Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Cute memorable time

While in the apartment, we had at least one sweet moment.....Andrew reading to Ben. Ben thought it was SO COOL!!!

1st day of school

Andrew started school on Mon Aug 24, 2009! He was SO excited!!! He thought it was a little boring though because they didn't get to play outside. But he did want to go back on Tues. so that's good. We live close enough that Ben and I get to walk him to school, when his teacher came by to pick up the kids who don't eat lunch at school, he waved good bye and headed right in the gate with his class. Ben and I weren't going to follow, but, all the other parents did so, we did. There were NO TEARS on either end, I was surprised that Ben let him go so easily. When I asked his teacher how he did, she said "not so good, he has some behavior issues that need to be dealt with" WHAT?!?!?!? I was shocked! After talking with her and explaining our year, she understood a little more, and I think so did I once I voiced how crazy it's been with Bob being gone for 4 months, driving to CO for a week, driving back to WA, being there for 2 days before getting BACK in the car and driving to Bakersfield, living in an apt for three weeks, rushing into finding a new rental, flying off to CO again for another whirlwind week. Being back for a week and spending that WHOLE week trying to get Andrew enrolled in school so that he could start with all the other kids. And completing the process at the VERY last minute the Friday before school started. And BREATHE!! So, I guess it is a little understandable that he would have a few issues with listening. I guess she had to tell him 3 times to not play fight. So, we talked about it and when I asked her about how he did yesterday, she said he did A LOT better! YAY!!!! He also said he had a lot more fun on the second day, they got to play outside and he thought that was pretty cool.

Andrew in front of our house Aug 24, 2009

Andrew and Ben infront of the sign at school,
Ben thought he needed to be in the picture too.
Andrew and Davin Peterson
( a little boy from primary, not in the same class at school but they do get to see each other on the play ground!!)
Waiting in line to go into class

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Swimming lessons

Attempting a back float.
Ben got to play in the kiddie pool while Andrew was taking lessons.

Andrew's teacher attempting to get him UNDER the water.
After going under the water.

See, not overly excited about swimming lessons.

When we moved here and we realized HOW many swimming pools there are, we decided it was time for Andrew to learn how to swim. He enjoyed the first few days, then, by the 4th day, it was kicking and screaming to get him in the pool. What was so cute though was that on the Thursday I asked Andrew if he would like to say a prayer to help him be calm and not be afraid to go under the water. So, everyday after that, when ever we'd pull into the parking lot, Ben would fold his arms and say "prayer". He figured we needed to say a prayer before every swimming lesson. SO CUTE!!!


Today while brushing Andrew's hair for school, he said.."Mom, maybe when you're a little boy you can where your hair spikey"
M-"Um, Andrew, mom while never be a little boy."
A-"Well, when you come back to earth maybe you can be."

uh, ok.

Friday, August 21, 2009

We're back!!

But first... yesterday in the car this was my conversation with Andrew...
A-"mom, are you old?"
M- "no"
A-"but you were born before me?"
M-"yes, but that just means I'm older than you, not OLD"
A-"But grandma and grandpa."pause"how did you get to our family if you used to be part of theirs?"
A-"How did you get to be in our family when you used to be in grandma and grandpas?"
M-"Um, I'll answer that question later, I have to think about it."
A-"But, how did you get to be part of our family if you used to be in grandma and grandpas?"
M- me, already hungry and tired NOT wanting to think right now....."Andrew, I will answer your question later, I have to think about it."

Where does he come up with his questions? They're ALWAYS like this, no real answers.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

July 3rd

The 4th of July is one of my favorite holidays and this year we were able to go home and celebrate it with family. It's been a tradition in my family to go to Edgewater Park on the 3rd for their fireworks. We've been going ever since I was a teenager and we went one year as a youth activity. I LOVE it! They light off the fireworks on one side of the park and everyone sits on the other side. Andrew is usually unsure of fireworks close up, so I wondered how he would do. But he and Ben LOVED them!

Andrew and Benjamin waiting for the fireworks to begin.

Grandma bought the boys light up swords...They really kept them entertained. Ben kept saying star wars over and over while they played with them.

Connor grandma and Andrew keeping themselves entertained while they patiently await the fireworks.

Can you see where they are lighting the fireworks?
So....we all have to look at them like this....
Because they are like this....right above our heads! It's not uncommon to get a few ashes on your blankets.

The next day the 4th, we spent at Bob's parents house. His dad took A LOT of pictures and I will post them later when we get a copy.