|Miss Jaffee and Patrick build a time|
machine for their classroom! :)
|Watch out world!|
|How did my bean get so big?!?|
|So grown up!|
We really saw such a HUGE difference in Ryan's confidence in the first couple of weeks of school. Not only was he a "big boy" now, just like Patrick because he started school, but he also started soccer and religious ed for the first time, too. I don't think his feet touched the ground for a good two weeks! Of course, now a month in, he is realizing how EXHAUSTING it is to go to school all day and balance a couple of extra-curricular activities, but he has already learned sooooooooo much and it is truly exciting to see (I have to channel that inner-teacher in me sometimes so that I don't PUSH them when they aren't interested)!!
|The Year of the Birds|
Patrick has adjusted well, too! A bit of irony, he went right on to class the first day all confident and eager, but by the time he got there, he wound up in tears--I think since he is so comfortable at our school, he forgot to recognize he was nervous! But, Miss Jaffee and his BFF Joshua, made things just right again quite quickly! And while September was a bit of an after school nightmare for him (we swear that he is the type of kid that was built for year-round school--the transition is TOUGH for him!), October is here and the routine is established and all is right with the world (although if I am not standing in just the right place when the bus drops him off in the afternoon, he is still panicked, the big dope!)!
|Playdate with Nathan|
|Bon Voyage R & P!|
That should do it for now!! I hope to get the pumpkin patch blog done before the end of the month, but John is on his way home and I'd like to enjoy some QT with him!! :)
|Patrick telling Ryan to behave himself!|
|The Time Machine|
|Brotherly love... nothin' like it!|
|Time Machine, Complete|