Thursday, August 30, 2012

My little preschooler

Callum is now officially in preschool and attends twice a week. Although he doesn't know it yet, he's going to have a great school year. He's had a little bit of the mommy blues in the mornings, but does great once I leave, of course. He's learning all the wonderful stuff preschoolers learn, numbers, letters, painting, sharing, and socializing. It is great for him to gain some independence and start making new friends. He is going to a christian preschool so it is very structured and he attends chapel once a week. It's a really great learning experience all around and I am very happy to have him start his school experience in such a great and positive environment. :)

Here is my little guy's first day of school, holding up his Toy Story lunchbox. :)

My Big girl is in Kindergarten

Avery recently started school and she is now officially a "kindergartener!" This will be an exciting year for her, as she is learning so many new things and striving to achieve 5 star behavior each day. I cannot believe how much she has learned in just the past 2 weeks, these teachers are pretty amazing. She loves her teacher (Mrs. Rangel) and looks forward to going to school everyday. I've never seen her so excited to go to school, it's great! She's made lots of new friends and can't wait to see them every morning.

This is going to be a great year also because she is now learning to read. She's now reading short stories and has been practicing every day. I love reading with her and get so excited to see her getting better. This is the part that really makes parenting feel so rewarding. The teachers are so motivating at school and get the parents involved which makes it such an awesome learning experience all around. Go little Titans! ;)

Avery's all ready for her 1st day of kindergarten all decked out with her back pack and lunch box.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Happy 5th Birthday Avery

Now that things have settled down a bit around here, I am able to catch up on the blog. We just moved to a new home in Corona and are finally where we want to be. Everything is just about unpacked, so we are able to unwind and relax a little bit. Things have been a bit hectic around here, or crazy to say the least.

Avery just celebrated her 5th birthday last week and she'll be starting kindergarten next week. Wow, where did my little girl go? We just got her enrolled in school this morning and got to check out her new school campus. We'll get to meet her teacher, Mrs. Rangle, next week before school starts. She is very excited for school to start! I remember when we were touring preschools for her and now she is transitioning into kindergarten, where does the time go? She is growing up too quickly. I know it sounds silly, but sometimes I wish there was a pause button I could push to slow it down. I love watching how much she has grown through the years and how she has changed from one year to the next, and I love being her mommy.

Happy Birthday to my big girl! I love you so so so sooooo much!!!