Sunday, September 19, 2010

Back to Business

Now that we are 5 weeks into the school year, I think we are finally hitting our groove. I figured if Stella could get her groove back then it was only a matter of time before we did as well. It has been a really rough few weeks lately. Adam is loving school and he is now going to kindergarten all day instead of just half a day. He was running a little behind in his reading so we were able to get him into the extended kindergarten so he can be all caught up in no time. He is really enjoying it. He has two teachers, two classrooms, two recesses, and he even gets to stay and eat lunch like the "big kids." I am really glad that he is enjoying it because I was really worried at first. I am finally figuring out my routine with school and I have started observations at a local elementary school. I am observing a 4th grade class and am loving it. The teacher I am observing has a lot of the same teaching styles that I think I would use so it is nice to see it in action. All of my classes have been going really great lately, but I don't have my first math exam until this upcoming Wednesday, so we will see how that goes! Wyatt is learning things so fast these days. He just picks up everything and repeats it all day long. He is just so sweet. Ben has been working a lot lately and hauling scrap. Trying to bank up some extra time and money to get ready for hunting season. Just a few more weeks and I will become a single mother for the months of Oct.-Nov. He has worked it out that he is basically taking the entire month of October off JUST to go hunting! Crazy boys and their hobbies. I am hoping he gets one the first day so I can get some extra help around the house! I will let you know how that goes as well! Hope everyone is enjoying the fall months, they sure are beautiful!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Am I tHe OnLy OnE????

As you all know, or should know if you are reading this blog, Wyatt is 2 1/2 now. Well it seams that we have developed a little bit of a situation when it comes to grocery shopping with him. First let me explain how I have come to this conclusion. While at school the other day I was talking with some friends (who are also mothers), and we were talking about shopping. As you all should also know, I really don't like to shop. I like to get what I need and book it for the door! While talking about shopping, the subject of grocery shopping came up, and why my friends don't like to go shopping with their kids. The usual answers came up: "They always ask if they can have a lot of stuff," "They are loud," "It takes way too much time to shop with them." So hearing they have most of the same issues that I did, I thought they would recognize my problem with Wyatt. Apparently they did not and thought that it was hilarious. They were all laughing so hard that they were crying. They even wanted me to get video and pictures of him while I shop. Now let me tell you what Wyatt does.
He feels the need to hold things. EVERYTHING! I have learned that I need to give him things that are heavy. So I put the milk up next to him in the little child carrier.
He likes to touch the cartons and tell me how cold they are. This isn't so bad. I have learned to stack things in the cart as far away from him as possible. Otherwise, he is leaning over the carrier and trying to grab anything within his reach. He also likes to hold cereal bags and hug them like pillows.
So you are probably thinking what is the problem here, right? Well this is all fine with me, until he starts throwing things out of the cart at people. He once hit a lady with a thing of Yogurt! And just prior to taking this picture he threw the hat that he was wearing in the picture before, over the checkout stand and into the isle over! He also has another problem...
He likes to bite through packaging! I cannot put anything close to him that could be ripped apart by his little chompers! He has bitten his way through hot dog packages, cheese, bread loafs. Anything he can get his little teeth on basically. I have even tried feeding him before we go shopping, but if you know Wyatt, he can eat all day and still be hungry. So my question is, does anybody else have this problem? It's funny sometimes, I know, but I need to know some suggestions. Anybody? Anybody?

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

KiNdErGaRtEn AwEsOmEnEsS...

Well Ben and I are now officially proud parents of a KINDERGARTNER!!! How crazy is that. Ever since we registered Adam for Kindergarten this past spring, I have been reminiscing about how small he use to be, and how fast time has gone by. I was remembering just last week how small he was when he was born. A whole whopping 3 1/2 lbs. He was so helpless then, and he always needed me. I feel like now that he is going to school, he doesn't quite need me as much anymore. He is such a big boy. Nevertheless, I can't stop time and he has been so excited to go to school. Wyatt is having a tough time with Adam going to school now too. Every time I have taken him to school, Wyatt just cries and says he wants to go with Adam. It is so sweet that they want to be together.
Adam and Wyatt together before we take Adam to his first day of school. It was pouring rain that day, so I didn't get to get a picture of Adam in front of the school, I don't think he minded :)

Me and the big boy! He is such a handsome kid. I even let him pick out his own first day of school outfit and he said he wanted a button down shirt so the teacher would like him. So cute!

This is Adam and his teacher Miss Day whom I have heard only great things about. She was very nice and upbeat when we met her, and I think Ben and I were both very impressed. It takes a lot of patience to be a Kindergarten teacher. He also has a class aid that he really likes. The second picture he is just checking out what is in the rest of the classroom. He was one of the first kids there on the first day, so they got to play with toys until the rest of the kids showed up.
So now he has gone to 3 days of school and so far so good. He doesn't like getting up in the morning, but I think he will get use to it soon. I am just so proud of my big boy. He has had so many obstacles in his short life and still he is the smartest 5 year old I know. He picks things up so quickly and gets engaged in almost everything he does and never stops amazing me. I sure love him!