Tuesday, August 7, 2012

1st Spelling Test Success

Last Friday, Ashton had his first spelling test. We helped him study all week. It was 16 words that we reviewed with him at home, in the car and finally on the way to school on Friday morning. He had them all totally mastered with the exception of SAID. He wanted to swap the A and I, despite how many times we asked him. I told him when he got out of the car to just do his best and he smiled. Friday afternoon, he tells us he got all of them right and he was super excited. Yesterday, his papers came home and we got to see for ourselves that he did in fact get a 100! Yay Ashton!!!
Now, we have to get started on this week's words! :-)

Monday, August 6, 2012

Big Kids!!!!

After just a week back to school, Ashton and Maddie have decided they can walk in on their own! YAY!!!!!!!! This is HUGE for Maddie. She has done so great this year with conquering her fear of going in on her own. She only cried the first two days of school and was actually ready to be dropped off last week but Ashton wanted to wait until today. I was afraid she'd cry when she had to get out but she was super big about it and I couldn't help but smile! It makes me super happy that she was excited and proud of herself.
I did hear from another mom that Maddie had some cute little boy walking down the hall talking to her this morning and when they got to class he patted her on the shoulder and told her to have a good day! I smiled.... it was Ashton!!! I love that kid and love that he loves his sister so much!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Maddie donated her hair!!!!

Just before school started back, Maddie wanted to get her hair cut. So, I made her an appointment and we began discussing how she wanted to get it cut. We have been talking to her about when it got long enough, she could cut it off and donate it for little girls that were sick and needed wigs IF she really wanted to. We explained to her that she didn't have to and she could make the choice. I told her that I had done it myself twice and it feels really good to know that something as simple as cutting our hair could make someone else feel so good and special. She decided that she wanted to do it despite her Daddy's hestitation.
Teresa cut 10 inches off of her hair and we put the braid in a plastic bag and then in to a padded envelope to mail off. Maddie helped prep the hair to be sent and she was excited to talk about what she was doing.
Alex and I are really proud of her for being so kind and generous to help someone else!

Back to School

Monday, the kids went back to school. Ashton got Miss Sampson for 2nd grade and Maddie got Mrs. Smith for 1st grade. It's so hard to believe our kids have gotten so big!
Ashton was excited to have some of his old buddies in his class and is quickly making some news ones as well. Maddie doesn't have any of her old classmates in her class but she has quickly became close buddies with a little girl in our neighborhood she already knew but not very well. They even exchanged phone numbers and had themselves a little conversation on the way home from school yesterday. It was funny! I'm sure we'll be in for it with those two!! :-)