Thursday, September 4, 2008

Miscellaneous Storch Stuff

I realized earlier today that I haven't posted anything in a while and figured I'd better get cracking on uploading some pictures and making a few notes. (Thanks to Supervised Mama for the kick in the pants that I needed!)

Jake technically started kindergarten last week, but the bus didn't pick him up on his first two days. (Insert eye roll here....don't get me started!) He was quite disappointed that he didn't get to ride the bus, but he soon got over it and had a great day at school. Here are a couple of pictures from his actual first day and from his first bus ride to school.

He was so excited about school on his first day that he went out to sit on the front porch at 6:40 AM! The bus was supposed to come at 7:10! (Grrrrrrrrr....damn bus driver!)

There he baby is riding a bus. To school?!! How did that happen?

He was so excited to get on the bus that I nearly missed getting the picture! I was tempted to follow behind the bus to be sure that he got to his school and to his classroom alright, but I resisted and instead went back inside and back to sleep for a little bit. Mother of the Year. I'm a shoe-in.

Side note: There is a child in Jake's class named "Wonderful". I assumed it was a girl. Nope. It's a boy. I'm curious to know if he has any nicknames. Derful? Wundy? (OK. Snark stops here. For now.)

Side note #2: I, exclusively, will be dealing with his teacher. She is entirely too hot to meet my husband. I told him this. He thinks I'm crazy. But of course - he's never met her, so he just doesn't know.

Next up: Megan's first day. She was eager to get into her new classroom and play with all the new toys. Some photos...

Pretty stinkin' cute if I do say so myself!

My big girl!

Apparently now that Jake is such a big boy and rides the bus to school and everything, he thinks that he should have free run of the neighborhood. We do live in a fairly safe and friendly neighborhood, but holy crap - I mean - goodness gracious, he's only 5. ("I'm almost 6, mom!") He wanted to ride his bike down the street to a friend's house. So I dug out the walkie-talkies (I guess they call them 2-way radios now) and showed him how to use it. He sort of rolled his eyes at me (where, oh where did he learn that?) as I told him he needed to check in with me every few minutes, but he did as I requested. He even called me on the radio once just to say "I love you, Mama". Such a sweet boy.

Once TS or Hurricane Hanna clears through here, I will be taking the kids back over to the CG beach so I can try to get a photo of Megan doing her duck impression (trying to do a handstand in the water while wearing a floaty!)


From the Mouths of Babes said...

Love it!! The pictures are great... and the commentary! And when did Jake get to be "almost 6!" Whoa! He was like 9 months when I met him! Congratulations on getting the house to yourself, I mean your darling children growing up so nicely. I hope you had a great birthday yesterday!

Supervised Mama said...

Well, I didn't want to come right out and say "get your bloggy butt in gear...." Thank goodness you got the message, I'd hate to have to get out the big guns.... would that be blog harassment??? I think I just invented a new legal term-(giggle--I say that now, but you never know!)

I was actually secretly glad I wasn't the only one that hadn't posted in over a week...go us!!

Your little school goers are absolutely precious!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Laurie! Thanks for the link to your blog! Your kiddos are getting so big! Madison had her first day of 2nd grade this week and Joshua started preschool too! Where does the time go? It seems not that long ago that you were pregnant with Jake and I was pushing Madison in her jog stroller up around upper government hill in Kodiak:) I noticed the Uzman's blog also on yours...what a cutie that Jackson is:)
Wendy Tobiasz

Brandi said...

Hi Laurie,
I seen you on MOMformation and decided to check out your blog! I enjoyed it very much. You have very beautiful kids! The pics of Jake and his "girlfriend" are adorable! I have a two year old daughter and 4 month old son so I've got a lil while before they start school but I can't wait to get pics of them on their first days!!

Jen said...

It is about time you updated with thos first day pictures! Hope all is well there....don't get blown away. We miss you! See you in a few weeks.....Love Jen

Anonymous said...

Great pics!
Nickname for Wonderful: "Derf"?
I think the doctor said, "he's out" and the mother sighed and said "wonderful". Lesson learned: make sure the mother is completely off the drugs before she fills out the birth certificate.

Kim Moldofsky said...

It's a cruel thing to name a boy Wonderful, even if he is a fabulous kid.

I'm just sayin' here: Two all- beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles, onions on a sesame seed bun. :-)


Camflock said...

I love the pictures! I am sorry to have missed Jake's call to share about school. I keep his messages on my answering machine to hear his precious voice.

Thanks for sharing the great stories! Keep them coming -- they are precious!