Aidan loves to wear his cowboy hat and his cowboy boots. . .he was sooo excited last month when there was, yet another, picture day at school and he got to sit on a pony for the pictures and wear his hat and boots! It did turn out really cute. . .
He is doing really well in Pre-K so far--after a mere two weeks. He knows his numbers and colors and is doing excellently with math and science, etc. He needs to learn how to share a little better and he tends to want to talk allllllllllllllllll the time and it seems he needs a little help with the handwriting. But, overall, I think his progress is excellent. We'll work on the sharing, talking, handwriting thing here at home to hopefully help him make progress in those areas as well at school.
We're nearly half way through the first round of swimming lessons and Aidan is showing great progress in his listening skills. He is doing extremely well with kicking on his tummy and on his back and is starting to learn how to use his arms. By the end of the second session, I expect that he'll be well on his way to becoming a World Renowned Olympic swimmer! : )
We don't have a lot of plans for this weekend. (thank goodness) I'm hoping to get the kitchen desk cleaned out and reorganized and stocked with writing materials for Aidan along with coloring books, crayons and some construction paper. I thought it would make an excellent craft/art/project area for him to play at while I'm cooking.
I'd also like to start cleaning out some of the gardens to get them ready for some fall plants--I'd love to be ready to go buy some pansies and flowering Kale next weekend. . .and possibly start thinking about going to Pumpkinville for the pumpkins!
Speaking of pumpkins. . .Aidan still hasn't decided what he wants to be for Halloween. I'm getting a bit nervous. If he doesn't decide soon, I won't be able to make it for him. Not a big deal, but this will probably be the last year he could possibly be something I can make.
Our Kitchen is nearly finished. The floor is in and the new refrigerator--which I love!-- has been delivered. I will start on the new curtains this weekend and I'd like to look at some light fixtures for over the island and over the sink. Next year, possibly, we'll look into getting the granite countertops. Then, the kitchen will really be finished! But, in the meantime, here it is. . .
And here is a close up of the floor. . .Pictures don't do this justice! Pat really did such a great job and I couldn't be happier with it!!
I just finished reading a book that has put me into a major funk: Look Again by Lisa Scottoline. I shouldn't have read it, especially once I knew what the story line was. It is about a reporter who adopts a little boy at about 1 1/2 years old. When he is 3 1/2 she gets one of those "Have you seen this child?" cards in the mail only to discover that her son was kidnapped as a baby and then left in a hospital, which is where she found him, etc. The story was riveting and heart wrenching at the same time. And I couldn't put it down. I kept thinking about my son. The Ministry of Education did have the birth mothers signature signing off relinquishing her rights to my child, but they couldn't find her, or any other family member, when the judge ordered them to look during our hearing. And there is no information about the birth father. I coudn't help worrying a little about it all. But when I talked to Pat about it, his response was, "No one is going to take MY boy from us!" : ) Love that man.
I would make it an International Incident the likes of which no one has seen or heard about ever. . .I guess I should stop worrying about that now and go about the real happy work of being a Mama.
Enjoy your September! Fall is just around the corner. . .