end, they found her and she was indeed in the right classroom. I was very proud of myself for keeping my cool while we got it straightened out. Natalie just talked to Josie over the phone and reported that her first day was “awesome!”
We’ve had a fabulous first summer in Brooklyn! There are lots and lots (and lots!) of things to do with kids in the city, many of them free. And we took full advantage! Lots of trips to the free city pool, the beach, museums, zoos, aquariums, boardwalks, free concerts, parades, plus playgrounds, parks, and bike rides galore. I feel so lucky and incredibly grateful that, for the first summer since Natalie was born, I was able to be home with her and Miranda. It’s certainly been a summer to remember. Tomorrow, Natalie goes to school for her first day of kindergarten. A whole new chapter in her life and ours.
If I were up to date with this blog, any one of these events would have gotten its own post. But since I’m behind, I’ll let the (millions of) pictures do the talking….it’s a slideshow, because it would have taken me forevvvvvvvvver to post this many pictures individually. Enjoy!