Abby & Olivia got in on the action - with whipped cream. We did eventually make them take it all outside.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
Friday, August 29, 2008
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Fishing for pollutants in a stream.
They boys loved building with the pipes.
And, painting their faces. McIver's face got much more elaborate during lunch - our table was too close to the face painting station.
Looking in the pond for fish, turles, tadpoles and an American Bullfrog.
My attempt at being artsy - we saw some really cool caterpillars - they were red with black spikes on their backs. McIver told me that he would want spikes if he were a caterpillar.McIver and Sam working together to build a dam to stop the water in the trough.
McIver was already awake when I went in to wake him up yesterday morning. And, Olivia had already tapped me on the shoulder as I tried to run through my emails before heading into her room. So, I had two bright-eyed and bushy-tailed kids on my hands. What a blessing! (And so very different from the mornings that I have to drag them out of bed - maybe going to bed at 7:30 every night is the trick, after all!)
Anyway, after a quick breakfast and morning routine, the kids were ready to walk out the door with time to spare. So, what would YOU do with an extra 15 minutes?
McIver decided to make a volcano! First he got a bowl and some grass which he cut up with scissors.
Monday, August 25, 2008
We ran into friends on our way into school. This lightened the mood considerably - Olivia's grip on my hand had tightened by this point, but seeing smiles on her friends' faces eased her anxiety.
It didn't take long to find a seat. Here's Olivia waiting for Adrienne to arrive.
Now look how excited she is!
This does a mama's heart good - more smiles after school! That's Mrs. Hartman over Olivia's shoulder.
Last year after the 1st day of Kindergarten, we went to TCBY for an after-school treat. When we drove up today - it was closed. Never fear, we rounded the corner and enjoyed a quick ice cream from the Marble Slab. Dad was NOT AT ALL happy that we went without him!
Friday, August 22, 2008
I had been getting more and more anxious as the time got closer for this meet the teacher event. Like I told Pop in an email (venting!) earlier today, I just want Olivia to have a teacher who is excited to be there every day. Someone who has the energy to keep up with a class full of 6 & 7 year olds. Like I said, we don't know much about Mrs. Hartman, but she's young and seemed friendly enough when I spoke with her this afternoon. Now that we know who she is, I think I'm ready to just settle in and see what's in store for this year.
Here he is not blocking it.
Toward the end of the class, I heard McIver tell his instructor: Excuse me, but I don't want my mom taking any more pictures!
Tuesday, August 19, 2008
The girls went straight for the face-painting table. What kid doesn't love seeing herself on TV!? Here are Abby & Olivia in the fake news station reporting on the weather.
McIver donned the mail carrier jacket and astronaut helmet to give a birds-eye report from outer space complete with a countdown to lift-off.
Monday, August 18, 2008
(Olivia asked him last night what I was fired from. When he told her I was fired from my job of being his 'other mom' she just laughed at him which sent him into complete hysterics!)
It would break my heart, if it weren't such a funny thing to hear from a 4 year old!
Sunday, August 17, 2008
McIver getting the 10 second boogie-boarding tutorial. He has a BLAST!! His ride lasted longer than most of the grown-ups we saw. A full set of bleachers and everyone in line were cheering and clapping for him.
He had a great run - until the end, when his board finally flipped out from under him, he went spinning around and lost his pants! I worried that he would panic from getting so turned around, but the cheers from the crowd won him over. He pulled up his pants and began telling everyone: You've never seen a surfer as good as me!
Not to be outdone by his 4 year old, Will gave it the old college-try....
Now that is one tired kid!