Tuesday, August 25, 2009

1st Day of Preschool

Today was Heidi's first day of preschool. She will be going every Tuesday and Thursday for 3 hours. In taking pictures at home, she wanted to wear her backpack (like Emma does) and initially didn't want to carry her red preschool bag.

But she eventually decided she could carry both.

She was a little slow walking in to the room, but no tears. When I picked her up she said she had fun. Her teacher said she did fine. Heidi said she sang songs, looked at a book, played on the playground, and sat with Ms. Mary Ann, Ms. Alison and her friends. They made a "friend crown" - so that's what's on her head in this picture.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

First Day of Kindergarten

Emma started Kindergarten on August 10. Her first week seemed to go well - as far as we know. She is not exactly a wealth of information when it comes to sharing the details of her day. But I did learn that one day it was "hot on the playground." And another day, she "didn't like the game" in PE. But she is in a classroom that is "co-taught," which means there is a general ed teacher, a special ed teacher, and a parapro. The special needs kids are in this class and the balance is filled with general ed kids. We are very thankful for this opportunity for Emma and feel it's a great place for her to be. The teachers are super nice and very helpful. I look forward to watching Emma grow, learn, and develop over the school year.

Preparing for Little Girl #3

To catch anyone up who may not know, we are expecting little girl #3, due 9/15. Thanks be to God, my pregnancy has gone well. In preparing for our new arrival, we have moved Emma and Heidi in to the same room with bunk beds. We kind of thought that Emma could have the top bunk since she's older and a little bigger, however, Heidi immediately claimed it and Emma hasn't expressed any interest.
I think having the new bunk bed has helped Heidi transition to what was called "Emma's room." Heidi always wants to know who things belong to... "Mommy, is this your shirt or Daddy's?" And we have "our car" (our being Mommy, Emma and Heidi's car, aka, the van) and "daddy's car." So I wasn't so sure how giving up her room would go. However, it has gone quite well and she now refers to it as "the baby's room."

Heidi is also the helper around here. She particularly enjoys being Jason's helper. And she generally does a pretty good job. Part of moving the girls in to the same room involved getting a new dresser for Emma. Heidi helped Jason assemble it.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Here We Go

So it has taken almost 12 years of marriage, expecting a third child, and the oldest starting Kindergarten - but I am going to give this blogging thing a try! Hopefully this will be a successful way of letting you know what is going on with each of us.