It's been a great 32nd birthday! When Landry Grace woke up this morning and was reminded of my birthday, she wanted to know where the party was and what kind of cake I was having. It took both kids a while to wake up in order to sing "Happy Birthday"! I did have to go to school so that was a bummer but didn't have to wake up for an early morning run so that was a huge plus.
On Monday of this week, Ms. Renee-Jake's teacher, called from school to let me know Jake had read his first book. I absolutely believe in the importance of capitalizing on his eagerness to learn and this, of course, was a milestone! So during my lunch break I went to his school and listened to him read. This meant sounding out the letters in Book 1 of his reading series and I was oh so proud. He'll get the hang of blending the sounds together soon enough. After school we headed for a "celebration snack" for his hard work. I tried to get him to work on his book and sight words at home but he was not as eager in that setting. Didn't push him too much. I absolutely LOVE Montessori. It has been a wonderful experience for our family thus far!
Landry Grace, on the other hand, is our social butterfly. She can name all 25 kids in her classroom and of course each one is her "best friend". Early on she would get upset if someone didn't play with her(or so she would say) and we had to have several talks about having multiple best friends and not just one. All the kids seem to really take care of her as she is the youngest in the class with the exception of another girl with whom she shares a birthday. What are the chances? Her learning is coming along and she can recognize multiple letters but not near all of them. My brother Brian's girlfriend had turkey outfits made for both kids and here is a pic of Landry Grace in hers. Jake wasn't ready and I was in a hurry for school. How cute is this?!
And this is tonight's picture outside of Log Cabin. The balloon man is there every Thursday night and is well worth the tip we give him. They are taking their balloons(Jake-Sponge Bob and LG_a snowman) to Show and Tell tomorrow.
Lots going on this weekend with a dreaded 22 mile run and 2 birthday parties plus Matt in Bossier getting ready to fry some turkeys. We'll make it...only young once!