The life and times of Jack, Owen and Ella Crossett

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Swim Class

The boys also had their first day of swim class tonight. They were both nervous to go (big shock there!) but I knew they would love it once they got there. They both got right in the pool when we arrived and were excited to be in the water.

 Jack was nervous to start class but as soon as he got into it he LOVED it.

 Back floats.
 Owen's class learning the rules.
 Getting in the water.
 Waiting for his turn to try kicking.
 Swimming with Miss Sam.
 The kids practicing their kicking.
 Owen was a little intense!
 Jack was doing well in his class too. He was keeping up with the big kids even though it is his first real swim class since he was a baby. We had to drag him out of there after class. He asked to use his free swimming coupon that we got for signing up tonight! He also didn't believe me when I told him his class was an hour long. He was TOTALLY into it!

 Owen had a shorter class but it was perfect for him. He is getting more comfortable with the idea of swimming with no life jacket. He will be on his own soon!

Owen Starts 4 Year Old Preschool!

Today was Owen's first day of 4 year old Preschool. He has gone between being excited and nervous for this class so I wasn't sure how things were going to go. He was all smiles before we left the house.

 Walking into school he seemed a little nervous.

 Ella was oblivious!
 He had fun playing when we first got there.

 When it was time to wait for his teacher at the bench you could tell her was nervous. He told me his belly hurt.
 He got excited when it was time to line up!
 Then unsure as some of the other kids got upset.
 Then he blew me a big kiss...

 And marched away with his class! (I cried a little typing this. I can't believe how big my Owen is getting. I just love him to bits!)
 Ella was distraught when she realized she was flying solo (or that she didn't get to go to school today too). She wouldn't move from this spot for a good 5 minutes.
 When we went to pick Owen up I was excited to hear how his day went. His class came in from playing outside to line up to go home.
 He was all smiles when he came out and his teacher said it was a good day!

 On the walk out he told me all about playing with the marble racer and playing outside and eating snack and having an art station and on and on and on...
 I think this boy might just love school this year!

Meeting Mitchell

Jack, Owen and Ella's cousin Mitchell is visiting from Atlanta (his Mom and Dad tagged along too) so they got to meet him for the first time on Saturday. They were SO EXCITED to see him. Mitchell was less sure...

 He warmed up to the idea eventually and the kids have been loving spending time with their new baby cousin!