Cian is repeating Kindergarten with Setons and doing 1st grade with Time4Learning. We went back and forth on whether to put him in Setons 1st grade curriculum or hold him back. It was clear he wasn't ready for their advanced 1st grade schedule, so we decided to repeat Kindergarten. I incorporated Time4Learning into his lessons and he loves it. Not only is he learning to read, but also learning to use a computer and tablet.
Declan is working on memorizing times tables in Math and is being introduced to pre-algebra. I don't remember starting it in third grade, but he sure is. Its pretty basic, like x+1=3 solve for x. He gets a kick out of it. I just hope it doesn't get too advanced too soon, because I suck at math....lol. I couldn't pass algebra 1. Thank goodness Sean is a math whiz.
We have had three birthdays this past month, Liam, Declan and Lizzie. Liam turned 6 on 9/7 Declan turned 9 on 10/21 and Lizzie turned 2 on 10/13. For the life of me, I can't remember the details from Liams party.....I'm sitting here racking my brain, and I can't remember anything...lol. The pictures are on Seans phone and he's at work, so that doesn't help me out much. I'll have to post them at a later date.
Lizzie had a lovely birthday. She got a new Barbie and pink car, a toy pink microwave, which all the kids LOVED, a Tinkerbell doll with wings that flutter, a new baby doll and stroller. Her favorite toy is the stroller and baby, of course. Sean and the boys went to Costco to pick up her huge princess cake. It was enough to feed 45 people...we have a big family, but that was a bit crazy...lol. She had a great day. I can't believe my baby girl is two. Only one baby left.....sigh.
Sean got him his first skateboard, which he loves. A Rubik's cube, Prime Transformer, a puzzle and the show stopper.....an Android device. How many 9 year old kids do you know walking around with a $200 cell phone.....sigh. It doesn't have voice, but he does have unlimited Internet and text. Seans thought behind it was to teach him about technology and reading. I still don't think he should have it, but I was over ruled.
Remember about 8 months ago when I mentioned the neighbors from hell moving out....the new owned fixed up the entire house and flipped it. Well, I met the new couple who were buying it about a month ago. A newlywed couple expecting their first child. Well, they moved in this past weekend. They have had workers working on the house as well. They have two yappie dogs as well, so this is going to be one noisy street. I'm just glad they aren't trashy.
Lastly, here are a few pictures over the last few weeks.....enjoy!
|Sam, 4 months in his football jammies|
|A little tummy time and Patriots!!|
|Declan and his Optimus Prime|
|Lizzie eating her birthday cake|
|Bear and I in class.|
|Mr. Bear, Sticking out tongue 101.|
|Declan w/ his new skateboard.|
|Declan and his new smartphone.|
|Lizzie and her new baby.|