Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Fish Sticks and What?

Being the wonderful (lazy) mother that I am, I made Jack a healthy (fast, cheap, easy) gourmet lunch.

This is what it is supposed to look like.

This is what it actually looked liked.

And he loved it!

He couldn't be happier with fish sticks soaked in chocolate pudding.

Please notice the huge flesh wound on his forehead. He face planted on the pool deck at Uncle Brent's.

Monday, August 18, 2008

Tate Started Kindergarten

So I finally have something to blog about. Our life has been pretty
boring since my last post, but now we have EXCITEMENT!!! Tate started school last Monday - I know I promised pics last week, but last week was the longest week of my life - I was sicker (I know that's not a word) than I ever have been, but I'll spare you the details! Anyhow, we went and met Tate's teacher Mrs.Ctibor on Friday. Tate was so excited to see his classroom and find his desk. He checked out everything twice and
was patient with his brother who had to check everything out too. Monday morning Tate wasn't convinced that he wanted to get up early to get ready, but the mention of packing his lunch in his Simpsons luch box (he really has no clue who the Simpsons are, but John convinced him that they are cool) and he was ready to move! We got there in plenty of time for me to walk him to his classroom and take a few pics. He was doing great and so was I - until I gave him a hug. I didn't cry, but I did get teary eyed, even more so when I asked him if he wanted me to stay or go, and he said go. He hasn't had to be talked out of bed since. He loves school and is excited to go everyday - but he isn't too fond of homework! I'm glad I get to have a year with Jack before he starts preschool. We have all sorts of big plans for our time together. I'm so lucky to be a mom and to get to spend my days doing all the fun mom stuff! I wouldn't trade it for anything!

Tate had to smell the sticker his teacher gave him - after he put it on his shirt.

Checking out the new classroom and desk - Jack always close by!

Ready for his back to school father's blessing - what a great Dad!

Gotta get a first day of school picture in front of the house.

Waiting outside the classroom for the bell to ring.

"OK mom - that's enough pictures - you can go now."