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Thursday, July 15, 2010

Jacks going to school!!!

I can't believe Jack is old enough for school already!!  It seems like just yesterday he was a little baby, just taking those first steps, but here it is, time for preschool!!

All the paperwork has been filled out, Jack had his physical, and now we are going to preschool screening!

Jack and I went to the school where they 'tested' him on various things to see where he stands both with language, perception, what he knows so far.  He met with one of the school readiness teachers.  I was quite sure he would be nervous, cling to my leg and not speak to anyone, but he really proved me wrong!!

The first test was seeing if he could stack blocks in the same way the teacher built hers...he did pretty good, you could tell he was really thinking about it, and when he couldn't quite do it exactly like hers, he looked at her and said, "it's not really the same, but it's pretty close!".   :)

Then he had to sort little plastic bears by color and size, which he had no problem with at all.

Next, the teacher read him 'The Very Hungry Caterpillar'.  He talked about the story with her as she read it, asking questions and explaining to her that butterflies have wings so that they can fly, and that ladybugs also have wings to fly.  (That's my boy!!)

The last thing he did was draw a picture of anything he wanted.  It looked like a big scribble to me, but when she asked him what it was, he said it was a monster.  When she asked where it lived, he said "Africa"!  See that, he already knows geography!!  :):)

Afterwards, we stopped at McDonalds for a Happy Meal then went to a playground nearby for a picnic lunch, some playtime and geocaching!! 

Saturday, July 10, 2010

It's been a long few weeks!

Well, we had our vacation a few weeks ago in New Hampshire, came home, then it all went downhill from there!

Mark (Daddy) ended up getting pretty sick, (more sick than I've ever seen him!) and it lasted almost 2 weeks!  Then midway through him being sick, I ended up sick with the same thing!  It's been a very long month.  I'm still not 100% yet, but I'm on my way!  Thankfully, Jack managed to come out of this with nothing...hopefully it stays this way.  But, now that I am thinking about it, he was actually sick FIRST!   He had a stomach bug and fever, where Mark and I had an incredibly horrible sore throat, coughing and a fever. 

Anyway, I've been trying to sneak in a few little day trips with Jack to keep him busy.  These are some of our highlights...

We've managed to find a couple of  'cool enough' days to play outside on the playscape!!  And on the really hot days, we've done a couple of crafts!

We've celebrate 4th of July with some sparklers and a fireworks show!

We went to the Connecticut River to watch the boats go by...although we were hoping to try out the ferry!  (It was closed!)  And of course, we spent some time with Jacks cousin Riley!!

We've played some baseball in the yard.....

.....and did some exploring!!

We went down to Hopeville Pond State Park and played in the water...
....and took some time to splash each other after Daddy tried to teach Jack to swim!

And yesterday, we went to the Westbrook Carnival!  Jack got to ride in the front of a real fire truck around town, he rode a ferris wheel and carousel for the first time, and rode on all of the other kids rides too!

Well, I hope that you enjoyed our little photo album of our fun these last few weeks!!  Check back soon for more fun adventures!!