Even though I'm back on the wagon as far as our daily schedule goes, my head is still a little full right now, so I decided to just share some various FIRSTS that have happened 'round these parts.
First Grade. It's going great. M loves school. Hallelujah. His reading improved drastically over the summer. We are to the point now he can read his books aloud to me and I don't have to lord over him while he agonizing attempts to sound out each...and...every... word. It's a beautiful thing. He has been reading to Ellie some at night. He also recently asked for a Junie B. Jones book. I know I know....that's probably more of a girl thing. But he wants to read them, and if I'm being honest I would absolutely love to read all of them to him!
|First Day...First Grade|
First chore charts. Chore charts are now officially in effect in the House of Farrer, and so far so good. M is getting .10 per chore (except dishes...he negotiated a higher rate based on it being a bigger job) and the little taters are happy with stickers. I can definitely see how this whole chore thing could work out in my favor as they get older. ;) Notice there are three chore charts. Yes, that means even the tyrant tater has a chore chart. I've found he is perfectly capable of being responsible for his own shoes, clothing,
laundry, and toy cleanup.
|Result of the tyrant tater attempting to do laundry. Maybe next year...|
First successful potty attempt for the tyrant tater. I don't think an illustration would be appropriate. You'll just have to take my word for it. He is starting to toilet train. He has only has one actual success, but he likes trying. Yay! Doesn't TT look big (and a wee bit ornery) in this pic?!
First red lipstick. Shout out to myself. I've always wanted to try red lipstick but never thought it would look good on me. Well, almost thirty three years in I decided I may as well try it. The result, I like it. This is a pic of the first day I wore it out of the house. I cracked the screen on my phone so now I have the benefit of a hassle free watermark (sort of) on every photo I take. Pretty handy if I do say so myself. Plus, I like the artsy flair it adds. Glass half full folks. Anyway...back to the lipstick. For anyone out there who has been wanting to try red but can't quite commit I would advise you to consider the wise lyrics of Yo Gabba Gabba...Try it. You'll like it. Try It. You're gonna like it.
First weekend of the new shift. B's shift changed last week, and for the first time in over a year he will be off on Saturday and Sunday nights! We are pretty pumped. Sunday he was able to come have dinner at his parents with us. We look forward to spending our weekends with him again!
First ice cream cones. Just kidding. If you know me at all you know I'm a huge advocate for early childhood ice cream introduction. Studies (my own personal) show ice cream makes kids happier and increases the potential for a quiet fit free car ride. ;)
Talk to ya soon,