Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Old School

It was a HUGE day in our house, Patrick started kindergarten today! As far as I can tell, I was the only parent sobbing at drop off. Thankfully I had some lovely oversized sunglasses to hide my tears. Patrick was so excited. He loved it, proclaiming that he was happy there was "no math" and that his favorite part of the day was "recess". How is it possible that my little guy is off to big kid school?

Molly's also growing up quickly, she's dangerously close to being potty trained and is showing interest in sleeping in her big girl bed. My babies are growing up and there's nothing I can do to stop it. Hold me!

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Friday, July 17, 2009

Paint It Black

This was how Patrick looked when I picked him up from summer school today. The teachers let the kids do their own face crayoning ("They were crayons, not paint!" Patrick will remind me). While some of the other kids painted crayoned themselves as Transfomers or Spiderman, Patrick decided to paint himself as a burning house. Oh yes, a burning house. Should I be worried? Thankfully the paint crayon all came off in the shower and his shirt came clean in the wash.

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Monday, July 13, 2009

Autograph

Conversation with Patrick today as we left the grocery store.

P: Mama, how come nobody asked me for my autograph in there?
Me: Your autograph?
P: Yeah, my autograph.
Me: Do people ask you for your autograph?
P: Yeah, I'm a famous singer and dancer.
Me: Oh.
P: Do you want my autograph Mama?
Me: I'd love one!

I love that kid :)

Saturday, July 04, 2009

State of Independence

Happy 4th! Sadly, I did not get a good picture of the kids together. They had cute little matching outfits, you'll just have to trust me.

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And from the last few weeks, here's a picture of Molly playing in the yard, and Patrick in the shower. Who knew goggles were necessary for the shower?

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

Dancing Machine

I vow to take more videos with our Flip Camera. Because how cute is this little guy?

Sunday, June 21, 2009

My Heart Belongs To Daddy

Happy Father's Day, to an amazing dad and husband!

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Friday, June 12, 2009

School's Out For Summer

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I've been a little weepy all day today. Patrick had his last day or preschool. He's officially off to kindergarten in the fall and I don't think I am ready. A few weeks ago Tom signed him up for AYSO soccer which resulted in me bursting out in tears. How is my little baby old enough to play soccer and be sent off to school every day? A school where he won't be singing and riding bikes and playing with play-doh, but instead will be learning reading, writing and arithmetic. A school where circle time will be mandatory, and not just suggested. A school where someone else will judge his work and rank him against his peers. It all makes me so sad. It's so grown up. And he's my baby.

Patrick's class had a little party today. His teachers told me they would be sad to see him go, that they enjoy having him in their class. He'll be around this summer for camp, but it isn't quite the same. Patrick's favorite teacher will be leaving a few weeks into the summer, to pursue her dreams (she's going to grad school). It's an amazing opportunity for her and we're thrilled for her. But there's a part of me inside that is sad because Molly will never have her as a teacher. Which brings me back to weepy...

I'm not sure it has all sunk in for Patrick yet. I don't think he understands that he isn't going to see all of his friends next year in kindergarten. That he will have a new routine, new teachers, new friends, a new school. Hopefully he will have happy memories of his time in preschool.

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Bunny Hop

Miss Molly is such a girlie girl. She is all about the accessories. Every morning after she gets dressed she wanders the house in search of the perfect shoes, hat and handbag. Sometimes her matching skills are a little off, sometimes they are spot on. Today, she insisted on wearing bunny ears all day (backwards, no less). She wore them to the mall, to the pharmacy, and the farmer's market. You go on with your stylish self girl!

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Sunday, June 07, 2009

Little Seahorse

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We took a lovely little day trip down to Monterey today. I had been anxious to see the new seahorse exhibit. It was way cool, check it out if you get a chance. They had everything from teeny tiny baby seahorses to sea dragons. The sea dragons were particularly amazing. They look like they are covered in ruffly leaves. Patrick took one look at them and asked if their look was for camouflage. Smart kid!

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This week is Patrick's last week of preschool. I cannot believe my little baby will be starting kindergarten in the fall! It will be so strange to have him gone 5 days a week. Patrick seems pretty unaffected by the changes going on. This summer he'll be attending camp at his preschool, back with his favorite teacher. He's looking forward to that. And then in the fall Molly will start 2 days a week! That will give me the time to volunteer at Patrick's school, we've decided to send him to the public parent participation choice school here. So I'll be at the school 3 hours a week. I'm crossing my fingers that it all works out. In the end we figured that any of the choices we made involved a leap of faith, and this was the one that felt most comfortable at this point. We'll see!

Friday, June 05, 2009

Crazy Eyes

This is why I never have decent pictures of both children. I'd really love to hire a photographer to do beautiful portraits of my children, but I worry "stink eye" and "the sprinter" would make it impossible. Sigh.

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Notice Molly's new hair cut. It was sad to see her sweet little curls gone, but her hair was sort of out of control. Her new bob is sweet, but makes her look older. She was a champ during the haircut, no screaming and no barfing (unlike Patrick at that age). Phew!