Ben has begun his last year of pre-school in a 4/5 classroom. He LOVES his new space, new teachers and new friends. In the last 3 weeks he has learned to write his name and successfully identify many letters of the alphabet. He has learned new songs, new social rules, read a lot of new books, painted many pictures and just grown a ton. It's amazing what a new classroom can do. I have seen more growth from him in the last 3 weeks than I did the entire summer. Simply amazing.
Tommy also started a new class - toddler 5. That is the oldest toddler room in the day care before they go upstairs to pre-school. He is with many of his friends from last year, but some new friends as well. He is growing up so quickly. He talks non-stop. In fact, sometimes he stutters because he wants to say so much but doesn't quite have the vocabulary to support it! He only runs (walking is for wimps...), he has 2 new molars coming in, and he loves pasta. He's still a little guy, but totally healthy and cheerful.
Chris and I are back to our normal schedules as well - work, work, work during the week and play, play, play (with the kids) on the weekends. My mom once told me something that someone had told her - the days are long, but the years are fast. SO true. Our heads are busy and our hearts are full!
|Checkin out the bunnies on the farm after apple picking|
|New classroom decorations for mom!|
|Painting his frog|
|Daddy and Ben painting the Superman logo|
|Ben's first real attempt at writing his name|
|Sunday Fun day outfit : )|
|Bros learning how to spell|
|Bros playing basketball|
|Everyone on the tractor riding up to the top of the apple orchard!|