Saturday, September 19, 2009

Riding Bikes

Now that Alisha has figured out how to ride her two wheeler, she doesn't want to stop. Her and Matthew both rode their bikes quite a bit today. I am thankful we have space in the yard for them to do so. Michael has finally figured out how to peddle his bike as well and he rode it some today. He doesn't stay doing the same thing for very long though.
Michael went to an hour long orientation on Friday for preschool. He did really well. Hopefully, he will be very successful with his new teacher and learn some things in preschool.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

School

Alisha was very excited because she got a "music award" today. It didn't say what it was for, but she says it was for "singing good". She seems to be enjoying school. They have been having color days to review their colors and she has been really enjoying finding something to take in for each color and something to wear that is in each color.
Michael starts preschool again on Monday. He got kicked out after 8 days last year, so please pray that he will be able to stay in school this time. Pray that his teacher will be willing to work with him this year. He has a new teacher and my experience with the new teacher has been much better than with the other one.
Kevin is starting a new phase. He wants to watch monster trucks all the time. He took it to Aunt Bekah's today and then on the way home from church tonight, he was telling Michael that he was "going to Aunt Bekah's watch monster trucks".

Oh! Alisha taught herself to ride her two wheeler last night. We tried all summer to teach her, but everytime she realized that we had let go (even though she sometimes had gone ten feet on her own) would throw herself over onto the grass. The pedals on her brand new bike are very messed up from the bike landing on its side so many times. But Matthew keeps talking about riding our bike to Burger King, and I tell him we can't until Alisha can ride her bike. So last night she started practicing on the cement space in the backyard. She taught herself to ride her bike on the CEMENT in CIRCLES. What kid teaches themself on the cement going in circles?
Well, that is it for now.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

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Alisha started Kindergarten this week and Matthew started 2nd grade. Matthew ended up with a severe migrain headache Wednesday evening and spent the evening in bed, but other than that the week was good. Well, for the kids anyway. My first week of school was challenging!




Today we went to Lowe's and built a drum. I didn't realize when I signed the kids up that I would have to take them by myself because Aaron had choir practice. But I figured that Lowe's would have workers there assisting the children. When I got there, I realized that they only had one lady there passing out the supplies and not one person at all to help, I almost left without bothering with any projects. But I'm glad I stayed. I helped Matthew get started first and then he did the rest of his by himself. He even helped Alisha after I got her started. After I helped Matthew, I got Michael started because he was struggling with being patient and I didn't want a meltdown in the store. He did okay finishing hammering in the nails that I helped him get started. Then I got Alisha started. Kevin waited so patiently for his turn. He had been singing all morning about going to "make drum, make drum". He enjoyed using a hammer for the first time. They were all thrilled by the time they were done. Alisha concentrated so hard on her work. I've never seen her have such intense focus.