Thursday, September 16, 2010

Benjamin's First day of preschool

Benjamin started preschool this year. We're doing a mommy swap 2 days a week. So far so good! There are 6 little boys with in exactly a year. It's fun, Thomas and Ben have the same birthday...just one year apart. We were all a little worried about 6 boys, but so far, it hasn't been too bad. The 2 moms that have had them so far, have said that they are very well behaved boys. KUDOS to us moms!!! I'm so excited, he's been coming home singing songs and telling me all about what he's learned.
The other day he came home and told me that the red circle is where you sit when you're not being kind. Then later that day Andrew did something that Ben perceived as not being kind and he told me that Andrew needed to sit on the red circle. He's really excited too for all of his friends to come to our house. me...I'm a little nervous.

First Day of School

Andrew started school in August! He started 1st grade and was SO excited!!! He started out in a 1st 2nd combo class, then, unfortunately due to money, his class was disbanded after only a week and his teacher was unfortunately let go. He's really enjoying his new teacher though.

Pictures: Just before school, Some of the kids he walks with, there are actually about 11 of them that walk to school together, Andrew's old class and heading off to class.
He LOVES school, and he really loves his new teacher. She's really good at rewarding the students for good behavior, I think it helps, especially when there's almost 30 kids in a class.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Santa Monica

This summer we were able to spend some time at the beach. A few friends were heading down and so we deicided to join them. I'm SO glad that we did. We went to Santa Monica, only about 2 hours from our house. The boys had a BLAST playing in the sand!
Abby and Ashlan decided to bury the boys. I must say I was surprised they went for it!During one of our trips the older boys spent their time digging holes. They were HUGE!! Andrew and Ben wanted to spend most of their time just hanging out in them.
The girls were enjoying being silly and posing for the camera.
Both boys couldn't get enough of chasing the waves. They thought it was THE BEST!!!
Just in case you were wonderin why there were no pictures of Sierra...The first time she cried almost the whole time, this time...she slept! That's what happens when your brothers LOVE something...we go to the beach anyway!