Saturday, May 20, 2017

Carnival Vista

We had an awesome 8 day cruise out of Miami.  We had stops in Grand Turk, Dominican Republic, Aruba and CuraƧao.  It was great to disconnect and spend great quality time together before Dan goes off to school in July.   Here are some highlight photos of our trip. 


Friday, May 5, 2017

8th Birthday Update!

Busy day today for Dexter's 8th birthday.   We had school, swim lesson and a football game.   Will update stats and his likes/dislikes after our cruise!

Skills - This year Dexter has grown alot!   He is now 50.5 inches tall and weighs 53 lbs.  In school he remains in Speech therapy classes twice a week and can speak clearly when he slows down and tries. He also tested into Gifted Reading class midway through the year and now attends that once a week.  In sports he has done Taekwondo all year and has progressed from white to gold to green belt (soon to be purple) and he just recently started flag football which he really enjoys.

Favorite Friends at school - Moses, Chrisopher, Jacob, Jaden & Justin
Favorite Foods - Chicken Nuggets, Grilled Cheese (from Gram), Ham & Cheese (from Subway)
Favorite TV - Rescue Bots, Octonauts
Favorite Movies - All Star Wars
Favorite Toys - Stuffed animals
Favorite place to go - Disney/Legoland
Favorite animal - Pig
Favorite color - Yellow
Favorite desert - Ice Cream
Favorite superhero - Batman
Favorite Sport - Footaball

He also really likes video games - Star Wars battlefront, War Thunder, Roblox.

His stated dislikes are bullies and cheating.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

April update

April was all about winning in the Karrels house.   Dan won multiple awards at work, Ali won the Mark award at work and Dexter tested into gifted reading.    Dexter also started flag football which has been a fun sport for him to play and for us to watch!  It has been a great month!


Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Winter update

My blogging has gone down the tubes over the past 1-2 years as more and more just gets displayed on Facebook.  Hopefully I can maintain at least a monthly update on this blog for easier strolls down memory late in the future.

Right after the Women's March.  I traveled to Ohio to visit Heather & family.  It was a nice long weekend of basketball games and poster making!

Womens March

The day after President Trump was sworn in I, and 500,000 of my closest friends, marched on Washington D.C.  It was an interesting event to be a part of.  Young and old, multicultural, and a wide swath of concerns on display. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Holiday season.  Santa put me on the nice list again (7 years in a row!!) and gave me the giant dinosaur stuffed animal I asked for - plus a few other animals!

Starting this week I have a new teacher at school.  So long Mrs. Salley and hello Mrs. Harris!  I met her before winter break started and she seems nice, I can't wait to get back to school and rock out the rest of 2nd grade!

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Dexter's Growth

Birth (5/5/09) - 8 lbs 13.8oz - 20in
1 Month - 10 lbs, 11oz - 22in
2 Months - 11 lbs, 11 oz - 23in
4 Months - 15 lbs, 11oz - 25in
7 Months - 18 lbs 1.5oz - 28.8in
9 Months - 20 lbs 4 oz
1 Year - 22 lbs 9 oz - 29.9in
18 Months - 25 lbs 3 oz - 32.6in
2 Years - 27.8 lbs, 36 in
2.5 Years - 31 lbs, 37 in
3 Years - 32.6 lbs, 38 in
3.5 Years - 35.6 lbs, 39 in
4 Years - 36.6 lbs, 41 in
5 Years - 38.2 lbs, 42.75 in
6 Years - 44 lbs, 46 in
7 years - 49 lbs, 48 in


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