Archive | August, 2012

The Start of Classes

28 Aug

Next Tuesday, Miss H will officially start preschool classes. We eased her into the whole school thing by enrolling in the summer camp at her new school. Her summer has been filled with art projects, swimming, moon bounces, music class, pony rides and yoga and now school will actually be mixed in with all those activities. Not to say she has not learned things this summer, it will just be more structured starting next week. When we pick her up in the afternoon, we get a run down of all the things she did that day. There have been times when Kerry and I were both a little jealous of the preschool camp activities 🙂 Included in that run down are her friend’s names, followed by who their new teacher will be. Miss H is very excited about her new class and it is nice to know that her two BFFs from the summer will be joining her in her new classroom. Next Tuesday, Kerry and I get to spend the morning at school as well. It should be fun family time!

And, it was confirmed a few weeks ago that we made the right choice in schools because we actually got off the waiting list of the school we had originally picked as number one. I did not even debate turning down the slot. We love her new school and the faculty have been so great this summer that we are looking forward to the school year ahead.

Still Unpacking

27 Aug

We have made serious progress (like, we can finally see our dining room table and the boxes are out of the kitchen) but we still have a long way to go. Plus, we have made several trips to Home Depot, Target and Beth, Bath and Beyond for little things that we need (that end up costing way more than planned). But, we still love our house.

I know that Miss H cannot read but we have had two instances lately that she has correctly shouted out the words on a sign and there have been no pictures or anything to support what the sign says. The first time it was for a dance place and the second was for ice cream. I chalked up the first instance to luck and the second time, I rewarded her with a treat. And, if dance and ice cream are going to be the first words she can read, I am okay with that 🙂

She takes her ice cream very seriously. No chocolate allowed and ample topping selection required.

Mom came to visit on Sunday and in between major thunderstorms, we scoped out some new furniture. Miss H found a chair that she wanted to switch with her bed. She is doing her best sleeping impression here.

Also, all the mirrors were a lot of fun. Next time I am in need of a place to burn energy, I might hit up the local furniture store. She did not want to leave.

Hope everyone had a nice weekend!