I can’t believe he will be in high school in a matter of months! He was at his last school for ten years ( pre-k and kindergarten), so while leaving may be bittersweet, I’m sure he is looking forward to a change of pace and new faces. Kudos to my baby!
Today my son turned 13. Where did the time go?!
Happy 1st Birthday to my darling son!
In addition to our new home, we have something else new dwelling among us –a beautiful, bouncing baby boy! His name is Che and he is perfect! He has totally brought light into our dark days. He is the smallest of the sultans in the Queendom of Morocco! His nickname is the Emperor!
I We just looooove him to pieces!
Today is another snow day for me, but not for Nicholas. Even with all the work we did yesterday shoveling snow, I still had a difficult time getting off of our street. However, I managed to get him to school safely. Good thing they are not marking tardies today!
For the last few months I have served as the “room mom” for Nicholas’ grade. I wish I had a room parent for my own classroom! Some of my responsibilities include:
- Calling and emailing parents for various reasons
- Designing and decorating bulletin boards
- Providing snacks and treats
- Organizing parties
- Coordinating volunteers
- Teaching “special” lessons
This allows me to contribute without taking too much time from work. But our school breaks are different from my son’s which gives me the ability to use a portion of my vacation to do some hands on work. I also collect BoxTops for education. What are ways in which you participate in your child’s education?
Ian turned six last week. It is our tradition to go out to dinner on the birthday no matter what. Usually we make reservations at Benihana’s and invite family and friends. This year we asked Iam where he would like to eat. Afterall, he is six and might want to go to Chuckie Cheese for dinner.
Much to our surprise he opted for Olive Garden instead. I just knew we were headed to Chuckie Cheese. Darn!!! I was looking forward to visiting with Chuckie himself!
On the way to school the morning of his birthday, Ian changed his mind. He decided on Benihana’s so he could wear the balloon hat and dance. My husband takes them to school so I had no idea this conversation took place until mid day.
I called my husband on my lunch break and he told me about the change in plans. He said that Ian and Imani were in the back seat arguing about where to go. Ian told her it was his birthday and he could go where ever he wanted to go. Imani really had her heart set on Olive Garden and was trying her best to get him to go there for dinner.
After school, Imani did not forget the earlier argument. “Ian we are going to Benihana’s for Daddy’s birthday. I want Olive Garden Ian. You said that first anway. I want to go to Olive Garden Ian. Mommy, how much longer is my birthday? I want to go to Olive Garden.”
Imani was fine after we arrived at Benihana. She even helped Ian dance when the restaraunt staff sang to Ian.
On Sunday, we gave him a big birthday party. Our friends and their children were invited along with our neighbors. We grilled and had cupcakes instead of a cake. The kids loved this idea. Husband found the cupcakes with toy Spiderman and Transformer rings sticking out of the icing.
Ian’s birthday wish was to have a Bakugan. When he first told me what he wanted I had no idea what he was talking about. My husband asked one of the older boys on our street if he knew what Ian wanted. He had one and showed the toy to my husband. When my husband went to find it at the store the sales clerk told him that the store could not keep it on the shelf. I ran around on Saturday looking for the toy. I finally found what I was looking for. Luckily they had just a few left so I grabbed what they had.
Ian’s eyes lit up as he opened each one. I’m still not sure what it does even after watching him play with the Bakugan. It really makes no sense to me. But hey, if he’s happy, I’m happy!