Tuesday, March 29, 2016

First Day of School '15-'16 edition

Clyde Howell is the most fabulous public Pre-K ever (well, in my opinion). One of the fantastic things about this school is they still do home visits a couple weeks before school starts to meet each student and familiarize the kids with their teacher so that they feel more comfortable starting something new.  Two other amazing things about CH are these jewel teachers, Mrs. Potter & Mrs. Perrey (also who Henson had in Pre-K). We love them!!

Each new school year also means the beginning of my annual home project to deflect the emotions of the kids getting bigger.... Simon starting public school means a large project: laundry room makeover.

Clegern Info Day - 1st grade w/ Mrs. Holloway

Clyde Howell Info Day - Simon was a little shy at first, but Henson helped show him around his classroom and chatted with Mrs. Potter some, and then Simon warmed right up and did great.

It begins. First day '15-'16.

I was pretty nervous about how Simon would do emotionally being dropped off at school on the first day (and each day after, once it kicked in it was every day...) but completely proved his confidence. He took off on his own toward the door to be greeted by Mrs. Potter and immediately joined his class in the hall pretty much forgetting I was there.

Lined up in the hall waiting for the bell.
Finding his cubby.
A tradition at CH is reading The Kissing Hand to the kids while their parents are still there. It's pretty sweet, but torturous for the parents! After the book each students receives a heart sticker for their hand and one to give to their parent to say "see you later".
Simon giving me my sticker and hug. Not a kiss. A hug. I was actually very surprised that his reaction to this was more impatience for me to leave than clingy. I was relieved, though. (Oh, who am I kidding, I was a ball of messy mush, but held that in until I got in the car.)
Henson waiting for the bell with best bud, Garrett.

We also love Clegern!

 We made it through the first day, and onward! (READ: I made it through.)

Saturday, March 26, 2016

July happenings

H's first time at OC's Cage Camp, which he loved

Cage Camp Cousins

I FINALLY put something up on my kitchen wall - HOW-TO HERE

Added this gorgeous member of the family to the living room

Missions Sunday at our church - we all wore something from Ghana

First OKC Dodgers game

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Finishing up June 2015

First lost tooth

First guitar lesson with Boppy

Summer tradition - walk to the snow cone stand

Father's Day

Delirium back home from mom being in Africa for almost 2 weeks.
Village of Hope jerseys for the boys

New-to-us piano (we are all pumped about this)