Friday, February 17, 2012

Quick Five

Just a quick 5 point update of life around here:)

1. Gary and I get to go on a date tonight! And, we get to use a groupon for it with a free babysitter (my sister and I exchange babysitting evenings). Win win.

2. Koen has started swimming lessons. I was so nervous! How would my baby do with a teacher? In the water? So far, he's doing well! He is not scared of the water but he does not like getting water in his ears which I'm assuming is related to all the ear infections he's had over the years. I'm thinking he likely won't pass but boy, is he cute:)
3. Kai got his first report card and I was so excited to see it. I will try not to brag but I will say that I don't think we need to have any concerns about him school/social/emotional wise at this point. There was one thing that he needs to work on a bit more and that is his fine motor skills. No surprise there. Mr. Kai isn't a bit fan of detailed drawings or making his letters perfect etc. Although, according to wikipedia, fine motor skills includes video games and I do have to say he excels there! Anyway, I'm so happy to see that the boy we know and love is a pleasure at school too. Some of the comments were things like `eager and inquisitive learner and grasps new ideas quickly' and `contributes thoughtful ideas and questions..' etc. I went on a field trip with him yesterday and his buddies were so happy to see him and put their arms around him etc. He loves school. I am happy that he loves it so much. It will be interesting to see what Koen thinks of school but he has such a long ways to go. He starts preschool in September and he is soooooooooooo excited about that.
4. We have the smallest yard in the world but the boys use it (this picture shows 1/4 of our yard). They will play soccer for an hour a day, either indoor or outdoor. Kai continues to encourage Koen all the time to ensure he always has an active participant. I think all of the sports play with Kai has definitely helped Koen develop his athletic skills, that's for sure!

5. Now, all of this is not to say that our kids are perfect. They were both up for the day at 5:20am. Fortunately we do not have to get up with them, but still, they are going to be tired!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.
Love, Louise


  1. great updates on the boys :) I'm nervous about putting Ezra in swimming lessons as he's never done anything with a teacher and doesn't like water in his ears either, but i guess i should just dive in (haha).
    have fun on your date! :)

  2. Nice work Kai - we are on the cusp of all this, I can't believe that Finn is off to kindergarten next year. He loves preschool but I get nothing out of him when I ask how his day went- nerdy mom I would love a preschool report card ;)