Sunday, August 28, 2011

Austin can tie his shoes!

This past week school started and it got me thinking...I remembered that Valerie was tying her shoes when she went to kindergarden, but Austin had not attemted to tie a shoe. Pretty much all we wear are flip flops. So I went on a hunt for the web-site I used for Valerie, and boy was it hard to find.

With Valerie, I tired for 3 days and then went to the internet and found this great web page. Once Valerie watched it only 1 time she was tying her shoes. I was getting upset because I could not find it for Austin. But after 2 days of searching I found it. We spent 2 nights about 30minutes without the video, then we watched the video and for the most part he got it!

We started out with him tying my shoe, then I got him longer laces for his shoes and now he is off. The 2 days he had school last week he tied his shoes. I go behind him and double knot them to help them stay.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

The school year has began

This week was back to school week for us. I defanitly had mixed emotions about it all the way around. There were times where I could not wait for school to start and then there were times the thought of it made me tear up. But it has come and I know it will be a good year.

Valerie started Monday, and apparently it's not cool to have your picture taken on the first day anymore...but I will do it anyway:) She had orientation last Friday which was pretty nice. WE got to meet the teachers and do a trial for her first day.This is the first year the school is trying block scheduling. They have 3 classes a day and lunch. Each class last 2 regular periods, so she has classes every other day. I think it will work out nice and help with the homework.

Austin has his first day of school today. Only 5 kids went to school each day Monday - Thursday, then on Friday the entire class goes. It went off without a hitch. Except I was the only mom at the Boo Hoo breakfast crying. We biked today and will most likely bike every day from now on. It only takes us 10 minutes to bike and it takes about 25minutes to drop them off in the car. Austin's orientation was Friday. He got to meet his teacher and Rob and I got to spend money on PTO, lunches, spirt shirt and such. He really wont be buying lunch, but they offer ice cream on Friday's only and I thought it would be nice for him to have a little something at the end of the week. He enjoyed it, and talked about his day way more than Valerie ever did.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

my baby is 2

So today my baby is 2. It went by so fast. Yesterday we threw her a little party while Rob's mom and step-dad were in town. We had a few people from the neiborhood come to play. The kids had a good time.

She is getting so big I can't believe how fast she is learning and growing.