Yep, the 'baby' will be 5 on Monday! We all can't believe that she will be heading to kindergarten this fall. For the first time in 22 years, I will be home during the day by myself.....hopefully I won't become addicted to soap operas or something and I'll finally be able to get crack-a-lackin' on my family history!
Kirsten went to kindergarten registration last week and had a great time! They took her to the gym while I stayed in the library. In the gym, they evaluated how much she knew - when I had the meeting with one of the kindergarten teachers, she said "well, there's not much I can tell you to have her work on this summer. She knew her colors, numbers to 12, letters, shapes and how to write her name." I wish I could take the credit for this, but in reality, it's Hayleigh who has taught her all of these things! Hayleigh comes home from school and insists that Kirsten be her 'student' and play school. Kirsten usually gets a snack or a whole darn packed lunch (that's when I'm not paying enough attention and Hayleigh figures she can sneak the food out of the pantry), so Kirsten willingly goes along with the whole play school game.
We got our baby chicks last week! They are so cute when they are little, but wow! are they loud!
Last night Tyler and Ethan had their first track meet. They missed the one last week because they both had a bad case of bronchial something that had them coughing and hacking. Track meets are very long....way longer than a soccer game. Both Tyler and Ethan had a great meet! Tyler had a foot block problem on his 100, so he came in last for that (which was very heartbreaking because the kid who came in first was 3 seconds slower than Tyler's average practice time!). I was a little panicked in the 4 by 1 or the 1 by 4 or whatever it was called (4 boys, 1 loop around the track) because Ethan was the 3rd runner and had to hand off the baton to Tyler who was the 4th runner. I was watching some of the teams practice handing the baton to each other and a lot of them dropped it! Yikes! But, it all turned out well - Ethan made up a little distance when he ran and handed Tyler the baton no problem and Tyler was able to get 3rd place by passing the 4th guy and if he had another 20 feet, he would've passed the 1st and 2nd place boys too! If you look closely in the picture, Ethan is handing Tyler the baton - they are in raider red - GO RAIDERS!
Last November when the boys played soccer, they had a FANTASTIC run in the state playoffs....so they decorated the graffiti rock at school. (I think it's awesome that the school provides them with something they can spray paint on without getting arrested) When I was there for the track meet last night, I FINALLY got a picture of the rock - Keenan, Tyler and Ethan all painted the same side ---