Settling In and Growing Up

Settling In and Growing Up

I know it has been so long since I’ve updated.  I’ll blame that on the twins!  I’ve been really busy since the last update.  Since I don’t want to keep you stuck here forever, I’ll keep it a bit short.

I managed to somehow get a 4.0 for Spring semester.  I’m not quite sure how I did that, but it feels nice.  I feel quite accomplished!  Three more semesters to go and I’ll be done.  I can’t wait for the day I get to graduate.  My family will be so proud of me for finally finishing my degree!  There were lots of problems with getting into classes for Fall due to Sonoma State’s registration system.  I almost didn’t get them!  I had to email teachers and get Add Codes to be added.  Since I’m a Super Super senior with over 180 units, they let me in the classes I need to graduate since they probably want me out of there!  I don’t blame them.  In Fall, I am taking Environmental Physio, Evolution, and Molecular Genetics.  Genetics is supposed to be the most difficult class and teacher of the three, but I am excited for it.  I just have to remember to study and stay on top of the material.  I certainly don’t want to fall behind now!

Jaren is doing wonderful.  He recently just finished up second grade and will be headed to third in Fall.  Naturally, he got high marks in class.  Such a smarty!  He’s really taken to the Harry Potter books and is blowing through them!  I couldn’t be more proud of that kid.  He also just got his beginning orange belt in his American Kenpo class.  He’s so much fun to watch.  About two weeks ago, he celebrated his 8th birthday.  We got some cute pictures with him and his birthday dinner.  Adorable smiles with his missing front tooth!

Rhonin is getting so big, too.  He has really grown with his vocabulary and will just tell you like it is.  When his Nana got a stomach ache, he went right up to her and told her, “Nana, you need to drink tea.  It makes your tummy feel better.”  How darling!  He’s been a great helper with the twins so far.  He just loves giving them their pacifier when they drop them, and fetching bottles when our hands are full.  He was recently caught just singing to Ren to entertain her.  It was darling!  He’s going to be celebrating his 4th birthday really soon, too!

Kerensa is growing by leaps and bounds daily.  She’s got great head control and is sleeping mostly through the night, waking only briefly one time.  At her last doctor’s appointment, she weighed in at over 13 pounds already!  She’s starting to get her hair in, too.  And surprise, it’s strawberry blonde!  I think she’s going to look quite a bit like Auntie Ali.  (No, Ali, she’s still MY daughter!)  She’s already learned to roll over, so I think crawling is next for her.  We’re just waiting for her to get a couple teeth now!  Should be any day now.  She’s also been eating solids daily, too!  She loves her veggies!

Merrick is growing up so fast already!  He is rolling over, and can mostly sit up on his own.  (I’m always there just in case he topples over.)  He’s been sleeping well like his sister, and weighed in at over 15 pounds at his last doctor’s visit.  We just discovered two teeth this morning, too!  He’s very proud of them.  You can tell because he’s always smiling!  He’s getting more hair, too and it’s dark like Mommy’s!  He is in love with his sold foods and goes to town with his oatmeal, applesauce, veggies, and fruits!  And boy, he loves to eat!  He could go through an entire big jar of baby food in one sitting now!

So I’m hoping that I’ll be able to update a bit more frequently now that our schedule has settled down a bit.  Father’s Day is coming up and we’re seeing a good Australian friend in San Francisco this weekend.  Maybe I’ll try to get a good picture and update next week.

And last, but not least, I’ve been working on getting the kids their photo gallery pages.  You can find the links at the top menu bar on this page.  Each of the them have their own domain and photo gallery.  I found a way to resize and upload the pictures of the kids that I take on my phone, so it should be pretty easy to get new pictures up there now.  I am a bit backlogged trying to get the older pictures up first, but I’m working on it!  I started with Jaren’s page first, but then I’ll be moving on to Rhonin, then Ren, then Merrick.  Stay tuned!  :)

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