Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Second Grade

Yesterday was the first day of second grade for Charlie.  We had a fun summer but he was ready to go back to school.  I'm so glad he likes school because I liked school too.  Life is just better when you like school as opposed to when you hate it.  There were some aspects of school, mainly social, that I disliked but on the whole I liked it because of the learning.  The love of learning has been a great blessing in my life and the older I get, the more I realize how rich my life is because of it.

Let me stop before I get too far astray from the point of this post...  I was really proud of both kids for getting ready without me having to do any yelling.  We were actually early!  What great start to the year.  :-) Ellie was excited for school to start too.  She is so ready for Kindergarten - even though it won't be for another year.  She will start pre-school next week and she is so excited!
In this picture, Charlie is making a silly face.  He does these fake smiles whenever I take pictures of him now and I don't know how to get him to just smile his naturally cute smile.  Oh well...

Wednesday, August 1, 2012


I love how my kids each have his/her own personality and make life fun.  One of the best things about being a mom is sharing those cute and/or funny moments with my husband at the end of the day.  Something I love about Charlie is how he communicates with us with notes.

Dear Tooth Fairy, I have to remind you that my loose tooth has a cavity. Love Charlie

Ellie likes to call Charlie different nicknames sometimes.  There was a period of a couple weeks when she called him Wyatt.  Wyatt is a character on the PBS program SuperWhy.
About a week ago, Charlie wrote a note on a sticky-note that said, "Very tired last night" and put it on his bedroom door.  This is an imitation on a practice of my husband's - if he was up in the night and had problems sleeping, he'd stick a note on the bathroom mirror to let me know why he wasn't up yet.