Monday, February 23, 2009

LilyRose starts Pre-School & Joseph was nominated...







LilyRose & Grandma





LilyRose in front of the school
This is the way we go to school






How pretty am I for my 1st day of school



Well, LilyRose starts pre-school today. She was not potty trained for September and I thought we would have to wait until this September to get her in the 4 year old program, but she trained the week of my b'day. I called my cousin Joanie who works in the pre-school and asked her if I could get her in. She said that one of the kids in her class left the program, so there was an opening. I called the district and they told me that they didn't like to take kids this late in the program, but I assured them that LilyRose would do fine. So, they let her in. She will be in the class that my cousin works in and she goes from 12:30 to 3:00 pm Monday, Tuesday & Thursdays. I am so happy for her. She is going to love playing with all the little kids and I think she will be fine. If she cry's, I will be very surprised. I will let you know how she does.

Now, for Joseph. I got a letter from the school a few weeks ago. It seems that Joseph was nominated by one of his teachers for a program called The National Young Scholars Program. The certificate reads "Joseph has been personally nominated to join the nation's highest-achieving elementary school students at the National Young Scholars Program this summer 2009". The sad news is I had to decline it as the program cost $1700.00. With going to China this year, we just don't have it to send him. I explained it to the program director and he said that we could defer it for a year and they would hold his nomination until next summer. I was so happy to hear that as I am super proud of Joseph. So Joseph will be a Young Scholar next summer. CONGRATULATIONS JOSEPH, I AM SO PROUD OF YOU!!!!!!!!


Well, LilyRose did great today for her first day of school. She looked a little overwhelmed at first, but she gave me and grandma a kiss, a big smile and a wave and she was fine. My cousin said she didn't cry at all and got very into the whole thing. She looked so tired when I picked her up and she was a little clingy at first, but she said she can't wait to go back tomorrow. I am happy and so is LilyRose.

8 comments:

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

YEA...
LilyRose will LOVE school.. and Congratulations to Joseph...
You must be sooo proud..
Hugs..
Have a great week..

Donna -N- Andrew said...

Pre School? LilyRose? Already? Wow proof that time does pass in a blink. Way to go Joesph! That is OUTSTANDING!
Donna

Anonymous said...

aw i cant believe she is in preschool already! and tell joe i said congrats thats soo goood!!!

love kathleen♥

Anonymous said...

SHE LOOKS SOOO CUTE ON HER WAY TO SCHOOL SHE IS A BIG GIRL NOW!! AND CONGRATS TO JOE THAT IS AWESOME!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK JOE!!
XOXO JANINE

Anonymous said...

How cute is my God-daughter on her first day of school! She did awesome! I stopped in to see her and took pictures of her doing her first project....I will send them to you Lisa.

WOW JOE!!!!! That is amazing! Especially to achieve that while playing two sports at a time! GREAT JOB!

Love
Aunt Gina

Isabella's Mommy and Daddy said...

LilyRose is sure getting to be a big girl.. amazing how fast they grow up..
She is TOOOO CUTE...

Anonymous said...

Good job Lily, why you no wear uniform? LMAO Great job Joey Boy, I am proud of you.

Love
Uncle Ralph

Anonymous said...

WAY TO GO JOSEPH!!! We are SO proud of you! What fun you will have next summer! Just think, this summer you will have your brother to play with and to help him get used to living here and then next summer you will have a great time too! Congratulations!
LilyRose...wow....how cute she looked and how sad it makes me that we still have not met face to face!
Love & Hugs to you all,
Peggy