Today Eden started her first day of 4th grade at Becker Elementary. I know she'll do well as she is a good student and very responsible. She is also in class with some of her best friends which she was happy to hear! We had our traditional 'Ice Cream for Breakfast' that we started the year Oliver had his Make*A*Wish trip to Give Kids the World Resort in Florida. Ed found some green maraschino cherries in honor of Oliver and his favorite color!
|Eden, age 9, fourth grade|
It has been a rough week or so leading up to the first day as Oliver wasn't here. He would have been starting 6th grade, which is middle school in our town. One more milestone he won't be able to participate in. It's been rough picking out school supplies and getting things ready. It always seems like I'm forgetting something. Life just isn't right anymore. Jaren starts preschool on Tuesday. I'm nervous for him because of his autoimmune disease (EE) where he only eats certain foods. He eats a few baby foods and drinks soy baby formula, so of course kids might call him a baby. I'm worried about how he will adjust although maybe being around other kids will at least get him to TRY new foods. At least I know his teacher and teacher associate are wonderful so I'm not worried about that! Hopefully my fears will subside after the first few days of school.
Today Jaren started his first day of preschool. He told me he was 'really scared' about it. After school he climbed into the van and I asked him if he had a good first day of school. He hid his face and then I could see a shy smile spread out followed by a little giggle. I was so relieved. He said he colored, sang songs and rested on his orange towel. He also went outside to play at recess. I asked him if he made any new friends and he said that he didn't know how to make new friends. I just told him to be himself and talk to other kids, share with them and be nice. I also said he would probably make some friends by making them laugh -- which he is very good at! So... a good first day for Jare Bear. I hope this trend continues.
|Jaren, age 5, preschool|
This was a craft project that my friend found on Pinterest. You get some melamine dishes and draw on them with Sharpie markers then bake for 30 minutes at 350... I think. You'll have to double check on Pinterest. Anyways... after that the ink won't smear and you are left with a fun craft! I bought some bowls at Target for $1.79 and we'll do a family craft for FHE some night!