Friday, September 16, 2011

Shark Girl

Finally Andi lost a tooth.  She was a late bloomer I guess.  She has been waiting and waiting and waiting to finally get a loose tooth and "all" of her friends have already lost teeth.  In fact, she even grew her adult teeth in about 3 months ago.  She looks like a shark!  See:

She is so proud.  The tooth fairy came for a visit that night even though there was no tooth.  Here's the story...One night Andi asked Cory if he could pull it out.  I don't think she really even knew what that entailed.  She just liked the attention, I think.  So Cory got the floss and wrapped it around and just yanked it.  And out it flew!  It flew behind Cory, hit the wall and disappeared.  Really!  We looked everywhere for it and couldn't find it.  So she wrote a note to the tooth fairy and stuck it under her pillow.  Luckily the tooth fairy remembered and brought $2 because that's what was in the tooth fairy's wallet. 

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Spencer's 1st Day of Pre-K

Isn't it funny how fast they grow up.  Here's the big boy on his first day of Pre-K.  And isn't it funny how the norm (in Roseville anyway) is 2 years of preschool!  Didn't there used to be a time when preschool at all was optional?  I'm a victim of the whole "high expectations in preschool" way of thinking.  There is a new teacher this year and at the meet and greet she kept talking about art, then play time, then art, then snacks, then art...  So I raised my hand and asked her if she was going to talk about the abc's or numbers at all.  She said a snide remark to her colleague and then said "yes, they'll know they're numbers 1-10 by the end of the year."  Wow...I was speechless.  They all learned that the first few months LAST year!  Needless to say, we sent over the very intimidating kindergarten teacher (Ms. Jordan) to introduce herself and help her know that a lot is expected out of the kids before they even start kindergarten.  We'll see how it goes. 

This big guy is really starting to be a lot of fun.  Not that he wasn't before but you know how they grow up and their personalities are more apparent.  Well, he's definitely a boy.  He's an outside boy who NEEDS to run around and move his little body.  He's turning into a big helper for me, too. Just today I asked him if he could please play with Trevor while I do the dishes.  He put him in our puppet bin and pushed him around the house.  Trevor was cracking up!  And Spencer was having a great time.  Those 2 will have a blast together when they're older. 

Thursday, September 1, 2011

We had such a nice evening

 Last night was beautiful.  It cooled down to a very manageable temperature.  In fact, it was close to perfect.  One of those nights where the air just feels so good on your skin.  After dinner we had nothing going on so we went outside.  I took our huge watermelon outside and onto the grass.  I took our really long knife and I cut it into triangles.  I usually cut it into bite size chunks so we avoid the sticky sweet mess, but I went full guns.  Hey- live a little!  The kids ate it like candy while they played.  They ate that whole thing!  Juice was dripping everywhere.  And I wasn't bothered by it one bit.  It was just so wonderful outside that I was in a great mood.  Well, great mood because everyone was happy and getting along and acting the way siblings are supposed to act (in my dreams, anyway).  Now, this is what I want to bottle up and keep forever...