We had Croix's end of school ice cream party this morning. It was cute. Mrs. Becchetti gave all the kids a little certificate and a memory book. There is a page for autographs, Croix had fun getting autographs and a few numbers for playdates. Mrs. Becchetti came and said "I just want you to know Croix is doing so much better then the beginning of the year. Those first couple were rough but he is doing great now." He really has grown leaps and bounds over the school year. I can't believe he'll be a first grader in a few short months!
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
I entered this photo in a photo contest with the Mesa Public Library in the reading/libraries category. I was hoping to be a finalist. Would have been ecstatic to be a finalist. Then I got an email that said this;
Our new neighborhood had a party. I love that they are having community events before anyone has even moved in. We had fun meeting new neighbors, eating yummy food and ice cream, participating in the games, getting faces painted, and playing on the bounce houses. We're going to love living in the Mulberry neighborhood, only three more months!
The kids have started swim lessons. Maizy screamed the whole time the first day. Today (second day) she was in the pool a few moments without tears and screaming. I feel bad because it makes me laugh a little. She's just so dramatic! Croix does great until he has to put his face in the water, then he freaks out. In their defense the water is cold since it hasn't been hot and has rained.
In related news I've been doing swim lessons for about a month. The city of Mesa is offering free adult swim lessons, so I'm taking advantage. I can flop around but if Croix or Maizy fell in they would drown before I could get to them. So I'm learning how to swim. It helps that I can say...My swim teacher tells me the same thing, or I'm learning that too it's hard isn't it. So there ya go, the advantage to not learning to swim as a child, increased empathy for your children when they are learning at the same time as you.
In the Phoenix area there were more adult drownings last year then children, most of them were an adult trying to save a child.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Croix started kindergarten a couple weeks ago. We decided to do half day kindergarten. They still learn everything full day kindergarten does they just don't get all the extras (art, PE, music, library,etc) Which is fine with me. We do those things at home. I thought it would be an easier transition. He was still only 4 when he started. And full day is a long day, even for a 5 year old.
Brent went into work late that morning so he could be there for the big moment. I love that he is able to take time off when he needs/wants to and it's not difficult. Croix was beyond excited to start school. He's had wonderful preschool experiences that past two years so he loves learning and school. We had a good breakfast and then drove, parked and walked him up. I had to grab him to make sure I got a hug and kiss before he ran off onto the playground to play. I have to every morning! He is just an independent soul. He's had a few challenges with his ADHD but overall he is doing well. He is trying hard, that's what his teacher tells me :)
Croix has a few kids from his primary class in his school class. This is Sawyer, his best friend :)
There were no tears. He was ready! I did get a little misty eyed a few days in. I dropped him off and he was running down the sidewalk. He has a backpack with wheels so normally he pulls it behind him. That day I put it on his back. He looked so little running with his big backpack thumping around on his back.
I think Maizy is having the hardest time with Croix starting kindergarten. Every morning when we drop him off she asks "Mommy I go Croix's kindergarten too?" She misses him, a lot.
It's been nice for us to have one on one time. She is so fun. We did "Maizy School" this morning and worked on letters and numbers. She had fun with that. I thought I'd be able to get a little more done during Croix's school but he's not here to entertain Maizy so I'm not really get much more done. We're moving on to a new stage, school!
Tuesday, September 17, 2013
We left at 10 (Maizy's naptime) with hopes that she would sleep at least part of the way up there. But per the standard with my children all we got was silliness and crying.
It had this amazing little creek that you could hear gurgling along.