Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Summer lives on!

Target was clearing these pools out, and I got a great deal. But living the past 3 years in Cheyenne, I figured I'd have to wait until next summer before it would be hot enough to use it.
So glad I was wrong- it's been hot this week and the boys couldn't get enough of this pool.

I'm SO excited to finally have a backyard!

Just chillin. It looked so good that I finally got in there with them.
What a fun afternoon!

I don't very often capture him smiling. Yay!

Thursday, September 09, 2010

Well, we decided... Karter's in First Grade.

Some already know, but this was a VERY HARD decision for us. We had been leaning toward Karter repeating Kindergarten since we moved to a new school- after all, he's very young, pretty small, and could use a little maturing. But, after all was said and done we decided he's much much too smart and the Kindergarten here is only 2 1/2 hrs a day. Which means that even in the first grade they are still doing basics and he is very ahead.

He seems to really enjoy it. He even told me one day, "Mom, I'm a lot better than I was in Kindergarten." I asked him what he meant by that and he said, "I'm nicer to others then I used to be in Kindergarten. I listen to my teacher. I raise my hand. I share." I always thought he did pretty well at those things, but great!
He seems to have friends and he's not shy. I had to laugh one day after school when he told me that he had met 3 bullies. I asked him how he knew they were bullies, and he replied simply,
"I asked them." I guess the kids told him they were in fact bullies, but Karter says they are nice ones, so that's good I guess.
Well, so far so good. Hopefully we've made the right decision!