School has started and days begin before sun up! Our bodies and minds seems a bit more exhausted on a daily basis, but the full schedule, new friends, new activities and fun events seem to keep a smile on every ones face! And for that...I will run crazy 24-7! No questions asked!
The Mongold Update:
School started for all of the boys a few weeks back. Each child really loves their teachers and no one complains about having to go to school! They can't wait to get there and they come home with super stories about their new friends and the things that they accomplished in their time away from home!
Ben is taking Tennis lessons and is truly pretty good for a little guy and is hell bent on getting better each week. I love to see his determination paying off! Heck...he loves it too. Tennis and Baseball mean so much to Ben and when something means this much...he tries so hard! I applaud his dedication and look forward to watching him grow!
We also began the cub scouts this week where we have already met a few new friends. With the pine Derby and the weekend camp out in the near future...excitement is high for all the kids. They are all family events that Kyle and Will can participate in as well! I love that about the cubscouts and I am glad we have such a great group of people on the island running it! Very family friendly!!
Kyle is learning to read and write... and because this is his second year in Pre-K, he is soaring high and doing very well. I am sure he did well last year too, but this year has been quite a confidence builder for him! Kyle has a best friend at school named Hayden and he is smitten with a little petite blond girl names Heaven! She is too cute for words and Kyle tells me every day how pretty she is and how he is able to help her with her writing because she is smaller than him and asks for his help! Kyle loves to help...and from what the teacher tells me...Heaven is liked by all the boys and girls...but she likes Kyle the best!! :) ha ha ha....can it really start this early!
Will loves his teacher, Miss Louise! Now...when Will says her name is sounds more like "Wa-Weeeez"....but hey...he tries! And she really like him too. He is a strange bird...he went to school with a shoelace tied around his head today and told Miss WaWeeez that she needed to call him pirate Will or he could not answer. Not "Would not" answer..."Could not". He is the quirkiest guy I know....(Sue...he has me beat hands down!!) But his teachers seems to love that about him and he also has some nice little friends in his class. Wills talking has just come in leaps and bounds! He is a real boy with real sentences and all! Everything in time I guess!!:) We are so happy for him and his crazy little unique way of living life. He is a happy boy!
Steve is now officially the XO of the Rhode Island. His is back to real work and long days, but he loves what he is doing and very much likes the people he is working with! WE are so happy about that and happy that we have a happy daddy!! :) And in his off time, he built a tire swing for the kids, we take jeep rides, and spend many a day with Daddy at the beach perfecting our boogie boarding skills!
I, have just been playing taxi and making sure the we get our play time in between all the open houses, school meetings, tennis lessons, pack meetings, grocery store trips, homework etc. etc. WE became member of the local zoo in Jacksonville, so some of these pics are taken from there. It is a neat place! It is like a botanical gardens, amusement park, and zoo all in one. We ride the train, dig for dinosaur bones, play in the splash park, see apes and crocs and play with stingrays in a pool - all in one day! We have been going every other weekend! It was well worth the small amount that we paid to be members and I can't wait to take everyone there when they visit!! :)
Here are some pics of my happy faces! The faces that make it all worth while. The reason that we go till we drop! I love these happy faces so very much and they make each day a wonderful day for this crazy mom! My heart is full and body is tired! Must have been a good week! Love to all!