Saturday, November 29, 2008

He started Preschool!!!

(I am taking advantage of the holiday to catch up on some posts!) Caed started preschool at the church after he turned 3. They were starting a new class called the Young 3s for kids who turned 3 by Jan, were potty-trained, and ready for an intro to preschool. We thought it was time for Caed to have a little more structure. I have been very thankful for Caed to have in home care with never more than 3 other kids, but this year, he is the oldest with Ms. Liz. The rest of the kids were girls with an infant, a one year old, and a just-turned two year old. He needed some interaction with kids his age and boys!!! The final indicator was when he came home talking about Hannah (M)Ontana! :-)

So Preschool it is! Patrick takes him to Preschool at 9:30. They have circle time with songs, centers, outside time on the playground, lunch and rest time. I pick him up at 3:30. He is loving it!!! There are a total of 7 kids in his class. They have music class 2 times a week and chapel one day. They do all sorts of fun crafts and games. It is really cool to see him respond well to the structure and activities, even though it's hard to think of him growing up. Here are some pics from his first day. The first is of him leaving our house. The second is his teacher walking him into his classroom. He was a little nervous the first couple of days but adjusted quickly.

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

We had a different, but wonderful day. For the first time since we've been married, we celebrated Thanksgiving with just our immediate family. At first I was a little anxious, but it turned out to be one of the best T-days that we've had. We definitely missed our families but enjoyed starting traditions with Caed. Patrick made a turkey that was to die for and all the trimmings. I made the dressing (of course it takes a true Southerner to make "dressing") and pumpkin pie. Caed got in on the fun and helped make Thankful Turkeys for decorations.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

He's 3!!!

I can hardly believe it, but it's true! We celebrated Caed's 3rd birthday with a "bug" party at our house on Sat. Everyone made fun of me for all of the bug-themed food, decorations, and such; the way I see it, if there's a theme then go with it! Check out pics on the picasa site.

Caed's actual birthday was yesterday. We went to dinner, complete with cake and the servers singing Happy Birthday to him! He loved it. We finished the celebration with a trip to Toys-R-Us to let him pick out a present from Gramma Mary. He picked an electronic keyboard. He has been playing a tune non-stop. I will post a video soon!


Sunday, November 2, 2008

Trick or Treat

Caed was big bird for Halloween this year. We found the costume (actually he did) for $1 several months ago at a yard sale. He has been playing dress up with it since we brought it home. We usually don't do much for Halloween, typically just go to the fall festival at church. Since this was our first Halloween in this neighborhood that is HUGE, we thought staying at home and passing out candy would be a great way to meet more neighbors. I was a bit apprehensive b/c whenever I would talk to Caed about passing out candy to trick-or-treaters, he was not excited about the idea. I was also nervous that kids would show up in scary/yucky costumes and freak him out! It turns out that all of my fears were in vain. He had a great time. Whenever the door bell would ring, he would scream "more customers!" Then he would pass out handfuls of candy and say "Here you go guys, I like your costumes!" We didn't have any scary costumes to deal with either. After things slowed down a bit, we took him over to G-G's house and let him ring her doorbell and "trick or treat" for himself. I added an album of pics at the picasa site.