The Thomas candy bag and Lion candy bag we made!
My incredibly handsome men:)
Coming in from the cold
Checkin' out their loot!!
Steps to take to ensure you get a nicely carved pumpkin for the fall:
1. Marry a nice, strong, burly man...and have him do the carving for you:)
2. Make sure your adorable children are breathing down his neck and observing his every move...
His very own "ambliance" with a back door that opens! (Thank you Target for your .97 cent toys!) He was really proud of himself today and daddy and I told him how very proud we were of him, too. Tonight before bed he said, "Hey! I go to school like you now, daddy! I will work very hard like you, too."
Such a big, sweet boy we have! Go Samuel!
Despite last week being incredibly busy, we still managed to fit in some fun L activities! Along with L, here are our K crafts:)
K is for Kite! (Z's kite)
I found these ginormous bananas at the produce market and thought I would split one between the boys the other morning but.....this little monkey decided he wanted the whole thing! He ate all but the very end:)
There are some busy monkeys in this house! I had to run "school preparation" errands today. We had to get Samuel a uniform. Isn't that so cute?! He is going to look adorable in his navy blue pants and white collared shirt:) He's not too sure but I am! He also got a lunch box (and Z had to get one, too) and a red folder. I still can't get over the fact that my little boy is school age. It struck me that these are my last few days of just being home with both my boys all day. It will only get busier from here on out. What will I do next year when both of them are in school???!!!
Ah! I can't go there yet!
Our Samuel is going to preschool!!
I am excited, scared, nervous, anxious, hopeful....many things! It was a "random" God-opened door, we feel. I was doing research on the internet and came across a site about schools in your community and clicked on Chicago and the first question that came up was "What are the best preschools in Chicago and why?" My curiosity was immediately piqued and I found my heart beating with excitement when I read about Samuel's now future preschool which has an immediate opening! He starts on Monday.
Today I spent a lot of time with the teachers at the preschool, observing and asking lots and lots and lots of questions:) This isn't just a case of first time school-mom syndrome (although it's that, too:); it's finding the right fit for my little boy where he can thrive, grow and work through the tough obstacles he has faced in his little lifetime. I know I haven't shared much, if anything, before and I still want to be careful because I never ever want my precious son to be labeled by me or anyone else but Samuel has struggled with sensory issues from the time he was a baby. He received the help he needed last year through an official diagnosis and occupational therapy and grew tremendously. We were (and still are!)incredibly proud of the hard work he did!
But as he enters the "big bad world", my overprotective mommy heart needs to know that my baby will be taken care of. I can only hope and pray that good things will come out of this and that it will only heal and strengthen not only my heart but his as well.
My big boy is growing up. Sniff.