The boys sixth birthday party was at Chuck E Cheese on a Tuesday night. Why a Tuesday night? 1 – The boys could not agree on a location for their birthday – they declined every idea that I provided and couldn’t come up with anything that they really wanted. 2 – By the time . . . → Read More: Weeknight Birthday Parties are My New Favorite Thing
The week before parent-teacher conferences we received a paper from school with suggested questions and topics that we might want to cover in our conferences. I have a good relationships with all 3 teachers and if there are any issues I know about them so I don’t have a lot of questions at conference . . . → Read More: We Aren’t Getting Married Until We Are 29
When the boys were tiny newborns, I made a decision to do my best not to compare them to Juliana. She was the baby that beat every milestone by weeks and even months. She slept through the night at 8 weeks old. She was the best baby in almost every way. The boys arrived . . . → Read More: It’s Difficult Not to Compare Them
Ruslan at 5-1/2 continues to be full of energy. He goes from sound asleep to wide awake – loud and in constant motion. He runs, he yells, he climbs – he thinks that he is invincible. Railings are for sliding down, the back of the couch and his headboard make perfect balance beams, he . . . → Read More: Ruslan 5.5
My babies started Kindergarten this year and it is already 20% over.
The boys are 5-1/2 today.
Juliana is a third grader – real, big kid school.
Juliana turns 9 tomorrow. Time is moving much too quickly right now.
When it was time to get on the bus on the first day of . . . → Read More: They Walked Up the Steps Hand in Hand
Today is the last day that the boys will spend in the childcare program where they have spent the past five years. In August 2009, when the boys were 16 weeks old, the childcare program that Juliana attended started an infant program. That program opened with 3 babies – Ruslan, Wyatt and Finnegan. With the . . . → Read More: I Can Still Hold Them Both in My Arms
When I took the boys to Kindergarten Screening at the beginning of the summer, they took the first time parents on a tour, they handed out new information, and they talked about Kindergarten Camp. I thought that Kindergarten camp must be new, but they told us that they have offered the program for years and . . . → Read More: Kindergarten Camp
It’s a big week for the boys. The end of preschool, graduation and kindergarten screening. Wyatt was proclaimed the most improved over the year and it sure has been a big year for him. From the parent-teacher conference in the fall where I fought back tears the entire conversation and the weeks that I got a call . . . → Read More: Preschool Comes to a Close and the Next Chapter Begins
I cried through most of the Kindergarten graduation ceremony – I couldn’t believe that Juliana’s first year of school was over. It went by so quickly and it was such a great year. In fact it was perfect in so many ways. It was almost too good to be true and as the year . . . → Read More: Kindergarten – The Fastest 10 Months of My Life
Yesterday I took some time off and went to the zoo with Juliana’s Kindergarten class. This was my first field trip of the year and they did a few things that made it run so smoothly. The students were all wearing white polo shirts and khaki shorts/pants/skorts – most of the other groups were . . . → Read More: How Many Kindergartners Can You Fit in a Polar Bear Trap