What The?

SANYO DIGITAL CAMERA“What The?” This is Ian’s new catch phrase for when he isn’t sure what to think about something.  Or when something shocks or surprises him.

I love that he came up with his own words.  His expression when he says it is absolutely priceless.  “What The?” I always say back to him, “What The, What The?”  His reply is “No Mommy, it’s What The?”

“What The?” also applies to the fact that Ian is almost finished with kindergarten.  Tomorrow starts the last month.  How is that possible?

Before he started kindergarten, I had a hard time adjusting to him being away from home all day.  But, during the year, he has learned to love going to school and I have enjoyed having some time to myself.

This school year has been a great experience for both of us.  He has learned to read, write, add and work with numbers.  I have been able to shop by myself at stores, eat lunch with no interruptions, and have time to write on the computer.  Kirk has also enjoyed the year and seeing Ian learn and grow.

We have loved his school and I have enjoyed being active in the PTO.  I joined the first month and have been serving as the secretary.  I have met some great people and made some new friends.  We are truly part of our school family.

This last month includes a lot of fun stuff — a field study (formerly called field trip), walk-a-thon, spring fling, field day, a kindergarten concert, and then the last day of school.  It will be a whirlwind and will fly be.  And, then he will be a rising 1st grader.  WOW!!

This photo was taken at the beach several years ago.  He looks like he could be saying “What the heck is this wet stuff in the bucket Mommy?”  “Wet sand, which is great to play with,” is my reply.  This makes me think of the summer and the fun we will have with Ian.

I wonder what other things Ian will say “What The?” in response to?  I cannot wait to find out.

March 7 – Time Flies / Happy Birthday Beckie

Fly_POD_3-7-2014Hi and Happy Friday.  Hope you will have a great weekend.  I don’t know about you but I am so very ready for it.

Today’s photo challenge is Fly.  Rather than a photo of something flying in the air, I decided to go with a photo that represents time flying, as in “time flies when you are having fun.”

Here in the left picture are the three of us at the beach several years ago with our mouths open and having fun.  Then in the right, last Mother’s Day, here we are again.  It is amazing how much Ian has grown and changed in that short time.

Rather than a cute baby face, he has stretched out, grown a lot, and turned into a young man, a boy.  My baby no longer looks like a baby.  He looks like a boy who is in school. That seemed to happen really fast too.  And, I was looking at his feet recently.  They have grown so much over the years.  Such tiny baby feet and now his foot is the size of my hand.

Where did the time go? This fall he will turn 7 years old and start 1st grade.  Wow!!!  That is just amazing as I can still remember the day we brought him home from the hospital.  We have had so many fun times ever since.

We do our best to savor our time together and I plan to continue to do just that.

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Happy Birthday to Beckie! Happy Birthday to you!!!

I also want to wish my wonderful sis-in-law Beckie a very Happy Birthday.  She is celebrating her birthday today.  I hope she has a great one and a wonderful weekend!

Last March I wrote a blog about her and her birthday.  I realized that I wanted to say almost the same things to her and about her again as in this link.  So I decided to repost that link.  Hope you don’t mind Beckie!   https://patticates247.wordpress.com/2013/03/07/happy-birthday-beckie/

This is one of my favorite pictures of the two of us.  We were enjoying a lobster lunch together for her birthday celebration while at the beach.  We’d just had a family portrait taken so we were in similar outfits.  What a fun day.

I hope we can do that again sometime!  It would be such fun.  Love you Beck and hope to see you again very soon.

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Have a great Friday and weekend!  And don’t forget to spring your clock forward on Saturday night before bed, if you live in an area starting Daylight Saving Time this weekend.