Tuesday, September 11, 2012

4 year old Preschool

The kids started 4 year old preschool yesterday. They will be attending 5 days a week from 9am-12pm through our local school district. They will attend Croswell elementary which is not their "home" school, but happens to be where their preschool class is held. I think Day 1 went really well. They (and we) had no tears and seemed kind of excited to start with new teachers and new friends. The curriculum they will follow is basically the same as pre-K. On Mondays and Wednesdays they will be in a class of 9 students, on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday their class jumps up to 18 kids. WOW! That is a ton of 4 year olds, this coming from a mom of triplets! They seem to like their new teachers Mrs. Daniel and Mrs Kimball. I'm not sure how convinced they are that they will be going every day, but I'm sure they'll get into the swing of things soon. Here are some pictures of the first day!
Katie ready for school
Helena ready for school
Seamus all ready for school
Trio with backpacks!
In front of their new school ready to walk in for their first day.

Train Trip

Over Labor day weekend we went to Huckleberry Railroad . Aunt Becca, Drew, Clay, Grandma, and Grandpa Huddas all came with us. The kids had a great time riding the train, walking around Crossroads Village, and getting to go on pony rides. Here are a few pictures of our trip.
Ready to walk in
Learning about Indians
Clay on his pony
Katie on a horse, never thought that would happen!
The crew on the train
Grandma and Grandpa ready to ride
Engine after the ride

Girl Day, Boy Day, The Good Old Days, and a Trip to the Zoo

The week before school started back up we tried to fit as much fun in as we could. Pat has been talking to Seamus about having a boys only day out for a while and he finally got around to doing it. Tim and Conner joined them for a day of "boy stuff." They went to the comic book store, had lunch at Buffalo Wild Wings, and went ice skating. The girls and I decided to have our own day too. We went to the Bounce House, visited a pet store to look at animals, went to lunch at Cheeseburger in Paradise, and even did a quick trip to the mall to visit the Disney Store. I think we might have to try and do this more often. They have been talking it for 2 weeks now!
Conner and Seamus ready to skate
Tim, Conner, and Seamus at lunch
Pat and Seamus at "Boy Day"
Helena at "Girl Day"
Bounce House
Katie at "Girl Day"

We also took a trip to the zoo. Since we've been gone a lot this summer, this was only our 3rd visit of the year. The animals cooperated and we were able to see quite a bit.
Zoo Trip
This past weekend we spent some time at the Richmond Good Old Days Festival. The kids got to sit on some fire trucks, pet some animals, and even go on the ladder truck 81 feet up in the air. Katie was afraid so she stayed with me taking pictures, but Pat, Seamus, and Helena all took the ride up.

Really High!
Closer to the Ground!