Wednesday night was Kindergarten Orientation for Annika. She starts school on Monday. Monday! It’s coming up so fast! I worked from home on Wednesday to take Kris to his doctor appt. That turned out to be uneventful. One x-ray and short consultation later he was pronounced “fine” and told to come back in two weeks. Anyway, I was glad I was at home because the open house at Annika’s school started at 3:30pm and I don’t usually get home until 4:15-4:30pm. But as soon as I was done working at 3:30pm we loaded up the truck and drove over to the school.
We easily found her classroom with the help of a volunteer at the school. And her classroom is so cute! It’s very colorful. There’s a bathroom in the room and a row of lockers for Annika to put her backpack and coat/boats in. There’s a play kitchen area with dolls. Annika liked that part! There’s three low tables with similarly short chairs, a circle-time rug and lots of books, craft supplies and fun things for the kids to do. We waited in a short line to meet her teacher (Kris put Levi down on the circle-time rug and he promptly fell asleep in his carseat – good baby!) and I was so proud of Annika. The teacher asked her a few questions including how to say her last name and Annika answered her each time. Sure, she may have done so quietly but the teacher could hear her. My little girl is getting better at her fear of adults. I just love that little girl so much. She makes me so proud of her every day. I snapped a few pictures of her (by her locker, by the entrance to her room, etc.) because of course I had to capture the moment!
I can’t believe I have to send her off on Monday on a big school bus. Yes, I’m a little weepy over it. You know there will be lots of pictures on Monday and probably some tears. I had a brief talk with her today about strangers and good/bad people and good/bad touch. It’s not an easy conversation to have but I think it’s an important one. Not everyone can be trusted. Unfortunately I know that first hand and I do not want my daughter to ever have to go through that. Knowledge can help be her power.
I think James has grown again. He seems so tall to me lately. And he put on a pair of 3T jeans today and they were a wee bit short. I may have to purchase some 4T jeans for him this fall. He also cracks me up. He was dancing recently and was doing a really good job wiggling his butt. He may have seen a few too many episodes of “So You Think You Can Dance” because pretty soon he was trying to break dance. He would put his head on the floor and then run around in a circle to simulate spinning on his head. Or he’d get down on the floor, lay on his back and turn himself around in a circle to simulate spinning on his back. It was making me laugh and cheer for him.
And Levi is growing so quickly! Not only does he routinely play with his feet now but he is also figuring out how to use his hands. He likes to take out his pacifier and then chew on his hands and fingers instead. He’s even sucked on his right thumb a few times. And he is playing more and more with toys too. He really enjoys time in the exersaucer or sitting in the bumbo seat with toys. Tonight he was on his belly on the floor and he was reaching for toys. He can’t quite wiggle towards them yet so I brought them closer to him and then of course he put them right into his mouth. He’s growing so quickly! He turns four months old tomorrow and has his four month well baby check-up on Monday. It’s going to be a big day in our house this Monday!