Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Not yet Jonah

Jonah has been a little sad that he doesn't get to go to preschool with Harper. Yesterday I told him that he can go to preschool when he gets bigger. So this morning I opened the door to the kids room and the first thing Jonah said was, "I bigger!"

I then explained to him that he can go to preschool when he is 4 and right now he is only 2. Tonight I was putting the kids in bed and Harper asked if she is going to preschool tomorrow and I told her yes. Jonah then said, "I go to preschool when I'm 4."

Monday, August 27, 2012

first day of school

Today was Harper's first day of pre-k.  She is going to this great program that is through LAUSD and she has the most amazing teachers, Ms. Ana and Ms. Esther, who have been teaching this program together for 24 years!  Harper is so ready to spend a little time away from me.  When I opened the door to her room this morning she said, "Let's go to school!" and when we got to school she didn't even want me to take her inside.

She wasn't very interested in having me take her picture in front of all of the other kids, but here are a couple of Harper sitting at her table.  She is going to be in school Monday-Thursday from 8:20-10:40.
There are several kids from our ward in her class.  You can see one of her friends behind her is wearing CTR stickers :)

And here is one of Jonah before we dropped Harper off.  He was so sad that he doesn't get to go to school too and I think he was sad to leave Harper.  I took him to the park for a couple of hours to play while she was in class and when we picked Harper up she told Jonah that she missed him "so much."
While we were waiting to drop Harper off, Jonah fell off of this bench and hit his head on the cement floor.  Scared. Me. To. Death. He has a big goose egg on the back of his head but he seems to be ok.

I thought it would be fun to make the dress that Harper wore for her first day.  Tom has good memories of wearing clothes to school that his Mom made for him, so Harper and I picked out the fabric together and she "helped" make it.  I am not very good at sewing clothes, but the pattern was pretty easy and it turned out pretty cute (though far from perfect).

I knew she wouldn't let me take photos of the dress on the first day of school, so we took some a few days ago.
family reunion dress
family reunion dress back
family reunion dress
Also, I just noticed that this is our 500th post!  Wow.  I started this blog when Tom and I had only been married for 2 months, and I am so glad that I did because it is fun to have the last 6+ years documented in one place.  Earlier this year I actually started another blog to write about different projects that I have been working on.  

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

park day

Every week some moms in our ward get together for park day.  It has been HOT lately, so we went to Coldwater Canyon Park today in Beverly Hills which has a fun little creek for the kids to play in.  On our way home the kids told me at least 10 times that they had "so much fun" today.
Harper likes to pose for photos lately, it is interesting to see what poses she comes up with. 

Saturday, August 11, 2012

sick girl

We have been changing our diet to try to help Harper's eczema, but she had a major breakout this week.  Her legs were completely covered and she was completely miserable.
Her body just kind of shuts down when she has an episode like this and she needed some extra sleep. Luckily she is doing much better now.

Speaking of Harper, this morning Tom and I were asking her what she wanted to do today.  We asked her about a dozen different times and every time she would respond with "eat breakfast" or "eat a snack" or "eat lunch" or "have a juice with my food."  For a child who doesn't eat very much, she sure does have food on her mind.

The kids and I have been watching the Olympics for a little bit every day.  Jonah didn't seem very impressed by the gymnastics because every time we watched an event he would just say, "What me, I can do that!" and then start jumping around the room.  Silly boy.