Monday, September 23, 2013

ancient history.

i asked my husband to order a couple of text books for me and he did that, plus he ordered me adobe lighroom editing software, just for fun. i stinkin love that guy.

so here are a bunch of pictures from the last couple of weeks done all retro. why do we like retro pictures so much?? maybe it's because they convey the sense of magic that comes from knowing that we're witnessing our own children's history.

and it moves so fast! their lives are flashing before our eyes.
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found these from a bit ago. evy's haircut was starting to grow on me but after seeing this picture i mass the wild tangle!
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my husband the horse.


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they're on him before he even gets his shoes off.
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i can't tell you how wonderful it is to see him wrestling with the kids again. it's a good sign that he's on the path to health.
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we found a leach.

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school report.

Liam's in first grade. In some ways he is getting along perfectly.  He does very well in school and is very proud that he's the second-tallest in his class and one of the best readers. He got to go to lunch early because he was being such a good example.

He is meeting challenges, too. He is trying on the personalities of the people in his class. I can hear his classmates talking every time he opens his mouth. I think he feels a lot of anxiety about fitting in. He is ready to break down crying at the drop of a hat.

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Ossi's in kindergarten. He started out with so much enthusiasm about school. He really likes his teacher and his friends. I can tell he's pretty charismatic with his classmates. When I go pick him up he excitedly tells me every detail about the day.

After the initial excitement wore of and he realized that he'd have to sit still and be obedient to his teacher, Ossi "lost" his backpack, so he could "never go back again." He has tried hiding so that I can't force him to go. He cries when I drop him off. Thank heavens he's in half day, or I'd never be able to convince him to go. His teacher demands a lot from him and I am so glad. Ossi gave his teacher a little gift after one particularly tough day with a lot of power-struggling. And even since then he's done things like tie his own shoe laces together in twenty knots so that the teacher had to stop teaching and untie them.

Even with all of the struggles to get him there, conflict resolution, and issues we've been having with Ossi's dietary needs, I feel very fortunate to have access to the school system.
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