September 26, 2015

Great-Grandpa Ross

On January 5, we drove to La Conner to say goodbye to June's Great-Grandpa Ross.  Grandpa wasn't awake, but June tucked her blanket and stuffed animal in by Grandpa to show him some love. He passed away the next day, 101 years and 1 month from the day he was born.  As June processes that Grandpa Ross won't be in her life, she uses language that he is "in her heart" - as she learned with the deaths of her Grandma and Great-Grandma last year.  Each time we talk about feeling sad or missing Grandpa Ross, I think of this photo.  It was taken the first time these two met each other.

Talent Show

June shouted, "I know!  Let's have a talent show!!!"  Next thing I knew, I was being escorted to a chair at the table and told not to look.  So of course I started the video camera.

I knew I was in for a treat during the set-up:

Little did I know:

And if you are really loving this, here is the second act:

I think she's ready for a career on QVC.

September 20, 2015

Back to School

Mommy Teriann took June to school on her first day:

That evening, Mommy Jane and June celebrated her (last) first day of preschool with a picnic at Richmond Beach:

When June was doing her "All About Me" page, she said that her favorite part of school is snacks and going outside.

June is back at the Shoreline Children's Center for another year. The familiar routine and relationships she has with her teachers will give her consistency as she spends more time getting ready for Kindergarten.

June appears to be taking this decision in stride.  She is making new friends and her teacher told me she enjoys "teaching" other kids about rules, routine, and where to find toys and supplies in the classroom. Not a surprise!  Over the last week, she started a lot of her sentences to me with, "Okay boys and girls..."


“Play is often talked about as if it were a relief from serious learning. But for children play is serious learning. Play is really the work of childhood.” –  Fred Rogers