We decided this year that Damien was old enough to appreciate a birthday party so we booked a party room at the Bounce House in Williamsburg. It turned out to be a very great day. We invited Damien’s preschool class, but only three could make it: Finley, Trent, and Izzy (wasn’t there until cake-time). Also in attendance was Jayden whose mom I work with and Damien’s Aunt Naomi and 10-month old cousin Sarah who just moved here earlier this week. Jumping mixed with pizza, cake, and presents–how could it get any better?!
And in other news: Yesterday Scott reenlisted at his squadron BBQ. Another step towards retirement!
We found out this month that Damien needs glasses. He said he couldn’t see the eye chart when I took him in for his school physical for Kindergarten. So we took him to an optometrist and it turns out that he has astigmatism both near and far-sighted AND he’s far-sighted. In short, everything is blurry. To allow his eyes to adjust and avoid potential headaches, we are starting out with a half-prescription and we go back next month for another exam and to get his full prescription. So far everything has gone better than expected. He’s very good about keeping them on his face and they don’t fall off. Neither Scott or I wear glasses so this is new to us too!
Damien’s preschool graduation was yesterday. Not sure why it wasn’t closer to when the school year starts in three weeks, but oh well.
Damien and his classmates sang three songs and then stood up and showed everyone a picture they drew and told us what they wanted to be when they grew up. I was very proud of Damien because he was so confident in his performances. Right before one of the songs, he smiled, waved at me in the audience and said “I love you, mama”. What a sweetie! <3
Next the boys and girls received this graduation certificates and a small gift. Notice how Damien doesn’t even wait for his name to be called lol.
We’ve had Katrina for almost two years now and we finally realized that she might like one of those tall cat trees so she can sit up high and look down upon us.
Yesterday we took Damien to the base housing Splash Pad again. The first time we went earlier in the summer but Damien was too cold so we didn’t stay long. Yesterday reached the 90s so it was a nice day for some water play.