Friday, August 20, 2010

Five on Friday

1. Zack is still loving kindergarten. His only complaint after three days was that he didn't like the sloppy joes. I can't say that I blame him. I was pushing a cold lunch that day. Salisbury steak is one day next week and I always refused to eat it. Ryan loved it, so I don't know which side Zack will choose.

2. I was surprised, but he says he doesn't fall asleep during the half hour rest time at school. It has been really nice this week, because he doesn't fight bedtime at all. Addison is a different story though.

3. Addison's teacher told me this morning that Zack's preschool teacher asked her yesterday how Zack likes kindergarten. She said she really misses him and their morning conversations. Most kids want to play with the toys and their friends in the morning, but not Zack. He would talk her ear off as long as she'd let him.

4. It is really cute to watch Addison while Zack is holding a conversation with someone. She wants to contribute so bad. She will repeat everything he says really softly and make the same mannerisms as he does or lift her dress as she mumbles. She isn't quite as outgoing as he is, but really coming out of her shell.

5. Addison's favorite book is Pinkalicious. She has become quite the girly girl. Loves the color pink, wearing dresses, playing beauty shop and with dolls, wearing mommy's shoes, and wants to go to pink kindergarten so bad.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

First Day

I still can't quite believe he is old enough, but today was Zack's first day of kindergarten. He got right on the bus this morning and never looked back. I couldn't wait for the work day to end so I could see how the first day went. He is in after school care at the school and I found him on the playground. He didn't want to leave and he introduced me to his new best friend, Jack. Jack was on the bus with him in the morning and they sat in the same seat. They are also in the same classroom and in after school care together. Zack told me he loves his new best friend, Jack.

He was also excited about rest time. He was forced to take a two hour nap at his preschool and there is only a half hour rest time at kindergarten. He said, Mrs. D walked by me during rest time and saw my eyes were open and she didn't even care! He couldn't believe that he didn't have to keep his eyes closed for two hours and try to sleep.

He is wearing a yellow tag with his name, teacher's name, and bus parking spot. He claims he doesn't need to wear it tomorrow because Jack will help him get to class. Jack is also in kindergarten, so I'm not too sure about his abilities. Hopefully I can at least talk him into sticking it on his backpack.

So, the first day was a complete success. I hope he continues to make friends and love school. I'm so proud of you Zackers!!