October is half over already....what?! I can't believe how fast time is flying lately. We've been keeping so busy, working on the house and running here and there. I realized that I hadn't done a simple update here recently...and in the meantime Sadie's milestones are whizzing by at warp speed while the older four are becoming little women before our eyes.
The whole purpose of this blog is to be able to go back and "remember when"... So here's what's been happening in the Steckly home.
-Sadie is the most spoiled baby in the history of babies. But with four older sisters, it really couldn't be any other way, right?! She pretty much has someone entertaining her all the time. She loves to watch Myka dance and Tegan read her stories. Danica likes to lay by her and tell her stories, and Addison teaches her life skills, like rolling over and grabbing toys.
Speaking of rolling, she started doing it for real today. She's had some " accidental" rollovers before, but today she actually figured out how to go from back to front whenever she wants....and then fuss because being on your tummy is only fun for a second :p
She babbles a lot too. During the day when the girls and I are home she seems to yell more (she has to talk over the other girls!), and as soon as Daniel gets home and holds her, she starts cooing really sweetly. It's pretty adorable to see how she acts around her dad :)
Also lately, if j happen to be holding her while I drink a glass of water, she will attack the glass with her hands and face trying to get some. Usually I'll let her have the last drops...she seems so proud of herself when she gets it!
After an extended summer because of the strike, the girls started back at school a few weeks ago. We've all really enjoyed getting back to a routine....although getting up at 6:30 has taken some getting used to again!
Myka is in kindergarten this year, and while she really enjoys it and is excited at the thought of kindergarten, she has also had some hard days. I was kind of expecting a few of those...for as busy and focused as she is, she also really enjoys her "down time" and I think that full days of school are an adjustment for her. I've been letting her stay home one or two days a week...but I'm sure that soon she will be wanting to go every day.
Addison is in grade 4, and I'm pretty sure she's moving it. There's a few things that they can do only in grade 4 and up at their school, so she feels pretty special to be able to do things like band and basketball/volleyball if she likes. She is also going on a camping trip with her class tomorrow. It took her over an hour to fall asleep tonight with the excitement of that happening!!
Tegan started grade 3. She loves being back at school to see her friends, and almost every day comes home asking me to arrange a play date with one friend or another. I absolutely love that girl's spirit. She has such a sweet heart. She is very quiet, but isn't afraid to set someone straight if they are doing something wrong (ex: Danica not eating her dinner).
And Danica. She has thoroughly enjoyed staying home with me and Sadie while the others are at school. Although if I'm not careful, she will sit in front of the TV all day. I really have to make an effort to get her interested in other things. As a result, we have been doing lots of coloring...and before thanksgiving she helped me roast and puree the pumpkin!
Daniel has been working like a crazy man. In addition to his job, we've been working of getting our entryway insulated and sealed up for winter. It's been no easy task, but he has worked so hard and now, it's almost done. And it looks awesome :) I can wait to organize it all and have a place for everything.
And that is just a snippet of how our days have been going. Crazy, overwhelming, but so full of joy too. I love our little family :)
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