Thursday, August 12, 2010

Logan's First Day of Kindergarten

Well, it's official! I'm the mom of a school-ager, aahh!!

We had our parents meeting last night, where we learned everything we wanted to know about kindergarten. Because Logan is in the afternoon session, we drop him off and he rides the bus home. So today being the first day, parents were allowed to accompany the kids to the class. Logan matter of fact told me "mom I'll be okay, you can just drop me off" That made me sad, but made me feel good that he was ready.

I came home for a long lunch hour today, so I could take him for his first day. I cried most of the way to the house. He was dressed, shoes on and backpack on, about 30 minutes before we needed to leave. He asked Grannie all morning if it was time to go, I think he was a tad bit excited.
So off we went, I didn't just drop him off, we waited outside with all the other parents for the teachers to come get them. I snuck in to the classroom with him, and got "the face" He didn't complain too much and even let me take a few pictures.

Two of his friends from our street are in his class, as well as his good friend Mia from daycare days. He was very excited to see her, they had been at daycare together since a year and a half old.

I did okay with the drop-off, until I saw Mia's mom, she was crying and we were both commenting on how it was just yesterday when they were in the toddler room:) And I cried most of the way back to work.

He got to ride the bus home, and loved it, that of course was the favorite part of his day. And he wants to go back tomorrow, so that's great.

His teacher is great too, she's so incredibly organized, its awesome. I think we're going to have a great year!

Monday, August 9, 2010


In case you are keeping track, just two more days until school starts. And the big kindergartner is sick :( About midnight last night he woke up crying, running a lovely fever and complaining that his throat hurts, ugh! Poor guy. Today, no fever, but throat still hurts, so he's hanging out in mom and dad's bed watching cartoons, and drinking lots of fluids. Hopefully this passes before Wednesday, he'd be so bummed if he had to miss his first day of school.

Me on the other hand, I would love to just take a vacation far far away and come back when he's finished with high school :) It's going to be a rough week for momma. We bought supplies at Target and I got teary eyed while he was trying on his backpack, bring on the Kleenex!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Cool, quiet mornings

Ahh, finally a break from the heat. We slept with the windows open last night while temps dropped into the low 60's. While trying to falling asleep while the cicadas chirped outside wasn't easy, the cool breeze was fantastic!

This morning I opened up all the windows, Avery is down for her morning snooze and Logan is watching his favorite Phineas and Ferb. (After a much better week, he earned a tv show back.) Richard is off cutting grass and church, so I'm enjoying a cup of coffee, and a nice breeze while blogging on the deck, the joys of wireless internet!

This should be a fairly quiet weekend, except for some back-to-school shopping. We'll enjoy the no major plan weekend, as the next few weekends will be jam packed with weddings and road trips.

Hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The heat is on....

Well it appears Blogger has been unblocked at work, not going to question, just going to enjoy my writing time :)

The summer heat is really upon us here in Indiana, temps in the upper 90's and heat indexes in the triple digits the last few days, it's really been miserable. I'm not a humidity girl!

I think the heat and summer are getting to Logan as well, ugh we've had a rough few weeks with that boy. I think the heat, which means not much outside time, being stuck with Grannie for the summer and new sister are starting to get to him. Last week he had to pack up a large chunk of toys, and lost electronic privileges. Just not sure where this kid came from. This week has been better, he's earned a few things back. So I'm hoping once we get into a school routine, and he's around his friends again things will get better and he'll be back to his sweet old self, well close anyway. And school officially starts next Wednesday. We got our letter today, that he'll be in afternoon kindergarten. We have an ice cream social on Monday, and then orientation on Wednesday where we get to go to school with him and hang out for a few hours, then Thursday is his first official day. He's very excited, more so to ride the big bus than anything. And he has his first loose tooth, so lots of changes at our house, prayers that he handles these changes okay.

Avery gets bigger everyday I swear. She's so close to crawling, although some days I wonder if she'll just skip it and go right to walking! Her teeth are bothering her lately too and it looks as if she'll get a top one first. She's been chatting away lately too, really starting to find her voice and all the different sounds she can make. It's too cute, this really is one of my favorite baby stages:)

We've got a busy wedding season coming up. Jamie and I took a road trip to Lansing this past weekend for our cousin Megan's shower (can't believe she's getting married). We had a blast, the shower was fun and then it was great to just chill out on Saturday night, gabbing. Her wedding is the 21st, so we'll be traveling to Grayling for that, then next Saturday is my friend Erin's wedding. It's a small simple wedding, so as her present I've offered to be the 'photographer' for the event. I'm excited about it that and have some great ideas:) Then we have another friend's wedding Labor Day weekend, whew! Tis the season.