And then there were 4...

And then there were 4...

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

My Big Kindergartner

So the day has finally arrived...Dominik started school; insert tears, many tears, all from mom!  I totally anticipated nerves, fear, and maybe even a few tears from my little man, however not only did he not cry, he practically jumped out of the car when we pulled into his school parking lot.  When we got to the front of his classroom door I could tell that the wheels were turning and he was starting to get nervous, however, as soon as that classroom door opened he was the first one in.  He is so grown up!

After school we went to pick him up and I was half hoping him to tell me that he missed me all day (just like I missed him), but he didn't.  In fact, he said he had so much fun that he can't wait to come back tomorrow and do it all again.

I'm so grateful that my little man is blossoming into quite the big man.  While he is still little and only in kindergarten, he amazes me with his resiliency and adaptability.  He takes life head on and finds enjoyment in all that he does.  I know this year he will grow leaps and bounds as he dives head first into new friendships and challenges, but I know he will come out on top, because that's the kind of kid he is!  I just love him so much and am so proud to be him mom!!

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Sesame Street

I have to admit right off the bat that I am in fact not a fan of Sesame Street...gasp!  Some might say that it is un-American to not like Sesame Street...however, let me explain myself.  I didn't watch it growing up (not sure why) and now as a parent I feel like it's a hybrid show.  Since it is not animated my babies don't really like it, and when they are old enough to enjoy a preschool show, there are so many better ones that they seem to enjoy more.  So long story short...I don't like Sesame Street for no reason at all...I think it's a good show with cute's just not my thang. 

So anywho...the USO puts on free shows to support and build morale for military families abroad.  They do a really great job of providing well rounded entertainment that everyone is bound to enjoy at some time or another.  Our first year here Sesame Street came and put on several free shows, but I was pregnant and the weather was hot and so we opted not to go.  Now that Parker is older and Dominik is a good sport we figured this time around we would give it a go.  I have to say that I'm SO glad that we did!!  While Dominik was very embarrassed to be there among all the "babies," he still enjoyed it.  and Parker LOVED it!!  he pretty much danced, clapped, and ran in circles the entire time.  When the characters were in close proximity to him he would run back to dad in the chairs, and when they would turn their attention elsewhere, Parker was right back by my side nearer to the front.  He was such a joy to watch. 

This is Dominik's "I'm so embarrassed" face!

I'm so grateful for the USO and all they do to make life over here fun.  They really do a great job bringing fun and wholesome entertainment to the families stationed overseas.  I love going to events like these that I can bring my kids to and we all have a good time at!!