Monday, August 30, 2010

Grant's first day of Preschool

Grant started preschool today. He was really excited! He has missed his friends and was happy to go back to the "big room" meaning the 3 year old room. His teachers are Ms Karen and Ms Cindy. And no, they don't wear uniforms, he just insisted on wearing this white shirt with his khacki shorts. As we were about to go into the room he told me "I want to go in by myself!" So he did, and never looked back. Here's hoping to a great preschool year!

Monday, August 23, 2010

We're tolerating First Grade

As you can see we didn't start out overly excited to be up at 6:30 in the morning.
Feeling a little better about going to first grade.

Walking up to the school with friends. Brother insisted on coming for moral support.

Found some friends from the neighborhood: Jackson, Tad, and Tate.

Made it to the classroom. He did okay until he realized the assignment was to write a sentence on what he did this summer, draw a picture, and put the date on it. We are not big on writing. He really sees no need for it but he told me he did write something...not sure what but that's okay. We didn't have near as many tears this year as last, thankfully. He has four friends in his class and the two girls who sit next to him , Ella and Eleanor, both like to ride horses so he has something in common with them. He says he will go back tomorrow so that is a good step in the right direction to tolerating first grade.

Friday, August 20, 2010


Today is Tate's 7th birthday. It is hard to believe this guy has been around for that long. It seems like yesterday we were at the hospital waiting for him to arrive. In true Tate form he finally made his appearance around 7:40 that night. A LONG day to say the least, but the best day ever. We had a small birthday party last week at Gattitown and that was alot of fun. He is having his first sleep over tonight and is really excited!
Tate is starting 1st grade next week and is somewhat excited. If you ask him he tells you "no" but I know he is ready for a routine and to be back with his friends.


7 things about Tate

He loves his brother, they can be the best of friends and the worst enemies all in one day but they are close

His favorite food is pancakes
His favorite sport is baseball
He love to hunt and fish with his dad.
He love everything rodeo...especially bulls!
His favorite movie is Aliens in the Attic.
He got a new skateboard and he is loving trying to ride it.