Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Excuse me, it is fall now.

The weather channel has not gotten the message that fall is upon us.  It is September, and though it may still be 94 degrees outside, fall schedule is underway at our house!

The boys had their first day of school last week.  Dane did great, and his teacher is sending extra reading work home because he's ready to start reading, and the rest of his class is not quite there yet.  He is very excited about this, and after 2 days of school he came home and announced to me that "I can read now, Mom."  Aidan's doing well in school, also.  Much fewer screaming fits so far than last year.  His sweet teacher noted on his daily report that he had an "outburst" at nap time because he didn't want to get on his mat.  I love that she called a screaming, irrational fit an "outburst".  It makes it sound like Aidan was simply having a minor disagreement...

Here is the first day of school pictures that was only achieved with some donut-bribery:

Dane's eyes are closed as he envisions Shipley's chocolate iced donuts.

The boys are both in YMCA soccer this year.  One weekly practice each on two separate nights, with games on Saturdays for the next six (or is it eight?) weeks.  Good grief.  Brandon is leading a small group one night a week, and a high school D-group another night a week.

Off I go to spend some quality time in Ike-preparation. ;)


Becky said...

If you want to have a grill your meat party let me know. I got the last bag of charcoal! Woo-hoo.

Adrienne said...

Aww, Dane, Aidan and Wall-E. :o)

(You read that in the Wall-E voice, didn't you? :)