Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Jonathan vs. the front porch step

Well, Jonathan had a bit of a run-in today with the front porch step. The 4 inch step has been something that Jonathan has been conquering for a few weeks now, but today the step got the better of him. : (

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

First day of School

Yesterday was Jessica's first day of Kindergarten and Will's first day of Pre-K.
Jessica told me, "Mom, I'm a Kindergartner, so that means I'm a little bit nervous." But she was also excited. She did great when I dropped her off, and when I saw her after school before I had time to say anything she yelled, "Mom!! I LOVE Kindergarten!!" She said that her favorite part was nap time (um . . . that was unexpected!). She said that she didn't sleep she just got to talk to her friend Jaden the whole time! She liked PE and recess and she liked eating lunch at school. She made a few new friends, but told me that she doesn't want to meet everybody yet, just a few friends at first. She got to color a picture of a little girl to look just like her, and they watched a movie about counting. She was very excited to go back to school today, so I hope it lasts.

Will has Jessica's teacher from last year, and we already know that we love her. He had fun, although he kept telling me that they didn't do anything. (He's not nearly as talkative as Jessica!) However, I knew he had a good time, becuase this morning he got out of bed, got dressed, and told me it was time to take him to school -- even though it was only about 7:00 am.

Happy Birthday Willbon!!

Happy Birthday Willbon! I can't believe you're already 4 years old. For awhile you insisted that you were turning 5, but when the day finally arrived you were very happy to be 4. You told everyone it was your birthday, and you proudly held up 4 fingers when they asked you how old you were.

Will initially wanted a Lightning McQueen cake, but he insisted that it be a 3-D version of the famous race car -- way beyond my novice cake-making skills!! So I strategically convinced him that a Spiderman cake would be very cool, and he agreed. He saw a spiderman cartoon a few weeks ago, and he has been very into everything spiderman lately!
He invited his best friend Colby over for his party, and it worked out very nicely because Colby's sister just happens to be Jessica's best friend, and Colby's Mom just happens to be one of my best friends. So it was a party for everyone!
Will got some race cars, a leapster, a dart gun, a toy rifle set, and a spiderman costume. All the toys were a big hit, but I will admit that the guns are loud, and the darts are stuck all over my ceiling!! Oh well, it's all part of the fun.
Happy Birthday Will!