Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Lance's first day of preschool!

The day has finally come! Lance has been begging to go to school for over a year now. His first day was Monday Sept. 8th. He has the same schedule and teachers that Nathan had last year so he is familiar with the school, classroom and teachers. He is the youngest in the class as he only meets the age cut off by 5 days and some days it shows...some days it doesn't. He is doing great so far though. He sits through story time wonderfully, listens, plays nicely with the other kids. The only thing we've had a 'problem' with so far is that sometimes there isn't a 'project' for him to take home in his bag. Either it was painted and is still wet, or the teachers are keeping it for display, etc. and this causes SERIOUS meltdowns! Embarrassing meltdowns! I'm used to it though :)

Nathan's first soccer game

We decided to sign Nathan up for soccer this fall. I also threw Chris under the bus and put him down as coach! Their first game was Saturday Sept. 6th......yes the same day as the triathlon! Chris pretty much had an hour and a half after his race to eat lunch and get ready to coach 6 five year olds! Nathan did great though. Within the first minute of play he took the ball down the entire field and scored a goal! I didn't even have time to pull my camera out yet! The rest of the game however he thought it was fun to continually stop game play by touching the ball with his hands....apparently that draws far more attention than scoring a goal? He had his second game the 13th and scored yet another goal so he's quite the star!

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Reeds Lake Triathlon Results!

Well Saturday was the big day! Chris completed his second triathlon (1/2 mile swim, 18 mile bike, 5 mile run).....2 minutes faster than last years time! He finished this year at 2:12:28 stomping on his last years swim time and still running under a 10 minute mile!

Unfortunately the boys and I did not get to see him at the bike turn. I was under the impression that the first swim heat took off at 8am when in fact they started at 7:30. We showed up to cheer him on and missed him by a good half hour. I'm not sure we would have even been out of the house in time to see him taking off that early!!!

Overall, a great time and still room for improvement. Who knows maybe next year I'll join in?!

Monday, September 8, 2008

Subscribe to the blog

I've become even more computer savvy I guess and added an email subscription to the blog. If you forget to check it often for updates or lost the link, etc. type in your email to the right and each week I believe if I've added a post you will be sent an email with the updates. Just an easier way to keep up with the family!!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

First day of kindergarten success!

The morning wasn't too different here except that at 8am we started our treck to the bus stop! I could tell Nathan was a bit nervous but once he saw his friends and finally saw the bus pull into the sub his eyes lit up! He was the 3rd one on the bus and tried to fight in to be first! The bus took him to school and his teacher met him and the others at the entrance. Since our district went through budget cuts the parents have to pick up the kindergarteners at 11:55am in a so called 'pick up line'. OH MY GOSH! What a nightmare! We arrived at 11:50am and were so far back in the line we were actually parked on the side road in front of the school. We got there at 11:50 and Nathan finally got in the van at 12:15. Thankfully Cole fell asleep as soon as we parked! Crisis averted! But you figure 2 kindy classes @ 20 kids each = 40 cars trying to pick up their kids. Hopefully tomorrow goes a bit better since we have a magic tag that goes in the van to alert everyone who we will pick up. I imagine car pooling will start soon as well.

Nathan didn't say much on the way home, except that he sat by his neighbor friend Maddie and played with her on the playground. We'll see if I can get more out of him tomorrow!

Here are a couple of pictures!

Waiting at the bus stop with his friends

The last wave goodbye!

FINALLY in the van at noon and still smiling...SUCCESS!