Tuesday, August 24, 2010

First Day of School 2010

We have had a busy month this August. Sam started Kindergarten on the 11th and Charlie just started Preschool yesterday. They are both doing great!

Sam is going to Zaharis Elementary. Its a really awesome school. His teacher's name is Mrs. Moore and he has 26 kids in his class. He gets to go to computer lab, library, music once a week and PE twice a week. He gets to climb a rock climbing wall in PE. That is so cool. Sam had a tough time adjusting. We had some tears each day and he wanted me to stay with him on the playground in the mornings until it was time to line up and go in. When Id pick him up he'd announce how many times he cried and that he missed me. Finally on Tuesday the following week, he announced, "Mom! I cried Zero!" He is doing well now. I think he likes his class and he has made a few friends.

Charlie started at Desert Rose preschool here in Las Sendas. His teacher is Mrs. Rose and she is very sweet and nice. I was a bit worried about him because he was starting out right away with 5 days a week for 4 hrs a day. I need him to be doing this so I can go to school starting next month. When I went to pick him up, he was running around playing and having a lot of fun. When we left he kept saying, "I liked it! I liked it!" So cute.

Im so proud of both of them. They are growing up so fast.

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Both kids riding bikes without training wheels in the same weekend!

We have graduated to a new level of big kid around here. Bikes without training wheels!

Its been stormy with the monsoons and overcast, so yesterday we decided to take the kids to the park and try to teach Sam to ride without his training wheels. So we did that and he was off and riding on his own in the first 5 minutes! He rode all over the park loving every second of it! He was so proud and I was so proud too. It felt like when he started walking or something. haha.

Then today, we went riding again and Charlie's training wheel broke off. So we took off the training wheels and Carl started running him around on the bike. Sure enough, he was off and riding too! Its crazy! All it takes is a big brother for motivation sometimes! I cant believe how fast Charlie picks up the things Sam does. Its crazy that they both learned to ride in the same weekend!

I also should mention that I was very proud of Carl this weekend. It was so humid and muggy out. He ran and kept up with both boys, who need help every time they fall. He was soaked with sweat. Im happy to have a husband that is almost 40 that can keep up with them. Go Carl!