Preschool Comes to a Close and the Next Chapter Begins


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

Brothers Stick Together


Ruslan and Wyatt are complete best friends. Given a choice they will spend every waking moment together – playing nicely, chasing each other, fighting over toys, snuggling to watch a movie together. We attended a Build-A-Bear workshop birthday party last week and all of the children were sitting in a circle together. The party coordinator . . . → Read More: Brothers Stick Together

The Emotional Scars Take the Longest to Heal


It’s been almost 2 years since Ruslan’s arm injury and if you look at him today, you wouldn’t know how badly his arm was burned. We are so grateful that he has full use of his arm and he continues to be a busy and very active boy.

On the other hand, he is . . . → Read More: The Emotional Scars Take the Longest to Heal

Wyatt’s First Day of Preschool


Tuesday was Wyatt’s first day of preschool! Last week and over the weekend people kept asking him if he was excited about starting preschool. He would nod his head but in typical Wyatt fashion there was no great enthusiasm.

Tuesday morning he didn’t kick and scream when it was time to get dressed and . . . → Read More: Wyatt’s First Day of Preschool

Ruslan Goes to Preschool Now


Every morning at drop-off for weeks, I would hear those words in the school hallway. One of the toddlers from Ruslan’s former class tugging on their parent’s arm to get their attention, pointing and saying “Ruslan goes to preschool now!”

Ruslan started preschool on January 22nd and he was so excited to finally move up. The first . . . → Read More: Ruslan Goes to Preschool Now

The Boys are Never Going to Preschool


Juliana started preschool a month before she turned 3 – she was fully potty trained, she was bored in the toddler room and she was very ready for the preschool environment. When Ruslan and Wyatt turned 3 in the spring, I was happy that their birthday was early in the year. In my opinion, . . . → Read More: The Boys are Never Going to Preschool

Growing Up and New Beginnings


An October birthday equaled three full years of preschool for Juliana, it seemed like she was in preschool forever (half of her life to this point).  This last year of preschool was much of the same – same classroom, same teachers (with the exception of her beloved Ms Moran, Juliana still tells me that . . . → Read More: Growing Up and New Beginnings

Juliana’s 5th Birthday


She has been talking about her birthday for months, so excited to be turning 5. 

Scott and I took cupcakes to school for class snack on her birthday and that night we had cake and she opened her presents from us and her grandparents.  She spent the time before bed playing with the . . . → Read More: Juliana’s 5th Birthday

Back to Preschool with Twinkle Toes


The summer childcare program has come to a close.  Earlier this week, Juliana told me that she didn’t want to go back to school…she wants it to be summer forever.  Alas, it was back to school on Thursday – another year of preschool for Juliana – it will be her 3rd year since she . . . → Read More: Back to Preschool with Twinkle Toes

First Day of School

The first day of preschool was yesterday. Juliana was so excited! I bought the dress several weeks ago and she has been waiting impatiently to wear it – pink and purple of course. I let her pick out the backpack – after I vetoed Hannah Montana – and she selected Barbie because it is . . . → Read More: First Day of School