Friday, August 31, 2012


Margo was referred to the eye doctor by her pediatrician at her four year-old well child check-up. When they did the eye test, she kept saying the shape of a house was a circle (on the very bottom line--the smallest shapes).  The pediatrician recommended getting her checked just to be sure.

Sure enough, she had trouble reading the tiny shapes at the eye doctor's office too.  The doctor said she has astigmatism.  He was able to tell this by a picture they had taken of her eye before he even had her read the chart! Technology!  He said he almost never gives four year-olds glasses, but there was a drastic difference with the glasses and he thought it would be beneficial for her since she will be in preschool and starting school next year.

She doesn't have to wear them all the time. He would like for us to get her used to them with reading, playing on the iPad, watching TV and at at preschool.  So right now we are working on getting her to wear them about an hour a day and then hopefully a little more when preschool starts.
She was pretty excited about them and probably put them on and took them off about 25 times each day!  The newness has worn off a little this week.  She hasn't worn them as much.  That's OK because the doctor told us not to force her to wear them.

Posing with Annie with her new specs!

And of course, she picked a pink and purple pair!  They're so tiny!
The pics below have nothing to do with glasses.  Just posting a couple pics from my photography practice since I'm already doing a blog post. 
I call this one 'Lady Lydia'.  She was dressed up one Sunday afternoon in a red dress, hat and gloves.

I just snapped this pic of Margo the other day.  She needed some pics to take in to preschool.  I went to Walmart that afternoon to pick up the pictures and the lady at the photo counter asked me if these were professional pictures!  I'll take that as a compliment!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Swim Lessons: Round 2

Margo started her second set of swim lessons last week.  At the end of her first set, she was just getting comfortable going under water.  We've been practicing a lot this summer.  I think Mrs. Debbie could tell a huge improvement in Margo's swimming.  Now she is mainly working with helping her with her strokes and swimming longer stretches.  Check out this video from today!

In this picture she is practicing her floating.  So proud of our little swimmer :)

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Back to School!

Well after a seven week whirlwind summer, the girls went back to school on Monday,July 30th!  They were ready and so was mama! 

Lydia is now a 3rd grader.

And Madeline is a 5th grader!  Hard to believe that this is her last year of elementary school.  I'm trying to not even think about that.
Of course, Margo and Annie had to get in the back to school picture!

Lydia's 3rd grade teacher is on maternity leave right now and will return after Labor Day.  Her substitue teacher is Mrs. Connet.  Lydia has had Mrs. Connet for some other classes in 1st and 2nd grades, so she was happy to see a familiar face as her temporary teacher.

After we dropped Lydia off in 3rd grade, Margo wanted to walk Madeline to her class.  Madeline was OK with that, so that's what we did.  I have a feeling that when Margo starts Kindergarten next year, she will have no problem finding her way around the school since she has been to so many meetings, parties, and events at SSE!

Madeline and her BFF Reagan.  They were excited that they were in the same homeroom!

Madeline with her teacher Mrs. Barnes at orientation night. She's family!  2nd cousin, twice removed or something like that.....anyway family's family, right?!?!?

Lydia with Mrs. Swain at orientation night. Madeline had a great 3rd grade year with Mrs. Swain.  She is a great teacher who makes learning fun.  I'm sure Lydia will love having her for her teacher.

Here's to a great 2012-13 school year for my big girls.