Friday, May 8, 2009

Our week :)

William has had a fantastic week. He loved, loved, loved preschool and everything about it. I was able to stay for a little while the first day and sit at the back of the classroom observing. The teacher picked Will to stand up at the front while the class said the pledge of allegiance. She showed him how to put his hand over his heart and look at the flag. He did so well, I'm extremely proud of our little guy and happy with the decision we made to have him start now in Early Childhood preschool. There is a summer school session that he'll attend.

We've been outside a great deal because the weather has been beautiful. Spring is truly here in Wisconsin. The grass is a vibrant green and the dandelions are out in force. I like the below pic when the 2 of them were dancing and twirling. William looks like he's doing some sort of interpretive dance. He and Grace have a lot of fun together.
And yesterday a BIG surprise was delivered and put up in our backyard. Neither of them had a clue it was coming...a play set or you could also call it a swing set. You should have seen their faces when I brought them around the back to see it the first time! It has a fort on the top to play in and William thinks he's on a pirate ship looking for 'bad guys.'

Lots of swinging going on....

I think they played on it for 5 hours yesterday and fell into bed last night. I was pretty tired too!

Saturday we are having a garage sale(selling some furniture and toys). Our town has a big garage sale weekend and we are participating. The proceeds from our sale will go to William's foster home in China, the Hidden Treasures Foster Home in Fuzhou, Fujian Province.

And this above shot is one I took this week of one of the gorgeous flowering trees here that are blooming. I'm happy because my lilacs and weeping cherry trees are almost open. Happy Mother's Day a little early...I'll be doing a Mother's Day post tomorrow or Sunday. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

9 kind words:

Gail said...

Oh Gail!
Will looked so cute and your post of him in school touched my heart, actually brought tears. I can just picture that face in school.
I am so very happy he is doing so well!

Love the play set! Loren loves hers too! I think it was well worth the investment. Loren's a bit of a gymnast on it!

The pic of your two twirling is beautiful!
It must feel so good to see them playing together and enjoying each other.

Happy Mother's Day to you too!

Lea said...

This post is just awesome my friend. Full of love, full of spring and full of fun!

Your photography continues to be colourful and happy. I love it.

I think I will be able learn lots from you.

Happy Mother's Day my dear friend.


Jboo said...

So happy to hear that preschool went so well for little Will - he is just so adorable!

And wow -- that is a very cool playset! Grace and Will are going to have so much fun on it!

Happy Mother's Day to you!


The Morris Family said...

Wheeeeee! Looks like some major fun is going to be had in your backyard!
So glad to hear that Will likes preschool- and how great is it that there is a summer program?!
Sure do enjoy your beautiful photos- whether it is your gorgeous kids or something blooming- you have a real gift in capturing some memorable images! Happy Mothers Day Weekend Gail!

Amy in Arizona said...

I am so happy that Will had such a great week in preschool. I have a feeling that you are going to see big changes in him because of preschool!! I LOVED the playset! And what beautiful weather to go along with it! What a wonderful week you have had!!

Felicia said...

I'm so glad Will is loving preschool. What a fabulous week you all have had. Your pictures are always so beautiful!

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

Love the photos..
Sounds like a Great week..
Love the swingset.. Grace and Will's face is priceless..
Have a great weekend..
Happy Mother's Day..

Steffie B. said...

One more week girl....I'm so excited.....great pictures! ;)

Missy said...

I am tickled to death that Will is loving school so much! What wonderful news!!! Congrats on the new playset...I know hours will be spent on that wonderful thing :) Beautiful, gorgeous photos! I love all of the amazing colors and composition. You sure are blessed with such cuties! Have a Happy Mother's Day!

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