I just got the information for kindergarten round-up from Tanner and Logan's pre-school. So next month we'll be registering the boys for kindergarten in the fall. I seriously can't believe the time has already come for us to start thinking about school soon! It is kind of sentimental for me to think that soon I will be sending them off on the bus each day. I thought I would be super excited about this...when Mallory and Preston were born I thought "if I can just survive the next two years until the boys go to Kindergarten I'll be ok:)"...but now I'm starting to get a little emotional thinking about it. I think I will really miss them and miss our days together where we have no schedule and are free to do what we want to do each day. They have had a great pre-school experience so I am not worried in the slightest about them adjusting to school...I think they will thrive...I'll just miss them:( I am feeling this "mother hen" thing, where I want to protect them and shelter them and just worry about them being at school where I'm not there to be the mediator between them and the world to explain things to them. I won't be there to listen to them, correct them, and be their advocate. A little scary for me. Ok, I'm seriously tearing up right now...silly I know. They will be going to Miller. I am curious to see whether they want twins to be in the same class or separate classes. Their pre-school teacher says she thinks they will want to separate them, which makes me so SAD. Kindergarten is a big adjustment in itself and Logan and Tanner have done everything together since birth...to be separated would be like cutting off their right arms! I hope they can stay together at least for a year or two. They will feel more secure and confident that way. Anyways...on a more positive note...both Tanner and Logan are reading! We have been working with white boards each day and I will write a word on the board and hold it up. They will sound out each sound of the word and figure it out. We've done hundreds of words and most of them they figured out on their own! We've also been working on writing and spelling. I'll say a word and they try to figure out how to spell it. This is a little harder, but they are doing well. I never realized how weird the English language was until I tried to teach them how to read. For example...I'll say, "spell drums" and Tanner writes 'DRUMZ'. When I say it's spelled DRUMS he will try to dispute it because it sounds more correct the way he wrote it:) Anyways...enough rambling...I'm just so proud of my boys:) I just hope and pray I have taught them well and have prepared them academically, physically, socially, and emotionally enough to enter kindergarten and be successful and happy!
Welcome to our Family Blog. Thanks for visiting! We hope you enjoy the updates of the day-to-day happenings of our lives. We love when visitors comment, so feel free to leave us a message!!
Our Family Pictures!
Why I Blog...
"You likewise will have significant experiences. I hope that you will write them down and keep a record of them, that you will read them from time to time and refresh your memory of these meaningful and significant things. Some of them may be funny. Some may be of significance only to you. Some of them may be sacred and quietly beautiful. Some may build one upon another until they represent a lifetime of special experience." Gordon B. Hinckley was president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when this devotional address was delivered on 31 October 2006.
Train up a child in the way he should go...
...and he will not depart from it.
Mallory and Preston's Blessing Day
Babies at 3 weeks old
Tanner loves animals, trucks, dinosaurs, chocolate, the color blue, dogs, pretending he's a firefighter, helping daddy mow the lawn, and hugs!
Our Little Stud Muffin!
Logan loves reading books, telling stories, helping mom clean, the color green, healthy foods, playing at the park, writing words, drawing, and hugs!
Logan and Tanner
Our Sweet Mallory!
Mallory is calm and happy with a peaceful disposition. She is cuddly and precious and doted on by her parents and brothers
Preston is all smiles and is such a joy! He is laid back and lights up at the smallest thing. He is independent and full of energy and loves his mama!
Preston and Mallory
"Twins are a gift from heaven above...two by two they come wrapped with love"
Mother and Daughter...pure joy
Mallory is the daughter I prayed for and always wanted...I am so grateful to share my life with her as my daughter