Dylan has been doing great with soccer this season. We were so excited that he only had one game on Sunday (We don't play sports on Sunday). But then the rain had to go and ruin that for us. They had to cancel 2 games and of course they were rescheduled on Sundays. Oh well. Dylan didn't seem to mind too much. He is getting better and has been staying with the ball more. He has even had some really good kicks! He really likes to play defense (I think it's because he doesn't have to run as much) but still plays all positions. I am very excited to see the progress he has made in the past year!
In other news for Dylan: He made it into the High Ability class for 2nd and 3rd grade! We are so proud of him! He has had a few issues with concentrating this year, so I'm hoping it is because he isn't being challenged enough. It's very exciting and a little nerve-racking at the same time.
Lauren just finished her year at preschool. She was at Federated, just like Dylan, and loved it. She wasn't too sure at the beginning, but really liked it by the end of the year. She will be starting kindergarten in the fall, so I hope she learns to like school soon! They had a little program on Friday (10th) and then Wednesday (15th) we had a picnic to celebrate. They sang some songs for us at the program and then they got a certificate from the teachers. So cute!
Miss Dee, Lauren, and Miss Lori
Then at the picnic, they had the Purdue train come and give all the kids a ride. They loved it! Ethan was yelling in excitement the whole time. I'm so proud of Lauren!
Lauren, Benson, and Caden (They were carpool buddies all year long)
Yeah, I took all 4 kids by myself. It was a little crazy, but fun times!
For Mother's Day this year, the kids painted cute little flower pots. They are awesome!
We decided a few weeks before that we would go visit Grandma on Mother's Day. My mom, aunt, cousins, and sister were all going to come, too. We had a much smaller party due to sicknesses, but it was still a nice afternoon. It was great to see Grandma and play a game with her! It was also bittersweet, because we didn't get to see either one of our moms. Luckily, our moms both know how much we love and appreciate them. We do have wonderful moms!
Tuesday we were supposed to go to the Columbian Park Zoo for moms and tots. On our way there, we were rear ended. The girl who hit us apparently didn't see that we had stopped at a pedestrian cross walk. We had to spend the morning watching the police and firemen around our car instead of animals. The medics checked the kids out just to make sure they weren't injured. Ethan asked me why we were stopped in the road, he's so smart. Luckily, no one was injured other than headaches. We get to have the fun times of getting all the insurance stuff done now. Lauren and Ethan were troopers and Ethan likes to tell everyone, "A car smashed into us." I feel very blessed that we are all ok.
The kids were more upset at the fact that we couldn't go to the zoo, so I took them to the library instead. They were happy with that!