happy halloween…

Happy Halloween!

As you can see Diego was a vampire and Mia was a witch.  Cuteness all around.  🙂

We had a busy Halloween evening.  We went to the neighborhood stores for some trick or treating.  The popcorn place gave popcorn.  Jamba Juice made small smoothies for the kids.  Awesome!!! I wish the association would organize all of the merchants to have a set time for this.  I was worried that the stores wouldn’t be prepared but only two (the bars) didn’t seem to have anything for the kids.

But anywhoo, we went home to drop off the loot and take a breather (I was sweating).  Then we went to the Halloween party.  There was pizza, snacks, adult and kid beverages.  The kids were watching a movie to keep them from getting antsy.  Once the movie and party was over, off we went trick or treating.  There was about eight parents and a huge group of kids.  Seriously, this is the way to go.  Everyone keeps an eye on all the kids.  The kids made out with lots of goodies.  Which make mom and dad happy. 😉

I can’t for next year. We are already planning what our costumes might be since Eric and I want to dress up as well. Diego already said he wanted to be Harry Potter. We shall see.  We have another 365 days to figure it out.

VampireWitch

BOO!

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loose teeth…

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.

happy october…

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!

back to school…

We how have a brand spankin’ new kindergardener!!!

My Kindergardner

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.

His Table (number 2)

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.

And Another One

To see more of his morning, click on the bulletin board:Look WHOOO's in Kindergarten

25 days…

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!

he’s FIVE…

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!!!

He's FIVE

Happy birthday Diego!!! I love you!