Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Comparison Pics



Pic on the top is Asher at 18 months.  Pic on the bottom is Jacob at about 15 months.  Crazy huh?!?

Asher's First Day of School






This post is a little overdue as Asher has been in "school" for about 3 weeks now.  Asher attends Mother's Day Out at the local Baptist Church on Fridays.  Fortunately, He has the same teachers as he had last year because Miss Sheryl and Miss Sue are absolutely wonderful!  He's such a little wild man and didn't want to stand still long enough for me to snap his picture.  So, these are action shots!  

Friday, September 11, 2009

TGIF




We have a lot of changes and transitions that we have been working through this past week:  Jacob's new pre-school, Mommy's new work schedule, a new nanny at our house on Wednesdays, an almost-4-year-old who is testing the waters and asserting his independence (constantly), a 1 year old who is transitioning to a new napping schedule....and now that its finally Friday, I am exhausted!!  Jacob has not been handling drop off at pre-school very well and today I was able to speak with his teacher.  She said that he stops crying usually a few seconds after I leave.  She said that he plays really well with his friends in the class and participates in all of the projects.  She also said that he's very smart....well, I could have told her that! :)  I'm hoping that given a little more time, we will all adjust to these new changes and that Jacob will be happy to go to school in the mornings!  I'm putting these pictures on this post because they make me smile, and after the week we've had, I need something to smile about! 

Aviation Museum





The boys and I went to the Aviation Museum yesterday.  It was great!  Lots of interactive things to do, even for the little ones.  And the best part is that they had a real plane that the kids could "fly!"  

Monday, August 31, 2009

First Day of Pre-School




Today was Jacob's first day of Pre-school.  Jacob He was very excited to get to school and see his teachers, Mrs. Bell and Mrs. Gladstone.  Daddy went with us to drop off Jacob and he was also excited about showing Daddy his classroom.  Jacob did well, until Mommy and Daddy were ready to leave and he had a small meltdown. (And so did Mommy, in the parking lot)... But, Mrs. Bell said that he calmed down almost immediately after we left and that Jacob was her buddy for the day.  She reported that he was very cooperative and a very good "sharer" of toys with the other children in the class.  He said that one of his favorite parts of today was getting to wear an astronaut 'dress.'  
I am so excited to see how Jacob grows and blossoms this year, making new friends, being in a new environment, new schedule, etc.  I pray that his teachers are able to realize his gifts and appreciate the sweet boy that he is.  And also that they will be patient with him and take the time to work with him on areas in which he needs some guidance.  
Its been an exciting but an exhausting day and one that we will always remember!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

A Super Huge Swimming Lesson

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Jacob's new thing is to do 'swimming lessons' in the bathtub.  He's really proud of his new found ability to go 'all the way' under the water.  We do have quite a bit of work ahead of us (translation: Jacob won't be swimming for the Washingtonian Waves any time soon), but this is a marked improvement over the days of refusing to bathe!  

Friday, July 10, 2009

OBX, again...


We went back to the beach again a couple of weeks ago.  We couldn't stand it, so we just made a burner trip down for a weekend.  (plus, we wanted to look at a lot that we're interested in).  The boys had a great time playing in the sand and seeing the horses, up close and personal.