Wednesday, August 4, 2010

The Eighth Week Of Summer- Part One

Last week was another really busy week.  It was the last week of swim lessons, and I have to admit, I was happy to have it end.  I don't think Dylan got a whole lot out of it.  He still won't put his head under.  He still doesn't get the concept of "blowing bubbles" in the water, but just ends up drinking some.  When he jumps in, he still doesn't seem to get that he needs to keep his mouth closed, so he just ends up swallowing water.  Hopefully the next one I sign him up for will be a bigger success.  (Thanks again to my parents for the days they took him, and especially to my dad who swam with him!)

On Sunday last week, Doug's grandma ("Nan") passed away.  She was a really special lady, and she was so good to me.  On Thursday, my parents and I went to the viewing while our friend Rachel watched Dylan.  I have many happy memories of Nan, and she will certainly be missed!

On Wednesday, I needed to drop off some forms and the first payment at Dylan's new preschool.  I told him we were going to go see his new school, just so he could see it and see his room and the playground.  While I was changing my shirt, he was yelling from downstairs, "Mommy!  I'm going to make my new teachers a picture!"  Of course, he decided to "draw" the numbers 1-20.  I really didn't want him to take it, because I just knew the teachers would think I put him up to it - that I was trying to show what he could do!  He was so excited about it, though, that I had to let him bring it.  On the way there, I was singing along to the radio and he said, "Excuse me Mommy!"  I turned down the radio, and said, "Yes Dylan?"  He looked at me with the cutest expression and said, "I'm really happy!  I get to see my new school!"  Man I love that kid!  I really hope the new school lives up to his expectations (and mine!).

Thursday morning we had Dylan's friend over for a playdate.  The funniest part was the two of them playing hide and seek in the yard.  One would "hide" behind a tree and shout "COME FIND ME!"  Each time they would peek their head out from behind the tree laughing and the other one would shout, "THERE YOU ARE!!"  Then they would run towards each other laughing.

On Friday I had an interview for a new nanny job and I got it!  I think I am starting August 16th.  I am very relieved, because my current job was ending in four weeks, so I was starting to really panic.

We went to Lake Erie for the weekend, and I have a bunch of pictures, so I'll do a separate post for the weekend.  To be continued...


blue china studio said...

Dylan is such a cutie. I love that he wanted to draw a picture for his new teachers. So sweet.

Sorry for the loss of your husband's grandma.


The Girls' Mommy said...

I love hide and seek at this age. "I'm hiding over here!! Can you see me?? I'm hiding!!"

Brooke G. said...

Congrats on the new gig! Phew - right! And, my condolences on the loss of such a special lady. Sounds like she will be missed terribly.