Sunday, September 18, 2011

Last week of vacation, first week of Kindergarten... awesome





We totally made it through a whole first week of Kindergarten!!  I had a blast, pretty much had Mom to myself to end my last week of summer break.
 
Owen did great... seriously great, each day the reports were better than the one before.

 Tuesday was pretty great, Mom got to do some volunteer time in the classroom (that's my teach... Mrs. C).

She was pretty excited, they are doing a tile project that will decorate the facade of the school.

 Owen's class did Trees, and they looked fantastic (Mom may have had too much fun... she followed O into the cafeteria).

That afternoon we had an impromptu block party... awesome!

  I even got to try out Aubry's scooter... we have totally bonded. Otherwise, I must be going through a growth spurt... I keep crashing and have two head bruises/scratches to show for at least five tumbles just walking down the street.

 Wednesday, Owen had such a great day in class, that we celebrated with some extra time at the park (bonus for me!).

I am getting where I really like the swings, merry-go-round,

giant, super tall slide.

Owen is learning how to push me on the swing... he gets a little fancy.  The rest of the week was similarly great, I loved spending some special girl-time running errands and playing a ton with Mom.  Friday we all celebrated a great week with ice-cream!

It was fun, we ran into Julius and Simone too who were great at making us all laugh.  This weekend, Dad had a bass fishing tourney and came in 2nd with a nice 16 3/4 in small mouth bass!  Congrats Dad!

We had a fun day with Mom hitting up little big burger (I ate mine and Owen's, while he filled up on their nice crispy fries) again as well as Mr. Green beans, Mom is into a culturing kick...Owen helped Mom make yogurt and she started some keifer, which it appears is like thin yogurt... so not too different functionally, but she's interested in trying water keifer too.  Also hit a fabric store, Owen is giving sewing a shot... he stepped a bout five feet into the craft store and found his two fabrics within about 45 seconds... so not Mom's method.
 
 We got to go to the awards ceremony and hang with all of the kayak fishers. 
It was pretty fun.  That evening Owen and Mom worked on his pillow case, he worked so hard and focused so well.  He ironed and sewed it... seriously ALL himself.  Mom hovered very closely through the whole process.

Owen did a fantastic job, though when he took a break for dinner, he had a stomach ache, even though it was one of his favorite dinners.  He said it was stressful because of all of the danger.  However when he finished he claimed it was the best craft project ever ... 
in part because of all of the danger!  He was super pleased with himself.  
The weather has changed... definitely autumnal in the long-pants, occasional sweater and even some rain gear.

Mud-pies have turned into hot chocolate or soup.  Everything starts back to "normal" again... work, daycare, school... settling into a routine should be a new adventure!

1 comment:

Rebecca Jackson said...

Sounds like such a fun week! Noah is quite impressed with Owen's sewing abilities and says he can sew him a pillow case any time he wants.