Sam loves kindergarten but is exhausted when he gets home. The bus comes at 7:40am and he gets home just before 3pm. This afternoon when he got home he played quietly for a while, but didn't want anyone to talk to him. I have never seen him lay on the couch except once when he had the flu, so was surprised when he curled up here tonight and waited for dinner. Hoping he builds more stamina as we move through the next few weeks.
Monday, September 28, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
They finally pulled it together and did it!
Friday, September 18, 2009
In honor of its 75th anniversary celebration, the School of Business at University of Portland recognized 75 significant business alumni and inducted 8 visionary leaders into its inaugural hall of fame. Guess who was one of the significant 75?
Last night there were about 800 people at the anniversary dinner including several of Brian's students. A lot of them went out of their way to come over and talk to him and introduce them to their parents and friends. It was obvious how many of them look up to him and view him as a mentor. I am so proud of my husband for all of his hard work and dedication to the University, students, community and family.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Painting and the water table were his favorite activities today. Our old neighbor and friend is one of Ben's teachers, so it will be fun to see her each week.
He loved it!
Saturday, September 12, 2009
At first our team had no clue what was going on -- we haven't had the most productive of practices. After seeing the other team score SEVERAL goals they started getting the hang of it. Sam kicked the ball and it was so close... and then his buddy Eli tapped it in! Woo hoo!
A few minutes later Sam took the ball down the field and scored! He was so thrilled! He turned around, threw his arms up in the air and had a huge smile. He is still talking about it tonight. :-)
Sam started all day Kindergarten Tuesday -- so many changes! New school, friends, teacher. I can see how it would be overwhelming for the littlest ones - being surrounded by all of these big kids and making the adjustment with everything so new! He seemed to really enjoy school but did fear riding the bus home. The first day he had a hard time getting on that big bus with 80 other kids...but by day 2 he was doing much better. There are some neighborhood kids on the same bus so that helps - as well as a couple of kids from his class. Every day he gets off of the bus and says he had fun at school - and of course recess is his favorite part of the day! He has been taking naps for 5 years - and I should have been easing him into this new schedule. He is exhausted! Yesterday I found him laying in bed twice before dinner.
I have become one of those moms - I am now part of the club. This week Sam brought home envelopes for PTA donations, volunteer sign up sheets, entertainment books for sale etc. Thursday night was the back to school picnic and today Sam has his very first ever soccer game. Let the craziness begin!
Friday, September 11, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Saturday, September 5, 2009
The kids were all wound up, had a dance party and ran wild. It was so fun to see their excitement and we will for sure continue this tradition!
Love this dahlia in our front yard...