Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween everyone!

Well, the day ain't over yet, but I already have pix I wanted to share.

Happy Halloween!

Ok, so this is MY first post to this blog (thanks, Meli, for setting it up).

Happy Halloween everyone! The day ain't over yet, but I've already taken pix of 3 of my kids (Alex goes to a different school and his costume parade happened--of course--at the same time as the other kids') and wanted to share them so far.

Alex and Sylvia are from Gryffindor house, Lars is a fireman, and Daniel is thrilled to be Thomas the tank engine.

The biggest adventure so far is as the kids were parading around, Daniel thought it would be fun to walk with sister Sylvia, so he went off with her while I stayed behind to videotape and take pictures. When the parade seemed over, I went to Sylvia's classroom to recover Daniel. He was there alright, but the parade was only done for the parents. Lars' class came through on their way around the school, so Daniel took off now thinking it would be fun to walk with his brother ... That was the last I saw of him for about 10 minutes. I followed them out (when there was a quick break in the line of children) and Lars was by himself in line. Where had Daniel gone?

I had the office announce he was missing, I enlisted parents to help ... Finally Sylvia showed up with Daniel in her arms, saying one of the teachers had found him in the boys bathroom playing in the water ... I haven't posted a story about Lars' having done that a month ago, but I think I'll need to go back and do that as the day before we decided to put him in the 1st grade Lars did this very same thing! The story is too funny ... Ah, my kids ...

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lars' First Day of School

I just wanted to excitedly tell you that Lars is now officially in 1st grade!! He started this morning. He was so excited. It was hard getting him up this morning cuz it was hard getting him to go to sleep last night due to the excitement, but as soon as I said he had to get ready for 1st grade, he jumped up and ran and got dressed, etc. He's SO ready for this!!Here are a couple pix of him in line waiting for the bell to ring (he's the kid in the yellow jacket--with the cereal bar in his mouth--just to confirm).