You are currently browsing the category archive for the ‘addy’ category.
Jen, Addy, Judy & Colston spent some time working with play dough last night.
We went to Addy’s preschool a couple nights back for our first open house as parents of a “student”.
While it was fun to enter her learning environment and watch her interact with the other kids and adults- it was also a bit surreal.
I had a moment where I kind of fast forwarded and imagined her in different grades for the next 13 years. Yikes!
The best part of the night was going to music class and hearing all the songs they’ve been learning.
Here’s a pic. Addy is in the purple shirt just to the right of the teacher.
Jen: Yes sweetheart.
Addy: Can you learn me how to play some basketball?
Jen: Sure (giggling).
Clearly we still have some residual Kentucky influence to work out of our daughter.
As a kid the best part of getting ready to go back to school was the trip to buy a new lunchbox. I can’t remember ever caring what I wore to school before the 5th grade- but I sure did care about the fashion statement my lunchbox made. I remember rocking “Hong Kong Phoey”, “The Incredible Hulk” and “Star Wars” themes just to name a few.
Apparently the genetic trend has been passed down the family tree. Here’s Addy’s first:
How about you? Do you remember any of your childhood lunchboxes? Were you a metal or plastic person?
Today was her first day.
She was excited.
Mom was a little teary- which is ENTIRELY understandable. This is the first time we’ve dropped her off with someone other than family or very close friends and then left for hours at a time.
I’m sure we’ll have more updates and stories from preschool in the future.
It’s true, they grow up too fast.
No, not me. I’m talking about the innocent looking girl next to me. Yes, I’m serious. Although she often looks like an angel, as an older sister, she has the innate ability to torment her younger brother.
Example: Today I met the family at Chick-Fil-A at lunch. Usually I avoid that joint like the plague at lunchtime because there are about 1000 people crammed into a building made for 100. However, since today was the first day of school, the restaurant was only half full. Hooray for education!
Anyway, as we’re finishing our food, Addy exercises her option to trade the toy from her meal for an ice cream cone. Knowing full well that Colston will want some, Jen had the foresight to ask for an empty bowl and gave him some of Addy’s soft serve.
For the first few minutes Addy and Colston ate at about the same rate. But as Addy noticed Colston’s ice cream disappearing, she went into slow motion- averaging one lick about every 30 seconds. Why? To torment her brother and flaunt her frozen bliss right in front of his eyes.
Finally we’d had enough of him fussing, packed up and declared that Addy had to finish her cone by the time we got to the car. When we fastened her into her car seat she still had about 4 normal sized bites left. Not wanting her mom to finish or throw away her dessert, Addy put the whole thing in her mouth and somehow got it down.
In some strange way, I was kind of proud.
Today is Addy’s 4th birthday. Her major present this year is a swing set. She loves to go to the park, but it is easy to talk ourselves out of putting both kids in the car to make it happen. Not to mention that we’ve got some rare breed of mosquitoes in Cary that are very active in the daytime and crave the blood of children. Plus- there’s the fact that most public parks don’t have bathrooms. Anyway, now Addy will be able to swing, slide and climb to her heart’s content.
Jen found the set in stock at Wal-Mart (a rarity) and she and her dad (Howard) wrestled it home and couldn’t wait to tear open the boxes and get to building. About 8 hours of labor, 483 pieces of wood, 3648 screws and fasteners, 1 trip to Lowe’s, 1 drill recharge and a brief rain shower later- it’s done. Howard and Jen did a great job- and I think actually enjoyed the work and the time together. Hope Addy enjoys this gift from her mom and dad and both sets of grandparents.
The beauty of digital cameras is that you can take a ton of pictures. The worst thing about digital cameras is that you take a ton of pictures- don’t print any and forget about most of them.
So, here are some recent shots that have been stuck on our memory card. Thought I’d post a few before they were exiled to IPhoto forever: