Kaitlyn had her first day of school in Utah, on August 13th. ( Yes, I know I'm REALLY behind! ) She is in third grade...and it seems impossible! My mom and her husband were here to see her off as well, so the day was extra special. Kaitlyn just so happened to be assigned to her first male teacher, who is from Huntington Beach, CA! After speaking with him, I found out that his wife's family lives just down the street from where we lived. Such a small world. :) Kaitlyn really likes her class and her teacher, and has had some discussions with him about home in California, and I think that helped her to feel more accepted off the bat.
The next day, we all went to the county fair here. The kids had a GREAT time in the animal section. There were horses, pigs, goats, sheep, cows, and baby chicks that they got to pet...and they got their first horse ride. They had a blast going on a few rides, and just being at the fair in general. They really enjoyed their grandma being here, and had a great time showing them around.
We had another first, two weeks ago. We sent Kaitlyn off to school, and within 30 minutes we got a phone call that she had fallen off of the monkey bars, and fell onto her left arm. We were told she wouldn't move it, and would cry if it was moved at all. I took her to the ER where it was confirmed that she had broken her arm. We've NEVER had a broken bone in our family - the most Jeramy and I have "broken" was our pinky toe as kids, and we both agreed it didn't count. We thought for sure Noah would be the one to have the first broken bone, not really taking into account how much of a little daredevil that Kaitlyn can be. Haha. She got a softer cast on until the swelling went down, and then was very happy to get her hot pink hard cast on one week later. She's been horribly unhappy about not being able to swim, but she's been a trooper. She does call the monkey bars "evil" now, and swears that she will never go on them again. LOL I don't have a picture of her in her cast on this computer, but I will upload them today, and hopefully remember to get them up.
The younger two are adapting well to having Kaitlyn gone during the day, and I must admit that I am a horrible mother, and am enjoying having a bit more quiet during the day with one out of the equation.
Here are some pictures of the first day of school, and our trip to the fair. Enjoy! :)