It turned out to be such a good party for Aubrey. 4 of the 5 friends she invited showed up and they had a such a good time eating frozen yogurt and opening presents. It was a little crowded in the shop and I'm sure the other customers were deaf after listening to 4 preschool girls squeal, but none of that mattered to the birthday girl.
Todd took Aubrey to the doctor for this year's well child check since I had to work. She weighs 39 lbs (45th%) and is 3' 5.75" tall (35th%). She has dropped a bit from her usual growth curve, but Dr. Little didn't seem to be troubled by that for now. She passed all of her screenings with flying colors and Dr. Little said she is on track for everything. The bittersweet part of the exam included Dr. Little completing her kindergarten physical paperwork and giving us a copy of her shot records for the school.
Kindergarten is such a hot topic amongst the parents of 4 and 5 year olds. Discussions started at preschool around Christmas last year about what our plans were for Aubrey for school. While we are ok with our local elementary school and middle school we are not quite so fond of our appointed high school. Its not terrible, but some things I've heard do not make me feel quite so happy about sending either child there. So, we've been researching charter schools in the area and decided to apply for 3 of them. All of the charters have lotteries, so we should be finding out in the next few weeks if Aubrey gets a slot in any of them. If she does, great. If not, we will be just fine with sending her to the public school, but will continue to apply for charter schools until she can hopefully get a seat. I know high school is a long time from now, so hopefully if we have to stay in the public schools, we will have moved into a better high school district before we need to worry about it.
So, our season of birthdays has ended for the year. It is always fun to have the birthday excitement, but after what usually turns into at least 3 weeks of birthday celebrations, we are ready for some quiet and relaxation.