Saturday, August 27, 2011

First Day of School

First Day of School with New Backpacks!
The boys started at Gretchen's grade school in the Early Childhood (Special Ed) program.  They will get the speech and occupational therapy they need at preschool.  It will the first time they are in a structured setting but we are hoping they will adjust.  In preparation we have been trying to potty train them but it has not been successful.  One day last month I had them outside (locked outside) in t-shirts and underwear to try to train them to use the toilet.  It was not successful - I was a bunch of underwear and had to hose down the deck a few times.  Once they get potty trained, we can send them to Gretchen's old daycare for before and after their preschool.  We decided to separate them at Early Childhood so that they each get an opportunity to do their own thing.  Once they go to daycare, they'll be together so it's not a huge separation.  It should be interesting to see how it works out!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Summertime Gauntlet

We were very very busy this summer.  We must have hit Six Flags at least a dozen times to make our membership worthwhile.  We did Milwaukee Zoo a couples of times.  We went camping twice (once at the Zoo).  We went to the Cubs game twice (once in Milwaukee and once at Wrigley).  And we swam as much as we could before the erratic weather of August hit us.  If there was a theme to our summer it was grind the kids down!  Hee!  No really, we did what we could to minimize the time spent sitting around the house and I think we were successful.  Check out the pictures.....