Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Ivy Jane is TWO!!

Our baby girl turned two last month. So crazy! She is such a fun, silly, energetic little girl. She is always making us laugh and constantly keeping us on our toes. My dad always says that he's never met a kid like Ivy. She is BUSY! She gets into something and while you're cleaning that up she has already moved on to the next thing and this goes on all day. It's kind of comical. She's into coloring, dancing, reading books, playing with Oliver and Tucker, and all things "pretty". She got a purse for her birthday and she carries it around all the time. It's so fun having a girl!

I took her pictures in our backyard last week and it may not show in the pictures but she was not into it at all. I would try to have her do something and she would say "no nope". Luckily, she warmed up to the idea and she enjoyed me chasing her around the yard. 

Happy Birthday Ivy girl!!!

 I just love puffy dresses!


She loved blowing out her candle. We had a little party for her while we were on vacation.

Oliver wanted his picture taken too. :)

Thursday, June 4, 2015

Last Day of Preschool

Oliver is officially done with preschool! Where is time going?!? He started at developmental preschool shortly after his third birthday and he's been with the same group of teachers for the last two years. I'm excited for him to move up to kindergarten but I so wish we could bring his teachers with us. He loves them! Luckily, they'll be right down the hall, but still. 

Over the last couple years Jared and I had planned on homeschooling Oliver when he got to this point but we've decided to keep him in the same school. We were worried about him getting left behind in a big classroom full of students or being alone in a resource room but I really don't think that will be the case. We were given both options but the thought of him in a regular kindergarten class just didn't make sense. They are going to be learning how to read when he's still working on speech and so on. He is doing amazing and making huge leaps but that just seems like it would set him back. We met with the life skills teacher and learned more about what that class will offer and it sounds perfect for Oliver. There are a couple other kids his age and he will get the one on one attention he needs. They'll try to integrate him with the bigger kindergarten class when they can but for now I think this will be perfect. We met the teacher and I think she will be a great fit for Oliver. We may still home school some day down the road but for now I think this is where he needs to be. He truly is one of the sweetest, most compassionate, fun loving little boys I know and I'm excited to see what his future holds. 

We love you, buddy! So proud of you!!

And just for fun, here is a picture from his first year. Love it!