Saturday, August 22, 2015

James Says / Amelie Says

The kids were eating yogurt and Sam walked by and said, "That's a good treat." James was indignant. "This is NOT a TREAT." 

In one of our books, the characters build a fire to keep warm. James was confused. "It no make you warm. It make you HOT." 

I asked James to stick out his foot so that I could put on his shoe. "NEVER!" he replied. I shouldn't have laughed, because it definitely was not as funny the second time.

James was in the cart at Moser's and he "read" the letters on the handle to me: "M - O - S - E - R - little thing - S." So smart!

James was eating a snack at the table when Sam picked him up from preschool the other day and James saw his teacher and one of his classmates in their room on the way out. "Why you only got ONE friend?" he asked.

Amelie and I went to the movies on Monday and Sam asked her, "Which movie did you go to?" "The one behind Schnuck's," she answered.

I asked Amelie if she had a job at school and she told me that she and someone else (whose name I forget) were paper-passer-outers. I said, "Wow! That's an important job!" and very seriously she replied, "All of the jobs are very important  jobs."

In other Kindergarten notes, one of Amelie's classmates already lost a tooth. Show and Tell is Tuesday and library day is Wednesday.  

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

First Day of Kindergarten

Amelie's first day of Kindergarten was today! She's a Ridgeway Ram. Sam and James and I all dropped her off this morning and watched the first-day assembly where the teachers called out all of the students' names and then marched off to class.
Amelie was incredibly excited and she may or may not have cried for a minute when I picked her up because she didn't want to leave (not at drop-off like some other kids!).

She's staying after school at Adventure Club and then I pick her up on my way home from work.

I took more photos, but they're trapped on the camera since my eye-fi card doesn't want to cooperate with Windows 10. (So there may be an update in the future!)

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Apple Harvest 2015

We have an apple tree in our front yard that has mostly reliably produced apples for us even though we do nothing at all to encourage it. The internet tells me I should at least be pruning it, and I may give that a go this fall.

For some reason, the apples were ready to harvest this year in July. The kids and Sam picked three big bags full. We've made two apple crumbles and one apple pie and our neighbor has made two batches of applesauce (and shared some with us). I need to get to freezing some of what's left and/or figure out how to make some apple butter or something.

Updated to add: Since this post, we've made two additional pies and two batches of apple butter. Emma took some apples for a pie and there are still a few left on the tree.