Thursday, September 2, 2010

Oh Boy! I've Got JOY!

       I totally have this little song stuck in my head... "Oh Boy! I've got joy! I do, I do!" and my fellow joy schoolers know exactly what I mean! That's right. Big Brother started Joy School this week! (Thats a bagel in his hand if you're wondering)
       We have been so excited about this. I've been prepping him for it the last couple weeks. I won my very first bloggers giveaway "back to school", so we went and let Big Brother pick out a little back pack (Thanks Veronica! www.autincitylimits.blogspot.com). He was so excited. I was a little nervous about how he would do. I knew he would be fine behaving, (he's usually very good), but he tends to be on the shy side. I was afraid he may not participate well, but I've been told (and they could just be trying to make me feel better) that he is doing great!
     He sings, talks, follows direction... I am so proud of him. He has come home both times eager to tell me what he did. And now, every time our doorbell rings, he says... "Mom... is that Miss Jen?" I think it is so adorable. I'm amazed at how much he already remembers. He sings me the songs, tells me about his craft project. He even tells me who was naughty... hehe. I can't wait until its my turn to teach. I'm so excited to see him in this element. And it has been so neat sharing this learning experience with him and being so involved. I've also enjoyed a little more quality time with Mama's Boy and Queen Bee. Although Mama's Boy has cried both times Big Brother has left because he "needs to go to school too mom".... I'm going to try and plan some extra fun things just me and him so he doesn't feel so left out. I just can't believe I'm already at the place where I have one at school for a few hours! My baby boy is growing up WAY TOO FAST!!!

     A week ago, I "off the cuff" decided to try and potty train Big Brother before he started school. I know what you're thinking! He is 3 1/2... potty training should have happened a year ago! Well... Big Brother is on the later side. I envisioned it being a nightmare, and while I won't go into too many details (cause who really wants to read about someone elses kid using the toilet) it was a success! The first two days were... frustrating. We didn't have many accidents, but it was a lot of staying at home and crying. I got some great advice from friends that worked perfectly! Since Big Brother was substantially older, I hoped he would pick it up quickly and he did. No accidents since Saturday! So our little boy has taken some pretty big steps this last week. And I had no idea how nice it would be changing one less diaper!! Whooo Hoooo for meeee!!


     And, I posted these two pictures of Queen Bee cause I think she is so cute! Plus, that top picture shows her Brand - Spankin - New -Two - Bottom - Theeth! Congrats little Queen Bee, you know have chompers!

9 comments:

dntbaker said...

she is seriously so cute! i love that ezra is in preschool too. he goes to the school's preschool for speech, or else i wouldve loved to have done a joy school.
is it bad that i'm already excited for rylie to start preschool? :) only 17 more months! lol.
great job updating lately by the way!

Debbie said...

Your kids are so adorable! Congrats on the potty training. I am glad you are enjoying Joy School with AJ. That is what I went to school for. I love that kind of stuff. It is so much fun :) I am actually starting to teach preschool next week. I am so excited!

Jen said...

I am so glad AJ enjoyed coming to Miss Jen's house. He really was so much fun to have. I loved when he would break out of the quiet shell and sing loud. What a good kid he is. You are so blessed to have such an ANGEL!

me said...

I'm so glad AJ got to pick out a backpack for Joy School. First day of school is always fun/traumatic for mom and child. Thanks for the shout out on the blog. However, the URL is veronicaaustin.blogspot.com. austincitylimits takes you to a weird music site. I am working on getting something similar to the blogs title though. You have such cute children!

Melinda (farleysmiles) said...

Thanks for getting that song stuck in my head now too!!! Just so you know, it never goes away! I'm glad AJ is enjoying joy school!

Beth's Blue Blog said...

we're so excited starting Joy School, too! and i don't mind reading about potty training. :)

Justin, Amy, and Grace said...

Can I send Grace to your house so you can potty train her? I'm apparantly not a very good potty trainer since we've been working on it for over 6 months with no success!

I love the picture of AJ with his backpack and bagel... ADORABLE. I'm glad he likes school.

Emma is adorable too. Love her teeth!

Ankita (Gg) said...

your baby is verrry cute!

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