Friday, October 4, 2013

Wonderful Walker!

 We have had an amazing start to our first year at Walker! Jackson is learning so much and has made so many new friends. One of the cutest things they do at school is each child gets a reading buddy. Each preschooler has a second grader for a reading buddy who comes to their class and reads them a story. The second grader practices their reading skills and the preschoolers get an older buddy. Jackson for the first time has had show and tell and homework. Show and Tell is all about building the kids confidence with speaking in front of others. Jackson's first show and tell was to make a collage about his favorite things and his family. He then got up in the front of the class and told them all about his pictures. I wish I could have seen him and heard what he said, but the teacher said he did great!
 Jackson has a project to complete each week. Each week he gets a special book and at the end of the book he has a project to complete. His first book was about a little boy who grew a huge carrot! His homework was to have mommy or daddy draw the biggest carrot they could and then he had to color and cut it out. He was bring it to school and they would see who could draw the biggest carrot. Little did they know that Jackson has a very competitive mommy who decided to draw an 8 foot carrot!
 We decided to paint outside with no clothes on because I didn't have any washable paint. I told Jackson to be very careful because if he wrote on the driveway, "Daddy will have a heart attack" I went inside to clean off his brush and Jackson came running in screaming "Daddy is going to have a heart attack! I spilled some paint!!" It was so funny and reminded me that I need to choose my words carefully!!
 All done! I was so proud of him for coloring the entire carrot by himself. He then had to cut the entire thing out.  At one point he said, "Mommy, I think this project is too big for me" :)
 The first preschool event we went to was the ice cream social. It was so cute! The high school cheerleaders were facepainting and the high school football boys scooped out the ice cream. Jackson had a blast!
 Future Walker Wolverine!
 They even had a special visit from the Walker mascot, Joey T!
 This is Jackson best buddy in his class Collin. We hear about Collin every day and how he is coming over for a sleepover. What we didn't know was that Collin also plays tee ball at Oregon Park. They had to play eachother and both told eachother they wouldn't get the other one out because they were buddies :)
 It is crazy to think one day Jackson may be on the other side of that table!
 Nothing like a little ballon sword fighting with his buddy Thomas!
 And the finale...a parrot on his shoulder. The next even is a tailgate before the Walker homecoming football game. Jackson can't wait to sit in the stadium and watch them play!
 We have started another season of tee ball! Jackson loves it!!It is amazing how much he has improved in just half a year! He now hits the ball pretty much every time without the tee.
 Waiting on third to be hit home!
 We were so lucky that Graddaddy was able to come and watch him play and play with Beckett :)
 This was the last smiling picture of Beckett for a few days. The next day poor Beckett was so sick with a  GI bug. He had a horrible diarrhea for 2 days but quickly bounced back. I can't say the same thing about his big brother!
 Since the 4th of July fireworks were rained out, Marietta decided to have the makeup day the last official day of summer. We weren't able to head to out to see them because Beckett was sick, but luckily we had an awesome view from our front yard! Good to know for next 4th!!
Back to poor Jackson. We had the roughest 8 days with my sweet boy. Jackson got Beckett's virus but it hit him much harder. He ended up getting so dehydrated, that we had to take him to the ER for IVF. It was a horrible experience that I will not get into on this blog, but luckily momma bear came out and Jackson was given the treatment he needed. After the fluids, we thought we were over it, but he still was not able to keep anything down without antinausea meds. We went this time to our pediatrician who diagnosed him with gastritis and started him on a reflux med. Since starting the med, we have been vomit free and Jackson is back to his old self again! It was a tough week on mommy and daddy and we are so thankful our little man is healthy again!!

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