Sunday, September 9, 2012

2012 Week 36

Just finishing up the long Labor Day weekend.  No real plans or Have Tos allowed us to spend plenty of time relaxing at home or at the pool.  Sam even had time to make homemade cinnamon rolls MMMMM.  We all overidulged that morning and had more than one for breakfast!

"No I can handle it!"  That's what Tyler said when Sam asked if he needed help finishing his second cinnamon roll.  In the end he didn't finish it, but he did eat all the icing off the top!
 Ahhh pool time.  Our neighborhood pool has saved us from many a hot and cranky free day at home.  We've gotten very good at quickly packing up the cooler and the bags, slathering on the sunscreen and spending a few hours in the water - sometimes enjoying the company of the neighbors but often getting the pool all to ourselves and enjoying that.
The kids absolutely love swimming and Tyler in particular has made huge improvements since the first of the year.  His latest accomplishment is swimming under water.  He takes a big deep breath, puffing out his cheeks, then under he goes!  He's actually faster at the under water part than he is with his doggie paddle across the top of the water.

You rarely catch Kaitlyn without her goggles because this girl LOVES to dive in the water, swim underwater, and have races across the pool with me as often as I will agree to it.  She's gotten pretty "tricky" lately attempting to "dive" backward or doing twists and turns or funny feet positions when she jumps.
Sam was in a particularly playful mood on Monday and was throwing the kids in the water and letting them stand on his shoulders. 

The long-awaited first day of Kindergarten arrived!  Tyler was so excited he woke up before 6:30 AM and we easily had him ready to go out the door, plus take the time for some decent "first day" photos and he still had enough time to clean up his toys (so the house was even clean on my first day having it all to myself)
I drove him to school on the first day - more for my own peace of mind than anything else.  Tyler had no problem finding his classroom and seemed to know exactly what he should be doing once he got there.  No hesitation, no fear - just confidant and fully ready to start the new school year.
I was a little sad all day knowing that my little guy is getting so grown up - but I didn't cry! ;)

He did great riding the bus home - and Kaitlyn did a great job as a big sister making sure he was where he needed to be and that he followed the rules on the bus.  And instead of being tired after his long day at school, he was hyper - and teasing!

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