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Nearly half a million babies (1 in 10) are born premature in the US each year which is higher than that of most other developed nations. This is the journeys of our first born son, Finnegan, who was born 14 weeks early and weighed only 1 pound 15 ounces at birth. Of our daugher, Korrigan, who was born a healthy 7 pounds, 7 ounces at 37 weeks. And of our second son, MacKeegan, who was also born at 37 weeks at a whopping 8 pounds, 13 ounces. Our continued adventures reminds us daily how good God is.

Friday, September 5

Korri's going too!

Yesterday morning, the four of us headed to Korri's pre-admission conference for preschool. Her preschool is in Finn's school...two doors down! Love that. And Mrs. Pam, her teacher, facilitated Art, Craft and Story time this summer, so Korri already knew her, which was fabulous. We had a little scavenger hunt when we got there (find your cubby, find the bathroom, give Mrs. Pam your forms, etc.) and then Korri and the other kids got to play while Mrs. Pam went over the details of this preschool. Korri has preschool Tues and Thurs from 8:15 to 10:50 and there will be 13 kids in Korri's class (seemed like a lot to me but Mrs. Pam said it was a nice break to have lower admission...okay then!).

It is WAY more organized and structured (in a good way) than preschool was this spring that we did in Howard Lake. Korri played really well beside two other girls (they weren't friends yet so they didn't actually interact much) which was fun to see. Korri WILL be riding the regular elementary bus to school but a preschool bus on the way home. I would be more worried about this if Finn weren't with her on the bus in the mornings. They made is very clear the steps they go through to ensure the preschoolers safety and make sure nobody is forgotten. There was SO much information during the meeting but I think at the end of the day, it is all common sense.

Korri's first day is Tuesday, Sept 9. The sad thing is that by the time Korri goes to Kindergarten, the school and the bus will be old hat, so it won't be nearly as emotional or impactful as it was to send Finn. Here's to sending another baby off to school! Good thing we have Mac!

And for those of you whom Korri has talked incessantly about this to for the last year...I submitted her Dance Class forms today, too! Based on the description, it will be ballet and tap. I honestly can't wait and hope she loves it even half as much as she has talked about it since last fall! It doesn't start until the beginning of Oct.

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