Monday, August 27, 2012

"I'm BIG!!!"

How do Eli and I have a preschooler already?  In a way, it seems crazy!  But in a way, it seems like just the right time for Tan to start preschool.  We've been talking about preschool for a few months now, so he was really excited to start today.  In preparation, his teacher came to visit him at our house a couple weeks ago.  He showed her all his toys and they built mormon temples together with blocks, topping them off with a miniature statue of Moroni.  So cute!  I don't know why he chose to do that with her, but it was cute to see him as a mini missionary.  Ha ha!  And then we've spent time there a few different times getting the grounds ready for school to start (weeding, mulching, spreading out mini rocks on the playground, etc).  The school is a co-op and we are the co-chairs of the buildings and grounds committee.

This morning when we were finally ready to get in the car and go to his school, I said "Ok!  Let's go to preschool!"  And he screamed "YAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!" with his arms out in front of him and his hands shaking with excitement.  So cute!  We chatted during the 15 minute drive there about his new friends and his teachers.  He let me take pictures of him in front of his sign before meeting his teacher, Lorie, on the playground.  He was a little shy at first, but he went inside with her to find his cubby.  They talked about his elmo backpack and about the little picture on his backpack of him, wes, gra gra, and papa.  I gave him a big kiss & hug and headed to the car.

The school is in an amazing location with a sledding hill, perfect for preschoolers, right behind it, and a trail through the woods next to a fun river to play in across the street.

Kenz wasn't too happy about not being able to stay and play at the school!

His favorite moment of the day was playing with legos!  That's about all I could get out of him about his day.  Ha ha!  He's excited for Thursday when he goes back!

I have to thank Amy Madsen for really making this happen for us!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012


I am smitten.  The past few weeks with these three people have been wonderful!