Diego was eating corn on the cob last night and he was using his side teeth to eat it. We were just looking at him and he said “My teeth hurt and that is why I’m eating like this.” So I checked his teeth to see why the would hurt and noticed that his two bottom teeth were loose. OMG! He is really excited since he has been wondering when the tooth fairy will arrive. I wonder what the fairy will bring.
Diego sent his first email to his teacher today. He had to type his four spelling words three times each and email it to his teacher.
And he got his first email back to him. His teacher reply what a good job he did. He was very proud of himself.
My favorite month of the year is here!!! Why do I love thee, let me count the ways: fall is here, Halloween, my birthday, weather is so nice and crisp, did I mention my birthday, the leaves are turning colors, etc.
Not much happened in September. Diego started school and I think there are a lot of learning pains for him. And for us as well because new experiences for him mean new parental learning for us. The hard part is knowing that there is a school Diego and a home Diego. And we are trying to get both Diegos to be the one and the same. We are working on it.
Anyhoo, enjoy October. Laters!
We how have a brand spankin’ new kindergardener!!!
We walked him to his school this morning. The playground was packed with kids and parents. It was so packed that the kids couldn’t even really play and meet up with their friends. We got there at 8:45 so the teachers were already out there looking for their kids. Our class finally got together and we all marched to the building and into the classroom.
The first thing in order was finding their name in their cubbies. Then they had to go find their name on the table where they will be sitting.
Not a problem for Diego. He knew one kid from his table since he was in the other pre-k class from last year. Otherwise, the other four kids were new to him.
I have to confess: I did cry. The funny thing is that I didn’t even feel like crying at all. It happened when his teacher said it was time for the parents to go home. Diego got up from his chair and gave us a big hug. That is when I lost it. I am such a sap. 😛
When I picked him up from afterschool care, he was very happy. He seemed to have had a great day. He was full of information and easily shared. Unlike last year which it felt like pulling teeth for him to tell us. I hope that continues for the rest of the year.
And as for Mia, she started crying when we all left. I felt so bad for her. She is going to miss her big brother for sure.
Until the first day of school! I still can’t believe Diego is going to kindergarden. It is what it is. *sigh*
We have pretty much bought all the school supplies from the list (just missing a pack of dry erase markers). We just need Clorox wipes, hand sanitizer, tissues and paper towels.
I have ordered his uniforms and just waiting for them do be delivered. Not a big fan of him wearing a uniform to school but it does same me time and money on buying any other types of clothes. He has to mostly wear a white shirt and navy blue pants/shorts. What bums me out is that I can’t really buy him too much regular clothes. Oh well!
I think we are ready for kindergarden and I think Diego is too. Bring it!
His official SAY of Chicago 2010 picture:
Doesn’t he look handsome?
He is 43 inches tall (grew three inches in one year) and weighs 42 pounds. He is right in the middle of the curve. Eric is convinced that he is going to be short. I think he will be fine. He got one shot and one finger prick which he did fine.
As of yesterday, he had been introduced to Silly Banz, the regular Legos and the Leaptser2. He got so much stuff for his birthday, it looked like Christmas in our house.
And I wanted to add that he got a haircut. The shortest it has ever been. Not sure if I like it though but he still looks very handsome. 🙂
So know I have an official five year old going to kindergarden in the fall. How time flies!!!
Happy birthday Diego!!! I love you!
Diego had his fifth birthday party today. This year’s theme was a Pirate Party.
He had a blast! He had 21 friends over. Let me tell ya, it was crazy! No matter though because everyone seemed to have a great time.
A huge and strong storm passed thru right before the party started. Thankfully, it was really short and then the sun came out. It ended up being a fantastic day. We didn’t expect anything less. 🙂
That is how long Diego lasted on his first day of summer break before telling my aunt he was bored. 😛 She had to call me because Diego was asking her he wanted to watch TV. She did not want to turn it on without my permission. He had already done his worksheets that we left him. He was tired of reading. He was tired of playing with his toys. So I said yes to the tv for an hour and he was fine.
I can’t wait for his summer camps start so he can start doing something. He is so used to being busy from 8:30 until 5:30. Poor kid. I am sure it will get better. *keeping my fingers crossed*