Braden is officially registered for Kindergarten. In our town, there are 3 public kindergarten's and one private. We live a block away from Lakeside, so guess where Braden is going! They have what is called Kindergarten Roundup where you fill out all of your paper work, prove the kid is really yours, and they take a quick assessment. They will also do you shots, but knowing that we want Braden to WANT to go to school, we opted to get those from the Dr. office.
These smiles are somewhat staged. Ten minutes before, when Blake picked Braden up from preschool, he discovered that Braden had ribbed the quarter size hole in the knee of his jeans, all the way to his ankle, and his explanation was "because it makes me look cool dad," I LOVED Blake's response "we had some extra $$$ that we could have bought you a toy with, but now we have to buy new jeans." The look on Braden's face was priceless!
Braden can see, no excuses when I tell him to 'find it himself'
Braden can also hear perfectly, much to my shock, maybe it's just my voice. . .he either tunes me completely out or just loves to hear it so much I have to tell him to get his shoes on 3 times. I'm going to pretend that's what it is.
He did a great job on this little exercise or "game" as the nice lady called it. I didn't realize he could recognize a cone, cylinder and cube. He can also identify double digit numbers. Who knew! I'll take credit for part of this, because during car pool we take turns reading off the speed limit signs!
Car pool is over, and now we walk home from school everyday. Recycling Mason: Here's a booger, Momma, put it in recycling.
Frozen Custard Please Last night Braden and I attended the Playground Party hosted by The Center. On our way I promised Braden we could get some "concrete" from Freddy's (local ice cream/burger joint) which is frozen custard. Even though it was 30 minutes past his bedtime when we left the party, he had not forgotten: Braden: Mom, can I have a brick? I mean a sidewalk? Mom:What? Braden: You know, you said after the party..... Mom:(cracking up) Oh, you mean concrete? From Freddy's?
Salad in the Water Last night for dinner I fixed a refreshing pitcher of ice water with mint and lemon balm from our garden. Mason pointed to it from his high chair and declared: Mason: Salad in the water! Dollar Vacation During Braden's Birthday Lunch on the porch I asked River if she was getting excited about their family trip to Branson. River:Oh Yeah! We even get to go to Silver Dollar City! Braden: Oh Yeah, my Mom takes me to Dollar Tree! Obviously Braden has no idea what SDC is or that the Dollar Tree doesn't quite compare, but as long as it's a big deal to him. . . .we will keep going!
The Substitooth When I picked Braden up on Friday, his teacher wasn't there, but he had a substitute. This happened one other time, when Ms. Vacca had a toothache. I asked Braden who is substitute was, and he said "Nothing" Me:Was Ms. Vacca here, today? Braden: No, we had 3 different teachers. Me: Who was that man? Was he your substitute? Braden: No, Ms. Vacca was sick today, so he helped us do our work. Me: I know, Braden, that is called a substitute teacher. Braden: I thought it was a substitooth, like Ms. Vacca had before.
Hello to all! We are going to attempt to provide you with an endless source of pictures, video and stories to ooh and aaah at until your heart is content. As Braden reminds Blake every morning as he leaves for work "don't be boring" we will try not to be boring! We thought life was interesting with Braden, now that we've added Mason to the mix we've learned new levels of parenthood!