Thursday, August 28, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
And now the exciting part for them--the tour of the police station!! It was very interesting to see everything that goes on behind the scenes! She showed us the dispatch room with the 911 operators, and there are big screen TVs in there with live coverage of major intersections. But, for my boys, it was all about the jail. Ethan had so many questions about the bad guys!! The last stop on the tour was outside to see the patrol car. This was also an item of great interest, and again one that led Ethan to ask many questions.
Eating a snack and listening to a book about police officers before going in
Outside the police station right before going in
Carter getting fingerprinted
Ethan's turn--look how painful it is!
In the slammer!
Throw away the key!!!
In the back of the police car (Carter's
Ethan giving Sgt. Halloway a hug
I love this picture--when Carter gives a hug, he gives a hug!! I'm not sure she knew what to think!
Saturday, August 16, 2008
Then today we were at Bed Bath & Beyond and both my boys spotted the Aqua Globe. They both got more excited over it than any 3 or 5 year old boy should. They kept saying how it is in stores, but the commercial said it wasn't sold in stores. That really confused them. Carter kept telling me I needed one because it will water my plants for me, and Ethan agreed excitedly telling me that it will water my plants for 50 days and the water that isn't used goes back in the aqua globe and you don't have to lift a finger.
#1. I can't believe Nickelodeon has so many adult commercials.
#2. I can't believe my boys watch them so intently.
Friday, August 15, 2008
Next up was Pizza and Pop for lunch followed by Puppy dog cakes and jello jigglers cut out in the shape of Ps for dessert. After lunch they each Painted magnets, and then we played some games for Prizes. There was Pin the tail on the Pig, hot Potato, and Parachute man races. Some of the prizes were Pokemon cards, Plane launchers, Puzzles, and Push Pops. After this came the Pinata!!
We ended by having Popsicles, Punch, and Pretzels. On the 10 minute ride home, Carter was Pooped and fell asleep which he hardly ever does anymore. In a word, the day was...Perfect!
Playing Hot Potato
Pinning the tail on the Pig (my friend Bonnie drew the pig, but I don't think I could've done much better!) However, Ethan walked by and said to Bonnie, "Wow, you're a good artist!" Poor boy has me for a mom and has learned to not expect much when it comes to artistic talent! Thankfully he is easily impressed and is usually happy with whatever I come up with!
Carter dropping his Parachute man
Thursday, August 14, 2008
Carter on the balance beam--He did stay on the tape, but instead of jumping or turning, he just ran--really fast! He told me he just wanted to win everything!
Ethan on the balance beam--taking it much slower, of course! I think he even threw in a jump or two!
For this event, everyone was supposed to pick an animal and run like that animal. Several of the kids were cats so they ran on all fours, one was a horse so he galloped, and so on. As you can clearly see from this picture, Ethan was an elephant and Carter was a tiger. For my boys it was all about winning despite the rules!
Hopping on one foot--take a look at their tongues!! You can click on the picture to get a closeup!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Lying in bed on Sunday night after reading books, Ethan began crying and voiced a lot of concern about going to kindergarten the next day. I think he was sad about summer being over and nervous about a new school, a new teacher, and new friends. He was worried his teacher wouldn't love him. Or that his new friends wouldn't be nice. After assuring him that everything was going to be OK, he finally fell asleep at a pretty decent time. He woke up this morning in a much better mood, but you could still tell he was a little scared. Donnie went into work late so that he could have breakfast with Ethan and see him off. He made one of Ethan's favorite breakfasts--cinnamon rolls with icing!!
After Donnie left we finished getting ready and when I suggested he wear his newer sandals, he asked if he could wear his Spongebob crocs instead. I tried talking him out of it, but then he said to me, "Maybe if I wear my Spongebob crocs some of the other kids will say, 'hey Ethan I like your cool shoes'." How could I say no to that??? When we got to school he couldn't believe how big it was! We found our way to his new room while lugging the tons of supplies we had to bring on the first day. His teacher introduced herself and began to show us where to put all those supplies. While this was going on, she looked at Ethan and said, "Wow Ethan, I love your Spongebob shoes. Did you get those for your first day of school?" He just beamed and thanked her. Then he pulled me aside and told me he wanted to tell me a secret. I leaned down and he whispered into my ear. "Mommy, that is exactly what I wanted someone to say." Thank goodness I gave into him this morning!
Since this week is staggered for kindergartners, there were only two other kids in his class today. A little girl and a little boy named Davis!!! He will have the rest of the week off and then go back on Monday with his whole class of 15 kids. After unloading everything, I gave him a hug and a kiss and then left. I turned around just once after that and he was really content playing with a geoboard. It was I who needed another hug and someone to wipe away my tears.
When I picked him up this afternoon, he got in the car and started to tell me all about his day. He was so excited. He kept telling me how much fun he had and it was way more funner than preschool!! They chased a gingerbread man (and he insisted he was real!) all around the school. This was a fun way for them to see where the cafeteria, gym, computer lab, etc. was. All along the way, the gingerbread man left them notes with clues of where to go next. The last clue said he was in a room where a lot of learning happens. They all ran back to their classroom, but the gingerbread man was taking a nap in a "magic oven" b/c he was so tired from running around the school. His teacher took him out and they were able to decorate their own gingerbread man cookies. Ethan told me he bit off his legs first just in case he woke up from his nap. That way, he said, the gingerbread man won't be able to run anywhere!! That Ethan, he's always thinking!!!
He told me several other stories, and I can tell he had such a good time. He kept saying that he really likes his new school, and I really hope it stays that way. I am sooooo proud of you, Ethan!!! I hope you have a great year in kindergarten!
Ethan and his teacher, Mrs. Wooley
Talking on the phone to his cousin, Hunter and telling him all about his day. He just beams whenever he talks to Hunter!
Thursday, August 7, 2008
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Carter, Ethan, and their friend Bryce--sorry this video is a little long, I kept waiting for something funny to happen, but it never did!
At the end of the two hours, all the skaters can race. This is Carter's race which was just for 3 and 4 year olds. He came in 2nd!! He wanted me to come with him during his race which is how I was able to videotape him. I don't have a video of Ethan's race b/c I was too far away, but he did great!! He came in 3rd out of 10 five and six year olds!
Monday, August 4, 2008
Sunday, August 3, 2008
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