Monday, June 18, 2007

The end of 1st grade

My little girl finished 1st grade with flying colors last week. I am still amazed with how much a child can learn in a year. She started of September not knowing how to read and now she is reading chapter books. She certainly did not know anything but simple addition and know she asks me to write out fractions for her. I am truly impressed with her teacher and the school system!

Now we are on to summer camps and gymnastics. Fortunately, she will have things to do while I work but really, gymnastics 3 hours a day, two days a week? A bit much for me!

I am so proud of my big girl! Here she is on her last day.

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Happy Fathers Day

Today was a nice day spent at home with the family. Mike said several times that he did exactly what he wanted today, not much! We did do a lot of playing outside and enjoying the weather along with some nice meals.

It is days like today that I realize how lucky I am to have my husband. Actually, I think I realize it often but today I celebrate it. He is such a great dad. Our children love him as much as I could ever hope for. In fact, the boys often choose him over me and for that I a happy that he gets equal attention.

I have to say that being my husband and the father of my children is not an easy gig. I had a pretty amazing father myself. He was the most generous and caring man that I have ever met in my life. I never try to compare because that would not be fare but still, he left me with high expectations. I miss my daddy every