March 16, 2018

Flashback Friday


We’re having a March birthday party for Rerun and Thumper on Saturday, and it will be fun!  It’s also a good moment to look back at the last few years of joint parties.

Thumper’s first birthday party was separate from Rerun’s (because it was his first and I was feeling stupidly ambitious), but after that first year I discovered the wisdom of only needing to clean and cook for ONE party instead of two!

So, here is Thumper’s 2nd and Rerun’s 5th birthday…

Thumper’s 3rd and Rerun’s 6th…

And Thumper’s 4th and Rerun’s 7th.

This year’s party should be fun!

March 15, 2018

The Calm Between The Meetings


One IEP meeting down, one to go.  For this week, anyway.

Thumper is going to kindergarten.  Still trying to wrap my mind around that one.

Apparently, where he goes to kindergarten is the big question.  I assumed he would go to Tad’s previous elementary school.  Apparently, he is supposed to go to yet another totally different elementary school that we have no history with whatsoever.  Story of my life.  Can I get him moved over?  It remains to be seen.

In the meantime, I have to think about what classes Tad might take next year.  Fortunately, his paperwork is due the same day as his IEP meeting, so that’s good timing for me!

Sorry for the light post.  My brain is fried.

March 14, 2018

Actual Day of the Cake


Rerun’s birthday last week was actually his golden birthday – he turned 8 on the 8th.  And it was a Thursday, so after swimming lessons, Grandma made pancakes (or as Rerun likes to say “hotcakes”) for dinner, and Auntie brought home a cake.

She even dug up the gold number 8 candle that was on Beth’s birthday cake last summer!

The cake was delicious and Rerun enjoyed being the solo birthday boy – before he has to share the spotlight with his little brother this weekend.

March 13, 2018

Freshmen Incoming!!!!!


How on earth did these two go from these chubby cheeked darlings in matching dresses…

… to these tall lanky things who THINK THEY ARE OLD ENOUGH TO START HIGH SCHOOL NEXT FALL???

THIS IS HAPPENING.  Ane and Lina are finally going to be attending school together, next fall, as incoming freshmen at the same high school.  Which also happens to be my alma mater.  However, thanks to a massive remodel and school face-lift, I barely recognize anything there.  The only building that hasn’t moved is the auto shop.  We all attended freshman orientation last night, and it was surreal for me.

How did this happen???