Saturday, September 18, 2010

Yellowstone Day Trip

For Labor Day, we decided to go to Yellowstone. We really had a lot of fun and Aiden is still telling people about the deer, bison and the "dragon" he saw at "Yellowcorn". The dragon was actually one of the geyser vents that just happened to open up under a cave so the steam was coming out of the cave and it made gurgling and growling noises.

Some of the pictures:

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Aiden's First Day of Preschool

Aiden's first day of preschool was August 24th. He goes every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon and is loving it. There are only 6 kids in his class, 4 are boys. He seems to have become pretty good friends with all of them. He is really liking his classes and usually on the car ride home tells me all about what he learned that day. He also tells me everyday that he hasn't learned to read yet, just learned more letter sounds. He really wants to learn to read and his teacher tells me that he has asked everyday if he is going to learn to read that day. It's a Montessori Preschool, so they cover more than just academics. There is a whole section of the room dedicated to life skills, and Aiden is pretty proud of himself for learning how to do up a zipper completely on his own. The school also has a miniature pony named Buttons that the kids get to feed, brush and ride; a pygmy goat named Sunny, and a rabbit (who's name Aiden hasn't yet told me) that the kids get to take care of too. Next week they are going to an apple orchard as their first field trip. Parents get to go, so I am looking forward to it too.