Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Love Letters and Learning Letters

Chase's teacher informed me when I went to pick him up from school this afternoon that he is now engaged. You may remember from my "1st Day of Kindergarten" post that Antoinette came home and told her mom that Chase had agreed to marry her as long as she didn't tell anyone about it. Chase never mentioned this to us. I tried to be sneaky and start conversations about Antoinette, but he didn't take the bait. Last week when he came to my office after school, he colored her a picture and put it in a sealed envelope with her name on it and brought it to her the next day. Well, apparently now they are announcing their engagement to the rest of their kindergarten class.

His dad says he's a pretty smart kid:
Chase does not have a swimming pool, but guess who does? Yep, Antoinette.
Chase doesn't have a swingset, either. Antoinette? You betcha.
X-Box? Antoinette.
Aquadots? Check.
I think we're in trouble...
Anyway, today he comes home and says that he has "mail" in his lunchbox from Antoinette. He takes out the envelope, opens it, and then quickly goes and hides the whole thing in his closet. Being a good mother, I waited until he was in bed to go dig it out and take pictures to post on the blog.
Here's the envelope:

And here's the "letter":

Turning to a different kind of letters, Cole is still working on his alphabet and is making rapid progress. He only makes the sounds of a few of his letters, but he can identify almost all of them now. He's been watching the Letter Factory dvd the last couple of days, and just like Chase did, he's learning his letters really quickly. I can't recommend those dvd's enough.

Here he is working his phonics machine:

And finally, here's my big boy. The one who's too "big" to kiss me anymore. The one who's too "big" to even tell me bye when I drop him off at school. And the one who still sleeps in my bed with his teddy bear every single night. I hope Antoinette's mom and dad have a king-size bed.

1 comment:

Salinda said...

That's a riot. Addie doesn't know it, but a little friend has also announced his intentions.-Salinda