Greetings! Long time no update! We’ve been busy getting into the swing of things. That’s my excuse for the long absence! So there!
Well, the Blob has been taken down for the year. SIGH. HOWEVER, the hot tub is in full force. Nothing better than a dip in the hot tub while it’s chilly outside. Getting out kind of sucks, but oh well. We all really enjoy it and it will get a lot of use between now and when we empty it for the winter (too expensive to heat when its negative degrees outside). Avery has been taking after her brother lately and diving under the water with goggles and a snorkel. She surprised us by sticking the snorkel in her mouth and swimming across the hot tub, breathing thru it the whole time. A natural!
Check out what I found! The Tangle Teezer! And it TOTALLY works! Brushing her hair is a breeze now. Its a miracle. Seriously. (side note: check out her little curls there – so cute!)
With Dylan gone all day, we have a lot of time to play dress up. I guess I shouldn’t be mad at her when she wants to change her clothes several times a day. Clearly she gets it from me. It takes a long time to land on the perfect outfit, I tell you!!!
Here’s Dylan on his second to last swim in the lake. I’m saying that because its been in the 30’s the last few nights. I think our lake swim time is up. This picture was taken on September 9th.
Here is Dylan’s first homework!
Did I do it right Mom?
The homework helper. Or supervisor. Or distractor. Take your pick.
Avery started dance last week! Takes me right back. Oh okay, so I don’t really remember my times in dance at this age. I DID start at 3 though, just like Avery.
Walking into the class for the first time! (side note: I have NO idea why the flash didn’t go off. Mama needs a new camera. Stat. Santa, you better be listening. This camera hasn’t been the same since the camera dropping incident of July 2009…or sometime around there…and you know who you are, camera breaker.)
There were only 2 other kids in class. The girl standing there in front of the teacher is crying and wants to leave. Wussy! LOL. The other kid wouldn’t leave his mother’s lap.
So the other kids are randoms that were waiting around for their class to start. They joined in which made it more fun for Avery since her classmates weren’t joining in.
They have tumbling time at the end of each class. Avery loved that part.
Some balance work. She kept trying to go so fast on it. She joined the pre-school class after this week’s class. The cryer dropped out and the other kid still wouldn’t leave his mom’s lap, so I decided she should just move to the pre-school class and ditch Tiny Tots. Her teacher said she was MORE than ready for that class anyway. Tiny Tots is more of an introductory class anyway. She went to the pre-school class on Tuesday night and LOVED it. There were probably 15 or so little ladies. She was pleased to hear that she will get a “pretty new dress” for the holiday recital.
School boy home from another long day of learning. I don’t know why he was given a crown. He’s still a bit secretive about what happens at school. What happens at school, stays at school? Slowly though, we are learning more details. His best new friend is Ryan (Ry-Ry is his nickname), school goes super fast – “feels like only 2 hours!!” he loves the bus, is counting how many days he’s been in school (today is day 14) and is learning to write lowercase letters. I can’t wait til he can read!
Gpa Danny came down for a visit this past weekend while I was away for my un-official college reunion with my friends from college. Its only been 5 years. ; )
It was in the 80’s so they spent a lot of time outside. Must. Soak. It. UP!
This is what happens when Mom is away. Avery is allowed to fashion her SKIRT into a DRESS. Thats the shorts part that’s inside the skirt. She’s invented a one shoulder dress. She is a gifted fashionista.
Make it work, Avos!
They had to get some tubing in before pulling UB Pimpin out of the water for the winter.
I love how Avery is peeking around Gpa here.
The kids said Gpa lost his hat. Is this true Gpa? THIS hat?
Here is Dylan’s sunflower from Learning Tree preschool. He planted this in the spring.
He planted pumpkins too, but I don’t think they are gonna work out. Dang!
Here are some lovely cell phone pictures! Lingy are adding on to their garage, so the kids have been watching the various construction vehicles working over there. Dylan is bummed he’s been missing a lot of it while he’s at school.
And this is last night. Dylan came home from school and immediately sat down to start working on some art projects.
He made this picture all on his own. He had his arm over it to make sure I didn’t peek at what he was making. So proud of the progress he’s made in the last 14 days! Numbers, lowercase letters, fancy drawings! Love it!
And here are a couple of his school lunches. This is a Planet Box lunch box.
He’s been loving his lunches and I’ve been liking getting my creativity on! Ask me how I feel about it in May tho….LOL
Well, that is all for now. I think its time for a dip in the hot tub! My feet are frozen! Later!