Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Time For Kindergarten!!!

Like a true Orme boy, Ben starts school with nice, tough scrape on his chin. 

Walking down the halls with his Super Mario backpack. 

Ben is beginning his very own Kindergarten adventure!

Ben started Kindergarten today.  Did I cry?  Nope!  Did I tell Ben that I loved him a lot, and that I would be there to pick him up when Kindergarten was over?  Yep!  Ben has had 3 years of preschool.  He's got Kindergarten in the bag.  He's super excited, and he knows that it's all business from here on out.  I think that he will excel.  He might get a little bored this year, since he already reads as well as Sylvia, but only time will tell.  He aced his assessment, and his teacher is definitely no-nonsense.  I don't mean this in a bad way, but she can see right through Ben!  You can tell she's dealt with LOTS of naughty boys in her time, and that this isn't her first time around the block.  Ben is gonna have one heck of a time this year!

Sylvia's Birthday

Sylvia is now a great big 7 year old!  She is really an amazing kid.  Nate and I are thrilled to see her growing up to be happy, good natured, healthy, talented and academically bright.  She reads very well, dances and plays piano beautifully, enjoys team sports, and is a dedicated artist.  She is creative, and will talk your ear off, and we really love that about her.

Sylvia didn't have a birthday party this year, but that doesn't mean we didn't have fun!  Mom and Dad bought her a new bike, a Wii game, and a Merida doll.  Ben bought her a My Little Pony that he picked out himself.  And grandparents got her lots of cute school clothes, art supplies, and a laptop! Sylvia is really enjoying being 7.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

2nd Grade, Here We Come!

Sylvia started 2nd grade today!  Her teacher is Mrs. Morrison, and we visited her in her classroom yesterday.  Sylvia is so excited to go back to school.  She's been keeping sharp all summer by writing and drawing in her journal, doing occasional worksheets, and reading to Mom and Dad a lot.  We've also been reading aloud, and she loves it!  We will try to continue that throughout the school year.

Sylvia is 7 years old today, as well!  How often does the first week of school fall on your birthday?  How about close to never! We sent her with treats for her class, so hopefully she doesn't forget to hand them out today.  Sylvia loves school!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Henry is 8 Months Old!

Hank sans clothes, and oh so happy!  It is August in Utah, after all.

Things Henry boy can do at 8 months old:
  • Crawls everywhere, and quite fast.  Crawling is still is preferred method of transport.  His cruising skills are also improving with each day.
  • Starting to eat a little better.  And I mean, just a little.  I still feel like I have to trick him into eating baby food.
  • Has decided that he is ready to give up being swaddled when he sleeps.  (I know, right?  What 8 month old would submit to swaddling??!!)  He now prefers to sleep on his tummy, with his tush up in the air.  So cute!
  • Is the wiggliest baby on earth.  If I'm holding him facing me, he wants to be facing out.  I turn him, then he wants to snuggle my chest.  Quite indecisive.
  • He is starting to get sweet little tufts of hair on the back of his head.  His hair is a beautiful reddish gold, and I'm just thrilled that it's growing!
  • It looks like we will be welcoming top front teeth very soon.  One has broken through, and the other looks like it's coming as well.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Sylvia's Dance Pictures 2011-2012

I've had these for awhile, but forgot to post them.  Didn't they turn out cute?!  Gotta love Dance!