Every year on the Saturday after school starts our town puts on a back to school fest. It's all kinds of games, and blow up slides and bouncing thingies. The pool has free swimming all day, and the cheerleaders do face painting, and the boy scouts grill hot dogs and hamburgers and stuff like that.
Wren was game for any of it.....Iley on the other hand complained that it was tooo HOOOOTTTT......and asked when are we going swimmmmming...moooooaaan.
You crawl up the left side then onto the center part, and when you get to the other side it tips toward the slide and off you go.
Here she comes.........
Finally it was time to go to the pool. They stayed until it closed!
Every hour there is a 15 minute break..........they think it's dreadful, and I admit it seems a bit excessive....but I'm sure they have a reason. Only adults can swim at the break.......but they rarely do, and the kids think it's a waste of good water!
Wren wore her swim cap and "ears" for a while, then she wanted to take them off for more freedom, so I let her. Iley kept complaining that her goggles pulled her hair.......so we put the swim cap on her....she loved it!
This girl has turned into a little fish!! She was face down and under water most of the day!
When the pool closed, we went back over to the park again for a while.
The three amigos..........minus their other side kick, Gordo......he had just been with them, I don't know where he went??
Wren and Miley, a little girl in their class.
Wren surprisingly, is my social bug! She will go up to any one and join in if it's active. Iley is much more reserved! She mostly plays with just Wren unless someone comes up to her.
Another little girl in their class.
One of the boys commented while watching Wren and Iley interact with each other....."They don't even really say anything and they still know exactly what the other one means, it's weird" It really is amazing! They totally get each other.......or get on each others nerves.....no middle ground!
I forgot to add the latest updates last blog of the girls' 2nd day of school. Thursday night Iley was exhausted and weepy and didn't want to go to school again because it was scary!.......Poor baby, she went her first day dosed on tylenol, hobbling on a sore leg, and separated from Wren! No wonder it was scary! She's faced so many hard things alone:( But she's a little fighter! She went to school in spite of it (although she has 2 spots on her right hand where she picked them until she bled out of sheer nervousness) She came off the bus the second day smiling and excited to show me all her stuff though!! I asked her if it was scary today, and she said "nope". Whew! I talked to her teacher at the pool and she said she was doing fine except they were going to have to figure something out to hurry up her frequent hand washing. mmmm hmmm! The girl potties often.....and takes for ever to wash and get out!
Wren had 2 good days so far too! Her teachers do really well at sending notes home to keep me informed. They are awesome. One note said "Wren was able to follow her classmates in two listening activities. She also could hear sound in the other room!! She was very helpful today"
The other note said "We had 2 really great days. She has had a wonderful start to Kindergarten. She has only had a few times she refused to do what was asked and it only lasted a few minutes. She is hearing many things and working on identifying them." Yay Wren!!
So proud of my girls!!
We had to get Iley's glasses so she could see herself in the full mirror across from the tub.....then they fogged up, so she really couldn't see much anyway.