Monthly Archives: June 2008

Today was Andrew’s first day of summer school.  The day started out with us waiting for the bus.  The bus was *supposed* to come at 8:52, but the letter said that arrival times were approximate and to be at the bus stop 10 minutes early.  The bus came at 8:05!  Since school started at 8:15 and when I have worked at the school where it was held it took me 15-20 minutes to get there, I know that he was late.

Andrew is taking Sports for Life and Computer Fun.  He came home with “homework” for Sports for Life.  He is supposed to be “active” for 30 minutes every day…biking, walking, etc.  Ya know, he loves to play outside and ride his bike or scooter, but you tell him he HAS TO, and suddenly he is counting the minutes.  “Am I done yet?” was heard quite a few times in the 30 minutes, and what does he do as soon as time was up?  Go back outside to ride bike!!

Andrew is excited because every Tuesday the ice cream truck comes to school and for $1, the kids can pick out a treat for the day.  He can’t wait to pick out his treat tomorrow.

Now to the drama of the day.  Summer school was supposed to let out at 11:30, so I told the neighbor girls who are babysitting for Andrew while I work to watch for him because I didn’t know what time the bus would be here, but I thought it would be around noon.  I get home from work at 12:30 and they are still standing at the corner waiting for the bus!  I called the bus company and they weren’t answering the phone, everything was going to voice mail, so I called the school.  I was told “We were running just a little late today, the buses are just leaving so your son should be home soon.”  I’m sorry…1 hour is more than “just a little late”.  So, knowing he was now safe, I continue to wait at the corner for the bus.  45 MINUTES LATER the bus arrives.  Andrew was the last one off of the bus.  He was starving, and a little scared because he isn’t used to riding the bus that long, and especially being the last one on the bus.  Needless to say, tomorrow a neighbor is bringing him home from summer school with her boys and will do so for the whole time as long as her kids are going.  He may still need to ride the bus occasionally when they are not there, but for the most part he will get a private ride home.

That is how my day went today.  I’m now exhausted…I’ve never been so worried as I was when I came home and he wasn’t here yet.  In my mind, I was imagining the worse.


We have been very busy lately!!  I have pictures that I will share later, but in order to get this out now, I’m posting without pictures.

Andrew had “Little Olympics” on June 7th.  He did the standing long jump, 60 meter low hurdles, and 60 meter dash.  He had the standing long jump first, and did very well.  He watched the girls and boys who jumped before him so that he would know how best to jump.  We were very proud of him.

After the jump, we waited for the hurdles to start.  He was a little nervous about the hurdles because they were taller than the hurdles they used at school, but still gave a valiant effort.  He tipped over (I think) every hurdle when he tried to jump over it, but still tried at every one and didn’t give up.  He was disappointed that he was last in his heat, but we talked him through it.

While waiting for the dash, it started to rain, and we could see some lightening on the horizon, but after someone checked the radar from their phone and noticed that the storm was going to go north of us so they kept on.  Andrew was happy that he was 3rd in his heat of the dash and left the event in a good mood.

June 10th was the last day of school.  Andrew was quite excited for summer vacation to begin.  We started off summer vacation by going to the pool on a very cold Wednesday because Andrew said we had to go because it was summer.  Luckily the water was very warm, but it was so cold when we got out of the pool.  We survived though!

Last Saturday (the 14th) was Andrew’s birthday party with 2 friends from school.  We took the boys bowling, and then played some arcade games.  Afterwards, we brought the boys to our house for cupcakes and running around outside.  Everyone had fun, and Ronnie enjoyed the plethora of crumbs left for him.

Today was Andrew’s last day of Kindergarten. He was so excited today because for the first time all year, Kindergarteners had hot dogs for lunch. All year, hot dogs were on the alternate lunch menu, and in Kindergarten you can’t chose the alternate, you have to take the regular lunch. It doesn’t take much to make him excited!

Here he is on the first day of school:

and here he is today…note by pure coincidence, he is wearing the same shirt:

Lately he has been wanting me to spike his hair…I have attempted it, but it is a little too long right now for it to stay that way.


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Grandma Barb and Grandpa Mike got Andrew a Wii game for his birthday. It is the Playground Games. He is having fun so far, but gets frustrated easily when he doesn’t win. We are still working on that with him!


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Since Andrew was child of the week last week at school, Grandma Barb, Great Grandma and Great Grandpa came to eat lunch with him. After recess, Grandma Barb read a funny story to the class.

Andrew got a special surprise, because Grandma Barb brought him home from school early for the special day. He had fun showing Grandma how to bowl on the Wii.


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We had cupcakes instead of a birthday cake this year. Because I put all 6 of the candles close together on the cupcake, they kind of all turned into 1 big flame.


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Here is Andrew at lunch…once again, having a hard time sitting still (it is so hard to see if a picture is blurry or not on the little screen on my camera!).