Okay, so it is hard to believe my little boy is going to be in first grade. It just blows my mind how fast the time has gone. Broderick is still very nervous about it, but I think feels a little better after going to the new student orientation. He said he wants to be the "quiet, smart kid that sits in the back". His new elementary only houses grades 1-5, so he is glad to know ALL the first graders will be new, not just him. That, plus the fact that every classroom has a SmartBoard-like Bethlehem, really helped. We also ran into his teacher and got to meet her that day (she was just there getting her room ready). She seemed really nice (and VERY young, as in first year teaching, young). It is really weird here though, he needs no school supplies. All of it is provided by the school. We had already gone out and bought things since we didn't have any clue. That explains why we never got a supply list and you can't find one on-line. He was a little sad that he wouldn't get to use his Spiderman folders and the rest of his goodies, but glad to know that his teacher already had a box made up for him and told him if he wanted "special pencils" that he could bring them in. Of course, he still gets to use his backpack, which is also Spiderman, and it came with a cool skateboard. Broderick loved finding his name on one of the lockers (yes, his very own locker) that lines the hallway. The school is new (built in 2004) and despite being 3 stories tall is still much smaller than Bethlehem. We are both excited and nervous. I am really worried about not being there, but with school starting on Tuesday we have no choice but to be ready.
On the Growing Up title...well obviously it was about how grown-up Broderick now is-but I also wanted to let everyone know that I have not changed a poopy diaper ALL week. Yes, Adalynn is pooing in the potty. I can't believe it!! Sometimes she will walk over to the door and let me know she has to potty, but usually I can just see "the look". It started when I put her on the potty at the beginning of the week when she started to poop while I was changing her diaper. Since then, she has only pooped in the potty. I am not sure if this is just a phase or if it is the real thing. Every time I put her on the potty she does something-not always poop, sometimes she pees. She really tries and then she smiles when something happens. She loves flushing and waving bye-bye as well as washing her hands when she finishes. Hopefully this is the real thing, but at not even 15 months old, it is hard to tell. Wish us luck. ---notice the ponytail in the picture---hee hee :)
And I leave you tonight with video of our little toddler. I can't believe how well she is walking and how quickly she picked up on it. Don't ask about the outfit, daddy dressed her. I also wanted to share pictures of Broderick and Camden playing in the sprinkler in our back dirt, I mean yard. Don't ask about the saftey goggles, they both have some sort of obsession about wearing them everywhere.