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Three School Updates

21 Nov

Miss H started at her new school in June with the summer camp and then started in her Montessori classroom in early September. In the very beginning, we were told how well she was doing and Miss H still constantly talks about everything they are working on. We have had fun going through her monthly stacks of work and we have seen her learn so much the last three months. She recognizes letters (and says there sounds) as we drive around town or are out places. She recognizes words and her vocabulary has exploded. Her teacher approached us about moving her into the pre-K class and we decided to give it a try. She would be with the same group in the morning hours and then after lunch would spend an additional few hours working with her current teacher and one of the other teachers. She would get more focus on reading and writing in the afternoon so Kerry and I decided that her teacher knew what was best and on she went to be with the older kids.

For Miss H, the real excitement of her new class is bringing a lunch box to school 🙂 For me, packing a lunch has been a new experience- let me know if you have any great suggestions that do not involve peanut butter, chocolate or nuts.

I am still taking courses this semester and in a weird twist of requirement changes that actually worked in my favor, I will be finished this semester! I can’t say squeezing in two classes for four semesters has been the easiest of things so I am glad to be finishing up before I thought I was going to be finished. I will have a new graduate diploma to add to my undergraduate degree by January.

Kerry completed his year worth of courses that his work enrolled him in and even had a graduation ceremony a few weeks ago. I think he is going to miss being away from the office for a week each month but he is also excited he is finished with the school work.

So, we are all a bunch of overachievers! Yeah for school!


Pre-Thanksgiving Visit

21 Nov

Dad and Kathy arrived on Thursday night after having dinner with Aunt Leigh. Miss H was happy to see them both but was very concerned why Buddy (the dog) had not made the trip. Buddy was safely back in Vermont at dog camp so Miss H decided that maybe he could not fly because there was no where for him to use the bathroom. Love three year old logic.

Friday afternoon we took them to Miss H’s favorite park and favorite store (aka Trader Joe’s). The weather was great so it was nice to spend time outside. Saturday, we headed to Burke Lake Park and showed them around the playground and lake.

Miss H even semi-cooperated with a picture.

We got lots of fresh air, enjoyed the nice weather and then headed to lunch at Dad’s favorite place (aka Chipotle). I think everyone besides Miss H was ready for a nap 🙂
Miss H and I headed to a friends birthday party and when we returned home we had a nice dinner waiting for us. Dad and Kathy took off early Sunday morning but will be back at the beginning of January for Dad’s birthday. We all had a fun time!