Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Jason's first day of 2 year old preschool

Jason had his first day of two-year-old preschool on September 5, and he loved it! He walked in with no tears, played, snacked, and had a potty break with no problem! So happy he likes his school!






And here are a few that his teacher has taken:






Jason can speak so much more this year that I am hearing a lot more about music class, the playground, the toys, and snack time. So much fun! He even told me he played with our neighbor who is in a different class on the playground, and the neighbor confirmed!

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

What's the buzz? Here's what's happening!

Pool days are coming to an end, but we sure have enjoyed walking to the pool whenever we felt like it and taking an hour or three to play in the water!















We've been hitting all the playgrounds and parks we can while Olivia and Leo are at school, 





And taking advantage of Leo's new two-wheeling skills when we are all together!




We've been to the Natural Science Museum on early release day,








And to lots of parks and playgrounds and around home after school and on the weekend...












Nicholas is building shelves for Olivia's bedroom, so the boys had to get in on the building, too, with their own personal weapon holders! 




And there has been roller skating and tea parties, too!




Life is good!

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Boosterathon photos!

The kids had a great time at Boosterathon on August 25! They ran their little hearts out and surpassed their running goals of 35 laps. Here are some pictures of the craziness that was Boosterathon fun run! Thanks to all the donors!

















Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Leo is 5 1/2!! Woot woot!

I am late posting, but I still wanted to document that for Leo, 5 1/2 looks different than 5! Here's what Leo is up to lately:

  • He is doing awesome in Kindergarten! And by that I mean he is following the rules, being a good friend, meeting or exceeding the benchmarks he is expected to, making new friends, and going with the flow when schedules/rules/friends change. These are pictures tweeted by Leo's teacher. (1) flexible seating during "word work," (2) Leo is in Batman pajamas using technology as a reward the class earned, and (3) Leo is talking about shells from our last beach trip for show and tell.




  • Leo got his training wheels off his bike recently and rode without them well that day! Now he is more excited to ride bicycle!


  • Leo is continuing to do great work with piano. His teacher is always pleased with his progress and he cracks me up how he makes up his own songs. His teacher helped him write out one he continued to play for her week after week to check each time if he was changing it. He wasn't!


  • Leo is writing a bit, and happy to do so!


  • Leo is finally starting to night potty train. The pediatrician said don't push him since kids let you know when they are ready--and that was our experience with Olivia and Jason--but a while ago Leo didn't use the bathroom the whole day at school--7.5 hours!! So, I said to him, if you can hold it that long, I think you could try holding it at night. He said he didn't want to since the hall is scary without a light and he doesn't want to leave his bed. We added a nightlight to the hall and gave him a goal of seven to ten nights dry to get the thing he really wants--Clay's Falcon Fighter Blaster Lego set--and he has been dry ever since! I guess we should have tried sooner!