Saturday, June 21, 2014



Ethan graduated Kindy!  Woot Woot!  He loves his school and especially his teacher.  At home he transformed his playroom into a classroom just like his at school, complete with a hand drawn flag to pledge allegiance to (after a recording he made of a typical announcement that comes from the principal) and all the posters and bulletins that are found in his classroom.  After school we sometimes play 'school' and he teaches me what he learned during the day.

So happy and proud walking in with his class!


The founders of the school with principal and vice principal.

The kinders sang four songs for us: The World Is A Rainbow, The Vowel Song, Each Of Us Is A Flower, Mahalo before calling each class up to collect their diplomas.

He loves being a Surber Seal!

We were lucky to have Yeh Yeh come visit us and help us celebrate.

Rare whole family picture

On the last day of school we got a binder of all the stories that they had written during school (focus on narrative and information stories). 

This is one he wrote of his first experience at camp:
Over spring break I went to the Don Callejon School Library again.  I was...

with a teacher.  I was feeling happy.  First, I made an advanced zipper until...Lora came along!  I stopped after I worked and worked. I saw Zully, she told me how to make a lanyard.  Then, I put two loops, then I took one string.  I did an over under (loop) twice.  Then I pulled 4 times.  I bit the string.  Last, I worked and worked.  Then I did it over again.  I put...

it in my lunch.  I had a great time at the library at school.

During his free choice activity time he wrote out the theme song to Jake and the Neverland Pirates.  

I'm so happy he likes school and loves his teacher - she made a great impact on him!  I hope he continues his love of school!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

4 Months!


Our little Miss is happily discovering the world (I have ears! I have hands! I have feet!) and is such a joy to be around.  She smiles constantly and lights up when she sees you coming toward her - giving her kisses on her stomach, cheeks or feet makes her collapse into giggles.  She is starting to nurse every 3-4 hrs during the day instead of the regular 2-3 hrs, and while she typically still wants to eat 2x a night she will keep us on our toes and just wake up only once to eat about once or twice a week.  She still gets super excited when it's time to eat...she opens her mouth wide and kicks her feet in anticipation.  Our little lazy one still hasn't rolled over yet, but she does spin herself in circles when she sleeps and we will often find her in a completely different position than when we lay her down.  She has consolidated her naps so instead of the 40 minute regular catnaps she now gives us two 1.5-2 hr naps a day plus an additional two 40 minute naps before bedtime.  We love our little Anna!

Month 4 Stats:

Weight: 13 lbs 5 ou (29%)
Height: 24.25 in (38%)
Head Circumference: 41.9 cm (84%)

Month 4 Stats for Ethan:
Weight: 14 lbs 7 ou (43%)
Height: 25.75 in (62%)
Head Circumference: 41.3 cm (25%)