Monday, September 14, 2009

Pre-K, Soccer, Scooby and More!

Matthew has been in Pre-K for two weeks now and he loves it! He is learning, playing, making friends, and acting as the class clown (no surprise there!). His teacher says he has an opinion on everything and has decided he is the co-teacher. She said he's really cute about making sure his classmates are "on task". She said he also provides the daily comic relief. At least she likes him... =)

Here are pictures from Matthew's first day of Pre-K.

Last Tuesday was Matthew's first day of soccer practice. He LOVES it. He's been waiting for his turn to be old enough to play an organized sport. He looked so cute in his cleats and shin guards. I'm afraid that Matthew is not afraid of anything. He is bold, energetic and confident. At one point during practice, Matthew managed to squeak one goal past the coach. He promptly did a little victory dance and yelled, "Take
that, hot shot!" to the coach (!). That's my boy. =)

Here are photos of his first practice. The team shirts have not arrived yet.

I haven't mentioned Scooby lately. He's doing better... I think. Fewer items in the house have fallen victim to his teeth of death. I think, at long last, our shoes may be safe. The same, however, cannot be said of my BRAND. NEW. 4-POSTER BED. Ugh. I have waited my entire life to have a 4-poster bed and Scooby took it upon himself to "trim" the edge of one foot of the bed. The good news is that it's on the side not seen by me, unless I walk around the room. The bad news is, it will need to be sanded and refinished. I nearly killed him. For reals.

On a more positive note, now that he is beginning to learn some manners, and since he got a very large crate, he and I are starting to bond... finally. It's taken longer for me with him than any dog I've ever had. I have no idea why. I think we have been sizing each other up. I guess he finally decided that I'm okay, because he follows me everywhere. I mean everywhere. I can't get up and move three feet without him getting up right on my heels. I take that as a compliment. He's a super sweet dog; not a mean bone in his not-so-small-anymore body. Here are a few pics. He's grown even since these were taken!

The infamous foot-of-the-bed...

This next shot is random. For all of James' insistence that I'm OCD (which I am), he tends to be as well, albeit not admittedly. I came upstairs the other night to find James nestled on the couch in the game room with his abundance of electronic options lined neatly next to him. Notice they are all perfectly aligned and facing the same direction (!).

Lastly, I leave you with some photos of my 4 month old niece, Allie. I LOVE this little girl!!! Is she not the cutest little thing you ever saw?!? I took these pictures last week.


Bev Wilson said...

I loved the pictures! Nonnie

Julie and Brian said...

Yes, she is the cutest thing I've ever seen!

Okay, those pics of Matt playing soccer are adorable.