Tuesday, March 18, 2008

School Easter Party

Today Andrew's pre-school class had their Easter Party. I must say it was fun being there to watch how all of the children interact with each other. They made bunny ears to wear and bunny pictures. Then they were able to decorate some cookies with icing and sprinkles. Needless to say I think more of the icing made it into their mouths rather than on the cookies. Andrew really seems to like his school. He calls it his "big children school". His teacher is amazing. It's a shame that I wasn't able to get him into this school sooner, but I'm just happy he's there now.

Hopping around with his bunny ears on

Decorating cookies

Our Easter is going to be a little different this year. Given the fact that it's still very cold outside and there is still snow on the ground I don't think we will be hunting eggs. I did buy some just in case it does warm up a little, but I'm not holding out much hope. I guess we could hide them in the house, but that just doesn't seem like much fun. Who knows what we will do. This is one of the last few holidays we will have with Adam before he deploys to Iraq this fall. He is going to be gone training quite a bit the next several months so we are planning on making the most of every free minute. I don't want to start ranting about everything he is going to miss this summer right now so I'll have to save that for another day. I hope everyone has a wonderful Easter holiday and enjoys their time with family and friends.

Friday, March 7, 2008

Starting School

Today I finally was able to find a pre-school for Andrew to attend. It's only on Tuesday & Thursday in the mornings, but still it gets him out of the house and away from me. I don't mean that as bad as it sounds. Andrew needs to get back into a school setting. While we were in AR last year and he attended daycare full time he was soooooooo much easier to deal with. He was good at sharing, had manners and his vocabulary expanded daily. Now that he's been out of any structured setting for so long it is starting to show it's effects. He constantly throws tantrums when he doesn't get his way and has such a smart mouth on him now. His manners are rediculiously bad and I'm tired of it. I can't tell you how excited I am about this process. Not just for me but for him as well. I should mention at some point that he is actually attending a Catholic School. It was strange walking in there this morning and seeing a nun. I have always attended public schools so a private Catholic School it strange to me. I am really looking forward to being involved with the school. They have several things for the parents to be involved with that I think I will enjoy. I will give an update in the next week or so to let everyone know how he is doing. I really hope this works out.