Can you believe it's already FALL?
Yeah, me neither. (Haha). I can't seem to get caught up with my online stuff. I am staying super busy with all the kids' activities, school stuff, and the usual busy-ness of life. Here are some random updates.
Preschool has been kicking Kaitlynn's butt! Even though she's attending 3 days a week like she did last year, the school has eliminated naps this year and Kaitlynn comes home EXHAUSTED every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. When she's that tired, it's not pretty. Our Monday, Wednesday, and Friday afternoons are full of fussy (naughty) behavior and subsequent time-outs. Good times! :-)
|The aftermath of a busy day at school.|
I've mentioned before on the blog about Kaitlynn's condition called encopresis. She developed this since potty training and still struggles with bowel issues. We were referred to a specialist, and it took us about 4 months to get in to see her. I typed up a page-long summary of Kaitlynn's history and the doctor spent about 30-45 uninterrupted minutes talking to us and examining Kaitlynn. She referred to Kaitlynn as a "textbook case" of encopresis. The good news is that we've come a long way and she's definitely improving. We continue to experience accidents but they are fewer and farther between.
|Kaitlynn visiting the GI specialist.|
|Could he be any more excited?|
Now that school is back in session, Kaitlynn and I are spending a LOT of time inside the car waiting in the carpool line. When I have my camera, I've been known to practice my photography on her (despite her typical unwillingness as a subject).
|Love those sparkly eyes.|
Tea party fever has reached the Courtright house. Kaitlynn's favorite activity these days is to have impromptu tea parties and serve everyone in the house. She loves it even more when we lay down a big towel and fill her cups with actual water for the tea. Who knew that pouring and serving could be so entertaining?
|This is so fun, she can hardly stand it!|
Even though it's fall, there has been no shortage of sun or warm weather around here. Take a look.
While Kaitlynn has tea parties on the brain, Connor definitely has football fever. He couldn't be enjoying his first flag football season anymore than he does. And anytime there is an NFL game on (Sunday afternoon, Sunday night, Monday night, and Thursday night), he requests that I record the games and then he watches them over and over, no matter who is playing. Between his love for his own flag football team (the Saints) and his favorite NFL team (Texans, duh), his school wardrobe almost solely consists of jerseys and game-related shirts. The other day I caught him playing cars and noticed something funny. See below...the cars are in football formations. He was acting out his team's playbook with the cars. Funny kid!
|This picture demonstrates the "Beast Formation Right". Don't tell our opponents.|
And speaking of football fever, we've all sure got it around here. I have switched into Texans-fanatic mode and might even be a little obsessive. The radio in my car is set to SportsRadio 610 for the latest Texans updates, I usually have NFL Network on in the background while I'm at home, and I can't watch the games when I'm at home without nervously pacing and yelling at the TV. Jeff has created a monster.
|Connor took this pic of me when we watched the last away game. I'm biting my lip, haha.|
|Game day attire for the Texans away-game.|
And one last thing related to football and gameday gear. I've always heard that kids have growth spurts but Connor is experiencing one that I just can't believe. I'm not kidding, it was almost overnight that suddenly his shorts wouldn't button and his tops would barely reach his belly button. I've had to put away about half of his wardrobe, and it seems like every morning he'll get dressed for school and we find another item of clothing that either cuts off his circulation or won't fit over his head, ha!
|Connor's game day gear -- the football pants are officially too small now.|