It’s the last weekend in February. I wanted to give a little February Recap and let everyone know what we’ve been up to this month!
Bye, Bye Illness
Our February wasn’t totally illness free but it was so much better than January. The first two weeks of February saw the babies still recovering with the bout of RSV that they caught at the end of January. Our oldest daughter, Emily, also tested positive for the flu that week. Jackson, our oldest son, was diagnosed with the flu four days after Emily so we did have a little bit of a rough start to the month.
We finally all made it back to work and school on the thirteenth, just in times for Valentine’s parties. It was our first full week of work and school after several weeks of illness. Everyone seems to be feeling so much better and I couldn’t be more grateful for that. The babies are still a little stuffy but nothing too terrible.
Growing Up and Growing Teeth
Harrison and Katherine are six months old today! I can’t believe how quickly the past six months have flown by. It seems like just yesterday we found out that we were expecting our second set of twins. They are both growing like weeds. Both can sit up but aren’t very good at it. They’re still pretty wobbly. They aren’t getting nearly enough time practicing independent sitting. With three older siblings, they are always being held and carried around.
Harrison and Katherine are doing great at rolling over. Katherine isn’t really interested in rolling over like Harrison is. We can no longer keep him on his back. He rolls all over the place. He scoots around the floor when we put him down for tummy time. We’re anticipate him figuring out the crawling thing soon.
Harrison and Katherine had their first bite of baby food this past Thursday. We started with pears. Katherine loved them! We can’t get baby food into Katherine’s mouth quick enough! Harrison had a little bit of trouble warming up to them. He does seem to be enjoying them a bit more by today. Harrison also cut his first tooth this week. He had been fussing for a while so I knew one was coming. I’m just happy that it finally broke through. No teeth for Katherine yet but I’m sure she won’t be far behind him.
School and Activities
We’re all still hanging in there. I don’t know about the kids but I am so, so ready for summer break. I’m just not feeling this semester for whatever reason. I am really looking forward to some down time and summer activities. Snow cones and swimming, any one? Graduate school is probably part of the problem. It’s my last semester and I have just really lost all motivation. I’m finding it more and more difficult to get all the things done that I need to do. 76 days until graduation! I can make it!
The kids are keeping us busy as usual. Dance practice is still taking up three nights of our week. Soccer sign ups are next week and I have two kids that are planning to play. Baseball sign ups start in just a few weeks so we will be adding that to our schedule in late March or early April.
Looking to the Future
We have a lot of things coming up that I am really looking forward to. I’ll be spending my spring break in Italy and I can’t wait. I leave in 18 days! The kids will be staying home with Daniel. I’m a little nervous about that since we have little ones this year but if anyone can handle it, it is Daniel! He is so fabulous with the kids. He always has been! I am looking forward to the break though…and cheese…and pasta…and gelato. I honestly plan to eat my weight in gelato.
Like I said earlier, I graduate with my master’s degree in 76 days. I can’t wait. Daniel and I have been married eleven and a half years and it seems like at least one of us has been in school the entire time between us both getting bachelor’s and master’s. I’m not sure we are going to know how to function without one of us being in school but I’m looking forward to this new chapter in our lives.
I’m really looking forward to spring and summer sports and activities. Soccer, baseball, dance recitals, and swim team are some of my favorite parts of this time of the year! Bring it on! What are you looking forward to this spring?