Wednesday, August 27, 2008

First Grade

It is hard to believe that my baby boy is in first grade. Alex started at his new school last week. I was so proud of him on the big first day. He was nervous being new here and not having a buddy in his class. He walked into school with his head high and sat at his desk. I waived from the door and Anika and I walked home as fast as I could go. I didn't want to cry on the way back. He was so brave and I know it was hard for him. He had a great first day and loves his new school. He is already making some good friends. The other day when I asked who he played with at recess he said " oh you know mom the same old, same old" That is my Alex. He really does go with the flow. He has made friends with a girl in his class that was adopted from China as an infant. How neat is that? Having him love his new school is such a blessing. It is easy to send him when he is so excited and I know he likes being there. I also think this part of town is going to be like our wonderful small town we just left in time. The first day of school all the kids along our way to school were running and hugging each other and everyone seemed to really know each other. It made the walk hard for us last week but I kept telling Alex that soon you will have lots of friends here too.

Anika is doing great. She was 16 months old a few weeks ago and is starting to blossom. She is having a ball playing with me while Alex is at school. The first day she just kept saying "awek awek awek" to herself in such a sad little voice. Picking him up is still the highlight of her day. She is starting to run now and says a new word or two everyday. This weekend we are going on a little trip to visit with some of our blogging friends with Guatemalan children. I am so excited. I hope to get some good pictures to post too. Here are a few pictures from FIRST GRADE I just can't get over it and Anika's new dew...

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

A wonderful day

Alex and I had a wonderful day at the Children's Garden here in town! This place is amazing and there is so much for kids to do. We spent all day there. A big huge thank you to my Mom who is watching Anika for 5 days so Alex and I can run all over town and do 6 year old things all day before he starts FIRST GRADE next week. I really really appreciate having this time with Alex. It has been a busy stressful summer with the move. Alex will be in school again and then Anika will have tons of time we just me. I am looking forward to that too. Alex and I went to the Kids Museum all day yesterday and are hitting the pool tomorrow. I made a short slide show of our day. Enjoy the pictures...

Saturday, August 2, 2008