Thursday, September 17, 2009
Each month the kids in his class learn many things. for the whole month of Septemeber their theme is "Apple" and the concept they will learn is "IN/OUT". They are also going to tackle learning the colors Green & Brown as well as the shape of a Triangle. They have loads to learn but it helps knowing what to focus on when he's at home. :-) They are also awarded stickers when they have mastered a skill.
So far he has mastered:
- Being Happy
- Having a Good Self Image
- Respecting Others
He's still working on:
- Learning his colors of the month
- Learning all about Triangles
- Learning the concept: In/Out
I'm so happy at the progress he has made. We have much to work on this month but in time he'll get there. He understands "In & Out" when you ask him to put a toy IN or OUT his basket, but he doesn't do it every time and of course can't verbalize those words yet.
Scott and I are so proud of Austin! Three weeks and he's learning so much. Every time we pick him up from school he has a smile on his face which just melts our hearts! Once we gather his things, Austin happily waves and says, "Bye Bye" to his teacher and peers (haha) Today was the first time he gave his teacher a hug before we left! So sweet!!!
So what am I doing with my free time you ask?!?! Haha, free time, who are we kidding?! On Tuesdays Scott takes Austin to school so that my mom and I can do our long mileage days that day. We wake up at 5:30am to start our training at 6am and usually walk until about 10 to 10:30. So no sleeping in for me! Then I come home and do housework before it's time for pickup. On Thursdays, I'm finishing up with housework or Scott and I will do our "date day" since it is easier on us rather than doing a "date night".
I can't wait to see what's in store for us next month at Preschool. We have so much to look forward to!
Friday, September 11, 2009
We must ALWAYS remember the innocent victims and celebrate the fallen heroes on this tragic day 8 years ago! 2,966 innocent men and women perished on September 11, 2001.
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Why I am walking:
Walking in Honor of/Our Fallen Pink Warriors:
My Great Grandma, Goldie Thompson
My Grandma, Anita Alsman
Walking in Support of:
My mom (& fellow 3-Day walking partner)
Walking in Celebration of:
My Aunt Cathy
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Sometimes you get discouraged,
because I am so small
And leave my little fingerprints
On furniture and walls.
But everyday I'm growing
And soon will be so tall
That all these little fingerprints
Will be difficult to recall.
So here's a little handprint
That you can put away
So you will know how my fingers looked
On this special day.
Friday, September 4, 2009
A few weeks ago a neighbor of ours was throwing away their FisherPrice Playhouse. Scott and I have been wanting to get Austin one but just couldn't afford it. It was then, after we realized that it wasn't in the budget, that my Aunt Melody spotted it across the street!! Of course it was old, worn-down and severly faded but who cares!?! With a fresh coat of paint, it'd be 'just like new'! So we carried that house back to our garage and then a few weeks later Scott started painting Austin's new home. Here was what the house looked like BEFORE:
Here is what it looked like AFTER Scott re-vamped the house.
On Monday Austin and I were outside from 8am till lunchtime. What a nice day it was! I kept Austin in his spiderman jammies, lugged his basket full of toys outside and he was in heaven! Momma was too - I got my book and nestled into our outdoor furniture - and started relaxing as Austin was having so much fun. We are so blessed to have a child who LOVES being outside any chance he can get! It's so funny because now if you say, "Austin, would you like to go outside?" He'll give you this look, get up then run to the backdoor! LOL
Here are some pictures of that morning plus other pictures taken throughout the week:
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
Once we entered his classroom we handed Austin off to his teacher, Miss Patricia, so that he could start coloring (aka occupy his mind) while mommy and daddy leave. We gave Austin our hugs and kisses, waved bye bye and off we went! He did SO great - he waved bye bye back and resumed his coloring LOL!