Brandon had his first kindergarten soccer game yesterday. He has the same coach that he had in pre k. Kindergarten soccer plays on a bigger field than pre k and also has a goalie and 7 players on the field. Pre k only had 5 players on the field and no goalie. So it is a big difference. Brandon did really well yesterday. He even dribbled the ball for a little while once.
On Sunday we walked in the Big Steps for Little Feet NICU walk. It was our fifth year doing it. The first year we did it Brandon was still in the NICU. The money raised helps the NICU where Brandon spent the first 12 weeks of his life. It is nice going and seeing the nurses and doctors that he had and the other families. They had face painting for the kids, sand art, and games.
On Saturday we went to the Point Pleasant seafood festival and then to the Ocean Township fall festival. Brandon and Wesley went on a pony ride at the seafood festival. It was Wesley's first pony ride! Both boys loved it.
After the seafood festival we went to the fall festival. There were free bouncy houses, tattoos, and balloon animals. Stu's fire department was also there giving firetruck rides.
Stu, Brandon, Wesley, and I went to Wildwood this past Saturday to Sunday for the fireman convention. It actually started on Wednesday but we couldn't go until Saturday since it was my first week back at work after the summer and Brandon's first week of school. It worked out well though. We left early on Saturday since the boys are early risers and we were there shortly after everyone woke up for the day. When we got there we went to the tents to see the exhibits. We then went to the parade of firetrucks and then hung out at the motel for awhile and ate dinner there. Brandon was the big boy there. Everyone else was Wesley's age or a little younger. He didn't mind though. I think he is used to that age because of his brother. He played really nicely with the little kids. After dinner we went to the boardwalk. Brandon loves rides so he was so excited to go. Wesley decided that some rides aren't so bad. He loved going on the boat ride and the merry go round since some of the horses stayed stationary instead of going up and down.
My name is Karen and I have been married to my husband Stu for a little over 9 years. I was pregnant with twins and lost our baby girl at 20 1/2 weeks after I had premature rupture of membranes. I stayed pregnant with the other baby and our first child, Brandon Tyler, was born on July 5, 2008 at 26 weeks and 1 day. Our second child, Wesley Matthew, was born full term on June 29, 2011. This blog is documenting our children.