Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Monday, August 30, 2010
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Saturday, August 21, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Tristan has been in lessons every year since he was 4. Tristan started in level 3, and he passed after the first session. Since lessons only go to level 4, and they don't offer level 4 at our pool, we decided that he could be done with lessons now. He really is a good swimmer, and I don't worry too much about him.
Jasen has been in lessons since he was 3. This year Jasen started in level 2. He passed level 2 after the second session. So his last session was in level 3, and he also passed that! I do feel pretty confident in his abilities, but I think maybe next year he'll do level 3 one more time just as a reminder course.
Hunter has never been in lessons before. So he started in the very beginner class- preschool level 1, which is for 3-5 year olds who have never had any lessons before. Hunter loves the water, but before lessons he was also pretty skittish in the pool. He always wore floaties, and never liked to come off the steps. Now, after lessons, he's doing great. He loves to hold onto the side of the pool and kick, blow bubbles in the water, wade out and get a ring. After 2 sessions, Hunter passed! I am so proud of him! He is much more comfortable in the water, and even lets us hold him to float and practice his kicks and arms. So swimming lessons are done for us this summer. But it was fun and the boys all did great! I am proud of each one of them for passing their classes.
Sunday, August 8, 2010
About Jasen he said that he had made a ton of progress during the last season, and he was so proud of hard Jasen plays for being on of the smallest kids on the team. And he mentioned how Jasen was the only kid to use a double leg takedown to tackle someone!
About Tristan he said that he was one of the best players on the peewee team, that he was a great teammate. Always helping the younger kids, and doing a great job where ever they needed him. As a midget player, coach said that Tristan showed a lot of heart for being one of the smaller kids on the team. But that he really stepped up and showed what a good player and team assest he is.
Saturday, August 7, 2010
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
Tristan received the Citizenship Award, and we are so proud of him as well. He has worked very hard this year at his school work, and has made progress in raising his grades. He still has a ways to go, but his goal for next year is to be on the A-B honor roll, and I am pretty confident that he can do it if he stays dedicated. Once we got him into a better class this year, he made serious progress as well. Tristan does better with a stricter, more structured environment, and that is exactly what Ms Schrader gave him. She also went above and beyond with him, by sending home extra phonics packets for him to do, and helping get him into an after school tutoring program. Doing that, along with his spelling words and sight words every night really helped bring his grades up. I can see the difference just when I am doing his homework with him. And it's so great to see him getting excited about doing his homework, because he knows he can do well if he puts out the effort. Now he takes books to his room and I can hear him reading out loud, and he's doing such a good job.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Here are some of the things she's doing now:
She loves to sleep in her swing, just like Hunter did. She takes all her naps during the day in her swing, but she sleeps in her own bed all night.
She sleeps pretty well at night. She goes for about 5 hours the first stretch, and then after she has a new bottle, she'll sleep another 5 hours or so till we get up.
She loves to kick her legs. She kicks them down so hard, but she's always so happy when she does. She'll also kick like that when she's really tired in her bed, as she's going to sleep.
She loves loves loves to dance! And she loves to be sung to.
She talks all the time. She'll talk to anyone who'll listen, including checkers at the grocery store!
She can roll over both ways. She rolls back to front mostly. She can roll front to back too, but she doesn't do it very often. She did it once and scared herself so bad she hasn't done it again since! It was pretty cute!
She is SO chubby! Her cheeks are so big, she looks like a chipmunk! And she has rolls on top of rolls on her legs! We weighed her a few weeks ago and she was 14 pounds!
She loves to be outside. Especially if there is a breeze. She gets so happy when the wind is blowing her hair. A lot of times I blow in it, and she smiles so big.
We got her a Bumbo chair a few weeks ago, and she loves to sit in it. I think she'll be starting cereal soon, because she likes to sit with us at the table and have little tastes of everything.
The other day I caught her sucking her thumb. So cute!
She loves the bath! She gets so excited when she hears the water, and she kicks and splashes so much.
Her hair is starting to fill in, but she still has the funniest bald spot in the back!