Wednesday, August 29, 2012

New Beginnings

This week and into this weekend has brought us and will bring us a lot of new beginnings. Alli turned 22 months old on Monday, and started in her new "beginners" class. This new class has a lot of her old buddies, Emma, Arianna, Anna Grace, Scarlett... but also several older kids. I think there's about 10 kids in the class, and Ms. Erica is the primary teacher. She is dubbed at the school as the "potty training queen", and that new adventure will begin next weekend. (Stay tuned for exciting posts about that I'm sure!) She was an absolute wreck when I dropped her off on Monday, which was awful for me. It doesn't get any easier, even when I know she's in wonderful hands at school. It's still heartbreaking to hear her cry as I walk away. The new class, new teachers, new kids... it was all just a lot for her to take in. She was totally fine when Eric took her in yesterday morning though. And speaking of Eric, he started his new job at MIL Corp. on Monday too. So far, so good. A lot of information, a lot of figuring things out with timing and driving there and all the adjustments that come along with a big life change like this, but we're trying to take it one day at a time. Aiden has been our giggling, smiling string bean, as usual. He is sooo long, we can't help but comment on it all the time. I looked back, and his stats (length and weight) are very similar to what Alli's were at six months. Last night, he slept from 7:30pm to 6am without a peep throughout the night. He has been doing wonderfully with sleeping, sometimes crying out once in the night but going right back to sleep, and last night he didn't wake up at all! He was so happy and refreshed all morning. He is great at putting himself to sleep too, which is a blessing. We put him down when he's just a little sleepy, but not asleep, and he'll lay there and eventually fall asleep on his own. It is just wonderful to see him grow and learn and play... he is doing more and more every day. We tried some rice cereal on a spoon for the first time with him too, and he did amazing with it. We couldn't get the spoon in his mouth fast enough. I can't wait for my mom to get here this weekend, to help with the potty training adventures, and to see lil A-Man again!

My A.R.M.'s <3

Yum Rice Cereal!!

Hehehe... love it!

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