Ryan had spirit week this week at the Middle School. I've joined the PTSA board at his school and it is different than elementary school but also really fun. They culminated the week with a 5K. I wasn't really sure if Ryan wanted to run or not, but he signed up at the last minute and did it. He did pretty well too, I was proud of him. It was also a blast to help out with the event.
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Evan and I got to go on a field trip with the Third Graders at Sunrise Elementary to the This is the Place Heritage Park. We had a lot of fun even though it was freezing cold that day. We had a little excitement to start out the day when our partner bus broke down. Luckily we were only delayed about thirty minutes because of the incident. We were able to see some really neat things on our field trip. First we rode a train around the park taking a general tour of the buildings and artifacts that exist on the property. Our second stop was a lot of fun, we identified animal prints. Our third stop was all about animal pelts. We learned how to tan a skin and we learned how to identify all types of native animals in Utah. Evan got to hold up the coyote pelt. The last stop for us was to the Native American village part of the park. We learned about some of the Native peoples of Utah, the way they lived and traditions that are still alive today.
Monday, September 05, 2016
We went for a little hike on Labor Day to the Bear Canyon or Corner Canyon Suspension Bridge. We kind of took a wrong turn and ended up hiking the hard way up to the bridge but it was nice to get out and enjoy some nature and man-made sights. The bridge is pretty cool.
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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
After we went to see Ryan's classes, I thought we'd stop by Evan's NEW school too.
Unfortunately, they were prepping for the meet-the-teacher night on the day before school started so... we had to wait.
|His new white Vans.|
|First Day Smiles|
|First Day Frowns|
This boy! I am so proud of him! He wasn't really nervous at all for going to a new school. I asked Evan if I could take him to school on his first day and he basically told me that I couldn't. He told me I could drop him off and drive away. Well, I wasn't really too okay with that. So, I told him I would drive him up the first day and just walk him to his line. As we exited the car, he told me that I had to say goodbye at the fence and let him go. I just walked with him a little bit farther. I helped him find his line, not that he really needed that kind of help and waited until some more kids showed up. Finally I gave him a hug and said goodbye. The way we drop off at this school makes it so I can't really see where he goes after I drop him off. It's hard, for me, but he handles it all so well.
Just one more story about Evan that I have to tell. So I ask him if he's making any new friends at school and he tells me that the coolest girl in his class sits right next to him. The more he starts telling me about her, I realize that this is a child with a disability. She's severely vision impaired and requires special equipment to see to learn inside the classroom. I just love that Evan, at the age of eight, can still have such an open heart to like a child regardless of a disability, skin color, or gender. It's amazing how much these two boys make me so proud.
Evan is all smiles after his first day!