Monday, September 26, 2016

Mylo's blessing in Canada

The main reason for our last minute trip to Canada was so that we could give Mylo a name and a blessing with family.  Our trip to Canada started off a little defeating as it took us 3 hours to make it 1.5 hours due to everyone being on different schedules (Potty breaks, hungry babies and more potty breaks) finally when we all got back to the same kind of schedule we were able to make good time.  The long two days of driving were worth it, and almost all of both of our families were able to be there.  Jamie and Chet and Erika surprised us drove up from Utah for the weekend so they could be there too!  I probably said and felt it a million times, but the worst part of living in Colorado is living SO far from family.  

So crazy to think that we are a family of FIVE now.  

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

First Day of Kindergarten

We went back and forth on whether or not Tracen should start kindergarten this year or not as he would be one of the youngest in his class.  But as he started to show a real interest learning things and was better able to focus we decided that he is probably ready (and Luke realized that kindergarten was free, unlike his preschool).  

So far he LOVES it, his teacher is awesome and from all my interaction with her, she thinks of his learning the same way I do.  Tracen is on his way to reading, and is starting to try to spell words on his own - all things that I worried about him learning.  He loves Tuesdays because they are library days, and has earned all kind of 'bug bucks' which is his teachers way of praise and rewards.  

We chose to put him just in half-day kindergarten, and I am so glad we did because I think Rai and I would just miss him way too much if he were gone the whole day.  Every morning after Tracen is in school Rai says (in the saddest voice), "I miss my brother Tracen." However, I think he likes being the big brother at home and playing with all Tracen's toys.