Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy *~heart~* Day!

It's been a cold winter here in Minnesota, so we haven't been able to get out as much as we normally do. This past weekend we had some warmer days and so we got out and enjoyed the Fire and Ice Festival at Parker's Lake nearby. Lowell got a kick out of this ride (below) because it was called "Captain Lowell's trolley ride". Basically we were pulled across the ice by a man (apparently his name was Lowell) on a tractor. We also saw dog sleds, Norwegian fjord horses and ate s'mores.Valentine's Day is coming up and Lowell had some of his class parties. He made handmade collage heart cards and passed them out. He got his face painted for the first time. He wasn't sure what to think of it, but he went along with it and didn't wipe it off.
We also made it through kindergarten "round up". We were pleased that Lowell did pretty well. Our proudest moment is when they had the kids leave with a teacher that had a certain color balloon that corresponded with the color balloon on their name tag. The woman with the blue balloons came and we said, “ok Lowell, go follow the lady with the blue balloons.” It took every ounce of our being to not follow along since we thought he may stop at any random door and go inside and look for the scotch tape (a current obsession). He followed along and we sat with tears in our eyes (yes, it’s the little things!) as he walked away with the kids. He did make it to the room and we didn’t hear anything from the classroom, so no news is good news. Kindergarten here we come. Yikes!!