Today was Jude’s first day of preschool, and he did great! They said he was good! The staff said they can work with Jude. They acknowledged that Jude does have a hard time sitting still, but I think this is the perfect environment for him to model kids and learn what’s expected in a large group setting. Jude thrives on the one on one time. However, he doesn’t understand how to not take over. He will learn though. He brought home a pair of home made binoculars. I have never seen him so excited to show me something. It was precious. Tomorrow Finn goes, so that will be a little challenging explaining that Finn goes M,W,F and Jude goes on Tues and Thurs.
Congratulations sweet Jude on your first day of preschool! Finn was coaching him the entire time on the way over there with tips like: “No throwing books at other kids heads!” It was too funny. Ryan and I’s tips were more like, “KEEP YOUR PANTS ON!” You cannot take your pants off at school, no peeing outside, and listen to your teachers!
Here are a few more pictures, that I have been meaning to share. We’ve been spending a lot more time at Balboa due to the big surf. On big surf days I prefer a little more calm beach. I just feel like the ocean can be really unpredictable on big surf days and even though my boys don’t play in the water much it can come up high. So Balboa has been a great option. We go and walk and have the boys ride their bikes, it’s a 3 mile walk around the whole island. We did it the other day as a family. After our walk, we went and got hippo cookies, and a chocolate vanilla swirl ice cream. It was the best. The boys and I have made hippo cookies a must after every beach day there. Finn likes the red ones and Jude likes green or yellow. They have some great donuts too at Dad’s. I tried their applesauce doughnut last time and it was so nice and light. Incredibly cheep too. I can get snacks for everyone because it’s pretty cheap.
Royal plays the bashful card quite a bit. We had a friend over for dinner tonight and she works in nursery with him. It was so cute to see him run up to her and give her a hug. Amazing how smart kids are, Royal is definitely smart. He knows he can get what he wants from his mom if he plays his cards right. Disciplining, setting boundaries, and time outs – they’re no fun. I know it’s part of life, and definitely need to be apart of this 22 months life more.