Saturday, September 10, 2011

Random 2011 Picutres

4/11 -silly teeth

 5/11 - DJ needs his own CFLB jacket!

5/11 - Green Lantern
He wore this maske everywhere for a couple of weeks (in the bath, out to eat, skyping with Daddy)

5/11 - making banana bread (and getting really good in the kitechen too)

6/11 - Daily chore, feeding Sophie

8/11 - Dinner at Chipolte

8/11 - on the train at Disney

8/11 - Swimming in "his" pool at Gma Pat & Papa's house

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

9/6/11 - DJ's First Day or Kindergarten

Wow what a milestone, the first day of Kindergarten at Lakewood Christian School!  The kids went to school for two hours today and parents attended with them.  An already emotional mommy had to check back the tears as we entered the auditorium for the welcome ceremony, my Old Mater tissues  were close by :-)  DJ loved his first day and said he wanted to "stay in kindergarten forever."  He has 13 boys and 7 girls in his class with his teacher Mrs. Tague and her aid who stays until noon Mrs. Henry.  They are such amazingly patient women!

9/7/11 - After walking DJ to his class he turns to me and says, "You can leave now."  Man, that went right to my heart!  I know I should be happy that he loves school because many kids have a hard time with the separation but...

Singing Songs
Story Time

Friday, June 17, 2011

Preschool Graduation - 6/17/11

DJ had his preschhol graduation today from St. Timothy, I am not sure if I should be proud of the independent littel person he has become or sad that time is slipping by sooooo fast...I am both, as I'm sure most parents are. The day started at 6:45 am when he sprung our of bed and said, "Today is the big day!" I asked him why he was getting up so early and he said, "I can't be late mommy." Grandma Pat joined me for the ceremony and it was great. There were 19 kids that graduated from two classes. They sang songs, got their certificates and had a small reception in the school yard.

DJ's Pre K Class

DJ and Ms. Kim

Ms. Kim was DJ's teacher for two years. I think she is the most patient lady I know and we will miss her!

DJ and Gma Pat


Monday, May 02, 2011

Easter 2011

So what does a boy who doesn't like candy get in his Easter basket...Nintendo DS games, a kite, bubbles, a puzzle, a stuffed rabbit, legos, pencils, doughnuts and various other fun things.

Coloring eggs

Egg hunt at St. Timothy's

DJ and classmates

Look who found a golden egg!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Preschool Open House

Well preschool will soon be over and it will be time for DJ to start Kindergarten (ahhhhhhhhhhhhh). Such a milestone but having him go to another school will be harder for me I think than him. Here in CA they have "school of choice" so if you don't want you child to attend his designated home school (which I don't) you can apply to other schools in the district, so we are waiting to hear. The wait can take up until the first day of school, kind of crazy. Anyhow I plan on cherishing these last few months of preschool at St. Timothy's Lutheran School.

And yes, DJ has had a haircut since these pictures have been taken.

DJ's class - The Skippers

Loved this - a picture of my family (it is laminated so a bit hard to see)

Showing off his work

And DJ insisted on this silly picture :)

Monday, April 04, 2011

Look Who's On Two Wheels Now

As of 4/2 DJ is offically without training wheels! We had been wondering when DJ would master riding his bike without training wheels. We bought him a scooter to help teach him balance and he did really well on it. I went away for a weekend and came back and DJ was so excited for me to go to the park so that he could show me how he rode sans training wheels, him and Daddy had worked on it the day before. I was so proud watching him ride and shouting, "I'm free, free, free!"

Wednesday, March 09, 2011

Where Did The Time Go?

Seriously, where did the time go? I can't believe it is March and this is my first post of the year, so much for keeping this blog updated more regularly! So what has been going on in DJ's life:

DJ is playing tball again, he says he misses soccer and has expressed an interest in basketball and karate. He loves to go hit balls at the driving range and is pretty good, he has however outgrown his left handed golf club and now needs a complete let handed set of clubs. Who knows what sports endeavor will be next.

First tball game of the season

DJ had a great time at his friend Nicki's bowling birthday party.

I decided to renew our annual passed to Disneyland, DJ and I both have a great time when we go. We have only been once so far this year (in January) but the goal is to average once a month. Below are some shots from our January visit.

And the thumb sucking...we are working on putting an end to this. He has stopped during the day but still reverts back to the thumb at night. We had a talk and DJ decided he will make an effort to stop even though he repeatedly said that he doesn't know how, I am optimistic!

Before our talk about quitting

That's it for now, I will be updating again soon...really :)