What My Kids Have Been Up to Lately

School is now out for the summer. Lila’s last day was the 10th and Logan’s was today, the 12th. With summer comes setting up the pool and water play, making popsicles, summer camps and more. Lila’s birthday is also around the corner.

I figure now is a good time to write up some backlog of what the kids have been up to recently.

February 17th: Logan and Lila began roller skating lessons. They have made a lot of progress in this short time. Logan doesn’t fall as much as he did at first and Lila is getting fast. Her role model is a girl probably no more than a year older than her who skates like a pro already. Lila watches this girl zip around the rink, rarely falling, and tries to imitate her.

February 21st: Lila had her first sports day. Unlike Logan last year, she did a great job and ran when she was supposed to. I missed seeing her dance since I had to drop Logan at his school first, but saw it later on video.

The children march around the stadium. Lila is the last one in the red shirt.

The children march around the stadium. Lila is the last one in the red shirt.

Preparing for their dance. Lila is second to last in the red row on the right.

Preparing for their dance. Lila is second to last in the red row on the right. You can also see Glad back there directing things.

Doing her part in the relay race.

Doing her part in the relay race.

Lila's class after the races. Lila is on the left next to the teacher.

Lila’s class after the races. Lila is on the left next to the teacher.

March 30th: Lila’s preschool graduation. I still don’t get why they do it two weeks before school actually lets out. But Lila was super excited about it. For about a month before it happened she asked me daily, “Is tomorrow my graduation?” We took a family photo together like we did last year, and we should get it soon.

They were running around the stage and I finally got them to hold still for 10 seconds. Love seeing them all so smiley.

They were running around the stage and I finally got them to hold still for 10 seconds. Love seeing them all so smiley.

April 4th: Logan had a dress rehearsal for his school’s annual day. Scarlett and I accompanied him for the long bus ride to the place an hour away from his school where the children from all the branches of his school were practicing their shows. Last year at his annual day performance, daddy had to stand with him to get him to even stay in place to perform. This time it was great to see him stand in place and dance with his class.

On the bus.

On the bus.

April 6th: Logan’s annual day performance. It was being presented in a large theater and there must have been over a thousand people there – parents, grandparents, brothers and sisters, etc. All the children did so well. For some of them it was their very first time on stage.

Logan danced really well with no prompting needed from the teachers. We didn’t stay for the full performance as it was 1 1/2 hours and Scarlett was fussy from the beginning, though she did pay attention during a few of the dances when they were songs she knew.  We saw the full performance from one school and half of the one from Logan’s school, as his dance was in the first song his school presented.

Afterwards we went out for ice cream, partly to celebrate and partly to cool off as the day was a sweltering 36C. We went to a place that sells the ice cream by weight, so they give you huge scoops. The kids each got two, and surprisingly, both Logan and Lila said it was too much and couldn’t finish. 🙂 How often do you hear kids say they have too much ice cream? Ha.

Logan’s school didn’t have a graduation ceremony like Lila’s did, but they took a class photo (print only, I don’t have a soft copy), and had a party with the kids on the last day.

And those are the updates to date. I will include more photos as they come. Monday summer camps start for Logan and Lila; they are excited to go again, and I’m happy because it will give me some time without them daily – for the next two weeks. I really need my sanity so it is good when they go places.

Logan’s Preschool Graduation

Logan has just graduated … from preschool. Ha. Saturday they had a cute ceremony and the children performed a song for us. To make it go faster, the ceremony was divided by classes, so you only had to attend the one for your child. That was good, because Lila and Scarlett barely made it through the short time we were there.
These are the pics I got; there will be better ones and video when it is ready in a few weeks.

Logan’s class graduates.
Getting his diploma – from daddy. That is what happens when your daddy is the school manager/principal.

Update: Here are the professional pics.

March 200

 

We took the opportunity to get a family photo.

We took the opportunity to get a family photo.

I took them to the park for a while afterwards.

Logan has decided that he wants to be an animal doctor when he grows up. Not surprising, since he loves animals and I’m sure he will work with animals in some way, but if being a vet is his hearts’ desire, then he’d better get over his fear of vomiting  tummy aches, cuts and bandaids.

The last two times he had cuts that had to have a bandaid, just regular old bandaids, I had to wrestle him to the ground and practically sit on him, while holding his cut out of the way, just to cover it. He was screaming the whole time, why I still don’t know. He just hates bandaids.
So I told him that vet’s have to know lots about animals that are sick or hurt and he can’t be afraid of ouchies or sick tummies cause vet’s have to face much worse. Well, at least he doesn’t have to decided on a career just yet. He has time. So far I have told him that if he wants to work with animals, he could be a zoo keeper, veterinarian  farmer, or maybe one of those guys on Animal Planet who do crazy animal stuff like Steve Irwin (miss him, poor guy). His stuff still airs here and it is great for getting kids interested in working with animals.
Though since his favorite animal is the cow, he may just turn out to be a dairy farmer.
My big boy.
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