The New Playset

Thank you very much Walker family... The girls love it!!!

Apple Orchard Time

It is that time of year when we need to start the visits to the apple orchards.  This visit was a little more special, as our private photographer came along with.

Here are a couple of the "keepers"

Once again we thank Missy very much for her talent in capturing these moments.  If you need any great pictures at a great price, be sure to drop her a line.

Violet's One Year (corrected) Check-up

Last week Violet had her NICU follow-up appointment at Childrens.

It is a long 2.5hour appointment, but several development tests are completed, along with the standard measurements and overall assessment.

Bayley Scales of Infant Development
Cognitive Score - 115 (Age equivalence = 15 months)
Motor Score - 100 (Age equivalence = 13 months)
Language Score - 94 (Age equivalence = 12 months)

The doctors noted that there is absolutely nothing to worry about with were Violet is at in these tests.  I found it interesting to note that she did the best on the first set of tests (cognitive) and as the day went on, here scores got worse - I have to think the length of the test had something to do with this...

Height - 28 7/8" (45th percentile preemie / 10th percentile standard)
Weight - 20# 8oz (75th percentile preemie / 15th percentile standard)
Head - 18 1/2" (85th percentile preemie / 75th percentile standard)

Her next follow-up visit to Childrens is when she is two years old.  There will be no "age correction" when she attends that appointment.

And last, but certainly not least... the "improved" walking video!

Sylvia's 4 Year Check-up

Due to scheduling issues, Sylvia's 4 year check-up was more like a 4 year 1 month check-up, but all in all she is doing great.

Height - 38.5" (25th percentile)
Weight  33# (25th percentile)
BMI  15.6  (60th percentile)

BMI - Really?!?!?  Is this really needed for a four year old?  Maybe I am just sensitive about this measurement as I am considered "obese".  While I am not the most fit guy in the world, I don't feel that I am obese.  But enough about me!

Back to Sylvia.  She started Pre-K at Peace of Mind this week.  Not a huge change for us, but two new teachers and a new morning routine.  We go to the gym every morning instead of directly to the classroom.  Sylvia is still getting used to this new schedule, but she does get to see more of her friends, Ingrid and Ingrid.

This past weekend we moved a large play structure / swing set from a friends house to our home.  It took about 15 hours and three trips to Home Depot to complete the trip, but watching the girls play on it was definitely worth the work.

And now for some more great pics from Missy.