Thursday, November 17, 2011

Parent/Teacher Conferences

 We recently had Parent/Teacher Conferences with the kids' teachers.  
Megan is right on track or above.  She gave herself a self assessment and she said she was "shy, quiet, smart, and funny, her favorite subject was spelling and reading, and least favorite was math"  which is exactly what her teacher had to say.
Joseph was able to show us around his classroom and show us his school work.  He is reading at a high level, right on track with math and a good cooperative student.  
Sarah is her fun little self, has lots of comments and one smart little girl.  Knows her letters, upper and lower case and even most of the sounds of them and can identify numbers 1-100.  
None of these conferences surprised us..... we know we have smart kids ;)  They all seem to have a natural sense for learning and like "they" say, "kids are like sponges and just absorb what they learn"  
Don't want to leave out Daniel, so I will give you an update on him, he is climbing on everything he can.  Found him on the counter, ready to climb onto the microwave, this morning.  He likes for us to "watch me" constantly in everything he does.  "mom, MOM, watch ME!"  He is really starting to talk a lot and we can actually understand him.  He LOVES to play with his siblings and adores them.  He has also come to know when he gets in trouble and will hang his head down and say "you mad at me"  with a big frown.  It is pretty funny and hard to be upset with him after he acts like that.  
We are so proud of all of them and all they have learned and done this school year, and I feel so blessed to be able to see them learn and grow and be their mother. 

Thursday, November 10, 2011

My Beautiful Family

A wonderful friend took our family photos recently. She did a great job. We have had pictures taken of all 4 kids before, but never a more professional picture of the 4 kids + Brent and I. I can't wait to replace the outdated pictures above our fireplace with some of these. Although doing that just reminds me and shows me how quickly my kids are growing up.

I LOVE this picture of the 4 of them. My pride and JOYS!!

I think this is my favorite family one.

This is just a random picture I took the other day when they were all on the counter, trying to get away from the puppy. They were all so happy and having fun together. I hope these are the times they remember :)