Thursday, August 23, 2007

Slip-n-Slide

I realized that i haven't been on here in awhile, this week just flew by. For an update on my guilty feelings I am so much better. We all have those days that we feel down and out of it, i know that and it really did help me to hear that i am not the only mother who goes to bed worrying or feeling guilty. I have really concentrated on spending quality time with each child, I decided that Caiden can stay up an hour later than Hailey and that gives me and him time to play and cuddle before bed. He loves not going to bed at his normal bedtime. Too bad this can't last long though, school starts on the 4th and he's gonna have to go back to his bedtime then, but were enjoying it for now.


He is so excited about going to school. He is going to a new one this year. I liked his last preschool but it was very expensive and i felt that they didn't put enough time into each child. For example caiden can write his first and last name very good and i helped him everyday at school when i dropped him off for about the first half. For the second half i decided to let him go in by himself and let the teachers help him or even let him do it by himself. I saw at the end of the year that the whole second half he didn't write his name once, all he did was scribble. I know that there are more children that teachers but not one day did they sit down with him and help him. It was always the same with his art work too. If he didn't feel like doing anything they they didn't make him do it, most things came home just scribbled on. I feel that he is there to learn not play, he can do that at home...for free. So anyways we are going to try this new school and hopefully he likes it. He will be going Mon-Thurs 8:30-11:30. Last year he only went 2 days a week for 2 1/2 hours a day so this will be a big adjustment for him, and me. It will be weird not having him here all day with me but i guess i better get used to it cause from here on out that is how it will be. My baby is growing up too fast.



We are enjoying the last days of summer. The weather was beautiful today and we spent the whole day outside. We started at my aunt pool and then went to Brad's parents house to let the kids play on the slip-n-slide. They both love it! We played out there on it for about 2 hours.


Caiden was surfing on his spider-man surf board, he was actually doing pretty good. He would run and put the surf board under his knees and make it from one end to the other!



I was surprised at how much Hailey liked it too. She can't walk on it by herself without slipping and falling down so she was getting alittle frustrated with that but she did find one good use for it...






The kids were completely wore out by bedtime, they were both asleep by 9:15 (which is very good for my kids). So i guess i should get to bed too, i should take advantage of their early bedtime.

9 comments:

Stam House said...

I remember slip and slide it was so much fun and then I grew up and it wasn't so much fun in fact hanving bruses all over wasn't appealing to me anymore LOL

They look like they enjoyed themself!!!

Andrea said...

I love that picture of Hailey drinking from the slip and slide! hehe :) Sounds like you had tonz of fun!! We need to get one of those for next summer I think!

erin said...

don't you love the slip n slide? my kids had a blast with that this sumemr! sad that summer is already coming to an end

Deb - Mom of 3 Girls said...

My kids have had a blast with their slip 'n slide all summer too! Looks like everyone had a great time! :)

Drea said...

aweee love the pics. that 1st ones really funny.
heard u went to providence the other day :-) thats awesome! keep going. I miss them dearly.

Kerry said...

looks like so much fun!

our golden retriever sneaks in water sips in the boys' sand and water table like Hailey did with the Slip N Slide.

i did the same thing tonight w/ jacob...let him stay up an extra hour later after brett went down. loved getting some cuddle time in!

mAsOn & tErrI's mOm said...

The pictures look like ya'll have so much fun. I can't believe that Terri is STILL NOT WALKING! So jealous!

Dana said...

I hope you took you own advice and took adavantage of their early bedtime!

Those pictures are adorable!

mAsOn & tErrI's mOm said...

I tagged you! :-)