We have been keeping busy, trying to avoid extra activity during this first two weeks of pump. The girls are getting cabin fever a bit and Ben and I are missing playgrounds etc too.
To help keep busy, Ben bought some cheap craft for the kids at Superstore (they were on sale for about 2$ each!). Presto Dots is a kind of playdough that uses a special tool to shape the dots and stick them together. We played with it for hours one morning.
We also went to a party for my Auntie Dianne's 70th Birthday...apart from the challenge of keeping the activity down, the girls had a great time playing with their cousins.
August is definitely coming to an end...the mornings and bedtimes are getting darker, the nights are cooling off and we have school on the brain. Ben goes back on Thursday this week. Sam starts on September 4th and Katie, whose school does a staggered start, has her first day on the 7th. We bought the girls (incredibly adorable) school shoes and a couple of new shirts. I'm trying not to panic as I am bracing for the challenges of getting kids ready for school every day of the week...Will Sam wear pants this fall/winter? Will Katie let me do cute things to keep the hair out of her face? Will my kids show their teachers how smart and funny I know they can be? Only time will tell.
This week we have a playdate planned on Tuesday morning and a "learn to ride school bus" event for Katie in the afternoon. Really looking forward to that...Katie especially. We have our 2 week followup at the diabetes clinic on Wednesday morning, where we learn the more about fine tuning insulin doses for changes in our schedule and lifestyle...should be interesting!