Much better day at preschool

Jared and Riley had a much better day at preschool today. One of teachers (they have 3), told me that Jared did great today and that Riley did much better. The kids in the class take turns bringing snack (you have to sign up each month) and yesterday it was Jared’s turn. Riley’s turn is Thursday. I know Riley had a bit of a problem with it being just Jared bringing snack and not both of them together. Jared got to be line leader for snack time (with Riley right behind him). Jared said it was lots of fun being line leader. They both say they love school and spend a lot of time playing “school” when at home. I hope this marks a turning point for them and they will continue to have good days at preschool from now on.

It’s International Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Today is International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

My pirate name is:

Dirty Jenny Rackham

You’re the pirate everyone else wants to throw in the ocean — not to get rid of you, you understand; just to get rid of the smell. You have the good fortune of having a good name, since Rackham (pronounced RACKem, not rack-ham) is one of the coolest sounding surnames for a pirate. Arr!

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How to get play-doh out of a screen door

Today I learned how to get play-doh out of a screen door. Why would I want to know such an arcane piece of knowledge you ask? I’m sure you probably guessed it had something to do with the twins and you would be right. This morning I got the baby asleep and took out the play-doh for the twins to play with. I’ve told them more times than I can count that play-doh has to stay at the table. They’ve been really good about keeping it there lately so I though it would be safe not to sit right there with them the entire time. After getting them settled, I decided to plant the two plants that the twins got at the end of Sunday school last year which have grown so much that they are taking over my kitchen. It only took me a few minutes to plan them out front. During that time, both twins had flattened some play-doh and pressed it into the front screen door. They of course did this on the lower half of the screen which has a metal grate on the other side, further complicating matters. After trying to scrape it off in between the metal grate, I grabbed the vacuum cleaner. The combination of scraping and the vacuum cleaner was able to remove most of it and I got the rest by wiping it off with a wash cloth. The boys got a long time out – having to sit there until I got it all cleaned up. And, they don’t get to play with play-doh for the next few days. Hopefully, they will remember to never do that again.

Braces Again

Talia got braces again today for the start of “phase 2”. We aren’t sure how long they will have to stay on this time, but when they come off she will have perfect teeth.

Aidan’s Kindergarten Park Trip

Aidan’s kindergarten had it’s beginning of the year park trip today. The class walked to a nearby park. They took a group picture then played on the play equipment. After a while, they had a snack of donut holes, which were a big hit with the kids. Aidan had a great time, playing the whole time with his friends.

Another Bad Day at Preschool

The twins had another bad day at preschool. Today they were screaming and throwing themselves on the ground whenever that had to switch stations. This is their third day. They go Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9-11:30. They say they like it and they have fun, but yet they still behave badly. I really don’t know what to do about it. I’m trying the “treat method” where they only get a treat if they have been good. Let’s hope it works better next week.

Why is puppy on top of the door Jared?

This is Jared’s puppy. This is the puppy he sleeps with and carries around with him all day long. I had to laugh when I saw it on top of the front door like this. I asked Jared why he put his puppy there and he said because he wants to be there. Can’t argue with that!

Soccer Season!

Kayli and Aidan had their first soccer games of the season today. They both did great! Both of them played against teams with players they knew from school. They both had fun and enjoyed playing.

Kayli’s team name this year is Sky Fire. Their colors are orange and blue. Kayli’s team lost 1-0. The two teams were very well matched and it really could have gone either way.

Aidan’s team name this year is Blue Waves. Their color is light blue. They don’t keep score in Aidan’s game.

Twins First Day of Preschool

Jared and Riley started preschool today. They were so excited to be going to “Aidan’s school”. I told them that is is now Jared and Riley’s school! They love their baskets and insisted on carrying them in themselves. Riley was crying a bit when I left, but I think he will be fine after a few minutes. I hope they have a good day! It felt so weird to get back in the car without them. I’ve been taking them to this school for the last two years to drop of Aidan. They have the same teachers Aidan had two years ago. They are great!